Best Dance Studio



 x national champions

come see what all the buzz is about!

"Absolutely BLOWN AWAY by this new studio. This is exactly what this rural area needed. You no longer have to drive hours for great ballet training! Your child will learn and grow before your eyes. New leaps, new turns, new tumbling skills, all within a few months! Highly recommend to all dancers." -Katie W. 

"My daughter is very happy at this dance studio. The instructors are fantastic, knowledgable, and are invested in my daughter getting the most out of her dance training. The girls are all supportive of each other and get along very well, regardless of their age or ability. I would highly recommend anyone who wants high quality dance instruction at a high quality studio, give EDP a try!" -Melissa S. 

About Our Dance Studio

"We are so pleased with this dance studio. The owners have been wonderful and the instructors are fantastic. My daughter, Rachel, is really happy with the structure of the classes and how much she has learned." -Jenny S.

"Love, love LOVE this dance studio! Everyone is so nice, and the teachers are phenomenal. My daughter has already learned so much from these amazing teachers. She has learned more in 3 weeks here than in the 2  years at her previous studio. It's her 5th year dancing and she is excited to have finally found her dream studio" -Lacey B.

"Beautiful decor, great safe dance floors, spacious dance rooms. My daughters love their freinds and teachers at EDP!" -Alice C.

Elite Dance Project was founded in 2018 by a mother and daughter duo who had a dream of sharing their passion of dance with children. In such a short amount of time, EDP has already made a great impact in the dance community. We have won numerous national choreography and technique awards, and our studio is home to seven regional titleholders. Our eight knowledgeable and educated instructors teach children the art of dance and gymnastics each and every day. We have witnessed so much growth in every child that walks through our door, and we cannot wait to share our love for dance with you!


Gabriella Mirza


Paige salayko


sydney nass



Intro to competition

Introduction to competition is a great program for dancers who are new to the competitive dance world. This program only requires one to two days of dance per week and easily allows for outside activities. Dancers will only participate in ballet and one group dance. These team members will compete at all competitions with our studio.

Part time Competition

Our part time competition team is for dancers who wish to be committed to competitive dance, but still may want to have time for other after school activities or programs. This tier of competition requires dancers to attend ballet and one class of choice each week. They will also learn and compete in several group dances. This program will put students at the studio one to two days weekly.

Full time competition

Our full time competition dance team is for dancers who are serious about their dance training and wish to take competitive dance very seriously. These dancers will take each class offered for their age and level which can include ballet, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, tap, hiphop and technique. These dancers will have the opportunity to rehearse and compete in solos, duets and trios as well as several group dances. These dancers can expect to be at dance 3-4 days weekly.

We offer many styles of recreational dance classes for children who want to join for a fun and positive after school activity! Our class options include ballet, tap, acro, jazz, lyrical. hip-hop, leaps + turns, pre-pointe, and pointe! We break our classes into 4 levels so that dancers of all ages and skill levels are able to participate in classes that they're comfortable in, which still being challenged. For our youngest recreational dancers, we have mommy + me classes, as well as several options for more independent toddlers including gymnastics and ballet/tap.

Recreational Dance 


Elizabeth Tkaczynski

Advanced Ballet/Pointe 

"Miss Liz is the leads the best ballet class. She makes me want to come to class everyday."

Elizabeth has an outstanding resume and background, graduating from Rider University with a Bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in dance. She then went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master's degree in education. Elizabeth has been dancing for 23 years, and choreographing for 7. She is an award winning choreographer, receiving the Monticello Award from the Regional Dance America Northeast Festival in 2018. Elizabeth was also invited to teach at the 25th annual Delaware Dance Festival in 2018 as a master teacher alongside Alex Wong, a contestant from "So You Think You Can Dance".

Tianna Jones


"Miss Tianna's classes are so much fun. Her choreography is so enjoyable to learn."

Tianna is the hip-hop instructor here at Elite Dance Project. She is graduating from Oakland University with a Bachelor's degree in Dance. On top of earning her education, Tianna is also a Detroit Lion's Cheerleader and works with youth in her community as a DEA Dance Instructor. Tianna's choreography skills are absolutely outstanding, and we are so proud and blessed to have her on our team of instructors!

