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Performance Company2019-08-06T05:01:07+00:00

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Performance Company Schedule

GDSC’s newest addition is tailored for students who not only look to advancement, but also have a passion for the art form of dance and performance! GDSC’s Performance Company performs under the following five disciplines: Hip hopjazzlyrical/contemporary, musical theater, and tap.

GDSC’s Performance Company program consists of the following classes:

Performance Company


Mini CREW: Monday, 5:45-6:15 p.m.
Junior CREW: Monday, 6:45-7:15 p.m.
Senior CREW: 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Jazz 1: Wednesday, 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Jazz 2: Thursday, 6:45-7:15 p.m.
Jazz 3: Thursday, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
L/C 2: Thursday, 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Musical Theater 1: Wednesday, 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Musical Theater 2: Wednesday, 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Tap 1: Thursday, 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Tap 2: Thursday, 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Tap 3: Wednesday, 4:00-4:30 p.m.



July 15, 22, 29 & August 5
Studio A
Competition/Performance Jazz Technique: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Improv: 5:00-6:00 p.m.


August 19
Studio A
C/P Jr. Tap: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
C/P Teen-Sr. Tap: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
C/P Teen-Sr. CREW: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

August 20
Studio A
C/P Teen-Sr. Jazz: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
C/P Teen-Sr. Contemporary: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
C/P Jr. Contemporary: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

August 21 
Studio A
C/P Teen-Sr. Lyrical: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
C/P Jr. Jazz: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
C/P Jr. CREW: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

August 23
Studio A
C/P Jr. Lyrical: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
C/P Jr. Musical Theater: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
C/P Teen-Sr. Musical Theater: 1:00-4:00 p.m.





Our Instructors

Ashley Gaono
Ashley Gaono
Ashley Potts
Ashley Potts
C/P Teen-Sr. CREW
Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols
C/P Teen-Senior Contemporary, Jr. Tap, Teen-Sr. Tap
Kelly Sullins
Kelly Sullins
C/P Teen-Sr. Contemporary, Jr. Jazz, Teen-Sr. Jazz, Jr. Lyrical, Teen-Sr. Lyrical, Jr. Musical Theater, Teen-Sr. Musical Theater
Walt Sullins
Walt Sullins
C/P Teen-Sr. CREW


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 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 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 @

What is The Wizard of Oz Production?2019-02-27T03:27:50+00:00

For the 2019/20 season, GDSC will be doing a production number inspired by The Wizard of Oz  as a fun optional opportunity for our Competition Team and Performance Company members.

Auditions will be solo-based. Sign up for lead roles in the lobby and please make sure to record the character you are auditioning for, your name and your age on the sign-up sheet.

Auditions will take place Friday, March 15, 4:15-7:15 p.m. Detailed audition times will be sent out based on roles as the date gets closer.

For more information, please direct any questions to Kelly @

Team opportunities for the 2019/20 season?2019-04-15T00:03:20+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:


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


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


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 (NEW!)

Keller Auditorium Broadway Show (NEW!)

Master Choreography (NEW!)

Professional Commercial Portrait Session

Student of the Month

Student of the Year

Annual Summer Potluck

The Wizard of Oz Production (NEW!)

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

Moscow Ballet (NEW!)

C/P costuming for the 2018/19 dance season?2018-10-21T22:51:57+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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