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CONTINUING takes you on a journey through a series of emotional layers inspired by the rollercoaster that was the 2020 quarantine. This virtual dance experience choreographed by Natalie Williams explores finding the will to continue on through bleak circumstances.

Available to stream March 26 - 28. The show can be viewed from 5pm on the 26th through 11pm on the 28th. Once the show goes live, you will receive a link to your email which will allow you to view the show at your leisure throughout the weekend.

Tickets can be purchased individually or for a family viewing experience. Click the link to secure your ticket today!

MADCO'S IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY

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ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

5000+ students, 11,000 teachers and parents

PATRONS

10,000 and growing

YOUNG DANCERS

75 and growing

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

500+ and growing

Thanks to donors like you, MADCO has been delivering impactful arts and education programming to the St. Louis Region for 44 years.

we currently have 11 working artists

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Announcing... The virtual books in motion program

We are excited to announce that we now offer a Virtual Books in Motion program! This program is perfect for parents that have children at home or for schools that are looking for engaging virtual programs. Modern American Dance Company's professional dancers will lead your student(s) through movement activities that enhance their understanding of the themes in Kelly Yang's Front Desk!

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Choose from four 4-day programs: Pride, Family, Perseverance, and Dreams
  • Each day will include a 40-minute movement activity for the theme from the book
  • Each Program comes with a handout packet to guide you through the program
  • Purchase the whole set of programs and meet more of MADCO's Professional Dancers!

Books in Motion promotes parents or teachers and artists working together to design a creative and inspiring curriculum that fosters appreciation for the arts, love for reading, and hands - on experiences.

Of course we still offer our traditional 8-day in person Books in Motion program for those schools who are allowing visitors.

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Miss the event?

No worries! Click the link to view the streams of this three day event investigating race, community development and more as it relates to dance.

How MADCO Works

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Performance

Audiences don't just watch dance, they experience it! MADCO's Artistic team researches topics that impact the St. Louis community. Commissioned choreographers turn this research into movement, shining a light through mainstage performances. 

Outreach programs
Outreach

MADCO is known for fostering an inclusive and nurturing environment where community members grow together.The concert material turns into community outreach. MADCO works with community partners to develop a program that can be replicated for others with similar needs. 

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Education

Education that moves the community! Day-long dance education programs are developed for K-5th grade students. These programs reach every student in the school through performance and creative movement classes for all. MADCO works with project collaborators and partnering educators to develop a study guide for day long programming.

“MADCO was so inspiring! Using dance to help us feel what Jackie is always telling us - to be determined, work passionately, and always support your team. Leading with mental toughness and heart! What an awesome show!”

Student from the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center after REVIVAL

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your DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Every donation allows MADCO to provide services to your community! Your support makes what we do possible - THANK YOU!


MADCO is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization that seeks to enrich the lives of those involved by enabling the discovery of something new through dance with various performances, school programs, classes, and community/corporate outreach events.

MADCO IN THE NEWS

Featured on St Louis Public Radio
Nancy Fowler
Dance Company's Moves Could Inspire St. Louisans To Talk With Each Other 
Featured on St Louis Post-Dispatch
Calvin Wilson
MADCO's UNITY MOVEMENT Explores Cultural Connections
Featured on News Channel 5 KSDK
Rene Knott
St. Louis Performers Confront Race Through Dance