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Welcome to all of the new families and welcome back to all those returning!

It's already October and we're truly in the swing of things here at the studio. This looks to be an exciting and fun-filled dance year, and we're so glad you've chosen the Glens Falls Ballet and Dance Center!

Please take a moment to read the following noteworthy news:

*FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER- Our annual pancake breakfast at Applebee's on Quaker Road will take place on Saturday, November 4 from 8:00 til 10:00am. Each student will be sent home with an envelope of ten numbered tickets to try to presell for this fundraising event for the spring performance. Tickets are only $6.50 each and include pancakes, bacon, coffee and your choice of juices - served by your very favorite smiling dancers! Please try to sell to family, friends and/or co-workers, and return the payments and any unsold tickets to the studio. A sign-up sheet for dancer volunteer workers will be in the lobby soon. Minimum age to work the event is 9, and at least 12 to serve. Those under 12 may be a buddy to the servers or work the important duties in the kitchen. Any dancer younger than 9 may help with greeting customers by the door. This is always such a fun event and we encourage all to attend. The restaurant is open just for our group that morning, so it's fun to visit with the families!

*BRING A FRIEND WEEK: Bring a Friend Week will be held October 23 through 26. Dancers may bring a friend or sibling with them to classes during that week. Any guest who doesn't own a leotard and tights may simply dress in comfortable clothing for ease of movement. Why not introduce another child to the amazing art of dance…

*HOLIDAY PARADE: Due the popularity of last year's event (it was a blast!), we will again be participating in the annual Holiday Parade in South Glens Falls. This long-running community event enlists the participants to each donate an item to local food pantries. Our group will be learning and rehearsing a short, Christmas themed piece of choreography to showcase in the parade (which lasts approximately an hour.) The date of the event is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19. Any dancer over age 7 is welcome to join - there is a sign -up sheet in the studio lobby. Requirements are Friday rehearsals beginning October 20, $10 to cover costuming accessories (and one item for the local food pantry.) Please check in with us with any questions…

*REFERRALS: It's not too late to register! Any current family referring a new student during the months of October and November will receive a 10% discount on their own second trimester tuition. Spread the word!

Thank you for choosing the Glens Falls Ballet and Dance Center. Over 50 years and counting…

Zoo You Tap and Dance?

New Dance Classes

Zoo you Dance and Tap? – Morning Pre School Program* (Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30am): Zoo you Dance and Tap? This Integrated Art and Dance class is a morning preschool program that will provide a playful and enthusiastic environment for all children to explore their imagination within the arts by going on a magical journey through the jungle, under the sea, and all the way to the Zoo. This animal inspired adventure will provide a unique and engaging practice through creative movement, elements of dance, tumbling, yoga, ballet, tap, modern dance, story time and arts and crafts. Students will explore their creativity; wiggle, laugh and most importantly explore their imagination through the art of dance to reach their fullest potential.

Please provide your child with a healthy snack for each class. *

Creative Rhythm and Movement: This exciting environment will allow for students to explore their creativity and imagination through the introduction of movement, improvisation, creative dance, elements of dance, and music appreciation. (Ages 3 and 4)

Modern/Contemporary: This class offers contemporary and modern dance technique, improvisation, the study of choreographic principals, and the exploration of various modern dance artists/genres.

Happy Feet: Dance, Explore, and Create. This is an introductory tap class for children ages 3 & 4.

Twinkle Tots: Introductory movement class for children and their parent/guardian. (18 Months – 3 years) This class will explore early movement patterns, imagination, and music appreciation.

Adult/ Teen Jazz Dance and Stretch! - Is a Jazz, Fitness and Stretch class that provides an energizing and fun head to toe workout for any level individual. This class will be held on Monday Nights from 7:45-8:45pm.

Calling All Dancers!

We're about to begin our first week of classes and it is looking like a positive and exciting dance year! This year we are welcoming new faculty members David Otto and Melissa Froats who are both very excited and eager to be apart of the Glens Falls Dance Center family. We wanted to let you all know that it's not too late to register for fall classes. We're also looking for PARENTS, siblings and friends! Why not join the fun?

