The Greater Dover Dance Academy - Dover, Pennsylvania

GDDA 2018/19 Classes (September 2018 - June 2019)

Greater Dover Dance Academy now offers five divisions of classes: Fundamentals Division, Performance Division, Recreational Division, Praise Division, and Competition Division. There's something special for every dancer at GDDA!

Fundamentals Division

Forming an excellent foundation and creating a love for dance! These dancers perform in our June Concert.

  • Creative Dance IA – PreBallet/Tap/Creative Movement (age 3-4 beginners)
  • Creative Dance IB – PreBallet/Tap/Creative Movement (age 3-4 with some experience)
  • Creative Dance IIA – PreBallet/Tap/Creative Movement (age 5-6 with 0-1 yr experience)
  • Creative Dance IIB – PreBallet/Tap/Creative Movement (age 5-6 with 1+ yrs experience)
  • PreBallet – Ballet Technique & Movement (ages 5-7 with 1+ yr experience)
  • Beginning Ballet – Ballet Technique & Movement (age 7 & up with 0-2 yrs experience)
  • Hip Hoppin’ Combo – Hip Hop & Tap (ages 5-7)

Performance Division “Greater Dover Dance Theatre”

For dancers who desire more training and performing opportunities in ballet, modern & jazz. Dancers perform in “Christmas Treasures,” outreach events and the June Concert. Audition for placement/casting.

  • Sparkle (Elementary) – Ballet, Jazz & Rehearsal (completed Beginning Ballet) (age 8 & up)
  • Shimmer (Intermediate) – Ballet, PrePointe, Modern, Jazz & Rehearsal (age 9 & up)
  • Shine (Advanced) – Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz & Rehearsal (age 12 & up)

Recreational Division

For students who love to dance but want a limited commitment. These can also be add-ons for Performance Division students or Beginning Ballet students. Perform in the June Concert.

  • Kids Tap I (Elementary) – Tap technique (age 7 & up with 0-1 year of experience)
  • Kids Tap II (Intermediate) – Tap technique (age 9 & up with 2+ years of experience)
  • Teen Tap (Intermediate/Advanced) – Tap technique (age 12 & up with 3+ years of experience)
  • Kids Hip Hop (Elementary/Intermediate) – Hip Hop dance (age 7 & up with 0-1 year of experience)
  • Teen Hip Hop (Intermediate/Advanced) – Hip Hop dance (age 12 & up with 3+ years of experience)
  • Kids/Teen Ballet (Elementary/Intermediate) – Ballet (age 8 & up with 2+ years of experience)
  • Kids/Teen Modern/Jazz (Elementary/Intermediate) – Modern & jazz technique (age 7 & up)
  • Kids Musical Theatre (Elementary/Intermediate) – Dance/Voice/Drama (age 8 & up)
  • Teen Musical Theatre (Intermediate/Advanced) – Dance/Voice/Drama (age 12 & up with 3+ years of experience)

Praise Division - “Praise Dance Theatre”

For those who desire to worship the Lord through dance. These classes can be add-ons. These classes perform in “Christmas Treasures,” outreach events & the June Concert.

  • Praise Dance I – (Elementary/Intermediate) praise dance (age 7 & up) - FREE CLASS!
  • Praise Dance II – (Intermediate/Advanced) praise dance (age 11 & up with 3+ years of experience)

Competition Division

Performance Division dancers may audition for our Competition Team. We will attend 2 competitions per year. Some dances will also be in Christmas show, outreach & the June Concert.

  • Junior Team – Intermediate dancers (age 8 & up)
  • Senior Team – Advanced dancers (age 12 & up)

Adult Division

  • Adult Ballet Barre/Jazz/Conditioning – Includes Ballet barre exercises for toning, floor stretch/conditioning & jazz combinations for fun! (12 Week Sessions ~ Fall: 9/10-11/26, Winter: 1/7-3/25)

Homeschool Division

A variety of daytime classes on Tuesdays for homeschoolers/preschoolers. (10 Week Sessions ~ Fall: 9/11-11/13, Winter: 1/15-3/19).

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*Ages listed are general guidelines. Class placement is at the discretion of the director.


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