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SCHOOL PROGRAMS | DANCE INTENSIVES | CLASSES/RESIDENCIES | LIVE PERFORMANCES

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ENTERTAIN

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EDUCATE

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COLLABORATE

Modern American Dance Company (MADCO)

celebrate the spirit of st. Louis

through the eyes of small businesses

Join us as we celebrate the ingenuity of small businesses during these difficult times. MADCO's own Gabby Billy and Daryon Kent will be featured performers among other artists and entreprenuers. Hosted by Nexcore, this celebration of the local small business community will feature live streams July 9th & 10th from 6-9pm and all day July 11th. Click below to view the stream and find out more!

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 43 years.

we currently have 18 working artists

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPDATE ON RESILIENCE FROM THE BOARD

Due to COVID-19 All events at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts have been cancelled between now and March 29. 


This means that PNC Arts Alive Presence MADCO: Resilience has been cancelled too.

MADCO is working to reschedule but at this time the timeline is unclear. For updates, please check back at our website as well as our Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Thank you for all your support and patience as we work to reschedule this performance.


Resilience Dance Program

We hope to reschedule these performances later this year, so please check back

RESILIENCE aims to create trauma-informed arts programming to battle adversity through movement in St. Louis city and surrounding counties with education, community outreach, and mainstage performances. In collaboration with St. Louis nonprofit Hope Creates, the Salvation Army, and the Center for Trauma Recovery at UMSL, RESILIENCE will take the people of St. Louis on a restorative path from trauma to healing through stories of survivors.

“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