The Dance Element is dedicated to promoting healthy minds and bodies, fostering an appreciation for the arts, and nurturing lifelong friendships, through quality dance education.
The Dance Element is a dance studio in Wilmington NC, dedicated to providing
a fun and positive atmosphere for children and adults who love to dance.
We specialize in quality dance technique training for all levels of ability.
We offer classes in a variety of dance styles, and proudly employ some of the area's finest professionally trained and formally educated dance instructors.
We offer recreational and pre-professional dance classes in Cecchetti Method Classical Ballet and Pointe, as well as Modern and Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Tumbling, Irish Dance, Hoop Dance, and Creative Movement for dance students of all ages.
The Dance Element provides all of our dance lessons in a supportive classroom setting.
Our students grow and gain self confidence while learning to dance, because they understand how important it is to encourage and believe in each other.
Our experienced and knowledgeable teachers guide students with proper dance technique, while consistently offering classes that keep them challenged, and motivating them to strive for excellence.
We encourage our dancers to become leaders.
At The Dance Element, dancers discover how important it is to be positive role models for the younger students, and they take pride in helping each other learn and succeed.
The Dance Element proudly features a
ALL BOYS dance class designed to emphasize techniques performed by male dancers.
The Dance Element offers a unique
for the serious dancer.
We provide pre-professional dance training, with a strong focus on Classical Ballet. Invited dancers maintain a high level of dance technique, while inspiring others by being positive role models and striving for excellence.
At The Dance Element, Dance students learn about famous literary works.
Dancers are given the unique opportunity to perform in original adaptations that share beloved stories with the Wilmington NC community.
The Element Productions Company combines Visual Art with Literary Arts, Music, and the Art of Dance Performance to create a truly unique experience for Wilmington NC kids.
Professional quality performances, and incredible hand made costumes, offer dancers the chance to become the characters in their favorite stories.
At The Dance Element dance studio, we provide all of our dance students with
"Happy Dancing" experiences and build memories that will impact them for a lifetime!
At The Dance Element, we foster imagination and encourage self discovery.
We believe that learning to dance is an opportunity to experience working together.
We study and revive the "Classics" and our dancers perform selections that can range from Ballanchine, to The Rockettes, and even Michael Jackson.
Ballet students make academic inquiries into the history of the art form, and are given the opportunity to learn and showcase excerpts from famous classical ballets.
We frequently present tributes to celebrated children's authors and explore methods of storytelling through dance performance.
The Dance Element regularly invites professional Guest Artists to teach master classes that expose students to a wide variety of dance disciplines, from all over the world.
"In a dancer there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the small beautiful bones, and their delicate strength."
~ Martha Graham
"What a show!"
-2014 Audience Member
"The Velveteen Rabbit was one of the best things I have ever seen performed in Wilmington.
Very well done!"
- Jana Moore
2014 Audience member
"You guys are truly just amazing! I am still just so awestruck by the beauty created yesterday that I can't stop thinking about it!"
-Jaqueline Norris Woody
2014 Audience Member
"The Dance Element is wonderful! You put on SUCH a grand show, so much talent, so much love, so much joy.
Thank you all! Absolutely brilliant!"
~ 2012 Audience Member
"You have helped me shape my originality and find potential I never even knew I had."
Adult Tap Student
"You taught me the secret to my awesomeness!"
~ Faith Seamon
Element Productions Company Dancer
"It was great! All of it. Thanks for providing such a great opportunity for these kids."
Dance Element Grandparent
"I am so glad I decided to try out dancing at The Dance Element! I've loved all my dances and always look forward to class. Thanks for helping to make this dance semester so special."
Dance Element Student
"We SO enjoyed the show! It was beautiful, touching... amazing.
Congratulations to everyone who worked to bring that lovely piece of art to the stage.
Thank you again!"
- Kelly Chamyan
2014 Audience Member
"What a privilege it was for my son to be a part of this production!
Thank you for all you do - it always amazes me!"
2014 Dance Element Parent