Adult Dance

Important Dates for Adult Program

Performance Opportunities:

  • May 18, 2024 – Gulf Coast Dance Theater Gala, 1pm & 7pm
  • June 22, 2024 – Gulf Coast Dancenter (Cinderella and Concert), 1pm & 7pm

Studio Closure Dates:

  • July 1 – 7, 2024.

We are proud to offer several styles of dance for adults.  Adult classes accommodate the absolute beginner through advanced level dancers and focus on a satisfying and artistic experience. Classes are for dancers 16+ and were created to give adults a unique experience and the opportunity to share their passion for dance within a community of other adult dancers.  Adult Classes are on a drop-in basis with the exception of series classes, giving adult dancers the option to pay per class or to purchase a punch card for a discounted rate.

Drop-in Class – $24/class

10 Class Adult Punch Card – $200

Series – pre-enrollment required, no drop ins

Adult Dance Class Schedule:

    Adult Ballet

Adult Intro to Ballet Series (Absolute Beginner) – May 15th – June19th, six Wednesdays ($150 for the series).  In this series you will learn the beginning steps and order of a traditional ballet class, the terminology, and start to lay the basic foundation for ballet technique.  This series is designed for the adult with little to no ballet experience.  To enroll click on “Enroll Now” button to grab your spot today as this series fills up fast!  Enrolling Now for May!

Intro to Ballet Series (Wednesdays at 7:30-9pm– Enrolling now for April 3rd – May 8th, SOLD OUT!

***If you are currently enrolled in the February series and need to take the series for a second time please see the front desk to grab your spot.  We have saved a few spots for re-enrollment.  

Adult Ballet 1 (Adv. Beginner: 1 – 2 years current experience, or Intro to Ballet completition) – Tuesdays at 7:30-9pm

Adult Ballet 2 (Intermediate: 2 – 4 years current experience) – Mondays at 7-8:30pm

Adult Pointe 2Mondays at 8:30-9pm (must take the Adult Ballet 2 prior to be warm for class)

Adult Ballet 3 – (Advance:  4+ years current experience) Thursdays at 7:30-9 pm


    • Ballet slippers – recommend buying local so you can try on for proper fit.
    • Leggings, fitted top, and hair up and out of your face.
    • If you want to embrace your inner bunhead – leotard, tights, ballet skirt, and hair in a bun.

Ballet 1-3 are Drop-in Classes: Arrive 5-10 mins early to register.

    Adult Contemporary

Adult Contemporary 1 – Wednesdays at 7-8pm 

  • Beginner, must have recent dance experience or have taken the Intro to Ballet series twice.

Adult Contemporary 2 – Tuesdays at 7-8pm

  • Intermediate/Advanced, should be at the Adult Ballet 2 level or higher and therefore fairly profecient in ballet and/or jazz.


    • Ballet slippers, jazz shoes, or socks to be able to slide and turn.
    • Leggings, fitness top, and hair up and out of face.
    • Also any dancewear is welcome.

Drop-in Class – Arrive 5-10 mins early to register.

Adult Contemporary dance class

    Adult Jazz

Adult Jazz 1 (Beginner: no experience – 2 years dance experience) – Mondays at 7-8 pm

Adult Jazz 2 (Intermediate/Advanced: 2+ years current dance experience) – Wednesdays at 8-9pm


    • Jazz shoes, ballet slippers, or socks to be able to slide and turn.
    • Leggings, fitness top, and hair up and out of face.
    • Also any dancewear is welcome.

Drop-in Class – Arrive 5-10 mins early to register.

Adult Jazz dance class beginner

    Adult Performance Opportunites:

We are excited to not only provide a space for adults to take class and learn, but to also have the opportunity to perform.  Some of the ways that adults can perform is in our annual Thriller that we perform at a local community event.  This is a great first step into performance as it is low key.  We also produce two shows annually that adults can participate in, Clara’s NYC Christmas in December and GCD’s Dance Festival in June.

    Private Classes/Coaching:

We offer personalized one on one coaching to assist our dancers to reach their dance goals.  This is a tailored time to work on the continued improvement of the dancer’s technique, to work through steps that may be causing the dancer issues, or because you are new and really want to improve faster.

Coaching available for Beginners through the Professional level.  You do not have to be a current GCD student to take privates.  Please call 727-448-0044 to schedule a private.

Privates – $85/hour