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Welcome to Dancenter of Gainesville, Florida

Dance years  2014 2015     

DANCENTER - 34th Blvd

5003 NW 34th Blvd.Suite 120
Ridgway Village
Gainesville, FL  32605-6100
(352) 371-0761 
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5211SW 91st Ter # A
Gainesville, FL  32608-9100(352) 335-7785
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Dancenter Students 

Our staff is excited about working with our students. As teachers we are happy to share our love of dance and to dedicate our energies and teaching abilities to their development.

The following beginning dance classes are offered for 2013 -2014. The child MUST have reached the age in parentheses by September. Please call the the Dancenter for  Advance and Intermediate Classes and times.

Beginning Level Classes 2014-2015


Pre-Dance (2-1/2 - 3-1/2 years)
Monday 2:45 – 3:30
Thursday 3:00 - 3:45
Saturday 9:15 am – 10:00am
Pre-Dance (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years)
Monday 3:15 - 4:00
Thursday 9:00am - 9:45am
Saturday 9:15am - 10:00am
Pre-Ballet (4 - 5 years)
Monday 2:45 - 3:30
Tuesday 5:00– 5:45           
Thursday 3:00 – 3:45
Saturday 9:45am - 10:30am

Pre-Ballet (4 - 5 years)
Wednesday 2:45 - 3:30
Thursday 10:30am - 11:15am
Thursday 3:00 - 3:45
Saturday 10:00am - 10:45am

Pre-Jazz (4-5 years)
Thursday 3:45 – 4:30
Saturday 9:00am – 9:45am                  
Pre-Jazz (4 - 5 years)
Wednesday 3:30-4:15
Thursday 9:45am-10:30am
Pre-Tap (4 - 5 years)
Monday 3:30 - 4:15
Pre-Tap (4 - 5 years)
Thursday 3:45 - 4:30
Beginning Ballet (6 - 8 years)
Wednesday 3:00 - 3:45
Saturday 10:30am - 11:15am (6-10 yrs)
Beginning Ballet (6 - 8 years)
Tuesday 4:00 - 4:45
Saturday 10:45 - 11:30
Beginning Jazz (6 - 8 years)
Wednesday  3:45 - 4:30
Saturday 11:15am - 12:00pm ( 6-10 yrs)
Beginning Jazz (6 - 8 years)
Tuesday 4:45 - 5:30
Saturday 11:30 - 12:15 (6-10 yrs Beg/Int)
Beginning Tap
Wednesday 3:45 - 4:30 (6 - 9 yrs)
Tuesday  4:15 -5:00    (9-13 yrs
Beginning Tap (6 - 8 years)
Tuesday 3:15-4:00
Pre-Acro Dance (4 - 6 years)
Tuesday 3:30 - 4:15
Hip Hop (10-13 years)
Monday 7:45 -8:30
Hip Hop (7-9)
Friday 4:30 - 5:15
Beginning/Int. Hip-Hop
Thursday 3:00 -3:45 (7-9 yrs)
Thursday 6:30 - 7:15 (10 – 12 yrs)
Thursday 7:15 - 8:00 (13 yrs +)
Friday 3:45 – 4:30 (7-9)
Beginning Ballet (Adult)
Tuesday 8:30am - 9:30am
Modern Beg/Int (8 - 12 years)
Monday 5:00 - 5:45
Beg/IntBallet (Teen - Adult)
Wednesday 8:15 - 9:15
Beginning Ballet (9 – 12 years)
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30
BeginningTap (Adult)
Tuesday 9:30am - 10:15am
Beginning Jazz (9 - 12 years)
Thursday 4:30 - 5:15
Beg/IntJazz (Teen/Adult)
Thursday 7:30–8:30
Beginning Ballet (Teen/Adult)
Monday 7:15 – 8:15
PerformanceClass (8+)
Thursday 4:30 - 5:30  Level 1
Requirements/check with studio)
Beginning Tap (Teen/Adult)
Wednesday 7:15- 8:00
Zumba Kids (4–9years)
Friday 3:00 – 3:45
Beginning/Int. Hip Hop (Adult)
Tuesday 8:45 – 9:30
Performance Class (8 + )
Tuesday 3:15-4:15 Level 1

Deans Boys Classes
Hip Hop (7-12)
Thursday 3:45 - 4:30
Beginning Ballet (7 - 12)
Friday 4:00 -4:45
Beginning Jazz (7 - 12)
Friday (4:45 - 5:30)


It is our desire to provide the opportunity for our students to experience the different forms of dance; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro and Modern.

In an effort to make it more affordable for our families, we offer special rates for adding a second and third class for a student. Registration Fee $15.00   (One registration fee per family on same account).

