Now Enrolling for Our 2021-2022 Dance Season!

We look forward to making dance class the highlight of your week!

If you would like help choosing the perfect class for your dancer, call us at 818-704-1490 or contact us by email, we would be glad to help.

We welcome dancers of all ages and experience at The Elite Dance and Performing Arts Center.

Dance with me

Dance With Me

*This is for both child and care-giver

This class is the perfect introduction to music and movement. It is designed for the newly walking toddler or a child under 3 who is not quite to separate from their caregiver.

Pre-School Classes

Ages 18 months thru 6 years.

Available in Ballet/Tap, Ballet/Jazz, Ballet/Hip-Hop, Ballet/Tumble

Our classes are 45 minutes to 1 hour, which consists of 25-35 minutes of ballet, and the remainder of the class in tap, hip-hop, jazz or tumbling. The classes infuse proper dance etiquette and group interaction to keep students engaged and interested. All classes are progressive in age and level and are the beginning blocks of our 5 level curriculums.

This program was designed with serious thought and care to the curriculum. We introduce children to dance and music in an encouraging, fun, yet disciplined environment. Whether your child is shy or outgoing we can assure they will love our classes. Our instructors are specially trained to work with small children, and they are caring, sensitive, energetic and dependable.

We determine placement for each student with our annual review.

* Must be assessed for proper placement and level. *Non recital Class

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Acro

Acrobatics

Petite Acro: ages 6-7 Levels 1-5: ages 7+

We are a certified Acrobatic Arts studio.  We have based our five-level acrobatic program off of the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum.  Our program is safe and effective for all ages and levels.  Acrobatics focuses on flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering, and tumbling. Each class consists of a warm-up, strengthening, balancing, flexibility, and gaining new skills.  From cartwheels to back handsprings, we can take every dancer to the next level. Acrobatics is a great skill for all dancers!

We determine placement for each student with our annual review.

* Must be assessed for proper placement and level. *Non recital Class

Aerial Arts

Ages: 8+

Aerial Silks is a beautiful, creative, and challenging art form made popular by Cirque Du Soleil. It builds unparalleled core and upper body strength, coordination, and confidence. Students learn to climb, wrap, twist, contort and drop in a variety of positions from suspended silks. Anyone with determination and a great work ethic can progress quickly.  Aerial classes use several apparatus including silks, hoops, and the chandelier.

*Classes are leveled based on skills attained.

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Ballet

Ballet

Pre-Ballet: ages 6-7 /Levels 1-Pre-Pro ages 8+/ Teen Ballet: 12+

As the foundation for dance technique ballet is an artform that combines grace and pose with precision and athleticism.  Our ballet classes are based on a 7-level curriculum starting from pre-ballet to pre-professional and taught with the classical ballet method.  All classes engage in an in-depth barre warm up, which promotes strength, balance, and form. The class also includes center work, turns, leap, jumps, adagios, allegros, and variation.  Our ballet classes are progressive and educational yet fun and positive for ballet students of all ages.

Class placement is based on annual exam.  New students can try level 1 or set up a private assessment to determine class level. 

Pointe

Pointe work is the next step for every aspiring ballet dancer. Designed for the more advanced dancer, pointe work will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes.  Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across the floor combinations.

All students must be in ballet 3 or higher to be considered for pointe. Students will be tested to determine level.

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Ballroom

Ballroom

Ages 8 + Levels 1-3

Be a part of the craze! Our ballroom classes are high energy-fusion stye classes. Dancers explore the cha-cha, samba, rumba, jive, and salsa. They will learn the ballroom technique behind all these styles. There is no need for a partner in these classes, dancers learn footwork and combos individually. Our dancer’s love these high energy ballroom classes!

Contemporary

Ages 8+ Levels 1-5

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines the elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet.  This collection of methods developed from modern and post-modern dance, strive to connect the mind and the body for every dancer. With a heavy base of improvisation, students will explore a yoga warm-up, improvisational exercises, and phrases set to music. This is a feel-good class!

*Recommended taking Ballet or Jazz for technique, as contemporary is the extension of other genres of dance.

