Path to Excellence

In order to best meet the needs of all of our students, we give considerable care and attention to the placement of each dancer.

  • Students aged three through seven are placed by age.
  • Students aged eight and older with previous ballet training are asked to take a placement class to determine the program and level of study best suited to their abilities.
  • A student’s strength, physical development, effort, mastery of material, maturity, attendance record and artistic development as assessed by her or his teacher(s) and the Artistic Director are all factors on which we base advancement through our school.  In all cases, a student’s ability to safely execute the required class material is considered above all other factors, including age.
  • Because our work is so closely connected to each individual’s physical development, unlike academic advancement, it is not unusual for a student to repeat a level of training.  It is critically important that students advance at their own rate so they master the work demanded of them, avoid injury and achieve to their fullest potential.

Parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s education by observing their progress during our scheduled In-Studio Performance Weeks, attending company performances with their child, and participating in school activities such as guest lectures and other events.

The faculty of Magnify Dance Center are known for their experience in the early development of dancers with strong professional potential. Our Artistic Director has great aptitude in identifying young dancers with extreme professional potential and has trained numerous dancers who have gone on to professional careers.

MDC Faculty’s former students have danced with the following professional companies/college dance programs:

  • American Ballet Theater
  • Ballet Nuveau Colorado
  • Richmond Ballet
  • Ballet Austin
  • Stadttheater Bremerhaven
  • American Ballet Theater Studio Company
  • Ballet Idaho
  • Connecticut Ballet
  • San Diego Ballet
  • Atlanta Ballet
  • Synthesis Dance Company
  • Phoenix Suns NBA Dance Team
  • University of New Mexico Lobo Dance Team
  • Dallas Baptist University Patriettes
  • New Mexico State University Sundancers
  • Texas Tech University Dance Team
  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Point Park University
  • San Francisco Ballet School
  • University of Arizona Dance Department
  • University of New Mexico Dance Department
  • New Mexico Ballet Company
  • Smuin Ballet

Many have gone on to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in dance. Others are now teaching and directing dance as well as owning their own dance schools.