The Dance Element is a recreational
dance studio in Wilmington NC,
dedicated to providing quality
dance technique instruction
in a fun and positive atmosphere.
We promote healthy minds and bodies through dance education,
while fostering an appreciation for the arts, and nurturing lifelong friendships.
We specialize in beginner to pre-professional level dance training, offering classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Acrobatics, Modern, Tap, Jazz,
Hip Hop, Irish Dance, Lyrical,
and Hoop Dance, for all ages.
We feature a Boys Dance program as well as a Home School Dance Class,
and "Drop-In" Adult Dance Classes.
We welcome dancers of all ages and abilities.
There is still time to enroll in classes!
The Dance Element provides 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 technique, while consistently offering classes that keep them challenged, and motivating them to strive for excellence.
We offer our students opportunities for leadership.
Dance Element dancers discover how important it is to become positive role models, and they take pride in helping each other succeed.
The Dance Element proudly features a with an
ALL BOYS dance class designed to emphasize techniques practiced and 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.
Dance students learn about famous literary works, and are given the unique chance to perform in original adaptations that share beloved stories with the Wilmington NC community.
Our professional quality performances, and incredible hand made costumes, offer dancers the chance to truly become the characters in their favorite stories.
At The Dance Element, we foster imagination and encourage self discovery.
We believe that learning to dance is an opportunity to experience working together.
Our curriculum includes the study and revival of "Classics" and our dancers perform selections that range from The Rockettes to Michael Jackson.
Ballet students are encouraged to make academic inquiries into the history of the art form, and 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, exposing 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
"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
Dance Element Company Dancer
"It was great! All of it. Thanks for providing such a great opportunity for these kids."
Dance Element Grandparent
The Dance Element dance studio is located in Wilmington, NC, just off Market St./HWY 17, one mile from the intersection with Military Cutoff Rd. in the Ogden Business Park, adjacent to Ogden Park.
We are directly beside the Ice House skating rink, and behind the
Beach House Bar & Grill on Market St.
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