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Love of Dance

Find Discipline, Creativity, and Fun at Award-Winning GC Dance Company

At GC Dance Company (GCDC) in Solana Beach, students are falling in love with dance! GCDC offers over 50 classes per week, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, lyrical, contemporary, and acro. The studio also has combo classes for the youngest dancers, where they can learn the basics of ballet and tap or ballet and jazz in an encouraging environment. “Our classes focus on technique, choreography, fitness, and fun, and build confidence and lasting friendships amongst our students,” said Gabriella Carter, GCDC Owner and Director.

Classes are taught by skilled, highly trained instructors. GCDC hip hop teacher Jordan Bautista recently performed on NBC’s World of Dance, where his signature funky moves captivated the judges. In addition to Jordan’s star power, two GCDC ballet teachers, Ariana Gonzalez and Geoff Gonzalez, are members of City Ballet of San Diego and have both trained and danced professionally all over the world. All GCDC teachers are award-winning and industry-recognized for exceptional choreography, creativity, and teaching. They are motivated, encouraging, and truly love instilling an appreciation and enjoyment of dance in their students.


GCDC is always offering unique opportunities for students throughout the year. Over the summer dancers were involved in camps and technique classes. With the autumn season now in full swing, dancers are welcoming exciting new classes to change at the studio. Starting this year, GCDC will offer ballroom and Farfalla – a stretch and strengthening program for dancers founded by San Diego-based Iryna Yemengulova – classes on Friday evenings. And this winter, GCDC will be producing a Nutcracker ballet recital for all levels. Students will learn the classic holiday story of The Nutcracker and produce a professional-level ensemble show with traditional costumes. Rehearsals will include choreography instruction as well as technical instruction. The performance will be held on Nov. 30 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center and is open to the community.



Name of Business: GC Dance Company
Owner: Gabriella Carter
Years in Position: 2
Year of Establishment: 2017
Address: 161 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: 858-704-4343
Description of Business: GC Dance Company offers students a creative and encouraging environment that nurtures all abilities while emphasizing technique, discipline, and artistic education. GCDC provides private and group classes at both the recreational and competitive levels. Highly trained instructors teach children and young adults beginning to advanced ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical dance.