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Classes

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Classes for Ages 1 to 6

Classes for Ages 1 to 6

Magical Unicorn Class (3-6’s)

Pre-Summer Class
Calling all unicorn lovers! This 3 week session will be a ballet/jazz themed class where dancers will wear their favorite unicorn-inspired outfits to class and end with a unicorn craft or activity.

Storytime Ballet/Tap (3-6’s)

Mini-Mester Class
Storytime Ballet & Tap is a 45-minute ballet & tap combo class where the class spends 1-2 classes on a story before switching to a new one. 

Baby Dance With Me (1-2’s)

Mini-Mester Class
Baby Dance With Me is a class for our one year old dancers (or two’s that aren’t ready for a class without mom or dad) to move and groove with their parent or caregiver! 

Tiny Dancers (2’s)

Mini-Mester Class, Fall Class, Summer Class
This class focuses on developing basic motor skills, as well as other important life skills (like listening and learning). We incorporate fun music and props while instilling the joy of dance.

Summer Kids 1 (3-4’s)

Summer Class
This is a ballet/tap combo class with SUMMER as the theme! Your little one will learn or keep up with basic ballet/tap technique using fun music & movements.

Summer Kids 2 (5-6’s)

Summer Class
This is a ballet/tap combo class with SUMMER as the theme! Your little one will learn or keep up with basic ballet/tap technique using fun music & movements.

Tippy Toes
(3’s)

Fall Class
Tippy Toes is the first class where the begin taking two styles of dance during a class. This class is a ballet/tap combo class that meets once per week for 45 minutes. 

Kidlets
(5-6’s)

Fall Class
This is the age where we begin adding in jazz dancing with their ballet/tap combo class. These dancers meet for an hour and a half once a week and boy are they busy! 

Tutus & Bowties
(4’s)

Fall Class
Tutus for Tots is a ballet/tap combo class, but since these dancers can hold their attention a little longer, this class is one hour. We work hard on advancing their dance progress while having fun too.

Tumble Hop
(3-6’s)

Fall Class, Summer Class
This is a beginner level class for our 3-6 year old dancers who want to flip, roll, and bend their way through life while learning the foundations of hiphop. 

Classes for Ages 7 to 12

Classes for Ages 7 to 12

Kidance
(7-12)

Fall Class
This ballet/tap/jazz combo class meets once a week for two hours. Ballet and jazz are each 45 minutes long while tap is 30 minutes long. This is a fun class where the dancers focus hard on terminology and furthering their foundation of dance (beginner levels are offered too!).  

Acro 1 & 2
(7+)

Fall Class, Summer Class
Acro (Acrobatics) teaches dancers a variety of skills combining dance, tumbling, partnering, and flexibility. Acro is placed based on skill level.

Strength & Tricks Acro Workshop
(7+)

Pre-Summer Class
Is there a trick your dancer has been working hard on in Acro class? These three sessions will be the perfect time to focus, work hard, and master it!

Dance 101
(7+)

Summer Class
Dance 101 teaches the basic foundation of ballet, tap, and jazz to introduce NEW dancers to the concepts before jumping into a class this fall. 

Mermaid Tumbling
(7+)

Summer Class
Do you dream of being a mermaid?! We invite all dancers enrolled in our summer Acro class to add this fun class on. We will learn all kinds of mermaid tricks wearing your very own mermaid tail, embracing your inner mermaid.

Ninja Rhythm
(7+)

Summer Class
Welcome to GYDA’s first ever all BOYS class! This class will embrace your inner ninja and learn all of the stealth and moves that goes along with it in a tumbling and hip hop combo class.

Classes for Ages 12+

Classes for Ages 12+

Dazzler Dancers
(8 to 12)

Fall Class
This ballet/tap/jazz combo class meets once a week for two and a half hours. This is a vigorous class with a high work ethic where it is still fun but definitely more work. Dazzler dancers are placed based on Year End Evaluations of the previous year.

Hip Hop
(7+)

Mini-Mester Class, Fall Class, Summer Class
This is a weekly 45 minute class that is high energy and FUN! This class teaches strong break-dancing elements so be prepared to venture outside of your comfort zone 🙂

Strengths and Tricks/Acro
(7+)

Fall Class, Summer Class
We offer two types of acro classes; a Strength & Tricks class that is a non-recital class focusing strictly on nailing your tricks and getting stronger/more flexible, and Acro that focuses on a more rounded curriculum that also spends a portion of time on choreography. 

Acro 1&2
(7+)

Fall Class, Summer Class
Acro (Acrobatics) teaches dancers a variety of skills combining dance, tumbling, partnering, and flexibility.  Acro is placed based on skill level.

Pre Pointe

Fall Class, Summer Class (invitation only)

This class is for our strongest ballet dancers. A typical dancer will spend at least a year in pre- pointe classes (combined with pointe) and earn their shoes sometime in the second year of this class. One additional ballet class per week is required for summer and fall.

Lyrical
(11+)

Fall Class
This class focuses on lyrical and sometimes contemporary movement, teaching the dancers how to move with expression both in their body and faces.

Diamond Dancers
(12+)

Fall Class
This ballet/tap/jazz combo meets once a week for two and a half hours. We offer a beginner/intermediate level along with an intermediate/advanced level.

Strength/Tricks Acro Workshop
(7+)

Pre- Summer Class
Is there a trick your dancer has been working hard on in Acro class? These three sessions will be the perfect time to focus, work hard, and master it!

Mermaid Tumbling
(7+)

Summer Class
Do you dream of being a mermaid?! We invite all dancers enrolled in our summer Acro class to add this fun class on. We will learn all kinds of mermaid tricks wearing your very own mermaid tail, embracing your inner mermaid.

Leaps/Turns/Flexibility
(12+)

Summer Class
Do you LOVE jazz and all the fun stuff with it?! Join us for this class where we will improve our leaps, turns, flexibility, jumps, and MORE!

Dance 101
(7+)

Summer Class
Dance 101 teaches the basic foundation of ballet, tap, and jazz to introduce NEW dancers to the concepts before jumping into a class this fall. This is also a great class for dancers who want to fine tune their technique.

Ninja Rhythm
(7+)

Summer Class
Welcome to GYDA’s first ever all BOYS class! This class will embrace your inner ninja and learn all of the stealth and moves that goes along with it in a tumbling and hip hop combo class.