Dance Classes and Events

From ballet to tap; hip hop to aerial, movers and shakers of all ages and skill levels will find something they enjoy at the Gunnison Arts Center School of Dance! All classes are held in the GAC Dance Studio at 102 S. Main St. Second Floor.


Enrollment:
All classes have a minimum enrollment of 4 students unless otherwise noted. If the minimum is not met the decision to cancel a class will be made. Some classes have limited enrollment. Students are considered registered only after full payment for the class has been received. GAC active members will receive a 15% discount on class tuition (excluding drop-ins). Pre-registering for a class helps ensure that the course will run.

Scholarships:
Scholarships are available for all dance classes, both adult and youth. Visit the Education Tab and scholarships page for more information and how to apply.

Payment Plans:
The GAC offers the option of creating a payment plan to pay for classes throughout the duration of the semester. Please contact Alysa at the GAC to set up a payment plan that works for both your needs and the GAC’s needs. Classes must be paid for in full before the last day of classes.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
The Gunnison Arts Center will issue a full refund for the price of class or workshop registration, minus a $10 administration fee 24 hours prior to the class beginning and will only issue Gunnison Arts Center credit after the class has begun.

Rules of the Studio:
There are no street shoes allowed in the studio, only dance shoes that have never been street worn. No food, gum or drinks in the studio (water is okay in a secure container). Please leave jackets, dance bags, shoes/boots, etc. in the bathrooms; there are cubbies in the bathrooms for personal use. The GAC is not responsible for lost/stolen items.

Dress and Shoe Attire:
No street shoes allowed in the Dance Studio. Shoes and dance attire is up to the class’s instructor. Student should come prepared with dance shoes. and the GAC does not have dance shoes or dance clothing for sale.




Winter & Spring 2019 Classes


Youth/Teen Dance
To register – click on the class title.

Mickey’s & Minnie’s ~ (Ages 2 – 4 w/ caregiver)
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:15 am.
Session 1: January 25 – March 8. Session 2: March 29 – May 10.

Get your little guy or gal moving in the right direction in this fun, early childhood dance class. Kids will be exposed to rhythm, tempo, direction and ranges of movement as well as free dancing! Parents are welcome to stay and even join in.
Instructor: Terra Kirkley. $80/session or $150/both sessions.




Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4 – 6)
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
Session 1: January 21 – March 4. Session 2: March 25 – May 6.

This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocabulary and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping repetition and combos the last half hour.
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $80/student, $150/both sessions.




Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 7 – 10)
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
Session 1: January 23 – March 6. Session 2: March 27 – May 8.

This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocabulary and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping repetition and combos the last half hour.
Instructor: Abby Owen. $80/session, $150/both sessions.




Shorty Hip Hop ~ (Ages 5 – 8)
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm.
Session 1: January 21 – March 4. Session 2: March 25 – May 6.

Students will learn various beginning hip hop dance moves in a fun filled encouraging group environment while building self-confidence! Basics of all styles of hip hop will be incorporated such as street hip hop, break-dancing, poppin’ and lockin’. Open to all levels of dancers!
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $80/session, $150/both sessions.




Steezy Hip Hop ~ (Ages 9 – 12)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Session 1: January 23 – March 6. Session 2: March 27 – May 8.

Students will learn various beginning hip hop dance moves in a fun filled encouraging group environment while building self-confidence! Basics of all styles of hip hop will be incorporated such as street hip hop, break-dancing, poppin’ and lockin’. Open to all levels of dancers!
Instructor: Abby Owen. $80/session, $150/both sessions.




Youth Intro to Aerial
If your child is interested in learning Aerial dance, please contact Program Director, Alysa VandenHeuvel at alysa@gunnisonartscenter.org for more info. We could set up private lessons, or gather a small group for an intro class.







Adult Dance
To register – click on the class title.

Aerial Conditioning
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Session 1: January 21 – March 4. Session 2: March 25 – May 6.

In this class students will gain an understanding of body conditioning and how to apply it to aerial dance. Students will go through beginner moves and also work on sequencing them on the Lyra and Sling. No previous experience or strength required. You will gain the strength as you learn!
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $80/session, $150/both sessions.




