1st day of Classes
Mount Pearl School of Dance is opening its doors for the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, September 9th.
The Dance wear store will be open from 9:30am-3pm for all your dance wear needs. :)
Early Bird Registration for Returning Students
We will be holding pre-registration for all RETURNING MPSD STUDENTS on Monday, July 17th, from 4-7pm. If you are a pre-existing MPSD student, please come visit us at that time to set up your 2017-2018 dance schedule.
Dance Teachers' Association Aspire Scholarship Info
Please refer to the attached information if interested in applying for the scholarship :)
Easter holiday closure
Mount Pearl School of Dance will be closed on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 and Easter Sunday and Monday, April 1 & 2. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 3 as per usual.
Term fees should be paid in full by the first class of each Term.
Please be advised that students will not be permitted to continue into the next term unless their account is paid in FULL.
Thank you for your cooperation.
SOUL STEPS CREW PERFORMED AS CURTAIN RAISER FOR INTERNATIONAL DANCE GROUP 605 COLLECTIVE!!
Soul Steps Crew (Choreographed by Erika Wilansky and featuring MPSD dancers Amanda Chretien, Robyn Byrne, and Kaleela Dominic) performed as an opening act for internationally renowned dance act 605 Collective's "Audible". The show was April 29th and 30th at the LSPU Hall at 8pm.
Check out NDW's cool Audible micro site:
Congratulations to Elisabeth Pardy on her success in the Cecchetti Associate exam. Beth adds the Cecchetti Associate to her long list of teaching credentials. We are very proud of all the work she has done!
Mount Pearl School of Dance Welcomes new Artistic Directors
As Mount Pearl School of Dance enters its 32nd year of excellence in dance education, exciting changes and developments are in the air. Michele Newhook is delighted to announce that Amanda Chretien, Beth Pardy, and Erika Wilansky will be joining her as Artistic Directors and Owners of MPSD. Specialists in their respective dance genres of contemporary, classical ballet, hip hop, jazz, burlesque, and tap, the new Artistic Directors have a dynamic vision for the future of dance training in Mount Pearl. We want you to be a part of it! Having taught and studied both nationally and in Europe, Michele, Amanda, Beth and Erika are thrilled to share their knowledge and passion for dance. We encourage you to head to the 'Faculty' page of this website to read more about the new Artistic Directors' dance accomplishments and qualifications.
MOUNT PEARL SCHOOL OF DANCE- Raising the bar for dance, one student at a time
DTAN Scholarship Winner!
Congratulations to Amanda Chretien who was one of the winners of the Dance Teachers of Newfoundland Scholarship for 2010. Amanda is spending six weeks studying dance in Toronto. Her focus this summer is primarily on urban dance including hip hop, popping jazz, & jazz funk. She will be training at O.I.P in Toronto, with their world-class faculty including Danny Davalos (O.I.P. Dance Centre's Director and Owner), guest choreographers Luther Brown (C.E.O., Artistic Director, and Owner of Do-Dat Entertainment), Heather Leslie (dancer and choreographer). Mario Castillo (Take IT TO THA FLOOR Co-Founder and a world wide dancer and choreographer), Kojo "TUCH" Mayne (World wide dancer and choreographer) & Mariano Abarca (One of the best breakdancers in the country). In addition to her classes at O.I.P., she is also studying jazz with Stelio Calagias the owner and Artistic Director of Metro Movement Dance Studio in Toronto and former Director of "Les Ballet Jazz". Amanda returns to Newfoundland, just in time to begin teaching in our summer programs. She is already bursting with fresh ideas and is looking forward to having the opportunity to share what she has learned with our students.