MAC Dance

Dance

Ballroom Dance

Come join our dance academy for a fun-filled movement experience! We combine an art form with exercise to help one understand the true beauty of self-expression and nonverbal communication. The dance academy offers an extensive variety of dance classes to meet your interests. 

Ballroom Dance Social

The MAC is restarting its popular Latin, swing, and ballroom dances. Practice the skills you've learned in class, meet new friends, and have fun at this dance party. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or have never danced a day in your life, everyone is welcome. Dance the night away, socialize, and chat with our amazing dance instructors Mary and Jerry. If you don't have a partner, don't worry, you can still be part of this fun event. 
Pre-registration is required through the MAC app or by calling the concierge at 517.364.8800

Friday 6:30-8:45p.m.

  • Jan. 6

Beginning Cha Cha

A flirtatious and cheeky dance. A real crowd pleaser and fun to do anywhere you can find a dance floor.

Beginning East Coast Swing

The swing is a must learn dance. Learn the fundamentals and get your dancing hobby started out on the right foot. As a non-progressive and circular dance the swing is convenient on any jam packed dance floor.

Beginning Foxtrot

Foxtrot is smooth and sexy. One of the most versatile ballroom dances can be danced to songs such as Witchcraft (Sinatra), Just in Time (Darren), and The Best is Yet to Come (Bennett).

Beginning Hustle

Hustle is one of the most popular dances today and is today’s version of disco dancing. You won’t want to miss it. This class will use fun, upbeat and well known songs!

Beginning Nightclub Two Step

This slow, romantic, floating dance features "rock steps" and long glides across the dance floor to songs like "Lady In Red."

Beginning Rhumba

Rhumba, meaning ‘to go to parties’, is a very popular, slow, sensual, dance form and is one of the major ballroom dances and many of the dance moves work in the Cha Cha as well as other dances.

Beginning Salsa

An upbeat Latin dance that is easy to learn! It began in the 1970’s when dancers started mixing the Mambo and the Hustle. Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha-Cha and Mambo are all “sister” dances of Salsa.

Beginning Samba

The Samba is a colorful dance with Brazilian roots. The dance has a lively style with a mix of African and Brazilian rhythms. The basic count is 1 &2 and the dance combines Latin rhythms with swing. Samba is fast paced at approximately 96 to 100 beats per minute.

Beginning Texas Two Step

The country/western two-step, often called the "Texas two-step" or simply the "two-step," is a country/western dance usually danced to country music in common time. ... As with other country/western dances, there are different versions of two step. This classes uses the quick, quick, slow, slow count.

Beginning WALTZ

Beautifully constructed, this class will focus on mastering the classic 18 count dance element which will allow students to gracefully glide across the floor.

Beginning West Coast Swing

Now one of the most popular forms of swing dance, the West Coast Swing has swept through the US. Slow and elegant or fast and furious, this class will be sure to reach your dance expectations.

Contact the MAC Concierge for current ballroom dance schedule at 517.364.8800.

Dance Camp

Dance camps for the 2022 Summer Season:

  • July 11-13 (3-6 yrs. old)
  • July 18-21 (4-8 yrs. old)
  • July 25-28 (6-10 yrs. old)

Dance MACademy

Join us this upcoming school year for our very own Sparrow MAC Dance Academy, or as we call it- the Dance MACademy! Whether you are new to dance or have some dance training, the Dance MACademy is the place for you to learn different dance styles, hone your technique, and expand your performance presence as well as creativity!

Wednesday 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

  • August 10- Sep. 14
  • Sep. 21 -Oct. 26
  • Nov. 2- Dec.14 (no class week of thanksgiving)

Private Dance

Personalized one-on-one instruction for the dance style of your choosing. We offer children, adult, and wedding dance privates. For more information please contact Taylor Jackson, Group Fitness Supervisor. 517.364.8828.

  • Private: $60/hr
  • Duet: $36 per person/hr
  • Trio: $30 per person/hr
  • 4 or more: $25 person/hr

Schedule

Ballroom - January 5 through February 24 

Monday

  • 7:00 PM - Beginning Waltz
  • 8:00 PM -  Beginning East Coast Swing

Tuesday

  • 7:00 PM - Beginning Texas Two Step
  • 8:00 PM - Beginning Cha Cha

Wednesday

  • 7:00 PM -  Beginning West Coast Swing
  • 8:00 PM -  Beginning Hustle

Thursday

  • 7:00 PM - Beginning Salsa
  • 8:00 PM - Beginning Rhumba

Instructors

Beth Post

Clara Martinez

Jerry Wilson

Mary Benjamin