Kristin Vander Ploeg- Dance

Miss Kristin


Dance Administrative Director

Ballet 1, Dance 1, Dance 1.5, Tap 1, & Tap 1.5/2

Welcome to an exciting year of MCAA Dance!

 I attended MCAA when our doors first opened many years ago with 70 students. After graduating from MCAA in 2006, I was asked to join the teaching staff in 2008 while earning a degree in Business Administration. MCAA is very dear to my heart and the opportunities it gives our students.

 I began dancing as a toddler ballerina and quickly added interest in jazz, tap, lyrical, pointe, and competition. With "Lord of the Dance" becoming a huge success I immediately knew Irish dance would be my next adventure! The weekly commutes to Chico began, I instantly fell in LOVE and have been since.

I am excited for the year ahead and am so grateful to work with such talented students. Please feel free to contact me at

ARIES PARENT PORTAL- Each child's aries is updated daily. Student's earn 10 points per class per day; 5 for participation and 5 for dressing down. Notes are entered into aries if a child has lost points for specific reasons. 

Dance Tanks tops are still available for sale. $25

Please join us for our end of the year recital May 13th, 2016.