Young at Art Adult Class! This Saturday, Aug. 20, 10:30-11:30a

                                                                                        Swirl Sunset, Josh Grabowski, 2010

                                                                                        Swirl Sunset, Josh Grabowski, 2010

 

Elite's new Young at Art is offering a Saturday class for adults, too! Can't commit to every week? Take a class when you can! Class this Saturday is scheduled  from 10:30-11:30a. No prior experience required! Join us this week, as we focus on Oil Pastels! The cost is $20/trial class - includes 1-hour class, printed instructions, materials, and artwork! Call ahead or just show up on Saturday! Check-in at the front desk. We'll be waiting for you in the Art Room!

 

Young at Art, Adult Class This Saturday

Elite's new Young at Art is offering a Saturday class for adults, too! Can't commit to every week? Take a class when you can! Classes now available on select Saturdays from 10:30-11:30a. Join us this week, as we focus on Oil Pastels! The cost is $20/trial class - includes 1-hour class, printed instructions, materials, and artwork! Call ahead or just show up on Saturday! Check-in at the front desk. We'll be waiting for you in the Art Room!

Young at Art Saturday Schedule

Sat., Aug 20

Oil Pastels

Sat., Aug 27

Oil Pastels II

Sat., Sept 10

Singular Acrylic Painting

Sat., Sept 24

Lino Printing and Acrylics

More classes are on the way! Stay tuned for further details!

Sat., August 13, 2016 Talented Tots Open House! FREE Craft and Snack

Calling all 3-5 Year-Olds! Come join as we kick off the school year with our first ever Talented Tots Open House! Each child will be able participate in Music and Story Time and then journey to our make and take  FREE craft! Come meet the owner, Mrs. Cheri Urie and the Talented Tots teacher, Mrs. Heather O'Dell, learn about our great program and stay and play. We are offering two times for your family's convenience.

9:00-10:00: Music and Story Time, Free Craft, Stay and Play

11:00-12:00: Music and Story Time, Free Craft, Stay and Play

Register Now!

Now Registering for Private Piano and Voice Lessons!

We are so excited to announce that Elite Dance & Fitness is now Elite Dance, Fitness & Music! We now offer private lessons in piano and voice.  Classes are $110 per month for (4) 30 minute private lessons per month.  We have openings for piano on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and for voice, we have openings on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.  Mrs. Heather O’Dell is our voice coach and Mr. Riley is our piano instructor.  Feel free to check out their BIO's!

We are going to Disneyworld!

Every other year, we take a group of our dancers to perform at Disney World in the Holiday Spectacular parade and this is our year to go again! Dancers ages 10 & up are eligible to participate in the parade down Main Street U.S.A. and will get to perform in a production dance at the Theatre of the Stars Stage, home of the Beauty and the Beast Stage Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Those ages 7 – 9 are invited to perform in the production dance at the Theatre of the Stars at Hollywood Studios.

I would like to extend this invitation to all of my dancers, not just the competition team members but to every dancer who is of age and who has at least 2 years dance experience to audition for this amazing opportunity!  If you are interested in dancing with us at Disney December 1 – 4, 2016, email me at danceatelite@yahoo.com or call 615-776-4202.

Beauty and the Beast Workshop

We are so excited to announce that Elite Dance will have a cast member from the National Broadway Tour of BEAUTY & THE BEAST coming to teach a Musical Theatre Workshop on June 1st from 9:00 – 11:00 for ages 7 and up in conjunction with our Broadway Vocal Performance workshop June 1 – 3rd!  Mrs. Heather O’Dell will be teaching the Vocal Performance portion of the workshop and Miss Hannah Kohn, actress, dancer and singer from the cast of BEAUTY & THE BEAST will teach the 2 hour Musical Theatre workshop at Elite Dance on June 1st.  We also have secured a special group rate of $22.50 for seats in the loge section and $33.50 for seats in the grand tier at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for the June 1st, 7:30 PM show where afterwards, dancers who attending the workshop will get to go to the backstage door to see Miss Kohn and maybe even some of the other cast members for autographs and pictures!

You must reserve your tickets to the show through Elite Dance by emailing Mrs. Cheri Urie at danceatelite@yahoo.com NO LATER THAN APRIL 10th!

New Yoga Program Coming to Elite

We are so excited to welcome Tonya Cardente and her “Om Sweet Om” Yoga program to Elite Dance starting April 22! Below, you can read all about Ms. Cardente, her philosophy, mission and credentials. 

Tonya Cardente is RYT-500.  She has been actively practicing yoga since 2009 after many years of an on again and off again love affair with the mat. Her teaching style focuses on classical modalities of yoga showcasing the spiritual dimension of yoga, the physical discipline of asana, and pranayama practices. She is holds certifications in yoga life coaching, pastoral counseling, yoga therapy, yin yoga, advanced hands on assisting, and yoga education.

