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Elite Academy of Dance

The Elite Academy Of Dance is a small school based in Ferndown, Dorset that offers training in Ballet, Tap, Modern/Jazz, Lyrical and Acrobatics for children aged 2 upwards. The Academy opened its doors in March 2003 and moved premises in 2006 to provide space for the growing number of students.

 At the Academy, each pupil is valued individually and encouraged to achieve their highest potential and although the Academy strives to provide good technique and understanding of dance our aim is to provide pupils with a happy and friendly atmosphere in which to learn to dance. You will find that

We provide a young and lively atmosphere and have relatively small classes so each student gets individual class time attention. As well as dance we hope to encourage self-confidence and discipline, personality and co-ordination and above all we encourage them to have fun!

Dance has been proven to be one of the best methods for encouraging correct posture and sound muscle development in children and a highly effective form of muscle toning and fitness training for adults. Our dance classes require concentration and a level of self discipline demanded in modern everyday life in addition to being a means of excellent physical exercise so necessary for the healthy growth of young bodies. All classes are suitable for those children wishing to attend just one a week or equally those dance mad or especially gifted students who can’t stay away. Although the Academy provides dance for fun and as a hobby professional training is available to the more serious dancer who wants to take a vocational course in readiness for a career in the Arts.

“OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE A FUN AND LOVING ATMOSPHERE FOR THE STUDENTS TO LEARN

TO DANCE IN. I AM SURE IF YOU ASK ANY STUDENT ALREADY HERE THEY WILL SAY THAT WE ARE ACHIEVING IT”

Subjects studied:

Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Pointe Work and Musical Theatre.

Examinations:

We encourage every student to stretch their individual talent to the absolute limit, which keeps them constantly motivated and keen to progress. Examinations are a major importance in a dancers training as this is when they are rewarded for their effort and talent. When children are ready, we enter them for examinations of the BTDA (British Theatre Dance Association).

Medal Tests:

In addition to the examinations the Academy also holds Medal Test sessions where the students also get to show off their talent, but this time to an audience of parents, friends and family. This gives the students a chance to gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence required for a performance. All awards in the Medal Tests system can be taken as either a solo, duet, trio, group or troupe formation.

Shows:

The Academy show normally takes place once every year and usually each July. This gives the students the opportunity to perform in front of a large audience and in a Theatre environment.

The lower school generally perform one dance for each subject studied and the upper school can perform up to as many as three dances per subject. 

Prices:

15mins £2.15, 30min classes £2.55, 45min classes £3.05, 60 min classes £3.35, Special Needs £3.15-£5.15. We offer the FIRST CLASS FREE in every subject. We offer 25% DISCOUNT for everyone for the first 3 subjects for the remainder of the term they join us (max 13 lessons). We have reduced pricing structures in place for siblings, together with offers for free classes, the more classes studied. We also We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to dance. A normal 25% discount is given to those members of East Dorset Housing Association.

(Should families already be receiving discount of any form this discount is not offered). Copy of rent card will be required annually and applies to the first child only for up to the first 3 subjects. If studying all 5 subjects no discount is available.

Downs Syndrome:

We also hold classes for children with Downs syndrome which are very well received. British Theatre have recently included a Programme of Study especially devised for students with Special Needs to their examinations.

Classes are available to boys and girls from age 3.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Kelly Shults - Principal BTDA teaching certificate

Address

Oakhurst First School,
Shaftesbury Road,
West Moors,
Ferndown.
Dorset.
BH22 0DY

Mobile: 07909 978886

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Website: www.eliteacademyofdance.com