Boys Classes

MDT offers tuition-free dance classes for boys ages 5 to 11. The program includes weekly classes in ballet and contemporary dance, designed to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination, and strength.

The boys classes are part of the Young Children’s Division. If you have questions, please email or call the MDT office at 612-338-0627.

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2018-19 Class Schedule

Session I

Boys Class I  ($8 registration fee)
September 5 – January 23 | Wednesdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Boys Class II  ($8 registration fee)
September 5 – January 23 | Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Session II

Boys Class I: Ages 5-8  ($8 registration fee)
January 30 – May 25 | Wednesdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Boys Class II: Ages 8-12  ($8 registration fee)
January 30 – May 25 | Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

A one-time $25.00 new family fee will be applied at the time of enrollment for new students to the school. 

boys-class-2016-17Class placement should not be adjusted between Session I and Session II unless approval is received from MDT&S faculty.

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2018-19 YCD Calendar

Tuesday 9/4   Session I begins
Saturday 9/8   School Open House

Wednesday 10/31   Halloween; no YCD classes

Monday 11/19 – Sunday 11/26   Thanksgiving week; no YCD classes

Friday 12/14-23   Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy
Monday 12/17 – Sunday 1/6   Winter Break; no classes for PAD and YCD

Wednesday 1/9  Classes resume for YCD
Tuesday 1/29  Session II begins for YCD

Friday 4/5 – Sunday 4/7   St. John Passion at The Lab Theater and at Carleton College
Monday 4/15 – Sunday 4/21  Spring Break; no classes for PAD and YCD
Friday 4/26 – Sunday 4/28   In-Studio 6A Playhouse in Studio 6A 

Thursday 5/23   Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase – tech/dress rehearsal
Friday 5/24   Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase – 6:00pm
Saturday 5/25   Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase – 1:00pm

View the complete school/company calendar here.

Performance Information

The Young Children’s Division offers two performance opportunities at the end of each session.

YCD Showcase

The YCD Student Showcase takes place at the end of Session I on Saturday, January 26 in Studio 6A at 2pm and includes all YCD students. Students should arrive at MDT at noon for warm-up and rehearsal on January 26. No regular classes are held January 26.

  • It is important that students arrive promptly at noon so that they are present for warm-up class and final rehearsals.
  • Students should wear what they normally wear to class, unless informed otherwise by their teacher. It is not necessary to purchase anything.
  • Young Children’s Division students who usually attend on Saturdays will not have regular class on January 26, but please note that some Performing Arts Division classes are being held that day.
  • This event is open to all YCD families and is free of charge.
  • If your child is unable to participate in the showcase, please inform the teacher as soon as possible.
  • All students who want to continue with Session II should register for the same class they took for Session I. Enroll for Session II by January 26.

Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase

The Strawberry Festival is the year-end performance for all students in the School, including Performing Arts Division and Young Children’s Division. Performance dates are Friday, May 24 at 6:00pm and Saturday, May 25 at 1:00pm at The Cowles Center. Students will be required to attend a dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 23. Please note that this is Memorial Day weekend. Tickets can be purchase through The Cowles Center website, and MDT Season Subscribers receive a 30% discount on tickets.

Class Attire


White fitted t-shirt, black fitted biker shorts or black tights, white socks, and white ballet slippers.