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Location

Glastonbury Dance Center recently completed our buildout at 50 Main Street on the Glastonbury/East Hartford line. We are located next to Music and Arts and across from Shop Rite and Michaels. We have three beautiful new state of the art dance rooms, a spacious and comfortable lobby, huge viewing windows to observe class, large multi stall bathrooms, and a special birthday room if you choose to celebrate at our studio. We even have a brand new roof over our entire space! WAHOO!

Registration/Tuition

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2021-2022 dance season!!! We have many choices for every age group to help work alongside your family’s busy schedule. We are doing online registration for the first time- if you experience any trouble please email our director for help: Shari@glastonburydancecenter.com

Heads up: class size is limited so register ASAP! If you sign up for a class you are reserving a spot in that class and are committing to the season- no refunds or credits. Our season will begin in September and conclude in May. We accept new students throughout the season if we have spots available : ) Our end of year show called our recital will be held in April which is earlier than usual, so this season after recital we will have two additional weeks of in studio dance classes! Our regular season will conclude on May 15th.

Tuition for the 2021-2022 season: (three installments: #1 upon registration, #2 on Dec. 1st, #3 on Feb. 1st) 30 min class- 3 installments of $101, 45 min class- 3 installments of $141, 60 min class- 3 installments of $183, 90 min class- 3 installments of $283 Fees: $35 registration fee/student (paid at registration), $75 costume payment/class (paid on Nov. 1st)

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Our staff is fully vaccinated. We have safety protocols in place to keep our dancers and staff healthy. Due to our diligence throughout the pandemic, we are proud to share that we have not had any transmission of Covid occur inside our dance studio. We are carefully watching the guidelines set by the State of CT and will modify our protocols as the state health standards dictate.

Attendance Policy

We ask every student and staff member to be extra cautious and stay home if experiencing any symptoms of being sick and to stay home  until the symptoms are gone. If you have a positive Covid test you must notify Miss Shari by email and quarantine at home for 14 days.  You may come back to dance class after you have been cleared by a doctor with a negative Covid test.

General Information

They call us “the happiest dance studio in the world”…. our staff is full of energy, fun, talent, professionalism and experience. We want dance class to be your child’s favorite part of the week! We are known for our positive environment, for making children feel accepted, encouraged, and challenged to help nurture each individual. We train strong dancers while we build self confidence, poise, and personal connections.

GDC is able to accept a limited number of students for each class and reserves the right to close out any class that has reached capacity or  to cancel a course due to insufficient registration. GDC has the right to use substitute teachers as necessary. GDC will not be held  responsible for lost or stolen property. No smoking, gum chewing, food or drinks are allowed in the studios. No street shoes are to be worn on the dance floors. No running in our lobby or climbing on chairs/benches. Treat our studio like it is your second home : )

Social Media

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlastonburyDanceCenter/ 

Follow us on Instagram: @glastonburydancecenter, #glastonburydancecenter

Teams

We have two paths at our studio. We offer a diverse selection of recreational dance classes for ages 2-adult, and we also have an award winning competition dance team. GDC Teams abide by the “GDC Team Contract”. Please reach out to our director if you would like to learn more about our competitive path: Shari@glastonburydancecenter.com

Dress Code

Creative Movement students may wear any dance clothing she/he wishes- leotard/skirt/tutu/shorts/tank top/anything comfortable.  Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical students will wear any style dance clothing- no street clothes. Hair pulled away from face. No jewelry. Ballet students will wear a black leotard and tan, white, or pink tights. Hair will be worn in a bun. No jewelry. Hip Hop students will wear any style dance clothing (sweat pants okay). Hair pulled away from face. No jewelry. Team dancers will wear ALL BLACK and/or PINK dance attire for dance rehearsals and may wear any color dance attire for technique classes.

Shoes

Dancers may wear shoes from the previous dance year if they still fit as long as the correct color/style shoes are purchased for the  recital. 

GDC does not sell dance supplies. You can purchase your shoes in person (recommended so your child can try the shoes on for size) at  Dance Village, 171 Spencer Street, Manchester (860) 645-6606 or online at www.discountdance.com.  

All CM- Creative movement students (will also require tap shoes if taking CM & Tap)= any pink ballet slipper (Bloch Style #205 or similar suggested, full sole & split sole are both  acceptable) 

All ages taking Ballet= any pink ballet slipper (Bloch Style #205 or similar suggested, split soles are preferred, but full sole is acceptable) All Ages taking Tap= black Mary Jane style tap, no patent leather, no ties (Bloch #352 or Bloch #302 suggested) FOR YOUNG DANCERS  WHO MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE BUCKLING THEIR OWN SHOES, please purchase black tap shoes that use velcro closures. All ages taking Jazz= black slip on jazz shoes, no ties (Capezio # E J 2 suggested) 

All ages taking Lyrical= Capezio “Foot Undeez”- nude color All ages taking Hip Hop= any brand black jazz sneaker (Capezio Style #DS11 or similar suggested)

Boys taking any dance class= wear comfortable clothes such as t-shirt and shorts or sweat pants and appropriate shoes for class. Pointe (by selection only)= Go to Dance Village to be fitted by a professional and select the shoes best for your feet. 

*Team shoe selections will be announced by December.