IS DANCE YOUR CHILD’S FAVORITE SPORT? IF IT IS, THEN EDC IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
Our Competitive Elite Team is the perfect solution for your child. We’re committed to excellence in the studio, and we believe (and know) that dance is indeed a sport!
The definition of a sport is: “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Without question, dance is a sport that meets these criteria. After all, dance requires vast physical exertion and skill, and it is most certainly competitive. The popularity of shows like “Dancing With The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” demonstrates that, for millions of viewers, dance is a sport — it’s a sport as demanding as football, basketball, soccer, and hockey. A sport that demands training, vast amounts of hard work, and dedication.
STILL CURIOUS ABOUT COMPETITION DANCE?
Miss Colleen’s Elite Competitive Team is committed to excellence. At EDC, not only are you training to be the best version of yourself, but you are also training with the best dance instructors and fellow students at our dance academy. What sets EDC’s dance teachers apart from other dance schools in Rockville Centre is their collegiate dance training and industry experience. Our staff has not only been trained with some of the top master trainers in the dance field, but they have also had professional experience in the working world of dance.
Our competitive dance team starts at the mini-age level (age 6) and goes through to the Elite Competitive level (to age 20). It’s never too early to get your child interested in competition dance!
WANT TO BE A PART OF THE ELITE TEAM AT OUR DANCE ACADEMY?
At EDC, we do not ask for your child to audition solely in the physical sense. We ask that they demonstrate much more than that. We test their knowledge of dance vocabulary, and we look to see how quickly they learn the choreography that is being taught to them. But mostly, we look for the patience and passion that is required to become a skilled and excellent dancer like Miss Lauren Laperle-Greco.
Miss Lauren has been a student, a champion, and professional performer/choreographer for over 30 years! She is a dance instructor like no other, and we ask that your child take one of her classes in ballet, jazz, or tap before auditioning for our competition dance team. She will evaluate and place your child in a class that is both level and age-appropriate. It is never our intention to first break a dancer down so we can then begin to build them up. It is always our goal to engage in positive reinforcement and a quality dance education that will heighten their self-esteem to a point that they never could have imagined.
The late great football coach, Vince Lombardi, once said, “Fear makes cowards of us all.” At the EDC dance studio, we are never afraid. On the contrary, we teach our dancers to be bold and brave as they strive to play the sport called dance.
NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMPETITIVE DANCE TEAM?
EDC is thrilled to be able to offer a competitive dance team to our students. As a part of the Elite Team, your child will not just perform in the end-of-year dance recital, but they will also participate in three local dance competitions and a national dance competition in the summer. At these events, our students learn how to perform on a professional level, respect each other as artists, and support one another in their highs and lows of dance. At our Elite Dancentre, every child is a star, and with the proper guidance, your child will be able to build their technical foundation and learn how to soar!