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Conversations with George Jones

Today we’d like to introduce you to George Jones. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Created from the original members of Elektrolytes Dance Crew, created the winners of America’s Best Dance Crew season 7 on MTV, Elektro Dance Academy to help catapult the next generation of dancers into their dance careers! Elektro Dance Academy works with professional choreographers from LA and other parts of the country to help provide a variety of dance styles, industry professionalism, and perspective in today’s dance and social climate. Elektro Dance Academy stands out from the rest with top-tier, loving, and caring teachers. Teachers, Directors, and even the owners continue to work professionally, creating pathways within the professional dance industry and training alongside the members of Elektro Dance Academy.

Elektro Dance Academy focuses on foundational hip hop, industry-style choreography (both Hip Hop and Contemporary), technical styles such as ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, team competitions, showcases, and professional gigs. Elektro Dance Academy also makes room for video projects and work/train programs for those looking to further their knowledge in creating choreography and hone their teaching skills.

Elektro is a family-owned business, and we pride ourselves on making our family bigger. A bigger family means more people to support you and your dreams. Amongst many of our mottos, one of our most important is “One Mind. One Soul. One Family.” At Elektro, you will always be welcomed and treated like family.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Every business has its ups and downs. Many businesses were shaken when the pandemic hit, but we figured out has to navigate through it. Sometimes business is booming, and sometimes we owners must pull from our funds to keep the studio alive. Talent comes and goes, but we strive for this place to be safe, uplifting, and positive energy for everyone, no matter where they are currently in their dance training. We win a lot of competitions and sometimes not so many, ha! Failure, if motivated correctly, can cultivate good character. We’re more concerned with making good people rather than good dancers. There’s a part in our team chant when we say “We Fight” as a reminder to push forward every day and never to give up. And that’s what we all try to live up to each day.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Elektro Dance Academy focuses on team dance competitions, industry showcases, and performances. We have a track for all levels ranging from novice to professional and ages from 24 months to 45 years old! Our pro teams compete in high-stakes dance competitions like Hip Hop International and World of Dance Finals and TV shows like NBC’s World of Dance, America’s Best Dance Crew, and America’s Got Talents. We also have a track for Industry gigs local and out of state where our professionals build their professional network and get paid. And finally, look out for a Spring dance Showcase on May 7th, 2023!

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role you feel it’s played for you?
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Luck favors the prepared. If you put in hard work and anticipate the future based on past experiences, the odds will likely be in your favor. Because of the type of mindset, training, and love we pour into our Elektro Family, they have been loyal to Elektro when times are tough. Because of the hard work of the original members and their wives (mainly their wives), people are continuously attracted to Elektro and return every year and bring more people! But we feel fortunate to have a family like Elektro when the chips are down.

Pricing:

  • $5 monthly membership. Get the member drop in rate of $10 instead of $15 per drop in class
  • Master classes with Industry profesdsionals Range $35-$65 dollars
  • Sassy and Lillte Shockz Dance $55 monthly (Acro, Jazz, Tap, lyrical, ballet, Hip Hop)
  • Free Trial Class
  • Download our app – Elektro Dance Academy

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Anna Mac Photography // Jonezee Visuals

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