Rebecca began her dance training at the age of three with Dorothy Taylor at Ballet Westside in Rogers, AR. She began teaching dance at GDDS in 2007. Her training includes classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theater with such accomplished teachers as Joe Tremaine, Doug Caudwell, Darryl Retter, Barry YoungBlood, Mishay Petronelli, Noel Bajandas, Anthony Morigerato, Denise Wall, Stacey Tookey, Doug Shankman, Patricia Dickinson and more. In 2015 she attended the Oklahoma City University Teacher Training Seminar under the direction of Jo Rowan. She is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor. Rebecca has trained at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, recently completing their Dance Teacher Workshop. Rebecca is a graduate of UAFS with a Bachelor of Business in Administration-Marketing and was a member of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Pom Squad for four years. Rebecca became the owner of GDDS in the summer of 2018.
Creative Movement and Ballet
Suggested for dancers age 18 months to 2.5 years old
Tuesday 3:45 to 4:30 (0 years experience)
Combination Tap and Ballet
Monday 4:00 to 5:00 (age 3 to 4-0 to 1 year experience) with Madysn Casteel
Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 (age 4 to 5 | 1 to 2 years experience) with with Robbi Martin
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 Madysn Casteel
Tuesdays 4:30 to 6:00 TBJ (age 6 and up | 1 to 2 years experience) with Madysn Casteel
Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30 BTJ (age 6 and up | 0 to 1 year experience) with Mary Young & Emily Wright
Thursday 6:00 to 7:30 TBJ (age 7 and up | 2 to 3 years experience) with Robbi Martin
Suggested for dancers third to sixth grade.
Monday 5:00 to 6:30 BTJ (age 10 and up | 5 years or more experience) with Jayci Hobson
Tuesday 4:00 to 5:30 BJT (age 9 and up | 4 years or more experience) with Jayci Hobson & Madysn Casteel
Thursday 4:00 to 5:30 TBJ (age 8 and up | 3 years or more experience) with Robbi Martin
Suggested for dances fourth to eighth grade.
Monday 4:00 to 6:00 BTJ (age 12 and up | 7 years or more experience) with Jayci Hobson
Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 BJT (age 11 and up | 6 years or more experience) with Jayci Hobson
Tuesday 5:30 to 6:00 (age 13 and up | 9 years or more experience)
Wednesday 6:00 to 6:30 (age 15 and up| 12 years or more experience)
Contemporary and Lyrical
Thursday 4:45-5:30 (age 6 and up | 2 years or more experience) with Robbie Martin
Monday 7:00 to 7:45 (age 14 and up | 9 years or more experience)
Monday 7:45 to 8:30 (age 12 and up | 6 years or more experience)
Wednesday 4:00 to 4:45 (age 6 and up | 2 years or more experience)
Wednesday 4:45 to 5:30 (age 10 and up | 4 years or more experience)