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

Registration for Dance Year 2023-24 begins on August 1st! Please reach out by phone or email for the best options for your dancer.  You can view the class schedule under the CLASSES tab.  To register, click NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION above. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 5th.


Join us for the Autumn Gala on the evening of Saturday, October 21st at the Haid Theater at Belmont Abbey College. More information is on the Performances page. Tickets are on sale NOW!