The Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) takes our leadership in the St Louis Dance community seriously. As a company that touts social justice, we also need to lead by demonstrating social responsibility. And that means no classes, rehearsals or performances can happen without wearing masks and that do not fall within proper social distancing guidelines. You can see our guidelines below.

Modern American Dance Company  COVID-19 Guidelines

As a result of these restrictions, we find ourselves in a difficult situation as we start our 44th year. If you have ever been to a Modern American Dance Company performance, you know how physically demanding and amazing our performances are, and that Modern Dance doesn’t lend itself to maintaining proper social distancing.

We had several performances lined up that we cannot do at this time, and that has created a challenge and an opportunity for us at the same time.

The challenge is that we need your financial support to create new and innovative works that we can perform in this challenging time. This financial support will go to creating new choreography, as well as ways to bring you the performances - video equipment, videographers, lighting, and live streaming technology.

The opportunity for us is that we can and will continue to innovate and be a leader in the St. Louis dance community. We all need the arts more than ever and the Modern American Dance Company is committed to continuing to create stellar performances and programming in a socially responsible way that fits the times we find ourselves in.

We want to perform live and in-person with you and for you soon. Be safe everyone and thank you for your support.