Dance Practice

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality dance instruction with a focus on classical ballet as the main foundation. We believe that each dancer has the ability with proper guidance and technical training to develop as a well-rounded dancer or performer.


Abigail School of Dance has trained professional dance teachers who are skilled and knowledgeable in their dance genre. ASD instructors will make sure that each student receives one-on-one dance training by providing positive and instructional feedback. 

Elaine Sledge is the Founder and Artistic Director of Abigail School of Dance, LLC. Elaine is a native of Detroit, MI, and her training began with classical ballet at Marygrove College and Center of Creative Studies. She was also trained in modern dance. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dance from Wayne State University where she received a full dance scholarship from the Maggie Allesse Department of Dance.


While training at WSU, Elaine has been featured at the Detroit Institute of Art for the Degas and the Dance exhibit. She has performed with Detroit Dance Collective (guest dancer), Mme. Cadillac Dance Theater, Havana's International Festival of Dance in Cuba, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (guest dancer) and the Detroit Michigan Opera Theatre. 


With over a decade of experience in her field, Elaine has created and developed dance programs for the following: Commonwealth Academy, Detroit Parkman Public Library, and The Youth Connection. 


This year, she created and designed a program for the  Michigan Opera Theatre’s Education and Community Program Department. 



Elaine is very excited about ASD and teaching dance to young people who has a strong desires and willingness to learn. She believes that dance is hard work; therefore, student must be willing to work hard.