 (45 minute or 1 hour class) Monthly Rate  Pre-Dance (5 yrs and under) Monthly Rate

The cost for 1 class is ............................................... $60.00
The cost for 2 classes is ........................................... $91.00
The cost for 3 classes is ........................................... $118.00
The cost for 4 classes is ........................................... $138.00
The cost for 5 classes is ........................................... $154.00
The cost for 6 classes is ........................................... $170.00

The cost for 1 class is ............................................... $55.00
The cost for 2 classes is ........................................... $80.00
The cost for 3 classes is ........................................... $100.00
The cost for 4 classes is ........................................... $120.00


If you are interested in Intermediate or Advanced level classes for you or your family, please call the Dancenter at 352-371-0761 and we will be happy to assist you.


Performance Class

This class is designed for intermediate students who are interested in strengthening their performing skills.  Students will learn the importance of stage presence, musicality, technique and body placement, and team work through performance opportunities in competitions.


  • Ages 8 + years
  • Students must have had at least 2 years of Ballet and at least 1 year of Jazz (The "Pre" level classes for ages 2-5 years do not count towards this requirement)
  • Students are required to take 3 classes a week.  One class in ballet and one class in jazz is part of this requirement.   It is recommended that students take a minimum of 2 classes of ballet per week.
  • Attendance:  All classes, including those other than performance class, should be regularly attended.  Absences from class hurt the growth of the group as well as the individual dancer.  Excessive absences will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from class.
  • Proper dance attire is to be worn at all times.

Performance Opportunities:

  • Competitions: Students will attend a minimum of 2 competitions.  Dates are TBA and usually occur in late March, April and May.  These events are usually out of town (past locations include Orlando, Daytona Beach, Lakeland, and Jacksonville) and in some cases require overnight travel.  Attendance at all competitions is a requirement for this class.

Fees:  The monthly tuition for these class is $25.00 above base tuition.  Additional fees include competition fees, costume fees, competition entry fees and travel expenses.  These fees vary according to the costume, competition and class attended.

Please talk to your teacher to find out which performance Class to attend.

Purpose of Class:  Our focus is on Performance, NOT competition!  This will be taught in a healthy, fun and positive environment.  Students will find this class to be a "tool" in helping them grow in their performance skills.




Come meet the dancenter teachers and staff!


Dancenter North Open House
Ridgeway Village / 34th BLVD
Tuesday, August 19 2014
4:00 - 6:30


Dancenter West Open House
              Haile Village                         Wednesday  August 20 2014
4:00 - 6:00


Nina Cameron and the Dancenter staff welcomes you to a fun filled afternoon full of surprises for your child.  Greet Cinderella and follow the Yellow Brick Road to meet Dorothy and Toto from the Land of Oz.  Meet your teachers and watch as the Dancenter's Teachers' Assistants put on a show.  Activities for children include face painting, tattoos, manicures, refreshments and more!

This is a great opportunity for students to meet their teachers and become familiar wih our studio.  It is our hope that this will help children to feel mroe comfortable as they prepare to start dance.  Registration may be made at this time, but we encourage you to register early in order to secure your place in class.  We look forward to meeting you and to the start of our 30th year!  SEE YOU THERE!!!

- Nina and Staff


Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with our studio policies and information. These policies are intended to insure that every student receives individual attention, an opportunity to advance and to support the disciplines so vital to their success. We are pleased you have selected the Dancenter. We pledge ourselves to give each student a qualified program of dance.

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The Dancenter

The Dancenter offers a wide range of instruction from beginning levels to preparation for professional performing. The primary objective of each class is to instill a love for dance and the technique for creative performance appropriate to the level of training.

A growing interest for advanced students has been in the area of teaching. Tutorial programs for teachers of dance are offered by invitation. Prospective teachers receive instruction from the Dancenter faculty while serving as class demonstrators or teaching assistants.

A reason for dance training is the development of poise and experience by performing before the public. Our students gain self-confidence that helps them in competitive situations and in future career choices.

The Dancenter is home to "The Danscompany," of Gainesville, Inc., a non-profit performing group of inspired dancers. This company presents two major concerts each year featuring ballet, jazz, modern and tap performances. It also performs for a variety of community service and educational events.

The company has garnered widespread public support in Gainesville for its exciting presentations of dance. Children, teens, and adults who exhibit superior skill and a willingness to work are afforded the opportunity to take part in the company through adjudicated audition in the fall of each year.

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Curriculum: Children through Adult,
Beginner through Professional

Pre-School Program
Pre-Dance 2 -1/2 - 3 -1/2
Pre-Ballet 4-5 , Pre-Jazz 4-5
Pre-Tap 4-6

Youth 6-12
Ballet, Pointe , Tap , Jazz , Acrobatics , Modern , Hip Hop
(Beginning through Intermediate)

Teens Through Adults
Ballet, Pointe , Tap , Jazz ,Partnering, Modern , Hip Hop
(Beginning through Advance)

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 Studio Policies

Class Placement

Students will receive class assignment by the level which reflect their progress in dance and not their grade level in school. Class placement will be determined by the instructor and director. Students enrolling for the first time in our Intermediate and Advance programs will audition for placement. Students will advance within our dance program based on the individual student's progress and skills and not that of others. In order to progress into the intermediate and advance programs, it is highly recommended that students receive at least two classes in ballet per week.

