For The Love Of Competition

“The winner takes it all. The loser standing small. Beside the victory. That’s her destiny.” ABBA (from the song, The Winner Takes It All) And

Thank You

“Someday you’ll look back and understand why it all happened the way it did…” Dear Ms. Sam I can’t express to you how truly grateful

Past, Present, Future

When considering revolutions in footwear for dance it would be difficult not to hail the early work of Marie Anne de Cupuis de Camargo, known simply

Dancing To Elevate Your Self Esteem

Dancing to Elevate your Self Esteem From the outside looking in, dance may seem like a world full of competitiveness and discipline. Movies, media, and

Wisdom From A Dance

VALUE OF DANCE What a ride!  After 19 years of ballet shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes, chorus shoes, pointe shoes, hair pins, stockings, ladders, make

The Dancers Paradox

By Josef Brown How many times have you heard a dancer say what they most love about dancing is that they, ‘feel free’ or that

Your Ideal Performance Shoe

A thought experiment. With all we now know about materials, technique training, the importance of injury prevention, the science of anatomy and physiology, comfort and

Following The Inspiration

 By Josef Brown The benefits of positive male role models in the classroom “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire

Are Dancers Athletes?

Are Dancers Athletes? I didn’t grow up in dance. Not starting until I was almost 16, I grew up instead immersed in the common language

What They’re Learning

“A teacher affects eternity: they can never tell where their influence stops.”  Henry Adams At MDM we know how much you and your child invest

To Teach Or Not To Teach

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively           unnecessary – Thomas Carruthers What qualities and attributes make for a good dance

Traditions We Love

By Josef Brown Traditions we love. and the questions we need to ask. Merde and whistling while you work. For as long as I’ve been a

The Stretch Ballet Shoe

“Not all stretch shoes are created equal”  – MDM Dancewear The stretch ballet shoe is all the rage and why not. It’s easy to fit

Dance In Competitions

With competition season well upon us, a kind reminder that it’s not the result, but the process of such performances that will enhance your experience.

Why Boys Must Dance

By Josef Brown “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as it it were a


Many already know from personal experience that dance whether enjoyed as a physical activity, part of recreation and/or practised as an artistic craft is valuable

All Ages, All Stages

Whether discovering a new talent or rediscovering an old passion, so many of us are happily finding our way to a dance studio. We recently received

“This unique and innovatively designed shoe gives an aesthetically pleasing line and is an ideal shoe for a young dancer’s “growing” foot. It provides anatomical support while improving alignment of the lower leg.”

Janne Blanch, Teacher of Ballet & Allied Studies VCASS.

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