Gualala Dance Studio

About our studio

Welcome to Gualala Dance Studio.  Our mission is to provide a welcoming environment for students to join in and have fun while learning through movement.  We are passionately committed to providing each individual the opportunity to learn the art of dance in a positive, structured and inspiring environment.  We offer individual attention, respect toward each student, & gentle guidance through the proper techniques of dance.  We focus on the developmentally conscious use of the body while invoking artistry and self-expression within each dancer. 

We begin teaching young students at age 3 in an action packed 45 minute class of movement which incorporates introductory dance concepts in a lighthearted way.

Children ages four through six take a combination of ballet, tap, tumbling, & pantomime in a one hour class. Recommended attendance is once per week.  

Ages seven through twelve take a one hour class consisting of ballet, tap & jazz. Recommended attendance is once or twice per week.

Adults and Active Agers take a one or one and a half hour ballet class.  

Gualala Dance Studio Is Now Partnering with CLI Studios!:  Want to dance with tWitch (Ellen Degeneres Show), Kathryn McCormick, Teddy Forance, Nick Lazzarini, Allison Holker (all So You Think You Can Dance Alumni) and more?  Gualala Dance Studio is thrilled to announce we are partnering with CLI Studios this year to give our students access to the dance industry’s top choreographers in Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Acro!  Register with our studio this season and you’ll be able to take master classes from these world renowned choreographers.  Master classes will be announced monthly.

Gualala Dance Studio is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The ABT National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.  Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT Certified Teacher, Jennifer Massey, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. 

Additional instruction includes Folkloric, Chi Kung and more (to be announced).