Summer Programs

MDT&S offers dance classes throughout the summer comprised of Young Children’s Division (YCD) classes and Performing Arts Division (PAD) intensives.

Students from outside the MDT&S community are welcome to register. Please call our office at 612.338.0627 or email to schedule a placement class before registering for a PAD intensive. 

Performing Arts Division

Registration is now OPEN!


2 – week June Intensive

June 12-23, 2017

Levels IV, V, VI    9:30am – 3:00pm   Monday – Friday     $509.00

Levels II, III    10:30am-3:00pm    Monday – Friday         $467.00

Level I   3:00-4:30pm  Monday, Wednesday, Friday      $147.00

Cost listed is total for both weeks


3 – week July Intensive

July 10-27, 2017   Mondays – Thursdays

Levels IV, V, VI    9:30 – 3:00   Monday – Thursday    $609.00

Levels II, III    10:30-3:00    Monday – Thursday     $559.00

Level I   3:00-4:30  Monday and Wednesday     $147.00

Cost listed is total for all three weeks


Young Children’s Division & Boys Classes

Registration is now open for the following Summer classes (subject to change):

Register by April 30 for a special early bird rate!



This class is a joyful prelude to formal ballet and contemporary training. Young dancers will develop their understanding of rhythm and enhance their coordination as they explore fundamental dance movements in a welcoming, group-class environment. Creativity and self-expression are encouraged!


Predance  Weekly Class (3 weeks) $58.00

June 13-29

Tuesdays 11:00-12:00pm Studio 6C Ages 3-4
Thursdays 11:00-12:00pm Studio 6C Ages 5-6


Predance  Weekly Class (3 weeks) $58.00

July 13-27

Tuesdays 11:00-12:00pm Studio 6C Ages 3-4
Thursdays 11:00-12:00pm Studio 6C Ages 4-6




In these fun-filled camps, young dancers discover how to bring a plot and characters to life through movement, music, and imagination. Students develop fundamental dance skills, enhance their coordination, and enjoy opportunities for creativity as they journey through engaging and enriching stories.

Session I, June 19-22: Peter and the Wolf

Bring a children’s classic to life with the help of Prokofiev’s inspiring score (recipient of the  Grammy Award for Best Album for Children).

Session II, July 17-20: Around the World

Explore stories from different nations, cultures, and moments in history! Featuring:

  • Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale (Caribbean folklore)
  • Ka’s Garden (Kab Lub Vaj): A Bilingual Children’s Book (Hmong story)
  • Thor, God of Thunder (Norse Myth)
  • The First Butterflies (Ojibwe Legend)


Story Ballet  4-day camp $140.00

June 19 – June 22

Monday-Thursday 10:00–noon Studio 7A Ages 4-6
Monday-Thursday 2:00-4:00pm Studio 6C Ages 4-6


Story Ballet  4-day camp $140.00

July 17 – July 20

Monday-Thursday 2:00-4:00pm Studio 6C Ages 4-6


Young dancers train in ballet and contemporary aesthetics with a heightened focus on alignment, musicality, and terminology. These classes prepare students for entrance into the Performing Arts Division.


Intermediate (3 weeks) $58.00

June 14- 28

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm Studio 6C Ages 6-9


Intermediate (3 weeks) $58.00

July 12- 26

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm Studio 6C Ages 6-9


Participants develop rhythmic awareness and athleticism, instill a healthy habit of exercising, and lay the groundwork for proper dance technique. Special emphasis is placed on creative thinking and attentive listening.


Boys Class  (3 weeks) $8.00 reg. fee

June 14- 28

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm Studio 6C Ages 5-7
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm Studio 6B Ages 8-11


Boys Class  (3 weeks) $8.00 reg. fee

July 12- 26

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm Studio 6C Ages 5-7
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm Studio 6B Ages 8-11



 Additional Information


Dancers can eat in hallway areas of MDT during breaks or with parent’s permission, leave the building for break. There is a Jimmy Johns and Starbucks across the street.

Parking, Parking Meters, Lots & Ramps

MDT&S is located at 528 Hennepin Avenue in The Cowles Center’s Arts and Education Wing (formerly the Hennepin Center for the Arts) on the 6th floor. You will enter through The Cowles Center main entrance at 528 Hennepin Avenue and walk to the elevators on your left.

Parking is available on surrounding streets and in many nearby ramps and lots. Parking ramps and meters may change their prices, especially during downtown events. Many parking ramps have discounted rates after 3 or 4 PM.

Ramp and Lot Map
Parking Meter Map

There are 15 minute drop off/pick up parking meters located on 6th street next to the building.


There is ample bike parking outside The Cowles Center. There are bike lanes on Hennepin Ave, First Ave and 6th St. This City of Minneapolis website will help you find bike lanes and paths.

Public Transportation

MDT&S is one block from the Warehouse District stop on the Light Rail system. Many bus lines run on Hennepin Ave and 6th St. Visit for an easy way to plan your public transit route.