Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of year! Everywhere you look there are twinkling lights and snowmen, candy canes and holiday cheer. There’s a chill in the air, but a warm feeling in our hearts as we reflect on another year gone by at Garri Dance Studio. It’s hard to believe that we’re only 4 months into our 2014-2015 dance season, and we’ve already done so many exciting things!

Garri Dancers have such fun wearing their Halloween Costumes to classes the last week of October!

Miss Kim's Hip Hop Students had a blast performing at Holiday In The Park!
The audience couldn't resist joining performers on the dance floor to learn a couple moves, too!
We are so proud of each and every dancer at the studio, and we hope you enjoyed seeing how much they’ve learned so far this year as you watched classes during Parent Viewing Week. Our Garri dancers are so talented!

So what’s happening next at the Studio?


 As you know, we will be taking a winter break from December 21st-January 3rd. The studio will be closed during that time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dance! Here are a few ways for students to stay dedicated through the holiday season:

 Stretch. Set aside a time every day. It only takes 20-30 minutes, and it’s extremely beneficial. Those splits aren’t going to magically happen by themselves!

 Multitask.  When you find yourself sitting around watching reruns of your favorite television show, use the time wisely! You can easily do two things at once. Instead of sitting on the couch, stand up and practice. You could work on balancing in passé or doing your floor exercises for core strength.

 Dance. Yes, it’s that simple. Just put on your favorite songs and dance! A little winter break can’t stop you from enjoying your passion. You never know, you’re friends and family might want to join you in a little holiday jig…’Tis the season!


We can’t wait to see what 2015 and the rest of the dance year has in store for us! One of the biggest upcoming events is our annual recital in June, and this year’s theme has finally been revealed (drum roll, please)…

Our theme will be “What A Feeling!” inspired by the powerful emotions evoked by dance.


We are currently booking birthday parties for 2015! What a better way to celebrate such a special day than with a dance party at Garri Dance Studio? Packages include an hour of dance and activities with an instructor, pizza, cake, and decorations. We take care of set up, clean up, and everything in between. Just invite your friends and be ready to DANCE! Call the studio to make your reservation today.
Three Garri Dancers help blow out the candles at one of our Ballet Themed Birthday Parties!
The staff of Garri Dance Studio would like to thank each and every dancer and their families for making 2014 so special. We want to wish you all the best this holiday season and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

See you at the studio in 2015! Until then, dance…

Friday, December 27, 2013


An awesome 2013 is quickly coming to an end and we're gearing up for another amazing year at Garri Dance Studio! For your convenience and enjoyment, we've just added a few new classes to the schedule that we would really like to share with you!

Mommy & Me Kinder Dance Class (age 2)
Saturdays at 1:30pm with Miss Sommer (starting 1/19/14)
Let your little one learn the basics in ballet and tap with the fun and comfort of having you participate in the class with them. A great transitional class for the tiny dancer who loves to move and groove already but still likes having mom close by. 

Ballet Technique Class (Level 1 & 2 Ballet)
Thursdays at 5:30pm with Miss Sommer (starting 1/16/14)
A perfect addition to supplement your ballerina's dance education! For the serious dancer that really wants to perfect their skills without an additional recital dance or costume fee, just technique!

Pre-Ballet (age 5-6)
Tuesdays at 4:15pm with Miss Kim (starting 1/21/14)
A new time slot for our most popular class on most of our studio family's favorite day for extra curricular activities; Burbank Unified School District Early Dismissal Day. Call to claim your child's spot before this great, no-fuss class fills up!

We can't wait to see you at Burbank's Best Dance Studio in the new year!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Garri Dance Studio is celebrating 55 years of dance with two recital performances on June 23, 2013 at Burbank High School Auditorium.

Ticket Links:
"Gumdrops & Lollipops" 2:00pm Matinee Show
 "Flashback" 7:00pm Evening Show

Burbank High School
902 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

"Gumdrops & Lollipops" 2:00pm Matinee Show includes youngest, little Garri Dancers, ages 2-6 years, performing some sugary, sweet dance numbers in various dance genres from Kinder Dance, Hippity Hop, Storybook Theatre & Angelina Ballerina Classes.

"Flashback" 7:00pm Evening Show includes Garri Dance Students, ages 5 to Adult, in higher levels of all dance genres from Pre-Ballet & Level 1 classes through Advanced & Adult Classes. Join us on a trip down memory lane as use favorite dance numbers and music from the previous 54 years of GDS Recitals to inspire new creativity!

We can't wait to see all of our fans at the show!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

GDS Voted "Best Dance Studio" for the 6th Consecutive Year!


