FAQs

FAQs2018-02-20T16:04:15+00:00
Where can I find instructor contact information?2018-05-20T20:00:31+00:00

You can find general contact information on our Contact Page.

You can find instructor contact information under their discipline of expertise:  TapJazzMusical TheaterLyricalContemporaryBalletPointeCreative MovementHip HopBreakin’AcroTumblingWest AfricanBollywoodPerformance FundamentalsStrength & Stretch and Yoga.

What should I wear to Yoga?2019-04-10T16:33:42+00:00

Attire that is breathable, form-fitting and comfortable to work out in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet; please bring a yoga mat

What should I wear to West African?2019-04-10T16:36:35+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet

What should I wear to Tumbling?2019-08-25T05:24:37+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Technique?2018-05-28T18:04:47+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

What should I wear to Tap?2018-01-14T02:50:51+00:00

Tap (Ages 5-10)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); any style of child’s tap shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tap (Ages 11+)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); hard-sole tap shoes with tap toe box, Capezio preferred; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Strength & Stretch?2019-04-10T16:33:00+00:00

Attire that is breathable, form-fitting and comfortable to work out in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet is recommended, but clean sneakers are allowed

What should I wear to Performance Fundamentals?2018-08-19T17:40:55+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet

What should I wear to Partner Improv?2019-08-25T05:11:06+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Musical Theater?2018-01-30T00:42:03+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; see instructor for shoes, as they may vary based on choreography; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Modern?2019-08-25T05:10:44+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Lyrical?2018-01-14T02:49:25+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan leather half-soles; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Jazz?2018-08-19T17:41:44+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; “Bloch Super Jazz Slip-On” tan jazz shoes (boys and girls); tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Hip Hop?2019-09-18T00:21:14+00:00

Hip Hop

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black “Pastry Pop Tart Grid Hi Top Sneaker”: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes. If your child’s size is out, order the Black “Pop Tart Glitter Youth Sneaker”: Click here for youth sizes. (DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions.)

Adults: If your classes choose to perform, check in with your instructor regarding shoes. Otherwise, please wear squeaky clean sneakers to class.

Breakdance

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black high-top shoes (i.e., Converse)

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Creative Movement?2018-06-05T04:10:04+00:00

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Contemporary?2018-05-28T18:05:50+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Bollywood?2019-04-10T16:35:29+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet

What should I wear to Ballet in the Summer?2018-06-22T18:34:34+00:00

Creative Movement

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

All other Ballet Classes

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form-fitting, any color); tights (any color, any brand, any cut) if wearing a leotard without bottoms; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Ballet in the Fall/Spring?2019-09-18T00:58:55+00:00

Creative Movement

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

Pre-Ballet

Girls: Pink leotards, style #TH5532C from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, skirts are OK); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair up off of neck

Boys: Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet Technique & Performance 1a & 1b

Girls: Light blue leotard, style #TH5532C from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet Technique & Performance 2

Girls: Burgundy leotard, style #TH5532C or #TH5532 from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet Technique & Performance 3

Girls: Navy blue leotard, style # M207LD from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet Technique for Boys

Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; black Bloch canvas ballet shoes

Pointe

Girls: Your current ballet level’s color (i.e., burgandy for ballet 2, navy blue for ballet 3, etc.); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; Pointe shoes (specify on brand/style with instructor); theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Boys: N/A

Adult Ballet

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form-fitting, any color); tights (any color, any brand, any cut) if wearing a leotard without bottoms; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Acro?2018-01-09T04:48:08+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What is the GDSC YouTube Comedy Show?2018-03-13T17:50:55+00:00

The GDSC YouTube Comedy Show will be for our 2018/19 Competition Team and Performance Company members only.

No auditions needed! Sign-ups will be cast based off of character/script interest, as well as the director’s vision.

Stay tuned for a hard copy of the show’s description, rehearsal/film schedule and sign-up sheet.

For more information, please contact Brandi @ gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com.

