where dance is a lifestyle

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    FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! MDC offers all styles of dance! Mini Dance, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Belly Dance, Technique, Competitive Solos, Recreational Teams, and Performance Teams.

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ABOUT US

Come see the MDC Difference!

What Makes us Special?

We know you have many choices when looking for a dance studio.  So how do you decide where to take your child?  The Movement Dance Center is special. Your children are precious and we understand that.  We have incredible instructors who are experienced in the dance field who care for each and every dancer and their future.  Our tuition is very competitive.  We understand that parents have limited budgets, and dance shouldn’t break the bank!  We have beautiful, age appropriate costumes…no need to worry about your child being dressed in a way that makes parents uncomfortable!  Finally, we use clean and upbeat music for our routines.  It is important to us that our dancers have fun in a safe, clean and appropriate dance environment.  MDC is it!  Come see us and make some new friends too!

MDC Mission Statement

The Movement Dance Center’s Mission is to provide dancers a center of artistic education that teaches excellence in all forms of dance in a manner that embraces a passion for the art form.  To instill a love of dance through highly qualified instructors that encourage, inspire and give students the confidence to be the best they can be.

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testimonials

  • ``Summer is here and if you're looking for a dance studio for your little ones, I highly recommend The Movement Dance Center! They are affordable and the teachers are fantastic! Best studio I have found! Two thumbs up!`` Jennifer Norwood Langston
  • ``You will love it here! No crazy dance mom drama, beautiful age appropriate costumes and music and a lot of fun activities throughout the year really sets this studio a part from the rest! This mother approves-and my little dancer does too!`` Andrea Hanks
  • ``I love MDC! I have watched my daughter's confidence and love for dance grow. I am grateful for the talented instructors that make the studio a second family for the dancers where they are nurtured and their talent blooms!`` Amalia Barrera

Our Instructors

MDC Instructors are awesome!

Courtney Chaszar-Christensen

Courtney Chaszar-Christensen

Instructor Ballet/Technique

Courtney has a love of dance and has coached at many different dance studios in many different styles. She is the current Drill Team Coach at Clearfield High School.

Deann Gardner Hansen

Deann Gardner Hansen

Instructor Drill Team

Kristen Winn Bankhead

Kristen Winn Bankhead

Instructor Ballet/Pre-Pointe

Shanaya Colvin

Shanaya Colvin

Hip Hop

Shanaya is an amazing dance, teacher, choreographer, and performer. Here is a list of some of her many accomplishments and training:7+ years as competitive dance instructor/choreographer (All styles, Hip-Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz, Kick, Military, Character, & Ballet) Drill Captain 2 years— Fremont High School Drill Team Choreographer of hip hop/lyrical competition routines, and assistant choreographer on all style routines. Dance Teacher Internship 2 years - Dance Classes Teacher of all style classes and choreographer for all style routines. Competitive/Academy Dance Instructor/Choreographer 4 years— Wasatch Stars/Inspire Dance Studio Instructor/choreographer for all style dance classes. Dance Choreographer 7+ years - Colvin Choreography Choreography for multiple studios/teams including: Inspire Dance Studio Electric Youth Extreme Dance Company Morgan High School Drill Dance Image Fremont High School Danze Company/Drill Starstruck Dance Studio (Also Multiple Solos) Current Hip Hop teacher and Competition solo instructor at MDC!

Ricci Phillips Galvan

Ricci Phillips Galvan

Owner/Instructor

Ricci has been dancing competitively since the age of 3. She has trained and taught extensively throughout the United States in various styles of dance. Her goal has always been to own a place where she could share her love and passion of dance with others. She opened MDC in October of 2009. Before opening the studio Ricci was the drill mistress her jr year of high school and President her senior year of the award winning drill team the Northridge Cardinelles, she was then part of the Dance Company Oddessy dance for the production of Thriller. Won the title of Miss Syracuse in 2001 and competed in the Miss Utah pagent. She then moved to L.A. to train extensively at studios and audition for dance jobs in the professional industry. She went on to perform across the world on cruise ships and was hired as a teacher for professionals at Stiletto Entertainment. When Ricci moved back to Utah she was a Utah Jazz Dancer.

Teisha Langford

Teisha Langford

Instructor Mini Dance and Technique

Teisha has trained in Jazz, Ballet, and Drill. She danced for 5 years at her local dance studio, before joining Morgan High School's drill team for 3 years. She joined the Dance Club, at Weber State which performed at various events, and also took a Ballet class that helped train her technically. Teisha is currently a routine judge for Drill Team and Studio competitions. Teaching and dancing are her passions and she is excited to be back in the dance world and apart of MDC.

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Fall Performance Team Auditions

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Mark your calendars and get prepped for Fall Team Auditions!  They will be on Saturday, August 23rd from 9am-12pm at the studio.  Be prepared to learn a dance and do some improv.  All dancers who...