Paige Salayko

Beginner Jazz, Beginner Technique

"Paige inspires me to be a better dancer. She is so amazing and I want to be just as good as her someday."

Paige has been dancing for 15 years and has made incredible achievements in her dance career. Paige currently holds the prestigious regional title of Ms. Dance Detroit KAR 2019. She is currently an ambassador for Barres and Blades, a large dance apparel brand, and was one of only a handful of talented dancers chosen from a very large selection. Paige plans to continue dancing in her future and is so excited to share her wealth of knowledge with our students at EDP.

Natalie Wardlaw


"Miss Natalie pushes us to reach our fullest potential. She has helped me grow so much as a dancer."

Natalie grew up dancing competitively at reputable dance studios in Michigan. She always knew that she wanted to continue her dance training through college. She has trained at Arizona State University, Oakland University, and will be graduating this year with her Bachelor's degree in dance from University of Michigan! When Natalie is not teaching dance class, she is teaching fitness classes!

Sydney Nass

Intermediate Tap

"Sydney is such an amazing dancer and I really look up to her. I am so happy she is teaching tap. She is such a talented tapper."

Sydney has 15 years of dance experience to share with our students here at EDP. She is an outstanding tapper, and has vast knowledge in the foundations of tap dance. Sydney has been dancing competitively for years, and recently won 1st Runner Up for the prestigious title of Ms. Secondary Dance KAR Detroit 2019. Sydney is an outstanding instructor and our students have so much to learn from her!

dana brewer

Ethnic Jazz, Intermediate Jazz

"Miss Dana is so fun and energetic. We love her so much and learn so much in her classes."

Dana Brewer has been teaching dance for more than 15 years. She earned a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University, and a Master's in Teaching from Marygrove College, and went on to develop academic dance programs in public school districts. She currently directs the Oxford High School Dance Conservatory, preparing college and career bound students for the next steps in their dance endeavors. She has experience teaching all levels, ages, and dance styles. Dana has also choreographed several musicals including Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and The Sound of Music. 


Advanced Lyrical, Jazz, Conditioning, and Acrobatics 

"Miss Bree teaches us some of the most unique and fun choreography we've ever learned in class!"

Bree Ranta has been dancing her entire life. She decided to continue her dance education after high school and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in dance, and was even awarded "Dancer of the Year" from her university. She is currently a member of the dance company "Contextures". Bree is an amazing dancer, choreographer  and instructor, and our students learn so much from her each and every day.

Bella and Lisa Mirza


"Bella and Lisa genuinely care about each customer."

Bella and Lisa are a mother daughter duo who have fulfilled their dream of sharing their love and passion for dance with many children. They started Elite Dance Project in 2018 because they saw a need for professional technique dance training in Lapeer County. They are proud of the mark EDP has left in the dance community in such a short amount of time. Miss Bella teaches several classes each week including acrobatics, jazz, ballet and preschool. She danced competitively through her childhood, and previously worked as a competitive cheerleading and acrobatics instructor. Miss Bella is also the director of the competition program at Elite Dance Project and is devoted to the success of each and every one of her dancers. 

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525 N. Saginaw St, Lapeer MI 48446

(Across from Riverview Tower apartment complex)



August 23 12-3

Lapeer days and open house

Join us at 525 N Saginaw St Lapeer for a fun, family friendly day! Bring your whole family and all of your friends to enjoy catered lunch, face painting, balloons and glitter tattoos by Sparkles the Clown, games, dancing, and great deals at our third annual open house! Be sure to catch us dancing in the parade as well! 

July 31 10am-3pm

Attend our third annual Summer Intensive for only $50 per dancer! Your dancer will take classes from our educated and qualified staff. They will train in different styles such as ballet, jazz and lyrical. This is required for new and returning competition members. If you cannot attend the intensive and/or auditions but would still like to join our team, contact our office!

Summer intensive

August 1 1-2:30

competition team auditions

If you're looking for a competitive dance studio that has the best technique training, best choreography and most successful track record, you've found the place. Elite Dance Project employs only the best instructors and choreographers in the midwest. We are 3x national champions and were voted the best dance studio in Lapeer County for a reason! Our training is simply unparalleled! Our auditions are on a walk in basis. No fee or registration is needed! For all dancers ages 5+.