September 2016 – April 2017

The information below is for GCDC classes. For information on our recreational dance program, please visit our REC page.

GCDC Classes are by assignment only. Returning dancers will be notified of their child’s assignment by the end of June each year.

New students, please contact Danielle Black for your class assignment. If any adjustments to the class assignments need to be made after classes begin, we will contact you within the first few weeks of classes. It is recommended that new dancers take some of our summer technique classes prior to starting with us in the fall.

Click here for an explanation of how we determine class assignments.

Classes resume the week of September 19, 2016 and continue through April 2017. Enrollment is open until the week of October 10, 2016. Once classes begin for the year, late enrollees will need to schedule private lessons to catch up with their class or participate in our REC program.

Our classes will take place on MONDAYS, TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS this year. We are at a temporary location while we continue to search for a permanent building for GCDC. Our classes will be held for this dance season at two separate churches across the street from each other. Please park all cars in the PCP parking lot.

In His Presence Church (IHP)
251 Brookwood Road
Venetia, PA 15367

Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church (PCP)
250 Brookwood Road
Venetia, PA 15367

4:30-5:15 pm – REC Hip Hop 1* – ages 8-12 (add-on class)
5:15-6:00 pm – REC Hip Hop 2* – ages 13-18 (add-on class)
6:00-7:00 pm – PRAISE
7:00-8:00 pm – PROCLAIM
8:00-9:00 pm – EXALT

4:30-5:00 pm – PRESCHOOL (3 years by 9-1-2016)
5:00-5:45 pm – ADORE
5:45-6:30 pm – DECLARE
6:30-7:00 pm - REC DANCE 1* – ages 3-5 (add-on class)
7:00-7:45 pm – REC DANCE 2* – ages 6-9 (add-on class)
7:45-8:45 pm  - REC DANCE 3* –  ages 10-14 (add-on class)

To enter the PRESCHOOL Class, your child must be three by 9/1/2016 and must be able to reasonably conduct herself within a classroom environment. Within a few weeks of classes beginning, your child should be able to enter the room without crying and participate to the best of her ability for the entire half hour (not laying down, crying, responding to correction, etc.) If we find that your child is not ready, you will need to switch to our REC program or wait and try again next year (current month’s tuition and fees will be refunded or applied to our rec program).

4:30-5:30 pm – TESTIFY 1
5:30-6:30 pm – TESTIFY 2
6:30-7:45 pm – WORSHIP
7:45-9:00 pm – GLORIFY

5:00-6:00 - ACCLAIM
5:00-6:15 - MAGNIFY
6:00-7:30 - CELEBRATE
7:00-9:00 – GLORIFY

4:30-6:00 – ACRO-DANCE C** (add-on class)
6:00-6:45 – ACRO-DANCE – PRIMARY** (add-on class)
6:45-7:45 - ACRO-DANCE A** (add-on class)
7:45-9:00 – ACRO-DANCE B** (add-on class)

These classes are available to be added on at a lower price to current GCDC dancers. Except for ACRO-DANCE, add-on classes run October-March. See tuition page for pricing. All add-on classes, except Foot Strengthening, will be invited to participate in a small Showcase for parents at the end of March at Peters Creek Presbyterian Church (date TBA).

Our certified instructor will place girls in appropriate skill levels from beginner to advanced. We will be using the “Acrobatic Arts” curriculum which is based on safe and effective progression through levels that will increase dancer skill levels in the five areas of AcroDance: flexibilty, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling. 

Acro-Dance is an *add-on class, but it runs October through April. All interested preschool dancers automatically attend the ACRO-DANCE- PRIMARY, but all other dancers – kindergarten and up – must attend an evaluation on Monday, September 19 or 26, between 6:30-8:30 pm. You will be assigned an evaluation day/time based on age when you register. The outcome of the evaluation will determine placement in ACRO PRIMARY, A, B or C. All ACRO classes are held on Thursday nights. There are two dress code pieces that will be different for ACRO-DANCE. You may use your GCDC leotard, but will need to purchase knee length nude tights and tight mid-thigh shorts through the company. You will be fitted for these pieces at your evaluation. Price will be about $25 for both pieces. Hair will need to be in a high bun — when girls lay on their backs, the bun will not touch the ground.

Our Pointe program is by invitation only. Please let us know if you are interested in the possibility. If you are highly motivated, have a strong work ethic and are willing to dedicate yourself to at-home practice time, we can discuss your options. Adding Foot Strengthening Class to your weekly schedule would be step one.


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