Dance Classes for Kindergarten & 1st 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

Class Options for 2017-2018

Class times listed are for new students. Returning students receive their schedules directly.

Ballet & Tap

Wednesday 4:15-5:15

What is Ballet? Grace. Poise. Beauty. Discipline. The foundation of a solid dance education.

What is Tap? An enduring American tradition. Clap your hands. Stomp your feet. Learn to feel the beat.

  • Black or pink leotard
  • pink tights or white socks
  • pink ballet shoes
  • tan tap shoes

Jazz & Acrobatics

Tuesday 6:30-7:30 OR Friday 4:15-5:15

What is Jazz? It’s about jumpin, shaking, sliding, and grooving.

What is Acro? Back Bends, Hand Stands, Rolls, and Cartwheels. All the fun stuff.

  • Form fitting top or leotard. Shorts optional.
  • Tan Jazz shoes
  • Longer hair should be up in ponytail

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

BALLET

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

JAZZ/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.

Carla

TAP/BALLET

One of our very own alumni, she is a certified Dance Master in Tap and Ballet. A proud mother of two, she has over 20 years experience teaching dance to young children.

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%

Payment Options

  • MONTHLY – monthly payments can be made with our E-Pay plan
  • SEMESTER – 2 payments per year by cash, check, or credit card
  • ANNUAL – 1 payment per year (5% OFF) by cash, check, or credit card

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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