where dance is a lifestyle

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe,and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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    MDC offer all styles of dance! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Drill, Hip-Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Pre-Pointe, and Performance Team.

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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!

Bailee Deyoung

Bailee Deyoung

Instructor Tap/Ballet

Bailee loves to dance and perform! She has a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre, and she's been involved with dance for over ten years. This is Bailee's first year teaching at The Movement Dance Center. She is thrilled to be a part of the studio!

Courtney Chaszar-Christensen

Courtney Chaszar-Christensen

Instructor Ballet/Technique

Deann Gardner Hansen

Deann Gardner Hansen

Instructor Drill Team

Madeline Scott

Madeline Scott

Instructor Ballet/Pre-Pointe

Maddi is a student in the Ballet West Trainee program and a Ballet Major at the University of Utah.

Murphy Yang

Murphy Yang

Instructor Master Class Hip Hop

Murphy is the definition of Hip Hop, his love and passion for dance shows anytime music is on. Murphy is an incredible instructor and when he is not auditioning and touring around the United States he will be hanging at MDC sharing his talent with us!!

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.

Tristan Killabee Thomas

Tristan Killabee Thomas

Instructor Hip Hop

Tristan grew up in Layton, Utah and began dancing in 2007 at the age of 17. He has won various battles including both crew and individual competitions. He also has over 8 years of teaching experience with both tumbling and break dancing combined. He has traveled to Florida, Nevada, Colorado and California strictly to compete within various battles and competitions against those from all over the world to continue his learning and remain a student of dance. He aspires to continue training and passing on what he has learned throughout his travels to help those who wish to learn.

Whitnie Barnes

Whitnie Barnes

Instructor Cheer/Tumbling

Whitnie has trained to be a cheerleader her entire life! She has done cheer for 5 years and enjoys sharing her passion for cheer with others. She also enjoys rock climbing and any other outdoor sports. She is currently attending school to become a web and graphic designer.

Xanette Pacheco

Xanette Pacheco

Instructor Hip Hop/Team

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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...