Academy Program


The Academy Program is a year-long, pre-professional program designed for disciplined and committed dancers who want to further their dance technique and/or career. Some of the highlights are:

  • Focuses on ballet and modern/contemporary technique.
  • Opportunities for outside performances and special parts in MDA's annual shows.
  • Occasional workshops, master classes, events, and/or outings which will allow students to be informed, exposed, and challenged in other settings. 
  • Academy Program requires students to take two ballet classes and one modern/contemporary class per week.
  • Academy Plus Program includes two additional electives (Jazz, Tap, and/or Hip Hop).
  • Academy Premier Program includes three additional electives (Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop). Pre-Pointe is included at no additional cost.
  • Discounted package prices make the artistry of dance affordable.

For detailed information, click here for Academy Program Information and Policies.

To submit a registration request, click here then select the Academy Program tab.

For additional questions, evaluation, and placement into the Academy Program, please submit a registration request through the link above. MDA staff will then contact you for evaluation and processing. If you have questions, you may email us at or call at 708-658-6165.

Discounted Package Price
for 2017-2018 Dance Year (46 Weeks)

  Regular  Discount  Total
Academy Program $2,303 $576 $1,727
Academy Plus $3,773 $1,283 $2,490 
Academy Premier $4,900  $2,107 $2,793