ELITE DANCE CENTRE

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Scott Busse

 

Scott is the Owner, Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer at Elite Dance Centre,LLC.

He opened Elite Dance Centre in August, 2013!

Scott is also the assistant director of Laura's School of Dance Portage location. Scott has been a teacher, instructor and choreographer for LSOD for over 10 years. His background is in contemporary, lyrical, modern, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap & musical theatre.

Scott currently instructs 8 nationally awarded dance teams! Scott has choreographed for numerous musicals including: Legally Blonde: THE MUSICAL, Singing in the Rain, Aladdin, Once upon a Mattress, Shrek and many more.

Scott has received multiple dance scholarships upon audition. Along with his many accomplishments, Scott travels to NYC several times a year and dances at Broadway Dance Center and Steps On Broadway dance studios. Scott also takes classes with The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and believes strongly that dance professionals should never stop learning. Scott stays ahead of the crowd with the latest dance trends!

Dance is Scott's entire being and passion. He works extremely hard to make certain that all of his students fully understand the art of dance. Scott's students are his first priority and he only wants the best for every child that steps through his studios doors. 

Scott is the teacher and mentor to many established dancers who have received multiple "Stand Out Dancer", "NYC Dance Alliance Workshop", "Las Vegas Tour", "I Love Dance Boston", "Celebrity Competition", "Jr Crew Member" Title Winners and many more! 

Scott is a member of the PULSE NYC teachers workshop exclusively for certified Dance Educators.

Scott is very passionate about teaching, educating, choreographing, music, organization, and traveling! Scott says: "Nothing is comparable to my students and dance. Watching them grow, learn teamwork, confidence, motivation, and dedication to improve and succeed, not only in dance, but in life. I look forward to many more years of sharing my artistry and knowledge with others!"


Laura Genord

Laura is the director of Laura’s School of Dance, located in Portage, Berlin, Wautoma and Montello Wisconsin. She has been in business since 1997.  Her background is in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pointe and baton.  Currently she coaches 12 competition dance teams that compete and perform all over the United States.  OVER 100 OF HER STUDENTS have received dance scholarships.  Dancers of the studio have gone on to appear on Dance Mom’s, So You Think You Can Dance, perform at Disneyland, work with the Rockette’s and perform in the Superbowl!

Laura has choreographed for several area swing choirs, pop warner cheer squads and coached high school dance and poms teams.  Her recent works involved co-directing the Nutcracker ballet with the David Taylor Ballet Company, pageant routines for American Coed Pageants, Worlds Glamorous Miss Pageants and choreography through the Zona Gale Theater located in Portage, WI. 

Laura is a wife and the proud mother of 5 children and 2 dogs! Laura says :"I can't imagine my life without dance and educating young dancers everyday. It's who I am! I feel like the luckiest person in the world being able to do what I love!"

Laura is thrilled to be apart of EDC and is excited to continue watching it grow!