What is the dress code?2018-03-18T21:32:08+00:00

Each discipline (i.e., ballet, tap, jazz, etc.) has a dress code of its own. Please purchase the appropriate attire (i.e., shoes, apparel, etc.) to ensure optimal participation:

Jazz

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; “Bloch Super Jazz Slip-On” tan jazz shoes (boys and girls); tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tap (Ages 5-10)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); any style of child’s tap shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tap (Ages 11+)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); hard-sole tap shoes with tap toe box, Capezio preferred; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Creative Movement

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

Pre-Ballet

Girls: Light pink leotards, skirts are OK; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair up off of neck

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 1

Girls: Light blue (also called Copen blue) leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 2

Girls: Burgundy leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 3/Ballet 4

Girls: Navy blue leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Intermediate Ballet Technique A & B

Girls: Black leotards (any brand, any cut; no underwear, no skirts); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; pink Bloch split-sole canvas ballet shoes, theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Teen/Adult Ballet

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form fitting, any color); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up

Hip Hop

Girls: Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black “Gia Mia Hi-Top” sneakers from Just for Kix: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes. IMPORTANT: Availability is limited. If you cannot find your child’s size, try Amazon and/or plug “Gia Mia GS4” into your search engine. This shoe can be found from other retailers. If you’re still struggling, contact admin and we will do our best to help you search.
(DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions. If you are ordering the girls “Hi Top Sneaker,” order at least two sizes bigger.)

Boys: Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black “Pastry Pop Tart Grid Hi Top” sneakers: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes
(DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions.)

Breakdance

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black high-top shoes (i.e., Converse)

Musical Theater

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; see instructor for shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Lyrical

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan leather half-soles; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Contemporary

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tumbling/Acro

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What is the audition process?2019-03-12T00:05:03+00:00

Audition Process

Throughout the month of April, all interested students (current and incoming) will audition in GDSC’s technique classes (hip hop, jazz and/or tap). Students interested in hip hop are required to participate in a hip hop technique class for the month of April. Students interested in contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater are required to participate in a jazz technique class for the month of April. Students interested in tap are required to participate in a tap technique class for the month of April. Please scroll to the bottom of this web page to see our technique class schedule.

As we only have time to address a jazz combination Week Three (see process below), the disciplines of contemporary, lyrical and musical theater will be auditioned in order and free of charge on Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please note: GDSC’s jazz technique portion of the audition process is still required, as it does address complementary aspects of the aforementioned disciplines.

Students (current and incoming) unable to make any portion of the audition process, please see our absence procedure below.

The audition process will be as follows: 

Week One (Practice): Staff will provide all students with documents that lay out important criteria to practice, i.e., technical elements that have been addressed throughout the year. Students will spend their time practicing this list in preparation for Week Two.

Week Two (Audition): Staff will orchestrate across-the-floor combinations that encompass practiced skills from the week previous and judge those skills accordingly.

Week Three (Practice): Students will learn and practice a staff-choreographed combination.

Week Four (Audition): The combination from Week Three will be auditioned to be instructor-, peer- and self-assessed. The current technique class instructor will be the principle assessor.

Students who are enrolled in the auditioning tech class but not interested in auditioning will be included in the audition process, as GDSC considers this workshop-style curriculum a great learning tool for all.

As mentioned above, we will have three forms of assessment: anonymous peer-assessment; self-assessment; and instructor-assessment. We want all students to take ownership of their dancing and placements. Staff believes that providing constructive feedback for oneself, as well as peers, opens the door to critical thinking, which is so important for personal growth and advancement.

Audition Absences

All students (incoming and current) who are absent for any part of the audition process throughout the month of April will need to schedule a private audition at $1/minute, 60 minutes maximum. Attendance is highly suggested to avoid this fee.

Audition Schedule

The technique class schedule is as follows:

For those would like to audition for hip hop, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Beg./Int. Hip Hop Tech: Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Adv. Hip Hop Tech: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for contemporary, jazz, lyrical and/or musical theater, please enroll in one of the below levels for the month of April:

Int./Adv. Jazz Tech: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Beg. Jazz Tech: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for ballet, contemporary, lyrical and/or musical theater, please account for this additional day:

April 20, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, then ballet: 60 minutes each)

PLEASE NOTE: Ballet (Performance Company only) will be auditioned from 1:00-2:00 p.m. only. No additional tech classes needed. If further evaluation is needed, our head ballet instructor will schedule a private review.

