Recreational Classes

Our focus is to provide a comfortable, safe, challenging, FUN, and energetic atmosphere. We want everyone to enjoy the passion of dance regardless of age, level or experience which is why we put extra care in ensuring we have a class for every age/level and genre No matter where you are in your dance journey we are sure to find a class that fits just right for you! All  full season (September- May) recreational classes will perform in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall in May.

 

High Quality Costumes: 

All full season Recital Classes will be required to purchase a professionally made costume through our front desk in the fall. Each costume has been selected by your child’s teacher to perfectly match their recital routine.

We pride ourselves in offering our students high quality costumes that are age appropriate and completely hassle free to you!

We think of everything:
    • Professional Seamstress sizes your child within class time. No need to come on a separate day!
    • All costumes on hangers and in a garment bag.
    • No extra sewing required on any costume. If alternations are needed we will take care of it!

* Provided at no extra charge!



Classes

Classes

Aerial Silks

(Ages 8 – 18+)

Beginner to Advanced Levels Available

Full Season Program

Gain strength, flexibility and body awareness in a safe & fun environment. In Aerial silks you will be learning skills on the fabrics close and far away from the floor. The skills introduced involve strength, flexibility and creativity. Silks and mats will be provided. This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall in May.

Want to try something short term? Check out our Summer Camp Section! 

Acro

(Ages 7 – 18 )

Beginner to advanced levels available

Full Season Program

We are proud to be one of the only dance studio’s on the north side of the city to be certified in conducting classes under the professional “Acrobatic Arts” curriculum. Acro focuses on building basic and advanced gymnastic skills (tricks) to be used with dance combinations. This program provides students with the unique opportunity to develop their creativity & artistry through dance and gymnastics combined. With a focus on quality of movement and increasing body awareness, it is the perfect compliment to dance and aerial training. Mats will be provided.  This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall in May. 

Want to try something short term? Check out our Summer Camp Section! 

Ballet

(Ages 6-18 yrs)

Beginner to advanced levels available.

Full Season Program

Ballet classes are the critical foundation of all dance styles including jazz, lyrical, pointe, tap, acro, musical theatre and hip hop. Ballet classes focus on proper dance technique, body placement and dance terminology. It helps develop strength, posture and body awareness.  L.A. Dance Academy follows the Royal Academy of Dance of England ballet syllabus starting at pre-primary to grade 8. We highly recommend ballet to all students who would like to further their dance training in the styles mentioned above. This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall in May.

Boys Hip Hop

(Ages 6-14)

Beginner to advanced levers available.

Full Season Program

Calling all boys! We are proud to offer the largest Boys Only Program in the city! Come and learn how to dance in a fun, safe environment while increasing strength and coordination which is vital for all sports! The Boys Only Hip-Hop Program is tailored just for the boys and allows them to learn styles such as break dancing, popping, locking, new school, old school and free styling. . This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall.

Over 14? We welcome you to join our co-ed teen hip hop classes!

Want to try something short term? Try our Co-ed 6 Week Mini Hip Hop- Now Accepting Registration!

Hip Hop

(Ages 6-18)

Beginner to advanced levels available.

Full Season Program

Come and learn some of the hottest new hip hop dance moves straight from L.A. and move like your favorite stars! These high energy, funky and modern street dance style classes will help students enhance their technique, stamina, confidence, and physical fitness.We believe that although free movement is important and encouraged, students will best develop their skills by following a standard curriculum. Our set hip hop curriculum allows students to learn about rhythm, body awareness and many hip hop styles such as Locking, Popping, New Jack, New School Party Dances, House , Dancehall, Waacking and much more! As students continue in our program they will also learn about the importance of freestyle and textures. Our curriculum is specially designed to  build the self confidence of each child by the breakdown of set movements, encouraging self expression and by introducing hip hop in all of its forms. We are proud to offer many styles of hip hop so that students are not limited to one stream but rather are well rounded dancers and have the opportunity to excel in many styles.This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall in May.

Want to try something short term? Check out our Spring 6 Week Mini Hip Hop Program

Jazz

(Ages 6-18+)

Beginner – Advanced Levels available.

