Jen has over 30 years experience teaching and coaching dancers of all ages. With all that experience has come numerous choreography awards at the local, regional, and national levels. But, she believes you must continue to learn from the best in the business. She feels blessed to have had a chance to learn from and cultivate friendships with Mike Peele, Kassidy Bright, Liam Keflezgy, Talia Favia, Chaz Buzan, Gigi Torrest to name just a few. It is even more rewarding when they visit MDC and share their insights and their love of dance with all the other dancers.
Jen believes in helping dancers push themselves to new heights. She believes you should always strive to do better than the last time you danced. When a student falls in love with dance, they become a “Dancer.” Since dance is an art and no two artist grow and learn the same, she will do whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals and find their inner passion.
Jen helped start MDC with a goal of nurturing a “family vibe” in the studio. It was never going to be a dance factory where young dancers were just a number. There are always going to be moments of listening, crying, laughing, and supporting as there are in all families. Jen’s daughters both grew up and danced in the studio. And now, Elizabeth is teaching and coaching as well. Jen’s forever “boyfriend”, Mike, has done so many things over the 30 years from running music and lights for the shows, listening to countless hours of music, and watching endless dance movies and shows to the point he could be a judge himself! MDC is truly a family.
You will probably never find another coach that will be there more for you and your dancer, will push your dancer harder to become their best, and will be the loudest and biggest supporter of dance than Jen Garry.