Experience Melbourne City Dance Center
Complete Ballet, Ballroom, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap & Musical Theatre programs for all ages and levels taught by world renowned dancers, European and World Champion, Ekaterina Vaganova and Vaganova Academy graduate, Artem Yachmennikov... in the heart of Melbourne, FL!
Enrolling Now for the new season 2019-2020!
Melbourne City Dance Center offers enrollment throughout the academical year: August 2019 to May 2020.
We are the Premiere Pre-Professional Ballet & Ballroom Academy for all ages and levels, proving impeccable dance training in Brevard County. Offering classes also in Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Tap! Group and private classes for Adults: Ballet, Ballroom, Wedding Dance Choreography.
What You Will Find only At
Melbourne City Dance Center:
- Unique Russian Classical Ballet technique, Vaganova Method from the Vaganova Academy graduate.
- Balanchine style, Contemporary, Ballroom master classes throughout the year.
- World-renown teachers training students on the daily basis. Professional & Friendly Staff.
- Performance opportunities at the King Center for the Performing Arts, outreach programs and fundraisers at the American Muscle Car Museum.
- Participation in national and international ballet, contemporary and ballroom competitions. Award-winning students!
- Easy to find building – close to US1: Melbourne Professional Complex, 1600 Sarno rd Units 105-106-107 Melbourne, FL and plenty of free parking!
Please call or e-mail to schedule your trial and evaluation class:
Tel.: 321-425 0111
About the Owners of MCDC
Brevard's Premiere Ballet & Ballroom Dance Academy!
Come learn with the best at Melbourne City Dance Center!
The owners and teachers of Melbourne City Dance Center are world dance celebrities: Mr. Artem Yachmennikov & Mrs. Ekaterina Vaganova.
Mr. Artem has graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St-Petersburg, Russia, he has proudly been a first soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet, soloist of the Mariinsky Theater and principal of the Dutch National Theater and San Francisco Ballets. He has performed leading roles in the most prestigious classical ballet productions and has partnered with some of the most talented ballerinas of our time.
Mrs. Ekaterina is a three-times World Champion. She is a European, Ukrainian, Russian and Italian national 10 dances and Latin Champion. She has been a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance Russia and Pro dancer and teacher on Dancing With The Stars in Russia and Italy.
Artem and Ekaterina serve also as Founders and Artistic Directors of a non for profit organization, Melbourne City Ballet Theatre.
All of Melbourne City Dance Center dance instructors are personable and fully certified to teach dancing at all ages and levels. Whether your focus is technique, flexibility or you’re just looking for a new way to work out, you can find it here.
Our system of teaching is designed to optimize your learning process, best fit your choice of dance style, desires and goals, and ensure that you are having a fantastic time while learning to dance!
Explore our site for more information, and feel free to reach out with questions.
Classes We Offer
Join Our Dance Family!
We all know that almost every little girl dreams of becoming a ballerina! This is understandable, after all, the ballet is the embodiment of grace, beauty, elegance, musicality and lightness. Through ballet your child can be involved in the world of Sylphide and cupids. We are happy to see the children's eyes light up when they wear colorful skirts, ballet tutus and ballet shoes, and begin to spin and dance to the classical music. Our main tasks - to reveal the rich creative world of the child, to teach them to move gracefully, to feel the music, to focus, and to provide a lifetime of skills for any employment.
Through dance your child will acquire a healthy figure, beautiful posture, flexibility, coordination, graceful movement and the ability to carry oneself socially. Among so many lessons, ballet teaches discipline and tempers the soul and the body. Dance helps to protect our youth from aggressions of the external environment so they may grow healthy, happy, confident and soulful. The skills learned at Melbourne City Dance Center will prove useful both in and out of the dance studio and well into his or her adult years. Classical ballet is so much more than good posture and the ability to beautifully "flit" around the stage. At Melbourne City Dance Center our students receive comprehensive aesthetic education, have opportunities to perform their artistic talents, get acquainted with the best personalities and creations of classical culture and build character.
Melbourne City Dance Center believes that students should have numerous opportunities to showcase what they have learned. Through beautiful productions of famous ballets, national ballet competitions, international intensives, camp programs and performances at community events, students will live out their wildest dreams on stage. MCDC students qualify for world wide prestigious intensive ballet programs as Bolshoi Ballet Intensive, Royal Ballet Theatre Intensive, San Francisco Intensive, American Ballet Theatre Intensive, Pacific North Ballet Intensive and Boston Ballet Intensive.
