Elite Dance


"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

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 choreography 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!


"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.

Gabriella Mirza


Paige salayko


sydney nass



Preschool Classes

Preschool classes are offered for children ages 2-4. These lessons focus on strength and rhythm, giving students a solid foundation to progress as a dancer. Our fun and energetic instructors keep the students engaged and motivated. Dancers can enroll in our ballet and tap combo class, or our acro and jazz combo class.

Full time Competition

 Dance Team

Our full time competition dance team is for student who wish to take their dance training to the next level. These students will compete at several competitions throughout the year, will be allowed to compete in more dances, and will participate in at least six classes at the studio each week. This team is for dancers who wish to be very committed to competitive dance.

Part time competition dance team

Our part time competition dance team is for students who wish to compete, but do not want to be as committed or spend as many hours at the studio. These students will attend several competitions throughout the year, but they will compete in less dances. These students are only required to take three classes a week.

We offer many styles of recreational dance classes for children who want to join just for fun! Our class options include ballet, tap, acro, jazz, lyrical. hip-hop, ethnic jazz, 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.

adult fitness classes

Parents need a break, too! That's why were offering fun, high energy HIIT drop in classes each Saturday from 3-4pm. Your $10 drop in fee also includes free childcare! Our adult fitness classes are taught by the wonderful Miss Natalie. She is certified in several fitness instruction classes, and has taught over 250 fitness classes! Classes start the week of September 4th.

all boys hiphop

Move aside, ladies! This hiphop class is for guys only. An upbeat energetic class taught by our very own Detroit Lion's Cheerleader, Miss Tianna, EDP's all boys hiphop class is a hit! Boys will learn steps and technique that form the foundation of hiphop dance, as well as killer combinations each week! You don't want to miss out on this awesome class.


Recreational Dance classes

Class options

Email us today for our class schedule and come try a class for FREE!

Take any dance class for only $11 a week!

Preschool (*2-4 years):

Ballet/tap combo

acro/jazz combo

*Morning and afternoon sessions offered!

Level 1 (*5-8 years):






All Boys Hiphop

Ethnic Jazz

Level 2 (*9-12 years):






Pointe (Instructor permission needed)


All Boys Hiphop

Ethnic Jazz

Level 3 (*13+ years):






Pointe (Instructor permission needed)


All Boys Hiphop

Ethnic Jazz

*Our classes are organized by age, however dancers are always placed into levels that best fit their dance ability regardless of their age.


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. 


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.

Kyleigh Terris

Advanced Tap

"Miss Kyleigh is a great teacher. She helps us become the best we can be."

Kyleigh earned a B.F.A in dance from Western Michigan University. Kyleigh has extensive training in all styles of dance, and has education in choreography, pedagogy, and kinesiology. She has significant experience teaching students of all ages. She believes that the art of dance can change children's lives for the better, and even spent time in Panama teaching dance in orphanages. Kyleigh has taught dance in many setting including reputable dance studios, preschools, and after-school programs. She has experience choreographing pieces ranging from solos to large group numbers. Kyleigh is an asset to our studio and we are so excited for our students to learn from her. 

Natalie Wardlaw

Beginner Tap, Morning Preschool, Adult Fitness, Conditioning 

"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. 

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Contact us

525 N. Saginaw St, Lapeer MI 48446

(Across from Riverview Tower apartment complex)



September 4th, 2019

First Day of dance class

Our first day of dance class is September 4th, 2019. Dancers can register for dance classes by calling the studio during our open hours, emailing us, or by stopping by and picking up a registration packet! We hope to see you in dance class this fall!

August 12th-14th, 2019

Bring your princess to princess dance camp this August! All little ones ages 3-5 will enjoy fun dance classes, yummy lunch and snacks, and creative crafts! This camp is from 10am-2pm each day.

For our older students, we offer a dance-nastics camp where dancers will learn to dance, cheer and tumble from our very own Detroit Lion's Cheerleader, Miss Tianna!

Dance-nastics camp and princess camp

August 21st, 2019

Competition team auditions/

Summer dance


Come audition for our competition team this August! Our award winning instructors and choreographers will take your dance training to the next level. Join our team of winners this dance season! Leading up to our auditions is our Summer Dance Intensive from the 19-20 taught by our incredible instructors. Dancers will learn a vast amount of technique in all areas of dance. Call to register today! We hope to see you there!

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