Recreational Dance Program

Information below was for September 2017-May 2018.

Check back in July for information for the upcoming dance season.


 

If you are interested in a dance experience with a more relaxed pace, our REC DANCE classes might suit your family better.
Our TAP classes and the lower levels of our ACRO-DANCE program are also open to non-GCDC dancers,
but please note that they are more structured and challenging than our REC DANCE classes.
If you are unsure of where your child would fit best, feel free to contact us!
Please view our Comparison Chart to see the differences between GCDC, REC and ACRO classes.

Offerings:

REC DANCE: REC DANCE 1 and REC DANCE 2 will explore dance movement within a Christian environment. Using only Christian music and modest movement, girls will be exposed to various disciplines on an introductory level. They will also experience the use of different worship elements such as tambourines and ribbons. REC DANCE begins on January 8 and continues through to our Showcase at the end of May. We have had several grandparents or parents buy a REC DANCE season for Christmas gifts for their children. Upon full payment of the 5-month season, we will provide a certificate and a small item to wrap to put under the tree. Items are subject to availability and may include a GCDC water bottle, small ballerina rag doll, GCDC pencils.

TAP DANCE: We have beginning Tap Classes available to our REC dancers. This is a class that will require more fine motor skills than our REC DANCE classes. TAP Classes begin on September 21 through to our Showcase at the end of May. Enrollment closes for TAP in early October.

ACRO-DANCE:  Click here for information on our ACRO-DANCE program.

 

Locations:

 

Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church (PCP)

250 Brookwood Road

Venetia, PA 15367

 

In His Presence Church (IHP)

251 Brookwood Road

Venetia, PA 15367

 

Tuition/Fees:

YEARLY REGISTRATION FEE: There is no registration fee for REC DANCE that starts in January. All other classes that begin in September (including TAP & ACRO) pay an annual $25 fee. This covers all dancers in a family and all classes taken. This fee is non-refundable and due at time of registration.

SHOWCASE FEE: There is a family showcase fee of $15 for dancers to participate in the REC, TAP & ACRO-DANCE SHOWCASE. This is an informal showing of what the girls have been learning.  The showcase will be approximately 45 minutes long with a cookie reception to follow.  There is no ticket cost for this event, but we will need a head count ahead of time. Parents will need to sign up to bring items for the reception.

 TUITION:

30 minute class – $35/month

45 minute class – $40/ month

60 minute class – $45/month

75 minute class – $50/month

 

REGISTRATION:

Register in two steps. Print the GCDC waiver and bring it with you to the first day of class. Fill in the registration information below and click submit.

WAIVER

REC Registration 2018
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Click here if you would like to make your monthly REC payments online via Paypal Payments (includes a small processing fee charged by Paypal).

Schedule:

Mondays

In His Presence Church, January-May:

4:30-5:15 pm – REC DANCE  2 – ages 6-10

5:15-5:45 pm  - REC DANCE 1 – ages 3-5

 Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, Available all year. Summer session days/times TBA:

4:30-5:15 – ACRO PRIMARY

7:30-8:30 - ACRO LEVEL 1

 

Thursdays

In His Presence Church, September-May (off in December):

5:15-5:45 pm  -  TAP DANCE 1B (ages 8-12)

6:00-6:30 - TAP DANCE 1A (ages 5-7)

6:30-7:15 – TAP DANCE 1C (ages 13 and up)

 Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, Available all year. Summer session days/times TBA:

6:45-7:45 – ACRO LEVEL 1

7:45-9:00 – ACRO LEVEL 2

ACRO LEVELS 3+ require enrollment in additional dance classes.

 

Calendar:

September 21TAP and ACRO classes begin.  (We will make up for the fact that September only has two weeks of classes with an extra week in December and March.

November 22 – NO CLASSES. Happy Thanksgiving!

December 7 – Last TAP classes until January

January 8, 9 & 11 – Classes Resume. REC DANCE classes begin.

April 2 & 5 - Last day to register for Showcase. Showcase family fee of $15 is due today (non-refundable).

April 23 & 26 – NO CLASSES due to GCDC Spring Show rehearsals

May 17  SHOWCASE for THURSDAY NIGHT ACRO-DANCERS ONLY. This is an informal showing of what the girls have been learning in their ACRO CLASSES. Showcase will be approximately 45 minutes long with a cookie reception to follow.  There is no ticket cost for this event, but we will need a head count ahead of time. Parents will need to sign up to bring items for the reception.

May 24 – **NO THURSDAY ACRO CLASSES TONIGHT due to showcase. See below.

May 24 SHOWCASE  for  REC DANCE, TAP & MONDAY NIGHT ACRO DANCERS ONLY.  This is an informal showing of what the girls have been learning in REC DANCE and TAP CLASSES. Showcase will be approximately 45 minutes long with a cookie reception to follow.  There is no ticket cost for this event, but we will need a head count ahead of time. Parents will need to sign up to bring items for the reception.

May 31 – **ALL THURSDAY NIGHT ACRO DANCERS’ LAST CLASS

 

Dress Codes:

ACRO-DANCE dress code – GCDC official leotard and capris

REC DANCE/ TAP dress code -

1. Black short-sleeved leotard

2. Black capris

3. Shorts or skirt to cover the bum

4. Pink ballet slippers (REC DANCE) or beginner’s tap shoe.

While you do not have to use official GCDC uniform pieces in REC DANCE, you can visit the GCDC classes page to see an example of the dress code. The black leotard and capris will be the base used for the Parent Showcase. We will provide embellishments to those pieces.

 

 

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