Gulf Coast Dancenter has classes for dancers of all ages from those that are very young to young at heart. Starting with Creative Movement all the way up to Advanced Ballet which is geared towards those dancers that would like to become professional dancers or continue onto college to dance. In addition, we offer classes for adults! The styles of dance that we offer are ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, tumbling, and hip-hop.
2020 Zoom Schedule
Classes start Monday, April 13th! See Below for directions…
Beg. = “beginning” Int. = “intermediate Adv. = “advance”
Ballet 1A = new students who have never taken ballet or just moved up to level 1
Ballet 1B = returning ballet 1 students, have taken a full year of ballet 1 already
Cont. = Contemporary (must be also taking a ballet class to take)
Creat. Move. = Creative Movement (ages 2-3)
***I have gone through the original schedule and at this moment decided to combine some class levels since I do not know how many students will be signing up to take the Zoom classes. If I find that most of our students sign up, then we may break some levels back out, but we will make that adjustment as we see fit. Zoom classes are only being offered to Ballet 1 and up, I will be creating/shooting this week, pre-recorded videos for our Creative Movement and Combo dancers. Once those are done, I will email you the details on how to get those for your dancer(s).
If you would like to sign up for Zoom dance classes, these are the steps to take:
• Signing up: Email me with the list of the classes you would like to sign up for (day, time, and title), if you have multiple dancers list who with which class(es) firstname.lastname@example.org
• Adults – still sign up with me by emailing which classes, so I can get you the link and password, if you have a punch card we will “punch” it at the end of each class. If you do not have a punch card please consider signing up for the month at the punch card rate to make it easier on you and me.
• Payment: I will invoice you through square, which will email you a link to pay online. If you have already paid for the semester we will use your credit as payment, and for those families that went ahead and sent April tuition, just email me your class choices and I will send you the links and passwords.
** April will be prorated for 3 weeks
1 class/week for April $45
2 classes/week for April $82.50
3 classes/week for April $120
4 classes/week for April $142.50
5 classes/week for April $157.50
6 classes/week for April $172.50
• Links to classes: Once I have confirmation of payment, I will then send you the link and password for those classes. These links and passwords will expire at the end of the month and we will go through this process again a few days before the start of May.
• There will be no make ups as this will be very hard to record and follow, but we will take attendance for liability purposes and honesty of payment.
***Dress Code: After doing the trial class I have realized that I do think it is important for the dancer to be in dress code, so it is easier on the teacher’s eyes to see mistakes. We are working with varying background colors so more colors on top of that does make it more difficult. Plus, it does put you in the right frame of mind to be dressed to dance. Also, if possible, try to “take” class where we can see you with proper lighting and maybe less stuff behind you.
Clink on the link to learn how to make a proper Ballet Bun –
- Leotard or Dance Dress – any color
- Pink Tights (if your child will wear them)
- Pink Ballet Shoes (canvas or leather), NO sating ballet bed slippers
- Hair Up
Combo and Pre-Ballet
- Leotard or Dance Dress – any color
- Pink Tights
- Pink Ballet Shoes (canvas or leather), NO satin ballet bed slippers
- Hair up in Bun
*Combo Classes – also need Black Buckle Tap Shoes
Ballet 1 – Ballet 5
- Black Leotard – should own at least 1 spaghetti strap leotard for photos
- Pink Convertible Tights – tights must be worn under leotard and in ballet shoes, not rolled up
- Pink Ballet Shoes – any style/brand (canvas or leather)
- Hair in Bun secured with bobby pins and hair net…Short Hair – bangs must be secured back with a head band and in ponytail
- White or Black Fitted Top
- Black Bottoms – shorts or tights
- Black Ballet Shoes (canvas or leather)
- Black, Colored, or Floral Ballet Skirt or Black Booty Shorts (form fitting with no writing across bottom and must be worn with tights!)