Barre Sculpt
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm.
Session 1: January 23 – March 6. Session 2: March 27 – May 8.

Lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this hour long barre workout class. We’ll use the fundamentals of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates to sculpt long lean dancer bodies. All of the movements are small and will work each of your muscles to fatigue. This is a low impact, full body work out designed to not only make you stronger physically but also mentally. No dance experience required! Guys welcome! Bring a yoga mat (optional: 2-5 lb. hand weights, resistance bands, sm. Pilates ball and/or yoga blocks.)
Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $80/session, $150/both sessions or $12/drop-in.



Intermediate Adult Tap
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Session 1 w/ Karen Immerso: January 22 – March 5.
Session 2 w/ Abby Owen: March 26 – May 7.

Learn the essentials and basics of tap dancing while exploring combinations and routines. Open to higher level beginners and intermediate levels where beginners will be given extra support and intermediate dancers will be given challenging combos. Students must have their own tap shoes.
$80/session, $150/both sessions.




Beginning Adult Tap
Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Spring Session: March 25 – May 6.

Have you always wanted to learn to tap dance? Don’t wait any longer! This beginning adult tap class will guide students in their first tap movements. Learn what part of the shoe makes what sound. Finish the class by sequencing moves together to form a full dance. No experience required. Please provide your own tap shoes.
Instructor: Abby Owen. $80/student.




Move the Butte Dance Class
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm. November 29 – February 14.

Learn a dance and get to perform in the Crested Butte Move the Butte Dance show in February 2019! $85/student includes costumes, studio rental and Move the Butte show fee. Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.
GROUP IS FULL.






Adult Jazz
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Session 1: January 23 – March 6. Session 2: March 27 – May 8.

Find your Jazz Hands this winter open to all levels of adult dancer’s ages 16+. Begin with a challenging warm-ups, and then lead right into fun choreography. Dancers will get to learn jazz combinations to complete a full dance. Break a sweat and get your blood pumping while rocking to your favorite music.
Instructor: Abby Owen. $80/student, $150/both sessions.



Latin Dance
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Session 2: March 28 – May 9.

Come shake off that Gunnison cold weather and have fun exploring the sounds and steps to some of the most popular club style Latin dances. Our step by step class will leave you wanting more! No experience needed, no stressing out, and creative individuality welcome! As we dance over the first couple of weeks we will narrow down to one style and put together a beautiful piece for the upcoming dance showcase in May!
Instructors: Fabrianna & Frank Ayala. $115/couple, $97.75/member couple, $60/individual, $51/individual member.

Due to unforeseen scheduling, this Latin Dance class has been CANCELED.






Dance AND Series Events
To register – click on the class title.


Latin Rhythms & Rum
Friday, February 15. 7:00 – 9:30 pm.

Explore the lively and upbeat dance styles of Latin America in this dance AND Series Event. Learn the basics steps of Merengue, Salsa, and Bachata while sipping on a selection of Montanya Rum inspired cocktail drinks. Price includes two drinks and light appetizers. No dance experience necessary! Couples and individuals welcome! GAC Dance Studio.
Instructors: Fabrianna & Frank Ayala.
$20/person includes two drinks, light apps and instruction.

(Space is limited, pre-registration is available.)














Weekly Adult Classes

Yoga with Leia

Winter 2019:
Tuesdays: 9:00 – 10:00 am.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:15 – 1:00 pm.

Yoga with Leia Morrison in the GAC dance studio $10 per person. All levels are welcome to these vinyasa-style yoga classes. Through intention, breath and movement of both energy and physicality (with just the right amount of joy & suffering) we will work on building a sustainable inner landscape through the use of our physical bodies. Although the class will begin with flow we will work towards a place of stillness, integration and marination within the asana. Our goal, is to find balance between stira (steadiness/effort) and sukha (ease/bliss) on the mat so that we re-enter into the world embodied with these qualities and equipped for just about anything life throws at us.
Classes held in the Dance Studio located on the Second Floor at 102 S. Main St.
Learn more about Leia at www.rockymountainyogini.com.