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Dance Builds Grit

As a dance studio owner of 20 years, I have had more than a handful of conversations surrounding success for dancers. The question arises as to whether natural talent or years of experience has more weight in determining overall dance success. I actually don’t think it is either of those things individually. Let me tell you more. A STORY ABOUT

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5 Family Tips for Getting Back On Stage

  Elite Dance Academy is hosting its much loved Holiday Show coming up on Saturday, December 4th after not being able to in 2020 due to COVID restrictions. Here, all of our dancers will get to demonstrate to friends and family what they have been working on so far this season in their classrooms week over week to fun, upbeat

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Education Is Everything at Elite

I started out as a dance teacher first. My love of dance and my passion for helping kids is what really had me wanting to open a dance studio in the first place. I wanted to share my knowledge of dance with others so they could benefit from my hard work and my love of the beautiful art form. But

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Going The Extra Mile

FOR ME, IT WAS NEVER A QUESTION… From the onset of the pandemic and throughout the last 10 months, I have spoken with many peers in the dance industry and other small business owners who have expressed their concern about their ability to continue their businesses. The constant regulation changes, the uncertainty, the costs, the emotions……sometimes it seems overwhelming.  I

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It is Our Job to Lead Our Children

As the leader of a dance studio filled with teachers, role models and hundreds of children, as well as being a mother of two of my own children, I feel it is my responsibility to really grasp and work hard to lead the next generation in a way that helps them. This has never been more relevant than right now,

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Communicate and Connect

The dance studio business is one that requires A LOT of communication. We are always thinking of ways to help you, our families in the best way that we can. That can be a challenge in a normal season but with COVID here and our lobbies closed to parents, it presents an even greater challenge.  10 WAYS Our team often

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Elite is a Safer Studio

Wow! We are so HAPPY to be back in classes with our students! It makes my heart feel so full to know that every day we serve children who are getting the chance to connect with friends and role models in their teachers and other staff at Elite to further their love of dance! These have been interesting months to

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Commitment Leads The Way

Over 18 years ago, I sat in my Grandmother’s house with a purple spiral notebook jotting down every idea I had about creating what is now called Elite Dance Academy. I wrote down all of my dreams and shared them with my Dad for him to help me iron out those dreams down to the smallest detail. As I look

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Communication is Key and Other Lessons From a Coffee Chat

Last month, we hosted a “Meet the Leaders” coffee chat for our families to come and learn a little more about Elite. We wanted to extend our reach to parents directly to really get a pulse on what they need to know and how they are feeling about how we are doing as a business serving them and their children. 

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