Michigan Dance Council, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the voice for dance throughout the state. Through networking and advocacy, it links all the various components that make up the diverse Michigan dance community.
MDC's goal 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.
MDC's services include sponsoring events such as the Michigan Dance Festival, dance conferences and the dance component of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival and MAHPERD (Michigan Association of Physical Education Recreation and Dance) Convention. The Michigan Dance Council's quarterly newsletter and dance calendar also an important communications network for artists and the general public.
Alliances with various organizations including, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Music Hall, Michigan Opera Theatre, University Musical Society, and Macomb Center for the Performing Arts affords enriched arts experiences for the citizens of Michigan. MDC is also a state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization.
A distinguished Board of Directors and Executive committee maintains the operational structure of the organization. Regional Representatives from around the state provide membership participation on a local level through regional meetings and special events. Meet our Board of Directors.
Providing, Supporting, Promoting & Preserving.
PROVIDING a network for the dance community through quarterly newsletters, dance calendars, and regional and state meetings.
SUPPORTING dance artists and Educators through performance and teaching opportunities and acknowledging excellence with The Dance Teachers of the Year Award and The New Choreographer Award.
PROMOTING dance awareness by sponsoring events such as the annual Michigan Dance Festival and maintaining the Online Michigan Dance Directory and MDC Website.
PRESERVING the legacy of Michigan Dance in association with the Michigan Dance Archives.