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Improvisation

Ages 8+ Int/Adv Must be enrolled in contemporary

In this class students will use a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than coping a particular movement, each student actively explores these instructions, discovering how they can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Influenced in the Gaga technique this class offers a creative framework for students to connect their bodies and imaginations, increasing physical awareness in a welcoming atmosphere connecting mind, body + spirit.

Hip Hop

Mini Hip-Hop: ages 6-8 /Levels 1-5: ages 8+ /Teen Hip-Hop: 12+

Hip-hop dance is a high-energy high impact style of dance. Our hip-hop classes use primarily urban music and stay with the latest dance trends. This is an energetic and fast-paced dance class. This class helps students develop rhythm, musicality, coordination, and precision.

Our classes are run with high-energy instructors that are motivational and challenging. Each class begins with a warm-up, teaches new skills, and ends with a high-energy dance combination. Hip-Hop classes help develop strength, agility, and focus while having fun.

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Injury Prevention

*Invitational Company Class

Safety and injury prevention is our main goal here at the Elite Dance Center. This class is designed to help the dancer understand how to properly use the muscles in their legs and feet to help improve mobility and strength which will increase the longevity of the dancer’s career.

Jazz

Petite: ages 6-7/ Levels 1-Pre-professional ages 8+ /Teen Acro: 12+

Our jazz program is based on a 7-level program from pre-jazz through pre-professional. Our jazz classes are high energy classes that focus on technique and musicality. These one-hour classes work through a detailed warm-up, across the floor techniques, and combos. Dancers will learn skills in leaps, turns, and jumps.

Class placement is based on annual exam.  New students can try level 1 or set up a private assessment to determine class level. 

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Leaps and Turns

Level 1-5: ages 7+

Leaps and Turns is a jazz-based technique class based on a 7 level curriculum. This class focuses on strict technique to help the dancer achieve their fullest potential. This class includes a warm-up focused on strength, conditioning, and flexibility. The rest of the class is focused on learning new turns, leaps, and jumps!

Class placement is based on annual exam.  New students can try level 1 or set up a private assessment to determine class level.

Legs and Feet

Open Level: ages 7+

This class works from the hips to the foot to specifically focus on the bottom half of the dancer’s body. By increasing flexibility in the hips and lengthening behind the knees the dancer will be able to break through barriers they are having and reach those goals!

This class incorporates Therabands, tennis balls, foot stretchers, ankle weights, and blocks to make the process fun and effective!

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Lyrical

Lyrical

Mini Lyrical: ages 6-8  Levels 1-3: ages 9+

Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends jazz and ballet techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that inspires expression if strong emotions that the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song. Music used for Lyrical dance is usually emotionally charged and expressive and gives dancers a chance to express a range of strong emotions through their dancing.

Our lyrical classes include a warm-up, some across the floor techniques, and a combination. Our classes are leveled off by age within our four-level curriculum. The classes range from beginning to advanced levels.

Pilates

Open Level: ages 8+

Pilates supports the dance aesthetic by strengthening and toning muscles while also elongating and slimming them. The focus on the deep, intrinsic muscles of the body help to pull muscle into the bone, creating a slimmer frame but providing the strength and endurance a dancer needs each muscle to have. Pilates also increases and builds technique, as it focuses on graceful and fluid movements that are the basis for many dance genres. As a dancer continuously commits himself or herself to the method, he or she will grow muscle memory and strength so that the technique and precision of his or her art is increased

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Stretch and Con

Stretch and Conditioning

Open Level: ages 7+

This class is a combination of deep stretching and body conditioning. The class is heavy in cardio to increase endurance for the dancer. The class includes several arms, abdominal, and leg exercises to strengthen the entire body. Strong muscles are vital for protecting the body and of course improving dance skills! Healthy muscles are important to let you more freely and keep your body strong.

Tap

Petite Tap: ages 5-6/ Levels 1-6: ages 7+Teen Tap: 12+

Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap Dance classes explore the two traditions of Broadway, rhythm tap, and hoofing. Classes all begin with warm-up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm, followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality, concluding with tap combinations and improvisation exercises. The goal is to develop tap dancers who are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.

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