Your local dance studio for more than 35 years
Call: 703-759-5652
760 Walker Rd, Village Centre
Great Falls, VA 22066
School Of Theatrical Dance
Theresa D'Alessandro, Founder/Director
Registration for School Year 2017-2018 Ongoing
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Annual production of Christmas Eve at the Nutcracker Club Dec. 16 &17
Welcome! For over 35 years, we have had the privilege of nurturing and training students in Great Falls, VA and its surrounding communities. As founder of The School of Theatrical Dance, I would like to welcome you, and invite you to join us for an unforgettable dance experience. We offer instruction for Children, a Pre-Professional and Pre-University program for Teens and Adults, as well as fitness classes. Every step of the way, we give careful attention to the mastery of each aspect of dance, so that at every level dance becomes the joyful experience it is meant to be. Our mission is to instill an appreciation for, and understanding of, the synthesis of poetry, music, raw physicality, and the power of being that is dance.

We look forward to sharing this with you!

Theresa D'Alessandro, Director
Christmas Eve at The Nutcracker Club — Theater in Great Falls VA
Established in 1980 as a Non-Profit 501c3,Tax Exempt Educational Institution, our program focuses on dance as a performing art, the harmony of music, movement, light, costume and message. I chose our name to reflect the diversity of our classes. These include group and private lessons for Children through Adults, in Ballet, Pointe, Pre-pointe, Jazz, Broadway, Hip Hop, Tap, and Modern Dance. We also offer Low Impact Aerobics, Yoga and Core/Stretch and Sculpt. In June, we present our annual Student Recital. In December, our Great Falls Dance Theater presents, "Christmas Eve at the Nutcracker Club", showcasing our Upper Level students.

Our faculty is dedicated to providing individualized, quality instruction. We are trained in classical as well as contemporary dance forms. This, as well as years of experience, enables us to nurture and carefully guide our students into the most satisfying pursuit.
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Why Dance?
That question can be answered on many levels. It's fun, it's healthy... The obvious answers. But when you take a closer look, you find that dance is the only pursuit which is such a complex synthesis of mental and physical abilities. On the physical side are posture, fine and gross motor coordination, strength, grace, balance, flexibility, control, speed, power and endurance. On the mental side are the understanding of musical phrasing and nuance, familiarity with anatomy and muscle function, spatial perception, coordination and timing of movement with other moving bodies, dramatic expression and character, imagination, poise and confidence and the memorization of dance vocabulary. Because there are so many components to dance, the technique requires constant repetition, not only for neuromuscular coordination, but for strength, and injury prevention.
We follow Fairfax County Public School emergency weather closings and National Holidays.
We are open on teacher workdays.

The School of Theatrical Dance is a 501 C3 Non profit, tax exempt educational institution,
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, nationality or ethnic origin.

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Studio Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sun Closed
Proud Members of: Great Falls Business and Professional Association | Royal Academy of Dance | AGMA | AAPHERD

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Outstanding Service Provider 2017

I have spent 20 years on stage in both the professional and volunteer capacity and The School of Theatrical Dance is a perfect home for all performers. Miss Theresa and her staff truly believe that dance can enrich the lives of anyone willing to partake - professional or amateur - and provide a fun, safe and educational environment to refine technique and develop new skills. Safety is key here - this studio will not push a dancer to a new level unless it can be done with precise technique to safeguard against injury. This is not a cookie cutter dance factory - this is a studio with individualized attention for those seeking a familial atmosphere. Do not let age prohibit you from inquiring just because you may not see an adult specific class - adults attend classes here too. If you have an interest in dancing - this is the first place I would call. -Jess D.