The EDE Center for Dance opened its doors in the summer of 1995. The Center is a non-profit organization and serves as a base for the nationally-touring professional dance company, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, whose mission includes community outreach and education programs. The EDE Center for Dance aims to foster the appreciation of dance as an art form by providing the highest quality instruction to students of any age. The Center sets itself apart from other dance schools by offering classes taught by former and current professional dancers, along with a staff of highly skilled, degreed instructors. With anatomically sound training and a focus on artistry rather than competition, the EDE Center stands out as the premiere dance facility in the Detroit Metro area. The school’s carefully structured curriculum emphasizes the student’s creative and artistic development as well as technical proficiency. Individually planned classes focus on the distinctive needs of both professional and non-professional dancers. The school offers a positive, nurturing atmosphere appropriate for all levels and ages from preschool to adults.
Yearly classes for children and adults offered at the EDE Center for Dance include Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Ballroom, Stretch, and Pilates. All of our studios have sprung dance floors to reduce the risk of injury to our students. Both the recreational and professional-track dancer are welcome.
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You may call or come into either location to register for either Birmingham or Rochester.
If you would like to mail your registration, our forms are located on our website’s registration page as well as on our blog.
The EDE Center for dance currently has six student dance companies that provide students of all ages with unique and valuable performing opportunities. One of the most exciting aspects of a student company is being able to share the stage with the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble dancers. Rehearsing, performing and interacting with EDE members are always highlights for the students. The student companies take part in EDE concerts by performing fun and entertaining “Pre-Shows” prior to many of the EDE concerts. In addition, the students perform in the community at various sites including festivals, parades, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Our most advanced student company, Center Dance Ensemble, participates in dance festivals at Oakland University, Eastern Michigan University and the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, enhancing their training and preparing them for the future. (See Student Company page for more information on these ensembles)