What's Happening at GDS....
We're one month into our classes at GDS and off to a great start! It's hard to come back to dance, especially after a summer vacation, but our dancers have gotten back into the swing of things and concentrating really hard on their classes. We as Teachers and Faculty couldn't be prouder! It's not too late to register for our classes if you are interested. Check out our schedule for our list of classes!
We have some new classes and really fun events coming up in the next couple of months. The first is a Halloween Dance Camp on October 27th from 2:30 - 4pm for kids in grades K-2. Kids can wear their Halloween costume and join us for a snack, a craft, and a dance class. Cost is $25 per student or $20 if you bring a friend who is not registered at the GDS. Please register by October 24th by calling the studio or emailing email@example.com!
Our next event will be our Christmas Performance on November 24th from 11am - 12pm at The Shoppes at Towne Center during the Annual Christmas in Fayetteville weekend. Come see our students perform their interpretation of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." It's free and it's going to be a fun show for all ages. Look for more details to come!
Lastly, are you a Teen or an Adult who's for a Ballet or Tap or Jazz? Are you a beginner or took these classes as a child or your whole life? We have classes just for you! Join us Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for Teen/Adult Classes. These are drop in classes so no commitment is necessary. Call or email the studio for prices.
If you are already a part of the GDS Family we are so grateful! If you're not and would like more information about our studio, please click on the "Contact Us" button on the home page or call us at 315-637-0401 to learn more about us!!
Branch out...Learn to Dance Today!!!
This week is a busy week at GDS! We are holding our Ballet Bootcamp for our older student from 3pm – 4:30pm (Mon – Thurs). This an opportunity to come in and get yourself ready for the school year ahead. I know! I know! This means summer is almost over, but we still have a few weeks before our classes start on Monday September 17th so mark your calendars.
We are also holding our Annual Open House Registration and Placement Class this Thursday August 30th. Placement Class will be from 4:30pm – 5pm and Registration will be from 5pm – 9pm. The Placement Class is for new students and students who would like to see if they are eligible to advance to a new level if they feel they are ready. *Please note that placement is based on teacher assessment ONLY.* Registration is not only an opportunity for you to register for classes, but to come in and meet our teachers and have any questions you may have answered. We will also be handing out our Studio Handbook with lots of helpful information including important dates, studio policies, dress code, and class schedule. SO HANG ON TO THAT!!! IT’S SUPER USEFUL!!! :)
During Open House we will also have Sylvia from BodyGear located in Ithaca here to take measurements and orders for our required leotards. You will also be able to set up Pointe shoe fitting appointments with her if you decide you would like to purchase shoes through her. Pointe shoes need to fit by a professional so be sure that you speak with our instructors about this is if you are eligible for Pointe this year.
If you can’t make it to our Open House you can request a Registration Brochure be sent to you via snail mail through this website or call the studio (315-637-0401) to pick one up. You can also purchase our required dancewear online through Discount Dance Supply. Go to the Students tab at the top of the page and click on “Find My Dress Code.” Type in 69911 for our studio and it will bring you right to our list of requirements. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the studio.
Lastly we will be selling Costumes on Thursday for a reasonable price! (Halloween is only 2 months away and the stores haven’t let us forget that!!) We also have used danced that we will be selling as well so if you don’t want to invest a lot of money in brand new shoes, these are used but in good condition!
So like I said lots of things going on here and we hope you’ll join us!! Until next time…..
Branch out….Learn to Dance Today!!!
When owner Michael Guzmán (aka “Señor”) opened Guzmán’s Dance Studio in September 1999, his vision was to create a non-competition studio that encompassed all dance types for all ages from Classical to Ballroom to Spanish to Hip Hop and more. He also wanted to provide a venue for people to do some social dancing in the community. Today, he and partner Jennifer Greene are still running the studio with the same values and the same vision.
Our mission is provide the best in dance instruction, covering a wide spectrum of dance arts for all ages and ability levels, by using quality instructors who put the clients first.
20 years later we, as a studio, still stand by this mission and are proud to welcome back our gifted and professional instructors, Señor, Miss Marisa, Miss Ellen, Miss Anna, Miss Julia, and Miss Krissi! We are also excited to welcome to our family two new instructors Miss Heather and Miss Lauren!
We hope you’ll consider our studio for all you dancing needs. We’d love to have you join us on August 30th for our Placement Class from 4:30pm – 5pm and Open House Registration from 5pm – 9pm. You’ll be able to meet with our instructors as well have any questions you might have answered. We will also have Sylvia from BodyGear (located in Ithaca) to take orders for leotards, shoes, and tights as well as schedule Pointe shoe fittings. There will also be costumes for sale (I know it’s only August, but it’s never too early to think about Halloween!!!) and the prices.... very reasonable!
So, Branch Out…Learn to Dance today! Hope to see you on August 30th!
Written by Krissi Caccamo
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