Ballet technique is the foundation of our curriculum. Our faculty follows a syllabus steeped in the Russian tradition. The school has three distinct divisions. Our Children’s Division is for girls and boys ages 3 to 7 and our Classical Ballet Division is for girls and boys 8 to 19. We also have an Open Division for students 8 and up with classes in Character Dance, and Contemporary.
Performing is a crucial component of the overall dance education. The process of classwork, rehearsal, and performance provides the dancers the opportunity to grow in their talents, their love of ballet and their personal maturity. Our annual Spring Performance is a full-length ballet. It includes all students beginning at age 4. We have performed “Snow White”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Coppelia”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Cinderella” along with many other beloved ballets.
The Mount Dora School of Ballet is committed to giving back to our community through our performances. MDSB enriches the community with outreach programs presenting lecture demonstrations in schools, performing in nursing homes, the library, the holiday lighting of the town, and other venues.
Teaching dancers to be the best they can be in a nurturing environment encompasses MDSB’s teaching philosophy. Although not all students will choose a career in dance, the very fact that they participated will give MDSB students lifelong memories and a great appreciation for the art. The discipline and commitment developed in the dance studio are tools they will carry to their future endeavors, whatever they may be.