Dancers who wish to participate in the competitive division must be accepted into the program. The competition program at Elite Studios, The Core, is an exclusive group of dancers selected by Elite Studios Director and staff to train at the highest level. The Core is divided up into individual companies based primarily on age and is enrolled in a set curriculum of classes designed to develop the most technical, versatile, and strong dancers.
The Core classes are taught by Core instructors only and are not open to the general studio population. The Core commitment is a vast one both timely and monetarily. It is expected that The Core not participate in activates outside of dance as the obligation is time-consuming but rewarding. The Core participates in a charity concert each winter, The Benefit, as well as 5 – 7 regional convention and competitions, along with many other activities.