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Monthly Newsletter: January 2015

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January 2015.
Notes from the Director
Please Register RIGHT AWAY for Spring Classes
Master Choreographers — Feb. 5-7
Spring MCDC Show
MCDC Adult Classes
Student of the Month
Mark Your Calendars
Birthday Corner
Inclement Weather
Notes from the Director

Dear MCDC Dancers & Parents:

Every year, Muhlenberg College’s dance students have the incredible opportunity to perform in the Master Choreographers concert. This concert exhibits new dance works choreographed by nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty. The concert will be held Feb. 5-7, in the Empie Theatre. Many of our MCDC student teachers auditioned this past fall and were chosen to dance in one or more works for this concert. We wish our MCDC teachers good luck in their February performances!

We would like to invite all MCDC students and parents to attend the Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. matinee performance of Master Choreographers. Immediately following the performance, the MCDC faculty will host a talk-back where our students can formally speak with the teachers about their experience and ask any questions that may have arisen during the performance. Ticket prices for our youth audience members are $8, $12 for adults.

Purchase your tickets here!

Lisa Bottitta-Busfield
MCDC Educational Director

Please Register RIGHT AWAY for Spring Classes

There's still time to register last-minute for the spring semester, beginning Jan. 12! But please register right away! You can download the brochure and registration form from the website.

It helps us plan for the semester when our dancers register in advance! Please help us out and get your form in today!

Master Choreographers — Feb. 5-7

Artistic Director: Karen Dearborn

A spectacular evening of ballet, contemporary dance, tap and jazz, Master Choreographers showcases exciting new dance works choreographed by nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty.

This season’s concert will feature choreography by guest artist Jessica Lang, artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance and recipient of the 2014 New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie Award") for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer.

The evening will also feature works by:
- Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Danish choreographer
- Corrie Franz Cowart, co-artistic director of Co-Art Dance
- Heidi Cruz-Austin, alumna of the Pennsylvania Ballet
- Jeffrey Peterson, former dancer with Danny Buraczeski's Jazzdance
- Shelley Oliver, director of Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers
- Karen Dearborn, founding director of the Muhlenberg Dance Program
- Dorrell Martin, founder of Léon Dance Arts NY.

Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

ORDER TICKETS By phone: 484.664.3333 or online

Spring MCDC Show

This year's spring performance will be Our Hopes for the Future. Join us for the performance Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. in the Baker Theatre.

MCDC Adult Classes
Spring adult classes will also begin in January, in tap, ballet, and pilates. We offer classes perfect for all levels. If you enjoyed dance classes in your youth or you have always wanted to try tap, dance, or pilates, MCDC adult classes are the ideal opportunity. Check them out!
Student of the Month
This month's Student of the Month is Madeline Bigert. Madeline is ten years old and attends Parkway Manor Elementary School. She's been dancing for six years, and her favorite form of dance is jazz. Some of her other hobbies include include art, playing the flute and the recorder, and singing in chorus. She's also on her school's TV show, and she is the secretary of her school's Student Council.
Mark Your Calendars
Jan. 12: Spring session begins
Feb. 7: MCDC Day at Master Choreographers, 2 p.m.
Mar. 1-8: No Classes - Spring Break
Apr. 3-5: No Classes - Easter Break
May 2: Spring Session Classes End
May 4-5: Make-Up Days (if needed)
May 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.: Spring Show Technical Rehearsal (mandatory)
May 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m.: Spring Show Dress Rehearal (mandatory)
May 8-9: Spring Shows (Baker Theatre): Our Hopes for the Future
..............Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.: first show
..............Saturday, May 9, 1 p.m.: second show and reception
Birthday Corner


17. Leigha Montes
29. Emma Smith


4. Elise Kney
17. Zoe Sandt
25. Rylie Repsher

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, please check the WFMZ News website or the MCDC Facebook page for MCDC class cancellations.