Since the inception of Gotta Dance in 1989, our educators have been committed to providing a fundamental and organized educational syllabus for all of our dancers. Each of our 14 levels is taught a standardized and developmentally appropriate set of movements. Our syllabus has been carefully designed through thorough research and the past experience of our educators. These dance techniques build from one year to another, teaching dancers the importance of education and growth.
The syllabus is incorporated into warm ups and back to school, holiday, and concert dances. The syllabus is an integral part of our teaching method. Each step is taught through repetition with traveling across the floor exercises and engaging educational games. We recognize that each dancer learns in a different way, and our teachers will utilize audial, visual, and demonstrative cues to reach every student.
Each year we offer Garnet-Diamond level dancers the opportunity to challenge their skills in our optional annual syllabus challenge. Dancers display their technique for a panel of friendly, independent judges and are ranked on technical and performance ability. This gives dancers the opportunity to master their class’s syllabus while gaining confidence and poise. Students who score 80% on this exam are congratulated with a trophy during Spirit Week.
We are committed to the success of every dancer. If a dancer should not pass their syllabus challenge, we will provide the student free private dance lessons. This lesson helps make improvement for a re-challenge and allow students to receive their syllabus trophy with the rest of their class.
Our preschool classes are also taught according to a syllabus based on developmental growth markers and is displayed in the form of a coloring book. Each week dancers are asked to color in the skill they learned to reinforce their education. Preschool dancers do not take a syllabus challenge, but our youngest dancers learn essential movement skills. This training will not only help as they grow into dance, but with other motor based activities. Preschool dancers receive a special gift when they bring their completed coloring book to their dress rehearsal.
Register now for your Syllabus Challenge:
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Syllabus Challenge Schedules 2020!
(Schedules will be posted 4 days before challenge date)
Saturday, January 25h- Deadline to register January 20th
Sunday, January 26th – Deadline to register January 20th
Saturday, February 1st- Deadline to register January 27th
Sunday, February 2nd- Deadline to register January 27th
Syllabus Challenge Fee: $35.00 per test
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