The Greater Dover Dance Academy - Dover, Pennsylvania

GDDA 2017/18 Classes (Sept. 2017 - June 2018)

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)

Performance Division “Greater Dover Dance Theatre”

For dancers who desire more training and performing opportunities in ballet, modern & jazz. Dancers perform in 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 dancers who love to dance but want a limited commitment. These classes 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 I (Elementary) – Hip Hop dance (age 7 & up with 0-1 year of experience)
  • Kids Hip Hop II (Intermediate) – Hip Hop dance (age 9 & up with 2+ years 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 Modern/Jazz (Elementary/Intermediate) – Modern & jazz technique (age 7 & up)
  • Musical Theatre (Elementary/Intermediate) – Theatrical dance & singing (age 8 & up)

Praise Division

For those who desire to worship the Lord through dance. These classes can be add-ons for students in other divisions. These classes perform in outreach events & the June Concert.


  • Praise Dance I – (Elementary) praise dance (age 7 & up) - FREE CLASS!
  • Praise Dance II – (Intermediate/Advanced) praise choreography (age 10 & up with dance experience)

Competition Division

Performance Division dancers may audition for our Competition Team. We will attend 1-2 competitions per year. Some dances will also be in outreach events & the June Concert.


  • Competition Team I – Intermediate dancers (age 8 & up)
  • Competition Team II – Advanced dancers (age 12 & up)

*Ages listed are general guidelines. Class placement is at the discretion of the director and instructors based on a variety of factors including age, experience, ability, attitude, etc to ensure the proper training for all students. Please see the director with any questions.


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