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Location

Glastonbury Dance Center is located at 50 Main Street in East Hartford, right over the Glastonbury 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, multi stall bathrooms, and a special birthday room if you choose to celebrate your birthday at our studio. We even have a brand new roof over our entire space! WAHOO! Our dance studio is a drop off/pick up system. Our dance teachers greet the students at our front door at the beginning of class and dismiss at the same door at the end of class. Our lobby is closed to allow our students the best possible dance experience without distraction. We will have parent observation weeks during the 2023-2024 season and our director Miss Shari will communicate dates when they are scheduled.

Registration/Tuition/Fees

REGISTRATION:

Registration is NOW OPEN for SUMMER CLASSES 2024! We have many choices for every age group to help work alongside your family’s busy schedule. We have easy online registration- 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 (summer or regular season) you are reserving a spot in that class and are committing- no refunds or credits.

Registration for our regular 2024-2025 season will begin in July 2024. Our season is like the school year and runs from Sept 2024-May 2025. We accept new students throughout the season if we have spots available. : )

Our registration is online. You can click on our Register tab, then click on our pink register online button if you are a new student. If you are a returning student click on our parent portal tab and sign in.

TUITION for the Sept 2024-May 2025 dance season:

Tuition for our regular season (Sept-May) is paid in three installments. #1 is at the time of registration, #2 is on Dec. 1st, and #3 is on Feb. 1st. Tuition is automatically charged to the credit card you have on file in our system)

30 min class= 3 installments of $120

45 min class= 3 installments of $167

60 min class= 3 installments of $210

90 min class= 3 installments of $333

FEES for the 2024-2025 season: (fees are automatically charged to the credit card you have on file on the following designated dates)

At registration there is a $45 registration fee. On November 1st there is an $85 costume payment per class. On March 1st there is a $115 recital fee per student (which includes 2 recital tickets, a souvenir recital tshirt, recital tights, recital earrings, and a professional download of our recital recording that we will email to you about 4-6 weeks after recital) Additional recital tickets and backup recital tights will be sold a la carte in the spring at $20 per ticket and $10 per pair of tights so each family can purchase the amount of tickets needed for their recital guests and extra backup recital tights if they choose. Please make sure you keep your credit card up to date on file- declined credit card payments will incur a $15 additional fee on your account for each declined payment.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Our staff is fully vaccinated. We have safety protocols in place to keep our dancers and staff healthy. We follow the lead of Glastonbury Public Schools.

Attendance Policy

Please be on time to class for drop off and pick up. If you are late to class call the studio phone: 860-633-4250. 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 to help keep our dance family healthy.

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 18 months-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.