If you’re thinking about moving to Los Angeles to pursue your career as a professional dancer, or want to be apart of an intensive program, the certificate program is a great avenue. My role as Millennium’s student advisor is to not only inform students about classes and teachers, but give them one on one advice about the dance industry itself. Whether it is how to get an agent, find out about auditions, or simply go to dance events/performances and meet new people. I will be checking in on students to make sure they are getting the full benefits of the program by attending the classes that are best suited for them individually.
Whether you are participating for two or twelve months, Millennium’s team is there to guide and support you in everything you do.
During this week’s Monday morning meeting we will finalize your dance plan and lock in your 3 core teachers. Core teachers will stay locked in for most of your program, depending on the length of time you are dancing with us.
Enjoy your dance plan and program workshops! Non-core classes may be changed at this time.
Why choose Millennium?
Millennium Dance Complex, established in 1992, is an icon in the dance world, sought out and respected by dancers in the professional and recreational dance communities. Our Certificate Program is designed to immerse the dancer in every facet of our center in an intensive training from top choreographers in the world, side by side with professional working dancers. Our highly skilled staff is focused upon you accomplishing your dance goals and supporting you on your journey in dance…whatever path you may choose. Millennium has a down to earth approach to learning and a very strong sense of community.
Is previous dance training necessary?
Yes, previous dance training is necessary. The program is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers. Dancers with strong training backgrounds will find many opportunities to rapidly achieve new skill and artistic levels. Beginners will not be accepted into the program.
What is the minimum age for the Certificate Program?
The minimum age is 15, no exceptions.
Can I work while in the MDCCP?
Yes, domestic students & anyone with a valid work permit for the United States may accept employment as long as it does not impact your ability to train and complete your schedule.
Can I go to auditions while in the program?
Yes, you can go to auditions during your studies. You will also be able to attend any open auditions that are being held at our studio.
Will you help me find auditions, an agent or a job after the program?
No, we do not help in audition or job search. That is an agents job. If you don’t have any knowledge about all the talent agencies that are out there, you can put in a Google search. There are multiple knowledgeable dancers out there, that have created lists with talent agent information.
Do you help with student visas?
How do I find housing?
Can I do less than 2 months?
No, you cannot. The minimum duration is 2 months. No exceptions. If you cannot or do not want to do 2 months, check out our Dance Pass and other classes packages here.
Who should the letter of recommendation be from?
The letter of recommendation should be from someone that has previously worked with you (teacher, mentor, co-worker, employer, etc.). Someone who can tell us a little about you and your work ethics.
What should the essay be about? And how long should it be?
In the essay tell us about yourself, what you expect to receive from the program, why you would be a positive addition and your future goals. We recommend half a page to a full page for your essay.
The certificate program pushed me to have an organized schedule, it also allowed me to take classes that I thought where “out” of my style, but I ended up loving them and trying out new things! Besides all the amazing people I got to meet and be friends with from all around the world, this was an amazing experience and I would do it again any time if I have the chance!
The Certificate Program was so amazing and challenging for me. Every day you learn something really good with people, the staff that was very nice to me, and also with all the teachers you get to know here. The best part for me is that you can go at any time of the day and feel like you are getting better every hour. It’s really worth it!
I have learned so much since the program, it has helped me realize new dreams I never thought were possible and achieve goals that I had! The friends and relationships with teachers/mentors are something I will appreciate forever!! The atmosphere is so welcoming and they push you to your fullest potential (teachers won’t let you give up).
The mentor classes, being just a small class of students which you already know, were so nice – a good break from those filled classes. Every day was a new goal, a new challenge to complete!
Coming back home and owning a studio, it helps students realize that you can do anything, helps them with their training and it’s great for them to hear the stories of the real world!
I can’t wait to come back!!
For me the best part was the overall atmosphere of the studio. Everything, from how friendly everyone was, to how great all the teachers and classes were, it just felt right. The huge variety of teachers who all teach differently is amazing as well. My ability to pick up choreography improved so much from the program. In the beginning it took me a couple classes to get the choreography and in the end, I was able to get it in one class most of the time. Overall it was one of my best experiences ever and I can’t wait to return.