METTA DANCE THEATER (MDT)
MDT is the touring dance company of Assumption College. Its style is predominantly Modern Contemporary (with the techniques of Horton and Graham) with cross-training in other disciplines Ballet, Street Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz and Neo Filipino. Students train after school for two hours daily in the different dance genres. Membership is by audition.
MDT first began in 2006 when a group of students travelled to Tianjin, China for a festival of song and dance. The following year, that same troupe performed at the Sala Nervi in the Vatican for an audience of 7,000 pilgrims attending the canonization of Assumption foundress St. Marie Eugenie of Jesus. In School Year 2008-2009, MDT embarked on a national tour performing at the St. Louis Theater in Baguio City, Assumpta Tech in San Simon, Pampanga, Assumpta Theater, Antipolo City and The Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
In 2012, MDT joined the National Cheerleading Championship (NCC) under the Jazz category and won first place. It was their first attempt at competition. They again joined the 2013 NCC under the Jazz category and won two trophies: First place under the Jazz category and Over-all Most Original Dance Routine.