No Classes Starting Monday, March 16

Dear students and friends,

We have decided that we should temporarily close the studio to help promote social distancing starting Monday, March 16. As we understand it, this action is the best thing that individuals can do to slow the spread of COVID-19 cases to keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed in these next weeks and months.

This means there will be no classes starting Monday, March 16. Our date for re-opening is unknown at this time.

We will automatically extend all class cards that were nearing expiration. Also please know that our teachers will be paid during this time as if we were still having classes. 

It was a sad and difficult decision, especially since the studio is a rock for so many of us and dance is such a good way to work through our emotions.

We will keep you posted on any future developments.

Thanks,
Sandra Verthein, Erin DeWitt and Robin Pokorski
Glenwood Dance Studio Board of Directors

BYOB Halloween Sassy Heels Saturday Oct 26

2019 Halloween Sassy Heels is October 26

Calling all ghouls and dancing fools! Learn a sassy Halloween Heels dance routine at this BYOB dance class and costume party Saturday, October 26 at Glenwood Dance Studio. The event includes a 90-minute heels class followed by a half hour (or longer?) dance party. Snack and soft drinks provided.

Not sure about dancing in heels? You can have just as much sassy fun without heels. This class is for all levels — everyone (age 21 and up) is welcome! Open level means there will be opportunities in the class to make things easier or harder depending on your skill level.

* 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. mix and mingle with Halloween snacks (BYOB)
* 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. heels class taught by Josh Fletcher
* 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. dance party

The class and party will cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. GDS class cards and unlimited passes can not be used for this special event. Must be age 21 or older to participate. Purchase advance tix with the MindBody app or by clicking here.

Check out this video from last year’s Halloween Sassy Heels:

Beginning Waltz starts Oct 25

Friday Social Dance Students
Students having fun at our Friday Social Dance classes.

Our 2019 Friday Social Dance classes continue with Beginning Waltz October 25 — November 22 on Fridays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

No partner is required for these fun, friendly 5-week sessions. Instructor Brennen Renteria will teach you all the basics plus a lot of fun moves you can show off on the dance floor.

Our Social Dance Classes build session by session, so students should plan to take all five classes. If you can’t make it for the first class you can start week two, but after that the session is closed to new students. Single classes are $15 ($10 student/pro) or buy a 5-class card for $65 ($50 student/pro). If you are new to Glenwood Dance Studio try our new student offer — 5 classes for $40!

All classes meet Fridays from either 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sign up one of three ways:

  1. Register at the studio when you come for class (please come 10 minutes early to do this)
  2. Sign up online by registering for the first class.
  3. Sign up on your phone with the Mindbody App.

For a example of what we will be learning in class check out this waltz video:

Pointe Class – New in 2019!

GDS Student Performing on Pointe
GDS student performing on pointe at 2019 Spring Dance Festival

This fall Joffrey Ballet dancer Aaron Renteria will be teaching our new Pointe class which will meet Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 pm.

  • The first four weeks of this class, September 7 – 28, will be a pre-pointe class that is open to all students and will focus on strengthening the muscles needed for point work.
  • The remainder of the class, October 5-December 14, will be done on pointe, and participation is by instructor permission only.

The pre-pointe class will give students a chance to prepare themselves for pointe work, but it will also give Aaron an opportunity to assess each student’s ability to go on pointe. If you are interested in taking the pointe classes you should attend the September pre-pointe classes so that Aaron can determine if you can join the pointe class.