The School of Minnesota Dance Theatre

The mission of Minnesota Dance Theatre is to present masterful and inspiring dance through performance and education.


Registration for Fall 2019-2020 is now open! Fall classes 2019-2020 are offered for Young Children’s Division (YCD), Performing Arts Division (PAD) and Boys Division.

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If your child is new to MDT and would like to enter the Performing Arts Division (ages 8 to 18), please complete this class placement form to help us determine their level. Younger students registering for the Young Children’s Division, can register for classes according to age. Session II classes are filling up with only one spot remaining in certain levels!

If you have questions, please email or call the MDT office at 612-338-0627.

Training Tomorrow’s Dancers Today

Students in the MDT school are nurtured to reach their full potential. Our dedicated faculty provides expert guidance for the student to grow both technically and artistically, not only to become a professional dancer, but also to cultivate the focus, self-discipline, and self-confidence required for success in all areas of life.

Students of All Abilities & Ages

MDT offers classes for all levels of ability, open to a range of ages, from preschool to adult. Central to our purpose is inspiring and challenging students to achieve their best.

Over 50 Years of History

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School is the official school of Minnesota Dance Theatre. Founded in 1962, and merged with Ballet Arts Minnesota in 2006, the school has achieved national recognition as a leading dance institution. The partnership of a professional performing company and a dance school is an essential part of the MDT vision.