We are honored to be voted "Best Dance Studio" in Burbank for the 6th consecutive year! We can't wait to keep bringing the best classes, teachers and overall best dance experience your way!

Peg Garri is smiling down with pride on all our dancers, new and old:) Happy Dancin' everyone!

If you'd like to schedule a FREE Trial Lesson, call GDS today at 818-846-4390

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thank you for attending Fall Open House at GDS!!

Open House was a smash hit last Sunday. Thank you to all who attended making it an extra special day! New and old dance friends had a super fun time participating in dance lessons with Miss Amy, Miss Sommer, Miss Ashley, Miss Julie, Miss Kim and Miss Amanda! We will be announcing the winners of our raffles when Fall Classes begin. Classes are filling up so hurry and register if you haven't already! Register online at

Thursday, August 16, 2012


HI everyone!
Please join us for Fall Open House! Stop by for Free Sample Dance Lessons, Raffles and FUN at Garri Dance Studio 3715 W. Magnolia Blvd Burbank Ca 91505.
Check out the Fall Open House Schedule for Sunday, August 19th 2012

12:15pm Kinder Dance (2-4 years) or Jazz (5 & Up)
12:45pm Angelina Ballerina (3-5 years) or Triple Threat (6 & Up)
1:15pm Hippity Hop (3-5 years) or Hip Hop (6 & Up)
1:45pm Ballet (6 & Up) or Angelina Ballerina (3-5 years)
2:15pm Hip Hop (5-10 years) or Hip Hop (Pre-Teen/Teen)
2:45pm Contemporary (Pre-Teen/Teen) or Kinder Dance (3-5 years)
3:15pm Broadway Babies (3-5 years) or Hip Hop (6-10 years)

Please also remember the following important dates:
Current Schedule ends Saturday August 25, 2012
Studio Closed for all classes Sunday August 26-September 3, 2012
Fall Classes begin Tuesday September 4, 2012

If you haven't picked your Fall Classes yet, please call the studio to schedule 818-846-4390. You can also register online at and click on our Schedule Page.

Hope everyone is having a great day!
GDS Office Staff

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Fall Open House Sunday, August 19th Noon-3:00pm

Garri Dance Studio will be holding Fall Open House on Sunday August 19th from 12noon-3:00pm. Come one, come all, for free sample dance lessons, chances to win cool raffle items and fun out of the sun! Fall Open House will be held at Garri Dance Studio located in the beautiful Magnolia Park District of Burbank at 3715 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505 Maps are shown on the directions page at

Read below to learn why hundreds of families make GDS thier first choice in dance year after year!

Why Choose GDS For Dance Classes?If most dance studios seem to have qualified, friendly teachers, experience teaching children and a big show at the end of the year, aren't they all pretty much the same? Does it really matter which place you decide to enroll at? Yes. There are 4 main things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction your child receives, the amount of extra work and hassles the parents must deal with and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program. Here are 4 things that every parent should consider before deciding on a dance studio for their child.

What Type Of Floor Is Used?
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional "floating floor". A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a "sprung" floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor.
All of our studios have floating floors. Our special floors help reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.

What Is The Size Of The Class?
If the dance class has fewer students in it each child will receive more personalized attention, learn more and have more fun. With younger students it is easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions. Our smaller class sizes make sure that no fundamental concepts are being missed. A smaller class size also allows our teachers to ensure that students are not developing bad habits or improper technique.

Our studio limits all of our classes to a maximum of just 10-12 students per class. Many classes that are at capacity also have an assistant teacher.

What Are The Extras Required For The Recital?
Most studios put on a recital in a professional theatre. Students that perform in the show must have a costume for their dance number. Some studios may require parents to sew their child's costumes, or pay extra and the parents must find their own seamstress to do the sewing. This can be inconvenient and frustrating for parents who are busy or can't sew. Most studios also require parents to purchase tickets for the recital performance night.

We take all the stress out of recital! Your recital package includes everything you need including costumes, tights, alterations and two tickets to the show. Our studio employs our own professional seamstress to sew and alter the costumes for every single alteration, so parents do not have to worry about any costume hassles. Each student in our recital also receives two included tickets. If you need additional tickets for family and friends, we offer online ticketing with a 24/7 ticket hotline.

Can I Get Immediate Assistance And Customer Service?
In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher is in a class. To have a good experience it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with details like costumes or schedules, even if a teacher is occupied in a class. Our studios have office staff on hand during all regular class times in addition to many extended office hours when classes are not in session, so you can get immediate assistance whenever you need it.
Please call Garri Dance Studio at 818-846-4390 with any questions!