COFFEEMILL'S "YOUNG DANCE COLLECTIVE"

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

The CoffeeMill Young Dance Collective (YDC) is Monroe County's only non-profit student dance company and is 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 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.

 

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.

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ABOUT THE YDC PROGRAM

This year there are 3 groups within the Young Dance Collective student dance company.

 

The YDC Competition Team 1

- Travels to conventions, competitions, workshops throughout the year. 

- Performs and represents the YDC in community events as well as performs in YDC shows and performances.

- Takes company class and rehearses on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.

- Must take appropriate Ballet Level classes  plus at least 2 other styles of dance.

- Ballet Level 6 dancers are only required to take both YDC Company Ballet classes on Wednesday and Saturday, plus at least 2 other styles of dance. 

 

The YDC Competition Team 2

- Travels to some competitions throughout the year. 

- Performs and represents the YDC in community events as well as performs in YDC shows and performances.

- Takes company class and rehearses on Saturday (this group may be called in on some Wednesdays). 

- Must take appropriate Ballet Level classes plus at least 1 other style of dance. 

 

The YDC Performing Group

- Performs and represents the YDC in community events as well as performs in YDC shows and performances.

- Takes company class and rehearses on Saturday (this group may be called in on some Wednesdays). 

- Must take appropriate Ballet Level classes plus at least 1 other style of dance

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       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.

Artistic Director, Maurizio Nardi  (former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company) says "through the creation of  the Key West Modern Dance Intensive 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 CoffeeMill Young Dance Collective Patron and Give the Gift of Dance Today!

All contributions can be made by debit/credit at paypal.me/youngdancecollective or by check/cash to:

 Merging Ideas Developing Arts (MIDA) and may be mailed/delivered to 804 White Street, Key West, Fl. 33040. 

 

All Donations made through MIDA benefitting the CoffeeMill YDC are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

For more information, contact Penny Leto at 305-296-9982 or email coffeemilldance@aol.com

 

Thank you!