The Muskoka Dance Academy has been training competitive dancers for 40 years and has had success internationally in North America and abroad. Our Competitive dancers are known for their unique abilities, professionalism and technical training. Many company members have gone on to work world wide in the dance art industry on stage, television and in film.
The MDA specializes in intense dance training in all disciplines using two body conditioning techniques called the Paula Morgan Technique (PMT) and Acrobatic Arts (AA). These two training Syllabi together with Ballet Exams produce elite results. We work to develop optimal strength, alignment and agility.
Dancers are divided into companies based on technical ability, maturity and age. Dancers are provided with a wide range of classes and encouraged to train in a variety of disciplines.
Competitions, workshops and a variety of scheduled events help to develop training, performance and experience. An International Convention and/or Competition is an option available every two years providing world wide travel opportunities to places such as; Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, Spain, New York City, Myrtle Beach and Pennsylvania.
The MDA Competitive Team hosts an annual “Competition Showcase” Fundraiser in the spring, usually at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville. This is an opportunity for the Team to showcase their competition routines locally in front of family and friends before they start their competitive season. Competitions begin in early April and end mid May.
Mini Company (5-6yrs+) *Pre Competitive
Petite Company (7-9yrs+)
Junior Company (10yrs+)
Intermediate Company (12yrs+)
Senior Company (14yrs+)
Age is used as a guideline and may vary from company to company.
Mini Pre Competitive Dancers train a minimum of 3 hours per week with a set of required classes which include; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Acro. Other classes are available and can be added to a dancer’s schedule. Fees may vary.
Petite Competitive Dancers train a minimum of 3 hours per week with a set of required classes which include; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Acro. Other classes are available and can be added to a dancer’s schedule. Fees may vary.
Junior, Intermediate and Senior Competitive Dancers train a minimum of 5 hours per week with a set of required classes which include; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, and Technique. Dancers training 5 hours per week are offered an unlimited amount of classes in all disciplines of dance. Unlimited Family packages are also available.
How to become an MDA Competitive Dancer:
We accept new dancers of all ages beginner through advanced with an interview and possible audition for proper class placement. More information about the MDA competitive program is available upon request.
A Peak at Competition:)
Novice Mini Tap Trio – “Overall Top Novice Trio” & “Novice Top Choreography Award”
Intermediate Acro Group – “Highest Overall Intermediate Group” & “Top Choreography”
COME BE APART OF OUR AWARD WINNING TEAM!