About Gift of Dance


The Gift of Dance was founded in 2012 by Cristina Duncan. The dance program is completely mobile so we are able to all 250 students at their schools. Classes take place at preschools, elementary schools, and amenity centers within St. Johns County.

Our program is offered 2 times per school year, fall or spring. Each session ends with a full scale recital. This gives our dancers an opportunity to experience classes and performing. We have loved watching their confidence grow every time they present their choreography on stage! 

For our youngest dancers, classes are focused on building a strong foundation in ballet as it is key for all other forms of dance. For our older students, we offer a combo class that explores the basics of ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Each class is filled with fun age appropriate choreography. The classes in each session are progressive towards a performance in which we showcase to friends and family the skills and technique we have learned!

Dancing with the Stars

Meet the Team


Cristina Duncan

I have been teaching dance in the World Golf Village area for the last 6 years. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to instill a love for dance in many children. I am actively involved in the local community and was a participant in the local fundraiser Dancing Stars of St. Johns County. This fundraiser directly benefited the St. Augustine School of the Performing Arts. I also volunteer with St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) to provide weekly hip hop lessons to the youth housed there. I absolutely love working with children and introducing them to the wonderful world of dance! Nothing gives me greater joy than to see one of my student's confidence grow as they progress through our dance sessions!

Timara Verdell


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