Dancers will further their knowledge of steps and terminology. We use age appropriate music, movement and inspirational lesson plans to engage young dancers’ minds and bodies.
When choosing a dance class, ballet is highly recommended as it is the foundation for all dance styles. Dancers show a significant amount of success in their all-around technique and performance when enrolled in a ballet program.
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 approximately 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 Intro to Tap, 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 2-4 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. Once dancers go en- pointe they are required to maintain enrollment in approximately 7 hours of ballet instruction per week.
A combination of jazz and ballet technique with an additional focus on artistry and emotional connectivity. Previous ballet training and simultaneous enrollment in ballet classes required. Lyrical class is not offered until dancer is old enough to understand and convey emotion to the lyrics of songs. Lyrical is not offered every session.
Fall Session: August 14, 2023 to December 10, 2023
Spring Session: January 16, 2024 to May 18, 2024
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $25 per dancer or $45 per household.
- Ballet levels twice per week range from $450 to $475 per session. Ballet Ensemble pricing different.
- 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.
Repertoire and Variations $275 per session.
Pas de Deux $275 per session.
Flexibility for Dancers $200 per session.
Pre-Pointe & Pointe twice per week $400 per session.
Recital Fee: $125 per class & includes:
- The recital costume,
- Matching tights,
- Commemorative t-shirt with your child'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 $25 per class in due in January.
Spring session students:
Recital fee of $125 per class is due upon enrollment. The recital fee of $125 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 behaviour.
Dancewear discipline is required at Gotta Dance!
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*In addition to tuition, there is a $25 Non-Refundable Registration Fee charged in the Fall only. $45 for families.
**Leveled Ballet classes are twice per week classes and
are priced differently and do not count towards multi-class discount.