Recreational Program


Learn how to dance for the sheer fun of it! Our recreational program provides both performance and technique classes in the following disciplines: Acro, Ballet, Bollywood, Breakin’, Contemporary, Creative MovementHip Hop, Improvisation, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater, Performance Fundamentals, PointeStrength & Stretch, Tap, West African and Yoga.

Our Fall & Spring performance (a.k.a., recital) classes focus on skills via two choreographed pieces for our December Recital and June Recital. Teen/Adult classes may vary–please confirm with the instructor.

Our technique classes address crucial technical aspects of each art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement. These technique classes also involve instruction in turning, jumping and leaping via across-the-floor exercises and center-floor combinations for jazz, ballet and Acro. With regards to tap, articulation, speed, style and memorization tend to be the main focus. Please note: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off of a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Fall 2020 Registration

Registration is now OPEN! GDSC’s Fall session 2020 will begin September 14 and end December 18.

Please feel free to review the online version of our schedule via Google Drive: Family Copy: Fall & Spring 2020/21 Schedule. Note that this schedule has been UPDATED to reflect Fall class cancellations due to COVID-related low enrollment. We plan to reopen all cancelled classes for Spring session, 2021. There are two sheets at the bottom of this document. For Fall, click on “Updated Fall 2020 Schedule.” For Spring, click “Spring 2021 Schedule.” Cells are colored and initialed to reflect who is teaching what class. Columns are organized by day. Rows are organized by time and studio (i.e., class location within our building, i.e., studio A, B and C).

You may also select your discipline of choice from the sidebar on the left for a discipline-based schedule (note that we are currently updating each discipline page). When you register, you will also be able to print a personalized copy of your classes from your account.

Registration/Payment Clarification for New Families

You must register for at least one class in order to create a customer account. You will then be able to access your account via the “Customer Portal” located at the top of our website. If you do not intend to take a class, please do not create an account. When you register, you will be asked to plug in your credit/debit card information. Your card will NOT be charged at the time you enter in this information but on the first of the month that classes begin; however, please account for payment the day of enrollment if you’ve registered after classes have begun. From your account, you may pay as soon as GDSC posts fees. 

If a class does not meet the minimum requirement of 5 participants, the class may be cancelled.

Please review the agreements you signed upon enrollment or by logging into your account (Customer Portal located at the top left of our website) : Enrollment Policy Agreements.

COVID-19 Considerations

We are planning to have on-site classes; however, up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines will dictate whether or not we move forward with that plan. Because we are committed to the safety of our staff, students and their families, if on-site classes are permitted by local and national authorities, we will proceed with extra caution and follow ALL requirements and recommendations (i.e., masks, social distancing, sanitization, etc.). We are also investigating a virtual option in tandem with our recreational live in-studio format. If on-site class(es) cannot be offered on studio premises due to COVID-19, those class(es) might be solely offered via Zoom if it makes sense with our class structure. We will promptly notify enrollments of any changes.

Please review our “COIVD-19 Studio Protocol” before attending class. Thank you!