I believe MDC has an open positive environment for artistic development and dance education for all ages. It provides studio space for various dance instructors, choreographers and local dance companies to come together under one roof. The Dance Center offers a variety of dance classes currently through School of Classical Ballet, Montana Dance Inc. and soon to be other independent dance artists. The Dance Center also hosts two community based dance companies: Terpsichore Dance Company is a vibrant modern contemporary dance company comprised of professional adult dancers; Motion Arts Dance Company is a youth performing company for dancers 8 to 20 yrs.old. MDC gives these companies a studio base for consistent rehearsal times and provides affordable rental fees. In return they share their knowledge and give inspiration to the other dancers, teachers and choreographers.