Modern Elements- The Dance Studio

Brought to you by the owner of Funk Lab Dance Center, comes a new modern dance experience for students ages 3-adult. Modern Elements- The Dance Studio opened November 1, 2020.

With class offerings ranging from Horton and Graham Modern to Creative Ballet to our Popstar Preparatory program, there will be selections for everyone. Continuing the well-known inclusive and friendly milieu of Funk Lab coupled with the classical training background of our new faculty, Modern Elements- The Dance Studio will be opening its doors November 1, 2020. The new facility is being professionally designed with a modern and clean ambiance. No corners will be cut constructing, designing and preparing our new facility. State of the art upgrades to our HVAC system with considerable ingenuity employed when designing safe policies and practices will help protect our students and families from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our class schedule and website will be released October 1, 2020. We invite you to learn more about our owner, teachers and current program by visiting

Operating as usual


We are back and open tonight for classes! We can’t wait to see our students this week


Congratulations to Megan Feola for winning a free summer 6-week course! We thank everyone who liked and shared our 1000 “likes” post 🖤


We are celebrating 1000 Facebook likes tonight! Thank you for engaging with us. To celebrate this achievement we will be giving one lucky follower a FREE summer 6-week course ⭐️To enter, simply like and share this post! Winner will be announced Monday at 9pm.


We are CLOSED for Spring Break this coming week 🖤 Enjoy this time with your family and friends and don’t forget to keep moving and stretching :)


Zoom in and look at these adorable teeny tiny ballerinas 🩰 Miss Jennifer’s sweet Pre-Ballet class is ready for the stage in their recital costumes ☺️


Happy Birthday to our dancers celebrating birthdays in March! We hope you have a great day!


It is the final day of our Spice Girls IG takeover! Join Sporty Spice, Molly, today! Molly is a jazz, lyrical and musical theatre competitor. She also enjoys tumbling and hip hop @funklabdance. You might recognize Molly from our Winter Ballet, where she held a principal role!


NEW ⚜️ These beautiful double golden crushed velvet Leo’s are in our boutique and ready for your dancers bag. Adult Sizes S-L. $32.

Stop by from 10a-1p tomorrow!
1230 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering.

***We will be closed March 20 for Spring Break and will not have boutique hours.


Today, join Scary Spice, Cai, as she takes over our Instagram story. Cai is a competitor in Lyrical, Jazz, musical theater and hip hop at @funklabdance. She is also in the DJ program! We can’t wait to have her 🖤


Now registering for summer dance classes at Modern Elements- The Dance Studio! We have Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Tap for ages 3-adult. Classes begin June 21 and go until July 30. We also have an assortment of summer day camps available!

Call today between the hours of 8-11a or 4-8p for additional information or to register- 937-477-3343. Registration is also available on our website!

Also, stay tuned for our company auditions. Dates will be announced this weekend 🖤


Join Ginger Spice, Natalyn, today as she takes over our IG story! Natalyn is a Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and funksquad competitor with @funklabdance! She is giggly and super sweet 🖤


It is #tututuesday at Modern Elements!


Join Posh (Abby) as she takes over our IG storyline today! Abby is perfect of our Modern Elements Petite Company where she competes in Jazz, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. Abby loves doing leg extensions and we love watching her!


Filled with delightfully-scented Honey Vanilla body wash, this adorable bear will make any dancer smile. Each Ballet Bear comes with its own scrunchie that doubles as a tutu. Seriously, does it get any cuter?

Shop our boutique this Saturday from 10a-1p!


It is Spice Girls Instagram story takeover week! Join Baby Spice (Phoenix) today as she discusses her favorite thing about dancing, her role model, her favorite song, her hobbies outside of dance and her dance dreams. Tune in this week!


Transform workshop is taking place today. Class with @kellymaccoykm 🖤


We love this style at @modernelementsthestudio !


New items arriving weekly! Check out our new polyester/spandex blend thigh-high legwarmers. These are soft, warm and adorable!


Class with the lovely @cv.n.motion 🖤


Head into our boutique tomorrow to save 20 percent on our Princess classwear 👑 Your little ballerina will dance with delight as she becomes the princess in her dreams.
(Orig. $32).


How adorable are our creative ballet dancers? 💛


Our beautiful senior company soloists 🖤


Congratulations to our groups for their performances at this past weekend’s competition. We are very proud of your accomplishments and cannot wait to see what is in store for you!

