Welcome to our new dance school year! We and the GSTC faculty look forward to seeing all of the children and parents next week. Classes begin Monday.

If you haven't yet registered, please do so soon. We don't want you to miss out! Click the link below to register online.

School and classroom information will be posted throughout the year on our website, in-studio bulletin boards and through social networking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In addition, you can expect monthly e-newsletters which will be archived on our website for your round-the-clock perusal. This month's note provides information to help you manage the first few weeks of dance.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,

Alyssa Scotten & Vicki Gillaspy
G. Scotten Talent Center

back to school
Back to Class Procedures
Classes begin Monday, August 14

The following list describes important operating procedures. Please familiarize yourselves with the details. If you have any questions, please see a staff member in the office or send us an  email .
  • Parking is available in the asphalt lot directly in front of the building or in the gravel area just south of the asphalt lot. 
  • Drop off/pick up students at the entrance and continue around. To avoid dangerous backups by other drivers, don't park in the driveway at the front door.
  • If you have not pre-registered and/or made a payment, please stop at the desk to enroll and/or make payment.
  • If you have pre-registered online, your payment has been processed and you do not need to check in at the desk. You may wait outside the appropriate classroom until your child's class is called.
  • Parents of small children are encouraged to arrive to class a few minutes early and help their child put on their class shoes. All Discover Dance classes begin with Tap, so please assist your child with their tap shoes prior to class time.
  • The teacher will announce each class and invite students in. Please wait for this announcement before entering the studio. If you are late to class, please visit the front desk and a staff member will escort your child into the appropriate studio.
  • Doors will be labeled so you know which studio your child's class will meet.
  • Send your child's dance bag into the classroom with them. Cubbies are provided in each classroom where dancers will store their belongings. Students enrolled in combo classes will change shoes within the studio. Assistance will be provided by the instructors. For combo classes meeting in different studios for different disciplines, students and/or instructors will move from classroom to classroom with their belongings. At the end of class, students will be sent with their belongings into the hallway, where parents can help them into street clothes and shoes.
  • Parents are not required to stay during classes but are certainly welcome to do so. Chairs are provided for relaxing, and windows are provided for convenient viewing of all classes. For our youngest students, the blinds may be tilted so you can see in but they can't see you. This helps to maintain a productive learning environment in the classroom while still entertaining the parents in the hall. Wi-fi is also available. Check the bulletin board for connection information. 

Dancewear & Shoes
Dress Code
Below is a list of the items you should wear/purchase for your first day of class. These items include a leotard of your choice, tights and shoes and can all be purchased at Kinney Dancewear. 

Free Sample Classes
Thank you for joining us!

We enjoyed meeting many new friends at our FREE Sample Dance classes in July. If you attended a sample class and have questions or need a class recommendation, please contact us. We're happy to help!

2017-18 Calendar
Important Dates & Upcoming Events


August 14: First Day of Academic Term classes

September 4: Labor Day, Studio Closed - No Classes

October 16-19: Fall Break, Studio Closed - No Classes

October 23-26: Parent Observation Week (Halloween Dress-Up)

November 13-16: Costume Carnival (Fittings, Payment Due)

November 22-26: Thanksgiving, Studio Closed - No Classes

December 13-19: Parent Observation Week

December 19: Last day before Holiday Break

December 20 (Wed) - January 2 (Tues): Holiday Break, Studio Closed - No Classes

January 3 (Wed): First day back after Holiday Break

January 15: MLK Jr. Day, Studio Open - Classes as usual

February 19: Presidents Day, Studio Open - Classes as usual

March 5-8: Parent Observation Week

March 30 (Fri)-April 8 (Sun): Spring Break, Studio Closed - No Classes

May TBA: 2018-19 Tiny Talent Informational Meeting 

May TBA: 2018-19 Performing Troupe Informational Meeting

May 28: Memorial Day, Studio Closed - No Classes

May 29 (Tues)-June 4 (Mon): Bring-A-Friend / Awards Week

June 4: Last day of Academic Term classes

June 5-6: Student Production Pictures at GSTC

June 7: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Tiny Tot, Discover Dance & Elementary Classes) - 5:15 p.m. arrival / 6 p.m. start

June 8: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Intermediate, Pre-Teen, Teen & Advanced Classes) - 5:15 p.m. arrival / 6 p.m. start

June 9: Student Productions (Noon, 4p.m., 7 p.m.)

June 11-15: GSTC Stummer Camp (9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Grades K-12) / Required for students auditioning for the 2018-19 Performing Troupe)