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OVERVIEW OF OFFERINGS

COMPANY CLASSES

AGES 3-18

Company Classes are structured classes that hold dancers to a high standard of proper technique. Dancers are grouped according to their strengths and will be taught varying degrees of ballet, jazz, contemporary and lyrical movement. We highly recommend adding on a Ballet class to aid in training. We expect that Company dancers are committed to excellent attendance and consistent at-home practice in order to be prepared for class. Weekly devotions are shared with the teen classes during stretching time. Company Classes work together toward the goal of creating performance pieces that are purposed to honor to the Lord and to lift high the name of Jesus Christ. These pieces will be performed at the formal Spring Show in April at a rented venue, and also possibly at various performances outside of the studio. Only Company dancers are invited to participate in these opportunities. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON OCTOBER 10, 11 & 13.

RECREATIONAL DANCE

AGES 3-12

Rec Dance offers the opportunity to explore dance in a less structured environment than Company Classes. Dancers will be exposed to various disciplines on an introductory level without concern for perfecting technique. They will experience the use of different worship elements such as tambourines and ribbons, and learn choreography to perform in an informal showcase. Practicing memory verses is included in class time. Rec Dance classes run January through to the May Showcase. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MARCH 7 & 9.

ACROBATIC-DANCE

AGES 5-18

GCDC is an Acrobatic Arts certified studio. We use their acclaimed curriculum, which is based on a safe and effective progression through levels. Acro-Dance focuses on flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering, and tumbling. To keep dancers from losing flexibility, strength, and skills due to inactivity, Acro-Dance is available all year long and students are invited to display their skills in an informal showcase at the end of May. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FEBRUARY 7 & 9 AND REOPENS FOR SUMMER SESSION.

STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN

AGES 10-18

This strengthening class will focus on the muscles that give dancers powerful jumps and the flexibility needed for splits and basic limbering. This is an excellent add-on class for those that want the extra strength and flexibility training that makes a strong dancer, but are not interested in the tumbling aspect of the Acro-Dance program. REGISTRATION IS ALWAYS OPEN.

BALLET

AGES 5-18

Ballet is the strong foundation for all other forms of dance. This class will spend significant time on proper alignment of the body, carriage of the arms, turnout of the legs, and gracefulness. Dancers will learn ballet skills with increasing difficulty. Ballet classes run September-May. Dancers in the Ballet class will learn choreography to perform in an informal showcase at the end of May. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON OCTOBER 10, 11 & 13. 

FOOT STRENGTHENING

AGES 9-18

Foot Strengthening class will help dancers strengthen vital areas of dance such as high relevés, feet with a sharp pointe, strong jumps, increased balance, overall strength, and conditioning, and full articulation and control of the feet. For those dancers hoping to dance en pointe, Foot Strengthening class is the first step in that process. These classes run all year round. REGISTRATION IS ALWAYS OPEN.

POINTE

AGES 13-18

Preparation to dance en pointe is a process that begins in our Ballet and Foot Strengthening classes. Ages 9 and up can begin the process after approval from a teacher. After they have progressed through that process, and once they turn 13 and gain approval from a teacher, the dancer may enroll in our Pointe program. In order to be considered for the program or continue in the program, the dancer must participate in Pointe/Pre-Pointe and Foot Strengthening classes all year long. These classes are for highly motivated dancers with a strong work ethic that are willing to dedicate themselves to at-home practice time. Pointe dancers participate in an informal showcase at the end of May. Some pointe dancers may, at the director’s discretion, perform in April’s Spring Show.

SCHEDULE

The dance season begins on September 12, 2022 for all classes
except Rec Dance, which begins the week of January 9, 2023.

MONDAYS                  

Studio Room A:

4:30-5:30 pm – *DECLAREFULL
5:30-6:00 – *PRESCHOOL 
6:00-6:45pm – *ADORE  FULL
6:45-7:45 pm – ACRO (PRIMARY) 

Studio Room B:

5:15-6:15 pm – *PRAISE     
6:15-7:15 pm – *PROCLAIM 
7:15-8:15 pm – *ACCLAIM
8:15-9:15 pm – *EXALT

*Company Classes

PRESCHOOL
To enter the PRESCHOOL CLASS, your child must be three by 9/1/2022 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 can either join our REC program or wait and try again next year (current month’s tuition and fees will be refunded or applied to our recreational program). 

TUESDAYS 

Studio Room A:

4:30-5:00 pm – BALLET (ages 5-8)
5:00-5:30 pm – *POINTE 1
5:00-6:00 pm – *POINTE 2
6:15-7:15 pm – *BALLET (GLORIFY)
7:15-8:15 pm – BALLET (ages 13+ by invite only)

Studio Room B:

4:30-5:00 REC 2 (ages 5-8)
5:00-5:45 pm – ACRO (PRIMARY)
6:15-7:15 pm – *MAGNIFY
7:15-8:15 pm – *GLORIFY
8:15-9:15 pm – *CELEBRATE

*Company Classes

THURSDAYS 

Studio Room A:

4:30-5:00 pm – REC DANCE 1 (ages 3 & 4)
5:15-6:00 pm – BALLET (ages 8-12, 8 year-olds by invite only)
6:00-6:45 pm – BALLET (ages 10-14, invite only)
6:45-7:45 pm – BALLET (ages 13+)
7:45-8:15 pm – FOOT STRENGTHENING (ages 9+)
8:15-9:15 pm – STRETCH & STRENGTHEN (ages 10+)

Studio Room B:

4:30-5:30 pm – ACRO (LEVEL 4)
5:30-6:30 pm– ACRO (LEVELS 5+)
6:45-7:45 pm – ACRO (LEVELS 1 & 2)
7:45-8:15 pm – REC DANCE 3 (ages 9+, fulfills requirement for ACRO LEVEL 3 non-company dancers)
8:15-9:15 pm – ACRO (LEVEL 3)

TUITION

COMPANY CLASSES TUITION IS DUE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR REGARDLESS OF MONTH OF ENROLLMENT OR ABSENCES. PAYMENT CAN BE BROKEN DOWN INTO MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS. 

NON-COMPANY CLASSES MONTHLY PAYMENTS:

  • $40/ month 30-minute classes
  • $45/ month 45-minute classes
  • $50/ month 60-minute classes
    • Stretch and Strengthen is $40/month (60 minutes)
  • Additional expenses can range from $15-$250 per year depending on which type of class is taken. Check individual class pages.

DANCERS TAKING A COMPANY CLASS CAN ADD ON ADDITIONAL CLASSES AT A REDUCED RATE:

  • $35/ month for the first add-on
  • $25/ month for the second add-on (same dancer)
  • $15/month – for each additional add-on class (same dancer)
  • $15 showcase fees

EXAMPLE: A dancer in the PRAISE class would pay $50/month for her Company Class, an additional $35 if she would like to take Acro-Dance, and an additional $25 if she would like to take a Ballet class for a total of $110/monthly payment.