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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2019-2020 Class Schedule

Session I

Boys Class I: Ages 5-8  ($8 registration fee)
September 4 – January 22 | Wednesdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Boys Class II: Ages 8-12  ($8 registration fee)
September 4 – January 22 | Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Session II

Boys Class I: Ages 5-8  ($8 registration fee)
January 29 – May 27 | Wednesdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Boys Class II: Ages 8-12  ($8 registration fee)
January 29 – May 27 | 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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2019-2020 Company/School Calendar

Please note that MDT follows Minneapolis Public Schools example of when to cancel classes due to extreme weather.

Subject to change

7/29 PAD Nutcracker Workshop

8/5 Company rehearsal period begins

9/3 School Session begins for YCD, PAD and Boys
9/7 School Open House

10/11-20 MDT’s Fall Season @ the LAB
10/19 UC&P PAD III – VI @ the LAB, 4:30pm
10/26 UC&P and Halloween Parade PAD I – II @ MDT 6A, 3pm

11/11 – 16 PAD/YCD Parent Observation Week
11/25 – 12/1 Thanksgiving Week Holiday No classes for PAD/YCD/Boys

12/28   Nutcracker Sneak Peek @ 4pm
12/9 Winter Break; no classes PAD/YCD/Boys
12/13 – 23 Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy @ the State
12/15, 23 Festivi-Tea

1/2 MDT Company returns
1/6 School classes resume
1/17 – 19 Carmina Burana @ The Cowles
1/25 YCD Showcase Session I, 2pm in Studio 6A
1/27 YCD, Boys Session II begins

2/24 – 29 PAD Observation Week

3/14 Celebrate Loyce Houlton, Playhouse, 2pm

4/3 – 5   The Enchantment @ The Cowles
4/6 Spring Break; no classes PAD, YCD Boys
4/25 PAD I, II UC&P In Studio 6A @ 2pm

5/1 – 12 Spring Rep @ The Playhouse
5/2 PAD III-VI UC&P In Studio 6A @ 2pm
5/22, 23 Strawberry Festival, A Student Showcase 6pm and 1pm

5/26-29 School Conferences Available. Contact to schedule an appointment.

6/8 June 3 Week Summer Intensive

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 22 at 6:00pm and Saturday, May 23 at 1:00pm at The Cowles Center. Students will be required to attend a dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 21. 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.