Founded in 1982, Gaston Dance Theatre offers a professional curriculum for ballet, jazz, tap and modern. Classes are offered to children beginning at three years of age and to adults.  GDT serves a cultural need in the community by creating and/or presenting a repertoire of classical and contemporary dance works.  Our studios are housed at Unity Place – home of St. Stephen’s AME Zion Church – across the street from Gastonia City Hall.

DANCE YEAR 2023-24

Dance Year 2023-24 began on September 5th, but there is still room in many classes! Please reach out by phone or email to learn the best options for your dancer.  You can view the class schedule under the CLASSES tab.  To register, click NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION above.


Join us for our spring production of Cinderella which will be held April 19th-20th at the Owens Center at Gaston Christian School. More information is available on our Performances page. Reserved seating tickets will be on sale in March!