Ballet provides the foundation that will compliment dancers in all other styles.
These dynamic classes teach hip hop technique & choreography.
Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance.
Modern dance is a non-codified style of dance that allows for a wide range of expression.
Focus is on coordination and rhythm introduced in creative and imaginative ways.
This class will include a fusion of ballet, modern, jazz, and improvisational techniques.
"Students receive more than dance instruction. Samara has created an amazing environment for students to grow in so many ways. If you are looking for a dance studio, this is it!"
At Dance ELITE our goal is to give "every child star status." What does that mean? It means several things to us. We work to foster a love of dance in all of our students. Our instructors work to build solid dance technique in all of our students, while emphasizing flexibility, strength, endurance and stage presence. We also educate our dance students so they'll know the background and history of the dance they are studying. We want to develop well-rounded, able dancers who feel confident and excited about their ability to perform on any stage.
In addition to developing skillful, well-rounded dancers, we want to help all of our dancers build self-esteem and self-confidence. We strive to build a positive self image in all of our dance students. We want our dance students to see themselves as amazing dancers and also as amazing people. We are a family at Dance ELITE Performance Academy. When new students enroll and begin classes, they become part of our family. Students, parents and staff encourage one another. We offer a positive dance environment, created to help young dancers reach their goals to achieve their dreams.
Health and Fitness
Dancers learn how to feed their bodies to so they can reach their full potential in the dance studio. Children and teens undergo so many changes to their bodies that often times it’s hard to understand how to deal those changes. As dancers learn the best ways to stretch sore muscles, select foods and hydrate they're able to make their bodies work more effectively at practices. These are great habits and they become wonderful tools throughout their lives.
Good dance teachers try to limit the amount of competition between dancers and replace that energy with time to encourage students to help each other. When dance students try to master a skill, their dance friends understand the struggle. When their friends are jumping out of their skin excited because they finally got a difficult skill down, their dance friends are there to celebrate. They understand the “challenge” that was overcome. Being active in dance classes or on a competitive team helps kids and teens build respectful and meaningful friendships. Dancers spend a lot of time together – they experience fun times and many tough times too.
Adolescents face many problems today - from self-image issue to boy troubles to the pressures of not knowing what their futures will be in twenty years. They can forget all of that stress while dancing and focus on building self-confidence, self-esteem, fitness and poise. Dancing gives children and teens the opportunity to build their skills and work toward fulfilling their goals in a fun environment.
Discipline and Responsibility
Dancers learn that they must be responsible and disciplined. If they aren’t prepared with the correct attire, hair or shoes for ballet, they'll be asked to leave class. If they're in a group number and they don’t remember their part of a for a performance or a competition, they won’t get to perform or compete. Dancers learn early on that they have responsibilities and obligations that must always be met.
Dance helps kids perform better in school
Discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, and learning a healthy way to communicate with peers in the dance studio combined with the stimulation of the brain and body, is nothing but a win-win situation. Our brains thrive on physical exertion and the mental movement of information to our brains. Our cognitive system helps us make intelligent choices like rapid decision-making. And that rings true for trying any new extracurricular activity.
The discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence that dancers develop in the studio helps dramatically when tackling schoolwork. The physical and emotional engagement that students feel in dance becomes a foundation for personal growth that lasts a lifetime.
Benefits kids with Special Needs
When children are engaged with the world around them, they are more prepared to interact with it, learn from it, and contribute to it. Dance is a vehicle that stimulates this engagement.
Kids with autism, socio-emotional or physical difficulties can use dance to improve their symptoms, their conditions and give them the opportunity to freely express themselves. There are many health benefits gained from basic recreational forms of dance regardless of age.
Safety from the Streets
Dance provides a safe place for kids and teens to meet outside of school. Dancers are in the studio at night instead of getting into trouble. Being in the dance studio gives dancers refuge from all of the dangers they'd face if they were out on the streets of any city or town.
These amazing young Dance Divas are working on their Dance FUNdamentals! Before long they'll be performing on stage. At Dance ELITE Performance Academy, we perform throughout the year. We try to be as active as possible, performing in the community, not just at recitals. By providing our students with many real world performances, they become more comfortable on stage, making those experiences more memorable and enjoyable.