Dance Classes for 2nd-4th Graders

An experience that will last them a lifetime. All in an environment that works great for you too.

Why dance? We’re glad you asked!

  • Physical Fitness
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Grace
  • Musicality
  • Discipline
  • Fun

Welcome To Your Studio

  • Parents can observe class on the video monitors
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
  • Conveniently located on Whitemarsh Island
  • 1007 Bryan Woods Loop 31410

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Posted by Gretchen Greene School of Dance on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The World of Dance is Your Oyster

2017-2018 Class schedule.

Class times listed are for new students.

Musical Theatre

Monday 5:30-6:30

Have a flair for the dramatic? Need some help developing your emoting skills? We’ll cover all that and more, including acting and group singing. Students will have a featured role in the Recital.

  • Comfortable clothing that you can move freely in

Acrobatics

Wednesday 5:15-6:15

Similar to Gymnastics, Acro combines fast tumbling like cartwheels and hand-springs with amazing feats of flexibility.

If you seek greater flexibility, or just like being upside-down, this class is for you.

  • form-fitting leotard or top and shorts
  • nothing that will go over your head when upside down
  • long hair should be “up”
  • bare feet

Jazz & Hip Hop

Wednesday 6:15-7:15

Fun, funky movement to the music that they love – with a bit of technique thrown in for good measure

  • Leotard or form-fitting top
  • Shorts or leggings
  • Jazz Shoes

Ballet

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Grace. Poise. Beauty. Discipline. The foundation of a solid dance education.

  • Black or pink leotard
  • pink tights
  • pink ballet shoes
  • hair in a bun

Tap

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Rhythm and Musicality. A truly rich American art form.

From Broadway to Hoofin’, we let our feet do the talkin’.

  • Black Oxford-style tap shoes.
  • Comfortable clothes that you can move in.

On With the Show!

The word RECITAL doesn’t really do it justice– it’s really more of a Dance Extravaganza!

This exciting experience gives students an opportunity to display their accomplishments and a purpose to perfect their work.

Things you’ll love as a parent:

  • Instead of one great big 4+ hour recital, we actually have 4 smaller fun-size recitals to keep each one short and sweet
  • Recital Costumes are provided at no additional cost

A Teacher’s Worth a Thousand Words

What are you looking for in a dance teacher? How about skill, experience, and heart.

Trina

JAZZ/BALLET/ACRO

Gretchen’s daughter Trina is an expert in the art of training young dancers. As Director of the Company Dancer program, she has led countless dancers to competitive (and personal) victories. Certified Teacher by Dance Masters of America.

Travis

TAP/HIP-HOP/ACRO

Gretchen’s son Travis is the un-official Director of Fun and has been teaching both casual and committed dancers alike for 20 years . In addition to having been born wearing tap shoes, he’s also a Certified Teacher by Dance Masters of America.

Pat

TAP/BALLET

Patricia (Pat) Alley brings to her teaching a wealth of experience: a former Broadway dancer, with extensive training in classical and contemporary dance as well as yoga. She has been teaching all over the east coast for years, and is the proud recipient of the Stanley Wertheimer Fellowship’s scholarship through which she has been trained to teach dance to persons with Parkinson’s.

Courtney

JAZZ/HIP-HOP

Miss Courtney is a life-long dancer, who got her chops at such esteemed studios as the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Columbia City Jazz Dance Co. She’s also a part-time preschool teacher who loves kids, loves dance, and loves sharing her love of dance with kids.

The Dance Year

The Dance Year (like the school year) runs from August to May. It goes a little something like this:

August

Back to School Season– classes begin!

Most classes are full, though there are a few spots available.

If you register after the season has begun, Registration Fees are $55/student

January

Students begin work on the Recital.

As we pass the half-way point of our dance year, we stop taking registration for our current season and start taking registration for our Summer Camps.

March

The Recital is drawing near!

We begin Early Bird Registration for the upcoming Fall Season. We are also still taking registrations for Summer Camps.

Early Bird Registration (before the Recital) is only $35/student!

June

Summer “Break”

After the Recital, most Camps are already full, but it’s a great time to register for the coming season.

If you register after the recital, but before classes start, it’s only $45/student.

Tuition

Tuition is based on the number of hours per week you take dance. Rates are calculated down to the quarter hour.

  • 1 hour/week – $75/month 25%
  • 2 hours/week – $140/month 50%
  • 3 hours/week – $190/month 75%
  • Unlimited – $225/month 100%

Payment Options

  • ANNUAL – pay in full for 5% OFF, by cash, check, credit card or auto-pay
  • MONTHLY – divide your tuition into even monthly payment (auto-pay only)

Policies

Read our full Policies Page for more details.

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If you removed all the arts in the lives of our children…there is no way that adding more mathematics, increasing more reading programs, requiring more science, mandating more tests, or scheduling more computer courses could replace what they would have lost.

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