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1663 S. 9th St Milwaukee WI 53204     414-559-2005     Facebook
Welcome to the Dance Academy of Mexico!!!
For more information, come visit us at 1663 S. 9th Street between 5 and 7pm weekdays or call us for more information at 414-559-2005 or Like and Message us on Facebook

The Dance Academy of Mexico was established by Marina Croft in 2010 with the purposes of:

  • Preserving the traditional dances of Mexico
  • Promoting the arts
  • Having fun with friends while performing and traveling to performances
Since it’s creation, the Dance Academy has performed in many places such as
  • Disney World in Orlando, Florida in 2013 and 2012 

  • Mexican Fiesta in 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.


  • Summerfest in 2013

  • Rock and Sole Marathon with Summerfest in 2013

  • The Milwaukee Art Museum in 2013

So, Why Join the Academy?

What if you could influence more of your child’s skills and experiences by putting them into programs that empower them to learn skills apart from what they would just learn in school?  

What if by learning these skills they had a chance to see more of the world than they would otherwise and to learn more about how the world works?  

What if by the time they graduated high school, they had already accomplished much more than just passing their classes and getting that diploma?

If you are like we were, then you might expect your child’s future to be like this: Your child will graduate high school and get a job or will go to a community college or university and get a job, perhaps get married, have kids of their own and will likely work until he or she retires.  

Why not enrich their lives by allowing them experiences they can learn from, that they will remember for a long time, and that they can pass on to their children? 

Through the Dance Academy of Mexico, your child will:

  • Learn how to dance Mexican traditional dances - a rare type of dance that will make your child unique
  • Be in a safe environment with friends engaging in constructive activities
  • Get exercise during rigorous dance classes that will keep your child happy and healthy.
  • Learn Self-Presentation: Your child will learn how to perform in front of people so he/she is not afraid. 
  • Responsibility: as he/she learns to care of the costumes to pay attention in class and more.  (There’s also a “Responsibility” section below)
  • Have the opportunity to travel to shows and see more of the state and country.

Keep in mind that most people live within 70 miles of where they grew up.  If this is the case for your child, then except for the occasional vacation around the US or to visit family in Mexico, your child will probably not see much of the world or have skills other than what they learn in school.  What a loss! 

Even if your son or daughter doesn’t become a professional dancer (which we don’t expect them to), keep in mind that for now, people and organizations will always want to see the traditional dances of Mexico and other parts of the world. They will want people to come to them to perform. This means that your child will have many chances to travel and see parts of the state and the country (like our annual trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida) that they wouldn’t have had otherwise if they had just played sports in school or played video games at home or going to dances at school and clubs here in Milwaukee.

Academy Attitude Toward our Children/Students:

 

Our children need to grow up to safe and smart.  We need to begin to train our children to keep themselves safe and smart.  We contribute to this by giving them child-sized responsibilities so that they grow up with experience in having and completing these responsibilities.  

 

With regard to the Academy, these responsibilities include: 

 

  • Treating others with respect (both in and out of class)
  • Paying attention in class (not playing or talking).
  • Speaking up for themselves and asking questions in class when they need help or they don’t understand.
  • During presentations: Taking care of their costumes so that they aren’t lost or damaged.
  • During Presentations: (with the exception of little ones) being able to change themselves out of and into costumes quickly between dances and knowing which costumes are for which dances.
  • After presentations: Making sure that their costumes are cleaned and ironed for the next show that comes up.  ***Depending on your child’s age, you may need to help them with this.  (Sometimes show opportunities come up unexpectedly or with only a few days notice.  Having costumes ready will help you in those times).
  • Picking up their bottles of water, their coats, dance shoes and dance equipment, and garbage at the Academy AND AT HOME.

 

Academy Attitude Toward Our Parents and Adults

 

We need your help to make your children responsible. 

 

  • Talk to your children about their responsibilities above.
  • Provide your child with a suitcase that is just large enough for their costumes.  For boys the suitcases will be smaller because they take up less space.  For girls the suitcases will be bigger because of their dresses.  
  • If your child comes home and says that he/she doesn’t understand a dance or choreography, ask them if they asked their teacher for help. They must learn to ask questions and to speak up for themselves now, so that they will do this when they are older because it will teach them how to take care of themselves and their future families.  
  • As parents it is our job to provide a safe place for our children to grow up strong and secure. But we must also give them the skills to fend for themselves as they get older.  Treating kids like young adults is how we at the Academy accomplish this.  We think that kids and adults should all have fun.  The other side of the coin is that we don’t believe that childhood should only be a time of school and play without any real responsibilities.  We must encourage and require our children to begin taking safe responsibilities now so that they create the habit of being responsible throughout their lives.
  • Talk to us about what you need. The same responsibility of speaking up we ask of our students we also ask of you.
For more information, come visit us at 1663 S. 9th Street between 5 and 7 weekdays or call us for more information at 414-559-2005 or Like and Message us on Facebook
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