It is Never Too Late to join Dance Classes at Guibord's!

                                     WELCOME TO GUIBORD'S...

                            where children are all #1 on our list and dancers of all ages strive to be their best. 

We are about smiles and friendships, building self-confidence,

and keeping physically fit in a fun way.

News....Congratulations to Guibord's former dance student, Christopher Tierney

who is dancing the lead in "Dirty Dancing".   

We know his talent will continue to inspire us all as his career continues to shine!

      Reaching out to the community! 

           May 2015 we performed at Beekmantown Central School 

June 2016 we performed downtown Plattsburgh & at Beekmantown Central School

                                We want everyone to have access to "dance"

                 We performed for the public and schools with free admission


                           *One of the oldest dance studios in Plattsburgh 

          * Year after year succeeds in having its dance students accepted   

              at prestigious dance programs

          *Debbie Guibord-Stay  

            First & only dance instructor in Plattsburgh to be awarded a BA in dance   

            at a University/4 year program & first to earn Cecchetti               

            Ballet teachers certifications and offer Ballet Exams annually.

           Bringing a little of NYC to the North Country with professionalism & caring 

           Ms. Guibord visits NYC on a regular basis to observe classes & attend  

           live performances.  Fall 2015 Ms. Guibord observed Misty Copeland taking a

           professional ballet class with other ABT company members.

           Her goal is to keep learning in her abililty to instruct dance!!

         *Only studio in Plattsburgh to offer a "Choreography Class" 

           Guiding students in the art of how you choreograph.  Students are given

           exercises each week to develop the skills and understanding of how you

           choreograph.  Educating our students to realize choreography is taught not

           just something you do!


Ms. Guibord is the only dance instructor in Plattsburgh who holds an Associate Diploma which was awarded through the Cecchetti Society of Canada and the Imperial Society of Teachers, London England.  (I.S.T.D.)

She has been a registered member of I.S.T.D. for the past 25 years.   

Questions?   Contact Guibord's at



Located at

15 McKinley Avenue

Plattsburgh, New York 12901


2 Dance Studios   2 Dressing Rooms

Area for children to play/toys provided


Emily Kneussle successfully auditioned for the summer school at the " National Ballet of Canada"   Toronto  Canada

She attended for the month of July & was accepted, without audition, for Summer 2017!

Bravo Emily!

Quote from Emily....

"The National Ballet of Canada was a very welcoming and hospitable environment for training dancers.  The staff and teachers take all the students under their wings and provided them with anything that they need.  All of the teachers and students looked at the program from the same point of view.  If a specific student was doing a particular step or exercise correctly, the teachers would use them as an example.  I was one of those examples in one class.  This shows the other dancers that they have someone to look up to if they have trouble with an exercise or step outside of class.  The National Ballet of Canada's summer course was an enjoyable and great learning experience for my peers and I."


Emily was once again accepted into the

JKO Summer Intensive in NYC

She attended Summer 2015

4,600 students auditioned for the

3 summer sessions.  1,375 attended!


Only dance studio in Plattsburgh to have 3 students accepted at the JKO Summer Ballet Intensive/ABT childrens division  Congratulations to:

Emily Kneussle attended NYC intensive

Lilly Denton & Olivia Kenney


First dance studio in Plattsburgh to have passed

3 young adults in the Cecchetti Teachers Certificate program. One such instructor is Korinne Stay who graduated collage in three years in May 2013 Sum Cum Laude as a dance major and now resides in NYC. Korinne auditioned and completed the "Indepentent Study Program" at the highly respected Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. She trained under Carolyn Adams, Taylor technique and Milton Meyer, Horton technique to name a few.

Guibord's instructors focus on being well rounded...this includes dancing at a high level for themselves, performance experience, auditions for summer programs, attending programs out of our area and for several weeks in the summer.  Starting as "Assistants", then following a rigorous training program before consideration is even given for them to instruct children on their own.  Instructors base knowledge is taught by Ms. Guibord but does not begin and end there... an important element to becoming a teacher is experience in professional settings. This is accomplished by training out of the Plattsburgh area!


Debbie or Ms. Guibord, as my children

fondly call her, has been part of our lives for the past six years. Ms. Guibord is an educator in dance and takes the time to properly train each dancer to meet their individual potential.

It is Ms. Guibord's grace, professionalism, love and care for each one of her studentsthat makes her exceptional at what she does.

I thank you for all you do for our girls.

Mary Sullivan

Ballet Exams

were held on April 8 & 9th at Guibords

Primary thru Grade 8 Performed!

We welcomed examiner Sylvia Palmer Zetler

Grades from Awarded with Merit to Special Merit


Pass to Honors were received!

Guibord's is proud of its training and students!