Education Initiative


We hold Education Initiative the week of April 17, 2017. Gotta Dance Destination Leaders perform for all Stars, Aqua Ballet, Tap & Jazz, Opal Ballet & Jazz classes. This is during the last 15 minutes of class starting April 17th to 22rd.

The best choices come from learning and empathy. As a result, we founded the Gotta Dance’s Education Initiative program on this belief. Our students select Gotta Dance Destination leaders to perform examples of the different dance forms we teach. By engaging in this practice, we celebrate the success of our dance leaders. Though their chosen paths differ they demonstrate to younger dancers different styles. All of our dancers has different goals. Ranging the recreational dancer to those aiming to dance as a career. Learning is, certainly, the key to allow your dancer to navigate his or her own dance journey with success.

Education Initiative aims to inspire our younger dancers to realize their own potential. To help them discover which dance styles spark a passion within them.

Education Initiative addresses the DIFFERENCES between dance genres. It explains how they can work well TOGETHER to reinforce the dancer’s technique. Also addressed is our Gotta Dance philosophy behind our class requirements. Included are multiple classes for possible qualifying. It also includes the requirements for certain classes including modern, au courant, and Street Hip Hop. We help our dancers and parents envision beyond their September class choices. As a result, this means seeing how their current class choices affect future junctures. This includes, but is not limited to, qualifying for Gotta Dance companies.

Helpful Guides

Certainly, we want to give the dancer and parent knowledge needed to make the best choices for their own goals at Gotta Dance. So view these detailed guides below to learn more about dance styles open to dancers at different Gotta Dance levels. Contact your Dance Educator or the Office for specific questions regarding your individual dancer.

A Guide to Graduating Stars dancers. Watch BalletTapJazzBroadway & Acrobatics classes.

A Guide to Graduating Aqua dancers. 

Graduating to Opal Ballet dancers.

A Guide to Graduating Opal Jazz dancers.

Dancers chosen to be Gotta Dance Destination Leaders perform for key classes during Education Initiative week, and are the core of the program.

2017 Gotta Dance Destination Leader Contract