The Dance Program offers a range of classes, spanning from creative movement in our middle school Performing Visual Arts (PVA) exploratory courses, to the Certificate Dance Program beginning in grade 7. Certificate Dance students study ballet and contemporary dance within the school day and receive supplementary training during dance concert rehearsals scheduled after school. Additionally, Mid-Pacific hosts guest choreographers and teaching artists from the global dance community to teach master classes and create works with our students.
Preparing our students for college and career readiness is an important component of the Dance Program. Mid-Pacific alumni continue to study dance at conservatories, colleges, and universities, and or pursue careers in performance, choreography, and teaching. We are proud of all of our Mid-Pacific students and are inspired by the various ways in which they have used dance as a vehicle of self-discovery as they emerge as positive contributors to our local, national, and global communities.
KIRA LAU ’23
“Being a student at MPSA is an honor to me. I am able to learn from faculty members with amazing experiences that they share with us. They help us dig deeper into why we do something and how movement can drive our focus.”
KALENA O’CONNELL ’23
“I have never felt so supported by a group of teachers or mentors in the way that I have been guided and encouraged by my MPSA dance teachers. I know they each care about my success and well-being now and beyond this program.”
JESSE SOLIS ’23
“Being an MPSA student means that I can inspire and think creatively. No limitations, out of the box, endless growth. My teachers have inspired me to be confident and do what I love.”