The Dance Element is a dance studio in Wilmington NC dedicated to promoting healthy minds and bodies, fostering an appreciation for the arts, and nurturing lifelong friendships, through quality dance education and HAPPY DANCING experiences.
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The Dance Element dance studio in Wilmington NC provides dance instruction in a fun and positive atmosphere for children and adults who LOVE to dance.
We specialize in quality dance technique training for children and adults in a variety of classical and contemporary dance styles.
The Dance Element offers a of ballet and dance classes for dancers of all ages and abilities.
Our dance students have the opportunity to study 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 with dance instructors.
The Dance Element produces two annual showcases, and offers multiple opportunities for beginners through advanced level dance students to showcase the art of dance performance each season.
Our spectacular staged productions delight audience members in the Wilmington NC community and surrounding areas.
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. Our positive atmosphere fosters camaraderie, not competition, and our dancers build lifelong friendships while learning to dance.
Experienced and knowledgeable, professionally trained dance teachers guide dance 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 in the art of dance.
We encourage our dancers to become leaders.
At The Dance Element, dancers discover the importance of becoming positive role models for younger students, and they take pride in helping one another learn and succeed.
The Dance Element regularly invites professional Guest Artists to teach master classes exposing dance students of all ages to a wide variety of world dance disciplines.
The Dance Element features a
A nurturing atmosphere fosters discipline in our male dance students, improving focus and concentration.
Boys build strength, sharpen coordination, and increase flexibility - while also building self confidence!
When our boy dancers become ready, they are privileged with the unique opportunity to train alongside our young ballet students, and study dance partnering techniques that many male dancers don't explore until they reach a college level or professional dance environment.
The Dance Element offers a unique
is a non-profit affiliate of The Dance Element. Our mission is to combine the art of dance performance with visual arts, literary arts, and music, creating an innovative and unparalleled training experience for aspiring artists.
We provide serious dancers with pre-professional dance training that keeps a strong focus on classical ballet and contemporary dance, as well as performance and artistry.
We regularly bring in Master Teachers, and facilitate opportunities for our students to attend prestigious summer intensive programs which help to prepare them for entering into professional dance careers.
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.
Incredible hand made costumes and sets, offer dancers a chance to truly become the characters in their favorite stories, and our spectacular performances are significant artistic works that inspire Wilmington NC audiences.
The Dance Element frequently presents tributes to celebrated children's authors.
Our dance students have the opportunity to explore methods of communication and storytelling through performance art.
Dance Element students study and revive classic works of dance choreography.
Our dancers perform a repertory of selections that ranges from Balanchine, to The Rockettes, and 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.
At The Dance Element, we foster imagination and encourage self discovery.
We believe that learning to dance is an opportunity to experience working together.
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.
"What an amazing recital!
It was awesome in so many ways. The dancers were great! The costumes were unbelievable. The backdrops.....I could go on and on. I thoroughly enjoyed myself."
-Sharon Parker Johnson
2015 Audience member
"What a great show it was! On the drive home, Willa referred to it as the best night of her life! Wow!"
- Don Bushman
Dance Element Parent
"Hailey truly loves you and loves her dance class! She came a long way from day one to dance recital night... Thank you for your patience and understanding.
You are truly amazing at what you do. We are so proud to be part of the dance element family!
I brag to everyone I meet, even strangers in the store after dance class!
Thank you for being so wonderful."
– Patty Foley
Dance Element Parent
"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."
Dance Element Parent
"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 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
"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