elite dance centre (631) 368-0299
more than just great dancing

Class Descriptions
Children's Classes   |   Classes for All Ages    |   Graded Technique Classes   |   Private Lessons

 

ballet classChildren's Classes

Tippy Toes (3 years old by Dec 31st)
A creative movement class for 3 year olds designed to enhance gross motor development, listening skills, musicality, and nurture the creative spirit.

Tutus for Tots (4 years old by Dec. 31st)
Tutus for Tots introduces young dancers to basic ballet through the stories of the great ballets. A different classical ballet theme is developed each quarter.

Tiny Dancers (4 years old by Dec. 31st)
Tiny Tappers introduces young dancers to the fun of tap.

Kidance ( Kidlets) (5-6 years old by Dec. 31st)
Kidlets introduces the young dancer to the steps and grace of ballet.

Kid Tap (Taplets) (5-6 years old by Dec. 31st)
Taplets introduces the young dancer to the rhythms and fun of tap. (Kindergarten)

Beginning & Building Ballet

Introductory ballet technique classes including barre exercises, center, and across the floor. (Ages 7-8)

Beginning & Building Tap
Introductory tap technique classes including warm up, center, and across the floor. (Ages 7-8)

Beginning & Building Jazz
Introductory jazz technique classes including warm up, center, and across the floor. (Ages 7-8)

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Classes for All Ages

Jazz
Jazz is a stylistic, energetic form of dance. Its roots come from ballet and modern dance technique. Dancers develop flexibility and muscle strength. Jazz incorporates ballet technique and helps to develop a strong jazz foundation. Jazz classes include a technical warm up and stretch, jumps and turns across the floor and a combination that is a musical theatre style or a contemporary style.

Tap
Tap shoes with a thick metal on the bottom are used to make unique sounds. Tap requires a great deal of coordination and can be a challenging style of dance. Students learn tap terminology and apply rhythm and timing into a tap routine. All levels will emphasize clarity of rhythm and sound and the development of style through the use of the whole body.

limber dancerBallet
Our professional ballet program is a Russian style of ballet. Our faculty concentrates on the Royal Academy technique. Ballet class begins with barre work. Dancers go onto center floor work, adagio, allegro, progressions and character dance (depending on the level). Dancers develop grace and poise. Terminology and proper technical execution are the primary goals for proper ballet training. Ballet is the foundation to all forms of dance and is recommended for all serious dancers.

Jazz/Hip Hop
This program allows students to take the two most popular forms of dance in one class. The jazz/hip hop class teaches fundamental jazz steps and combines the elements of hip hop moves and contemporary music. We have found that the combination of jazz and hip hop is ideal for younger ages. Students learn the necessary elements of jazz which are crucial to the success in hip hop, but also get to learn hip hop moves which require the coordination and balance learned from jazz.

Hip Hop
Join in for the latest dance moves and catch the dance fever in this high-energy class. Time is spent on strength and conditioning and more in-depth combinations to various hip-hop styles. Previous experience recommended but not necessary.

Bring On The Boyz Hip Hop
This class is a boys only class that teaches rhythm, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography with no suggestive music/movements. This is an upbeat class and great for kids who like to move.

Break Dance
Traditional free style moves combined with acrobatic floor work and hip-hop dance. Break dance includes elements of pop and lock, hip hop and floor work.

Kickline/ Pro Dance Team
Encompasses a number of dance styles including pom, pom, lyrical, jazz, high-kicks and hip-hop. Dancers learn tricks, turns, and tight formations required for kickline teams. The dancers will use pom poms, and wear brightly colored uniforms for a high energy effect. It may look fresh and funky, but these styles actually have their roots in ballet and other traditional forms of dance. This class is perfect for dancers preparing to try out for a school team or a professional dance team. This class is taught by an instructor currently on a professional dance team.

Lyrical/Contemporary
Lyrical dance is a beautiful blend of ballet and jazz dance where students create a story or express the mood of the music and lyrics. Contemporary is a form of dance that involves modern dance elements and classical ballet elements. *Dancers must take ballet. Strong technical foundation is required.

Musical Theatre
Sing, dance and act to Broadway's favorite shows. Our musical theatre program teaches stage dance and includes a voice component. Basic jazz technique is combined with stage direction, acting and singing. The musical theatre classes are open to students ages 6-adult. The class combinations are Broadway musicals with jazz dance and singing.

Technique/Jump & Turns
This class was created for dancers that want to define their technique, turns, jumps and tricks. Dancers work on stretching and strengthening exercises. Turning and jumping progressions are done across the floor.

Acrobatics/Gymnastics
Our fun, action-filled classes concentrate on strength, flexibility, balance and tumbling techniques. Your child will use professional equipment to work on their acro and tumbling skills including cartwheels, forward rolls, walkovers, handsprings, aerials, and more!

123 Dance with Me
Our programs blend the physical skills of creative movement, gymnastics, fitness and dance with educational concepts. The blending of these disciplines ensures that each child has an optimal learning experience.

Mommy & Me programs stress the development of physical and language skills, imagination and socialization while building self-confidence and positive self- esteem. Children learn creative movement, dance and gymnastic skills while also learning colors, numbers, shapes, words, and songs. Most importantly, our programs encourage children to love learning by associating it with something that comes naturally- movement, music, gymnastics and dance.

All Mommy & Me programs are taught by qualified instructors who specialize in teaching creative movement, gymnastics and dance to young children. Our emphasis on Early Childhood Development makes our teachers unique and special.

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Graded Technique Classes


Graded Ballet Curriculum
concentrates on the Royal Academy technique. Ballet class begins with barre work. Dancers go onto center floor work, adagio, allegro, progressions and character dance (depending on the level). Dancers develop grace and poise. Terminology and proper technical execution are the primary goals for proper ballet training. Ballet is the foundation to all forms of dance and is recommended for all serious dancers.

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Ballet 1
Ballet 2
Ballet 3
Ballet 4
Ballet 5
Ballet 6


Graded Tap Curriculum
Tap shoes with a thick metal on the bottom are used to make unique sounds. Tap requires a great deal of coordination and can be a challenging style of dance. Students learn tap terminology and apply rhythm and timing into a tap routine. All levels will emphasize clarity of rhythm and sound and the development of style through the use of the whole body.

Click class to download/print curriculum
Tap 1
Tap 2
Tap 3
Tap 4
Tap 5
Tap 6


Graded Jazz Curriculum
Jazz is a stylistic, energetic form of dance. Its roots come from ballet and modern dance technique. Dancers develop flexibility and muscle strength. Jazz incorporates ballet technique and helps to develop a strong jazz foundation. Jazz classes include a technical warm up and stretch, jumps and turns across the floor and a combination that is a musical theatre style or a contemporary style.

Click class to download/print curriculum
Jazz 1
Jazz 2
Jazz 3
Jazz 4
Jazz 5
Jazz 6

 

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Private lessons - Book your private lesson with the instructor of your choice. You choose the day and time. Call the studio for details at (631) 368-0299.

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