Miami Dade College

Kendall Campus

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Balancing traditional and contemporary values, Miami Dance College Kendall Campus Dance program is a unique two-year dance curriculum that educates, inspires, elevates, and engages the theory and practice of dance. Students participate in the rigor of formal dance training with a flexible curriculum that culminates is an Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) in Dance.  Participants explore and engage in the ever-evolving art, theory, philosophy, and practice of dance. The program offers serious students an opportunity to explore, train, and analyze themselves as artists, and as human beings.  Student of the MDC Kendall Dance program receive exceptional artistic skills and academic knowledge in preparation for professional careers in dance, related fields and life!

A highly qualified faculty guide students through a wide range of forms that include classical ballet, traditional and contemporary modern dance, West African, Afro-Caribbean, Body Conditioning and Somatic, Jazz and Hip-hop dance. Dance training is reinforced through performance studies, workshops, master classes, and lecture presentation.  The flexible and diverse curriculum ensures that students have the knowledge, experience, and discipline to compete in the professional environment.

Classes and Training

  • Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Ballet
  • Traditional and Contemporary Modern Dance
  • West African
  • Afro-Caribbean
  • Afro-Cuban
  • Afro-Haitian
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Pointe
  • Dance Composition
  • Dance inter-media
  • Dance Theory, History & Appreciation
  • Performance studies
  • Improvisation
  • Arts Administration

Dance Career and Related Fields

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Choreographer
  • Performer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Dance Educator
  • Physical Therapy
  • Costume Designer
  • Dance Photographer
  • Dance Ethnographer
  • Somatic Instructor
  • Massage Therapist

Jubilation Dance Ensemble

Jubilation Dance Ensemble (JBE) is a diverse dance company that performs various genres of dance. The mission of JDE is to preserve, enhance and inspire emerging dance artists. JDE performs at MDC and participates in master classes, dance festivals, conferences and various academic events throughout the community. Students must be dance major or minors. Audition is required.

Choreography: Pioneer Winter, Joanna Ursal, Brittany Williams, Tiffany Merritt-Brown, Simone Sobers, Roger Jeffrey, A’keitha Carey, Shamar Watt, Michelle Grant-Murray, Louines Louinis, Milagros Ramirez and Rennie Harris

College and University Affiliations

  • Alabama State University
  • Albany State University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Long Island University
  • Jacksonville University

Institutional and Organizational Affiliations

  • American College Dance Association (ACDA)
  • Florida Dance Educators Organization
  • National Dance Educators Organization
  • Colloquium of African Diaspora Dance
  • Umfundalai Dance
  • Katherine Dunham Center for the Arts and Humanities
  • Rennie Harris PureMovement
  • American Dance Festival
  • Tigertail Productions
  • DanceAfrica
  • South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
  • Deering Estates
  • National Water Dance
  • MDC Live Arts

Dance Company Affiliations

  • Augusto Soledad Brazz Dance Theatre -Miami, FL
  • Olujimi Dance Theatre-Miami, FL
  • Delou African Drum and Dance Ensemble-Miami, FL
  • Obika Dance, New York, NY
  • Nora Chipaumire and Dancers, New York
  • Urban Bush Woman, New York, NY
  • Ballet Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Deeply Rooted, Chicago, IL
  • Forces of Nature, New York, NY
  • Ron K. Brown/Evidence-New York, NY

Faculty

  • Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator of Program - Ballet, Horton, Graham. West African, Contemporary Modern, Dance History and Dance Appreciation
  • A’keitha Carey - Afro-Caribbean, Contemporary Modern
  • Loren Davidson – Contemporary Modern, Somatic, Dance History and Dance Appreciation
  • Jorge Morejon – Dance History, Dance Appreciation

Contact Information

Michelle Grant-Murray, Program Coordinator
mgrantmu@mdc.edu
305-237-2638
305-237-2282 (Music Office)