Why Choose Madill?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING STARTED:
WHEN DO CLASSES START?
The majority of our classes start in early September, usually the day after Labor Day. We run 9 months of the year; September through the end of May. We take new students up until mid-November (when costumes are ordered for the recital). Some new sessions start in January depending on available Studio space.
HOW MUCH ARE CLASSES?
Our prices are based on 4 classes a month and run anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours per class. Competition students will have more than one class per week. Schedules are determined on the age and ability of the student.
* 2-4 yr old classes run 45 minutes
* Most of our classes run 1 hour
* Pre-Pointe classes run 1hr 15min
* Pointe classes run 1hr 30min
* Competition classes run 2hr to 2 1/2hrs
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY CLASSES?
Our preferred method of payment (that 90% of our students use) is monthly, automatic payment by bank account (checking or savings) or Credit card (Visa, MC, & Discover). This method avoids incurring late fee charges as well.
Note: Paying the full year in advance with a 5% discount.
Other methods where there is a $10 charge for late payments, would be:
* Paying 2 or 3 times a year, automatic or in person.
* Paying online through our Web-site login center.
* Paying in person by cash, check, or credit card before the first of the month (not highly recommended because it is too easy to forget a due date and/or holiday)
WHAT ARE "COMPETITION CLASSES" AND HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Entry for Competition classes are by audition only! Competition auditions are held near the end of the school year and are listed on our calendar.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD NEED FOR HIS/HER CLASS?
* For Beginner Combination classes -
* Leotard (preferably pink, pastels are fine)
* Pink tights
* Black tap shoes
* Pink Ballet shoes.
* For Hip Hop classes-
* Tank top or Tight t-shirt (any color)
* Jazz pants, shorts or capre pants
* Black Jazz shoes (any style)
WHAT SETS MPAC APART FROM OTHER DANCE AND MUSIC STUDIOS?
Automatic payment - By bank account or credit card saves you the hassle of coming in every month to make the payment or hoping it made it from your child's bag to the front desk.
Manage your account online - from our Web site you can login under your own secure username and password. From there you can pay fees, join classes, see schedules, etc.
Madill Dance Center is the largest dance school in the area.
MPAC Instructors are well educated, knowledgeable, and professionally trained in various disciplines of dance, music, and theater.
Floating Floors - Our elevated "floating" dance floors provide spring to the step and a softer landing for leaps! Dancer safety is a major concern and the floating floors reduce dancer fatigue and prevent injuries.
Small Class Sizes - We limit our class sizes to ensure that you or your child will be receiving the proper amount of attention and training.
Air Conditioned Facility - We all know how crazy the weather can be in Duluth, MN! Whatever the weather is outside, our studios are maintained at a constant temperature throughout the year.
Variety of Classes Offered - Madill Dance Center offers classes in Jazz, Tap, Hip/Hop, Street, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater, Belly Dancing, Ballet, Pointe, Pre-Pointe, Music (piano and guitar), and Vocal/Singing.
Ample Parking - We are pleased to provide you with lighted parking on either side of our building. There are over 40 parking spaces available, which is rare for a dance studio!
Staffed Office - If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to come into the studio when you drop off or pick up your child. We have office staff available during class times to provide assistance.