Destination Dance Open Houses on August 23 & 24

Destination Tap Collective Auditions on August 23

Destination Dance School Classes begin Sept. 11

Inside Out Dance Ensemble Auditions on Sept. 15 & 16

The first session for the 14th fall series of Monroe County Community College's Destination Dance School classes begin Monday, September 11, 2023, with the second session starting in late October. Destination Dance School offers classes for children ages four and up, through teen and adult sessions. Classes range from ballet, tap, jazz and ballet barre along with a variety of ballroom styles including foxtrot, rumba, cha cha, waltz, tango, swing, nightclub, two step and salsa. Students of Destination Dance will have the opportunity to participate in two recitals, one on Thursday, December 14, 2023, and another in the spring on Thursday, May 23, 2024. 

Two Open Houses for those who want to learn more about Destination Dance classes and opportunities will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24 in Room 139 in the Welch Health Education Building on the college's main campus 1555 S. Raisinville Road in Monroe. 

In addition to the Open Houses on August 23 - 24 and the start of classes the week of September 11, auditions for the Destination Tap Collective for intermediate and advanced tap enthusiasts will be held Wednesday, August 23 from 7 - 8 p.m., also in Room 139 in the Welch Health Education Building.

The MCCC Inside Out Dance Ensemble will also host auditions for the 2023-2024 season on Friday, September 15, from 5 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 16, from 9 - 11 a.m. Under the direction of Destination Dance director Kelli Lajiness, IODE is a contemporary dance company that was established in 2010 that provides entertainment for events and functions both on- and off-campus. For IODE, Lajiness is seeking experienced male and female dancers age 18 and over for full company membership and age 14 for apprenticeships to join IODE. 

Each six-week Destination Dance session ranges in cost from from $69 - $87, with senior fees at only $39 - $43.50. In addition, instructor Kellie Lajiness offers a wedding bells ballroom package and other private dance lesson opportunities.

For more information about IODE or any of the Destination Dance School classes offered and schedules, visit, use the "View the Schedule and Register" button and select the "Dance" option. Contact Lajiness via email at with additional questions. 

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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