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Strength & Grace Dance Academy has been a dream of Miss Elsa's for years. Since the age of 17, she has been teaching dance and knew that it would always be apart of her life. Miss Elsa started dance at 3 years old, and the rest is history.

Miss Elsa has her Aunt Marie to thank for starting dance. Her Aunt Marie was stricken with illness, and was in the hospital. On one of the last visits with her Aunt, she had suggested that little Elsa take dance. Her mom, Miss Dorothy who is also our secretary, wasted no time in enrolling her into dance. From the first class, Miss Elsa had fallen in love! The art of Ballet drew her in year after year. 

 

Ballet is very graceful, but takes more strength than it appears. The beauty of ballet is how effortless everything seems. Without strength, you can never be graceful. The studio is named after the 2 qualities Miss Elsa adores most about ballet, strength and grace. Every dancer is encouraged to do their best, no matter what. We strive to really understand and get to know our students. We love opening our doors to new students, year round.  You are invited to sign up for a free trial class! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Miss Elisa Fiore

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Elisa Fiore is a passionate and dedicated dance teacher, specializing in tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical. With a love for dance that began at an early age, Miss Elisa started her journey in the dance world as an assistant teacher at the age of 16. From there, her talent and enthusiasm for teaching blossomed, leading her to become a beloved mentor and role model for students of all ages.

Having taught students ranging from 2 to 18 years old, Miss Elisa's teaching style is characterized by her ability to create an exciting and encouraging environment for her students to explore their artistic abilities. Her commitment to their growth and development goes beyond dance techniques, as she understands the importance of fostering their overall well-being.

In addition to her dance teaching endeavors, Elisa is a determined student herself. She is currently pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at Penn State Abington. Alongside her major, Elisa has chosen to minor in Sociology and Psychology, with a concentration in child psychology. This academic background allows her to better understand and connect with her students on a deeper level, tailoring her teaching approach to meet their individual needs.

Elisa’s journey as a dance teacher and her commitment to her students' growth both on and off the dance floor make her an invaluable asset to our community. With her vibrant energy and extensive knowledge, she continues to inspire her students to reach new heights in their dance abilities while nurturing their personal development.

Miss Elisa’s passion, energy, and commitment will ignite your own love for dance and inspire you to reach new levels of skill and creativity. Join her in the studio and embark on an exciting journey of self-expression, artistry, and personal growth.

Miss Brooklyn Warner

Brooklyn began dancing at the tender age of three and has since dedicated 20 years of her life to the art form. As a young child, Brooklyn fell in love with the freedom that dance provided. With each passing year, she honed her skills, becoming more and more proficient in a wide variety of dance styles.

 

Over the course of two decades, Brooklyn has studied and trained in a vast array of dance styles, including jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and more. Her versatility as a dancer is matched only by her passion and dedication to the craft.

 

At the age of 14, Brooklyn began student teaching, eager to pass on her knowledge and love of dance to the next generation of aspiring dancers. Her teaching style is patient and encouraging pushing her students to achieve their full potential.

 

Throughout her dance career, Brooklyn has performed in numerous shows and recitals, captivating audiences with her performances and infectious energy.

 

As Brooklyn continues to grow and evolve not only as a dancer but a teacher, she remains committed to sharing her love of dance with the world.

 

Brooklyn loves teaching at SGDA and never misses a chance to dance!

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Mister Brian Hauber

Brian is an exceptional individual with a vibrant personality and a true zest for life. For the past three years, he has excelled as a General Manager at Five Guys, where he oversaw all aspects of the restaurant's success. Brian has also managed a tanning salon as past employment.

Beyond his professional achievements, Brian's passion extends to the world of dance. He is an avid lover of dance and has devoted his time to teaching invigorating Zumba classes. Through his expert instruction, Brian motivates others to embrace movement and enjoy the rhythm of life.

Brian's outgoing personality shines through in every aspect of his life. His ability to connect with people and create a welcoming atmosphere is truly unparalleled. Whether he's managing a team or simply engaging in conversation, Brian's magnetic charisma leaves a lasting impression on everyone he encounters

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