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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.

About the Instructor

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.

Classes and Schedule | 2022-2023

MAC Dance Academy runs during the school year with two ten-week sessions and a five-week winter session in between.

Cost per 8 class FALL session: $140 MAC members | $155 nonmembers
Cost per 5 class WINTER session: $95 for MAC members | $105 for nonmembers
Cost per 10 class SPRING session: $175 MAC members | $195 nonmembers

MAC Dance Academy runs based on the number of enrolled students, and fees are nonrefundable once a session has started. 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 provided for registering for multiple sessions.

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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Fall Session 2022 (8 classes): Monday, October 17 - Monday, December 19, 2022
No Dance on October 31 or November 21

Winter Session 2023 (5 classes): Monday, January 23 - Monday, February 27, 2023
No Dance on February 20

Spring Session 2022 (10 classes): Monday, March 13 - Monday, June 5
No Dance on April 10, April 17, May 29

Classes do not meet on Holidays or School Vacation Days. Dates are subject to change.

Students will be placed in classes based on approximate age. No previous dance experience is required for any age group.

  • Preschool (children ages 3 to 4) 4:00–4:30pm*
  • Beginner (ages 5 to 7) 4:30–5:00pm*
  • Intermediate (ages 8 to 10) 5:00-5:30pm*
  • Stay tuned - Preteen (up to age 12) 5:30-6:00pm*

*Classes, age groups, and schedule subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment.

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.

Pre-teen (coming soon) dance class has been designed for students ages approximately 10-12 years old looking for a fun and laid back approach to dance. There is no prior dance experience needed for this class, but it is also a nice progression of you have previously taken classes through MAC Dance Academy. We will be spending our time focusing on ballet, tap, and jazz, but may also spend time exploring contemporary, hip hop and other mediums of dance. 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.

2021-2022 Schedule
Classes Meet on Mondays

Fall 2022
8 Classes
October 17
October 24
No Dance 10/31
November 7
November 14
No Dance 11/21
November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19

Winter 2023
5 Classes

January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13
No Dance 2/20
February 27

Spring 2023
10 Classes

March 13
March 20
March 27
April 3
No Dance April 10
No Dance April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22
No Dance May 29
June 5