Ballet Elite is an intensive Ballet Program created by the Elite Dance and Performing Arts Center. This is a program that allows our dancers to take their dancing and technique to the next level and give them support for any form of dance they want to enter into. Ballet has always been a really strong base of the building blocks for creating a strong dancer that can move into any technique with a supported skeleton.

Mission

Our goal at Ballet Elite is to provide a unique experience for dancers who are willing to commit to the program. Whether you are new to dance, new to ballet, interested in fine-tuning your technique for other movement forms, or want to train at a pre-professional level for a career in dance we are here to offer you the tools, technique, and experience to bring you closer to your goals.

Faculty

Our Elite Ballet instructors are versed and educated in all styles of classical Ballet.

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Heidi Predergast

Director, Ballet Elite
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Alison Stroming

Instructor
Training & Credentials with:
* School of American Ballet
* American Ballet Theater
* Dance Theatre of Harlem
* Alberta Ballet
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Leslie Toff

Instructor
Training & Credentials with:
* Joffrey Ballet
* Alvin Alley's School
* Broadway Dance Center
* Gus Giordano Chicago
* Mobile Ballet
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Gigi Hartman

Instructor
* BA from Point Park University
* Cecchetti Council of America
* Dance Masters of America
   Teachers Training Program
* Dance Masters of America
   Board of Directors
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Pavel Wine

Instructor
Boys/Mens Program, Ballet Elite

Requirements

In order to be part of Ballet Elite the dancer needs to be enrolled in 3 hours of ballet training weekly as well as another movement form such as contemporary, lyrical, or jazz. It is important for the dancer to also understand spinal work and be able to support the technique with fluid movement skills.

Testing

The dancers class levels will be determined by our end of year testing. If you are new you can schedule an assessment with the ballet director or recommended ballet instructor.

We will also hold mid year reviews each year as well.

Our test is based on the ballet curriculum created by the Elite Dance Center. It is centered within Vaganova, RAD (Royal Ballet Method), and ABT (American Ballet Theater) Syllabus’.

Performances

All Ballet Elite students will participate in our annual Nutcracker along with rest of the Elite Dance Center.

There will also be an annual spring or summer ballet performance as well. We will announce what ballet we will be producing at the start of the year.

We will hold auditions for principal roles.

Dress Code

All Ballet Elite dancers must be in pink tights and a black leotard. Ballet skirts are allowed but no shorts.

Ballet sweaters and warm-ups are allowed.

Hair must but in a bun coiled tightly with pins. Students not in dress code or with messy buns will be asked to leave the classroom.

Pink ballet shoes.

Boys/Men: Black tights or leggings and a white shirt will be required for class.

Black ballet shoes.

For our full studio dress code please click here

Tuition and Pricing

Our pricing is the same as our other EDC Classes. Please click here for pricing.

Please also see our Studio Policies for all other information.

Boys and Mens Program

We are now giving fall scholarships for all male students who wish to participate in this program. Please call us for more information.