Pre-Professional Division

The Pre-professional Division merges extensive ballet training with high-quality performance opportunities to equip students for thriving in the dance industry, whether it be within a company or university environment.  Our program fosters the development of techniqually proficient and artistically expressive dancers, enabling them to effortlessly adapt to the diverse range of styles demanded by today’s professionals.

What sets our training apart and makes it truly exceptional is our outstanding faculty. Our instructors possess a diverse range of experiences, including successful ballet careers, accomplishments in Broadway, esteemed university degrees, dance awards, and multiple teaching certifications. Additionally, we maintain strong professional ties to the dance industry and boast extensive personal connections with renowned ballet companies. This extensive network proves advantageous for our students as we regularly invite guest artists for master classes and facilitate essential connections to ensure our students’ success.

Call 727-448-0044 or email us at info@gulfcoastdancenter.com to schedule an audition.

  Level 4 (Age 12+ by audition/placement)

Required weekly classes (6):

  • Tuesday
    • Jazz 4/5:  5-6pm
    • Contemporary 4:  6-7pm
  • Wednesday
    • Ballet 4:  6-7:30pm
    • Pointe 4B (2nd year on pointe):  7:30-8:30pm
  • Thursday
    • Ballet 4:  6-7:30pm
    • Pointe 4A (1st year on pointe):  7:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday – Ballet 4/5:  10-11:30am

Program Tuition

    • $420/monthly – 30 hours of dance
    • $35 annual registration fee

***Second year Ballet 4 students will have the option to add the Monday Ballet 5 class to their schedule for an additional monthly fee of $60.  They may also add the Pointe 5 for an additional $40 but are required to also be enrolled and attend the prior Ballet 5 class.

  Level 5 (Age 14+ by audition/placement)

Required weekly classes (8):

  • Monday
    • Ballet 5:  4:30-6pm
    • Pointe/Repertoire 5:  6-7pm
  • Tuesday
    • Jazz 4/5:  5-6pm
    • Ballet 5:  6-7:30pm
  • Wednesday
    • Ballet 5:  4:30-6pm
    • Contemporary 5:  6-7pm
  • Thursday – Adult Ballet 3/Pro (& Ballet 5):  7:30-9pm
  • Saturday – Ballet 4/5:  10-11:30am

Program Tuition 

    • $530/monthly – 42 hours of dance
    • $35 annual registration fee

***Tuesday and Wednesday Ballet 5 classes will be on pointe for the ladies.

 Private 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, coaching and rehearsing solos, and to assist in the creation of audition videos for college, summer intensives, or career opportunities.

Privates are only available for dancers ages 9 to Adult.  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