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Elizabeth Whealton Director 
 

 
X-Treme Dance Studio has offered training in Ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop since 2006. We work with children of all ages and abilities and help them achieve their dance goals in a friendly and inspirational atmosphere. At X-Treme Dance Studio you will always find a warm and welcoming environment that inspires students to reach new heights, build confidence, and have tons of fun while doing it. X-Treme Dance Studio offers a variety of fun events that keep students' dance experience exciting, motivating, and rewarding, including spirit weeks, recitals, community performances, pizza parties, award ceremonies, professional picture days, student of the month recognization, and much more. We offer family and multi-class discounts, free trial classes, and the ability to purchase dancewear in-house for your convenience. Our students have performed on local stages, such as Methodist Manor House and the CHEER Community Center, and on stages around the country, such as Disney World, Wildwood USA, and 6 Flags Great Adventure. 

X-Treme Dance Studio is an important location to consider for those parents
seeking a positive learning environment for their children. 

                                                                                                

Ms. Elizabeth Whealton, X-Treme Dance Studio's Director, has 28 years of dance experience and over 14 years of teaching and choreography experience. She participated in various studio and academy classes and workshops. She attended Southern Delaware School of the Arts (SDSA), Salisbury Dance Center, Footsteps, Salisbury Dance Academy, Broadway Dance Center, and Masters of Movement and recieved intensive training in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, contemporary, & Tap. She has trained with Kate Downes-Walker, Ta'Tiona Akinfieva-Smith, Elena Manakhova-Amy, Betty Webster, Nicole Brushmiller, Mary Norton, Nicole Groll and many others. Ms. Liz has taken a number of technique classes in African, Irish Tap, Japanese Ballet, Hip-hop, Contemporary, Modern, and fitness dance styles. She has performed in a number of studio recitals, Nutcrackers, Festivals, the governs inageration, Disney Land, competitions and many other well know as well as local performances. She was a member of Masters of Movements dance team, the Dance Excellence Company in Los Angeles, California, and the RoadShow at SDSA which she later became the lead choreographer for. Ms. Liz is an energetic fun-filled instructor who provides dance training and education to her students in a disciplined and positive enviornment. She loves to try new things and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with the many talented students of Sussex County!

 


Tina Butler

Instructor
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Miss Tina is originally from New Jersey were she started dancing at the age of 3; studying ballet, jazz, and tap with local dance studios from Miss Pats Dance Academy to Jazz Unlimited Studios in NJ. She also performed in various productions of the Nutcracker around the tri state area and was a solo principal dancer with her company in concert performances. Her love of dance at an early age began her studies in dance, fitness, and performing arts and lead into her studies of modern (Graham technique), classical ballet and later pointe. In high school as she continued studying and performing in ballets such as Gisele and Swan Lake with the New Jersey Performing Arts Studio, she also started choreographing her high schools’ musical theatre departments’ performances of Grease, West Side Story, and Guys and Dolls.
Upon entering the University of the Arts in Philadelphia she concentrated her studies in jazz, hip hop, and contemporary with modern influences from Horton and Limon techniques. After receiving her degree in 1994, Miss Tina started working with Extensions Dance Company in New Jersey along with teaching at several local dance studios, including Core Academy of Movement, and Dansations Dance Company. Her love of teaching and choreography grew and, after moving to Virginia in 2008, she focused on teaching dance and choreography at a competitive level for studios including MFA studios in Fredericksburg and Headliners Dance Company in Hanover. She won awards consistently for her choreography at competitions like StarQuest, Hall of Fame and Showstoppers. She has worked and choreographed award winning pieces for groups in hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and ballet. Her groups and soloists have gone on to win national titles with her choreographed pieces. She also shared her
knowledge and love of dance at local non-profit organizations like Grace Arts. She worked with underprivileged children in impoverished areas that normally would not get a fine arts education. She continues to further her knowledge and continue her education by attending classes at New York’s Broadway Dance Studio and attending conferences like Twinkle Toes and American Ballet Theatre workshops. Miss Tina is also a prominent figure in the fitness industry, holding certifications in yoga, pilates, ballet/ballet barre, group fitness, and level 2 reiki. Miss Tina’s philosophy in the classroom and at any level or age is to have fun and enjoy movement at any level of fitness. Her style of teaching is a soft grace discipline with a lot of funk and fun! Miss Tina is now excited to continue educating and continue learning in the Delmarva area.

Samantha Brown
Instructor

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Megan Bradley
Instructor

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