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Dear Mary Lorraine,

Thanks so much for teaching our daughter the beautiful gift of dance. Her first foundation at the age of 3 started with you. We started i ... read more

Dear Mary Lorraine and staff,

I just wanted to let you know that I was so very impressed with this year's dance recital. I am still thinking about all the bea ... read more

I am the mother of 5 girls (ages 16,14,11,7 & 4) that have danced at MLDC. We have driven in from Louisville, NE for the past 9 years because the teachers and staff are s ... read more


Calendar / Events

MLDC Wins Small Business of the Year Award!:

The Millard Business Association has named Mary Lorraine's Dance Center as the "Small Business of the Year". The award was received at the Millard Business Association Gala. Included in the recognition was our 23 years in business, touching the lives of thousands of children and their families through dance and our community service. Thank you MBA!!! And thank you MLDC families and staff past and present for making us the best place to study dance!

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We will be holding Open House on Monday, August 20th thru Wednesday, August 222nd,

New and prospective students please come between 5-7:00 p.m. any night.

Returning students please come between 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. any night.

We will have all dance attire needed on hand. We're sure that after meeting our teachers and seeing our beautiful facility you'll know that MLDC is where you want to be!

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Mary Lorraine's Dance Center is celebrating its 29th year of business! Over the course of 28 years, we have created the finest dance program with outstanding teachers and wonderful families. While other dance schools have come and gone - we have stood the test of time by providing quality training in a family friendly environment!

We are proud to announce that we received the Millard Business Association Small Business of the Year Award.

We have also received the Impact Award from Impact Dance Competition for making a difference in the world through our community service.

Mary Lorraine has also been name a Mother of Merit by the American Mothers Association for her work in the community and an excellent mother figure.

Join us our top notch program knowing that we have 29 years of business experience and you can have confidence in our business ethics and strong technical teaching. Our staff combined has over 70 years teaching experience and many more of dance training!

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MLDC and Distinguished Young Women of America:

This is a great organization, reinforcing terrific values in our young women and providing college scholarships.

MLDC has a terrific bond with this organization in that our state winners from the following years have all been MLDC students.

MLDC has been home to Nebraska's Distinguished Young Woman of 1984 - Stacey Olsan Fletcher, 2012 - Julia Carlson, 2013 - Maddy Miller, 2014 - Breanna Burklund, 2015 - Rachel Lee and 2018 - Simeon Saub. Many other MLDC girls have also competed and reaped the rewards of this terrific experience. Way to go girls!

If you know of a high school junior who is interested in participating in this year's contest for an amazing learning experience and the chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship money, please have them contact Stacey Fletcher on the Distinguished Young Women of Nebraska Facebook page.

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Attend our Open House/Attire Sale to be properly outfitted for your first dance class. August 21st-23rd 5-8 p.m. nightly at MLDC.

PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, ALL CLASSES WITH BALLET - Black Leotard (with out a skirt), pink tights, pink ballet shoes.

TAP CLASSES - Kind, through Level 5 - low heel, tie, tan tap shoe
Level 6 and up - character tan tap shoe
Advanced - Black oxford tap and character tan tap shoes

HIP HOP- Black, form fitting exercise wear. No sports bras worn alone or writing across the seat of pants. Black Hip Hop sneaker

LEAPS/TURNS AND ALL JAZZ CLASSES - Black, form fitting exercise wear. No sports bras worn alone or writing across the seat of pants. Tan jazz shoe.

LYRICAL - Black, form fitting exercise wear and lyrical half soles.

TAEKWONDO - white karate style uniform available for $19.95 on Barefeet and correct rank belt.

Hair must be worn up for all classes. Bun required for Ballet and Jazz classes because of turning movements.

All items are available through our front desk at very reasonable prices.

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We have been in our home at 5330 S. 136th St. in Deerfield Plaza since the fall of 2007 and are loving it! Our location has 3 studios - all spacious with wood dance floors, more spacious common areas, larger restrooms, better parking and more services! Observation windows into each dance room. Check out our virtual tour on this website.

Across from the Millard soccer fields, you can grocery shop, get your hair cut, mail packages or simply relax - all while our child attends dance class! Stop in and check us out! You'll be as crazy about it as we are! coming in November of 2015 - Crunch work out facility to our plaza. Now moms and dads can work out while their dancer is getting their work out in dance class!

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Fall 2018-2019 Classes and Rates:

Fall Classes are on the website and you can register online by clicking on the link on the left isde of the page that says "online registration". Classes begin September4,2018.

There is a $25 nonrefundable Registration fee per family per dance year. Compare this to other places that have a $25+ registration fee and even some have a registration fee PER DANCER.

Our concert fee is just $40, due Dec. 1st. Compare this to many places that have a concert fee between $50 and $100.

Prices are quarterly (4 times per year- much more convenient that monthly) There are 8 weeks of classes per quarter. Each class meets once per week. Add up the number of hours of class per week your family takes to use the rate chart. Family and multiple class discounts are included in the rate chart:

Compare our prices to other programs who charge by the month (10 months) compared to our 4 payments and make sure you are comparing the cost PER CLASS and the same length of class.

