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.

Summer 2020 Registration

Registration is now OPEN! GDSC’s 2020 Summer session will begin August 10 and end August 28.

Hard copies of the Summer schedule are on their way! In the meantime, please feel free to review our staff copy via Google Drive: Summer Schedule 2020. 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. For those who haven’t paid by the first of August or who prefer to have it automatically withdrawn, GDSC will process payments August 1. Once more, registrations after August 1 will need to account for payment the day of enrollment. 

If a class/camp does not meet the minimum requirement of 5 participants, the class/camp may be cancelled. In case of a cancellation, we will promptly notify enrollments and provide an immediate refund for the cancelled class/camp.

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. To clarify, recreational on-site classes would also be offered through Zoom so students could tune in from home. Stay tuned for a list of current recreational on-site summer classes that will include a virtual format.

If on-site class(es)/camp(s) cannot be offered on studio premises due to COVID-19, those classes will be offered via Zoom instead. We will promptly notify enrollments. For those who have paid and do not want to move forward virtually, we will provide a refund for classes unattended after drop date. If drops lend to an enrollment amount below 5, applicable class(es) may be cancelled.

Our projected COIVD-19 studio protocol will be available soon. This COVID-safe plan for on-site classes is subject to change.

Fall 2020 Registration

Registration is around the corner. In the meantime, please feel free to review our online version via Google Drive: Family Copy: Fall & Spring 20/21 Schedule. Schedule is subject to change. Thank you so much for your patience!