Boys Classes

Boys Classes are part of a tuition-free program for boys ages 5-11 (registration and admin fees still apply) designed to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination and strength, all important aspects of this performance art form. The program provides weekly classes in beginning  ballet and contemporary dance, taught by MDT Company Members Jeremy Bensussan and Zachary Tuazon. Boys classes are part of the Young Children’s Division (YCD).

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BOYS CLASSES | $8 registration fee/session

Boys I Ages 5-7 Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM Zachary Tuazon Studio 6B
Boys II Ages 8-11 Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM Jeremy Bensussan Studio 7A

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


Class placement should not be adjusted between 2017-18 sessions unless prior approval is received from MDT&S.

Progress through a curriculum is most successful for the student, the class, and the instructor when there is continuity in the learning environment.


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2017-2018 Schedule

SESSION I: September 5, 2017 – January 20, 2018

September 5-10 First Week of Classes
October 23 – 29 Parent Observation Week
November 20 – 26 Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
December 11 – January 1 Winter Break – No Classes
January 20 YCD Showcase @ 2:00 PM –  regular classes will not meet – all dancers should arrive at noon to rehearse

SESSION II: January 29, 2018- May 26, 2018

January 29- February 4 First Week of Classes
March 19-25 Parent Observation Week
March 26-April 1 Spring Break – No Classes
May 25-26 Strawberry Festival, A Student Showcase

Performance Information

YCD offers two performance opportunities at the end of each session:


YCD Student Showcase takes place at the end of Session I, January 20th at 2:00pm in Studio 6A, and includes all students in YCD (and Boys) classes. Students should arrive at MDT at noon for warm-up and rehearsal on January 20th. No regular classes are held January 20th.


Strawberry Festival is the year-end performance for all students in the School, including PAD, YCD and Boys Classes. Performance dates are May 25 at 6:00pm & May 26 at 1:00pm  at The Cowles Center (Dress Rehearsal afternoon/evening of May 24). Please note this is Memorial Day weekend.  More information to follow.

Class Attire

Each student will receive a white fitted t-shirt and black shorts to be worn to class per the dress code. Families will be responsible for obtaining white socks and white ballet shoes for their student. Please note that the clothing remains the property of MDT&S, and must be returned if the student does not continue with classes, or outgrows them. When registering online, there is a part of the form where sizes are entered.

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