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Registration and Tuition

Registration is a reservation of a space in a class. Therefore all registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to the first class. Registration may be made by mail or in person. Students are not considered enrolled and cannot be assured a class space until a registration card is completed and all fees are paid. Class sizes are limited and early registration is recommended.

Tuition is on a monthly basis not by the lesson and due with the first lesson of the month. It is not our policy to bill. Accounts not paid in full by the 10th of the month will be assessed a $15.00 billing charge. For summer classes full payment is required at registration. There are no refunds for summer or special classes.

Return Check Charge- There will be a $20.00 service charge added to a students account for all returned checks. It is not our policy to re-deposit returned checks.

Deliquent Accounts-  Accounts which are consistently delinquent will require payment by semester in advance, or the student may be denied admission to class. Students with accounts delinquent by greater then 30 days may be denied admission to class until paid in full.

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Attendance, Absence and Withdrawal

Attendance - Regular attendance is required to develop and remain proficient in the art of dance. Absents or poor attendance not only reflects in the negative progress of the student but also has a impact on the consistent progress and development of the class. If you or your child have a problem with class attendance please discuss it with us. We care about you and your child and want Dance and your experience with us to be a positive and joyous one.

Absence Non-Refund Policy - In the event of absence the studio has a non-refund policy unless the missed class is due to extended illness or injury. Make-ups are available for absence due to illness and must be scheduled within four weeks. Check with your teacher or office staff for available classes. Make-up classes will not be provided unless absence is due to illness. Missed classes will not be used as credit towards payment. Class make-ups must be in a discipline and class level in which the student is enrolled.

Withdrawal - The studio must be notified immediately if a student withdraws from the studio or any class. Students are liable for payment as long as their name remains on the class rolls or until the date the studio is informed of their withdrawel as they occupy a reserved space in the class.

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School Calendar

The student calendar is set on a nine month basis and in general attempts to follows the local public schools academic schedule. Each student receives four weeks of instructions per month. There are several months in which five lessons are provided which accounts for the classes missed during holidays. The studio recognizes that some classes may be short a day. Students may make up those missing classes if any in other equivalent classes offered at the studio.

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We reserve a week and a specific time in the months of October, December and April for class observation. We understand your interest in what your child is doing and learning in class. The time spent with your child is very important to us. We are protective of making it a time that is enjoyable and profitable for each student. There is little time between classes so if you have a question please leave them with the receptionist and we will call you and set a time to discuss your question.

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Ballet: Pre-School, Youth, Teens and Adults
Girls: Black leotards, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
Boys and Men: White tee shirt, black tights, white socks,
black ballet slippers.

Jazz and Tap:Pre-School, Youth, Teens and Adults
Girls: Leotards, tights, and appropriate shoes.
Boys and Men: White Tee shirt, sweat pants or jazz pants and appropriate shoes.

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Adults- We offer beginning through advanced classes for adults in all dance forms,and special 6-week classes. Dance is one of the best forms of exercise. Our adults gain poise, confidence and a great appreciation of dance, while at the same time they have fun. Let us place you in a class. Join us!! You're never too old, and the right time is now!

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Drop Out Prevention

Over the years we have learned that the interest level of children waivers after the newness of class has worn off. Your child may decide they would rather stay home. This is normal and should not be considered a loss of interest. Gentle encouragement is needed in both the classroom and home. Once a child has completed the first year and participated in the Annual Production both parent and child will experience a feeling of accomplishment and pride from their dance experience.
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Annual Production

The annual production is held the first or second week of June and displays a year of work and accomplishment. All students are invited to perform in the production. Participating students will require a costume for each class they perform in. The costumes are selected by the teachers to offer the greatest value and appearance. The costumes are ordered in December and January and vary in cost. A Non-Refundable Costume deposit of $50.00 (child) or $60.00 (teens and adults) will be required for each costume. Students will be billed in October and deposits must be paid in full by November 10. Costume Deposits and the students account  must be paid in full or costumes will not be ordered. A production fee of approximately $65.00 will be required from each student prior to the production. Before Costumes  and Production Tickets may be released, all fees, charges and account balances must be satisfied.

Production 2015 dates are June 12th  and 13th at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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Contact Cameron Dancenter

Dancenter Locations:

5003 Northwest 34th Blvd Suite 120 Ridgeway Village 352-371-0761

5211 Southwest 91st Terrace Haile Village Center 352-335-7785