Our Dance Programs

The Elmira Gymnastics Club offers some of the most successful dance programs in our region.

Our staff of talented and experienced dance instructors will help your children become dance stars ready for their own performance in our annual recital.

2019 Dance Recital
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 7
Dance Recital: Saturday, June 8
Location: Corning Painted-Post Middle School


Additional information on our professional dance Instructors.

Preschool Movement
(ages 3-5)

Young children begin to learn different rhythms, movements and motions to music while increasing their strength and flexibility. Coordination is developed through various locomotor activities.

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, pink ballet shoes & black tap shoes 


Pre-Ballet & Tap
(ages 4-6*)

*4-5 yr olds with 1+ year of dance ~or~6 year olds
The perfect introduction to classical dance steps and movement, Pre-Ballet exposes students to the basic concepts and principles of ballet technique. Learning the basics of Tap dancing encourages musicality and coordination skills.

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, pink ballet shoes & black tap shoes 

Combo #1
Ballet, Tap & Jazz
(Invitation Only)

Students may select any two or three classes to create their own combination: Ballet, Tap & Jazz.  This class is open by invitation only to students with dance experience. 



Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes & tan jazz shoes.

Intermediate Jazz
(ages 7-10*)

*1+ year of dance required

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, tan jazz shoes.




Ballet, Tap & Jazz
(ages 7-10*)

*2+ years of dance required (or instructor approval)
Ballet training is fundamental to all forms of dance. Classical Ballet training begins with basic school figures at the barre, followed by center floor exercises, which develops technique and control. Students tap toes and heels in basic steps and rhythms for Tap combinations, developing musicality, self-discipline and style.

Attire: Leotard, tights and/or tight fitting pants or dance shorts, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes & black jazz shoes.

Musical Theatre
(ages 8+)

Acting and dancing come together in one form.  Jazz elements are used with a Broadway Musical vibe.  

Attire:  Comfortable, appropriate clothes to dance in - leggings or shorts & a t-shirt.  Shoes vary by year, please see instructors for specific requirements.  






Hip Hop
(ages 8+)

Fun rhythms and cool moves are introduced as the basics of Hip Hop, an American Jazz dance form, are taught. Strength and coordination are developed through exposure to different total body exercises. Hip Hop is an invigorating, full body workout danced to the latest and coolest music.

Attire: Comfortable, appropriate clothes to dance in - shorts or pants & a t-shirt. Baseball cap/hat encouraged. Clean sneakers or dance shoes – (closed toe, indoor only shoes). No dirty shoes will be allowed in the studio.