“It is important that every dancer strives to be the best he or she can be.”

 


Recreational Program

Pre-Competitive Program

Competitive Showtroupe
Never danced before? No problem! Our recreational program offers classes for beginner students of all ages in many genres including jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop & ballet. We encourage students to take multiple classes to experience different styles! These classes run September through June culminating with a recital performance at the end of the year. Our pre-competitive program offers classes for students who want to increase their technique through more challenging classes and transition into competing. This program of required weekly classes and mandatory competition schedule prepares our dancers in all aspects of competition performance. Interested students are required to audition for this program. Prior dance experience is required. Acceptance and placement in classes are based on age and skill level. At competitions they will compete in beginner and intermediate levels. Our competitive showtroupe is a commitment to train in the most advanced at competitions. This program of required weekly classes and mandatory competition schedule prepares our dancers for significant growth in all aspects of competition performance as well as preparing them for opportunities at the high school, college and professional levels of dance performance. Interested students are required to audition for this program. Prior dance experience is required. Acceptance and placement in classes is highly competitive and is based on age and skill level.
GJ Dance Studio has been a leader in dance education and training for forty one (41) years; our staff is committed to providing the finest quality of recreational dance training in an environment that is nurturing, challenging and disciplined. We offer a structured sequence of training stages, designed to develop technical skills, stamina and discipline according to appropriate ages and physical milestones of each dancer for students ages 3-18; allowing us to provide each student with confidence, pride and self-esteem. We provide a POSITIVE environment for students to study dance while creating memories and building friendships.

Classes are still available at both our Waldorf and La Plata locations for Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop and Acro. We are starting new sessions September 6, 2016 and would like to invite and new students to join us for a FREE trial class! Come join us as we celebrate our 41st year of dancing in Southern Maryland!