For those who would like to audition for Tap:

Adv. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Int. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beg. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For those who would like to audition for Acro:

Auditions will be scheduled based on interest. Please sign up here.

Please contact Gotta Dance Studio & Company via email at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com or phone at 541-647-6899 if you or your child are new and interested in auditioning for one or both of our programs OR if you’re a current student who has specific questions about the process. You may also sign up for auditions here. A hard copy sign-up sheet will also be available on Studio A’s door in March. When you complete either sign-up sheet (online or hard copy), please remember to fill in all categories.

What holidays are GDSC CLOSED for?2019-08-25T05:09:10+00:00

Per our “Holidays/School Closures Agreement“:

I understand that Gotta Dance, LLC generally follows the Bend/La Pine School District’s holiday/break schedule. The following holidays/breaks apply: Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Spring break and Memorial Day. I am also aware that in the event of a school closure due to poor weather conditions, Gotta Dance will follow the district’s lead, their website and social media accounts will reflect closure and an email notification will be sent. They will follow-up with alternative class suggestions to make-up cancelled classes due to poor weather conditions. In the event they must cancel a second time due to poor weather conditions, they will schedule make-ups. I know that tuition amount will not change for months with school closures, holidays and breaks.

What do I need to know for the June Recital?2019-04-10T16:31:30+00:00

June Recital 2018

Join us at Bend Senior High School June 22 at 5:00 p.m. for an evening of dance, as we celebrate a successful spring session and our transition to summer!

In addition, individual portrait opportunities will also be available during dress rehearsal through Loving Heart Photography. Information to come.

Dress rehearsal is scheduled for June 21. Schedule TBD.

Tickets can be purchased in advance via the TuTuTix pic at the right!

What are GDSC’s classroom expectations?2018-01-09T04:39:03+00:00

Attire

In an effort to give your child quality instruction, please respect our dress code. Hair properly done avoids an unnecessary distraction for the student and instructor; proper shoes help for traction and general movement within the discipline; appropriate attire provides instructors with correct perspective on body movement and again, prevents distraction for the student and instructor.

Attendance

For a student’s advancement, attendance and timeliness is of the utmost importance. If a student misses more than three, we highly recommend private lessons, which cost $40/hour. To avoid the extra expense, please make attendance a priority. To accurately track attendance, please let us know ahead of time if your child is going to be absent or late so we can plan accordingly.

Attitude

GDSC works hard to cultivate an inclusive culture of positivity, confidence, compassion and humility. Please respect this environment by leaving bad vibes at the door.

“We each have a choice: to approach life as a creator or a critic, a lover or a hater, a giver or a taker.”

The Winners Manual by Jim Tressel

What age group is best?2019-08-25T05:26:50+00:00

Classes are not only based on age, but also experience.

We have overlapping age brackets in order to accommodate those students with/without dance experience. For example, if a student is 10, but has no previous jazz experience, he/she would be placed in Jazz 1 (Ages 8-10) alongside students his/her age. And likewise, if a student is 10 and has previous jazz experience, he/she would be placed in Jazz 2 (Ages 10-12). This not only helps in addressing appropriate skills for each level based on mental and physical development, but also creates an atmosphere of confidence and comfort as students grow and learn alongside peers within the same age bracket.

Team opportunities for the 2019/20 season?2019-08-25T05:23:53+00:00

Though we are looking into the following opportunities, nothing is set in stone. Please stay tuned for a list of confirmed events, as well as a timeline, for the 2019/20 dance season. Thank you for your patience as we concretely establish plans for next year!

Competition Team

GDSC is currently looking into the following competition/training opportunities for its Competition Team:

Competitions

Two competitions will be required for the 2019/20 dance season. Competitions TBD.

