Dance classes in Louisville, KY - Elite Academy of Dance & Performing Arts  

About the Studio

We believe quality dance training should be taught in a positive learning environment where creativity, dedication and self-esteem develop while emphasizing strong technical skills in an enjoyable structured atmosphere. The study of dance helps enable the student to develop proper body alignment, posture, grace, rhythm, coordination, motor skills, strength, flexibility and stamina.

Dance can be used to enlighten, motivate and inspire while providing a creative outlet for both the physical and emotional spirit of children. We are dedicated to the needs of each individual student, and strive to ensure that they have the best possible dance experience while building confidence, self-esteem, character, respect for self and others, and encouraging talent through a wonderful dance experience.

Dance is a demanding and complex skill requiring patience and determination from both student and teacher. While striving for proper and strong technique, emphasis is placed on creativity, self-expression and music appreciation. We teach children to follow their dreams, believe in themselves, and work to their full potential and that through hard work and determination they can reach their goals.

We are dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and guiding each student to help nurture in each child a joy and passion for dance and the performing arts.

Frequently Asked Questions


We strive to create a positive relationship with each dance family by communicating, releasing newsletters and distributing updates. Please keep us informed of what we are doing right and what we can improve on! Instructive criticism and suggestions are always welcome. Let us know what we can do to make your dance experience better.


Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide each student with the best possible dance experience that will allow them to excel and reach their greatest potential. We believe this can be achieved by providing a balance between fun, hard work and excellence and that the most important ingredient for teaching is building self-esteem and self-confidence through praise, encouragement and discipline.

By providing the finest dance instruction in an atmosphere of nurturing, encouragement, innovation, professionalism, mutual respect and fun, we believe our students will excel and reach their fullest potential.


Elite Academy of Dance is continually looking for qualified substitute teachers, part-time, and full-time instructors with training in the following genres of dance; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pom, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Voice, Drama and Musical Theatre.

Candidates should be technically trained, offer a unique class experience, serve as role-models, and possess excellent time management skills. Candidates are expected to be well versed in their area of expertise.
All applicants are required to send a letter describing the styles, age ranges and levels you can masterfully teach. Compensation will be based upon professional and teaching experience.

Please send your letter, resume and references to;

Elite Academy of Dance & Performing Arts, LLC
Attention: Teaching Position
1701 UPS Drive Iceland Sports Complex 2nd Floor
Louisville, Ky. 40223
(502) 425-6700

Or e-mail your information to:

Quick Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I pay?
1) You can log into the customer portal anytime and make a payment on your own.  The link is on the homepage.
2) You may make payments at the front desk with cash, check or credit card. 

  • Tuition payments are due the first Sunday of the first week of class of each 4 week session if you are paying by session  regardless of absence.
  • Semester payments are due before the 1st week of classes in the Fall (August 21) and Spring (January 1).
  • Please arrange the payment to be at the studio on time to avoid late charges.
  • Remember, no statements will be sent out. It is your responsibility to know when tuition is due.
  • A $15 late fee will be automatically charged if payments are not received within the first week of each session (month) if paying by session (monthly).
  • A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
  • Students will not be allowed in class if payments are delinquent.
  • Please write the student's name in the memo section of your check or on your signed credit card receipt. 

Who do I call or email with questions regarding my account or class fees?
Mrs. Ellen at 502-425-6700 or e-mail at  

How can I register for classes?
There are three ways to register for classes. 

  1. Online - Go to our Class Schedule page. Find the class you want to register for and click "Register" on the left hand side.  This will take you to our third party vendor, JackRabbit, where you can enter in your information and pay online.
  2. In Studio - Drop off your completed Registration Form and Waiver of Liability Form with payment to our studio during class time or Open Registration.

What should students wear?
Proper dancewear is required. For specific information on attire for each type and level of class, please visit our “View our Dress Code here” link.

Where do I buy shoes?
Shoes may be purchased at our Studio, on-line at Discount Dance Supply, at Kinney Dance Wear and Payless Shoe Source also carries some options.

*Please make sure dance shoes are worn indoors only to ensure proper care of our dance floors and to keep your shoes in good condition. Please label shoes with names or initials as mix ups and shoes left at the studio are common. 

How do I know what is going on at the studio?
Current events and information are posted on the Elite Academy of Dance Facebook page and on our Website. In addition, please check the information center at the front desk for newsletters. Copies of our Studio Newsletter “Dance Notes” is placed in the Information Center, handed out during classes and e-mailed out to our Dance Families. To ensure you are receiving all updates, please make sure we have your updated e-mail address. 

Can I watch class and do I have to stay at the studio during class?
Due to the Coronavrus at this time we are limiting the number of people in the studio and we are asking parents to drop off their Dancers.  We have viewing windows into all of our classrooms for your convenience and we hope to allow everyone back into the studio soon. Until then you may observe classes via Zoom. Feel free to observe at any time. You are not required to stay, but if you do leave, please pick up your child ON TIME! Also, make sure your child has used the restroom before class begins. Potty breaks are contagious!

How do I know if classes are cancelled due to bad weather?
If the weather is questionable, please check our Facebook Page, the website, and WDRB, WHAS, WLKY & WAVE TV and their web pages for delayed openings, early closings and canceled classes.  You may also call the studio at 502-425-6700 no sooner than two hours before class begins for a message on class cancellations. NO CALLS WILL BE MADE SO PLEASE CHECK THESE SOURCES FOR INFORMATION.

Can I make up a missed class?
Make-up lessons are allowed in the same age group/Level or younger and must be scheduled in advance. 

For more information on fees and studio policies, please refer to our Elite Academy of Dance & Performing Arts Handbook.


Elite Academy of Dance & Performing Arts | 1701 UPS Drive Iceland Sports Complex 2nd Floor | Louisville, KY. 40223 | 502-425-6700 | Email Us