FAQs2018-02-20T16:04:15+00:00
Where can I find instructor contact information?2018-05-20T20:00:31+00:00

You can find general contact information on our Contact Page.

You can find instructor contact information under their discipline of expertise:  TapJazzMusical TheaterLyricalContemporaryBalletPointeCreative MovementHip HopBreakin’AcroTumblingWest AfricanBollywoodPerformance FundamentalsStrength & Stretch and Yoga.

What should I wear to Yoga?2019-04-10T16:33:42+00:00

Attire that is breathable, form-fitting and comfortable to work out in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet; please bring a yoga mat

What should I wear to Tumbling?2021-07-22T21:31:44+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails

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What should I wear to Technique?2018-05-28T18:04:47+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

What should I wear to Tap?2020-01-09T03:06:21+00:00

Tap (Ages 5-10)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); any style of child’s tap shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tap (Ages 11+)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); hard-sole tap shoes with tap toe box, Capezio preferred; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Strength & Stretch?2019-04-10T16:33:00+00:00

Attire that is breathable, form-fitting and comfortable to work out in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet is recommended, but clean sneakers are allowed

What should I wear to Performance Fundamentals?2018-08-19T17:40:55+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet

What should I wear to Partner Improv?2020-01-08T23:36:36+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations:  Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Musical Theater?2021-07-28T04:16:00+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; see instructor for shoes, as they may vary based on choreography; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Modern?2020-01-08T23:34:46+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations:  Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Lyrical?2020-01-09T02:54:41+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan leather half-soles; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Jazz?2020-01-09T03:04:33+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; “Bloch Super Jazz Slip-On” tan jazz shoes (boys and girls); tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Hip Hop?2021-09-18T20:44:34+00:00

Hip Hop

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans) and Black Vans: Ages 5-10, Ages 10+

Trials: Please wear sparkly clean sneakers that have not been worn outside.

Adults: If your class chooses to perform, check in with your instructor regarding shoes. Otherwise, please wear sparkly clean sneakers to class.

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Breakdance

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black high-top shoes (i.e., Black Vans)

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What should I wear to Creative Movement?2020-01-09T03:02:41+00:00

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Contemporary?2020-01-09T02:59:36+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Bollywood?2019-04-10T16:35:29+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet

What should I wear to Ballet in the Summer?2020-01-08T23:40:20+00:00

Creative Movement

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

All other Ballet Classes

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form-fitting, any color); tights (any color, any brand, any cut) if wearing a leotard without bottoms; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up

Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Ballet in the Fall/Spring?2021-07-28T04:15:18+00:00

See the following GDoc: GDSC Ballet Dress Code

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What should I wear to an African dance class?2021-03-01T23:41:48+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance or drum in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet

What should I wear to Acro?2020-01-09T03:12:18+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails

Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What is the audition process?2021-03-22T03:58:50+00:00

Audition Process

Throughout the month of April, all interested students (current and incoming) will audition in GDSC’s technique classes (hip hop, jazz and/or tap). Students interested in hip hop are required to participate in a hip hop technique class for the month of April. Students interested in contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater are required to participate in a jazz technique class for the month of April. Students interested in tap are required to participate in a tap technique class for the month of April. Please scroll to the bottom of this web page to see our technique class schedule.

As we only have time to address one jazz and one lyrical combination Week Three (see process below), the disciplines of contemporary and musical theater will be auditioned in class or via video submission. If you are interested in auditioning for contemporary and/or musical theater, please connect with Assistant Director Kelly Sullins via email at ksullins.gdsc@gmail.com) Please note: GDSC’s jazz technique portion of the audition process is still required, as it does address complementary aspects of the aforementioned disciplines.

Students (current and incoming) unable to make any portion of the audition process, please see our absence procedure below.

The audition process will be as follows:

Week One (Practice): Staff will provide all students with documents that lay out important criteria to practice, i.e., technical elements that have been addressed throughout the year. Students will spend their time practicing this list in preparation for Week Two.

Week Two (Audition): Staff will orchestrate across-the-floor combinations that encompass practiced skills from the week previous and judge those skills accordingly.

Week Three (Practice): Students will learn and practice a staff-choreographed combination.

Week Four (Audition): The combination from Week Three will be auditioned to be instructor-, peer- and self-assessed. The current technique class instructor will be the principle assessor.

Students who are enrolled in the auditioning tech class but not interested in auditioning will be included in the audition process, as GDSC considers this workshop-style curriculum a great learning experience for all.

