OUR PHILOSOPHY

Dance training is life training! We provide students with a well-structured dance curriculum. We are committed to providing a wide variety of dance styles that produces a well balanced dancer in all aspects of dancing.


WHY IS BALLET MANDATORY?

Why is ballet important? Dancers ask this very question quite often.

1) Ballet is the basic foundation for most forms of dance. Whatever you learn in ballet, it translates to values that can be used to pursue other forms of dance. The alignment and musicality it requires are only some examples of important qualities in most dance styles.

2) The development of discipline and dedication. Ballet technique is very specific and requires practice to improve. In most cases, the qualities of discipline and dedication translate themselves to other areas of life like work and school.

3) Improving posture. Let's face it: everything in ballet requires good posture. In time, the posture utilized in the studio translates to every part of a dancer's life.

All GDFAC students are required to be enrolled in at least one ballet class for our beginner, intermediate and advanced students in addition to their other classes. A student MUST study ballet under the direction of GDFAC instructors concurrently to be eligible for enrollment in other classes. Our only exception to this rule is if a student only enrolls in, cheer dance, dance techniques, boys tumbling or hip hop . There is no substitution to a good ballet class!

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