Why Choose LDA?
What makes us unique...
We know that you have a lot of choices when choosing the dance studio that is right for your family, so we wanted to help by telling you what makes LDA standout above the rest!
Educational, Not Competitive
La Danse Academie is an educational studio, not competitive, and we offer a varied curriculum of dance classes aimed at creating versatile and well-rounded dancers. For us, the knowledge, training and life skills that one receives through dance are greater than any trophy. Beyond their passion for dance, our students are also active and accomplished in academics, theater, band, and sports.
From the moment you walk in the door, we aim to treat everyone as family and create a warm and welcoming environment for all. The studio is like a home away from home for many of our students, and their classmates become their best friends. This atmosphere makes the classroom a safe space where dancers can take risks, express their emotions, and push and challenge themselves and each other.
We limit the number of students in each class based on the age of the dancers in the class to make sure everyone gets specialized attention. Due to this, some classes are known to close once we hit full capacity! Register early to save your spot. Many of our younger classes have a teacher plus classroom assistants that help with demonstrating and keeping everyone focused on learning.
All of our teachers are passionate about dance, have extensive dance training and continue to educate themselves through various certifications and classes. La Danse Academie teachers are members of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, where they attend bi-annual workshops focused on technique and pedagogy. Learn more about our teachers under Meet the Teachers.
At over 40' x 25' each, both of our dance studios are comparable to the size of a professional stage and have specialized sprung flooring to help absorb shock and prevent injuries. Convenient and plentiful parking for whether you are quickly dropping off your dancer or parking to stay awhile during class. During classes, parents can enjoy a seat in our Waiting Room with free wifi or stop by the Office Window to ask our staff a question.
Convenient Combination Scheduling
We know that you are the taxi-service for your family during the week, and juggling everyone's busy schedules can be hard. That's why we offer classes for our youngest dancers at multiple times during the week and combination class scheduling for our older dancers. By scheduling classes back-to-back or as a combination class, it helps alleviate some of the back and forth.
Professionally Produced Recital
Since dance is a performing art, the recital is an important part of the training process as students learn about theatre, rehearsal, perfecting a dance, and showcasing their skills. Each year, LDA produces a professional recital with exciting choreography and beautiful modest costumes. Your family and friends will enjoy celebrating your dancer's accomplishments in this end-of-year production.
La Danse Academie is proud to be affiliated and partner with some of the best organizations in the industry:
Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM)
Wingman for Dance
Dance Studio Owner
Southern Association of Dance Masters