elite in the community

Would you like to help us make a difference in the community? Contact us at: info@elitedanceacademy.net

$3,080.00 of FREE Classes!

In December 2015, elite gave away $3,080.00 worth of free classes to our communities. We are always excited for an opportunity to share dance with others! What fun!

See where we've made a difference

Manna Project International - Nicaragua 

In May of 2016, elite student and parent volunteers came together to create beuatiful hair accessories by hand for dancers in Nicaragua to use during their first recital!

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A message from Carissa Chen, Nicaragua Program Director:

"Hi Lisa, 

I just wanted to say thank you to you and Elite for creating the beauitful hairpieces. I told the girls all along they had a surprise coming on show day and they were SO happy when they saw them. They looked so beautiful! 
 
This was the FIRST time ever these girls danced on a real stage and in front of more than 100 people. They were so nervous beforehand but then so happy afterwards! The principal of their school asked them to perform the same routine again this weekend at their special Familyl Day celebration...Thank you again!" 
Dare to Dance for a Difference 

Dare to Dance for a Difference

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We are so excited to start our Dare to Dance for a Difference Solo / Duo / Trio / Choreography Showcase this year! Profits from the show will be donated to our local schools and also added to a NEW scholarship fund for dancers at elite!

Find out more here.

National Dance Honor Society for Dance Arts 

National Dance Honor Society for Dance Arts

elite owner, Lisa Pevateaux has recently started a NEW Chapter of the National Dance Honor Society for Dance Arts in Colorado through NDEO (National Dance Education Organization). It is her intention to honor and recognize dancers and their commitment to their art form/passion. This is a nationally recognized program which envisions a nation in which all students have equal opportunity and access to quality dance arts education and are recognized for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in the field of dance. We at elite, along with NDEO, want to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form worthy of recognition and prestige.

Share-A-Gift Toy Drive 

SHARE A GIFT 2015

THANK YOU to all the families that donated toys and books to our Share-A-Gift toy drive. On their shopping day this year, Share-A-Gift had 663 families shop for gifts for 1667 children. Your donations made a difference in our community this holiday season. Way to go! And a big shout out to DRIVE Team members, Anna Bligh, Allison Armstrong and Peyton Kortefor working all day assisting families in the shop. We are so proud of you! 

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SHARE A GIFT 2014

Elite was a 2014 drop-site for SHARE-A-GIFT this Holiday season. Elite donated 4 boxes of toys to the Share-A-Gift organization!

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Share-A-Gift is an all-volunteer, non-secular annual holiday project that provides toys, books, and bicycles for children of low-income families in the area of Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District.  Each year, Share-A-Gift helps connect over 600 families representing over 1500 girls and boys, birth to age 14, with community donations.

Share-A-Gift collects toys at sites around the city of Boulder and in areas of eastern Boulder County starting Thanksgiving week through the middle of December.  Volunteers set up and organize a “Toy Shop” in a donated warehouse space where toys are distributed to families-in-need.  On a single day, all eligible parents are able to come and “shop” – selecting toys for their children with the help of 100s of volunteer assistants.

To be successful each holiday season, Share-A-Gift needs thousands of new and gently-used toys, books, games, puzzles, and bikes for infants, children and adolescents up to age 14. Share-A-Gift allows Boulder families and children the opportunity to meaningfully participate in gift-sharing by donating new or gently-used toys, books, and bikes with families who will appreciate getting these gifts.

Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can! Community Leadership Workshop 

Community Leadership & Dance Workshop

In December 2015, our dancers came together to celebrate our talents, our gratitude for endless opportunties and our ability to encourage those who are less fortunate.

Elite alumni instructor/director, Carissa Chen, a program director for Manna Project International, held a Community Leadership & Dance Workshop at elite Dance Academy in Broomfield. Carissa teaches dance in Nicaragua to young girls who come from families that live on only $2 each day. In a country that faces extreme poverty and among people who have so little, Carissa has learned the power of dance is much greater than just teaching choreography, pirouettes and grand jetés. Above all, dance teaches girls they can see their wildest dreams come true!

