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

Franco Baleto

Franco Baleto has been a street dancer his entire life. Born in Dallas, Texas, Franco grew up break-dancing and competing in talent shows and battles. Following in the footsteps of Barry YoungBlood, Franco began dancing with GDDS seven years ago. He strives to encourage his students to open up and feel the music. The F in Franco stands for fun. He enters a room and never leaves a stranger. He credits his performance with the “American Idols Live” in Branson, Missouri as one of the most inspiring moments of his life. In addition to teaching hip hop and performing, Franco works as a volunteer for the Fort Smith Girls and Boys Club. He also travels with Hollywood Dance Jamz Competition and Convention.

Trainer Classes

Combination Ballet/Tap/Jazz

Level I: Suggested for dancers in kindergarten to third grade
Monday 4:00 to 5:30 TBJ (age 5 and up | 0 to 1 year experience) with Rebecca Bean

Hip Hop

Level I: Monday 5:30 – 6:15 (age 6 and up | open level)
Level I: Wednesday 4:45 – 5:30 (age 7 and up | 1 year or more experience)
Level II: Monday 4:15 – 5:00 (age 9 and up | 3 years or more experience)
Level II: Wednesday 5:30 – 6:15 (age 10 and up | 4 years or more experience)
Advanced: Monday 7:30 – 8:15 (age 14 and up | 9 years or more experience)

Boys Dance Too

Hip Hop: Monday 6:15 – 7:00 (age 6 and up | open level)
Tap: Monday 7:00 – 7:30 (age 6 and up | open level)

Adult Hip Hop

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