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As the premier studio in North County San Diego, San Elijo Dance and Music Academy offers dance classes in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and lyrical, and houses an award-winning hip-hop team. Music lessons are also available in Piano, Voice, Guitar (Acoustic and/or Electric), Violin, Ukulele, Cello, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, Theory/Composition/Song Writing.

Dance and Music Teachers leave a legacy! At San Elijo Dance and Music Academy, our faculty are experts in their discipline and confident and successful role models to their students. They sharetheir gifts and love of dance and music so that another generation can be inspired to give back too. Alumni have gone on to many of the most prestigious schools, companies and universities, and are recipients of numerous awards and scholarships including a Tony Award, and full scholarship to the Julliard School .

“Dancing on stage with the older students, her teachers, and professional dancers was a thrilling experience for my daughter.”

~ Monique Foos (Mother of Clara, 9 and Nicole, 7)


Our expert faculty inspires and encourages students to achieve their full potential by training them in a nurturing environment that is challenging, fun and exciting. Whether a student is new to the world of dance and music or pursuing a career in the arts, we work to achieve each child’s individual goals.