During the workshop we...
• discussed the power of dance
• strategized how to become leaders in our community
• wrote letters of encouragement to dancers in Nicaragua
• did what we do best - dance!

All proceeds went to fund Carissa's efforts in Nicaragua 2016.

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Random Acts of Kindness 

Random Acts of Kindness

Each year, elite's Pre-Pros spend the holiday season doing random acts of kindness throughout our community. It is great to experience how little things can really brighten someone's day and make a difference in our world!

Dance is for Everybody Showcase 

Dance is for Everybody Showcase

Each year, teams from elite perform in the annual Dance is for Everybody Showcase at the Boulder Public Library. It is so fun to perform for our communities and encourage participation in the arts! 

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Assisted Living 

Assisted Living

elite teams spend time throughout the year visiting and performing at senior living communities such as Brookdale Boulder Creek. We love having the opportunity to share our time and talents with these very important residents of our communities. :)

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Home to DRIVE Dance Program 

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DRIVE is paving the road to success for driven kids providing:

  • recognition for time dedicated to dance and community service
  • leadership skills
  • college application & resume material
  • mentorship
  • skill development
  • opportunities to serve their communities

Find out more here.

Girl Scouts Take on Wizard of Oz 

Girl Scouts Take on Wizard of Oz! 

Elite gave 100 free tickets to Girl Scouts in Colorado to help them gain their Arts badge at our Wizard of Oz Show!! We had Girl Scouts all the way from Wyoming as well as representatives from across the state of Colorado attend our 2015 Wizard show. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to share the art of dance with so many girls and young women during our 2015 Wizard of Oz Production. :)

Frank Shorter RACE4Kids' Health 5K & Health Odyssey Expo 

Frank Shorter RACE4Kids' Health 5K & Health Odyssey Expo

elite teams donated their time and energy to perform at the 2015 Health Odyssey Expo and cheer on runners in the Frank Shorter RACE4Kids' Health 5K. Such a fun day with a great purpose! :)

Proceeds benefit Healthy Learning Paths, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through the Be Well, Learn Well program.

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Volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club 

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Our Elite Pre-Pros volunteered at the We Care event for the Boys & Girls Club of Denver. Boys & Girls Clubs provide young people with opportunities to engage in programs that help them achieve academic success, take charge of their health by building healthy habits that will stick with them throughout their lives, and foster the skills they need to become leaders in their communities. We love having the opportunity to give back to our community!

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Dance Marathon for Make-A-Wish Foundation 

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In February 2013, elite Dance Academy donated over $14,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We had a 12 hour Dance Marathon to raise awareness and donations for this wonderful cause! 

Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief drives Make-A-Wish.
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Home to Professional Dance Company 

Dream Project Dance Company

elite Dance Academy is home to Dream Project Dance Company. Dream Project is dedicated to making the dreams of adult dancers come true. Dream Project puts on two shows a year and contributes to charity organizations throughout the Denver Metro area. 

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

elite teams up to support breast cancer research annually at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. We have many survivors in our midst including elite's owner, Lisa Pevateaux. 

Boulder Creek Festival 

Boulder Creek Festival

Each year, elite team dancers participate and perform in Boulder Creek Festival.


The mission of Boulder Creek Events is to produce successful, family-oriented events that strengthen, empower, and inspire community members, local businesses and philanthropic organizations to get involved, connect and thrive.

Broomfield Days 

Broomfield Days

Each year, elite teams participate in the Broomfield Days parade and also perform on stage for our community. So fun! Broomfield Days began as an opportunity for local non-profit groups to raise funds for their organizations. Broomfield continues this tradition by asking vendors to donate to a non-profit. The day includes breakfast at the Girl Scout Shelter, sponsored by the Lions Club, a parade, a race, shopping, entertainment and more.

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Lights of December Parade 

Lights of December Parade

We have so much fun celebrating the season with our community in Boulder at the Lights of December Parade! :)

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