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 Level 2 and up are eligible to audition
for MDC and dancers ages 5-7 are eligible to audition for MDC Minis.
In order to prepare the team for competitions, MDC performs in the early spring at local nursing homes. This gives the residents 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 the residents really love watching them perform. MDC also performs at Old Settler Days in Metamora each year and participate in a summer dance convention to learn new moves and techniques.
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 Competition Awards by Year
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