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We make a conscious effort to educate our dancers in every class. Not only terminology for each genre, but also dance history in a fun way for every age group. It is important that our dancers know the history and background of dance and the innovators that have helped our art grow. Excel is very proud to hire talented staff full of diversity in the dance world who can educate and grow our dancers. We also ensure our staff stays up with the ever-growing industry by taking continuing education courses, classes at conventions, and curriculum movement through CLI Studios. Excel offers many programs that can help your dancer gain everything from self-confidence as a tiny dancer to college admission in dance programs and employment in the dance world!
Education: Mia Michaels
Mia Michales is a world renowned choreographer. She has appeared as a judge and choreograoher on So You Think You Can Dance, has worked with and choreographed for artists including, Celine Dion, Tom Cruise, Ricky Martin, Price and many more! She is now teaching a master class called Mia Michaels Live (MML) where dancers are taught to dance how their body feels, not to conform to the “normal” industry standard.
Dedication: Poppin' Pirouettes
The month of November we are starting a fun challenge for our dancers! We are calling it, Popping Pirouettes! Dancers will be working hard on their pirouette turns in class. Once able to demonstrate a clean, well executed single, double, triple etc. pirouette they will win a fun POPCORN prize!! Check out the Popping Pirouettes wall! Dancers will add a piece of popcorn for everything pirouette they execute! This will take place November 15th – December 18th!
Culture: Samuel's Blankets
We are so excited to be working with Samuel as he is collecting new or gently used blankets for our homeless community. This is his 7th year taking collections and has given over 12,000 blankets to our homeless. There is a large box in the front lobby if you would like to donate. Thank you for helping us remind our students the joy of giving and serving.