Audition Absences

All students (incoming and current) who are absent for any part of the audition process throughout the month of April will need to schedule a private audition at $1/minute, 60 minutes maximum. Attendance is highly suggested to avoid this fee.

Audition Schedule

The technique class schedule is as follows:

For those would like to audition for hip hop, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Beg./Int. Hip Hop Tech: Monday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Int./Adv. Hip Hop Tech: Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Beg./Int. Jazz Tech: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Int./Adv. Jazz Tech: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for Tap:

Enroll in Int./Adv. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for Acro:

Reach out to admin via email (gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com) to schedule a private Acro audition.

Please contact Gotta Dance Studio & Company via email at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com if you or your child are new and interested in auditioning for one or both of our programs OR if you’re a current student who has specific questions about the process. You may also sign up for auditions here.

What holidays are GDSC CLOSED for?2019-08-25T05:09:10+00:00

Per our “Holidays/School Closures Agreement“:

I understand that Gotta Dance, LLC generally follows the Bend/La Pine School District’s holiday/break schedule. The following holidays/breaks apply: Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Spring break and Memorial Day. I am also aware that in the event of a school closure due to poor weather conditions, Gotta Dance will follow the district’s lead, their website and social media accounts will reflect closure and an email notification will be sent. They will follow-up with alternative class suggestions to make-up cancelled classes due to poor weather conditions. In the event they must cancel a second time due to poor weather conditions, they will schedule make-ups. I know that tuition amount will not change for months with school closures, holidays and breaks.

What do I need to know for the June Recital?2021-07-28T04:32:28+00:00

June Recital 2022

TBD

What are GDSC’s classroom expectations?2018-01-09T04:39:03+00:00

Attire

In an effort to give your child quality instruction, please respect our dress code. Hair properly done avoids an unnecessary distraction for the student and instructor; proper shoes help for traction and general movement within the discipline; appropriate attire provides instructors with correct perspective on body movement and again, prevents distraction for the student and instructor.

Attendance

For a student’s advancement, attendance and timeliness is of the utmost importance. If a student misses more than three, we highly recommend private lessons, which cost $40/hour. To avoid the extra expense, please make attendance a priority. To accurately track attendance, please let us know ahead of time if your child is going to be absent or late so we can plan accordingly.

Attitude

GDSC works hard to cultivate an inclusive culture of positivity, confidence, compassion and humility. Please respect this environment by leaving bad vibes at the door.

“We each have a choice: to approach life as a creator or a critic, a lover or a hater, a giver or a taker.”

The Winners Manual by Jim Tressel

What age group/level is best?2021-07-22T21:36:08+00:00

Classes are not only based on age, but also based on experience.

We have overlapping age brackets in order to accommodate those students with/without dance experience. For example, if a student is 10, but has no previous jazz experience, he/she would be placed in Jazz 1 (Ages 8-10) alongside students his/her age. And likewise, if a student is 10 and has previous jazz experience, he/she would be placed in Jazz 2 (Ages 10+). If a student does not have any experience in jazz, he/she would be placed in an age-appropriate class. The aforementioned not only helps in addressing appropriate skills for each level based on mental and physical development, but also creates an atmosphere of confidence and comfort as students grow and learn alongside peers within the same age bracket.

Team opportunities for the 2021/22 season?2021-03-22T04:42:03+00:00

Though we are investigating the following opportunities, nothing is set in stone. Please stay tuned for a list of confirmed events, as well as a timeline, for the 2021/22 dance season. Thank you for your patience as we establish plans for next year!

Competition Team

GDSC is currently looking into the following competition/training opportunities for its Competition Team:

Competitions

Two competitions will be required for the 2021/22 dance season. Competitions TBD.

Training

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop, etc.)

Performance Company

GDSC is currently looking into the following performance/training opportunities for its Performance Company:

Performance Opportunities

One performance will be required for the 2021/22 dance season. We are planning on Dance the Magic in Disneyland to be our required performance for the next dance season, but while you’re here, check out all potential opportunities below:

Bend festivals

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Impromptu Bend performance invitations (i.e., Athleta, retirement communities, etc.)

Portland Trail Blazers Center Court Performance

Dance the Magic in Disneyland

Training

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop)

Additional Opportunities for Both Groups

Annual Christmas Party

Master Choreography

Professional Portrait Session

Student of the Month

Student of the Year

Annual Summer Potluck

Tour of the U of O Dance Program

Keller Auditorium Broadway Show

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