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May 2013
Notes From the Director
Sign Up for Summer Session!
June 17 – July 24
Meet the MCDC Family
Mark Your Calendars
Birthday Corner
Articles of Interest
Notes From the Director

Dear Friends,

Reserve your tickets now for our Spring performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. in Baker Theatre. There will be a reception directly following the Saturday performance. All are welcome! Tickets for our performance are available by calling the box office 484-664-3333. Youth tickets are $5 and adult are $10.

Those students involved in the performance are required to attend tech and dress rehearsals, Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (More specific information was handed out in class for our Creative Movement students who will be dismissed at 6 p.m. both nights.) Also, MCDC provides the costumes for the performance, however we do ask for students to supply their own tights, leotards, and shoes. An informational sheet was handed out to students in April giving the specific items needed class by class along with hair and make-up expectations per class. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We are still in need of chaperones for both performances, for the beginner and intermediate level dancers. (Creative Movement is all set.) Please contact me if you are willing and available to assist us at

Production and MCDC merchandise can be purchased at the performance if you missed the turn in date in April. Good luck to all our dancers and staff!

Lisa Bottitta-Busfield
MCDC Educational Director

Sign Up for Summer Session!
June 17 – July 24

Register now for the MCDC Summer Session classes in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Creative Movement, and Musical Theatre Dance! Classes are offered at a variety of levels:

Creative Movement, ages 4-6 — Mondays 5-6
Beginning Ballet & Jazz, ages 7-9 — Mondays 6-7:30
Intermediate Modern & Jazz, ages 9-13 — Tuesdays 6-7
Intermediate Ballet, ages 9-13 — Tuesdays 5-6
Advanced Ballet, ages 13+ — Mondays 5-6:30 or Wednesdays 5-6:30
Advanced Jazz, ages 13+ — Wednesdays 6:30-7:30
Advanced Modern, ages 13+ — Mondays 6:30-7:30

Musical Theatre Dance, ages 13+ — Wednesdays 7:30-8:30

Download a Youth Program brochure

Also this summer: Adult Ballet for all levels, June 17 – July 22
Download an Adult Ballet brochure

Meet the MCDC Family

May's Student of the Month is Megan Sear. Now 16, Megan has been dancing for six years. She is currently a junior figure skating major at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. "My favorite form of dance is jazz," she says, "but my other hobbies are skating and running."

Mark Your Calendars
May 8, 2013 — Spring Show tech rehearsal, 4:30 - 7:30
May 9, 2013
— Spring Show dress rehearsal, 4:30 - 7:30

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Spring Show in the Baker Theatre
Friday, May 10 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 @ 1 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Please note that the Saturday show has been moved to 1 p.m.!

June 10, 2013 — Registration Deadline for Summer Session
June 17 – July 24, 2013 — Summer Session Classes

Birthday Corner

Happy Birthday, MCDC Dancers!


2: Amia Knudson
3: Amelia Ouellette Scott
10: Natalie Gulliver
10: Lana Slater
13: Riley Mang
14: Mollie Lachter
26: Jordan Gulliver
27: Emma Schilling
27: Joanna Whitney


10: Tess Horn
10: Natalya Teran
11: Zoe Lachter
17: Corinne Minogue
21: Alyssa Fredrich

Did we miss anyone? Let us know by e-mailing

Articles of Interest
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