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Team work makes the dream work: Introducing our MDA teachers

At Mahogany Dance Arts, we select the best of the best teachers to help us elevate and inspire our students. All of our dance educators are highly qualified and certified. They have trained with the best teachers and choreographers and are continually improving their skills at workshops, residencies, teacher training programs, competitions and conventions. At

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Mahogany Dance Arts goes International: A day with Miss Laura in Germany

At Mahogany Dance Arts, we aim to elevate and inspire dancers and we select the best of the best teachers to help us. Our teachers lead by example and value self-improvement, artistic development and lifelong learning. Our Tap Teacher, Miss Laura, recently packed her dance bag to attend one of the world’s most renowned dance

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Dance Costumes 101

There is nothing quite like the whispered gasp from the audience when the curtain comes up, the stage lights go on, and the crowd sees the dancer in their costume for the first time. Dance Costumes 101 Theatregoers can relate to the excitement that accompanies a performance- the light flicker that reminds the crowd to

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The Gift of Dance

At Mahogany Dance Arts we always look forward to the excitement that accompanies  the holiday season. We love powdery hot chocolate bombs filled with mini  marshmallows, singing to Christmas carols in the car, writing wish lists addressed to  Santa and of course showing our loved ones how much we care. Gift-giving this year is all

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Tap is Where it’s At: A Day in the Life at Jacobs Pillow

Click here to read about Miss Laura’s 2022 experience at tanzhaus nrw in Germany! We are incredibly proud of our Tap Teacher, Miss Laura, who attended one of  America’s most prestigious training centers, Jacob’s Pillow. Through her immersive  experience, she refined her technique, artistic development and brought back tools to  transform her teaching. Jacob’s Pillow

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A Hip Hop Halloween

A Hip Hop Halloween: Our Fav Five Halloween Costumes for Dancers!

Hey there Boo-tiful. The spookiest time of the year is finally here. We love everything about Halloween, especially the pumpkin guts, the mini-chocolate bars, the Monster Mash and of course the creativity required for costumes. What could be more fun than a dance-inspired costume? Below are some costume ideas to get you excited about the

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MDA’s Tips on Picking the Correct Class & Everything You’ll Need to Get Your Dancer Off on the Right Foot!

At Mahogany Dance Arts we offer a variety of dance classes for all ages and all abilities. We lead by example and value: courage, kindness, community, determination, respect, and teamwork. If your child has a passion for dance and a positive attitude, we want them on our team.  New to Dance? New to Dance? Don’t

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5 Reasons Why Dancers Should Continue Training Throughout Summer

Summer break is just around the corner, but, that doesn’t mean your little ones should stop dancing. In fact, we encourage twirling, whirling, swaying and spinning all summer long! The holidays are an ideal time to make friends, boost confidence, focus on flexibility, and have FUN. Check out our five favourite reasons why dancers should

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Unique Benefits of Dance Competitions During A Pandemic

You might be surprised to learn that Dance Competitions are going ahead in our current pandemic environment. But Competition hosts and studio owners have gotten very creative to develop safe and fun opportunities for dancers to hit the “stage” while still adhering to local health restrictions and minimizing COVID transmission risks. Here are six unexpected

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4 Reasons Why Live Performance Will Still Be Important After Covid-19

When was the last time you enjoyed a live performance? Given the current global restrictions, it’s probably been longer than a year. Although performing arts have moved online – from Hamilton streaming endlessly on Disney+ to intimate concerts from artists’ living rooms – supporting live performances will be critically important, once it is safe to

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