3400 ROGERS AVE. SUITE #128 | FORT SMITH, AR 72903 | 479-783-7748

Schedule and Information

Preschool Stars Schedule

Grow With Me Creative Movement

45 Minutes
Requires participation with a parent, grandparent, guardian, caregiver, etc.
Suggested for dancers age 18 months to 2.5 years old.

Tuesday 9:45 – 10:30 (0 years experience) RB

Other

Suggested for dancers age 4 to 5 years old.

Pre Musical Theatre
Tuesday 4:45 – 5:30 (1 year experience) MK

Pre Hip Hop
Thursday 6:30 – 7:15 (1 year experience) KS

Combination Tap and Ballet

60 Minutes
Suggested for dancers age 2.5 years old to kindergarten.

Monday 4:00 – 5:00 (age 3 to 4 | 0 to 1 year experience) KS & RB
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 (age 4 to 5 | 1 year experience) MC & EW
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 (age 2.5 to 4 | 0 years experience) MY
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 (age 3 to 4 | 0 to 1 year experience) RM

Combination Technique Classes

Combination Ballet/Jazz/Tap

90-120 Minutes
(*A child younger than 5 years old should have 1-2 years of dance experience prior to enrollment)

Level I: Suggested for dancers in kindergarten to third grade
*Monday 4:00 – 5:30 TBJ (age 5 and up | 0 to 1 year experience) RB & KS
Tuesday 4:30 – 6:00 TBJ (age 6 and up | 1 to 2 years experience) RB & EW & MC
*Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30 BTJ (age 5 and up | 0 to 1 year experience) EW & RB
Thursday 5:30 – 7:00 TBJ (age 6 and up | 2 to 3 years experience) KS & RM

Level II: Suggested for dancers in second to fifth grade
Tuesday 4:00 – 5:30 TBJ (age 8 and up | 4 years or more experience) RB & JH
Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 TBJ (age 7 and up | 3 years or more experience) KS & MM

Level III: Suggested for dancers in fourth to eighth grade
Monday 4:00 – 6:00 BTJ (age 11 and up | 7 years or more experience) JH & RB
Monday 5:00 – 6:45 BTJ (age 9 and up | 5 years or more experience) JH & KS

Level IV: Technique Classes
Tap: Suggested for dancers in seveth to ninth grade
Tuesday 5:30 – 6:00 (age 13 and up | 9 years or more experience) RB

Ballet: Suggested for dancers in seveth to ninth grade
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 (age 13 and up | 9 years or more experience) JH

Jazz: Suggested for dancers in seveth to ninth grade
Tuesday 7:00 – 7:45 (age 13 and up | 9 years or more experience) JH

Advanced Technique Classes

*Approval by instructor(s) required for enrollment.

Advanced Ballet

Suggested for dancers in high school

*Wednesday 4:45 – 6:00 (age 15 and up | 12 years or more experience) JH

Advanced Tap

Suggested for dancers in high school

*Wednesday 7:00 – 7:30  (age 15 and up | 12 years or more experience) RB

Advanced Jazz

Suggested for dancers in high school

*Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00 (age 15 and up | 12 years or more experience) EW

Acro Arts

Acro Arts

45 Minutes

Level I: Thursday 4:45 – 5:30 (age 8 to 11 | open level) RM
Level II: Tuesday 7:45 – 8:30 (age 12 and up | open level) JH

This is not a gymnastics or tumbling class. It is suggested for dancers wishing to combine classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements.

Contemporary and Lyrical Classes

Contemporary and Lyrical

45 Minutes
Dancer must be enrolled in ballet to enroll in either class.
*Approval by instructor(s) required for enrollment.

Level I: Thursday 4:00 – 4:45 (age 6 and up | 2 years or more experience) MM
Level II: Wednesday 4:00 – 4:45 (age 10 and up | 4 years or more experience) JH
Level III: Wednesday 7:15 – 8:00 (age 12 and up | 6 years or more experience) EW
*Advanced: Wednesday 7:30 – 8:15 (age 15 and up | 12 years or more experience) JH

Hip Hop Classes

Hip Hop

45 Minutes

Level I: Monday 5:30 – 6:15 (age 6 and up | open level) FB
Level I: Wednesday 6:30 – 7:15 (age 8 and up | 2 years or more experience) FB
Level II: Wednesday 5:30 – 6:15 (age 10 and up | 4 years or more experience) FB
Level III: Monday 6:45 – 7:30 (age 12 and up | 6 years or more experience) FB
*Advanced: Monday 7:30 – 8:15 (age 14 and up | 9 years or more experience) FB