Senior Jazz- Platinum, 2nd Overall
Petite Jazz- High Gold
Spice Girls- High Gold
Graduating Seniors Contemporary- Platinum, 4th Overall
Petite Lyrical- High Gold
Senior II Contemporary- Platinum
Petite Musical Theatre- High Gold
Senior Novice Contemporary- High Gold



Congratulations to our duet/trios at this past weekend’s competition! You were lovely and we loved watching you perform!

Nahriah and Brianna- Platinum
Allison, Clara and Viktoria- Platinum
Nahriah, Briahna and Taylor- Platinum
Natalyn and Abby- High Gold
Nádine and Chloe- Platinum
Phoenix and Harper- Platinum


Happy Belated Birthday to Mr Shannon!! We hope you had a great day yesterday!

We love Shannon dearly for his artistic work at the school. Shannon created a piece for us titled “Freedom”. We asked him about it and he said “Really the base idea was sparked by the two of them. They both expressed an idea of wanting to speak up about today’s current events but also reference the history and how we always been fighting for freedom. Literally the rest was just creating the story with movement, ideas of a sign and also marching and movement expressing the the pain of the fighting that also occurs while marching for peace and freedom. Also the song for obvious reasons new and popular but also the speech being old and historic but relevant to current times all seem to fit. Bri picked the speech. The kids mutually inspired me for real.”


Congratulations to our soloists this past weekend at @applausetalent ! You were stunning and we couldn’t be more proud!

Zyaire- High Gold
Libby- Double Platinum
Chloe- Platinum
Jessica- High Gold
Taylor- Platinum
Molly- High Gold
Chloe (vocal)- Platinum
Daija- Platinum
Lily (musical theatre)- Platinum
Nádine- Double Platinum
Ashton- Double Platinum
Lily (contemporary)- Double Platinum, 4th Place Overall (of 20!)
Phoenix- High Gold
Brianna- Platinum

Keep up the great work!


Modern Elements and Funk Lab Dance Center are excited to offer another summer of classes for ages 3-adult on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this summer. Our summer recreational schedule has been posted online and is available for immediate enrollment. Our 6-week courses are extremely limited and are filled to capacity every year. Don't wait to register!

Why study dance this summer?

-Summer dance classes provide structure and routine which is lost when school is out of session.

-Summer dance classes prevent the loss of strength, flexibility and endurance that is gained from our regular season.

-Summer dance classes allow the students to make new friends and memories while becoming stronger at what they love.

-Summer dance is a perfect time to try out a new style before committing to a full season.

What is the schedule?

Classes run the week of June 21-July 30!

Also, we have 5 summer day camps running this summer 😎😎😎⛱⛱⛱! Check it out.

Schedule and Registeation is 👇


SUMMER enrollment begins tonight at 7p!



Our summer classes and camps are being offered for ages 3-adult, beginners through advanced students. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Tumbling and private lessons will be available!

Stay tuned for the link to register!


Our very own recording studio teacher, Miss Chloe, from our Popstar program competed in vocal today and she did beautifully! Go Chloe!


Excellent job on the stage today, dancers! You danced your hearts out and we couldn’t be more proud!


Our first competition of the season! Merde!

#atdance #dancer #dancecompetition #jazzdance



When I was in college, people asked me ALL THE TIME what I was going to do with my dance degree. Sometimes they were truly curious and supportive of my major choice, but more often than not their question came off as patronizing. Well, the short answer to that question was work as a professional dancer (which I did!). But the long answer is that even if my career as a ballerina hadn’t panned out, dance training gave me SO MANY transferable skills that serve me in virtually any career path I choose.

Many of the skills dancers possess are classified as “soft skills”, or “a personal attribute that supports situational awareness and enhances an individual’s ability to get a job done”. These days, employers are increasingly look for job applicants with these strong interpersonal skills. It’s much easier to train a new employee on a hard skill (such as typing or video editing) than it is to train an employee in a soft skill (such as work ethic or communication).

The takeaway? The time you are spending in the studio is setting you up for success no matter which career path you choose. Dance teaches us to be disciplined, creative, adaptable, smart with our time, team players, critical thinkers, and so much more. These attributes are invaluable as you make your way through life, on the stage or off.

Can you name a time that the skills you learned in dance helped you succeed in another setting?


Thank you Andrew for the lovely accompaniment this week.

#piano #pianist #ballet #balletaccompanist #balletlife #music #balletstudio


“Every worthwhile journey begins with small steps”.

#tap #ballet #ballerina #dancer #dancestudio #dayton #ketteringohio #dancelove


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1230 E Stroop Rd, Dayton, OH 45429-4608, United States
Kettering, OH

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 20:00
Thursday 16:00 - 20:00
Friday 16:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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