The CoffeeMill Young Dance Collective (YDC) is now a non-profit under Merging Ideas Developing Arts (MIDA). The YDC is comprised of dedicated students aged 8-18 led by the classically-trained ballet dancer and Artistic Director, Joseph Goodman and dedicated Contemporary Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer,  Kara Querio.


The selected young dancers are offered an academy-like study and discipline with a rigorous syllabus in the Russian-based Vaganova technique as well as contemporary, jazz and modern styles. They train and rehearse six days a week for multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, including street fairs, parades, nursing homes, Fantasy Fest Events including Children’s Day. They are fortunate to perform with the Key West Dance Collective each November, and present their  “Evening of Dance” concert every Spring at the Tennessee Williams Theatre  (April 4, 2020). The company has already garnered numerous gold standard awards and scholarships at NUVO Dance Competition in Orlando, and travels to dance workshops and competitions regionally and nationally.


Your tax deductible donation will help support the company’s costs of attending workshops and competitions while also affording them the chance to include additional performances throughout Key West and Monroe County.


These funds will also assist scholarship students attain their dance goals and build upon their current programming to offer new outreach programs as they continue to grow in their dance education and develop their powerful company repertoire.

       ABOUT MIDA  

MIDA’s mission is to Merge Ideas and Develop the Art of Dance through creation, presentation and education, by developing and deepening public appreciation and support for dance. MIDA is a non-profit organization committed to the development of Modern Dance. Through the creation of  the Key West Modern Dance Festival we strive to bring together distinguished faculty and professionals from leading modern dance companies, up-and-coming choreographers, students and our communities in an effort to foster new innovations and awareness in modern and contemporary dance. At MIDA, we believe in developing cultural awareness and education. Our philosophy is that a country without art, is a country without identity. We are committed to fostering new talent, innovation, collaboration and philanthropic interest by providing meaningful education and learning opportunities for the communities that we serve.


Become a Young Dance Collective Patron and Give the Gift of Dance Today!


All contributions of cash or check can be, made payable to:

Merging Ideas Developing Arts (MIDA)

Contributions may be mailed or delivered to: 804 White Street, Key West, Fl. 33040


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For more information, contact Penny Leto at 305-296-9982 or email


Thank you!


Downtown Location: 

CoffeeMill Annex Dance Studio

804 White Street, Key West, FL 33040

(Between Olivia &  Petronia Streets.)

Newtown Location:

CoffeeMill Dance Studio By the Bay

3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2, Key West, FL 33040

(Parking and Entrance around back of building.)

© 2013-2019

by CoffeeMill Dance

Updated 10/23/19