the teachers/choreographers were great, especially the musical theater and
tap. they made the classes fun while learning new skills. the entire staff
was warm, friendly and encouraging, which earned high ratings. However,
some of the assistants seemed to have some type of \"working
relationship\" with two of the studios there. Some of the class time was
used to run dances that were choreographed for those specific studios, the
scholarship winners were students from those studios, and it felt like
unless you were from those studios you weren\'t really noticed at all. I
don\'t think anyone from the staff ever knew my kids names. All of this
created a biased atmosphere that made my kids hesitant to want to go back
next year. If your kids don\'t mind being overlooked and just learning
new choreography from excellent teachers then this is a great place to do
it. If favoritism or biasedness upsets your child/children this is not the
place to be.
The best! Staff is incredible.
I highly highly recommend MDP! We are excited it\'s about that time of
year to go back! Such a positive experience!
Best convention on the market! I have been a loyal follower since their
beginnings 16 years ago and just the fact that they limit the class size is
enough! They are professional, well known teachers that take the time to
individually pay attention to each dancer, even to the point of knowing
their name by the end of the weekend! I cannot encourage you enough to
attend this workshop! They also have a new summer intensive that brings in
an amazing line up of talent!
My 11 year old son attended MDP for the first time this fall and there
isn\'t enough room to brag about the wonderful teachers and staff there.
Kind, smart, and professional is a quick way to describe them. Because my
son is a ballet dancer (has never done a comp - only recitals), he never
had to learn choreography quickly before - and it was a huge (positive)
learning experience for him. He said it was the best workshop
(mini-intensive) he had ever attended. As a parent, seeing how the
instructors expertly guided the children in unfamiliar (dance style)
territory was fantastic! Money VERY well spent!
We have been attending MDP for over 10 years and they are still our go to
convention. The staff is always top notch and gets to know all the kids
names over the course of the weekend. Love the intimate setting and I
can't help but join in especially for the owners lyrical class.