Melbourne City Dance Center Pre-Professional Ballet Training Program offers the most comprehensive training in the performing arts Brevard County-wide. The program includes ballet, pointe, variations, dance practice, ballroom, stretch and conditioning.
We help all of our students in the pre-professional program reach their own personal goals, whether that includes dancing professionally, attending a college dance program, or becoming a passionate supporter of the performing arts Brevard County-wide and beyond. Our faculty members have had professional performing careers and extensive teaching experience, and therefore are able to share with the students an inclusive world-view of dance.
Melbourne City Dance Center's students have multiple performance opportunities throughout collaboration of MCDC with the Melbourne CIty Ballet Theatre. Our owners, Ms. Katia and Mr. Artem, have been appointed as the Artistic Dirctors of the Melbourne City Ballet Theatre and have already presented the acclaimed production, the Sleeping Beauty, to Brevard's audience at the King Center for the Performing Arts, where MCDC dancers performed original choreography in lead roles typically performed by professional artists, sharing the stage with the brightest stars of ballet of the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa. This year we will be presenting the most loved of classical ballets of all time, the Swan Lake with the 55 professional dancers of the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa and Satellite Symphonic Orchestra!
Interested in learning more? Get in contact with a member of our team, we are happy to answer all of your questions!
There is a big, beautiful world of ballroom dancing for children of all ages here at Melbourne City Dance Center! MCDC Ballroom couples are Winners and Finalists of Miami Vibe 2018, Emerald Ball 2019, Platinum Dancesport Classic 2019, Millennium Dancesport Competition 2019, South Open Dancesport Championships 2019.
MCDC has an extensive and detailed program carefully designed to help dancers become the best that they can be. The group classes are especially designed to deliver many healthy dance benefits, as well as life-long lessons. Instruction is in the International Style Syllabus of Latin and Standard, and Caribbean Mix dances. Dances include Waltz, Tango, Viennese waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha-cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso doble, Jive, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata and more! Private lessons are one-on-one sessions with our professional dance instructors. The focus can be on social or competitive dancing. Private ballroom lessons are the most effective and fastest way to improve. The personal attention that student receives from one dedicated private ballroom dance lesson is equal to three or four hours of a group lesson.
Students are accepted with or without previous training.
Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Jazz & Contemporary!
There is so much to explore with the variety of dance styles offered by MCDC! These dance styles are a favorite among many of our students and their biggest fans, our parents. Everyone loves the opportunity to explore the different styles offered in these technique based classes. Our amazing instructors prioritize that every student receives individual attention during the group class sessions. Our students are provided with multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. Instruction is geared toward competition and performance, although participation in competition is not mandatory.
Adult Ballet & Social Ballroom
Ready to plunge into the welcoming world of Adult Ballet but don't know where to start? We invite you to join our Adult Ballet classes with Mr. Artem Yachmennikov for advanced level and Mrs. Samantha Henn for Beginner level, every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at MCDC, and now also on Tuesday night from 7:30-8:30pm!
Social Ballroom and Adult Ballet classes are included in one card.
The price of 10 classes punch card is $130. Card is valid for 60 days from the day of purchase.
$20 is a single class.
Ready to start?
Contact the studio today to sign-up and try a class!
Social Ballroom & Wedding Dance
At Melbourne City Dance Center, our world class instructors customize their lessons into simple steps helping students to learn quickly, while having lots of fun. Gain confidence to get up and dance at that next office party, wedding, or family gathering when the music starts playing! Couples learn Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, Vienese Waltz, Swing/Lindy, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Hussle, and more. Ages 15-Adult. No experience necessary!
We offer private lessons, one-on-one sessions with our professional dance instructors. Each lesson is tailored to your specific needs and goals. Private ballroom lessons are the most effective and fastest way to improve. The personal attention you receive from one dedicated private ballroom dance lesson is equal to three or four hours of a group lesson. Students are eligible for MCDC offered complimentary practice, times of the practice session have to be agreed prior with the administrator.
We offer custom choreography for weddings; The First Dance, Dance With My Father, or the Mother's Dance With Her Son. Couples can also choose to create a group number for the entire wedding party. MCDC will tailor fit the routine to your chosen wedding song and can help couples choose a song and dance style that reflects your unique personalities; a one of a kind creation guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime!
Hours of Operation
Mon: 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed: 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Thu: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 1:30pm
1600 Sarno Rd Unit 106, Melbourne, FL 32935, USA