Class News

Performance Workshops in Ballet, Tap, Modern and … Hamilton!

Ballet PerformanceOur upcoming schedule includes four Performance Workshops:

  • Thursdays, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Feb 2-May 3). Amy Williams will be choreographing a beginning-level contemporary dance to “The Room Where It Happens” from Hamilton.
  • Sundays, 10:45 am – 11:45 am (Jan 7-Feb 25). Brennen Renteria will be choreographing a ballet performance piece utilizing classic ballet techniques. The choreography will be adapted to accommodate a variety of levels so Beginning to Intermediate students should feel free to participate.
  • Sundays, 10:45 am – 11:45 am (Mar 4-Apr 29). Brenna Pierson-Tucker will be choreographing a modern performance piece. If you don’t have experience with modern dance, but are a dancer with experience in other dance styles, this is a great chance to see what modern dance is all about!
  • Sundays, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Feb 4-Apr 29). Jorie Goins will be choreographing a tap performance piece. The choreography will be adapted to accommodate a variety of levels so Beginning to Intermediate students should feel free to participate.

Performance workshop is an opportunity for students to spend several weeks learning one longer choreographed piece which they will perform at our Spring Dance Festival May 4/5/6. Students are welcome to attend the first class or two to try it out before committing to the entire session. After the first two weeks performance workshop is not a drop in class; students are expected to attend all the remaining sessions. Normal class fees apply.

Fridays at GDS – Social Dance Classes!

SocialDanceHeaderSocial dance is coming to GDS! We plan to do all different styles, but we are starting with two favorites, Bachata and Jitterbug Swing. Instructor Brennen Renteria will teach you the basics in these friendly, fun classes for all levels. No partner is necessary; students will partner with each other and will change partners throughout class.

The classes will be five sessions long, and each class will build on the last class; the expectation is that students will start with the first class and attend all five classes. You can pay the single class rate for each class, or get a discount by buying a 5-class card. Class cards are good for any class we offer so if you miss a class you can use it for a future session or for one of our other classes.

Sign up for Beginning Bachata by registering for the first class on January 12. Sign up for Jitterbug Swing by registering for the first class on February 16.  Classes will be Fridays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.