All classes are taught by experienced professionals providing a positive and challenging program for every student.
The faculty of the Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy has extensive experience working with numerous dance teams as well as a wealth of performance experience.
The Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy is certified by Dance Masters of America and the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Artists (NADAA).
Nurturing yet professional teaching techniques are the cornerstone of the Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy.
From the Rockettes to 42nd street, this All American Dance Form is Broadway at its best; for ages 5 through adult emphasizing rhythm, style, staging and expression.
Classical Ballet class based on the Cecchetti syllabus with foundational technique in Barre and Center work; with the goal for the student to learn to dance by studying and internalizing the basic principles, in an effort to become poised and expressive.
A style of dance created from the fusion of Ballet with Jazz and Contemporary Dance Techniques, emphasizing expression and emotion using today’s most beautiful music.
From Bob Fosse to Frank Hatchett to current masters, timeless technique, emphasizing control, style, turns, leaps and center floor work.
FUNK & RHYTHM TAP
A Savion Glover style of Tap infused with strong Rhythmic Principles, percussion roots, improvisation and interactive choreography.
A blend of jazz and hip hop to offer a hybrid class.
Today’s hottest form of Dance from Urban Streets, incorporating high energy moves with positive powerful attitudes.
Based on ballet technique, emphasizing quality of movement, strength and creativity, patterns as a means of propelling a story or theme.
Modern is a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressing abstract ideas and communicating feelings. Classes at GD&PAA are based on Martha Graham and Lester Horton technique, exploring the style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet.
PRESCHOOL AND INTRO TO DANCE
BROADWAY BABIES (NEW OFFERING)
This FUN, high energy class is designed to expose young children the exciting world of Broadway musicals! With the use of songs from classic and contemporary Broadway shows, emphasis is placed on singing, characters through creative play, and basic dance technique. Students will have lots of opportunity to use props, wear costume pieces, and perform! This class helps students build confidence through the performing arts in a safe and nurturing environment.
Ages 2½-3; through varying rhythms, styles and tempos, tiny dancers gain spatial awareness, interactive movement, develop imagination and gain an introduction to basic ballet movements.
Ages 3-5; through many music styles, dancers garner strength in independent movement and cooperative movement while developing imagination and gaining an introduction to basic ballet and jazz movements.
ME & MY SHADOW
Does your little one love to move to the music? Is it hard for you and your son/daughter to sit still when a great song comes on the radio? Do you want to get your little love moving a bit more, while at the same time getting your blood flowing? If so, this class is perfect for you! You will sing, dance, jump, stretch and tumble with Ms. Marla! Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, or other Caretakers are welcome! Bring the child in your life and let's have a blast together!
TAP 'N TUMBLE
Calling all Tiny Dancers! Get those tap shoes buckled and toes tapping, then tumble your way to fun and laughter! Join Ms. Marla for a class that is sure to get your little one smiling. We start each class with 30 minutes of tap and end with 30 minutes of basic tumbling. This is a great way to introduce your child to the world of dance!
STORIES, SONGS & STEPS
Ages 3-4; young dancers’ imagination skills flourish with favorite stories, songs and dance steps done to changing themes of seasons, holidays, family values and friendship.
Ages 5-6; young dancers’ imagination skills flourish with favorite stories, songs and dance steps done to changing themes of seasons, holidays, family values and friendship.
DANCE EXERCISE & CONDITIONING
MEET ME AT THE BARRE ®
A revitalizing class based on ballet, Pilates, Gyrotonic and dancers’ training workouts combining warm-up, barre and floor exercises to lengthen, strengthen and tone muscles. Done to various styles of music, using light weights, balls, thera-bands, and hoops to define and lift muscle and spirits!
CONDITIONING FOR DANCERS
Classes focus on fitness, flexibility, core and spine strength. Using hand weights, bands and balls for mat work along with standing and floor exercises done to upbeat music; an intense full body workout to get the student strong and lean.
Zumba! Latin Dance-Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves from salsa, merengue, cumbia ,quebradita and more, creating a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away! Routines feature interval sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat, focusing strongly on increasing strength and flexibility in the core.
Zumba promises a GREAT workout while having a blast! COME JOIN THE PARTY!
Classes and workshops combine three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing while exploring character development, musicality, singing techniques and dance styles for stage. Classes utilize theater games, improvisation skills and scene work from varying musicals in a creative and fun atmosphere.
Learn the basics of the waltz, cha- cha, salsa, rumba, fox trot and so much more! No partner needed for these engaging and educational classes offered in a fun environment!
A classic style of tap infused with exercises for increased range of movement, balance, coordination and musicality done favorite tunes from Big Band to Broadway!