Our Dance Programs

The Elmira Gymnastics Club offers some of the most successful dance programs in our region.

Our staff of talented and experienced dance instructors will help your children become dance stars ready for their own performance in our annual recital.

The Elmira Dance Company is our new competitive dance team.  Currently our team travels to dance competitions in Syracuse, NY and Myrtle Beach, SC and won awards in both the 2015 and 2016 competitions.

Additional information on our professional dance Instructors.

Preschool Movement
(ages 3-5)

Young children begin to learn different rhythms, movements and motions to music while increasing their strength and flexibility. Coordination is developed through various locomotor activities.

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, pink ballet shoes & black tap shoes 

Pre-Ballet & Tap
(ages 4-6)

This program is designed for children ages 4-6 who have at least one year of dance instruction/experience.

The perfect introduction to classical dance steps and movement, Pre-Ballet exposes students to the basic concepts and principles of ballet technique. Learning the basics of Tap dancing encourages musicality and coordination skills.

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, pink ballet shoes & black tap shoes 

Ballet & Tap
(ages 6-8)

Ballet training is fundamental to all forms of dance. Classical Ballet training begins with basic school figures at the barre, followed by center floor exercises, which develops technique and control. Students tap toes and heels in basic steps and rhythms for Tap combinations, developing musicality, self-discipline and style.

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, pink ballet shoes & black tap shoes.

Intermediate Ballet
(ages 8+)

This program is designed for children over 8 years who have 2 or more years of ballet instruction or experience

Classical ballet is the basis for all dance forms. Teaching great posture and placement through barre and center exercises, the basics of proper technique and expression through beautiful movement quality will be learned.

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, pink ballet shoes.

Tap & Jazz

Tap and jazz will focus on rhythm, with students working on basic steps and combinations at the barre and across the floor.

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, tan tap & tan jazz shoes 

Hip Hop

Fun rhythms and cool moves are introduced as the basics of Hip Hop, an American Jazz dance form, are taught. Strength and coordination are developed through exposure to different total body exercises. Hip Hop is an invigorating, full body workout danced to the latest and coolest music.

Attire: Comfortable, appropriate clothes to dance in - shorts or pants & a t-shirt. Baseball cap/hat encouraged. Clean sneakers or dance shoes – (closed toe, indoor only shoes). No dirty shoes will be allowed in the studio.