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Elite offers classes ranging from basic to pre-professional programs in conditioning, ballet, pre-pointe, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, theatre/acting, leaps and turns and acro.

 
 
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Ballet

  • Ballet is the foundation of dance and is recommended to supplement any other style of dance taken by students. Ballet skills and vocabulary will be referenced in every other dance class a student takes.

  • Body Alignment for balancing & turning, fundamental ballet vocabulary & exercises, proper transfer of weight in leaping and jumping, creating proper body lines, and respect for the structure of class are the focus at all levels.

Attire

  • Black leotard

  • Body Wrappers® tights (theatrical pink) or Capezio® tights (ballet pink)

  • Pink Capezio® Hanami canvas ballet shoes

 

 
 
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Lyrical

  • In this class students use elements of both ballet and jazz to tell a story. The style is very expressive and the emotion conveyed by the dancer through their facial expressions and style of movement are just as important as the technical elements.

  • Though not required, it is HIGHLY suggested that dancers in Lyrical also take a ballet class to build their technical vocabulary. This allows them to focus on the performance and quality of movement portion of the Lyrical style during class time.

Attire

  • Black leotard

  • Body Wrappers® tights (theatrical pink) or Capezio® tights (ballet pink)

  • Pink Capezio® Hanami canvas ballet shoes

 

 
 
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Musical Theatre

  • Musical Theatre is a great addition to a dancer’s “tool box.” This fun class focuses on choreography paired to music from Broadway shows, movie themes, and world-renowned musicals.

  • Dancers become comfortable with playing a character and telling a story with their movement.

  • Though not required, it is HIGHLY suggested that dancers taking musical theatre also take a ballet and/or jazz class to build their technical vocabulary. This allows them to focus on the performance and choreography portion of musical theatre during class time.

Attire

  • Black leotard

  • Body Wrappers® tights (theatrical pink) or Capezio tights (ballet pink)

  • Pink Capezio® tan jazz mesh shoes

 

 
 
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Jazz

  • These classes focus on learning proper dance technique including isolations of the body, kicks, turns, and jumps.

  • Performance style is an emphasis and dancers practice executing movements in patterns and in various rhythms.

  • Though not required, it is HIGHLY suggested that dancers taking jazz also take a ballet class to build their technical vocabulary. This allows them to focus on the jazz styles and choreography portion of class time.

Attire

  • Pink Elite Dance shirt, pink or black t-shirt

  • Black bootie shorts or black leggings

  • Capezio® tan jazz mesh shoe

 

 
 
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Jazz Funk

  • These classes are based around using jazz, hip hop and various street styles of dance to create high-energy combinations.

  • Dancers are encouraged to bring their individual personalities to the choreography to express the fun and confident nature of funk and fusion.

Attire

  • Pink Elite Dance shirt, pink or black t-shirt

  • Black bootie shorts or black leggings

  • Capezio® tan jazz mesh shoe

 

 
 

Combination Class (Ages 10+)

  • Each week the dancers will be challenged to learn mini-routines in various genres, allowing them to express their emotions through different movements of dance.

  • This class is meant for students who have had at least 2-3 years of dance instruction.

  • Special Note: There is a possibility this could be a recital piece. This decision is left to the Instructor and Director’s discretion.

Attire

  • Pink Elite Dance, Pink or Black T-shirt

  • Black bootie shorts or black leggings

  • No shoes

 

 
 

Acro-Dance (Ages 4+)

  • This program is designed to promote excellence in flexibility, strength, balance, limbering, acrobatics, basic contortion and partner/group stunting for dancers.

  • Teachers in Elite’s Acro-dance program are trained and certified through Acrobatic Arts in techniques for spotting skills & group skills, as well as exercises & drills to increase strength, flexibility and endurance.

  • Acro-dance is a great supplement to other dance disciplines!

Attire

  • Pink Elite Dance, Pink or Black T-shirt

  • Black bootie shorts or black leggings

  • No shoes

 

 
 
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Boy’s Hip Hop

  • Boys learn the most current hip hop dance moves along with their friends, taught to R&B and Hip Hop music.

  • Special Note: This routine will most likely be in both Recital Shows.

Attire

  • Black shirt

  • Black or white basketball shorts

  • No shoes

 

 
 
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Pre-Pointe (Ages 6-12 *Instructor consent required)

Genre: Ballet Technique

  • Students preparing to go “En Pointe” in the future start in this class to develop ankle strength and master ballet fundamentals necessary to move to pointe.

  • This class may be taken for multiple years and promotion from this class to pointe will be at the instructors discretion.

  • Special Note: No recital piece.

Attire

  • Black leotard

  • Body Wrappers® tights (theatrical pink) or Capezio® tights (ballet pink)

  • Pink Capezio® Hanami canvas ballet shoes

 

 
 
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Pointe (Beginner through advanced)

  • Ballet class is for students who have been promoted from Pre-pointe techniques and have a minimum of 5+ years of classical ballet training.

  • Special Note:  Recreational dancers wishing to enroll in Pointe require an additional weekly Ballet Technique class.

Attire

  • Black leotard

  • Body Wrappers® tights (theatrical pink) or Capezio® tights (ballet pink)

  • Pink Capezio® Hanami canvas ballet shoes

  • Pointe shoes (a personal fitting is required)

 

 
 
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Tap

  • Tap focuses on musicality, counting and body placement while creating rhythms to compliment the music they are dancing to.

  • Dancers are exposed to music and tap dance styles ranging from Broadway to funk while learning various steps and putting them together into combinations.

  • Though not required, it is HIGHLY suggested that dancers taking tap also take a ballet class to build their technical vocabulary and understanding of body & weight placement. This allows them to focus on the tap styles and choreography portion of class time.

Attire

  • Pink Elite Dance, pink or black t-shirt

  • Black bootie shorts or black leggings

  • Capezio® black lace up tap shoes