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!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

City of Burbank Health and Wellness Fair Today!

At Garri Dance Studio, health and wellness starts at a very young age! We start our dancers in Mommy and Me Dance Classes at 18 months and in Independent Dance Lessons at just 2 years old. It's never to early to start healthy habits and getting your heart pumping and your body moving is our favorite way to do it!

Miss Caroline will be representing Garri Dance Studio today at the City of Burbank's Annual Wellness Fair. GDS has been keeping the Burbank Community healthy for nearly 55 years. Dance provides so many physical benefits to our students but dancing helps keep our minds and souls in great condition, too! We look forward to the next 55 years of dancing in Burbank!

There is sure to be a lot of other great vendors that offer healthy options around town and we can't wait to learn more about them today!

We hope to see lots of city employees at the Wellness Fair today. We're raffling off a month of free dance lessons to help get someone started on their dance journey with us. Have a dancingly day, everyone!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Garri Dance Studio Staff is consistently working to find new ways to simplify the lives of our vauled dance families!
It's Back-To-Dance time and what better way to get started?? We are very excited to announce that ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2012 CLASSES IS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE

Our site is extremely easy to navigate through and has recently been updated with exciting and useful new info that you will really like!

When you visit our website, you will also be able to learn more important info about schedules, class descriptions and the history of GDS. Also find out what real dance families are saying about their recent recital experiences and weekly visits to the dance studio.

Of course, you still have the option to call us to learn more about classes, get assistance on what times and days are available and find out why our studio is the best choice for dance lessons in town. Our office is open during all class times and during normal business hours Monday-Thursday from 9am-7pm, Friday from 3pm-7pm and Saturdays from 9am-2pm.

Classes fill very fast at Garri Dance Studio and waitlists are available. However, once a class is full, it can become difficult to get a spot in your first choice class once dancers settle into their new Fall Classes. The best way to ensure your class time is to register on-line and guarantee your space in your favorite class.

Garri Dance Studio is always finding new ways to improve the dance experience for each and every client from day one of their dance journey with us.

REGISTER NOW! Fall Classes are filling quick! 818-846-4390

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ENROLL NOW!! Cool Dance Camps!!! GLEE and Angelina Ballerina

GLEE Dance and Musical Theatre Camp for ages 5 & Up!
Calling all GLEEks! Singing, dancing and acting will be essential in this special Musi­cal Theatre Camp inspired by the hit tv show GLEE which incorporates some favorite musical reviews. Kids will work with all the facets of being in the theatre — reading scripts, studying scenes, learning choreography and songs. Become a real class act in our Fun GLEE Camp at Garri Dance Studio!!
Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm • July 30 - August 10  $450.00 for 50 hours of dance fun!

Your child will receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina BallerinaTM character. The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. Your child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina!

This 5-day camp is designed to promote physical health, confidence, and creativity while teaching proper dance technique in Camp 1 for ages 3 - 4.5 and Camp 2 for ages 4.5 - 6.

Promoting reading and literacy, this complete camp curriculum focuses on reading and studying the book, “Angelina's Perfect Party”. In addition, lessons in nutrition and creating a strong healthy body, educational activity sheets, and craft projects will create excitement among young dancers.

July 16-20th $150.00

Camp 1:
Ages 3-4.5 Years

Camp 2:
Ages 4.5-6 Years
Call the studio to Pre Register 818-846-4390

Free Dance Lessons, Raffles and Fun! Sunday August 19th!

Join Us For Open House Sunday August 19th!

Garri Dance Studio will be hosting their annual Open House on Sunday August 19th from 12-3:00pm! Come one, come all for Free Sample Dance Lessons, Raffles and Fun! This event will give a sneak peak into what new and exciting classes are on the Fall Schedule!

See you there, dancers! 818-846-4390

54th Annual Recital was HUGE Success!

Garri Dance Studio's Recital, "This Magic Moment" June 24, 2012 at John Burroughs High School was a big hit! Over 400 Garri Dancers took the stage performing awesome dance numbers in Ballet, Tap Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. Here is what GDS dance families are saying about the event...


This was our first recital experience for our daughter, Natasha, (in Katie's 5:30 ballet 1 class). On behalf of our entire family, we wanted you to know how much we LOVED the absolutely GORGEOUS show last night!!! Thanks for all you do to make magic come alive for our children.  
Thanks again for a fantastic experience last night!
Kathleen and Bob Watson (Natasha's mom and dad)  


The teachers and staff did an amazing job this year! This was our 5th recital and I have to say...hands down it was the best one yet! The choreography was impressive....the teacher's out did themselves. The location was also much more convenient and sign-in flowed very easy.
You should all pat yourselves on the back...Great job everyone!

Tracy Lynch 


Thank you, Garri Dance, for a job well done!
Last night's recital reminded me why we came back to Garri Dance after a year at another studio. Very organized operation. I'm sure you saw the flaws in the how the show was put together, but the audience didn't!
And the dancers were able to show what they learned. All the routines were choregraphed to highlight the fundamentals of the type of dance the kids learned. Yes, kids don't remember everything, and individuals aren't necessarily talented, that's a given. But it was obvious that even when they made mistakes with which step came next, as a whole, they LEARNED the dance techniques the routines were choregraphed to display!
We left Garri Dance after a year only because of scheduling, and we will likely be leaving again after the summer for the same reason. But having spent a year in between at a different studio where the recital was all about the "company" dancers and the teachers themselves, who performed in most acts along side their students, it was so great to see a recital about the students who love to learn to dance. If our schedule allows, we will be back. And last night's recital made us even more likely to try harder to fit dance classes in next year.  

Bonnie George

GDS can't wait until the 55th Annual Show next year!!

Angelina Ballerina!!

Garri Dance Studio is now an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy! Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy classes are taught through a nationwide network of top quality dance studios.
Your child will receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina character.
Each month your child will learn new dance skills and steps based on a new Angelina Ballerina story book.
The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. Your child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina!
Register today and your little star with big dreams will develop the love and skills of dance that will last for a lifetime. 818-846-4390