Maryland Dance Alliance 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020 (Snow date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020)

Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue

Owings Mills, MD 21117

7:00pm performance


$10/general admission; $5/students, seniors, and teachers;

Children 5 and under are free.  

Tickets are no longer available online but can be purchased at the door.

Cash or check only at the box office.

Intent Form due by Tuesday, October 1st.  

MDA Policies and Procedures: Click HERE

MDA Information Sheet: Click HERE

All checks should be made payable to MDEA and
to the following address:

Baltimore County Public Schools

Office of Music and Dance Education

Attn. Sonia Synkowski

105 West Chesapeake Ave

Towson, MD 21204 


October 1, 2019

  • Intention Form due

October 31, 2019

  • School fee due ($100), check payable to MDEA, non-refundable 

November 21, 2019

January 3, 2020

  • Announcement of Evening Performers

January 24, 2020

  • Dancer fees due, check payable to MDEA

    • $10 per dancer

  • Dancer Fee Form must accompany payment and is available HERE.  ​

  • All fees are non-refundable and must be submitted by this date for participation in the Maryland

       Dance Alliance.


February 9, 2020

  • T-shirt Orders due (optional)

  • Click HERE for the online store to purchase t-shirts.  

February 14, 2020​

  • Dinner Orders due (optional) 

February 28, 2020 (Snow date: March 3, 2020)

  • Maryland Dance Alliance @ the Gordon Center for Performing Arts 

  • Arrival @ 11am

  • Performance @ 7pm

The 7pm performance is open to the public.  Tickets for the 7pm performance will be available at the door.  $10/general admission; $5/students and seniors; Children 5 and under are free.  Cash or checks only, please.    


About the Event: The Maryland Dance Alliance (MDA) takes place annually and is sponsored by the Maryland Dance Education Association.  MDA is a day of masterclasses with application to perform in an adjudicated evening concert.


Mission: MDA’s mission is to cultivate student leadership through the participation of schools with NHDSA chapters and make connections between high school age dance programs from across Maryland.


Participants: All high school age dance programs in MD (public/private/parochial/independent schools in MD with curricular dance programs, Rec and Parks, Community Dance Organizations, and private studios) are invited to participate in MDA.  All high school age dance programs must also meet the eligibility requirements as outlined below.  All work submitted will be adjudicated for evening concert selection.   



2018 – All MDA school’s sponsors/teachers must be NDEO/MDEA professional members or NDEO/MDEA institutional members by the video submission deadline.  An institutional membership is also needed to apply for an NHSDA chapter.

2019 – All MDA schools must be institutional members of NDEO and must have applied for NHSDA chapter status by the video submission deadline.

2020 and beyond – All MDA schools must have and maintain active NHSDA chapters by the video submission deadline.

The Maryland Dance Alliance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Questions?  Need more information?  

Contact the MDA Co-Chairs: Maia DeBaugh, Heather Brooke Malone-Wolf, and Sonia Synkowski 

MSAC Color logo Horizontal text.png

© 2015 Maryland Dance Education Association, Inc. 

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon