Q: What classes do you offer?
A: Pre-dance, Pre-ballet, Pre-jazz, Pre-tap and Acro-dance. Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop. Male Classes and Performance Classes are also available.
Q: At what age can a child start?
A: We start children at age 2 1/2 and once potty trained.
Q: Do you offer adult classes?
A: Yes! We offer adult classes in beginning through advanced levels.
Q: What class is appropriate for my child?
A: We place students in age groups. Example: 4-5yrs, 6-8yrs, 9-12yrs and 13 & over. ?However we do make allowances according to skill level. Students are accelerated if necessary.
Q: Am I allowed to watch class?
A: All classes observe observation days throughout the year. This enables parents to see the development in their childs training.
Q: Does your school have performing opportunities?
A: We hold an Annual Production each year in June at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. We also attend 2 competitions a year. This is open to Performance Classes and Intermediate/Advanced students of all ages. The Dancenter is also home to The Danscompany of Gainesville, a non-profit company serving the community through performing at local arts festivals, fundraisers, nursing homes and 2 major concerts each year. The concerts are also performed at The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Entrance into the company is through audition.
Q: Are your teachers qualified?
A: The Dancenter staff are extensively trained in dance and education. Our focus is promoting self esteem, self confidence and self expression. Our staff utilizes team work and teaching dance technically and correctly in a positive environment.