WELCOME TO A SAFE AND 

POSITIVE DANCE ENVIRONMENT!

Specializing in: 

* dance & movement for Tots through 7 years old

* body mechanics and injury prevention for older dancers

WHAT DOES "DANSE ÉLAN" MEAN?

"Danse Élan" is a name made from two french words, the first word "Danse" being the french word for "dance." The second, "Élan," has many definitions depending upon the context of its use. It can mean enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness, a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause), or distinctive and stylish elegance. In the context of the educational experience offered by Danse Élan and results produced, all of the above definitions apply. Danse Élan provides a dynamic, distinctive experience for everyone.

 

 

WHY CHOOSE DANSE ÉLAN DANCE ACADEMY?

IN-HOUSE WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES

We come to you!

We organize and teach workshops and master classes in your studio or a location convenient for you and your students. You can schedule master classes from the owner, Jamie Roumayah, or you can schedule one or two day workshops with Jamie and fellow artists. Danse Élan organizes workshops according to the needs of each individual studio, considering student ages, levels, genres, and budget limitations.

TEACHER TRAINING

Helping teachers to be educators!

It has been said that a teacher can give a class or a teacher can teach a class. Danse Élan's teacher training classes help teachers teach. Creative ideas are shared regarding lesson plans, age appropriate choreography, how to relate to your students, preparing dancers for life after the studio years, balancing fun with discipline in the classroom, recital success, communicating with parents, how to make a well-rounded dancer, how to improve your student retention rate, how to make yourself valuable to your studio, and much more.

STUDIO OWNER CONSULTATIONS

With the goal of helping your studio grow and be a success!

Jamie Roumayah, owner of Danse Élan, and her husband Christopher are in a unique position to provide valuable information to studio owners who would like to improve the quality and fluidity of the operations of their studio. Jamie has been a successful studio owner, employer, employee, director, independent contractor, choreographer, mother, student, business owner, etc which makes her point of view multi-dimensional and unique. Christopher is a business professional educated in accounting and finance with experience in helping individuals and business owners to improve and organize their finances, write business plans, and to become successful entrepreneurs. As a team, they can assist studio owners in both business and artistic matters.

IN-HOUSE WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES

We come to you!

We organize and teach workshops and master classes in your studio or a location convenient for you and your students. You can schedule master classes from the owner, Jamie Roumayah, or you can schedule one or two day workshops with Jamie and fellow artists. Danse Élan organizes workshops according to the needs of each individual studio, considering student ages, levels, genres, and budget limitations.

TEACHER TRAINING

Helping teachers to be educators!

It has been said that a teacher can give a class or a teacher can teach a class. Danse Élan's teacher training classes help teachers teach. Creative ideas are shared regarding lesson plans, age appropriate choreography, how to relate to your students, preparing dancers for life after the studio years, balancing fun with discipline in the classroom, recital success, communicating with parents, how to make a well-rounded dancer, how to improve your student retention rate, how to make yourself valuable to your studio, and much more.

STUDIO OWNER CONSULTATIONS

With the goal of helping your studio grow and be a success!

IN-HOUSE WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES

We come to you!

We organize and teach workshops and master classes in your studio or a location convenient for you and your students. You can schedule master classes from the owner, Jamie Roumayah, or you can schedule one or two day workshops with Jamie and fellow artists. Danse Élan organizes workshops according to the needs of each individual studio, considering student ages, levels, genres, and budget limitations.

TEACHER TRAINING

Helping teachers to be educators!

It has been said that a teacher can give a class or a teacher can teach a class. Danse Élan's teacher training classes help teachers teach. Creative ideas are shared regarding lesson plans, age appropriate choreography, how to relate to your students, preparing dancers for life after the studio years, balancing fun with discipline in the classroom, recital success, communicating with parents, how to make a well-rounded dancer, how to improve your student retention rate, how to make yourself valuable to your studio, and much more.

STUDIO OWNER CONSULTATIONS

With the goal of helping your studio grow and be a success!

IN-HOUSE WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES

We come to you!