Tonya is a passionate yogini for the integration of mind, body, and spirit. She believes that the connection is the heart of practice and offers her students a personal experience towards discovering and exploring both stability and power.  Grateful for the deposits by many gifted and seasoned  teachers along the path of her yogic journey, Tonya remains inspired by Mary Paffard, Angela Farmer, Ganga White, Phillip Urso, and Shiva Rae. The path of a Sevador remains heavy on her heart. Reaching out to serve and uplift all of humanity is her personal expression of devotion to the Creator. This is paramount in both her life and practice.

“I am a passionate torch bearer”. There is nothing “little” about the light that shines deep within each one of us! It’s all about big love and bright light. My heart for teaching is that you find your flow aglow. Burn bright, shine far, penetrate the dark! Om Sweet Om. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”

Phantom of the Opera Workshop

We are so excited to have Broadway Connections instructor and cast member with the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Christopher Howard teach a master class at Elite Dance on March 13! After the 2 hour class, our dancers and parents will go to see him perform in the matinee show at TPAC and will get to go backstage for pictures with he and other members of the Phantom cast! Pictures to come soon..
 

Best of Parenting 2015

Thank you to all who voted for Elite Dance & Fitness in the Parent Magazine’s Best Of Poll making us the #1 Dance Studio in Williamson County again for 2015! It is our 3rd year winning the top studio status and we could not be more humbled and thrilled to serve our hometown of Nolensville and the surrounding areas for our 10th Season!

Congratulations Elite Competition Teams! Rising Star National Champions!!

You guys rocked at your very first National Competition!  We took home 6 Overall National Titles, 17 first place wins for our individual categories and age groups, 16 of our dances placed in the Top 5 Overall for their divisions and 5 of our dances placed in the Top 10 Overall for their divisions!  And did I mention we had a lot of fun bonding and sharing some really great times together as a team?? Thank you to my top notch teaching staff, Tony Speight, Nadine Harrer, Heather Dabbs, Lisa Hays,  Jessica Matney & Madolyn Garrett for your wonderful choreography and for pouring your heart and souls into your students.  A very special thank you to all of my supportive and wonderful team parents for another great season!  Thank you to all of my team dancers who put all the hard work in their classes and left it all out on the stage this year! It has been amazing to watch this team grow and bloom this season.

1st Place Overall Jr Duet – Hannah & Amelia Fleming

1st Place Overall Petite Small Group – for our Petite Hip Hop dance

1st Place Overall Jr Large Group  – for our Jr/Sr Tap dance

1st Place Overall Jr Super Group – for our Production Hip Hop dance

1st Place Overall Petite Large Group – for our Mini Hip Hop dance

1st Place Overall Teen Duet – Kimberly Bonauito & Ryan Hernandez

Congratulations Elite Dancers on your Disney Performances!

Our Disney Dancers had a great time as they traveled to Disney World in Orlando, Florida on November 30 for the taping of the Disney Christmas Day Parade! Fifteen Elite Dancers performed in three different dances that will be aired on ABC TV Christmas morning on the Disney Christmas Day parade.  The older dancers learned actual choreography from the Broadway hit musical, NEWSIE’S and rehearsed with the choreographer from the show as well as some cast members.  Our younger dancers will be featured in the BRAVE section of the parade dancing right behind Merida.  Also, we had 2 of our dancers, Miss Jazmyn Jenkins and Miss Kaitlyn Cobat chosen out of 300 other dancers to be featured as one of 20 dancers for the special maypole section of the Brave dance.  We are so proud of all our dancers as they did a great job representing Elite!

Brave Dancers!

Brave Dancers!

Maypole Dancers Rehearsing

Maypole Dancers Rehearsing

Jingle Bells Dancers waiting to perform,

Jingle Bells Dancers waiting to perform,

Jingle Bells Dancers!

Jingle Bells Dancers!

Elite dancers in the afternoon parade at Disney dancing to Jingle Bells.

Elite dancers in the afternoon parade at Disney dancing to Jingle Bells.

Newsies waiting for the bus to rehearsal

Newsies waiting for the bus to rehearsal

“NEWSIE” dancers on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom waiting before filming at 5:00 AM.

“NEWSIE” dancers on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom waiting before filming at 5:00 AM.

“Brave” dancers goofing off!

“Brave” dancers goofing off!

JAZMYN AND KAITLYN – Our two special dancers chosen to be one of the 20 featured “Maypole” dancers. Way to go girls!

JAZMYN AND KAITLYN – Our two special dancers chosen to be one of the 20 featured “Maypole” dancers. Way to go girls!