Mission

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Our mission at Melina's is to create a place where dreams take center stage and inspiring self confidence, discipline and respect for self and others is the ultimate goal.

Melina's is a non-competitive dance studio. Our dancers can be seen sharing their love of dance at festivals, parades, and community events throughout the Northern Virginia and DC communities.

 

​From our youngest two-year-old dancers through our oldest dancers, our students are taught carefully planned and proven curriculum that is specifically designed to teach solid technique fundamentals in a fun, exciting, and age-appropriate environment.

We appreciate that the heart of a dancer is born into many different bodies and the love of dance can take on many different styles. We believe that dancers of all ages can benefit from formal dance training through improved muscle tone, flexibility, and coordination; and that their minds and hearts are greatly inspired by the magic that is Melina's.

We believe if you can dream it you can achieve it!

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MDC is a Safer Studio™

MDC focuses on an extensive amount of measures to create a Safer Studio™ environment beginning with requiring students and staff who are ill to stay home, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and making curricular and facility adaptations to minimizing contact and mingling.

MDC is Youth Protection Advocates in Dance® Certified!

❤ Background checked and CPR certified teachers
❤ Safer Studio™ Policy
❤ Teacher training & proven curriculum
❤ A focus on safety & wellness for every student
❤ Secured facilities
❤ Viewing windows
❤ Social media safety practices

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Faculty

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Krystal Klem
Studio Owner

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Amber Cerchione
Operations Manager

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Kathryn Hopkins
Marketing Manager

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Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Ballet Instructor

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Peggy Pottenger
Dance Instructor

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Nicky Klem
Dance Instructor

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Kelly Long
UKID Coordinator

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Gina Consumano
Dance Instructor

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Deja Pender
Dance Instructor

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