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Gym Star Sports Center (GSSC) is a wonderful place to experience the joy of movement and dance! Our caring and talented teachers are here to create an age appropriate class centered on the development of sound technique and creative expression. Dance offers kids a unique set of physical, emotional, and cognitive advantages.

Physical Development
Dance involves a greater range of motion, coordination, strength and endurance than most other physical activities. Dancing is an excellent form of exercise for total body fitness. The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health.

Emotional Maturity
Dance promotes psychological health and maturity. Children enjoy the opportunity to express their emotions and become aware of themselves and others through creative movement.

Social Awareness
Dance fosters social encounter, interaction, and cooperation. Children learn to communicate ideas to others through body movement. Children quickly learn to work within a group dynamic.

Cognitive Development
Movement provides the cognitive loop between the idea, problem, or intent and the outcome or solution. In this sense, dance teaches a child to function in and understand the world.

Dance is basic to learning. It is pre-verbal, beginning before words can be formed. It is innate in children before they possess command over language and is evoked when thoughts or emotions are too powerful for words to contain.


As with all GSSC programs, our dance classes are taught on a continuum that allows students to grow and advance at their own pace. In these dance classes, our kids also learn valuable team-building skills while their level of physical fitness improves.

Ballet Classes: Descriptions

Parent and me:
Designed for the 2 to 3 year who loves dancing around the house to music. This class focuses on expression to music, learning basic ballet terms and spacial awareness; and most of all having fun. Utilizes parents to help guide dancers through the class, helping them balance focus with fun and learning to respect the studio space and their fellow dancers.

Twinkle toes classes ages 3-5 yrs Tuesdays and (Spring Wednesdays?) Makaylah
This class is designed for preschool to kinder age children new to dance. For those kids who love to move to music. Dancers will play and dance to movement, explore rhythms and musicality and begin learning the basic ballet positions. The goal of this class is to explore how our bodies can have fun moving to music and to begin teaching proper ballet names. Dancers will also learn studio etiquette; learning to respect the studio space and their fellow dancers.

Ballet Gym Combo Class offered twice weekly ages 4-6 Makaylah and Lee
The Ballet Gym combo class is for the dancer ready for more ballet than twinkle toes but not ready for ballet 1. Students will continue to learn musicality, build on ballet terminology while learning proper studio etiquette; learning to respect the studio space and their fellow dancers. Students will learn to use barre, begin to learn simple center combinations and learn basic tumbling. Designed to prepare dancers for ballet levels 1 and above.

Ballet 1 ages 5-7 yrs Lee and 6-10 yrs Erin
This class expands on terminology and steps learned in the gym combo class and works on body alignment and turnout. Dancers being learning to spot and basic turns. Dancers begin using barre and learn proper positioning. Dancers will learn and retain longer center combinations and perform on own at end of season performance. Dancers will also learn studio etiquette; learning to respect the studio space and their fellow dancers

Ballet 2 ages 8 & up (Erin)
Dancers build on basic steps and terminology at the barre and in center work. French terminology and definitions are learned. Dancers begin to learn longer and more complicated center combinations. This class will focus on proper body alignment and turnout in center and at the barre. Dancers will also learn studio etiquette; learning to respect the studio space and their fellow dancers

Intermediate ballet 1 and 2 ages 8 & up with Instructor recommendation (student may be younger with exception and discretion from beginning ballet teacher) (Erin)
Dancers build on basic steps and terminology at the barre and in center work. French terminology and definitions are expanded upon. The eight body positions are learned with proper turnout and body alignment. Dancers will build on strength of core, feet and ankle to prepare for more complicated turns and leaps. Dancers begin to learn longer and more complicated center combinations. Intermediate 1 dancers are working towards intermediate level two and pre pointe work.

HIP HOP: Descriptions

Star Hoppers ages 3-5yrs old
This class is designed for preschool to kinder age children new to dance. For those kids who love to move to music. Dancers will play and dance to movement, explore rhythms and musicality and begin learning the basic hip hop steps. The goal of this class is to explore how our bodies can have fun moving to music and to begin learning hip hop and studio etiquette.

Hip Hop 1 ages 5-7 yrs old
Hip Hoppers will build on musicality and steps learned in the creative movement star hoppers class. Dancers will also learn studio etiquette; learning to respect the studio space and their fellow dancers

Hip Hop 2 Ages 8-12 yrs
Dancers will also learn and expand upon basic hip hop moves, learn to dance to the music and to retain center floor combinations. Dancers will learn studio etiquette; learning to respect the studio space and their fellow dancers

Teen/Adult Hip Hop and Ballet Drop in classes at least 11 yrs old:
For the adult who always wanted to do dance or for the dancer who left dance and has always wanted to return. For everyone above age 11, any shape, size or gender. Work on your ballet technique and terminology and have fun learning to move with the music with hip hop.


Gym Star Dance Schedules
(Fall/Winter = Sept. 10th - Dec. 7th) "Polar Express" Performance Friday, December 7th, 2018

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Saturday
Parent and Me Ballet
(2 - 3 yrs)
3:20pm - 4:00pm         Closed
Twinkle Toes Ballet
(3 - 5 yr)
  10:30am - 11:15am       Closed
Ballet-Gymnastics
Combo (4 - 6 yrs)
    10:15am - 11:15am
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Homeschool (7&up)
2:30pm - 3:40pm
  Closed
Beginner Ballet 1
(5 - 7 yr)
    5:30pm - 6:30pm     Closed
Beginner Ballet 1
(8 - 10 yr)
      4:15pm - 5:15pm   Closed
Beginner Ballet 2
(8 - 10 yr)
  4:15pm - 5:15pm       Closed
Int Level Ballet (8 and up)
*students sign up for 2 classes*
*admission determined by instructor
  5:30pm - 6:45pm   5:30pm - 6:45pm   Closed
Hip Hop 1
(5 - 7 yr)
4:15pm - 5:15pm         Closed
Hip Hop 2
(8 - 12 yr)
5:30pm - 6:30pm         Closed
Drop in Teen/Adult Hip Hop
(11 yr and up)
6:40pm - 7:40pm         Closed
Star Hoppers
(3 - 5 yr)
      1:30pm - 2:15pm   Closed
Drop in Ballet
(13yr and up)
    6:45pm - 8:00pm     Closed
Prices are for a 13 week session) Performance fee: $80
Toddler $150 (45 min)
Ballet and Hip Hop $200 (60 min)
Intermediate Dance $300 (2 x week)
Adult/Teen Drop in $15 per class, $10 extra for pointe class

Dress code
Ballet: Black Leo, Pink tights and Pink ballet shoes
Hip Hop: T-Shirt or tank top and Leggings
Teen/Adult Classes: Casual workout wear and pink ballet shoes

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