LDA offers classes in:
Class placement is at the discretion of the instructor. Ages listed next to the levels are to be used as a gentle guideline for class consideration. New students on the cusp of an age group may be asked to participate in both classes for the first week in order to assess the correct level of placement for optimum learning and growth. All Ballet students Grade II and above are required to attend two ballet classes per week. Students Grade III and above are eligible to be considered to attend Pointe Class. It is highly recommended that all students studying Jazz or Contemporary also study Ballet as it is the basis of all dance forms. Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, and Advanced I & II level students are advised to attend a minimum of three Ballet, one Pointe Class, Body Conditioning and one Elective each week to increase strength, stamina and maintain the proficiency that is required at this level.
Music and Voice lessons are open to all students and are part of monthly tuition.
All clothing is to be clean and without holes, rips or tears. No outside attire including shoes allowed.
Ballet: (Girls) Students are to wear pink tights and class assigned leotards and skirts. Leotards and skirts are to be ordered through LDA. (Boys) Students are to wear black shorts, black tights, or black dance pants, a white t-shirt, and white socks.
Tap/Jazz/Contemporary: (Girls) Students may wear dance crop tops, dance shorts, dance pants or any color tights and leotard. (Boys) Students my wear dance pants, shorts and any color t-shirt. No out door attire.
Hip-Hop: Any color tights, dance shorts or pants, any color leotard, or dance shirt.
Music Classes: Loose fitting comfortable clothing.
Ballet: (Girls) Pink Ballet shoes. (Boys) Black Ballet shoes. All shoes must fit snugly. Shoes may be leather or canvas, split sole permitted.
Pointe: New students must see Mrs Mullen to discuss proper sizing and fitting. Students will be required to purchase new shoes throughout the season as it is unsafe to dance on ‘dead’ shoes.
Tap: Black tap shoes buckle or tie.
Jazz: Jazz shoes recommended (black.) Students may also wear Footundeez.
Contemporary: Footundeez or bare feet
Hip-Hop: Dance sneakers or sneakers dedicated to class use only.
Hair & Jewelry
Ballet: All female students must have their hair in a bun
All other Dance Forms: Hair must be secured up and off of the face. Small stud earrings allowed (one per ear) no other jewelry permitted in class, including body piercings.