At Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre, we teach ballet classes for students of all ages. Our ballet instructors offer toddler ballet classes for youngsters who are new to dance, as well as intermediate and advanced ballet classes for kids. We teach ballet levels one through five at our ballet studio, and we also offer pointe lessons for kids who are ready to take their ballet lessons to the next level. Interested in doing a dance competition? Audition for our Competitive Elite Team to show off your ballet moves, tap dance skills, and more. In our ballet blog, we’ll share some of the benefits of ballet for kids, in addition to tips and tricks for learning the foundational moves of ballet. Sign up for classes at our ballet academy in Rockville Centre!

  1. Tips For Preventing Pointe Pain

    If you’ve ever taken pointe ballet lessons, you are probably all too familiar with the pain that comes with dancing in pointe shoes. Of all the sacrifices ballerinas make, foot pain ranks among the highest, with some dancers suffering injuries as a result of dancing in pointe shoes for hours on en…Read More

  2. 5 Common Myths About Ballet

    Ballet is a traditional dance form that has picked up a lot of misconceptions over the years, especially here in America. All too often, stereotypes prevent kids and teens from signing up for ballet lessons, even if they want nothing more than to try something new and exciting. This is especially tr…Read More

  3. Reasons To Sign Your Toddler Up For Ballet Classes

    People of all ages can benefit from taking dance classes, whether that be ballet, hip hop, lyrical, tap, jazz, or any other type of dance. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, there are many physical and mental benefits of dancing, and it’s great for people of all ages and genders to dance. At…Read More

  4. How Toddler Ballet Classes Help Develop Motor Skills

    Toddlerhood is an exciting time for children and their parents, as they begin to explore their surroundings and develop better coordination. Two-year-olds, in particular, begin learning new physical skills during this stage of life, such as how to run, throw a ball, climb on playground equipment, an…Read More

  5. 7 Foundational Moves of Ballet

    Perhaps the most beautiful form of dance, ballet is known for being difficult and taking years to master. Yet anyone who has seen “The Nutcracker” can attest to the beauty ballet affords. Ballet words are French since they were the first to codify the dance movements centuries ago. There are sev…Read More

  6. What to Consider When Buying the Right Dance Shoes

    As a dancer or the parent of a dancer, you know that the feet are something that need to be treated with care. That being said, what better way to ensure that your feet are taken care of than to buy the best dance shoes possible? When shopping for the right dance shoes, there are a few things that s…Read More

  7. Preventing Common Ballet Injuries

    Blisters, cuts, scrapes, calluses, ingrown toenails, and stress fractures are all potential problems ballet dancers face every time they slip on their ballet slippers. When people think of ballerinas, they are often thought of to be elegant and graceful dancers that have the power to make ballet see…Read More