Classes Offered

Pre-Ballet/Tap for Ages 3 to 5: This combination class serves as a perfect introduction for our youngest students. It stresses coordination skills and developmental fitness as it enriches their lives with a love of the dance at an early age.

Ballet/Tap and Ballet/Jazz Combo for Ages 5 to 7: Working on the fundamentals continues to be stressed, with emphasis on steps, routines, and combinations. In preparation for ballet, students do their beginning barre work as the class progresses.

Classical Ballet for Ages 7 and Up: Since all dance technique comes from ballet’s classical training and exercises, we consider it a fundamental building block of your child’s dance education. As it strengthens and tones young bodies, it builds lifetime disciplines, develops greater concentration, and challenges creativity while imparting a confidence and poise that will be a part of their personalities as they grow and mature. Pointe work is offered in this class to those students who have achieved a measurable level of strength and ability through their ballet technique or training.

Jazz for Ages 7 and Up: The look is fancy-free, full of rhythm, and definitely loose and unrestricted, but the easiness of this dance form is built on ballet disciplines and techniques, even though the look is less classical and less structured. Classes provide fun and recreation for all ages.

Tap for Ages 7 and Up: Moving to these syncopated rhythms and responding to the clickety-clack of toe taps provides energy and excitement while it builds outstanding coordination and discipline, not to mention math skills at the count of every beat!

Modern for Ages 8 and Up: Interpretive movement comes alive in these expressive classes. Using the body as the prime means of communication, this contemporary dance interprets and involves its characters as no other dance form. It is a unique opportunity for all dancers to use their talents in new and creative ways.

Dance Fusion for Ages 11 and Up: Dance Fusion is for intermediate to advanced dancers. Our fusion classes were created to incorporate the many broad ranges of style of dance that do not fit into ballet, jazz, tap, or modern. Dance Fusion would be similar to what is seen on dance competition shows on TV. Fusion incorporates styles such as lyrical, jazz, and contemporary.

Teen Ballet and Jazz Classes: Teen classes are designed for students ages 12-16 with limited or no dance experience.

Positions, steps, and terminology are explained in depth as the teacher demonstrates each move. Teen Ballet helps develop graceful, fluid movements for the teenage dancer. Jazz/Drill Prep is perfect for students interested in pursuing Drill Team.

Adult Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap Classes: Adult Classes at Gotta Dance are exactly what you have been looking for!  Whether you are finding your way back to dance after a long hiatus or just ready to try something new, now is the perfect time!  Our Adult classes combine clear explanation and heavy doses of review to fully explain all steps and combinations.

Dress codes are flexible to make everyone feel comfortable.

Off-Campus P.E.: Gotta Dance is approved by the Independent School Districts of Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, and Richardson to offer physical education credits and grades through our dance program. Students have a choice of taking 10 or 15 hours of dance per week in place of school P.E. classes. A minimum GPA must be met to qualify. Please contact us for further information.

The Plano Metropolitan Ballet: Click Here to See the PMB Website!

Dedicated to the more serious dancer, Plano Metropolitan Ballet is a not-for-profit organization that gives young dancers ages 10 through 18 the opportunity to perform and further explore their love of the dance. It inspires and develops these young people through their annual ballet production, through visiting guest artists from nearby ballet companies and by promoting field trips as a means of enlarging and enhancing ballet appreciation.

Each year, the Plano Met stages a major production bringing a familiar fairy tale to life. The 1997 Sleeping Beauty and 1998 Cinderella both sold out to enthusiastic audiences. In 1999, the Plano Met produced an original ballet of Anastasia, and in 2000, Peter Pan was also well received by the community. More recent productions include Alice in Wonderland in 2002, The Little Mermaid in 2003, Snow White in 2004, Cinderella in 2005, Beauty & the Beast in 2006, Sleeping Beauty in 2007, and Tinkerbelle in 2008, all of which were completely sold out!!

The Plano Met also hosts the Plano Dance Festival yearly. Proudly exhibiting the area’s best, students from local schools and dance companies perform by invitation only! Hosting this annual event has been our privilege since 2003.

The Plano Met consists of Gotta Dance students who have demonstrated their seriousness through dedicated study and have qualified through yearly auditions. For more information on this fourteen year old tradition, please contact us.

Jr. Company - Plano Metropolitan Ballet: In 2006, we created the Junior Company division of Plano Metropolitan Ballet. Developed for dancers ages 8 through 12 with a strong interest in pursuing ballet, Jr. Company dancers must pass an audition in order to join. In addition to 1 weekly ballet class, they are required to come to class and rehearsal for company on Fridays from 6:00-7:30 PM.

Performance opportunities include The Plano Dance Festival each year. In May, Jr. Company opens the Intermediate Recital with a short fairy tale ballet.

Please feel free to please contact us for more information.