When Should My Child Begin Dance Classes?
Children’s dance education can begin as early as the age of two, when they have the motor skills to participate in dance class. Each child grows at her own pace. Some children are more physical while others are more verbal. Our Tiny Tot Program begins with Ballet for Posture and Turn-out, Tap for Rhythm & Musical Timing, and Gymnastic Tumbling for flexibility and strength to improve balance and co-ordination. Children are like sponges, eager to learn. However, bad habits can easily form during those first few years of dancing school. A proper formal dance education is most important in the formative years.
What Classes Are Available For Ages 2 - 4?
Ballet, Tap, and Gymnastic Tumbling
Ballet, Tap, Jazz Basics and Gymnastic Tumbling
What Benefits Will My Child Gain From Dance?
Your child is about to begin her dance education. Through proper training they will develop good posture, poise, proper body alignment and grace. Dancing will increase flexibility, improve coordination and introduce an appreciation for the performing arts. Stage experience and our recital photo shoot will help the shy, self-conscious child; and class structure will control the over-aggressive one. Self-expression will be learned through the most beautiful of all the arts.
Why Is Ballet So Important To Dancers?
Ballet is the foundation of all other dance forms. This art of dance was born in the18th Century and has continued to evolve into today’s world-renowned entertainment. Ballet technique is written in French, the traditional language of dance. By learning the correct terminology of each dance movement will be easier to execute. Dancers are only made through hours of practicing technique to perfect control of every part of the mind and body. Congratulations to you, Parents, for giving your child a chance to build a beautiful, strong, healthy body & mind and to enter into the art of dancing.
Why Should I Chose Elite Dance Force?
Because your child deserves the best! Elite Dance Force will enhance your family’s life. We offer every child opportunities to grow, to learn, and to see the world. We realize that not every child has the drive, determination or natural talent to become a professional dancer. However, we believe that every child deserves the chance to try! Elite Dance Force is for the serious or advanced student, however we cater to the preschool beginner and instill a love for dance and lifetime respect for the performing arts. Our facility was a build out and we built it with the dancer in mind. Our floating floors are safe for your dancers bodies. We have t.v. viewing and encourage you to watch your child’s progress once a month. I continue my own studies by attending workshops, seminars and national conventions. I travel to NYC and LA to learn the cutting edge dance styles. We can look at a child and see their natural potential for advancement in the Performing Arts. Our Annual Recital is like no other studio in Coweta County. You have an easy monthly payment plan to follow. Our Recital costumes are priced moderately. Elite Dance Force carries a full line of the dress code. What more could you want? A safe happy environment where you can feel the excitement and energy in the air! Most of all, we VALUE YOUR BUSINESS! So what are you waiting for? Come be a part of the Elite!
How do I choose a studio in my area?
Fact: Dance training is expensive.
Fact: Dance training is a rather large time commitment.
Fact: It is important that you research schools, ask questions and choose one that fits what you are looking for in a school and for your child. This isn't the easiest task in the world to do, especially if you do not know a lot about dance. Perhaps you don't know the questions to ask or certain things to look for. Pictures say a thousand words! Look at the students in the pictures, do they have pointed toes & straight legs, are they smiling, do they look comfortable on stage? A website is the gateway to get the parent in the door! Is it informative, is it organized, can I navigate it easy? These are just a few commonsense tips to find the right studio for your child!
Should My Son Take Dance?
Yes! It is equally important for boys to have the same opportunity to learn rhythm & timing, coordination, classroom etiquette and an appreciation for the performing arts. Dance will increase strength and flexibility, building a strong, healthy body that will help with all future sports programs and professions. Ask us about our scholarship program!
When Will My Child Begin Pointe Training?
Young dancers are always enthusiastic about beginning Pointe too soon. If a child has had good ballet training he/she will begin Pointe work around the age of 12 or 13. If care is not taken, lifelong disabilities can result from starting Pointe before supple bodies are strong enough and muscles are properly developed.
What Is Hip Hop?
Once thought of as today’s current Fad Dance. Hip Hop has proven the test of time. Hip Hop is a style of Jazz Dance incorporating Break Dancing, Popping, Locking, and Urban Funk. Hip Hop is now being taught in most dance studios across the country. It is a great choice for dancers with little formal training or beginning late in life. It’s Funky, Fun and high energy!
Should My Child Take Private Lessons?
Class lessons are best for your child for he/she will learn to work in unison with a group. The competition between class mates is good for the dance student and will make them grow into a more enthusiastic dancer. Good work habits will be formed through the cooperation, teaching your child to live with people in harmony all through life. Private Lessons here at Elite Dance Force are available for those interested. Rates are $35 for 30 minutes and $65 for 1 hour. Privates are most commonly used to learn choreography for selected dancers. They can be used to play catch up when transferring from another studio or missing classes. They can also be scheduled for advancement in a certain subject. Please contact the Elite Dance Force office staff to schedule a appointment.