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

Schedule and Information

Preschool Stars Schedule

Grow With Me Creative Movement

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

Tuesday 4:00 to 4:30 (0 years experience) RB

Other

45 Minutes
Suggested for dancers age 4 to 5
Pre Acro Arts: Monday 5:30 to 6:15 (1 year experience) RM (will not participate in recital)
*Pre Hip Hop: Thursday 4:45 to 5:30 (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) BL
Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 (age 3 to 4 | 1 year experience) BL
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 (age 4 to 5 | 1 to 2 year experience) MC
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 (age 2.5 to 3 | 0 years experience) MY
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 (age 2.5 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 to 5:30 TBJ (age 4 and up-1 year experience required) RB
Tuesdays 4:30 to 6:00 TBJ (age 6 and up-1 to 2 years experience) RB & MC
*Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30 BJT (age 7 and up-2 to 3 years experience) MY & RB
*Thursday 4:00-5:30 BTJ (age 5 and up-0 to 1 year experience) RB & CG & RM
Thursday 5:30 to 7:00 TBJ (age 8 and up-3 to 4 years experience) RB & RM

Level II: Suggested for dancers in second to fifth grade
Monday 5:00 to 6:45 BJT (age 10 and up-5 years or more experience) RB
Tuesday 4:30 to 6:15 JBT (age 11 and up-6 years or more experience) RB & BL
Thursday 5:00-6:45 BTJ (age 9 and up-4 years or more experience) JJ & CG & KS

Level III: Suggested for dancers in fourth to eighth grade
Monday 5:00 to 7:15 BJT (age 12 and up-8 years or more experience) JJ & KS & RB
Thursday 4:00 to 6:15 BTJ (age 10 and up-6 years or more experience) JJ & CG & KS

Level IV: Technique Classes

BALLET – Tuesday 5:00 to 6:15 (age 13 and up-9 years or more experience) JJ

JAZZ – Tuesday 6:15 to 7:15 (age 13 and up-9 years or more experience) KS

TAP – Tuesday 7:15 to 7:45 (age 13 and up-9 years or more experience) RB

Advanced Technique Classes

*Approval by instructor(s) required for enrollment.

Advanced Ballet

Suggested for dancers in high school

*Wednesday 4:45 to 6:15 (age 15 and up-12 years or more experience) JJ

Advanced Tap

Suggested for dancers in high school

*Wednesday 7:15 to 7:45 (age 15 and up-12 years or more experience) RB

Advanced Jazz

Suggested for dancers in high school

*Wednesday 6:15 to 7:15 (age 15 and up-12 years or more experience) EW

Pointe

Suggested for dancers sixth through high school

*POINTE I & II: Tuesday 7:45 to 9:00 (age 12 and up-8 years or more experience) JJ

An evaluation class will take place on Tuesday, August 20th. Each dancer desiring to participate in this class for the 2024-2025 dance school year will require an evaluation for placement.

Acro Arts

Acro Arts

60 Minutes

Tuesday 4:00 to 5:00 (open level age 8 and up) JJ (will not participate in recital)

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 (Lyrical): Wednesday 6:30 to 7:15 (age 6 and up-2 years or more experience) AV
Level II (Lyrical): Wednesday 4:00 to 4:45 (age 9 and up-4 years or more experience) JJ
Level III (Lyrical): Wednesday 7:15 to 8:00 (age 11 and up-6 years or more experience) JJ
Level IV (Contemporary): Monday 6:45 to 7:30 (age 13 and up-8 years of more experience) EW
*Advanced (Contemporary): Monday 6:00 to 6:45 (age 15 and up-12 years or more experience) JJ

Hip Hop Classes

Hip Hop

45 Minutes

Level I: Monday 5:30 to 6:15 (age 6 and up-open level) FB
Level I: Wednesday 4:45 to 5:30 (age 7 and up-1 year or more experience) FB
Level II: Monday 4:15 to 5:00 (age 9 and up 3 years or more experience) FB
Level II: Wednesday 5:30 to 6:15 (age 10 and up-4 years or more experience) FB
Level III: Monday 4:15 to 5:00 (age 12 and up-6 years or more experience) KS
Level IV: Wednesday 5:30 to 6:15 (age 13 and up-8 years of more experience) KS
Advanced: Monday 5:15 to 6:00 (age 15 and up-9 years or more experience) KS

