Elite Performance Training (EPT): DANCE

Elevate skills to acquire artistry, connect with the audience, excel at auditions and competitions, win scholarships, and book professional jobs.

Take your competition piece to the next level.
 
Develop consistent turn technique.
 
Learn to audition with confidence.
 
Achieve ultimate flexibility.

Develop skills to pick up choreography quickly.

Get tools & tips that will make you stand out.

Learn to mimic any style.

Learn to express vulnerability onstage

Learn to connect with your audience.

Learn nutrition for peak performance.

Get strength without bulk.

Remove mental blocks.

Training Techniques

Flexibility & Turns

Flexibility & Turns Technique

Reach your personal flexibility potential. Gain stretch behind the leg to achieve length in leaps and extensions. Acquire skills for consistent turns and multiples on both right and left. Learn to free up mental blocks that can keep dancers from achieving optimal flexibility and technique. Excel at dance etiquette. (Extend: Fouette’s/Foundation Flexibility Breakdown)

Performance & Pick Up Choreography Quick

Performance & Pick Up Choreography

Define and stylize your movements to be a Power Performer. Learn how to bring out genuine emotion and achieve connection with the audience. Hone skills to become a confident, versatile dancer who can perform multiple styles of dance. Become a standout performer, the type that the audience “has to watch!” (Extend: Follow & Freestyle)

Audition Prep

Audition Prep Technique

Learn tricks of the trade to book the job or get the scholarship. Improve freestyle/improvisation skills, learn how to pick up choreography quickly and present yourself in a professional manner. Strategies to deal with the sometimes negative aspects of a highly competitive field. Gain real-world life skills to build confidence in promoting yourself, regardless of what career you choose. (Extend: Promotional Material/What to Wear/Make Connections)

Cross Training for Dancers

Cross Training for Dancers Technique

Build strength without bulk. Train for lasting endurance and awareness of motion, resistance, & momentum. Learn to be quick, sharp and defined in your movements. Explore benefits of weight resistance training and dancing from your center core. Understand how to knit abs flat to stabilize the spine and help protect against injury. (Extend: Optimal Fitness/Mind Muscle)

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Methods

Focus on the overall well-being of a dancer. Master FLiP® Start With Happy positive mindset tools and positive self-image methods. Gain knowledge on how to fuel a dancer’s body. Work on professional/personal goal and life transformation skills to help create happy, healthy and fit dancers. (Extend: Customize Nutrition Targets/12-Week Transformation Course)

Creating Choreography & Improvisation

Creating Choreography & Improvisation Techniques

Improve musicality. Develop story telling to engage the audience. Learn the value of being vulnerable and trusting your instincts when creating movement. Learn staging, formations and levels to create visual interest. Perfect your ability to choreograph many styles while honoring the creation of your own. (Extend: Advanced Teacher Training)
Experience  +  Reflection = Growth

Pricing: Studios, Companies, Dance Teams

1.5 Hour Intro Session (local studio discount)

20 student minimum
$ 20 per student
  • Beyond "Acting"
  • Musicality
  • Genuine Story Telling
  • Express vulnerability
  • Connecting to audience
  • Team Building
  • Improv Techniques

1-Day
4 Hour Session

20 student minimum
$ 75 per student
  • Beyond "Acting"
  • Musicality
  • Genuine Story Telling
  • Express vulnerability
  • Connection to audience
  • Team Building
  • Improv Techniques
  • Flexibility & Turns

1.5-Day
7 Hour Session

30 student minimum
$ 149 per student
  • Beyond "Acting"
  • Musicality
  • Genuine Story Telling
  • Express vulnerability
  • Connection to audience
  • Team Building
  • Improv Techniques
  • Flexibility & Turns
  • Pick Up Choreography Quick
  • Remove Mental Blocks

2-Day
10 Hour Session

30 student minimum
$ 199 per student
  • Beyond "Acting"
  • Musicality
  • Genuine Story Telling
  • Express vulnerability
  • Connection to audience
  • Team Building
  • Improv Techniques
  • Flexibility & Turns
  • Pick Up Choreography Quick
  • Remove Mental Blocks
  • Audition Prep
  • Performance Turns
  • Goal Setting
  • Cross Training
Examples only. Each workshop is customized. Travel and accommodations may be additional.

