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Become A Partner
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Become a Core Resident Partner or Independent Artist in Residence

Are you ready to take the next step in your career as a professional dancer, business owner, or instructor? The MAC could be your next stop!

The MAC is more than your typical dance studio. It’s also an incubator and business development center, and at the core of our operations are our Resident companies and artists. The MAC incubator is designed to support companies and independent artists who offer classes for the general public (dance, wellness, movement etc.), and who need a place to grow. Through our Residency program, the MAC offers diverse, high-quality dance and wellness/fitness classes to the general public, while centralizing the education programs, rehearsal space and administrative offices of our Residents, nurturing organic business growth and sustainability.

Types of Residencies

The Mayfair Arts Center’s Residency models are set up in a way that gives residents the potential to generate a stream of earned income that will support the artistic practice of independent artists and companies.

  • MAC Managed
    MAC managed Resident companies and artists have weekly classes that are programmed in the Mayfair Arts Center’s studio management software (MindBody). Clients have the flexibility to sign up online, in the MindBody App, or in person. During the monthly reporting period, revenue totals and attendance are calculated and usage dues are deducted from the total monthly revenue. All remaining funds are then disbursed to the resident. If the monthly attendance and revenue does not cover the minimal cost of the space, the partner will receive a statement for the balance owed.


  • Resident-Managed
    Resident Managed classes are not programmed in the studio management software (MindBody). In this scenario, Resident companies and independent artists rent MAC studio spaces for a subsidized, flat rate per hour and collect their own client payments for each class. Residents may also regularly rent the space for rehearsals only, if they are not interested in having classes.

Benefits of Being in Residence at the MAC

  • Reduced rental rates

  • Priority usage of the space

  • Shared marketing efforts amongst the MAC and all Residents to promote you/your organization and your classes

  • Option for class registration to be handled by the MAC

  • An environment that is encouraging, collaborative and inspiring

  • Build your network with other partners and clients

  • Administrative support and/or guidance from the MAC to help you be successful

If you are interested in calling the MAC your home as you practice your craft, build your following, or otherwise develop professionally, apply to join our Residency program.

Space in the program is limited. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis when space is available. If considered for the program, you will be invited to an in-person meeting with Kelli David-Low, the Program Manager.


Not ready for this step? Consider renting space for a pop-up class or workshop instead! 

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