Musical Theatre Classes

Musical Theatre

45 Minutes
*Approval by instructor(s) required for enrollment. – Character heels required for class.

Level I: Wednesday 4:00 – 4:45 (age 6 and up | 2 years or more experience) MK
Level II: Wednesday 4:45 – 5:30 (age 10 and up | 4 years or more experience) MK
Level III: Monday 7:30 – 8:15 (age 12 and up | 6 years or more experience) MK
*Advanced: Monday 6:45 – 7:30 (age 14 and up | 9 years or more experience) MK

Acting Classes

Intro to Acting

45 Minutes

Tuesday 4:00 – 4:45 (age 9 and up | open level) MK

Boys Dance Too

Boys Dance Too

30 – 45 Minutes
Male dancers receive a 50% discount on regular class tuition.
Hip Hop Thursday 6:15-7:00 (age 6 and up-open level) FB
Tap Thursday 7:00-7:30 (age 6 and up-open level) FB

Cheer & Pom Classes

Cheer & Pom

45 Minutes

Thursday 7:00 – 7:45 (age 7 and up | open level) RM

Adult Classes

Be on the look out for information about our adult class series! 

Hip Hop

45 Minutes

HIP HOP: Thursday 7:30-8:15 (age 18 and up-open level) FB

GRAYCE DEWITT DANCE STUDIO STAFF

Franco Baleto (FB)

Madysn Casteel (MC)

Maggie King (MK)

Kayli Sossoman (KS)

Maeli McMahen (MM)

Emily Wright (EW)

Rebecca Bean (RB)

Jayci Hobson (JH)

Robbi Martin (RM)

Mary Young (MY)

TUITION RATES

GDDS tuition rates are based on a 34 week dance school year. Rates have been divided into nine equal payments for your convenience. Tuition is based on enrollment, not on attendance. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month September 1st, 2022 through May 1st, 2023. Monthly payments occur by online auto draft from your checking account or debit/credit card. Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted. Tuition discounts are available with payment of annual tuition (5%) or semi-annual tuition (3%). A $10.00 late fee will be added to accounts on the 5th day of the month for all unpaid tuition. A $25.00 return check charge will be added to any unsupported payments. There are no refunds for missed or dropped classes.

Registration fee is $65.00 per student
(non-refundable after the first day of the 2022-2023 dance school year)

  • 45 minutes per week is $65.00 per month
  • 1 hour per week is $70.00 per month
  • 1 1/4 hours per week is $75.00 per month
  • 1 1/2 hours per week is $80.00 per month
  • 1 3/4 hours per week is $85.00 per month
  • 2 hours per week is $90.00 per month
  • 2 1/4 hours per week is $95.00 per month
  • 2 1/2 hours per week is $100.00 per month
  • 2 3/4 hours per week is $105.00 per month
  • 3 hours per week is $110.00 per month
  • 3 1/4 hours per week is $115.00 per month
  • 3 1/2 hours per week is $120.00 per month
  • 3 3/4 hours per week is $125.00 per month
  • 4 hours per week is $130.00 per month
  • 4 1/4 hours per week is $135.00 per month
  • 4 1/2 hours per week is $140.00 per month
  • 4 3/4 hours per week is $145.00 per month
  • 5 hours per week is $150.00 per month
  • 5 1/4 hours per week is $155.00 per month
  • 5 1/2 hours per week is $160.00 per month

*Families receive a 10% discount off dance classes only.
*Male students receive a 50% discount for dance classes only.
*No double discounting. For example, a male dancer will not receive a family discount if he has a sibling enrolled in dance class.

SPRING 2023 PERFORMANCES

Thursday, May 25th AND Friday, May 26th at 6:30pm

Dress rehearsals: Monday, May 22nd (Thursday show) AND Tuesday, May 23rd (Friday show) at 6:00pm

Technical rehearsal for all dancers: Sunday, May 21st

Schedule TBA

All recital events will take place at the Skokos Performing Arts Center (originally Alma Performing Arts Center)

SCHOOL CALENDAR

2022

August 22nd: First day of studio classes
September 5th: Studio closed for Labor Day
October 15th: Costume deposit due – $75.00 per dancer
October 31st: Studio will close at 5:30pm for Halloween
November 21st – 25th: Studio closed for Thanksgiving break
December 1st: Costume balance due
December 19th: Studio closes for winter break

2023

January 9th: Studio classes resume
January 16th: Studio closed to observe MLK Jr. Day
February 1st: Media fee due – $30.00 per family (fee applies to one show; dancers in more than one show may purchase a second show for a discounted rate)
February 20th: Presidents’ Day – GDDS is open
March 20th – 24th: Studio closed for spring break
Recital Events: May 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th

OTHER

October 3rd – April 6th: Sign up for awards
November 7th: Recital reveal and posting of recital performance schedule
December 10th: Hip Hop Holiday Workshop with Barry YoungBlood
January 9th – April 6th: Spell check for recital program
April 3rd: Emailing recital guide
April 10th – 13th: Paper copy of recital guide to be sent home
April 13th: Deadline to turn in award picture(s) for slideshow

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