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.
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.
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).
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
This class will blend modern/contemporary, ballet and jazz dance techniques.
The dancer will explore body work through seated, standing and across the floor combinations as well as barre technique (both modern & ballet) focusing on strength, coordination, flexibility and alignment.
In this class, the young dancer will develop body awareness, coordination, spatial relationships and creative expression using upbeat rhythms and energized movement patterns. Each lesson will explore adventures in movement for a fun and unique dance experience. Ages: 4 - 8 year
- Date: Nov.9 - Dec. 14 (6 weeks)
- When: Tuesdays: 4:30 - 5:15p.m.
- Cost: $60 member $85 guest
After School Dance Programs
Attention all dancers! (and those who want to try dance).
Have you ever wanted to dance it out to your favorite pop song? Your favorite musical theatre show’s soundtrack? Ever wanted to be sassy, learn to turn, or just strut your stuff? This fall, the MAC’s After School Dance Program is here for you! Learn basic jazz dance technique, a few varieties of styles of different dance genres, and a new weekly/biweekly choreographic routine to try your skills out with! The After School Dance Program also offers you the opportunity to dance to your favorite songs and learn to choreograph your own dances to them as well! We will practice a blended warmup of contemporary and jazz dance styles, and learn and create dances to the lyrics of our favorite songs. Learn basic contemporary and jazz dance technique and movement, as well as dance composition skills (how to make dances). Not only do you dance, but you are a creative, artistic athlete too!
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
- Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. | Beginning West Coast Swing
- Tuesday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. | Beginning Cha Cha
- Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. | Beginning Nightclub 2 Step
- Wednesday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. | Beginning Salsa
- Friday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. | Beginning East Coast Swing
- Date: Jan. 4 - Feb. 8 (6 weeks)
When: Mondays, 11-11:45 a.m.
- Date: Jan. 4 - Feb. 8 (6 weeks)
When: Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.