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.




Fall Classes


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

Mickies & Minnies ~ (Ages 2 – 4 w/ caregiver)
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:15 am. September 17 – October 22.

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: Victoria Goedjen. $60/student, $51/members.




Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4 – 6)
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm. September 17 – December 10.

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. $90/student, $76.50/members.





Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 7 – 10)
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm. September 19 – December 12.

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. $90/student, $76.50/members.





Shorty Hip Hop ~ (Ages 5 – 8)
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm. September 17 – December 10.

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. $90/student, $76.50/members.




Steezy Hip Hop ~ (Ages 9 – 12)
Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm. September 19 – December 12.

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. $90/student, $76.50/members.




Youth Intro to Aerial ~ (Ages 7 – 13)
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. October 29 – December 10. No class 11/19.

Students will go through beginner moves, learn how to get in and out of the equipment and also work on sequencing tricks together on the Lyra and Sling. No experience needed for this class. Wear tight clothing that covers knees and elbows. GAC Dance Studio. Min 4, 10 max students. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $65/student, $55.25/members.






Adult Dance
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Back to Ballet
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 am. August 8 – September 12 – Class will continue on Wednesdays until the snow falls!

Return to the graceful movements of ballet with professional ballet dancer Viki Psihoyos. This hour-long class introduces and builds on simple barre and center exercises. Develop strength, flexibility and poise, all to fun music. Regardless of previous experience, this is a great class for all. Ages 18+. GAC Dance Studio.
Instructor: Viki Psihoyos. $60/full class or $12/drop-in offered each week.


Aerial Conditioning
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. September 17 – October 22. (6 weeks)

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. $65/student, $55.25/members.




Adult Ballet / Barre Conditioning
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm. September 19 – December 12.

Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned and sculpted physique. Studying ballet is one of the most effective and elegant ways of improving posture, grace, flexibility, and strength. Students will also explore artistry, musicality, and rhythm and discover the relevance of ballet in ALL movement. This is a perfect starter course if you’ve never taken a dance class before or want to get back in to ballet. Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $90/student, $76.50/members or $12/drop-in.



Adult Tap: Advanced Beginners & Intermediate Level
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm. September 20 – November 8. (8 weeks)

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. Instructor: Karen Immerso. $75/student, $63.75/members.




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.






Dance AND Series Events
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Latin Rhythms & Rum
Friday, November 9. 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. Sponsored by Montanya Rum.
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
Beginning the week of September 23:
Tuesdays, 12:15 – 1:00 pm.
Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am & 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. Learn more about Leia at www.rockymountainyogini.com.