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Cal Elite Kids

We believe that every child is a champion. We believe in providing excellent training in an environment where the child comes first. We believe that participating in athletics should be challenging and progressive, but never at the expense of fun... or a child’s self worth. We believe that sports should serve as a springboard for lifelong health and fitness, as well as an enduring source of validation and pride. We recognize that each child is unique and that each child learns in his or her own way. We understand that each success, great and small, is important.

Welcome to Cal Elite Kids.

Dance/Musical Theater

Dance is amazing! Did you know...

  • Dance provides a wonderful link between a child’s early play and the more structured requirements of school.Dance enhances a child’s physical, intellectual, aesthetic, and social development.
  • Dance provides opportunities to develop the imagination, and encourages children to co-operate, develop friendships, and appreciate their own abilities as well as their classmates’ abilities;
  • Dance fosters important relationships with sound, music, auditory and physical patterns.

General Introduction and Philosophies

Cal Elite Kids Dance School provides professional dance training to students ages 1 ½ - 18 years. We offer a structured curriculum designed to teach excellent dance technique and form, while promoting strength and flexibility; encouraging commitment; instilling grace; and fostering a life long love and appreciation of dance. It is our firm belief that every dancer must start with strong technical training in the classical dance disciplines. Our emphasis on technique and form begins in our preschool dance program. We take full advantage of all that is wonderful about a preschooler and make sure that our program is sweet, encouraging, and interactive.

Our curriculum is designed as a year-round program. It is our goal to keep your child interested in dance and to ensure that s/he is learning and progressing each week. To meet these goals, we introduce new lessons, music, and teaching concepts on a regular basis. We also incorporate relevant themes, costuming, and props to keep dancers interested and motivated. We proudly host 3 dance recitals/performances each year and encourage all dancers to participate in these extra special dance events!

Show Team

Cal Elite recognizes the importance of training our athletes in not just one discipline, but three or more! Athletes who train and perform in multiple artistic sports become ultra talented, well rounded, highly sought after performers!

The Show Team is designed to identify and prepare our hard working athletes (ages 4 and older) for more advanced and integrated opportunities at Cal Elite.

Depending on age, members of Show Team cross train in 2-4 Cal Elite's programs: Gymnastics, Dance, Tumbling, and Aerial Arts. Contact Artistic & Dance Director Molly Horton for more information at mhorton@elitekidsusa.com

Show Team

Show Team

Class Descriptions

(Parent & Me) Tutsi Toes (1 ½ - 2 ½ years)

30 minutes / $43 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Currently offering one month of FREE classes!

Sometimes it takes two to Boogie! Tutsi Toes provides 30 minutes of baby dance with a parent by their side. Teachers incorporate music and singing. Students gain balance, strength and flexibility through this early dance curriculum and also enjoy cognitive benefits through the memorization of songs, and the auditory and physical patterns of dance. Dancers should be able to come out to the dance floor by themselves before moving up to Twirlybees.

Twirlybees (2 ½ - 4 years)

45 minutes / $51 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Twirlybees enjoy 45 minutes of dance with music and song as the backdrop. Tap challenges their auditory and fine motor skills; and while they soften their steps in Ballet, they develop the early grace and balance essential to dancers. Jazz helps develop the coordination to hop, skip and hip shake which always adds plenty of fun to the class!

Kinderdance (4 – 6 years)

1 hour / $59 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

For the older preschooler/kindergartner, this program provides the important foundation for developing your child into a well-rounded dancer. The curriculum focuses on Tap, Ballet and Jazz. Emphasis is placed on age appropriate proper technique. Students learn in a performance based environment, mastering technique while learning the music and choreography to dance routines. Young dancers love to perform and this class helps them develop performance skills and prepares them for more advanced academy dance classes and team programs.

Ballet (Ages 6 & older) - Interest/Future Class

1 hour / $59 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Class is an hour long and works on the classical technique. Dancers will work on poise, grace, stability at the barre and at center. The class will work on Ballet progressions from basic foot work to jumps and turns.

Tap/Jazz & Ballet (Ages 6 & older)

1 hour / $59 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Class is a combination of Jazz and Tap that gives dancers a strong foundation of dance. Dancers spend 30 minutes on each technique of Tap and Jazz. They learn how to combine basic steps into choreography.

Kinder Hip-Hop (4 – 6 years)

45 minutes / $51 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

This class is designed as an introduction to Hip-Hop for a younger age. Class is filled with Hip-Hop music and choreography that will challenge the students to focus on connecting with the rhythm as well as learning how to control their body in new ways.

Hip-Hop (Ages 6 & older)

1 hour / $59 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

This class provides a fast paced dance atmosphere that includes a fun warm-up, isolations, across the floor, and contemporary Hip-Hop style combinations. Class is filled with Hip-Hop music and choreography that will challenge the students to focus on connecting with the rhythm as well as learning how to control their body in new ways.

Kinder Poms (4 - 6 years)

1 hour / $59 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Poms fuses the arm motions and sharpness of Cheer, with the technique and skills of Jazz. Typically, Poms is executed with Pom Poms to upbeat, energetic music. The focus is put on arm motions, clean execution and visuals, including use of floor space and formations. This is a great technical class to gain experience for school dance teams.

What to Wear

Preschool Dancers: Leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes.
Tap: Leotard, tights, tap shoes (Boys: jazz pants)
Ballet: Leotard, tights, ballet shoes
Jazz: Jazz pants and top, jazz shoes
Hip-Hop: Jazz pants/street dance wear, tennis shoes
Long hair should be pulled back in a ponytail. Clothing and shoes are available for purchase in the Elite Boutique!

Musical Theater

1 hour / $64 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Musical Theater (Ages 3 & older)

Theater class is designed for students who want to explore the world of Broadway and Musical Theater. Classes include creative movement, song, acting, and dance. Students will work to build confidence and skills including group play, projection and coordination.