GCDC Dance Company
Grace Conservatory Dance Company (GCDC) meets once weekly for rehearsal and choreography. Dancers must audition and be accepted before being added to this class. Attire: Black leotard, pink or black convertible dance tights, tan jazz shoes, black jazz shorts or pants and hair in a bun.
Broadway Dance is designed to teach students Broadway-style dance. We incorporate show tunes and choreography from the great Broadway choreographers. Attire: black leotards, black tights, tan jazz shoes and hair up in a bun. (jazz shorts and skirts are optional)
Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of Russian and French methods. In all levels, students will be working towards correct alignment, strength, flexibility, musicality and grace. Technique will be age appropriate for all levels, concentrating on combinations that will be routine so they may be mastered by the end of the year. Attire: black leotards, pink or black dance tights, pink ballet shoes and hair up in a bun. Jazz shorts are not allowed in this class. (skirts are optional)
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. The class emphasis is on developing technique, producing clear sounds and speed of movement. As students progress, the curriculum will become increasingly more intricate and complex. Attire: black leotards, pink or black dance tights, black lace-up tap shoe, black jazz pants or jazz shorts and hair up in a bun.
Jazz class will focus on developing progressions and combinations. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, street and contemporary to develop a well-rounded technique and improve performance quality. Attire: black leotards, pink or black dance tights, tan jazz shoes, black jazz pants or jazz shorts and hair up in a bun.
Pre-Pointe and Pointe class is the most advanced ballet class offered for students age 14-18 years-old. Students will only be allowed to join this class with the approval of the studio director. Attire: black leotards, pink or black dance tights, pink ballet shoes and hair up in a bun. (skirts are optional) Purchase pink pre-pointe or pointe shoes fitted and purchase at Danzar in Palencia subdivision shopping center.
Modern and Contemporary
Modern and contemporary is an advanced class intended for students ages 12-18 years-old. We will focus on improvisation, choreography building and various techniques including Lester Horton technique. The goal of this class is to prepare the mind and the body of a dancer for a range of movement possibilities, forms qualities or dynamics. Attire: Black leotard, black convertible dance tights, black jazz pants or black jazz leggings, long sleeve black shirt, black socks, and hair in a bun.
Leaps, Kicks and Turns
Leaps, Kicks, and Turns is a great class for those looking for extra technique practice. This class will meet once a week and will not have a recital dance. Attire: Black leotard, pink or black convertible dance tights, tan jazz shoes, black jazz shorts or pants and hair in a bun.
Lyrical combines techniques of jazz, ballet and modern. Choreography will emphasize interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story through fluid movement. Attire: Black Leotard, Pink Dance Tights or Nude Dance Tights, Dance Shorts or Jazz Pants, nude foot undies or lyrical shoes. Hair in a ponytail.
Acro is for students looking to add tricks and skills to their repertoire. This class will include some jazz technique as well. Attire: Black Leotard, Pink Dance Tights or Nude Dance Tights, Dance Shorts or Jazz Pants, black jazz shoes. Hair in a ponytail.
Hip hop is a high-energy class that will encourage students to infuse individual style and personality into their movements. Class includes upper and lower body conditioning to build strength and stamina. Attire: Black leotard, black dance tights, black jazz pants or black jazz shorts, dance sneakers, dance tank or dance t-shirt, and hair in a ponytail.
Male Attire: All male dancers will wear black shoes (tap, jazz, ballet), a white fitted dance shirt, and black male jazz pants for all classes. Male students ages 12-18 also must wear a dance belt.
***Students will not be allowed to dance if they are not wearing leotards and dance tights.***
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