Fall 2020 Classes to Resume Sept/Oct

MDT is making plans to resume classes for its 30th yr. during the covid 19 pandemic as follows:

Advanced  Performance Group will begin Sept 9, 2020.

Levels Modern I Intermediate for ages 8 -11, Modern III Intermediate for ages 12-14; and Modern III/IV for ages 14 and older has a start date of October 12 ,2020.

Introduction to Modern Intermediate for ages 7-8 will return in January, 2021.

We are keeping apprised of case rates, and government and health advisories  and will open if we can do so safely according to recommendations. We will follow strict protocols including temperature checks,  wearing masks at all times, sanitizing of studio, hand washing before and after classes, social distancing. Please see our pages on protocols, practices and things to know before attending classes.

Registration is now ongoing. Class size will be limited. If classes cannot move forward due an increase of cases in our area, fees can be used for zoom classes or refunds can be issued.

Please see our links at the top of our page for current schedule, rates, registration procedures and special policies and procedures due to covid 19.

Here’ s to a safe and and soaring 30th year of MDT!

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MDT Begins it’s 29th Year!

On September 24 our Fall 2019 classes will begin our 29th year of classes and performances in Corvallis! Check our Schedule of Classes and Rates and our Brochure cover page by following the links on our menu.

We will be offering a full range of classes for dancers ages 6-18 starting with a new MDT class of Introduction to Modern dancers ages 6-7.

Our Park and Rec classes, which begin Oct 2 are growing right along with our dancers.  New classes in Levels Modern I (ages 8-10) and Modern II Intermediate (ages 11-13) allows for our continuing students to move to the next level of instruction and also welcomes new dancers who wish to join us. Please email or call me with placement questions before registering with Park Rec. My contact info is below.

I am excited and encouraged to form a new Junior Performance Group. It is currently open to the Park and Rec Modern II Intermediate dancers who will perform in the December Making Spirits Bright concert. Dancers from our Modern III Intermediate class will be invited to join starting January. The goal is to provide extra classes to improve technique and performance opportunities for those wishing to become more engaged  in Modern dance.

MDT class Modern III Intermediate ( ages 13 and older) will again be taught by our talented and innovative alumni; Heather Vencill.

Advanced Performance Group classes will be taught  by myself and Heather. This year our group will be joined by last years Pre- Advanced dancers who will benefit greatly  from taking all their classes alongside our talented and hard working Advanced dancers.

We are lining up our 2019-2020 performance season schedule. Our plans include developing new works to challenge our choreographic creativity and to continue to build a repertoire that engages and improves the quality and abilities of our dancers!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I am so looking forward to another year of engaging classes, beautiful dances, and to continue to build the friendships and relationships that last a lifetime!

Donna Blatt Ervin, Director Modern Dance Technique

Email: ervin95@comcast.net  Phone:541-752-6329


27th Annual Spring Celebration of Dance June 15 and 16, 2018

MDT will present 12 new dances at our 27th annual spring recital concert on June 15 and 16 2018; 7:30 pm at the Majestic Theatre.

With choreography by Donna Blatt Ervin , Heather Fenske and Kayleigh Ellenburg , the dances span a wide range of Modern styles, music, movement and emotion. Always on display is the talent and artistry of the Advanced Performance dancers; their explosive leaps, innovative partnering, daring balances and deep understanding of their Graham, Horton, Limon and contemporary techniques. Content of this years concert include  dances  that are whimsical, flowing and lyrical to ones filled with strong dynamic technique and social commentary .

Also performing are Park and Rec dancers aged 6-12, Teens Modern  and our up and coming Pre Advanced Modern 4/ 5 dancers. Alumni instructors Heather and Kayleigh also will dance together along with Senior dancer Sarah McCullough in a performance on the Tiny stage; a 4×4 stage 18″ off the ground.

Our 27th concert will engage, entertain and evoke emotions both joyous and poignant.

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Welcome to MDT`s 27th year of Dance

Modern Dance Technique begins its 27th year of education and performances on September 18, 2017. This year’s program will once again offer classes for dancers ages 6 thru 12 as MDT continues in partnership with Corvallis Parks and Rec. Dancers age 12 and older can attend Teens Modern, or classes in levels Modern IV, V, Pre Advanced and Advanced Performance.

Please check out our website for the latest information, class schedule and rates. Also, check out the updated News from Donna.

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MDT Summer 2017 Intensive July 24-28

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Classes in Modern Technique, Repertoire, Yoga,
Partnering, Strength & Conditioning, Teens Dance
For information and registration contact :
Donna Blatt – Ervin, Director at 541-752-6329
ervin95@comcast.net; http://www.moderndancetechnique.com 

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