Full Season Program

Our jazz classes offer students the opportunity to learn the Jazz style through our very own L.A.D.A. Jazz Curriculum. We begin by breaking down jazz foundation and jazz technique starting at the barre and then continued in the centre with kicks, turns, jumps, and varied progressions across the floor. These classes also provide students with a focus on flexibility and performance. This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall.

For extended progression in this style we highly recommend students take this with a ballet class.

Tap

(Ages 6-17)

Beginner to advanced levels available.

Full Season Program

This class highlights some of the basic fundamentals of dance, creating rhythm, improving coordination and endurance. Focusing on footwork, students will develop their skills while learning the different styles of tap including, a Capella, street, classic and broadway. An energetic experience providing a fun, creative and modern style of movement. This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall.

Ladies Jazz

 (Ages 25+)

Beginner – Intermediate Level

Full Season Program

Calling all ladies, it’s your time to shine! A specially priced class offered for all the moms of L.A. Dance Academy. Now it’s your turn to learn some jazz and show your children just where they got those moves from. In this beginner/intermediate class you will learn the basics of jazz in a fun, easy-going environment. With catchy music and a relaxed atmosphere, you will be sure to have great time. So come out and give it a try. Bring a friend if you like but definitely bring yourself! This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall. (Adults only & recital is OPTIONAL!)

Lyrical

(Ages 8-18)

Experienced ballet & jazz dancers only, ages 8 & up.

Full Season Program

Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet.  It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. The goal of the lyrical dancer is to convey the emotion of a song’s lyrics. Intense emotional expression of the face and body are necessary to tell a story that evolves along the lines of the song to which lyrical dance is performed. This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall.

*Please note: Students must have experience in jazz and ballet for a minimum of 2+ years and must be currently enrolled in ballet and jazz  in order to be eligible for a lyrical class.*

Musical Theatre

(Ages 7 – 12)

Beginner to advanced levels available.

Full Season Program

Learn the art of Musical Theatre and the elements it takes to perform like a Broadway star. Study Acting, Dancing and Singing through games, scene study, vocal technique and stylized dance. This class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall.

*To help a student’s progression it is recommended that students take a jazz class to supplement this Musical Theatre class*

Pre Pointe

(Ages 13-18)

Intermediate — Advanced Level

Full Season Program

Students who take intermediate – advanced levels of ballet and meet the age criteria can be invited into our Pre Pointe-Program. Our top priority is always the safety of our students and our Pre Pointe-program aids in preparing students for the technique and strength required of an advanced Pointe class. Students will learn various ankle, calve, hip, core and ballet technique strengthening exercises which will be essential to the readiness of a student to get on Pointe shoes. All students will  start the season in ballet slippers and will be assessed for pointe shoes within class time. Students who receive their pointe shoes will continue the remainder of the season executing exercises in their shoes, while students who are not yet ready for shoes will continue to strengthen and participate in classes in their soft shoes. This entire class will participate in our year end recital held at The Centennial Concert Hall in soft shoes. Students who received their pointe shoes will also perform in soft shoes but will be automatically placed in our Pointe program the following season.

Please note: Age and technique are an important factor when considering a Pre-pointe class. For example, students between the ages of 12 and 14 may not be ready for a pointe class as their feet may be too soft and bone strength may not be fully developed which can cause serious and permanent foot injuries if starting pointe work too early. For this reason, we take the time to carefully assess students even well into the season to ensure that the student is ready for their shoes. 

Pointe

(Ages 14-18)

Advanced  Level

Full Season Program

Students who have advanced ballet training and/or have completed the pre-pointe training program will be invited to join our Pointe class. This classical technique is performed by a dancer who supports their body weight on the tips of a fully extended vertical foot with hard pointe shoes through positions such as relevé, sauté or piqué to achieve fluid movements such as adage and allegros. Extensive training is required to be in our pointe class as students must have the appropriate strength and technique to avoid serious injury. Factors considered for Pointe are age, ballet experience, strength and body alignment. The safety of our students is our top priority! 

Stretch & Strength

(Ages 8 – 18)

Intermediate – Advanced Level

Full Season Program

This program is specially designed for intermediate- advanced students to strengthen muscles, flexibility and core while building endurance and overall technique. Students will execute various exercises using a roller, dynaband, bosu balls, yoga blocks etc.

This program is specifically for technique and will not participate in our year end recital.

This program is currently closed. More information about this program may be available in January 2020