Welcome to MCD Dance Studio

We are a local dance studio based on the Bluff, Durban. We offer a variety of dance styles to all ages.

The studio has been running for over thirty years offering the highest quality of dance training to the community, with our students consistently achieving a high standard of work. Our focus is on teaching dance in a serious and professional manner, while maintaining a fun, friendly atmosphere. Our highly qualified teachers are enthusiastic and dedicated in bringing out the best of their students in each of their disciplines of dance. ‚Äč

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MCD Dance Studio
Maureen Cook 082 877 6380
Candice Danielz: 072 407 9296

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Class Time Table


Tuesdays and Fridays NG Church
13:00 – 13:30 Pre-Primaries
13:30 – 14:15 Primaries
14:15 – 15:00 Grade One
15:00 – 15:45 Grade Two
15:45 – 16:30 Grade Three
16:30 – 17:15 Grade Five
17:15 – 18:00 Intermediate
18:00 – 19:00 Advanced

Modern Dance, Freestyle, Tap and Contemporary

Thursdays NG Church
15:00 – 15:30 Primary Modern
15:30 - 16:15 Open Tap
16:15 - 17:00 Open Freestyle
17:00 – 17:45 Snr Modern (Adv)
17:40 – 18:30 Snr Open Freestyle
18:30 – 19:00 Adult Open Class
Saturdays Dirky Uys Primary School
08:00 – 8:45 Grade 5 Modern
08:45 – 9:15 Grade One Modern
09:15 – 10:00 Grade Two Modern
10:00 – 10:30 Beginner Open Jnr Contemporary

About Us

MCD – Maureen Cook and Candice Danielz Dance Studio, is a dance Studio based on the Bluff in Durban. We offer Ballet, Modern Dance, Tap and Hip Hop for all levels of dance, from the age of 3 upwards.
The Studio has been running for over thirty years, run by its very dedicated teachers Maureen Cook, Candice Danielz and Michelle Baillie.

Our Dance Studio strives to instil a good technique, artistry and discipline from all our dancers. We aim for our students to achieve their personal best and get them to grow a deep love for dance. Our dance studio is a little family and we welcome your child to be a part of it.

Maureen Cook founded the studio in 1982 and has been sharing her deep love of dance ever since. She implemented the solid foundations from the beginning and has continued being the studios rock. She is a very technically proficient teacher and shares these important foundations with her students. She is a highly qualified teacher and holds her Associate Diploma in Cechetti Ballet and is also an Imperial Modern Teacher. She has a large knowledge base and with her help the studio has seen many awards through the years.

Candice Danielz started dancing with Maureen from the age of 5. Through Maureen’s guidance and training, Candice developed into a strong dancer. Candice was later given the opportunity to assist in teaching in Maureen’s dance classes and it was from then that she realized how much she loved teaching. She qualified into a Ballet and Modern Dance Teacher and now holds her Associate Diploma in both genres, as well as passing the Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma Examination. Candice is now Maureen’s Teaching partner in the studio and teaches Ballet, Modern and Hip Hop Dance. She inspires dancers young and old with her passion and love for dance, as well as her inventive choreography.

Michelle Baillie also grew up dancing under Maureen’s tutelage but later stopped to pursue a career and family. Years later, her daughter joined the studio and this was when Michelle started her journey into teaching dance. Through persistence and constant hard work she has become the studios Tap and Modern Teacher. Her teaching style consists of precision and structure and with her hard work the students grow in strength and confidence.

studio has grown from strength to strength over the years and continues to spread their love of dance to the Bluff Community.




At MCD Dance Studio we train our students in Cecchetti Ballet, Imperial Modern, Freestyle and Contemporary as well as Tap Dance.

We offer our students an excellent training through the different levels in their chosen styles of dance, also giving them ample opportunities to dance on stage. We do regular dance examinations and participate in American Awards, as well as taking part in a number of Bursaries, Fundraisers, Congresses and Workshops. We also hold a Studio show at a theatre every second year.

All our teachers are qualified in their fields and offer instruction to dancers of all ages and levels. Whether you are pursing dance as a recreational or competitive level our studio will welcome you and hope to give you what you are looking for.



  • We offer Cecchetti Ballet at the studio.
  • Ages range from three years old and up.
  • We start at Cecchetti Pre Primary Level and work upwards towards the Major/Senior Levels.
  • Maureen also teaches at a number of Preschools in the area where she offers Ballet to the very Tiny Tots.


  • We offer Imperial Modern Dancing.
  • Ages range from 5 years old and up.
  • We start at Imperial Primary Level and work upwards towards the Major/Senior Levels.


  • We offer Imperial Tap Dancing.
  • Ages range from 5 years old and up.We start at Imperial Primary and work upwards towards the Major/Senior Levels.
  • Please Contact us for more information regarding our fees and tuition.