Marin Dance Theatre

Young Dancer Division (ages 18 months +)

 
Providing anurturing and encouragingenvironmentfor your child's firstdanceexperience

MDTaimstosupportthe development of the full child while facilitating a love for danceandclassesare taught byMDT faculty specializing in early childhood education.
 

Registration for the 2021/22 school year is open YEAR ROUND

 

CLASSES OPEN AT BOTH OF OUR STUDIO LOCATIONS

Marin Dance Theatre

Main Campus

1 St Vincent's Dr, San Rafael
Marin Dance Theatre

Corte Madera Studio NEW!

403 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera

EXCITING NEWS!

MDT has opened a new secondary studio location in Southern Marin!
Join us in our new Corte Madera Studio Location!
See class offerings below
Corte Madera Studio NEW!
Session 1: Jan 26 March 23, 2022
Session 2: March 30 May 25, 2022
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

About our Young Dancer Division Classes

Grown up and Me (ages 18 36 months)
Grown up and Me classes offer a nurturing and encouraging environment for your child's first introduction to the art of dance. Children experience the imaginative world of dance through rhythms, music, and creativity together with their grown-up.
Introduction to Ballet 1 & 2 (ages 3 & 4)
Children in our intro classes experience the imaginative world of dance, independent from their parents, building confidence in movement through musicality and creativity. Classes include stretching, activities to develop coordination and musicality, and creative expression.
Pre-Ballet 1 & 2 (ages 5 & 6)
Pre-Ballet classes offer an engaging environment for your child to discover the joy of dance and confidence through rhythmic and spatial patterns, music, and creativity. Our pre-ballet program includes stretching, introductions to basic technical steps, development of coordination and musicality, across the floor work, and creative expression in movement.
Elementary 1 & 2 (ages 7 & 8)
At the elementary levels, students develop initiative and passion for the art of dance through classical training as they connect their creative foundation of movement to a more structured elementary program. Elementary classes begin to focus more on technique and correct body placement, incorporating more technical work at the barre, and introducing the classical structure of a ballet class in an engaging and encouraging environment.
Junior levels 1 3
Our young junior levels are designed to facilitate a love for dance while incorporating discipline, technique, and inspiration. The focus at this level is to establish a strong and healthy foundation for future ballet technique and training. Correct body placement, enhanced technical skills and vocabulary progression are all further developed in these levels. In addition to ballet technique classes, the junior curriculum includes specialty classes, such as contemporary, jazz, musical theater, and introduction to our Pilates strengthening program.

Schedule of Classes

 
Grown up & Me
(18 - 36 months)
Main Campus
  Wednesday 9:30 - 10:00 am Adams  

Corte Madera Studio NEW!
  Thursday 9:30 - 10:00 am Adams  

 
Introduction to Ballet 1
(3 years)
Main Campus
  Wednesday 10:15 - 11:00 am* Adams  
    *combined Intro 1/2    
  Saturday 9:00 - 9:45 am Adams  

Corte Madera Studio NEW!
  Wednesday 3:00 - 3:45 pm* Adams  
    *combined Intro 1/2    
  Thursday 10:15 - 11:00 am Adams  

 
Introduction to Ballet 2
(4 years)
Main Campus
  Wednesday 10:15 - 11:00 am* Adams  
    *combined Intro 1/2    
  Wednesday 3:00 - 3:45 pm D. Perrin  
  Saturday 10:00 - 10:45 am Adams  

Corte Madera Studio NEW!
  Wednesday 3:00 - 3:45 pm* Adams  
    *combined Intro 1/2    
  Thursday 10:15 - 11:00 am* Adams  
    *combined Intro 1/2    

 
Pre-Ballet 1
(5 years)
Main Campus
  Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm Adams  
  Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm Hoag  
  Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 am Hoag  

Corte Madera Studio NEW!
  Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm* Adams  
    *combined Pre 1/2    
         

 
Pre-Ballet 2
(6 years)
Main Campus
  Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm Hoag  
  Saturday 11:15 12:15 pm Adams  

Corte Madera Studio NEW!
  Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm* Adams  
    *combined Pre 1/2    

 
Elementary 1
(7 years)
Main Campus
  Monday 5:15 6:15 pm Adams  
  Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 pm Adams  
  Saturday 10:15 - 11:15 am Hoag  

Corte Madera Studio NEW!
  Wednesday 5:15 6:15 pm* Adams  
    *combined Elem 1/2    
         

 
Elementary 2
(8 years)
Main Campus
  Monday 4:15 - 6:00 pm Hoag  
  Thursday 5:00 - 6:45 pm Adams  

Corte Madera Studio NEW!
  Wednesday 5:15 - 6:15 pm* Adams  
    *combined Elem 1/2    

 
Young Junior Levels
(Placement by faculty)
(*main campus only)  
 
  Junior 1 Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm Technique Adams / Hoag  
  *2 days per week required Saturday 12:15 - 1:15 pm Technique Adams / Hoag  
    Saturday 1:30 - 2: 15 pm Specialty Hoag / Pittman  
 
  Junior 1 / 2 Tuesday 5:45 - 7:00 pm Technique Adams  
  *2 days per week required Thursday 4:00 - 5:15 pm Technique Hoag  
    Thursday 5:30 - 6:15 pm Specialty Adams  
 
  Junior 2 / 3 Monday 4:00 - 5:15 pm Technique Adams  
  *2 days per week required Monday 5:30 - 6:15 pm Pilates Mat LeLievre  
             
    Wednesday 4:00 - 5:15 pm Technique Adams / Cox  
    Wednesday 5:30 - 6:15 pm Specialty Pittman  
 
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