Training

Bend Dance Workshop

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop)

Performance Company

GDSC is currently looking into the following performance/training opportunities for its Performance Company: 

Performance Opportunities

Two performances will be required for the 2019/20 dance season:

Bend festivals (NEW!)

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (NEW!)

Impromptu Bend performance invitations (i.e., Athleta, retirement communities, etc.)

Portland Rose Festival

Portland Trail Blazers Center Court Performance

Training

Bend Dance Workshop

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop)

Additional Opportunities for Both Groups

Annual Christmas Party

GDSC YouTube Comedy Show

Keller Auditorium Broadway Show (NEW!)

Master Choreography (NEW!)

Professional Commercial Portrait Session

Student of the Month

Student of the Year

Annual Summer Potluck

Tour of the U of O Dance Program (NEW!)

Moscow Ballet (NEW!)

Costuming for the June Recital?2019-04-10T16:46:49+00:00

June Recital 2019 Costuming Procedure

If you are in a performing recreational class, you will be performing in the June Recital. The following technique classes will also be performing: All Ballet Tech classes, Hip Hop Tech classes, Tap Tech classes and Acrobatic Dance 2 (Acrobatic Dance 1 is a preliminary technique class to Acrobatic Dance 2, and therefore, does not perform in either of our recitals.)

Our June Recital costuming process involves the following: Parents are invoiced, costuming balances are processed, students are sized in-house, orders are placed via GDSC, costumes are shipped to the studio and then distributed during class. In the event a costume does not fit, we will either alter or exchange depending on sizing issue.

(The exception to the above costuming procedure will be our Hip Hop Tech and Tap Tech classes–we will be moving forward with self-costuming. Stay tuned for self-costuming details.)

A costuming amount of $75 will be added to your customer accounts around the first week of February. This amount includes the cost of the costume, shipping, potential exchanges, our on-staff seamstress if alterations are necessary, as well as the time that goes into measuring, sizing based on different catalog/source measurements, ordering, distributing and exchanges. Costuming is an arduous and expensive process. We thank you for your patience and understanding!

PLEASE NOTE: Costume payments are non-refundable; Costuming does NOT include dance shoes or tights.

Payment for costumes is due by March 1. If we do not receive payment before then, we will automatically process the costume amount with March’s tuition amount on the 1st.

If for some reason you cannot pay for your costume on the 1st and/or your payment is declined, we unfortunately cannot order your costume with the group. Please be aware that additional costs may apply if we have to order your costume at a later date. Not only, but the risk of your costume not arriving in time for the recital increase drastically.

IMPORTANT POLICY NOTE THAT MAY IMPACT COSTUMING: For the Spring session, recreational students who are registered for performance-only classes and are not taking class on a drop-in basis, must commit from April-June. Their trial period to decide if they’d like to commit to a class/classes, and therefore, to our June Recital, is from January to March. If administration is not notified of a drop by midnight the last day of March, tuition will be automatically processed from April-June. Keep in mind that costume payment is due March 1, and therefore, we highly recommend commitment before the March 31 drop deadline.

Thanks for your support! We are so EXCITED to put on an AMAZING show!

Self-Purchase Costuming List

While most of our costumes will be purchased through catalogs, a select few will come from external sources, which requires parents/students to order/purchase from their end. Please see those classes in alphabetical order below. If your class is NOT listed, refer to the procedure laid out above. 

All Tap Tech Classes

Check in with your instructor

All Hip Hop Tech Classes

Check in with your instructor

Beg. Tap (Adult; Teen-Invitation Only) 

Check in with your instructor

Performing Competition Classes

Check in with your instructor

Costuming for GDSC’s December Recital 2018?2018-10-21T22:55:31+00:00

December Recital Costuming

Procedure & List

Costuming has been established for our GDSC December Recital 2018. See below:

December Recital Costuming 2018

C/P costuming for the 2018/19 dance season?2019-08-25T05:16:24+00:00

Competition Team & Performance Company Costuming

Procedure & List

Costuming has been established for the 2018/19 dance season. See below:

C/P Costuming 2018/19

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