Providing a nurturing and stimulating educational environment, the Dance program at MAS offers a wide range of dance disciplines and methodologies. The dance curriculum is designed to offer students a strong technical base, to expand their knowledge of dance as an art form and to inspire passionate creativity in our students. Emphasis is placed on technique, dance history, health/nutrition, choreography and performance. Students participate in ballet, modern, jazz and ethnic dance classes. Dance composition and improvisation make up the balance of our well-rounded dance curriculum.

Meet the Dance Teachers

Monica Barrios

Monica Barrios 

Dance Audition Criteria

Participate in a ballet barre and center floor exercise.

Participate in a jazz or modern across the floor combination.

Perform a short solo dance not to exceed one-minute long. The solo may be performed in any dance style. Music must be provided on a CD or USB recording.

Girls: Black leotard and pink tights are required for audition.

Boys: Black tights and black t-shirts. Sweats and jewelry are not acceptable. Hair must be tied up in a bun.

A personal interview to help determine the student's level of discipline, interest and suitability for the program.

Applicants must have a minimum two years of ballet training.

Please bring a photograph to the audition, not to exceed 5”X7”. Print your name on the back of the photo along with the program you are auditioning for.

MAS Dance Awards and Accolades

Contest of Champions Middle School National Champions

Dance Team Union National Champions

American Dance Alliance Middle School State Champions

West Coast Elite National Middle School Champions 2021

Regional, state, and national award-winning soloists every season 


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Miami, FL 33185


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