The Dance Company Team and Performance Group consists of advanced dancers ages 5 and up. These dancers were selected through an audition held during the Summer. The Company Team is decided on upon the discretion of Melissa Covo. The dancers were chosen not only by age but ability. We attend several Dance Conventions/Competitions in and out of Alabama where the dancers take technique classes from Professional teachers from New York, Chicago, etc. At these conventions, the dancers are given many opportunities to win several different awards and scholarships.
Dress Code requirements for all students during class. If you have any questions regarding dress code or need information regarding what gear is suitable for your child, please do not hesitate to ask.
LEOTARD AND TIGHTS OF ANY COLOR BALLET AND TAP SHOES. HAIR PULLED BACK.
BLACK LEOTARD AND PINK TIGHTS. PINK BALLET SHOES. HAIR IN A BUN.
LEOTARD OR SPORTS BRA/CROP TOP WITH JAZZ PANTS, CAPRIS, OR JAZZ SHORTS WITH TIGHTS. NO T-SHIRTS OR WORKOUT SHORTS. JAZZ SHOES OR DANCE PAWS. HAIR PULLED BACK.
SAME AS JAZZ. TAP SHOES. LEVEL 4,6 AND 7 TAP WILL NEED BLACK LACE UP NO SPLIT SOLE TAP SHOES.
LEOTARD OR SPANDEX AND FOOTLESS TIGHTS OF ANY COLOR. BARE FEET. HAIR PULLED BACK.
LOOSE- COMFORTABLE CLOTHING THAT THE STUDENT CAN MOVE IN. SNEAKERS.
Welcome to our dance studio!
We're a family-friendly dance studio that loves to share our passion for dance with everyone. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced dancer, we have classes that are perfect for you. Our experienced instructors create a welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable learning and growing.
At our dance studio, we believe that dancing is not just about moving your body; it's also about connecting with others and expressing yourself. That's why we offer a variety of dance styles, from ballet and tap to hip hop and contemporary. Our classes are designed to help you improve your skills, gain confidence, and have fun all at the same time!
We take pride in our community of dancers, and we love to see them develop their skills and grow as individuals. Our instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with our students, and we strive to create a positive and supportive learning environment.
So, if you're looking for a place to learn how to dance, make new friends, and have a blast while doing it, look no further! Come join us at our dance studio and experience the joy of dance for yourself. We can't wait to dance with you!
Tuition will be automatically drafted the first of each month with the credit or debit card you’d like to put on file. If you need another payment plan option, please let us know and we can work with you. Tuition is due every month by the 10th. Any balances not paid by then will acquire a $20 late fee. If your child is sick or unable to attend class, please mail your payment to the studio to avoid a late charge. There will be no exceptions to the late payment charge. When you register your child for class, you reserve your place in that class. Therefore, full tuition must be paid each month to keep your place in that class regardless of your attendance. There are family rates available if you have more than one student taking more than one class. If a check is returned to us, you will be given 48 hours to present cash or a cashier’s check. After 48 hours, your child will not be able to participate until the account is paid.
A one month notification from the 1st of the month is required to withdrawal from any class. Withdrawal must be presented in writing to the front desk or by email. There will be no refunds for withdrawals after March 1st. By this time, choreography has been started for the recital. There will be no refunds for missed classes. Make up classes will be available if the studio has to close due to inclement weather. Once you have committed to perform in our recital, there will be no refund on recital fees or costume fees.
Students must abide by the dress code provided for each class. Hair is to be securely tied back in a ponytail or bun unless otherwise directed.
Parents, you are responsible for having your child dressed appropriately and ready to dance at the assigned time your class begins. Please have your child to dance class on time and be on time to pick your child up. No more than 5 minutes early or 5 minutes late. GCDA will not provide staff to babysit nor will the facilities be used for this purpose. We ask that each child use the bathroom prior to class. Please place your child’s name on all of their belongings. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items. Parents are not allowed to stay and watch class. We will have a special day in December for parents to observe each class that their child participates in. If you have any questions or concerns, we ask that you address the issue by phone, email or set up a meeting. We will be unable to address matters during or between classes.
Students, we ask that you are present and on time every week. You are expected to respect all teachers and students. If you are being disrespectful, you will be asked to leave class. Cell phone use during class will not be permitted. Please be ready to work hard and give 110 percent!!
The $110 recital fee includes videography for digital download and livestream of the performance and a professional performance experience at the Mobile Civic Center Theater! One parent will receive a wristband for backstage access, this will also be your ticket inside the Mobile Civic Center. IF YOU LOSE THIS WRISTBAND, YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER FOR $20. ONLY ONE WRISTBAND PER FAMILY.
Tickets will be sold separately and will be $20 ages 6 and up, $15 ages 5 and under.
Program books will be available to purchase. T-shirts will be available on our webstore and available for pickup at GCDA. Emails will be sent out when items come available.
Contact the front desk at 251-621-9755 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help on how to make these purchases.
Preschool dancers will purchase one costume for ballet and tap. Levels 1-7 will purchase a single costume for tap and jazz. Levels 1-7 will purchase a ballet costume. Any dancers enrolled in modern, hip-hop, pointe, or any additional classes will have those additional costumes. Each costume is $90 (exception of levels 6 and 7 modern, acro expo participants, and pointe dancers).
To facilitate the purchase of costumes, the cost will be split into three payments. The first payment is due in October, the second in November, and the final payment must be received no later than December 5th. However, if you prefer, you can pay the full cost of the costumes in one payment.
Parents will have the opportunity to purchase ads, both business and/or personal, to place in our recital program book. There will be incentives based on the amount of ad sale money for each student. You can win up to a year of dance tuition free.
We ask that all issues/concerns be presented to the owners and not on social media. We ask students and parents to conduct themselves with professionalism at all times. If it comes to our attention that you have slandered GCDA’s name in any way, it can result in immediate dismissal form our studio!
Get ready to be amazed by our world-class team of dance teachers! Our staff comprises the crème de la crème of dance educators in the Gulf Coast area. You'll be learning from the very best, as many of our teachers and choreographers have danced professionally on the biggest stages or have graduated from highly acclaimed university dance programs.
With years of industry experience and a wealth of knowledge, our dance teachers bring a unique blend of skill, passion, and creativity to each and every class. Their expertise and professionalism will inspire and guide you on your journey towards becoming the best dancer you can be.
So, if you're ready to take your dance skills to the next level, come learn from the pros at our dance studio.
Our outstanding team of teachers and choreographers is excited to share their knowledge and expertise with you. Get ready to be amazed!