Our Early Childhood Program is specially designed to provide children two and a half through 10 years of age with a strong foundation in dance and movement; space and how we relate to it, both as an individual and as a member of a group; the eight basic locomotor skills; musical rhythm, beat and time; opposites and directions. Integrated with these physical concepts are the intellectual concepts of self-awareness, creative expression, imagination, teamwork, and basic body/health awareness.
Our Pre-Teen Program is specially designed to provide students that are either new to dance or who have limited experience. These classes are divided out by technique and give the student an opportunity to learn at their own pace.
Our Teen Program is specially designed to provide students that are either new to dance or wish to start taking again after several years without taking classes. These classes are divided by technique and give the student an opportunity to learn at their own pace.
Our hip-hop program starts at the age of 5 years. For the 5 to 6 year olds we use a fully structured curriculum. This program teaches the students the beginning moves of hip hop using names for the steps that the young children can relate to. In using these familiar terms it helps the young students remember the steps and sequences much more easily. As the child gets older the speed and difficulty increases.
These classes will focus on combining dance technique with acrobatic elements and tumbling skills. This class will benefit the student in their development of strength, flexibility, agility, balance, coordination, acrobatics and tumbling skills geared towards the dancer. The use of proper technique, execution, good form and safety will be stressed. Individualization allows each student to progress at their own pace and level while maintaining safety at all times.
Our Leveled Technique program offers individual technique classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and lyrical/contemporary/modern, hip hop and acrobatics. Leveled classes start around 8-10 years of age. Ages may vary based on the number of years the student has taken and the ability level. Students need the Director’s approval to take leveled classes. Placement in each level is based on director and teacher evaluations of each student and is subject to change at the discretion of the Director.
This year Elite Feet Dance Studio will be offering classes to children with special needs. The Elite’s Special Feet classes are designed for students of all cognitive, physical and developmental levels. The classes are deliberately designed to reach a wide variety of students.
Our dance company offers a program that is an additional opportunity for our students to perform and compete at local and national dance competitions.