The goal of Michigan Dance Council is to make dance an integral part of each citizen's life by supporting performance and educational opportunities, promoting audience development and building alliances.
Membership in the organization is all-inclusive and multidisciplinary. Participation ranges from individual supporters to professional organizations.
Michigan Dance Council is a State Affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization as well as sponsor of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, which was created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education.
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A NETWORK FOR THE DANCE COMMUNITY
DANCE ARTISTS AND EDUCATORS
THE LEGACY OF MICHIGAN DANCE
WHO ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
Nominate Your Favorite Dance Teacher!
2019 TOUCHSTONE AWARD
Michigan Dance Teacher Of The Year
DEADLINE eXTENDED: February 8, 2019
2019 Michigan Youth Arts Festival
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Grand Rapids Ballet
341 Ellsworth Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
For MYAF Application Forms and Guidelines
Additional info: WWWMICHIGANYOUTHARTS.ORG
The Maggie Allesee Choreography Award recognizes the superb talent of Michigan choreographers. The $1,000 award, generously presented by the MDC benefactor Maggie Allesee, supports the Michigan Dance Festival Showcase Concert each year.
Thank you, Oakland University, for Hosting Michigan Dance Festival 2018!
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Become A Member Of Michigan Dance Council
Become eligible for:
Michigan Youth Arts Festival
National Honor Society for Dance Arts
(Middle School, High School & College Divisions)
Ann Zirulnik Summer Scholarships for High School Students
Gay Delanghe Summer Scholarships for College Students
reduced Fees For:
festival Master Classes, Auditions, Competitions
Reduced Dance Concert ticket prices:
(Wharton Center, UMS, Music Hall, Macomb Center)
Need To Renew Your Membership? Click Here For Renewal MDC Membership Application Form
New Member? Click Here For MDC Membership Application Form
Interested in Becoming A Joint MDC/NDEO Member?
Events & Awards.
MDC works to innovate, educate, and celebrate a diverse dance community in Michigan by producing and supporting numerous initiatives each year. From the Michigan Dance Festival to the summer intensive scholarship auditions, MDC works hard to keep dance vibrant throughout the entire state.
- Michigan Dance Festival
- Michigan Youth Arts Festival
- The Maggie Allesee Choreography Award
- MDC Lifetime Achievement Award
- The Touchstone Award
- MDC Scholarships: Gay Delanghe and Ann Zirulnik Summer Scholarships
- National Honor Society of Dance Arts
View the Calendar of Events
The Michigan Dance Council is the oldest established organization dedicated to dance in the state of Michigan. Established in 1995, MDC is the only state-affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization, providing joint memberships between MDC and NDEO. Click here for more information about NDEO.
The MDC community is inclusive; representing a unique and vibrant collaborative of dancers, choreographers, dance companies, dance educators and dance lovers.
MDC members receive discounted tickets to various Michigan dance concerts and workshops, reduced advertising fees, newsletters three times a year, as well as networking and professional development opportunities.