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Richard Elszy

Founder of Building Block of Dance

Dance Educator. Choreographer

Richard Elszy is passionately dedicated to training the next generation of dancers through his technical expertise, and inspiring them with inventive and picturesque choreography.

With 23 years of teaching experience and as technical director for a nationally ranked dance studio for the last 15 years, Richard has been able to hone his craft of building dancers from the ground up one block at a time. At a very young age, dancers are expected to perform so many complicated tricks, steps and skills.  It is Richards mission to build the foundation of proper posture, alignment, focus, stretch and strength to prepare them ahead for the demands of today's dance trends and styles.


Richard has created “Building Blocks of Dance” an online dance technique program for teachers.  BBD provides strategies and tips on how to make complex concepts relatable to young dancers.  The key fundamentals of Building Blocks of Dance, posture and placement are what makes a dancers body safer, stronger, builds longevity and creates a better canvas for building technical skills and style. This program has successfully inspired teachers throughout the US and across the globe.



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