December Recital 2018: Photos and Footage Info.


For photos, please contact Walt Sullins, one of our hip hop department heads, as well as on-staff photographer. He can be reached via email at Feel free to fill out the following form if you’re interested in purchasing:

Photo Invoice


Though we were unable to provide professional DVDs of our event, we were still able to film the show from a still, wide-angle perspective (i.e., no zooming, panning, etc.). Price for each ACT is $10; customers must provide USB. If you’re interested in video footage, please contact admin at

Disclaimer: Due to technical difficulties, we are missing footage of Jazz 3, Ballet Tech 1-3, Performance Tap 1, L/C (Ages 11-3) and Mini CREW–all in ACT II. Discounts available to folks who are missing numbers. Please let us know if you were able to film the aforementioned, and therefore, willing/able to provide footage of the missing numbers to fams who are interested. We’d love to forward on free of charge.


Spirit Week!

Date: December 17-21, 2018
Time: In all classes!
Location: Gotta Dance Studio & Company

Celebrate the holidays, as well as our final classes of Fall Session 2018, with Spirit Week, Dec. 17-21!

Monday, 12/17 = Favorite Sports Team day (any sports team, HS or Pro’s & any sport)
Tuesday, 12/18  = Holiday/Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (self-explanatory, but as festive as can be)
Wednesday, 12/19 = Twin Day (can be anyone in the studio, i.e.,”buddies,” friend, teacher, etc.)
Thursday, 12/20 = Wacky Hair and/or Sock Day (can be just one or both, but the wackier the better)
Friday, 12/21 = Pajama Day (anything that counts as pj’s and appropriate for dance)

Bend Dance Workshop

Date: March 1&2, 2019
Time: See schedule
Location: Gotta Dance Studio & Company

Join us at Gotta Dance Studio & Company March 1 & 2, 2019 for an all-day workshop offering classes in disco, hip hop, jazz technique, jazz funk, Latin jazz, musical theatre, tap and burlesque for adults 21+.  BDW will also provide the opportunity to audition for select scholarships.For those who register before February 1, classes are $20 per hour; $140 for the eight-class series. For those who register after January 31, classes are $25 per hour; $170 for the eight-class series. Burlesque, excluded from “series,” is a flat rate of $45 (3-hour experience, wine included). Payments will be automatically processed the first of February for those who registered without payment in January. Registrations after January 31 will need to account for payment the day of online enrollment. Classes are non-refundable after January 31. See the weekend schedule, as well as teacher bios here: Bend Dance Workshop.

Introducing “GDSC Passes” for the 2018/19 dance year!

For students who exhibit excellence in the dance studio and beyond, GDSC staff will be providing “GDSC Passes” throughout the 2018/19 dance year. These passes can be redeemed on a monthly basis to any instructor. The opportunity will be revealed to the student once he/she hands it in to his/her instructor of choice.

Potential Opportunities…

Hairstyle of choice, pajamas vs. required dance attire,  improvisation, games, play “teacher,” colored leos, etc.


OPA’s Oliver! Performance Class

CANCELLED: Oliver! performance class will be restructured and rescheduled. Thanks for stopping by!

Begins On: November 2nd, 2018
Ends On: February 8th, 2019
Location: Gotta Dance Studio & Company

Ovation Performing Arts, in collaboration with Gotta Dance Studio and Company, is thrilled to be offering an Oliver! Performance Class winter of 2018/2019, taught by GDSC owner, Brandi Nichols, and OPA directors, Jonathan and Jimena Shepherd.

Designed with the dancer in mind, the class will infuse performance elements of acting, singing and character expression into choreographed dance numbers from Oliver! The class will culminate in six onstage performances of the full length musical opening February 2019.


Tuition: $183 in full OR a three-month payment plan of $61/month  (multi-family/multiple-hour discount not applicable; rate is per student)
Rehearsals: Fridays 5:15-6:45 starting Nov. 2nd
Performances: Feb. 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.