- Ballet Pink or Black Leg Warmers
JAZZ – CONTEMPORARY – TAP – TUMBLING
- Black Leotard
- Convertible or Stirrup Tights are required – Pink, Black, or Tan
- Shoes – see below, based on class
- Hair in Ponytail or Bun; Bangs secured back
- White or Black Fitted Top
- Black Bottoms – tights, shorts, or fitness pants, NO JEANS!
- Women/Girls: Tan Jazz Shoes
- Men/Boys: Black Jazz Shoes Contemporary Shoes
- Women/Girls: Tan Lyrical Shoes (look like half a ballet slipper)
- Men/Boys: Tan Dance Paws
- All – Level 1 – Pre-Pro: Black Oxford Tap Shoes with a hard toe box
- All – None, barefoot
Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Tumbling Optional:
- Solid Black Booty Shorts, Jazz Pants, or Leggings. NO writing across the butt, and booty shorts must be worn with tights!!!
- Black and/or White – Sweat/Fitness Pants, Jazz Pants or Hip-hop specific pants. NO JEANS!
- Black and/or White – T-shirt, Tank Top, or Leotard
- Hair secured in Ponytail or Bun
- Dance Sneakers or NEW Sneaker used for DANCE ONLY are required! No shoes that are worn outside, for sanitary purposes and to protect flooring from damage.
- Can wear Hats
- Dance clothes from previous class (Leotard, tights, booty shorts, etc.)
- Leotard or Fitted Top
- Tights or Leggings
- Pink ballet slippers (canvas or leather)
- Ballet skirt or Shorts
- Hair must be pulled back in Ponytail or bun ***Instructor must be able to see body shape to give corrections and guidance.
- Pants or Leggings
- Leotard or Fitted Top
- TAN jazz shoes or you make take class barefoot
- Hair must be pulled back in ponytail or bun
|Combo & Pre-Ballet||3 – 5 yrs||Is an introductory into the world of dance for the younger dancer. The Combo class is one hour long and consists of 30 mins of ballet and 30 mins of tap. Pre-Ballet is 45 mins of just ballet. This level focuses on creativity, coordination, the introduction of basic steps, and the fundamental rules of classroom behavior|
|Ballet 1||5 – 8 yrs||This is where the dancer really begins the journey of ballet. They are introduced to fundamental barre exercises needed for the body to warm up and gain flexibility and strength. The second half of the class consists of learning traveling steps, small jumps, body positions, and the basic skill of putting steps together.|
|Ballet 2||7 – 10 yrs||The dancers has had 1 or more years of ballet training and is continuing to learn basic terminology and technique|
|Ballet 3||8 – 11 yrs||The dancer has had 2 or more years of ballet training and beginning to combine steps|
|Ballet 4||11 and up||Dancers have had a couple of years of dance and have a better understanding of the terminology and has greatly improved on their dance technique. This is the level the dancer starts to be introduced to more difficult types of jumps and turns, expanding their list of dance steps. Plus they are at the age to possible begin Pointe, but depends on the individual dancer’s strength.|
|Ballet 5||13 yrs and up||Level is made up of dancers that have had multiple years of dance training and have shown a solid growth in their technique. These dancers have been exposed to most dance steps and are in the process of trying to perfect the technique and gain tremendous strength.|
|Pre-Professional||13 and up||Is made up of dancers who have a solid foundation in technique and terminology. At this stage of the game many dancers are gearing up for the possibility of dancing professionally or at college. These dancers tend to take multiple dance classes per week and are constantly working to perfect the most difficult steps in dance. Also must meet the studio’s criteria to move into this level.|
|Class Criteria:Pointe– Must be taking at least 2 ballet classes in addition to the pointe class, and must have approval from instructor to take pointe class.Contemporary– Must be in a level 3 Ballet or higher and currently taking at least 1 ballet classPre-Professional– Must be able to consistently do double pirouettes on pointe, minimum of 8 fourettes on demi-pointe, right and left splits, taking a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week and a pointe class, must have solid technique, strength and superb work ethic, but the ultimate decision is left to Miss Anne. *The levels divided by age are just a guideline and the final decision on what level a student will be in is decided by the instructor.|