Experience Madeline's Studio of Dance
Where Stars Shine
The mission of MSD is to share a passion of dance, while helping its students grow, succeed, and excel in all different styles and structure of dance. The studio will be fully devoted to its students, understand their limitations, and set them up for success.
Owner/ Instructor: Madeline Buckbee
Hello, my name is Madeline Buckbee. I am the official owner and instructor at MSD. I grew up dancing, starting at the age of three at Ark City Dance in Arkansas City, KS. I started competition dance when I was eight years old competing for Kari's Dance Academy in Emporia, KS, then returning to Ark City Dance Company until I was 17. I have danced in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, won a National Championship in 2009, and am a Cowley Tigerette Alumni and Barton Cougar Alumni. Dance has been a huge part of my life and I can't wait to share my knowledge with my students.
Beginner Level- 30 minutes
Baby and Me- Ages 1-2
Combo Class- Ages 3-6
Beginner Tumbling- Ages 3-6
Beginner Hip Hop- Ages 5-12
Baby and Me introduces basic gross motor movement and rhythm, while preparing them for the next level of dance. Includes Ballet, Pre-Tap, and Tumbling technique. An adult must participate with child. No dance shoes required.
Combo Class teaches the fundamentals of Ballet and Tap technique. They will need pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.
Beginner Tumbling teaches basic tumbling and floor technique. No shoes or socks recommended.
Beginner Hip Hop is all about having fun, with lots of breaking, popping and locking involved. The dancers will learn different Hip Hop techniques. Street shoes required.
Intermediate Level (Ages 7-12)- 45 minutes
Intermediate/ Advanced Tumbling (Ages 7-14)
Jazz I focuses on beginner jazz technique, while also working on flexibility and strength. This style of dance is upbeat and fun. Tan jazz shoes required.
Ballet I is a slow and disciplined style of dance. The dancers will learn the basics of ballet and barre technique. Pink ballet shoes required for girls, black ballet shoes for boys.
Tap I/II is all about the feet and rhythm. The dancers will learn the ABC's of tap and putting tap steps together to make combinations. Black tap shoes required.
Intermediate/ Advanced Tumbling focuses on more difficult floor passes and tumbling. No shoes or socks recommended.
Advanced Level (Ages 13-18)- 50 minutes
Advanced Combo is a combination of Jazz, Contemporary, and Technique. Contemporary focuses on telling a story and making a connection to the mind and body through fluid movements. The dancers will also focus on harder leaps, turns, and jumps; as well as strength and flexibility. Tan jazz shoes required.
Ballet II is a slow and disciplined style of dance. The dancers will learn advanced ballet technique and barre combinations. Pink ballet shoes required for girls and black ballet shoes for boys.
MPT Lvl 1 technique/ choreography 5:30-6:30pm
MPT Lvl 2 technique/ choreography 6:40-8pm
Beg. Tumbling 6-6:30pm
3-6 age Combo 6:40-7:10pm
Ballet I 7:15-7:45pm
Beg. Hip Hop 6-6:30pm
Tap II 6:35-7:05pm
Baby and Me 5:20-5:50pm
3-6 age Combo 6-6:30pm (pick one)
Ballet II 6:35-7:15pm
If interested in any class not listed above, let me know and I can try to work it into the schedule. Also, if a class exceeds the limit then I will start another class during the week, and the other class will be closed.
Classes begin August 12.
Option #1: Month to Month
Option #2: Every 3 months
Option #3: By semester (5% discount)
Option #4: Full- year (Aug-May) (10% discount)
Enrollment fee of $20 for the Fall and Spring semesters and $10 for the Summer semester.
Second class enrolled is $30 a month or unlimited fee of $100 (take as many classes as you wish for this fee).
If paying the month to month option, payments must be made by the first class of the month. $20 late fee if not paid by the 15th of the month. No refunds once class has been paid for.
Payments can be made by cash, card, or check (made out to Madeline's Studio of Dance). There will be a $30 charge for any returned checks. If paying with card there is a 1.75% upcharge.
Tuition remains the same regardless of classes that month.
Enrollment will be closed the beginning of January, due to preparation for the recital and will re-open in June.
$40 for an hour or $25 for 30 mins
Payment must be made before each lesson.
Offered in: jazz, ballet, tap, technique, and tumbling
Drop out Procedure
Immediate notification is required if your child no longer wants to continue with classes. You will be required to pay for all dance classes received. Registration fees are non-refundable as well as Costume Fees. Costumes are ordered as soon as the fee is received, since they are made to order I cannot return them or collect a refund. If paid, you will receive a costume regardless if your child is in the recital or not.
Attendance and Weather Cancellations
Attendance is crucial to see development and growth. Please be on time, in proper attire, and ready to learn. If a dancer is more than 15 minutes late, they must sit out.
No refunds, if absent or for weather cancellations, classes can be made-up, or the dancer can attend another age-appropriate class if absent.
If Clearwater school district is closed due to weather, so will the studio.
Students must be in appropriate dance attire; such as, leotard, tank or bra tops, bootie shorts, dance or yoga pants, etc. Clothes need to be form-fitting, so I can properly evaluate the body. Hip Hop is the only exception, Hip Hop dancers can wear baggy or loose-fitting clothes. Jean material is not acceptable and hair needs to be pulled back away from the face.
Girls in ballet will need to wear a black leotard and pink tights; also, hair needs to be in a bun if possible. Boys taking ballet need to be in all black.
No loose hair or jewelry.
Dancers can wear socks AT THEIR OWN RISK.
There will be an annual recital in May each year. Attendance is even more crucial in the Spring to prepare for this big event.
No refunds or returns once costumes have been ordered.
I will collect recital money the end of January and order costumes the beginning of February.
$20 recital fee and $50ish for costume
Recital is optional, but is an awesome experience!
Label all shoes, bags, clothes, etc. MSD is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Ages for classes are not the only determining factor- skill level will also decide what class they should participate in.
NO GUM; food is acceptable in the lounge area and water is acceptable on the dance floor.
Parents can observe class the last session of the month.
Progress reports will be handed out at the end of each semester. Monthly newsletters will be emailed or handed out the beginning of each month.