Matt. 12:40

We’re more than a school;

we’re family!

Est. 1986

Grace Community School

Golden Gate: 239-455-4520 

Naples Park: 239-566-7167

Bonita Springs: 239-948-7878

Fort Myers: 239-334-3325

Lehigh Acres: 239-368-3820

N. Fort Myers: 239-997-3727

Miramar St. (Cape Coral): 239-549-7411

Skyline (Cape Coral): 239-458-1644

Port Charlotte: 941-625-7011

Learn About Our Exciting Programs!

Click on any of the links below to learn more.

What are Dance Classes all about?

Grace Community School is pleased to offer dance classes!!! 

Your child will learn the fundamental principles and techniques of Ballet & Jazz, as well as basic motor movements and social skills!

Dancing will help your child condition and stretch their muscles, preparing and reshaping their bodies for the next level!

* Dance participation and availability may vary. Be sure to ask for more information in the front office of your Grace Community location.

Who is the Dance Instructor?

How much does dance class cost?

The GCS professional dance instructor is Ms. Vanessa Hierl.

"Vanessa Hierl is one of the most accomplished performers and dance teachers in Southern Tier New York. As a dancer, she has performed at numerous local venues including museums, malls, and the Broome County Arena. Miss Vanessa is a highly praised dancer with particular expertise in the genres of acrobatics and contortion. She began an impressive career of success when she won a local Talent Show in 2006. She then went on to win “Binghamton’s Got Talent 2007.” At the 2009 New York State Fair in Syracuse, Vanessa won first prize out of 250 contestants in the talent competition. 

In the dance competition world, Vanessa has won some of the most impressive awards and titles possible including being named Overall Winner of the Solo Division at Tersichore Dance Celebration in 2009. At the United States Tournament of Dance, she was named Miss Acrobat 16 and up in 2009 and, in 2010, she held onto the same title and was additionally crowned Queen of Dance. At Sophisticated Productions Dance Competition, Vanessa, in both 2009 and 2010, received the title Teen Miss Sophisticated at both the regional and national competitions. In 2011 at Starpower’s National dance competition, Vanessa’s jazz solo earned her an award as one of the overall top 20 soloists for ages 16 and up. Many of her students have followed in her footsteps and won numerous titles. 

As a teacher and choreographer, Miss Vanessa is equally as accomplished. She won the $250 Prize for choreographing the highest scoring large group at Terpsichore Dance Celebration in 2009 and the $500 prize as best choreographer at the Sophisticated Productions National Competition. In 2010, also at Sophisticated’s Nationals, she choreographed and taught three separate Overall Winning Routines including for Solos 6 and under, Solos 7-8, and Solos 9-10, as well as for Duo/Trios 9-10. At the Nexstar Competition in 2011, she choreographed the Overall Winning routine for Soloists ages 8 and under and she choreographed the Overall Winning routine for Large Group ages 12 and under, which was impressive enough for the group to be invited to attend the National competition free of charge. In June 2011, Vanessa was given a special judge’s award for Outstanding Choreography at the United States Tournament of Dance. Finishing her last year as a choreographer in New York, Vanessa proudly accepted the Overall Choreography award at Sophisticated Productions Dance Competition. 

In June 2012, one of Vanessa’s students received the title “Miss Acrobat of New York.” Vanessa also choreographed a contortion piece which won Overall highest scoring solo of the entire competition. Both awards were presented from the United States Tournament of Dance. Miss Vanessa says, “Having taught dance for many years, I look forward to working with the dancers to impart to them encouragement and positive instruction. Dance is my passion.” 

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Dance Instruction is available for $10.00 per week.

What ages are able to participate?

Dance Classes are available to children ages 3 years and up.

Grace Community School of Golden Gate

5524 19th Ct. SW

Naples, FL 34116


Class 1 – 12:00pm-12:30pm

Class 2 – 12:30pm-1:00pm

Dance Class days and times by location:

Grace Community School of Naples Park

871 100th Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34108


Class 1 – 11:45pm-12:15pm

Class 2 – 12:15pm-12:45pm

Grace Community School of Bonita Springs

8971 Brighton Lane

Bonita Springs, FL 34135


Class 1 – 9:15am-9:45am

Class 2 – 9:45-10:15am

Grace Community School of Fort Myers

1688 Medical Lane

Fort Myers, FL 33907


Class 1 – 9:15am-9:45am

Class 2 – 9:45am-10:15am

Grace Community School of N. Fort Myers

4735 Orange Grove Blvd.

N. Fort Myers, FL 33903


Class 1 – 10:00am-10:30am

Grace Community School of Cape Coral

871 Miramar St.

Cape Coral, FL 33904


Class 1 – 10:45-11:15am

Grace Community School of Skyline

2932 Skyline Blvd.

Cape Coral, FL 33914


Class 1 – 9:30am-10:00am

Grace Community School of Lehigh Acres

3732 Lee Blvd.

Lehigh Acres, FL 33971


Class 1 – 2:00pm-2:30pm

Class 2 – 2:30pm-3:00pm

Grace Community School of Port Charlotte

4334 Laura St.

Port Charlotte, FL 33980


Class 1 – 11:45am-12:15pm