REGISTER NOW FOR AUGUST 2023 SESSION!
**In addition to tuition, there is a $25 Registration Fee charged in the Fall only. $45 for families.
*If your dancer is en-pointe, she is eligible to be placed in our Advanced Ensemble program program. Please contact the Director for details.
Our advanced classes are tailored for the high level dancer who is pursuing dance seriously. Whether the dancer is considering dance in college, as a career, or a path that leads to a non-dance profession, our students gain immeasurably from having studied dance with Gotta Dance!. Students develop self-motivation, self-discipline, poise, grace, physical fitness and an appreciation for the arts, which they will carry with them throughout their lives.
We have had such success with our training program that many of our dancers at this level audition for and attend summer intensives with professional ballet training programs and other summer dance programs Nationwide including, Houston Ballet Academy, Boston Ballet, BalletWest, The Washington Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory, The Ellison Ballet, Ballet Tucson, Ballet Met, Ballet Austin, Pittsburgh Ballet, Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
Our advanced ballet dancers are part of our Ballet Ensemble and will take approximately seven hours of ballet instruction per week in the following areas:, Advanced Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Conditioning, Partnering and Choreography in our Ballet Division. Whether dancers want to take classes in Broadway Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary is up to them but highly encouraged.
Our advanced ballet dancers are part of our Ballet Ensemble and are expected to perform in our classical Nutcracker Ballet each December.
Classes are leveled. Progression throughout the levels is determined by the Director.
Please note students do not level up each year.
This class further advances classical ballet training. After the age of 8, dancers are placed in class according to skill, technique and experience level.
This class is situated in classic jazz technique revolving around rhythm, precision and aesthetics. As students progress through levels they will be exposed to stylistic sub-divisions of the style. Jazz class is a must for the child who wants to be a dancer, especially those interested in musical theater.
A style of dance rooted in rhythm, athleticism, experimentation and group formation.
Musical Theater Dance develops theatrical performance qualities in dancers. Simultaneous enrollment in ballet is strongly recommended. Portraying emotion and performance skills are part of this class. while singing is not. This genre of dance is similar to the dancing children see in musical movies such as Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Newsies, Annie, etc.
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Starting with Level 1, dancers will be moved up based on skill, technique and maturity. Tap is a skill that requires practice outside of the classroom if the dancer wants to progress.
Pre-Pointe is an invitation only class for the dancers who will be enrolled in a minimum of 4 hours of ballet per week. Readiness for pointe is based on age, growth, years of ballet training, strength and technical ability, as determined by the Director. Pointe dancers are required to maintain enrollment in seven hours of ballet instruction per week.
Fall Session: August 14, 2023 to December 10, 2023
Spring Session: January 16, 2024 to May 18, 2024
Registration Fee: $25 per dancer or $45 per household.
Tuition Fees for Ballet Ensemble are set each year and communicated to families with dancers approved for Ballet Ensemble. Classes in Tap, Musical Theater and Hip Hop are:
- 1 class/week $255 per session.
- 2 classes/week $480 per session.
- 3 classes/week $680 per session.
- 4 classes/week $880 per session.
- 5 classes/week $970 per session.
- 6 classes/week $1110 per session.
- Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary classes are priced based on length of class.
Recital Fee: $135 per class & includes:
- The recital costume, (Professional tutus are rented only)
- Matching tights,
- Commemorative t-shirt with your dancer's name on it,
- Professional video link of the entire show.
Fall session students:
Recital fee deposit of $100 per class is due in November. The balance of $35 per class in due in January.
Spring session students:
Recital fee of $135 per class is due upon enrollment. The recital fee of $135 per class is non-refundable.
The Required Uniform:
Once that you have decided to dance with us, it is time to prepare your child for success in the classroom by purchasing appropriate dancewear.
Skaters need skates, swimmers need swimsuits, music lessons need an instrument, dancers need dancewear.
Dancewear is an integral part of every dancer’s life. While parents may wish to buy dancewear that allows some growing room and lesser quality materials for a more cost-effective purchase, this is not advisable. Dance clothing is intended to be ‘fitted’ and have a three-way stretch as part of the functions.
There is a safety aspect, too. For example, if leotards are too big and baggy, the teacher cannot see any postural problems. If dance shoes are from Walmart or Payless, they are made of plastic and do not stretch with your child's foot. Slippers that are too large create and unsupported foot and not to mention, a trip hazard!
Finally, studio uniforms are a way of adjustment and discipline, as well as representing the studio culture. Everyone wearing the same clothing prepares students for a structured environment of formal behavior.
Dancewear discipline is required at Gotta Dance!