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MAC Dance Academy

MAC Dance Academy is a classically taught dance studio that fosters individuality and fun for all dancers.

This low-key, low-cost program provides extraordinary dance instruction in ballet, tap, and jazz, and also touches on contemporary, hip-hop, and gymnastics — all in a safe, fun learning environment.

Interested in trying out the Dance Academy, but not sure if your child will enjoy it? The MAC offers a FREE trial on the first day of classes, subject to availability. Come see what it’s all about! Please call (508) 748-1266 to find out more or to schedule a trial class.

2023 Classes and Schedule

MAC Dance Academy runs during the school year with five, eight, or ten week sessions depending on the season.

Want to register after classes have started? We'll gladly prorate the session!

Cost per 4 class WINTER session: $105 for MAC members | $115 for nonmembers
Cost per 10 class SPRING session: $195 MAC members | $215 nonmembers

MAC Dance Academy runs based on the number of enrolled students, and fees are nonrefundable beginning one week before the start of the session. In any case where the MAC or the instructor(s) must cancel some classes or a full session, the MAC will refund the cost of any remaining sessions, minus any discounts or special offers.

Please note: Current MAC membership at the Family level (or above) is required for discounted Dance Academy tuition. If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508) 748-1266
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Students will be placed in classes based on approximate age. No previous dance experience is required for any age group.

Winter Session 2023 (two 30-min classes + two 45-min classes): Monday, January 23 - Monday, February 27, 2023*
No Dance on February 13 or 20

  • Preschool (children ages 3 to 4) 3:45-4:30 or 4:00–4:30pm (see schedule)
  • Beginner (ages 5 to 7) 4:30–5:00pm or 4:30-5:15 (see schedule)
  • Intermediate (ages 8 to 10) 5:00-5:30pm or 5:15-6:00pm (see schedule)

Spring Session 2023 (10 classes): Monday, March 6 - Monday, May 15*
No Dance on April 17
Note Updated Schedule and Age Groups

  • Music & Movement (children ages 2-3 plus one guardian must attend) 3:30-4:00pm
  • Preschool (children ages 3 to 4) 4:00–4:30pm
  • Beginner (ages 5 to 7) 4:30–5:00pm

Classes do not meet on holidays or ORR district school vacation days.
*Classes, age groups, and schedule subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment.

2023 Schedule
Classes Meet on Mondays

Winter 2023
4 Classes w/ 2 extended

January 23 - 30 minutes ea
January 30 - 45 minutes ea
February 6 - 45 minutes ea
No Dance Feb. 13
No Dance Feb. 20
February 27 - 30 minutes ea

Spring 2023
10 Classes

March 6
March 13
March 20
March 27
April 3
April 10
No Dance April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15

 

Class Descriptions

Music & Movement
Our early childhood Music & Movement class is designed to get kids up and moving. During the toddler and preschool stages, children develop their fine and gross motor skills. By teaching music and movement to preschoolers, we can make them more aware of their bodies and begin to teach spatial awareness. Our preschool music programs include a variety of songs that inspire movement. Preschoolers develop the essential gross and fine motor skills through fun and educational music and movement activities! Ballet slippers are required, tap shoes are optional.

Preschool dance class is designed as an introduction to ballet, tap, and basic mat work, with a heavy focus on movement and music. It is very free form, and some children will follow along and participate while others will play and dance around on their own and that is OKAY. This class is supposed to be EXPLORATORY and FUN. Leotard, tights, ballet slippers, and tap shoes are required.

Beginner dance classes are designed for children ready to explore ballet, tap, and basic tumbling skills. There will be weekly lessons in classical dance instruction, but still lots of fun games and activities each week. Leotard, tights, ballet slippers and tap shoes are required.

Intermediate dance class has been designed for the student ready to focus their skills on ballet and tap with some exploratory lessons some weeks in jazz and tumbling. Leotard, convertible tights, ballet slippers and tap shoes are required.

Attire

Girls: plain, long-sleeved,  black leotards , pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and black tap shoes. A ballet skirt is optional. Hair should always be pulled back.
Boys: black pants, black tee shirt, and black ballet slippers and tap shoes.

Most tap shoes now come with elastic straps. Please purchase these if possible. Otherwise, please replace the ribbon with black elastic to make it easier for students to change from ballet to tap shoes; Lisa at Body and Sole Dance Supply [link] (331 State Road, N. Dartmouth) has a list of everything needed for MAC dancers.

Scheduling

Any school cancellations in the ORR school district will also cancel dance class. If Miss Erin is unable to make a class there will be a substitute or class will be cancelled via email.

About the Instructors

Erin Murphy is a classically taught dancer specializing in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and gymnastics. She has many years of dance experience, she was on the Old Rochester Regional High School Dance Team, and assisted "Miss Teah" as a dance instructor at the MAC from 2009-2013, and again in 2021. Miss Erin took over for Miss Teah in 2022.

Teah Keogh - (Returning in Spring 2023) - Teah Keogh is a classically taught dancer specializing in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and gymnastics. Teah had been teaching dance since the age of 17 and started the MAC Dance Academy in 2005. After a short stint in Denver and a brief hiatus in 2022, “Miss Teah” is back at MAC to educate the future dancers of the Tri-Town.

Registration

The registration form will not be open over the weekend when the MAC is closed. If you'd like to register over the weekend, please reach out to Instructor Erin Murphy directly at erinmmurphy9785@gmail.com.