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.

For more information or questions, please email Alejandra Iannone, YCD Coordinator at


Please see “Summer Programs” page for info on Boys Summer Classes

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BOYS CLASSES | $5 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 2016-17 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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2016-2017 Schedule

SESSION I: September 6, 2016 – January 21, 2017

September 6-11 First Week of Classes
October 24 – 30 Parent Observation Week
November 22 – 27 Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
December 12 – January 1 Winter Break – No Classes
January 21 YCD Showcase – YCD/Boys Classes

SESSION II: January 30, 2017- May 27, 2017

January 30 – February 5 First Week of Classes
March 20-26 Parent Observation Week
April 10-16 Spring Break – No Classes
May 26-27 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 21st at 4:00pm in Studio 6A, and includes all students in Story Ballet, Predance, Boys, and Intermediate classes. Students should arrive at MDT at 3pm for warm-up and rehearsal on January 21st. No regular classes are held January 21-22.


Strawberry Festival is the year-end performance for all students in the School, including PAD, YCD and Boys Classes. Performance dates are May 26 at 6:00pm & May 27 at 1:00pm  at The Cowles Center (Dress Rehearsal afternoon/evening of May 25). 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.

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