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 ages, and all levels of ability.
We offer fun and inspiring dance classes for children and adults in a
The Dance Element proudly employs
Our students have the opportunity to study
Cecchetti Method Classical Ballet/Pointe,
as well as Modern and Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Tumbling, Irish Dance, Hoop Dance, and Creative Movement, and choose their favorites from a schedule of fun and challenging recreational & pre-professional level dance technique classes.
The Dance Element provides a supportive classroom setting.
Students grow and gain self confidence while learning to dance, because they understand how important it is to encourage and believe in each other.
Experienced and knowledgeable, professionally trained teachers guide our students with correct terminology and build a foundation of 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 the importance of becoming positive role models for the younger students, and they take pride in helping each other learn and succeed.
The Dance Element proudly features a
offering an ALL BOYS dance class tailored to emphasize techniques practiced and performed by male dancers.
A nurturing atmosphere fosters discipline in our young boy dancers, while building strength and increasing flexibility which can improve athletics and even grades!
When our boy dancers become ready, they are privileged with the unique opportunity to train alongside our young ballerinas, and study partnering techniques that many male dancers don't explore until they reach a college or professional dance environment.
The Dance Element offers a unique
We provide serious dancers with pre-professional training, that keeps a strong focus onclassical ballet & contemporary dance, as well as Performance.
We regularly bring in Master Teachers, and facilitate opportunities for students to attend prestigious national summer intensive dance programs which help to prepare them for dancing at a college level, as well as entering into professional dance careers.
Invited Company Dancers are expected to maintain a high level of technique, while inspiring others by becoming leaders, talented artists, and positive role models.
At The Dance Element, Dance students learn about famous literary works.
Our dancers are given the unique opportunity to perform in amazing original adaptations that share beloved classic stories with the Wilmington NC community.
combines the Art of Dance Performance with Visual Arts, Literary Arts, and Original Music, to create an innovative and unparalleled experience for aspiring artists.
Incredible hand made costumes, offer area dancers the chance to truly become the characters in their favorite stories, and our professional quality performances inspire Wilmington NC audiences with significant artistic work.
At The Dance Element studio, we provide "Happy Dancing" experiences.
We shape dancers of all ages with quality arts education, while building 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
"What a privilege it was for my son to be a part of your production!
Thank you for all you do - it always amazes me!"
2014 Dance Element Parent
"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 I 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
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