The Gary Geis School of Dance provides training in ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip-hop for children, teens and adults, beginning to advanced levels. Below you will find a list of the types of classes we offer and many are offered on multiple evenings/times. For the specific 17/18 schedule for Fall, click here.
(We are not a dance team- or competition-based dance school and we do not offer classes in gymnastics, cheering or ballroom/salsa.)
Length of Classes
Our Creative Movement and beginning children's classes are 45-minutes in length. We believe anything less than 45 minutes is not enough time for young students to be fully engaged, focused and retaining what they are learning. The ages we have listed are to act as a guideline when placing your child into the appropriate class and level. However, each dancer is different and instructors may place your child in a different class based upon their skill level.
Our Level I, II and III ballet and tap classes are 1-hour in length.
All of our adult and teen classes (ages 13 and older), ballet, jazz and modern are 1.5-hours in length. Our advanced ballet classes are 2-hours in length and previous training is required or by invitation.
Ballet (Cecchetti Method/Technique)
Pre-Ballet/Creative Movement (ages 3-4)
Beginning Ballet I (ages 5-6)
Beginning Ballet II (ages 6-8)
Beginning Ballet III (ages 8-10)
Ballet Fundamentals (Adults/Teens)
Intermediate Ballet (ages 9+)
Intermediate Ballet (Adults/Teens)
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (ages 12+)
Advanced Ballet (ages 12+) (previous training required or by invitation.)
Pointe (ages 12+) (held in tandem or during advanced ballet classes.)
Jazz and Modern (Horton- and Graham-Based Technique)
Intermediate/Advanced Modern (ages 12+) (previous training required.)
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz (ages 12+)
Intermediate Jazz (Adults)
Beginning Hip-Hop I - boys & girls (ages 6-8)
Beginning Hip-Hop II - boys & girls (ages 9+)
Intermediate/Advanced Hip-Hop – boys & girls (ages 12+)
Boys Hip-Hop (ages 8-10)
Beginning Hip-Hop (Adults/Teens) - 6-week Intro Session for Beginners!
Tap for Tots (ages 3-5)
Beginning Tap I (ages 5-6)
Beginning Tap II (ages 6-8)
Beginning Tap (Adults/Teens) - 6-week Intro Session for Beginners!
Intermediate Tap (Adults/Teens)
Intermediate Tap (ages 8-10)
Advanced Tap (ages 10+)