Carolyn Ellis School of Dance was established in 1973. Miss C was the Queen of dance in Tifton for 42 years as the owner/operator. Continuing with the tradition is Mallory Ward as the owner and operator. Growing up inside the dance studio from the age of 2 and continuing until graduation, Mallory has always had a passion for dance. During her years of being a dance student Mallory had the opportunity to dance in many places such as NEW YORK at the MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, DISNEY WORLD, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, SEA WORLD ORLANDO, NUMEROUS DANCE COMPETITIONS AND MORE. Joining the Carolyn Ellis School of Dance staff in 2004 was a dream come true. Teaching dance is second nature and comes from the heart.
This year our studio will celebrate our 47TH glorious year of teaching dance in a fun filled family oriented atmosphere. Our dreams of offering dance to many have come true time and time again. We see the smiles and hear the giggles of dancers celebrating expression and creating movement inside the four pink walls.
A study of ballet, and some tap are offered for this age. Fine and gross motor activity is reinforced with an accent on social skills in our nurturing atmosphere/a combination class. Classes are approximately 45-55 minutes long.
A study of flexibility and trick motivated skills designed to improve strength, endurance and control. Separate classes are available for preschool & up.
The studio recommends students to take dance classes along with this class.
All That Glitters Dance Troope
A company of dancers ages 5th grade & up who enjoy a more serious side of performance. Ballet, Tap & Jazz classes are required in addition. A Troope camp is required during August before classes begin after Labor Day.
School Age Children (1st –6th)
A deeper study is developed in the area of Ballet Tap & Jazz all music and movement skills are age and ability appropriate. Classes are approximately 90 minutes long.
Ballet, Tap, Jazz (Combination Class)
A combination class for the more serious student ages 7th grade and up with serveral years of training. These classes are highly recommended in that they are longer and are taught to improve and correct areas of dance important to the more serious dancer and performer. Students may choose 1 or all areas of dance.
Pointe classes are only recommended when the teacher fully agrees that the student is ready physically and mentally to approach the intricate work in Pointe.
Intensive competition classes (Silver Lining)
Designed for the very serious dancer. Dance Competitions are part of this class. Auditions are required. Summer Camp classes are an expected element. We have two categories… Elite & Shooting Stars
A fun filled study of current dance moves for school aged children, girls and boys. Age and music approved and appropriate. For beginners & advanced students.