- Top quality curriculum designed in conjunction with dance instructors and Texas school teachers
- Excellent instructors trained in both dance and child development
- Up-front pricing and no hidden fees or costs; no “registration” fee
- Competition and performance options
- Limited number of scholarships available for students who qualify
- “Point” program allows students to earn free and discounted items
Please RSVP or pre-register to let us know you’re coming so that we can make sure the instructor is prepared.
Download our youth dance program guide here: HTGD Youth Dance Program
About the Youth Dance Program
Our youth dance program is open to youth ages 4 to 17.
Our curriculum consists of 26 weeks of lesson plans that cover four different dances for a total of four weeks each. Each lesson takes students through the fundamentals of the dance and then begins to apply those fundamentals towards the end-of-season show. These lessons are followed by 12 weeks of lessons designed specifically to teach choreographed routines for the show at the end of Spring.
Our youth program offers a curriculum that includes ballroom, latin, and hip hop styles of dancing, with ballet and jazz being added in Fall 2014. We create an environment where students learn the technical aspects of the dance styles but also have a creative environment to explore the individual aspects of dance.
Ballroom dance styles are derived from the DVIDA, USA Dance, DanceSport and United States Imperial Society for the Teachers of Dance syllabi.
Students can choose to dance for fun or competitively.
Dancing offers several benefits
- Conditions the body
- Improves motor skills
- Improves posture
- Helps keep the heart in shape
- Builds and increases stamina
- Develops the circulatory system
- Strengthens and tones legs and body
- Increases flexibility and balance
- Helps with weight loss
- Develops creativity
- Improves social skills
- Relieves stress
- Increases self-confidence and self esteem
- Improves mood
- Increases comfort in social situations
TUITION & FEES
Tuition is based on the services provided. All fees are non-refundable, and will not be discounted or transferred for any reason, including missed classes due to vacation, sickness, injury, holidays, inclement weather, etc.
Tuition is paid on a monthly basis, and the cost is the same for all classes/dance styles. Cost is $45 per month per class. Class length varies by level.
There is no annual registration or sign-up fee.
There are additional fees for performances, exhibitions and recitals. These activities are optional. Please see the performance section for more information.
Families with 2 or more siblings concurrently enrolled are eligible to receive a 5% discount on the monthly tuition for the second + child enrolled. Discount will be applied to the youngest student’s monthly tuition.
|Pre-Ballroom||Ages 4 to 10||Saturday||11:00 am|
|Junior Ballroom||Ages 11 & up||Saturday||Noon|
| Ages 5-9
Ages 10 & up
| 6:00 pm
Always check the SCHEDULE page for the most up-to-date schedule information
Students may register the first week of any month September through February. Students joining the class after the first week are expected to schedule and take make-up private lessons (at additional cost) to catch up with the class. Please contact the instructor directly to schedule private lessons.
Students who are given instructor approval to join in February will be expected to take private lessons to catch up with the class.
NO REGISTRATION is allowed during the months of March, April & May, as students are preparing routines for the Spring Recital.
No class will be held on the following dates:
- September 6
- October 18
- November 1, 8, 29
- December 27
- January 3
- March 21
- April 4
Make-up lessons will be scheduled periodically on a weeknight for students to make up missed classes. Two additional makeup sessions will be offered in November due to vacation and holiday schedules. Makeup sessions are by reservation only – you must contact your instructor and let them know you plan to attend.