Gold Medal Dance

BALLET... JAZZ... TAP... LYRICAL... CONTEMPORARY... HIP HOP and more!

Join us in our new Dance Studio

Big reveal as we share the addition of our GMG Dance Studios are part of our Chandler Gym expansion. Your littles will enjoy twinkling their toes and beginning an adventure in introductory dance classes.

Gold Medal Dance

Gold Medal Dance will offer a variety of classes and combo classes to allow students to gain insight and basics in several genres and styles.  Gold Medal Dance will offer a positive and energetic environment for girls and boys to learn and develop dance

Gold Medal Dance dance apparel and footwear required for all participants.  See class descriptions to learn more specifics.

Dance begins with a basic warm-up and works through techniques, skills, leaps, turns, across the floor.  Dance terminology, shapes, flexibility, strength, and fitness will be incorporated within age-appropriate class structures. Dance will be introduced to age-appropriate beginner level training on:

DANCE CLASS LEVELS
Level Ages Start Date Duration
Twinkle Toes walking to 3 years COMING SOON! 45 Minutes
Shooting Stars 3 - 4 years Begins 6/7/2021 45 Minutes
Shining Stars 4 - 5 years Begins 6/7/2021 45 Minutes
Sparkle Stars 5 - 7 years Begins 6/7/2021 55 Minutes
Super Stars 8+ years Begins 6/7/2021 55 Minutes
Golden Stars 10+ years Begins 6/7/2021 55 Minutes
 

 


Introducing Ms. Emily

Dance Department Leader and Principle Instructor

Help us in welcoming Ms. Emily to Gold Medal Gymnastics and Gold Medal Dance.

Dancing since the age of 9, Emily has been teaching for over 20 years and joins GMG staff with a BFA in Dance from Hostra University.

Emily’s favorite styles include Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre.

Home town: Des Moines, Iowa

Emily has been awarded top honors throughout her career as a dancer, instructor, and choreographer at the State, Regional and National level plus camps, clinics, performances, and more!  After being crowned Miss Dance America Dance Masters, she began a career assisting her instructors (age 14) and never looked back.

Her professional dance resume includes:

  • Fire Dancer for New York Dragon’s Arena Football Team
  • National Dance Alliance Camp Instructor
  • Studied with Frank Hatchett at The Broadway Dance Center
  • Instructor for JAM Dance and Fitness in New York
  • Company performer for JAM touring with boy band INT.
  • Dance Director – North Crest Kids Activity Center (Minnesota)
  • Instructor – Cathedral High School Dance Team (Minnesota)
  • Manager/Choreographer – Granite City Renegades Dance Team (Minnesota)
  • Instructor – after a move to Arizona in 2014, she continues to share her love of dance with dancers all over the East Valley, Arizona

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Dance is a hidden language of the soul” – Martha Graham
  • “If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney
  • “ Do it big, Do it right, do it with style” – Gene Kelly