Upper Body Strength In Dancers

What is the most common correction that you get in ballet class or on your competition critique? Chances are, it has something to do with

Finding Your Turnout With Lisa Howell

Training with Lisa Howell  Episode Five: Finding your turnout In this episode, Lisa Howell discusses how muscle tightness could actually be restricting your range when

Releasing Your Psoas With Lisa Howell

Training with Lisa Howell Episode Six: Releasing your psoas. In this episode, Lisa explains the most effective ways of releasing your psoas and addresses some

Mind Body Dancer®

Have you heard about this progressive approach to health and wellbeing for the dance community? We think it should be a requirement at all major

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

Acro Shoe Aus

MDM BASE Acro Keeping feet clean and protected As one of the fastest growing and most exciting dance genres during recent times, MDM are playing

An MDM Education

MDM Dancewear is an Australian owned and operated company established by former professional dancers, Timothy Heathcote (Sydney Dance Company) and Simone Goldsmith (Principal of The Australian

Intrinsic Profile 2.0

THE PROFILE 2.0    At MDM we’re forever inspired by the many dancers we know (and the millions more we don’t) and feel connected with as


EXPRESSION IS EVERYTHING The Protract Curve is the latest addition to our jazz shoe line up, specifically designed for performance. The  design was in part motivated

Intrinsic Profile

THE ULTIMATE STRETCH BALLET SLIPPER  In development for over two years, the Profile is a stretch ballet slipper conforming to the foot like a second skin and

The Mouse In The House

I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing; that it was all started by a mouse. – Walt Disney It’s true what they

MDM Hybrid Sole

THE MDM HYBRID SOLE The MDM Hybrid Sole available in the Elemental and Intrinsic range is the perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality. In a world first, MDM

Exo Lyrical

FREEDOM TO EXPRESS IS EVERYTHING  Lyrical dance is an opportunity to express human emotion through movement. A chance to tell a story and take the

Elemental Reflex Performance

Elemental Reflex Performance Designed for your next performance or exam BUY NOW BE BRAVE. BE CONFIDENT.  Performing is the greatest gift. We work so hard

Care For Your MDM Shoes

MDM is made of the highest quality materials and to the highest standards, developed to be used within the studio environment and absorb the many

Sewing Ballet Ribbons

Sewing ballet ribbon: Step by step instructions 1. Begin with your MDM ballet shoes. 2. In the MDM Motion Ribbon pack, there will be 4

“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.