The Elite Academy Of Dance is a small school in Dorset
that offers training in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Lyrical and
Acrobatics. Our main branch using the facilities of in
West Moors, Ferndown and our newly opened branch in
Oakdale, Poole offers classes for children from walking through to
young adulthood. We also have classes available for children
with Downs Syndrome approximatley 21.
The Academy opened its doors in March 2003 and
moved premises in 2006 to provide space for the
growing number of students. Due to strong word of
mouth and our recent collaboration with Stanley Green Infant School, in Oakdale, Poole in September 2013 sees us expanding with our new Oakdale branch.
At the Academy each pupil is valued individually and encouraged to achieve their highest potential and although the Academy strives to provide good technique and understanding of dance our aim is to provide pupils with a happy and friendly atmosphere in which to learn to dance. You will find that we provide a young and lively atmosphere and have relatively small classes so each student gets individual class time attention.
As well as dance we hope to encourage self-confidence and discipline, personality and co-ordination and above all we encourage them to have fun! Dance has been proven to be one of the best methods for encouraging correct posture and sound muscle development in children and a highly effective form of muscle toning and fitness training for adults. Our dance classes require concentration and a level of self discipline demanded in modern everyday life in addition to being a means of excellent physical exercise so necessary for the healthy growth of young bodies.
All classes are suitable for those children wishing to attend just one a week or equally those dance mad or especially gifted students who can’t stay away. Although the Academy provides dance for fun and as a hobby professional training is available to the more serious dancer who wants to take a vocational course in readiness for a career in the Arts.
At the beginning of every month the Academy publishes a newsletter which has updated information for parents or students. At the end of every term a pack is issued with all details relevant for the next term.
All our teachers and guest teachers are CRB/DBS checked holding enhanced disclosure and are first aid trained.