Hot Shots Dance & Cheer

382 North Forrest Avenue, Hartwell, GA

HOT SHOTS DANCE COMPANY
 School of Dance, Hartwell, GA

 
Registration information for our

2022-2023 Season is now open. 

Our season will begin on Monday, August 1st, 2022.

 

 We have many summer camps lined up.  Please check our Summer Camps Page for information and registration forms.


Class Descriptions

New for 2022 in the recently opened HSDC Gym


Stunt Class and Power Tumbling

For the more advanced students in both Cheer and Dance.

Students will work on Back Handspring including Back Tucks, Round-off Back Handspring Tucks,

Front Handspring and Front Tuck Tumbling and more.


Also New for Fall 2022

Toddler Play Date - Tuesday's from 1:30 - 2:30

Boys Parkour/Tumble - Friday's from 5:30 - 6:30

Friday Fun Night - Parents Night Out - First Friday of each month from 6:30 - 10:30

$25 for HSDC Students,  $30 for Non-Students (friends)


All tumble, cheer, parkour classes will be held in

the new HSDC Gym behind the Dance Studio


New - Fall 2022

Toddler Play Date (Parent

Accompanied)


Our Parent/Child class promotes early development and provides a strong foundation for your child’s critical early years. It’s never too early for your little one to start learning, while having fun.

From 12 months to 5 years, our Parent and Child class promotes early development and provides a strong foundation, and the best part is that you will be right there to celebrate every discovery. We’ll explore new physical challenges every week through teacher-led activities, with a focus on different ways to use each piece of our equipment. Crawl through tunnels, explore different textures, slide down slides and toddle over bridges.

We’ll also practice social skills and memory building through sing-alongs and group-play.  Get quality time with your little one and give them the space they need to practice their new-found skills while helping your child build confidence and feel comfortable in unknown places.

New  - Fall 2022 -Boy's Parkour/Tumble Class


The basis of Parkour lies in one’s ability to overcome obstacles and adapt to an environment.


The ideas of flow and continuous movement are front and center, as well as creative expression through movement. Students learn to break down complex movements and concepts into more simple steps for progression.


Parkour helps students improve their balance, coordination, strength, and endurance through obstacle course challenges. During this class, students will explore parkour, tumbling, freestyle movement and obstacle training while learning to follow instructions.


Instruction includes a strong focus on safety as students increase awareness of self, others, and their environment to enable them to navigate any obstacle they may encounter.

 
New - September 2022
Friday Fun Nights - Parents Night Out

Mom and Dad, our Parent's Night Out programs are designed to give you a welcome break from your routine and provide your children with a fun, safe environment to let out a little steam. Games and open gym time are just several of the components that keep our PNO participants returning again and again.

Parent's Night Out (PNO) is a fun-filled 4 hour event, where we keep your kids active and engaged. They get snacks, games, & tons of gym time.These events are held monthly during the school year. Children must be at least three (3) years of age and potty-trained. $25 for HSDC Students  $30 for Non-Students (friends).

 
 

Toddler Ballet & Creative Movement


This class introduces little ones to the world of dance through the use of imagination and play.  We use a variety of props such as hoops, ribbon wands and scarves as we teach the basics of ballet. This class also incorporates basic tumbling techniques.  We believe strongly in "saying and doing" as we introduce the terms and techniques that will lay the foundation for more advanced classes

Ballet

Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advanced. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.

 

Pointe


Pointe is only open to dancers who have mastered the necessary level of ballet and have been approved. While similar to ballet, students wear pointe shoes with a hard, full soled shank and a boxed toe, so that the ballerina may go fully onto pointe while in releve. This class is for the advanced ballet dancer and requires an additional ballet class, as well as instructor permission in order to participate.  Not everyone is made for pointe class, so ankle and foot bone structure, stage of growth and strength must all be considered.

 

Jazz


Jazz classes are fun and energetic. Students will learn elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations, while incorporating elements of ballet technique.


Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to a center floor combinations. A variety of combinations utilizing rhythmic variation, multiple turns and level changes are also incorporated into the class.

Lyrical/Contemporary

This is a dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, and jazz dance techniques.

The goal of a lyrical dancer is to use gesture, facial expression, and controlled movements in order to execute their movements and emotions fully. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary into their classes.
Contemporary Dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.

Baton

Baton twirling is a unique sport in that in order to perform at the highest level, baton twirlers must be able to demonstrate strength, flexibility, physical fitness and harmony in coordination with the twirling of their baton.  Students in beginner classes will learn baton terminology and basic twirl skills while developing hand-eye coordination and wrist flexibility. Basic dance moves are introduced with emphasis on proper form and hand placement.  More advanced student classes focus on hand twirls, rolls and tosses and a variety of catches and releases are introduced.

Tumbling/Acrobatics


Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, coordination, and endurance. Beginner classes focus on fundamental techniques.  As the student advances skills will include front and back walkovers, limbers, handsprings, chest rolls, cartwheels/round offs, handstands, back handsprings, back tucks, side and front aerials. This class is great for students looking to enhance agility and flexibility and is important for any student considering competition level classes.


Stretch & Conditioning


A combination of deep stretching and body conditioning. The class is heavy in cardio to increase endurance for the dancer. The class includes several arms, abdominal, and leg exercises to strengthen the entire body. Strong muscles are vital for protecting the body and of course improving dance skills! Healthy muscles are important to let you more freely and keep your body strong. This class incorporates Therabands, tennis balls, foot stretchers, Stretch bands, ankle weights, and blocks to make the process fun and effective!

Cheer/Tumble

This class teaches the fundamentals of cheerleading and incorporates beginning tumbling. 

We will teach proper motion placement, jump technique, basic dance moves, cheers, kicks, cartwheels and voice projection. 

Cheer/Tumble is full of excitement and energy. 

Competition Cheer


Competition Cheer information can be found on our Cheer Page.  Click the link for more information.



Cheer Page Link


 
Ballroom & Latin Dance

Theo & Ganine are experienced teachers, they will be able to put you at ease and have you twirling and laughing on the dance floor in no time. They specialize in private instruction - the fastest, easiest, most efficient way to learn to dance, or you may arrange your own group class. Partner dancing skills are fun, so whether the music is swing, cha cha, waltz or tango, you will have the time of your life.

Your first private lesson with Theo & Ganine is FREE, take a chance and learn to dance! Call Theo & Ganine at 706 436-7698
 

Ballroom Dance with Dancing Gardens

2018-2019 Competition Company Performances

 
 

 

Hartwell Community Block Party Video

 

Click on the picture to link to YouTube and watch

the fun our dancers have (at 3:08 mark)


Dancing Through The Years

You'll love every minute of your journey






A Child's First Class

While we love to see children start dance classes at a young age, we gladly accept all ages.





A Child's First Recital

Your child's first recital will be one you'll always remember. It's an exciting time for parents and teachers, as well as the dancers.




A First Bouquet

A little girl's first bouquet is a treasure.

Ballet - The Building Block

Tutus and tights  - how can you not smile!

Poise and Confidence

Over the years, it becomes about So
Much More than dance.

Coordination and Balance

Dance and movement patterns create strength and endurance from an early age.

Competition

Dance competitions teach your child important life lessons about discipline and goal setting.

Expression and Emotion

Children learn how to express emotion
through dance.



Striving for Perfection

Learning to achieve precision in dancing wins competitions and turns out spectacular performances. 

Technique & Flexibility!

Two of the most critical elements of dance.

Dedication to an Art Form

Each form of dance brings on new and unique challenges.