Our Mission Is To Provide Positive, Healthy And Enriching Dance Experiences To The People Of The South Central PA Region.

Students of all levels, ages and abilities may choose programs of interest according to their dance priority with no regard to their ability to pay. We captivate audiences through performances and dedicated outreach activities to promote a lifelong enjoyment of dance.

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    SCHOOL OFEarly Childhood

    At Greater York Dance, inspiring the young dancer is our joy! Classes are available for children ages 2 and up. Our Early Childhood Classes provide young children with a strong foundation in dance to branch out into any dance, modeling, music or theatre area as their future unfolds.

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    SCHOOL OFCommercial Dance

    Classes are offered in a variety of performing arts subjects with a focus on street and stage performances in the SCHOOL OF COMMERCIAL DANCE. This program is the division for many programs from Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Acro, Breakdancing, and more.

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    SCHOOL OFBallet

    At Greater York Dance, ballet is our expertise and the cornerstone of all programs. Students will receive only the finest training from faculty who have specific knowledge of our syllabus, philosophy and legacy. Ballet classes are offered to anyone who wishes to learn from Beginner to Pre-professional.


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We offer ballet, pointe, modern, hip hop, breakdancing, musical theatre, jazz, tap, conditioning, performance training, and more.  We believe you should Dance Your Life!

Greater York Dance is the Healthy Choice.

With a guided plan for every class, and instructors who LOVE what they do, you will enjoy classes that are only available here.


Dance It Forward Outreach



  • My daughter has grown up here! The directors have created a nurturing, well rounded curriculum emphasizing proper technique and safe training. Their approach encourages personal growth along with expert training. The directors are very well connected to the ballet world and routinely bring in teachers from outside of the area.
    Patrick Potter, Dance Parent, Volunteer
  • Greater York Dance = Outstanding Dance Training! Greater York Dance fosters a love for dance. They provide a well-rounded dance education and provide a variety of dance styles for all ages and levels. They specialize in classical ballet and can take you to the next level of your dance training (professional dance level as well as college level). They provide the highest standard of dance education for everyone. Dance training provides creative thinking, well-organized children, increased time management, increased self-esteem, as well as a community of friendship and a love for dance. This is the place to be if you are looking for top-notch dance training as well as lots of fun!
    Jill Snell, Former Dance Parent, Volunteer
  • Taking dance and participating in the company saved me emotionally, many, many times and is why I direct and choreography musicals at my school. I want to provide my students with the joy and fulfillment that I felt from every practice and performance I was able to have. Dancing has always made me feel alive!!!
    Carolyn Mottern, Former Dancer
  • I took dance class for many years with Shana, and I loved every minute of it! This is why I love music and dance even now, years later.
    Lisa Amspacher, Former Student
  • GYD has taught me the values of life through the discipline and passion of dance. My dance teachers Shana, Lori & Mindy not only taught Ballet an Jazz technique but life skills, and helped me grow as a performer, choreographer and dance educator. Studying at GYD empowers you to dance beyond the physical body, to dance from the heart, and educates you how to move efficiently to achieve the technique. Dance is a gift, and GYD shared that gift with me. I am thankful beyond words to give back, as a dance teacher under their wings. Inspired by the professional teachers that taught me, I dedicated my life to pursuing a dance career. When you study at GYD, you discover you are the architect of your dreams. Together, we can start building your dreams one plie at a time.
    Ak Mullen, Former Student, Faculty
  • “The Greater York Dance organization impressed us with their level of professionalism within their operations, as well as their performances. We were welcomed immediately and everyone involved made the transition into dance a very smooth process. We thank the Greater York Center for Dance Education for assisting our daughter in developing her passion for dance.”
    -The Delgado Family
  • “I would recommend Greater York Dance to Any of my friends that had children interested in dance.  The center offers so many styles of dance at so many levels.  If you have a little princess that wants to twirl in a pretty tutu, an energetic son that wants to hip hop, or a child that wants to get serious with ballet this is the place.  We have been through all stages of dance here and have enjoyed them all!!  I can’t stress the variety that is available.  I have three children and we have been a part of the GYDance family for 12 years now!!  So many opportunities have been available for my children and the center has helped them grow leaps and bounds as dancers as well as confident artistic children!  We are blessed to be a part of this organization!!”
    -Allison Lebouitz
  • Congratulations on three beautiful performances! You all do an amazing job and the professionalism, passion and hard work is apparent. And I have to mention the choreography... such amazing talent. We are very fortunate. I am so pleased that Delaney is gaining this experience and proud that she is part of the GY Dance family. We thoroughly enjoyed this season and look forward to more this summer and fall!
    - Susan Welter


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    Jul 08,2020 - By Lori
    Summer 2020 Enrollment Happening Now

    There’s something from everyone…classes, camps and intensives for serious dancers!  Don’t miss out.  www.gydance.org

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    Jul 08,2020 - By Lori
    Dance It Forward

    Please help us to DANCE IT FORWARD with your donation of time or funds. It is our goal to bring all people to dance, especially children.