About Us

ABOUT GARDEN CITY DANCE STUDIO

Garden City Dance Studio - Garden City, NYGarden City Dance Studio was established in 1980 by director/owner Cathy Fonte, our 8,000 sq ft studio boasts 6 classrooms with professional sprung dance floors for your Childs comfort, homework room, Closed-circuit TV so you can watch your child in class, 2 cell phone charging stations, comfortable waiting areas for parents, plenty of parking, fully stocked dance boutique for all your dancewear needs.  Our Dance Boutique is located in the lobby for your convenience for quick and easy purchases of the essentials needed for your dance classes. For your security, we are equipped with a full surveillance system through the entire studio and fire sprinklers for your child's safety. Our clean air system will ensure that each classroom is provided with fresh air at all times. We ALWAYS have the highest quality teaching staff and we guarantee that you will enjoy your experience with us!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Garden City Dance Studio RegistrationFor your convenience, you can register in person, by email or by phone. Our Fall season begins in September, commencing with the recital in June. Tuition is made in 8 payments. Your first payment is due at registration which will include a double tuition payment and a $30.00 registration fee. Each student is required to pay a registration fee each year. Regular tuition payment will continue from October through April. April will also be a double payment and will be your final tuition payment. Holidays are figured into tuition payments and are not to be made up. You can print up registration forms by clicking on the "forms" tab.

GCDS COMPETITION DANCE TEAM (ages 5 and over)

The Competition Dance Team at Garden City Dance Studio provides a more challenging curriculum for the serious student.  Students ages 5+  will study the following Genre's:  Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary, and Acrobatics. Once you've made a commitment to our team, we ask that you make our dance team your priority and not have any other activities conflicting with your dance schedule. Team members dance anywhere from 3-8 hours a week depending on age and level. Students on our team will train with faculty from Broadway Dance Center, NYC.   Our dance team teaches  young dancers much more than dance. We teach strength, diligence, integrity, work ethic, common sense, passion, creativity, the list goes on and on.

Students must participate in all workshops, masterclasses with guest choreographers, local competitions are held locally and National competitions  are typically held out of state but just a car ride away.  Once you have been accepted to the team, there will be a 4-week probation for all new students. If students are not keeping up with classwork, they will be removed from the team within the probation period.  Please note that parents do not choose placement for students. Please call for further information.

Garden City Dance Studio offers a competitive dance team for children ages 5 and up. The team competes annually in both a locally-hosted "Regionals" competition and a "Nationals" finals competition held within the tri-state area.

All students interested in joining the competition team are required to audition. Students accepted to the Garden City Dance Studio competitive team will take 2-15 classes per week, depending on age and skill level. Students will also attend workshops and master classes with guest choreographers.

Students will be directly trained in technique, choreography, showmanship, and will learn discipline, character, time management, and organization by participating on our team. Most of all, our team members develop lifelong friendships! Training with our competition team will prepare your student for college/university dance teams and professional work. Click here to see some of our amazing students

Special events will be available to students who are interested in performing out-of-state. Past events have included team trips to Disney World (Florida).

Our team members are expected to be supportive of one another and treat their teammates with kindness at all times. Teamwork skills are a must. Please note that we do NOT tolerate any sort of bad behavior of any kind, from students or their parents. Students can be removed from our team at our Director’s discretion.

Pricing and fees will be discussed in person with parents.

EVENTS

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2021-2022 events will be posted soon!

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. Makeup classes will be available after April. 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".  In the event that there is a Covid-19 shutdown, we will move all classes to ZOOM and there will not be any deductions in tuition during that time.