HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are so excited to be getting back into classes after the holidays.
We look forward to another amazing year at Dance Sun Country!


Although our dance classes that are participating in the Recital are now closed to new enrollments, we are excited to announce the addition of our new mini-session non-recital classes beginning in January. These new classes, held in 8-week sessions include “Princess Ballerina” for ages 3-5, and “#DanceMania” for ages 6-10.

Princess Ballerinas

  • Help your child grow her imagination and love for learning with a Princess Ballerina’s dance class!
  • Ages: open to ballerinas ages 3-5 years
  • Session Dates: January 17th – March 7th (8 weeks) // March 28th – May 16th (8 weeks)
  • Class Times: Tuesday 4:00 – 4:45 PM
  • Session Fee: $120* (*Membership required)
  • Free tutu with enrollment.
  • Lots of fun student bonuses including:
    • Coloring page, personal sticker chart, certificate of completion to celebrate success
    • Plus, props and dress up costumes are sure to inspire your child
  • The Session ends with a special parent performance on the last day of class!


  • Join our specialty #DanceMania class to explore several styles of dance, including:
    • Ballet, Jazz/Hip-Hop and Modern/Improv
  • Ages: 6 – 10 year old boys/girls
  • Session Dates: January 17th – March 7th (8 weeks) // March 28th – May 16th (8 weeks)
  • Class Times: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Session Fee: $174* (*Membership required)
  • Free ballet bun kit for girls or water bottle for boys with enrollment.
  • The Session ends with a special parent performance on the last day of class!

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Sun Country Dance Theatre (SCDT) is excited to announce the return of Keith Cross, well-known master teacher and choreographer, who will be coming to Gainesville to set an original piece of choreography for SCDT. From January 13-15, Mr. Cross will work with SCDT’s senior and apprentice company dancers to set a dynamic and totally original work for the company. Focusing on the strong ballet foundation and technique of the SCDT dancers, Mr. Cross plans to set an exciting and challenging work of contemporary dance, to be approximately 7-8 minutes in length. This new work will be premiered by SCDT at their annual spring concert on April 8th, at the Performing Arts Center at PK Yonge. This is the third original piece that Mr. Cross has choreographed and set for SCDT, having previously choreographed for SCDT in 2012 and 2014. Working with one of our country’s leading choreographers is a truly unique and invaluable experience for these young dancers. The choreography process will involve long days of rehearsal and class for the dancers over the three days that Mr. Cross is in Gainesville, and the experience that this will provide is invaluable. SCDT is excited and honored to have the addition of another Keith Cross original to its diverse repertoire.

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Our next Parent Observation Week will be March 13-18, 2017.


Our 10th Anniversary Recital will be May 20, 2017. The next few months will be busy with on-going preparations for this special event. All Recital costumes have been ordered and should arrive in approximately three months. Here is a brief timeline of upcoming details and deadlines. You will receive more specific information about each of these as the time gets closer.

January 16, 2017 – Costume Balances (if any) & Recital Fee ($70) DUE

January/February – Students will begin learning their Recital dances in their classes – a process that will continue over the next months leading up to the Recital.

March – Information will be distributed regarding specific costume details, Photo Day, volunteer/ chaperone opportunities; as well as order forms for Tickets, T-shirts, DVDs, and flowers.

Mid-April – Costumes will be distributed

Saturday, MAY 6, 2017 – RECITAL PHOTO DAY!! (Location – Sun Country West)

Friday, MAY 19, 2017 ~ Full Dress Rehearsal, 6:00 pm – Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, MAY 20, 2017 ~ 10th Anniversary Recital, 1:30pm – Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


Thank you to all of you for choosing Dance Sun Country for your child’s dance training.
We are committed to bringing you the quality you expect and deserve.