We begin our ballet classes
at the tender age of 3. Our program will advance students
to a pre-professional level. We provide strong classical techniques
stressing proper body alignment, allegro, adage and center
combinations, correct placement and terminology. Ballet is
a total body exercise and the foundation of all dance. It
is impossible to be an advanced jazz dancer and not be an
excellent ballet technician.
Charlee’s Elite School of Dance reaches
a nice balance in our jazz program by offering many different
styles. We focus on Classical Jazz technique and add Funk,
Hip-Hop, Broadway, Urban and the occasional flare of the newest
trends. We choose to focus on the muscle development, flexibility,
athleticism, endurance and control aspect of a jazz technician.
Tap is different rhythms produced by making
sounds with your feet. Tap classes include tap barre, movement
across the floor and center floor combination. Tap terminology
is introduced at a young age. Our advanced dancers continue
working on intricate rhythms and various styles of movement.
Tap is a fun and unique way to work with coordination, timing
and style, as well as rhythm and dance.
Pointe classes are by invitation only.
It is important that the student has a complete understanding
of body alignment, placement and has strong and flexible ankles.
Students enrolling in Pointe are approximately 11 years old
and have taken 5 years or more of Classical Ballet. These
are important elements to prevent injury to the dancer.
At Charlee’s Elite School
of Dance, students who wish to explore competitive dance are
invited to audition each year for the Elite
Edge Competition Team. Elite Edge is involved in approximately
3-4 regional competitions a year and nationals. This gives
students who are highly involved in dance an additional opportunity
to compete and perform within the community.
C*E*S*O*D offers high quality tumbling
instruction. Beginners: starts with various rolls, all forms
of cart wheels, back-bends, bridges, hand-stands & emphasis
on balance & flexibility. Intermediate: skills include
adding front & back limbers, walk-overs, Arabians, flips
and intro to power tumbling. Advanced: this level works on
continuing basics while further developing power tumbling
& aerial work, back hand springs, tucks, punch fronts,