GCAPA

"Bringing Broadway to you!"
19911 N Cove Road
Cornelius, NC

704.896.3033

Classes

At GCAPA, skill level and social maturity is consider above everything else.  We use age only as a guide.  Ultimately, a student must benefit from each class as well as experience a certain amount of challenge.  The experienced professionals who teach each class along with the director will have the ultimate decision about each student’s level placement.  Students are required to achieve certain prerequisites to move through the levels of each class. Some students will spend more time in a given level than others.  This is perfectly normal.  It is important for students to be placed in classes where they will thrive without boredom and be challenged without devastating struggle.

Children's Classes 2017-2018

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Beginner Classes 2017-2018

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Intermediate Classes 2017-2018

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"Visiting for the first time I was so pleased with the look of the studio. The New York City theme is amazing and so well put together. As for the dancing, after taking the dance intensive I have learned a plethora of new technique, some of which I had never even heard of! Miss Wendi is a great teacher who tells you what your doing wrong in a kind manner but explains it so well it is easy for you to apply and correct your mistakes. All of miss Wendi's dance routines are extremely creative and entertaining! I would recommend this studio to dancers who are passionate about dance and ready to work hard and have fun!" -Alyssa Bergstrom
GCAPA is a certified Acrobatic Arts studio.  See the following statement from the Senior Talent Scout of Cirque du Soleil.
"Cirque du Soleil sees acrobatic training for dancers valuable in the same light as it sees ALL multidisciplinary training for dancers valuable for today's (and tomorrows) artistic workforce. To work in the dance milieu today, mastering several disciplines is almost a necessity; for Cirque du Soleil multidisciplinary is an absolute must for the majority of the dance roles. It is not necessarily acrobatic training that would be needed for most Cirque du Soleil dance roles, but for some it is a definite requirement. For other roles it is a mix of opposing dance styles needed, dance + physical acting, dance + acting + acrobatics or some other physical non-dance discipline. In the global dance market today, however, an acrobatics background is a huge asset, and some cases actually a minimum prerequisite. Having universal certification standards would help immensely in measuring where a dancer stands on the global market before actually watching them dance. Teaching standards at the moment are random - which is why I usually do not even consult a CV before watching a video job application. The proof is in the pudding - exactly what can the dancer do, and how well? A universal standard would help control the quality of teaching as well as help students advance to the next level of their dance education only when they are ready for it. Advancing to a level above one's capacity can be not only dangerous, but can actually have negative effects on technical training. It can cause a student to regress instead of advance."
Rick Tjia
Senior Talent Scout
Cirque Du Soleil