About GLAD

Welcome to GLAD

Great Lakes Arts & Dance, GLAD, was founded in 2013 with the goal of providing students from all around the Eastern Upper Peninsula an opportunity to learn and express themselves through dance in a safe, productive, positive, and happy environment. Since those early days, our enrollment and class schedule have grown dramatically, and we now have the largest and most experience dance faculty in the region. Our teachers bring years of knowledge and experience to the studio, and they are committed to making GLAD a place to learn, grow, and enrich your life through the arts. For more information about our faculty, click here.

We offer classes for both the recreational dancer and the serious student. Our students range from 2 1/2 years old to adult. We offer competitive rates, family and multi-class discounts, payment plans, and scholarships.

Through our classes, we strive to build lifelong values, body awareness and good health, self-esteem, poise, confidence, and grace. We provide our students with the tools they need on stage and in life, and the desire to continue their pursuit of technical excellence.

We believe that strong ballet training is the sturdy foundation upon which all dance skills are built and all styles of dance rely. While not required, all students are actively encouraged to study ballet.

Please look around our website and contact us at any time to learn more about GLAD, who we are, what we do, and how you can join us. We welcome studio visits, phone calls, and e-mails. We love to talk about dance and answer questions. We’re looking forward to meeting you.


Great Lakes Arts & Dance Mission Statement

We are passionately committed to providing each individual the opportunity to learn the art of dance in a positive, structured, and inspiring environment.

Our facility

We operate in a fully-equipped dance studio located in the Austin Oak Building at 539 Ashmun Street in Downtown Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. We are in the office daily, or are happy to meet with you at your convenience. To schedule a meeting or learn more, call (906) 440-1312 or send us an e-mail.

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