August 21 - First Day!
August 26 - Glens Art Market Performance 10:30am and 12:30pm
September 4 - Closed for Labor Day
September 11 - Nutcracker Audition for Ballet 3, 4, & 5 4:30-6:30pm
September 15 - Ballet Ariel Audition 5:00-6:00pm
September 23 - Teen/Adult Saturday Ballet start date
September 30 - Nutcracker Rehearsal Ballet 3, 4, 5 12:00-3:00pm
October 2 through 7 - Bring a Friend to Dance Week!
October 21 - Nutcracker Rehearsal Ballet 3, 4, 5 12:00-3:00pm
November 11 - Nutcracker ALL CAST Dress Rehearsal 12:00-5:00pm
November 20 through 25 - Closed for Thanksgiving
December 3 - Nutcracker Tea
December 11 through 16 - Parent Observation Week for classes not in Nutcracker Tea
December 18 - Last Day of Fall Semester
December 19 through January 7 - Closed for Winter Break
January 8 - First Day Spring Semester
January 15 - Open for classes on MLK Day
February 17 - Contemporary Dance Showcase
February 19 - Open for classes on President's Day
March 11 through 16 - Parent Observation Week for all Ballet, Pre-Ballet, and Ballet/Tap classes
March 18 through 23 - Closed for Spring Break
May 31 through June 2 - Spring Recital
LDA students are welcome to take a make-up class with any class in the same age range. Please choose a class from our list of active classes, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the class name and date your child is going to take a make-up class. If more than three students sign up to take a make-up at the same time, we may contact you to choose another day. We do not pro-rate for missed classes or closures due to inclement weather.
Students should be timely to class, prepared mentally and physically to participate, and wearing appropriate dress for class. Students are expected to participate fully in class unless they are ill or injured. A student late to class should wait at the door to be invited in by their instructor. Students will speak respectfully in class, encourage peers and lead by example. Food, gum, jewelry, and cell phones are not allowed in the dance studio. Students should not be in a dance studio without instructor permission.
At Lakewood Dance Academy, we offer many performance opportunities for our students to showcase their skills and gain valuable experience. LDA produces three mainstage shows per year and our Ensemble student company performs in several additional events throughout the year. Nutcracker Tea is December 3, 2023 Contemporary Dance Showcase is February 17, 2024 and Spring Recital is June 1-2, 2024.
Students in levels 2 through 5 are encouraged to miss no more than two of each class they're enrolled in per semester. Students who miss four or more of an individual class may be contacted by the director to discuss make-up classes, private lessons, or a change of enrollment that better serves the student.
There is no attendance policy for Level 1 and young children's classes. Attendance plays a large part in a student’s preparedness for class and performance, and good attendance is strongly encouraged.
Tuition is due by the 5th of the month for classes and camps in the coming month. Accounts with a card on file are processed on the 5th of each month. Summer camps, drop-in classes and workshops are one time payments. All tuition for weekly classes is due monthly. August and December are pro-rated to a half month.
Safety is a top priority for our staff, and we use proven methods such as BrainDance to support healthy neuromuscular development. We want your child to feel welcome and safe in this space and encourage open dialogue regarding emotional and physical wellbeing. We ask that students do not attend class when sick or symptomatic. Students may take make-up classes at any time. Parents and guardians will be notified of any injury or illness that occurs in our dance studios.