Merrilee Dance Company (MDC) is Merrilee Studios competition dance team. Annual auditions are held in the spring for the following year. Dancers who excel in their classes and have a true passion for dance are encouraged to audition.Dancers going into Level 3 and up are eligible to audition for MDC. Dancers in Level K/1 or 2 are eligible to audition for MDC Minis.
In order to prepare the team for competitions, MDC performs in the early spring at local showcases in locations such as nursing homes, churches, schools, and at our own studio. This gives the community a special performance and helps the dancers perform in various venues, dance floors and with the notion of unpredictability that anything can happen! This gives the team excellent experience performing in front of crowds and everyone really loves watching them perform.MDC also participates in the Old Settlers Days Parade in Metamora every year and occasionally a few other local parades as well. MDC also attends and participates in a summer dance convention every year to learn new moves, styles, and techniques from a wide variety of teachers from all over the country.
All the hard work for MDC dancers cumulates when the team competes in 3 weekend dance competitions in the spring. Most competitions are arranged by age, experience level and type of dance. Typical awards at competitions range from the highest award, Platinum, to the lowest award, Bronze.
MDC Awards by YearMDC awards formatted - 2023
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