Hours Per week Total Cost per Quarter (8 weeks)

45 minutes $90
1 hour $100
1.25 hours $110
1.5 hours (1 class) $115
1.5 hours (2 classes) $165
1.75 hours $171
2 hours $180

Add $12.50 for each 15 minutes after 2 hours. You will see that MLDC has the quality training at affordable prices in a professional, family oriented program.

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Dance with us at the Millard Days Parade on Sat., August 25th. We will post our entry number as soon as we are given it and will be lining up on "Old L St." which runs parallel to Industrial Road on the southside. We should be somewhere in the vicinity of Western Bowl. Please be at the float at 10:30 a.m. sharp! We need to learn/practice our dance. It is easiest to enter off of 120th & L at Anne St. (southside of the Famous Dave's) and drive west until you come to the stop sign and parade personel. They will direct you from there.

Please wear your MLDC patriotic tshirt or any white patriotic t-shirt, jean shorts and good sneakers (No flip flops). Hair needs to be up in a pony tail. Please do not bring valuables or water bottles. Water will be provided.

We will end the parade at the Hobby Lobby on Millard Ave. Parents, please be right there when we finish so we can release the kids to you and get out of the way of the next entry coming off the parade route.

It's a great time and your time to "strut your stuff"!

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1080 food items were donated to the Millard Business Association's Project Wee Care in our annual food drive. Bringing an item earned you the privilege of wearing your jammies to class and culminated in our movie night!

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MLDC believes in the importance of exposing our students to other teachers and their styles. We create several opportunities each year for our students to benefit from these experiences.

Past master teachers have included:

Nick Drago - Professional Dancer/choreography visited to set choreography on our competition team.

Ashley Becker - Point Park University Graduate and Director of Quest Intensive. (br>
Nicholas Drago and Grant Chenok of FLOW 40 (based out of L.A.)

Geoff Meyer and Jose' Silva of the Lion King cast.

Master Teacher Avram Gold, formerly of the Houston Ballet and The Omaha Theatre Ballet was a guest teacher at MLDC in March.

Michelle Pugh, a former MLDC dancer and now professional contemporary dancer in Denver with two well known companies was a guest teacher in April.

Sarah Jo Fazio returned to us for her 3rd visit from NYC to teacher master classes and set choreography for our award winning competition team.

MLDC was honored to present Master Teacher Leigh Anne Wencker in our school. Ms. Wencker is a former Radio City Rockette and has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, Steel Pier as well as in Thoroughly Modern Millie and a workshop production of Fosse as it prepared for Broadway. Ms. Wencker has her degree in dance from Webster University's Performing Arts Conservatory and has a wealth of knowledge about the professional life of a dancer. We shared a wonderful day with her!

Amy Schulke from Just Plain Dancin' of Ontario, CA worked with MLDC dancers. Her studio has been ranked the #1 competitive studio in the U.S. by Dancer Magazine. It was a fabulous opportunity for our dancers to learn from the nation's best!!

Angie Sellers - reknown teacher and choreographer for the East Coast< br>
Danielle Laurion - contemporary master teacher

Bosco - Master Hip Hop teacher from L.A. has been to MLDC twice

Jeremy McQueen from NYC - studied with Alvin Ailey, has danced with numerous companies and the Radio City Music Hall show.

What a great experience for our students!

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CLASSES RESUME: September 4, 2018


FALL BREAK: OCT. 16, 18, 20, 2018 (Monday classes will meet to make up for Labor Day and Wednesday classes will meet to make up Halloween)

HALLOWEEN: Wednesday, October 31st. We will NOT have any classes and we will make up this day on Wednesday, October 19th.

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER TWO BEGINS: Nov. 5th-10th - Tuition is due on Monday of this week - (come see what we've learned!)

THANKSGIVING BREAK: NOVEMBER 19th-24th, 2018 (gobble, gobble!)

CONCERT FEE - $40 DUE DEC. 1ST (yes, we are already planning!)

CHRISTMAS VACATION: DEC. 24th-Jan. 5th, 2019 (Ho!Ho!Ho!)

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER THREE BEGINS: Jan.21st-26th. Tuition is due on Monday of this week this week - (Oh boy - costumes and dances are revealed this day - don't miss!)

WINTER BREAK: FEBRUARY 11th-16th (brrrrrrrr)

SPRING BREAK: March 118th-23rd, 2019 (At last!)

VISITORS' WEEK AND QUARTER 4 BEGINS: April 1st-6th, 2019 Tuition is Due on the Monday of this week (Come see how our dances are coming along and practice applauding for the big show!)

STUDIO A&C: April 15th-20th

PHOTO WEEK: April 22nd-27th Come dressed in your costume with hair and makeup done - ready to have your picture taken - say CHEESE!


DanceFest DANCE CONCERT: May 18th - Theatre TBD. Dress Rehearsal in the morning with shows at 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Please note these are the requested dates and times at this facility. We are awaiting final approval.

MEMORIAL DAY: MAY 27th, CLOSED (Relax! Summer is on its way!)


June 1st is Dress Rehearsal 12-6 p.m. at Elkhorn South High School, Performances on Sunday, June 2nd at ESHS. Show times at 1:30 and 6 p.m.. Please note these are the requested dates and times at this facility. We are awaiting final approval. (Your hard work finally shows when you shine onstage!)


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