Pricing: Individual Accelerated Private Training


Performance • Self Confidence • Flexibility • Turns • Goal Setting

30 Minute Solo Critique Session

$ 75 Design Your Dance™
  • One to One with Tamara

1-Hour Elite Performance Session

$ 125 Elevate Skills
  • One to One with Tamara

3 Session
Accelerated Pack

$ 350 Elevate Skills
  • One to One with Tamara

6 Session
Accelerated Pack

$ 675 Elevate Skills
  • One to One with Tamara

My Passion is to Help You Succeed

Small town, big dreams, big hair, and an unquenchable passion for dance—that was me.

Maybe that’s you, too (minus the big hair).

Big hair! 1988

My passion, determination and skill took me from Bountiful, Utah to dancing on Kids Incorporated and Saved By The Bell; performing live for millions on the Academy Awards; meeting Gene Kelley; working with Paula Abdul; choreographing for Michael Jackson Productions, becoming a University Director; sharing the stage with my idol, Debbie Reynolds; being chosen as a semi-finalist for Oprah’s OWN Show competion (from more than 15,000 entrants); and teaching/performing around the globe.

After 30+ years, my career continues today, as I help dancers like you on your journey. I have experienced hundreds of auditions, both as the performer looking to be hired, and as the director doing the hiring. The knowledge I have gained being on both sides of the table is priceless, and I love sharing what I’ve learned.

Elite Performance Training (EPT) is for you, the dancer who has the desire to do your best and attain brillance doing something you love…DANCE. The true job of a proficient dancer is to embrace the artistry, connect with the audience and make them “feel something.” It’s letting the joy you feel for dance come from your heart and show in your expression every time you move.

With Paula Abdul, 1990

Using positive teaching methods, I have established training skills that amplify the “IT” factor and challenge students to excel to their highest potential. The key is well-rounded training that addresses mental preparation, confidence, interpersonal skills, etiquette and professionalism. EPT sessions train the WHOLE dancer. They can help a student go beyond talent/technique to develop the skills needed to pursue and maintain a long-lasting career in dance.  

 

With Debbie Reynolds, 2010

I have a passion for dance that goes beyond words. Whatever your goals, from becoming a power performer to making dance your career, I would love to help you on your journey in the dance world.

It's Possible!

Tamara’s students have:

  • appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars

  • earned scholarships to Broadway Dance Center (NY), The Edge (LA)

  • earned scholarships to conventions & ballet intensives nationwide

  • booked professional Broadway shows, TV, film, cruise ships, etc.

  • secured agents and managers

TESTIMONIALS
You really inspired me today. I am one of the dancers who feels timid. You really did teach me how to be confident and feel safe. Thank you so much.
Junior Student
This one single class has inspired my emotion to come out!
Junior Student
You have helped me become a better person and dancer in only a couple minutes. You have taught me that dance is a safe place and that you are auditioning from the second you enter the room.
Senior Student
Thank you Tamara!
I learned how to listen to the music with our hearts, not only our ears!
Mini Student
Your class was my favorite one I have ever taken!!!
Mini Student
You have totally changed my life for the better. I have learned to love myself and radiate that in everything that I do...you have taught me to turn my insecurities into strengths.
Sage Nielsen, Miss Draper
Thank you for helping me express myself. I have never found someone who actually spoke to me. I hope I never forget this and thank you so much.
Senior Student
You taught me a real life skill: Confidence! I don't have that very much in real life. I felt really honest with myself today. Thank you so much!
Junior Student
I've been feeling like I will never be able to accomplish my dreams...what you told me is exactly what I needed to hear. This is the mindset change that I've been needing and craving...everything you are telling us is so valuable and how I want to dance for the rest of my life.
Senior Student
I often times find myself so focused on the surface layer of what a dancer is. From whether my legs are high enough to if I'm skinny enough. You helped me become more aware of what truly matters, passion and love. Thank you for teaching me to show who I really am!
Senior Student

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