ELDS FOCUSES ON THE TECHNICAL TRAINING OF THE STUDENT AND NOT SO MUCH ON THE AWARDS. COMPETITION IS STRICTLY AN EXTRA OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM, TO LEARN AND TO MATURE AS A PERFORMER.
All students are required to take at least 2 Ballet, 1 Jazz and 1 Tap each week with good attendance.
Auditions are before a panel of dance educators not connected to the studio to ensure non-partial selectivity. The audition is held in early August.
Rehearsals are once a week for 1 1/2 - 3 hours. Students are expected to be present at all rehearsals with illness the only reason to miss.
Students learn how to be part of a team.
Age appropriateness is the main goal when selecting music, costumes and choreography.
Students are selected through audition during the month of August.
ELDS students are proud recipients of numerous high scores, titles and choreography awards.