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What is More Than Just Great Dancing?

Founded by Misty Lown, More Than Just Great Dancing is an organization of innovation, leadership, education, and, above all, community that positively impacts more than 100,000 dance students worldwide each week. Additionally, MTJGD™ offers affiliated dance studios the advanced tools, resources, and coaching needed to achieve the highest standards in the dance industry.

What Does it Mean to Be a More Than Just Great Dancing Affiliated Studio?

Being a MTJGD™ affiliated studio means that our faculty and staff at Bella Dance Academy receive prestigious training on how to learn and execute the best practices in safety and wellness, communication, teacher training, studio management, and community involvement.

Safer Studio Policy

Since Bella Dance Academy is a MTJGD™ affiliated studio, we have access to the MTJGD Safer Studio™ guidelines. These are customizable recommendations for safe and healthy best practices to implement into our daily routine at and outside the studio to prioritize our students, families, faculty, and staff’s mental and physical health.


This includes

  • Training with Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD)

  • Background checked and CPR certified teachers

  • Safer Studio™ policy

  • Teacher training and proven curriculum 

  • A focus on safety and wellness

  • Secured facilities 

  • Viewing windows

  • Professional sprung floors 

  • Social media safety practices

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