GCDC is pleased to announce a new offering for our students!

Acrobatic Dance* is a beautiful fusion of classic dance technique with the precision and athleticism of acrobatic/tumbling skills. Using the highly acclaimed “Acrobatic Arts” program, students will progress at their own pace through levels where they learn the necessary exercises and procedures to safely master tumbling skills that can be incorporated seamlessly into dance choreography. They will gain the grace, flexibility, balance, and strength that makes a beautiful dancer. These classes will foster confidence, body awareness, and the value of hard work and dedication. A foundation in acrobatic dance will greatly benefit students in all areas of dance!

Grace Christian Dance Company is one of only three studios in the Pittsburgh area to be certified through Acrobatic Arts. Students will learn under the direct supervision and spotting of Miss Porcari or Mrs. Black, both certified Acrobatic Arts Instructors.

*The dance technique portion will be taught in GCDC technique classes and the acrobatic elements are taught in our ACRO-DANCE classes. ACRO-DANCE Primary, A and B are available to take as a single class. ACRO-DANCE C requires dancers to be enrolled in other approved dance technique classes.


Schedule:

Acro-dancers lose flexibility and strength when there are long breaks. For this reason, ACRO-DANCE is available all year long. Dancers taking extended breaks will need to attend a new student evaluation for class assignment. All new ACRO students attend an evaluation for placement prior to joining.

Classes are held on THURSDAYS at Peters Creek Presbyterian Church at 250 Brookwood Road in Venetia, PA.

September-May:

4:30-6:00 – ACRO-DANCE C

6:00-6:45 – ACRO-DANCE PRIMARY

6:45-7:45 – ACRO-DANCE A

7:45-9:00 – ACRO-DANCE B

June-August:

All THURSDAYS (except June 22 and August 31) – times TBA

 

 

Tuition:

Currently enrolled GCDC dancers are able to add-on an ACRO-DANCE class at a reduced rate* during the months of September-November and January-April. December & May-August, the regular rate applies.

ACRO-DANCE PRIMARY – $40/ month ( or *$25/ GCDC add-on )

ACRO-DANCE A – $45/ month ( or *$30/ GCDC add-on)

ACRO-DANCE B – $50/ month ( or *$35/GCDC add-on)

ACRO-DANCE C – *$40/ GCDC add-on (Contact us if you are being technically trained at another dance studio, but are interested in our ACRO program.)

SUMMER CLASS PASS: Pay for two months of tuition and get up to three months of classes (June-August).

A $5 late fee is assessed to tuition not paid at the first class of each month. To avoid this late fee, mail your payment to Danielle Black at 109 Meadowbrook Drive, Moon Township, PA 15108 or pay online.

Dress Code/ Items needed:

Properly fitting attire is necessary for the safety of the participants. *These items must be fitted and purchased through the company on evaluation night and replaced as necessary.

1. Black cap-sleeved leotard (same as required GCDC dress code or similar)

2. *Tights – nude capri length

3. *Tight black mid-thigh length shorts

4. Hair in a high bun. Please secure this tightly and high enough that when the dancer is laying flat on their backs, the bun does not touch the ground.

5. Bare feet

6. *Two acro-blocks used for stretching

*These items are to be purchased through GCDC at evaluations. Costs are as follows:

  • Tights $15
  • Shorts $12
  • Blocks: $10/each

 

Showcase:

ACRO-DANCERS have the opportunity to showcase their skills at our informal REC showcase on March 31. There is a $5 show fee to participate in the showcase. There are no tickets for this event, but we do ask that each family signs up for items to bring for our reception after the showcase.

As this program grows, we look forward to incorporating the skills the GCDC enrolled dancers are learning into their dances in our annual Spring Production!

 

Registration:

There is a $25 GCDC registration fee ($10 each additional sibling) due every August or at time of registration. If you take more than one category of class (GCDC classes, REC, ACRO), you pay this fee only once each year.

There is a rolling enrollment for ACRO-DANCE. New students ages 4 to 18 are welcome to join at anytime, but  will need to schedule a private lesson/evaluation prior to first class to receive class placement. Contact Danielle to schedule.

Registration will be open in July. Check out our summer classes and camps!

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