Education Initiative


Education Initiative is held the week of April 23-29, 2018. Gotta Dance Destination Leaders perform for all Stars, Aqua Ballet, Aqua Tap, Aqua Hip-Hop/Jazz, Opal Ballet and Opal Hip-Hop/Jazz classes. This will be held during the last 15 minutes of class.

Gotta Dance’s Education Initiative program was founded on the belief that the best decisions come from a process of learning and understanding. Gotta Dance Destination leaders are selected from our student body to perform examples of the many varied dance forms offered at Gotta Dance. By participating in this experience, we celebrate the success of our dance leaders and their chosen paths. This is a wonderful opportunity for our chosen leaders to demonstrate their technique and love of dance for our younger dancers. Each Gotta Dance dancer has different goals, from the recreational dancer to those aiming to dance professionally. Education is the key to enable your dancer to successfully navigate his or her own dance journey.

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

Education Initiative addresses the DIFFERENCES between dance genres, and explains how they can work well TOGETHER to reinforce the dancer’s technique. Also addressed is our Gotta Dance philosophy behind our class requirements, multiple classes that are required for possible qualifying, and the requirements for certain classes including Contemporary, Pointe and Street Hip-Hop. We help our dancers and parents envision beyond their September class choices and see how opportunities further down the road such as eligibility for Gotta Dance companies are all affected by their current class choices.

We want to give our dancers and parents the knowledge that is necessary to help make the best choices for their own goals at Gotta Dance. 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. 

A Guide to Graduating 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