If you're searching for the most qualified, professional dance studio in the Southeast, look no further... welcome to Elite Dance Academy!
We are proud to have completed our 18th season, sharing dance with the community. Building from 1 small studio to 3 studios, 2 lobbies, and a dancewear shop, Elite has made its mark not only within the community but, both regionally and nationally, as a leader in dance education.
We recently returned from Kids Artistic Revue National Finals in Panama City, FL (2018), placing in the Overalls in every category in which we entered. We were also represented at Pulse Nationals in Las Vegas, NV, where one of our own assisted as a dance camp counselor, after being chosen out of hundreds in Atlanta. Our Dazzlin Dolls competition team competed at 4 different Regional dance competitions in 2018, where they were top winners in Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Production, and Contemporary, receiving the highest medals and overall recognition. Our students were invited to the New York All Star Experience, the Hollywood Invitational, and Australia World Invitational.
Our students have been awarded the title of Miss Dance, in their respective age categories, at KAR, as well as the Top Dancer by audition for 5 years running in the Junior category of Celebrity Dance Competitions in Atlanta, GA. Our dancers participate in community performances as well as our own productions for both Christmas and the end of season. We have also served as the featured performers for the Night of Lights hosted by Phenix City Parks & Rec for many years. We are also an Acrobatic Arts Certified Studio.
In 2019, we made finals at National Championships - Showstoppers! Our tap line was awarded in the Top 10 of ALL competing dances of the National Finals.
In 2017, we attended Showstoppers National Championships and Southern Finals in Orlando, FL with many Double Platinum, Platinum, and Gold Awards. In 2017, Elite Dance Academy was named the ADCC Studio of Excellence of all studios participating in Regionals in Birmingham, AL Kids Artistic Revue competition. Our students also earned the titles of Miss Teen Dance (Karlie Poole) and Miss Petite Dance (Kristina Alfred) in 2017. At the end of our 2017 season, Columbus High School graduate, Sydney Koch, was awarded $1,000 Leadership in the Arts Scholarship awarded by Elite Dance Academy for her excellence in leadership, dance, and academics for over 12 years while serving as a Dazzlin' Doll and student teacher for Elite.
In 2015, we were named NATIONAL CHAMPIONS AT KIDS ARTISTIC REVUE BILOXI, MS!!! Among our hundreds of awards, Elite has been recognized by a National Publication as a top studio in the US, a National Title holder, winner of many regional competitions, and local awards such as Reader's Choice Award for Best Dance Studio by Columbus Ledger-Enquirer! Our studio has been featured by a leader in the dancewear and costume industry, who published an article about Elite and distributed nationwide.
Aside from our students, from toddler to adult, we are proud to be home of the Dazzlin Dolls as well as the Central High School Dazzling Devils. In 2020, we became home to the Junior High Pantherettes of Smiths Station.
Elite Dance Academy, Inc. offers a complete program of dance and dance-related classes for ages 2½ through adult. Classes are available for all levels from beginner through professional.
Our mission is to provide dancers with the best, most well rounded dance program with a focus on college and professional dance preparation in a fun-filled, professional environment. Our adult instructors are college-trained and collectively have extensive experience in the dance field. Our instructors have also trained with the best instructors the dance industry has to offer at studios such as Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Big Apple Tap Fest, Dance Teacher Summit, and numerous quality studios, conventions, college dance programs, and continuing education programs for dance professionals. We also have experience in professional auditions, modeling, pageants, voice, cheerleading, dance/drill teams, and wedding choreography.