Musical Theatre Classes

Musical Theatre

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

Level I: Wednesday 4:00 to 4:45 (age 6 and up-2 years or more experience) RB
Level II: Wednesday 4:45 to 5:30 (age 9 and up-4 years or more experience) RB
Level III: Monday 7:30 to 8:15 (age 12 and up-6 years or more experience) RB
Level IV: Wednesday 6:30 to 7:15 (age 13 and up-8 years of more experience) RB
**Advanced: Monday 6:45 to 7:30 (age 15 and up-9 years or more experience) KDE

Boys Dance Too

Boys Dance Too

30 – 45 Minutes
Male dancers receive a 25% discount on regular class tuition

Hip Hop: Monday 6:15 to 7:00 (age 6 and 9-open level) FB
Hip Hop: Monday 7:30 to 8:15 (age 10 and up-open level) FB
TAP: Monday 7:00 to 7:30 (age 6 and up-open level) FB

Cheer & Pom Classes

Cheer & Pom

45 Minutes

Wednesday 5:45 to 6:30 (age 7 and up-open level) AV

Adult Classes

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

Ballet

75 Minutes

Tuesday 6:15 to 7:30 (age 18 and up-open level) JJ
*Official session dates announced Summer ’24

Heels

60 Minutes

TBD (age 18 and up | open level) KDE
October 20th – Join Mrs. Kameron at GDDS for a Halloween themed heels class from 6:00-7:15. Experience a class designed with maturity in mind. Set the vibe for “Girls’ Night Out” or a date night with your partner. Heels are encouraged or wear the footwear of your choice. All levels are welcome! This class is $10 per participant and for adults only. Register online at www.idancewithgrayce.com.

Hip Hop

60 Minutes

Wednesday 6:15 – 7:15 (age 18 and up | open level) FB

GRAYCE DEWITT DANCE STUDIO STAFF

Franco Baleto (FB)

Whitney Barnett (WB)

Rebecca Bean (RB)

Madysn Casteel (MC)

Kameron DeWitt-Elkins (KDE)

Jayci James (JH)

Brianna Lane (BL)

Robbi Martin (RM)

Kayli Sossamon (KS)

Alexa Vera (AV)

Emily Wright (EW)

Mary Young (MY)

TUITION RATES

Tuition charges are based on enrollment, not on attendance. The 2023-2024 GDDS tuition rates are based on a 34 week dance school year (up from 33 weeks for the previous dance school year). Rates have been divided into nine equal payments for your convenience. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month September 1st, 2023 through May 1st, 2024. 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. A $25.00 late fee will be added to accounts where a payment method has been removed to avoid payment. There are no refunds for missed or dropped classes. Grayce DeWitt Dance Studio does not charge a recital fee.

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 2024 PERFORMANCE EVENTS

“DISENCHANTMENT”
Thursday, May 23rd AND Friday, May 24th
Skokos Performing Arts Center at 6:30pm
(Formerly Alma Performing Arts Center)
Reserved Seating Tickets Starting at $10.00

Required Tech Rehearsal:
Sunday, May 19th (all students)
Schedule TBA

Required Dress Rehearsal(s):
Monday, May 20th (Thursday show) and
Tuesday, May 21st (Friday show) at 6:00PM

SCHOOL CALENDAR

2023

August 21st: First day of studio classes
September 4th: Closed for Labor Day
October 15th: Costume Deposit Due – $75.00 per dancer
October 31st: Studio closed for Halloween
November 20th – 24th: Closed for Thanksgiving break
December 1st: Costume Balance Due
December 15th: Studio Closes for Winter Break

2024

January 8th: Studio classes resume
January 15th: 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 19th: Presidents’ Day – GDDS is open
March 18th – 22nd: Studio closed for spring break
Recital Events: May 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th

OTHER

October 2nd – April 4th: Sign up for awards
November 13th: Posting of recital class schedule
January 8th – April 4th: Spell check for recital program
April 3rd: Emailing recital guide
April 8th – 11th: Paper copy of recital guide to be sent home
April 11th: Deadline to turn in award picture(s) for slideshow
May 28th – 30th: DANCE est Joie, Inc. Company Auditions

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