Archive for July, 2017

Summer Dance Intensive Camp

July 12th, 2017



Carley was born and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. After 16 years of extensive training, she settled in Toronto at age 18 to begin pursuing her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Over the years she has had the chance to compete and train all over the world. During Carley’s competitive years, she received “Dancer Of The Year” and a scholarship to train in Paris France, an apprenticeship to assist the Extreme Dance faculty with Melissa Williams (So You Think You Can Dance Canada), “The Next Level” award to train in Los Angeles & New York, “Adjudicators Choice”, as well as numerous scholarships from world-renowned choreographers.


Soon after graduation, Carley was accepted into the Toronto O.I.P. Dance Company. Since then, she has gone on to work with many of Toronto’s top choreographers. Carley has had the opportunity to work on projects and performances for Madonna, Deborah Cox, Capital Cities, Paloma Ford, Shawn Desman, DYLN, Toronto Fashion Week, “Just Dance” the video game launch, The Much Music Video Awards with international pop-rock band “Hedley”, World Pride, The Pan American Games 1 Year Launch, and many more.


Most recently, Carley was featured as a dancer for the LifetimeTV Movie “Perfect High” starring actress Bella Thorne, danced on the MMVA Red Carpet for Coleman Hell, shared the stage with Pop Star Kiesza at the Air Canada Centre, and worked with Melissa Molinaro on her latest Music Video.


Aside from performing, Carley is thrilled to be choreographing for multi-award winning  “Le PeTiT CiRqUe”, as well as Australian pop group “Aussie Youth”. Carley is now residing in North Hollywood, California continuing her commercial dance career with Go 2 Talent Agency.


Born and raised in the Bronx, the Birth Place of Hip Hop, internationally accredited dancer/choreographer/actor, Anthony “Kanec” Carr, has shared his talent through various mediums including television, film, and stage.


Anthony trained vigorously at New York City’s prestigious School of American Ballet, while simultaneously attending the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). At the age of 18, Kanec began training in hip-hop at Broadway Dance Center. Soon thereafter, he became a member of an elite group of entertainers, The Amount Boyz. With his raw talent and intense technical training, in combination with his natural knack for performing and the inspiration from his fellow group members, Kanec soon found himself on pop-star, Justin Bieber’s World Tour. 


Kanec can be seen working with multi-platinum selling recording artist Missy Elliott, with whom he’s performed the Katy Perry Super Bowl Halftime Show with. Along with Missy Elliot, Kanec has performed with Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown, TLC and Nick Jonas to name a few. He has also been a featured dancer in multiple movies and television shows (Step Up 1 & 3), FAME, Hairspray, Justin Bieber 3D Movie, Glee) and performed on many high profile stages such as the Grammys, Oscars, and many musical Award Shows!

Summer Latin Workshops- Thursday’s

July 19th, 2017



Register today as spots are limited!


(Only applicable per individual student)

 Feel the heat as you Dance to rhythms such as Salsa, Bachata & Reggaeton!


Ages 8-12 5:00 – 6:00
Ages 13+ 6:15 – 7:15

Thursday July 20th *Deadline to register July 19th
Thursday July 27th *Deadline to register July 26th 
Thursday August 3rd *Deadline to register August 2nd

Cost: $15.00 Including tax per class
* Sign up for all 3 dates and receive a 20% discount !
* Pre registration highly recommended

Register in person with cash, debit or credit card.

Alternatively, you can register over the phone with a Visa or Mastercard.

Nationals Awards 2017

July 13th, 2017

Our competitive teams had the pleasure of attending this year’s Nationals in June 2017. Our teams did an outstanding job competing against some of the best studios across Canada. Congratulations to everyone who competed and a special congratulations to the following pieces for bringing home these awards…


»Explosion Lyrical Team “Promises” 2nd Place

» Explosion Jazz Team ” Toxic” 2nd place

Special Pieces

» Jacob Schroeder Hip Hop Solo “Revival” 1st Place

» Madison Guarino Jazz Solo “Mutation” 1st place

» Tap Trio (Devyn, Madalayn, Madison G) ” Fever” 1st place

» Ballet Trio (Selene, Olivia & Missy) “Three Little Ladies” 1st Place

» Ellie Farrell Lyrical Solo “o” 2nd Place

» Madison Guarino Hip Hop Solo “Champagne Madi” 2nd Place

»Madison Guarino Lyrical Solo ” Sweet Child O Mine” 2nd Place

» Natasha Purificacion Tap Solo “And She Was” 2nd place

» Jace Stefanec Hip Hop Solo 2nd Place

» Katherine Durand Tap Solo “Boogie Shoes” 3rd place

» Corina Schuler Musical Theatre Solo “Mein Heirr” 3rd place

» Tayler Buss Lyrical Solo “No Witnesses” 3rd Place

Dance World Cup Awards 2017

July 13th, 2017

L.A. Dance Academy teams and special pieces had the pleasure of travelling to Whistler, BC this July to compete in Dance World Cup.  Our students did an outstanding job and were proof that good things happen with hard work, dedication and heart! We could not be more proud of our students growth this past season and these awards were the cherry on top of an amazing year! Thank you to everyone who supported and cheered them on from home, your love and support meant so much. LADA had 19 pieces at Dance World Cup and we brought  home the following awards…

》Elite Jazz “Ghost of Sky” 1st . Ghost of Sky also received a special award for the “Highest Score North America” across all genres and ages out of all of the Canadian, U.S. & Mexican Teams.

》Elite Jazz Team “Break away”2nd
》Elite Lyrical “People help the People” 2nd
》Elite Hip Hop “Goosebumps” 3rd
》Elite Tap “Ease on Down” 3rd
》Explosion Jazz “Toxic” 1st
》Explosion Lyrical “Promises” 2nd

Special Pieces:
》Jazz trio (myah, madi w, ella) “pop drop roll” 1st
》 Jacob Schroeder HH solo “Revival” 1st
》 Jace Stefanec HH solo “A Trilli” 1st
》 Corina Schuler Musical Theatre “Mein Herr” 2nd
》Madi Guarino Jazz solo “Mutation” 2nd
》Madi Guarino lyrical solo “Sweet child o Mine” 2nd
》Isabella Johnson lyrical solo “Heal” 3rd
》Hip Hop Trio (Adriana, Caselle, Brielle) “Girl Talk” 3rd
》Kaydence Thomas HH solo “The Trap” 3rd

The following choreographies were also recognized by scouts from Romania who had been watching the competition. These scouts invited these pieces to compete in Romania in November 2017.

》Elite Jazz “Ghost of Sky”

》Explosion Jazz “Toxic”

》Madi Guarino Jazz solo “Mutation”
》Madi Guarino lyrical solo “Sweet child o Mine”