About Us

 ABOUT GARDEN CITY DANCE STUDIO

Garden City Dance Studio was established in 1980 by owner/director Cathy Fonte. We have moved into our brand new 8,000 square foot facility located at 269 Nassau Blvd, just five doors south of our previous location.  It is complete with the highest quality teaching staff, as well as six state of the art classrooms with professional dance floors, sound systems and stage lighting. We also feature a break room/homework room (with tutoring available upon request, fees apply) and cell phone charging stations located throughout the facility. Our Dance Boutique located in the lobby allows for quick and easy purchases of the essentials needed for dance classes. Your child's safety is our priority! We have installed a brand new fire alarm system with sprinklers and full security camera surveillance throughout the entire studio to monitor all activities! In addition, the newly installed clean air system will ensure that each classroom is provided with fresh air at all times. We guarantee that you will enjoy your experience with us! 


REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration can be placed in person, by phone or by mail. Our season runs from September to June, commencing with the recital in June. Tuition is made in 8 payments throughout the season. Upon registering, the first payment is due along with a $25.00 registration fee per student. All holidays are figured into tuition and are not to be made up. We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover, as well as cash or personal checks. A registration form can be printed using the "forms" tab on the home page.


GCDS COMPETITION DANCE TEAM (ages 4 and over)

The Company Dance Team at Garden City Dance Studio is now beginning its 14th year. This competing team provides a more challenging curriculum of dance for the serious student.  Company members dance four or more hours a week and compete both locally and nationally.  The team has previously performed in Disney World, Hershey Park and Great Adventure as well as many local events. Students must audition for the company after they receive a recommendation from their teacher. New students are welcome to try out with an audition fee of $20.00. Our new entry level team is now in the process of being formed. Please call the studio for audition dates if you may be interested.


EVENTS

Garden City Dance Studio 

Come visit us at our Annual Street Fair, Sunday September 18th!  

Check back later for more events! 

 


ATTENDANCE:

Regular attendance is essential for your progress in dance as prolonged absences slow down advancement. You must call the studio to notify us when you are going to be absent. When available, a make-up class can be arranged for your convenience. No makeup classes will be available after March. Tuition fees will not be deducted due to absences. Snow and extreme emergency cancellations will be treated as absences. Closings will be posted on our website under "calendar".