We organize and teach workshops and master classes in your studio or a location convenient for you and your students. You can schedule master classes from the owner, Jamie Roumayah, or you can schedule one or two day workshops with Jamie and fellow artists. Danse Élan organizes workshops according to the needs of each individual studio, considering student ages, levels, genres, and budget limitations.

Helping teachers to be educators!

STUDIO OWNER CONSULTATIONS

With the goal of helping your studio grow and be a success!

The Dance Education Program!

We offer a comprehensive dance program.

We offer many genres of dance technique classes, developing those that we train into well-rounded dancers.  Classes include Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Prepointe, Pointe, Modern, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, and Tumbling. 

Classes are available for ages 2 months through adult. 

Emphasis is put upon the education a dancer receives, the technique they are taught, and the process in which they learn thus non-competitive dancers are given the same training and opportunities that competitive dancers are provided.

Danse Élan is the resident studio for Danse Élan's Contemporary Youth Company (DECYC), specializing in charity performances that benefit local charities for women and children. While having the option to compete, competition is not our main focus.

 

The facility and environment!

We provide a safe, clean, and warm environment.

Our studio has two dance rooms with appropriate flooring for all genres of dance.  We have a nice size lobby for parents and siblings and restroom facilities, including a dedicated boys/men's facility for our male dancers.  At Danse Élan Dance Academy we believe the parent should always be able to observe what is being taught in each class by means of our viewing windows.  We also schedule a Parent Visiting Week when parents are invited to sit in the classroom and observe their child and the teacher.  

The environment created at Danse Élan Dance Academy is one of warmth, friendliness, and caring.  We want our dancers to feel that this is a safe, nurturing second "home."  Our staff sets the example as we are cohesive, collaborative, and friendly.  Choreography and costumes are kid-friendly and parent approved.  

Our dancers security is of utmost importance to us in this unpredictable world thus we have window films on our windows that prevent our dancers from being seen from passersby.

The Staff!

We help teachers to be educators!

It has been said that a teacher can give a class or a teacher can teach a class. Danse Élan has a teacher training program in which emphasis is put on pedagogy. Creative ideas are shared regarding lesson plans, age appropriate choreography, how to relate to your students, preparing dancers for life after the studio years, balancing fun with discipline in the classroom, recital success, communicating with parents, how to make a well-rounded dancer, how to improve your student retention rate, how to make yourself valuable to your studio, and much more.  

Every teaching staff member is either certified or working toward their certification through Dance Masters of America and will only be teaching in genres in which they have been certified.  This attests to the quality of dance education provided.  All teaching staff members are required to take continued education in order to stay in touch with the latest developments and styles in our ever changing world.  

"Jamie Roumayah is one of the most sought after dance educators working today. I was privileged to have her as a master guest teacher and later as a full faculty member at our school in Charleston, West Virginia from 2002 until 2016. She turned around a ballet program, started an apprenticeship program, and single-handedly formed a unique tots and preschool program.

Ms. Roumayah is one of those rare artists who can do it all. She is gifted at teaching all levels proficiently, she inspires her dancers, parents trust and listen to her, and she is a major team player allowing everyone who works with her to not only feel comfortable but to also feel inspired and work at their highest possible level. She sets the bar high for herself and all of those fortunate enough to work with her.

In addition to her skills as a master teacher, Ms. Roumayah is a very talented manager and choreographer. Her organizational skills are most impressive and as a choreographer she is incredibly creative, producing amazing pieces and concerts that captivate and educate audiences.

All in all, Jamie Roumayah is an exceptional artist in every sense of the word. I was privileged to have worked with her for 14 years."

January Wolfe - Studio Owner - Charleston, WV

CONTACT US

Serving Denver, Stanley, Iron Station, Mountain Island, Mount Holly, Lincolnton and Surrounding Areas in North Carolina

980-247-0475

Serving Denver, Stanley, Iron Station, Mountain Island,

Mt Holly, Lincolnton, and Surrounding Areas

in North Carolina

©2020 by Danse Élan