Dance Classes for 8th-12th Grade Students

Whether it’s your first or 5,000th day in dance shoes, we have a class for you.

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

2017-2018 Schedule

Some class options may require experience. If you are transferring from another dance school, please Contact Us for placement.

Hip-Hop

Thursdays 7:00-7:45

Hip-Hop needs no introduction – but we can tell you that the kind we teach is super-fun, but age-appropriate. Learn all the line dances and be a hit at the next party!

In addition, we cover House, Pop, Old School, and a bunch of other fun genres that nobody’s heard of.

  • Any pair of sneakers that are set aside as “Dance Shoes” and are not worn outside the classroom.
  • Comfortable clothes that you can move in

Ballet

Tuesday 7:30-8:30

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

Experienced students will study en pointe

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

Jazz

Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm

Experience Required

Another American art form– Jazz has evolved to mean technique-based movement to pop music. In this class we cover Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary, Broadway, Pop and more.

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

Acrobatics

Wednesdays 3:30-4:15

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

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 a knack for working with both casual and committed dancers alike. In addition to having been born wearing tap shoes, he’s also a Certified Teacher by Dance Masters of America.

Karen

BALLET

A world-class ballerina, Karen has taught, choreographed, and performed her art-form for over 20 years and brings that experience to share with her students.

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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