EMPOWERING & EDUCATING
DANCERS & PARENTS
MDM is proud to offer a brand new series of ONLINE educational classes designed to educate, inspire and empower dancers, along with their parents, to maximize their dance investment. Dance education is more than just rehearsals, combos and drills... it encompasses important aspects of physical, emotional, and mental health as well.
At MDM, we have a commitment to safeguarding the complete health of our dancers. As part of that commitment, we want to provide valuable education that expands and builds on the information taught inside the studio classroom. In this series of classes, parents are invited to partner with us to give your dancer all the resources and tools available to help them DISCOVER THEIR POTENTIAL.
All classes are held LIVE via ZOOM and can be accessed from the MEETING rooms available at www.mdmathome.com
All classes will be recorded and the recording will be made available to you for one week following the LIVE class.
We encourage parents to join and/or watch the classes with their dancers, but if that is not possible, we still encourage parents to join us solo.
Enrollment is available through your Parent Portal. Please click the tab titled "Online Education". You will enroll your dancer (oldest if you have multiple dancers) and you will both get access to the class.
Pricing is $15 per class or you can buy the bundle and save $10!
GROWTH MINDSET FOR DANCERS
Join Miss Courtney Runft as she explains the importance of "training your brain" to embrace imperfection, overcome challenges, recognize progress, and believe in the POWER OF YET! Growth Mindset is a highly successful psychological tool that allows dancers to move from living in the land of "I can't" to the land of "I can't... YET". It's powerful, eye opening, and when practiced, will help your dancer not only achieve success faster, but help them have more fun while doing so!
LISTEN TO MISS COURTNEY'S CLASS INTRO
FUELING YOUR BODY... TO DANCE!
Join Miss Jana as she discusses how to fuel your body - MIND, BODY and SOUL - to dance! From the nutritional needs of a dancer to mental health awareness regarding body image, Miss Jana shares her knowledge and wisdom from working with thousands of dancers over the past 25+ years. In a world of Instagram and Tik Tok "perfection", these topics are more important than ever to bring to light! This class will have two class times to address two different age groups.
LISTEN TO MISS JANA'S CLASS INTRO
TO THE POINTE... DANCER FOOT CARE
Feet are the foundation of every dancer - their most important "instrument" - and so it's important to know how to properly care for them! From making sure your shoes fit correctly, to understanding how to properly stretch your feet. From blisters to bandages and toenails to toe pampering, Miss Trudy is ready to talk "all things feet". She will share her years of insight to help keep your feet in tip top shape! The information presented in this course is applicable to all dancers, not just those who have their pointe shoes!
LISTEN TO MISS TRUDY'S CLASS INTRO
BONES, MOANS & GROANS
Dancers ask their bodies to do things that are far beyond the norm, so a certain amount of "discomfort" is to be expected. But how do you know when an ache or a pain is something that is normal and when it's cause for concern? In this course, Miss Jana explains the basics of anatomy and fundamentals of technique that are used at MDM to ensure safe and proper dancer development. She will also share some of the warning signs for overuse and help dancers and parents assess steps they can take to prevent injury and ensure a long dance career.