Inspire, Dream, Create
Elite Dance Company provides students with the opportunity to be INSPIRED in every class, follow their DREAM, and CREATE passion, discipline, friends, memories, & so much more!
Elite Dance Company is a new, recreational dance studio located in Boonton, NJ!
Owners Miss Carly & Miss Shayla have trained in various styles to provide our students with a well rounded dance education. Specializing in technique, choreography, and stage presence, we aim to create a lifelong passion
for the performing arts!
Elite Dance Company has two amazing dance rooms with wall to wall mirrors, oak spring flooring, and a marley overlay. We provide a spacious waiting room for all parents and siblings, with viewing windows into the dance rooms. EDC is conveniently located in the Walmart shopping center with plenty of free parking directly in front of our building! Email us today to schedule a studio tour at email@example.com.
We'd love to have you join our EDC family!
Shayla Doherty began her dance journey back when she was three years old, which opened her heart to the world of performing arts. Throughout the years she has studied and performed various styles of dance leading her to numerous tremendous opportunities in her dance career. Shayla was a member and captain of her middle school and high school dance teams. She has performed at many charity events as well as world famous stages such as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer and Alice Tully Halls. Shayla has won state titles and national awards at the National Dance Alliance in Orlando and Daytona, Florida as well as Dance Team Union in Las Vegas. Shayla continued her dance education at the Ramapo College of New Jersey where she was a member of the 2x national champion Ramapo College Dance. She also had the opportunity to perform at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ and performed at all men and women’s D3 basketball games. She graduated from Ramapo College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Arts. As an educator, Shayla has been assisting/instructing classes since she was 16 years old. She was a head coach and choreographer for Middle School and Varsity dance teams. Shayla’s choreography has won Platinum and Xtreme Platinum awards in Kickline, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Her choreography has won overall and top scoring awards as well as many special judges awards.
Carly has been in the world of dance since she was just three years old. Growing up in her sister’s dance studio, Precision Dance Academy, fostered a love and appreciation for all styles of dance. Carly has had the incredible opportunity to perform at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer and Alice Tully Hall. Carly always enjoyed performing at local charity and town events as well. Carly was a member of the dance team throughout middle and highschool with Miss Shayla, where their team was continuously awarded state and national titles. Carly learned that dance and theater go hand in hand and started participating in local theater and school plays into highschool, receiving lead roles. She became the Theater Director at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Camp Discovery at age 19, creating, directing, and producing theater and dance productions for all students ages 5-18. Carly also spent time coaching flag cheerleading, eventually returning to cheerleading in her freshman year of college. Along with cheer, Carly took years of gymnastics where she learned the importance of form, practice, and confidence! At age 16, Carly began teaching dance classes at multiple dance studios throughout New Jersey and New York. She knew from that moment on that her calling in life was to share her love and knowledge of all things dance and theater. She is so excited to give students the opportunity to grow in all styles and become well rounded dancers. Carly graduated from Ramapo College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
"We can't thank you enough for all of your hard work and dedication throughout the year and the privilege of seeing it all come to fruition. It's hard to believe that this was the first dance recital for Elite Dance Company. We look forward to next year for both of our girls!"
Today's recital was amazing. Leading up to and today you did an amazing job teaching, organizing, and supporting all of your dancers. This was done with such patience and always a smile too. My daughter LOVED coming to class every week and was always greeted with such open arms and happiness."
"Thank you so much for helping my daughter find love for dance. I cannot believe how much you've accomplished in a year. To see her confidence on stage had us in awe. We truly can't thank you enough. Can't wait for next season!"