Competitive Division

Competitive Division at Elite Studios

 The competition program at Elite Studios is an exclusive group of dancers selected by Elite Studios Directors and staff to train at the highest level. Dancers who wish to participate in the competitive division must be accepted into the program. Our Competitive Division is made up of 3 companies: The Core, The Collective, and Petite Elites. Companies are divided up into individual companies based primarily on age and are enrolled in a set curriculum of classes designed to develop the most technical, versatile, and strong dancers.

The Core & Collective classes are by audition only and classes are not open to the general studio population. The 2 companies exist to offer to different paths for our competitive dancers. The Collective Company is a company designed for dancers who wish to participate in competition dance, but at a lesser time commitment. The Core Company is a company designed for dancers who wish to pursue dance at the highest level of training. The commitment level for The Core Company is vast. It is expected that The Core not participate in activates outside of dance as the obligation is time-consuming, but extremely rewarding. Both The Core & Collective Companies participate in our charity concert each winter, The Benefit, as well as 5 – 7 regional convention and competitions (The Core) and 2 – 3 regional convention and competitions (The Collective), along with many other activities. Dancers entering the 2nd – 12th grade may audition for The Core or The Collective.

For our dancers in Kindergarten – 1st grade, we have our Petite Elite Company! Petite Elites is an invitation only company for our youngest dancers to begin their competitive dance journey! Dancers in Kindergarten – 1st grade have the opportunity to be evaluated for our invitation-only Petite Elite company for our youngest level of competition dance! Petite Elites participate in 1 convention and 2 competitions a year, while also participating in events and training alongside The Core & The Collective to begin their competition dance education! If you are interested in your dancer being evaluated for the Petite Elite company, please send us an email at

For more information on either The Core, The Collective, or Petite Elites, questions about auditions, or any other related item, please fill out our Contact Form on our Contact Page and we will be happy to answer any questions you have & send you the 2019-2020 Information Packet! 

Auditions for the 2020 – 2021 season will be held May 13 – May 21!

Interested in learning more or auditioning to be a part of The Core or The Collective?

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The Benefit 2020

Each year Elite Studios hosts a phenomenally energetic, professional, and entertaining showcase of talent as performed by our Competitive Division dancers. What began as a student led project to benefit a charity one dancer was passionate about, The Benefit has evolved into a culmination of months of hard work and dedication to support Atlanta & Georgia based charities. Elite Studios not only teaches the value of a quality dance education but instills the value of service to others through dance. The Benefit is our way of giving back to the community that gives us so much!

The Benefit has raised over $18,000 for charities such as Dancers Against Cancer, The Multiple Sclerosis Society; Georgia Chapter, Ian’s Friends Foundation, A Cure in Our Lifetime, and Camp Sunshine. This year, our students have voted overwhelmingly in favor of The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA), an incredible charity that is dedicated to advocating for the most vulnerable in our community. Established in 1987, GCCA provides a safe place for physically and sexually abused children to begin the healing process with both short term and long-term services provided free of charge. We are so honored to support such a worthy cause and empower our students to give back through their love of dance.

This year, Elite Studios raised $16,768 for the Georgia Center for Child's Advocacy! We are so proud of our community for their efforts and are honored to help make a difference. Don't miss next year's Benefit in January 2021!