Check out the following:

ADULTS – Adult/ Teen Jazz Dance and Stretch! On Monday nights from 7:45pm until 8:45pm is an energizing and fun head to toe workout for any level individual. No complicated routines to memorize, no high impact moves, yet a great workout and stretch! Come give it a try and you'll be burning some major calories!

Adult Ballet is offered Wednesday nights from 7:30pm until 8:30pm with Robert. Robert is a former NYC Ballet soloist and gives terrific classes. Have you always wished you had studied ballet, or studied as a child and now miss the grace and discipline? It's time to do something for yourself. All levels welcome!

Adult Tap classes run Thursday nights from 7:30pm until 8:30pm with Miss Kim. What can we say - how about a variety of great music from several decades and lots of laughter as you tap your troubles away (at least for an hour a week!) Classes incorporate classic tap technique and fun rhythms in both center and traveling combinations.

Zoo you Dance and Tap- PRESCHOOL classes with Miss Melissa –This Integrated Art and Dance class is a morning preschool program that will provide a playful and enthusiastic environment for all children to explore their imagination within the arts by going on a magical journey through the jungle, under the sea, and all the way to the Zoo. This class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am and will be available for children ages 3-5.

Creative Rhythm and Movement meets Mondays from 3:45pm until 4:30pm. The program creatively engages 3 and 4 year old children in movement and activities developmentally appropriate for their age. Classes build coordination, balance and strength, combined with social skills, direction, and music appreciation.

Happy Feet meets Thursday's from 4:30pmuntil 5:15pm and is an introductory tap class for children ages 3 & 4. Also for 3 and 4 year old children, the program introduces mini dancers to counting with music and exploring fun rhythms with their feet and hands. Both Happy Feet and Creative Movement perform with us in May at our annual spring performance! Adorable....

Also available, Pre-ballet and Ballet A classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pre-ballet is for 5 and 6 year old children and runs from 4:30pmuntil 5:30pm on Wednesdays. Ballet A is a beginner class for children aged 7-10 and runs Monday'sand Wednesday's from 5:30pmuntil 6:30pm. Both classes are being instructed by our very talented and experienced Miss Melissa! These are the formative years to develop a love for ballet, and being taught correctly from the start is key to success!

Please call the studio at 793-9201 with any questions regarding these or any other classes (or shoot us an email.)Trial classes available. Referrals of new students mean discounts for your second trimester tuition! Spread the word and enjoy sharing the art of dance (and the savings!)

Thank you for choosing the Glens Falls Ballet and Dance Center. We appreciate your business and truly care about all of our dance families!



Congratulations to Julia and Sara Ross for being accepted to perform this summer in "Firebird" with New York City Ballet. Also, Congratulations to Ling Minucci and Collin MacKenzie!! Ling will be spending a year studying with the Miami City Ballet. Collin has been accepted by audition to the New York State Summer School of the Arts program for a second year. We're so proud!!!

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Dance Classes for ages 3 to Adult
Creative Rhythm & Movement • Pre Ballet • Ballet • Pointe & Variation
Contemporary/Lyrical • Modern • Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop
Choreography & Improvisation • Musical Theatre Dance

The Glens Falls Ballet & Dance CenterWe are an "Established" school that has been operating since 1965. Our staff is a mature dance family committed to your child. The school offers clean facilities, a safe environment, is Handicap accessible with ample parking. We are experienced and passionate and offer classes to ages 3 to adult.

No Certification or tests needed in the teaching of "Balancine or Vaganova" technique other than experience.

Top 10 Reasons to Join Our Studio:

  1. Multiple performance opportunities, minimal costume fees; no additional performance fees for dancers.
  2. Very experienced, professional and dedicated faculty
  3. Large facility, convenient parking; sprung dance floors to prevent injury and fatigue
  4. Clean, safe environment – ample dressing room, separate homework/break room, comfortable lobby
  5. Committed to the development of confidence, poise and determination in children AND TIME MANAGEMENT.
  6. Proper dance technique, terminology and etiquette taught.
  7. Appropriate choreography and costume choices
  8. Ideal class length for the youngest through advanced dancer to progress
  9. Communication with parents: newsletters, Facebook, email, website, announcement board in lobby
  10. BalletVariety of dance classes offered- Our Unlimited class options allows for study of dance in diverse genres
  11. Bonus, Very competitive prices!!!