Schedule - 2018-19

Location Name Class Days
Studio A
Ballet 1
Ages 8+ Ballet 1 is a beginning/intermediate level class designed for students who have an understanding of the Ballet fundamentals. Students in Ballet 1 should have previous Ballet training.
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio K
Creative Dance
Ages 3-4 Creative Dance provides students with opportunities to explore the fundamentals of dance, while engaging in fun games and exercises that stimulate the senses and help develop coordination.
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Ballet/Tumbling Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Tumbling Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Acro. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Acro through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio K
Creative Dance
Ages 3-4 Creative Dance provides students with opportunities to explore the fundamentals of dance, while engaging in fun games and exercises that stimulate the senses and help develop coordination.
Monday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Pre-Pointe
Ages 8+ Pre-Pointe is a strengthening class that prepares students for pointework. Pre-Pointe is to be taken concurrently with Ballet 1 or Ballet 2.
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Jazz 3
Ages 13+ Jazz 3 is an advanced level class for students with many years of dance training. Students in Jazz 3 must also be enrolled in a ballet class. Teacher permission is required for enrollment in Jazz 3.
Monday
5:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet 2
Ages 11+ Ballet 2 is an intermediate level class designed for students who have a strong understanding of the Ballet fundamentals. Students in Ballet 2 should have previous Ballet training.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio K
Ballet/Jazz Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Jazz Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Jazz. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Jazz through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet 3
Ages 13+ Ballet 3 is an advanced level class for students with many years of Ballet training. Teacher permission is required for enrollment in Ballet 3.
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Jazz 2
Ages 11+ Jazz 2 is an intermediate level class designed to build upon the fundamentals of Jazz. Students in Jazz 2 should have several years of previous training.
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Hip Hop 2
Ages 12+ Hip Hop 2 is an intermediate/advanced class designed for students who have previous Hip Hop experience.
Monday
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Pointe
Ages 8+ Pre-Pointe is a strengthening class that prepares students for pointework. Pre-Pointe is to be taken concurrently with Ballet 1, Ballet 2 or Ballet 3
Monday
8:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet/Tap Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Tap Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Tap. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Tap through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio K
Creative Dance
Ages 3-4 Creative Dance provides students with opportunities to explore the fundamentals of dance, while engaging in fun games and exercises that stimulate the senses and help develop coordination.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Acro 1
Ages 6+ Acro 1 is a beginning level class designed to introduce the fundamentals of acrobatic dance. Students enrolled in Acro must also be enrolled in a Ballet, Jazz or Hip Hop class.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio K
Creative Dance
Ages 3-4 Creative Dance provides students with opportunities to explore the fundamentals of dance, while engaging in fun games and exercises that stimulate the senses and help develop coordination.
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Basic Ballet
Ages 6+ Basic Ballet is a beginning level class for students who have not taken ballet before, or who are moving on from our Combo classes.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Basic Jazz
Ages 6+ Basic Jazz is a beginning level class for students who have not taken Jazz before, or who are moving on from our Combo classes.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Tap 2
Ages 11+ Tap 2 is an advanced level class for students who have several years of Tap experience.
Tuesday
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Basic Hip Hop
Ages 6+ Basic Hip Hop is a beginning level for students who have not taken Hip Hop before, or who are moving on from our Combo classes.
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Lyrical
Ages 8+ Lyrical uses foundations of ballet and jazz technique to create a movement style that is both dynamic and graceful. Students in Lyrical must also be enrolled in a Ballet class.
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet/Tap Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Tap Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Tap. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Tap through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Hip Hop 1
Ages 8+ Hip Hop 1 is an intermediate level class for students who have previous dance experience.
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Basic Tap
Ages 6+ Basic Tap is a beginning level class for students who have not taken Tap before, or are moving on from our Combo classes.
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Jazz 1
Ages 8+ Jazz 1 is a beginning/intermediate level class designed for students who have an understanding of the Jazz fundamentals. Students in Jazz 1 should have previous dance training.
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Acro 2
Ages 11+ Acro 2 is an intermediate level class designed to build on the basic skills introduced in Acro 1. Dancers in Acro 2 should have previous dance or gymnastics experience, as well as be enrolled in a Ballet, Jazz or Hip Hop class.
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Tap 1
Ages 8+ Tap 1 is an intermediate level class designed for students who have an understanding of the Tap fundamentals. Students in Tap 1 should have previous Tap experience.
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Jazz 2
Ages 11+ Jazz 2 is an intermediate level class designed to build upon the fundamentals of Jazz. Students in Jazz 2 should have several years of previous training.
Wednesday
8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet/Jazz Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Jazz Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Jazz. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Jazz through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Basic Jazz
Ages 6+ Basic Jazz is a beginning level class for students who have not taken Jazz before, or who are moving on from our Combo classes.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio K
Creative Tumbling
Ages 3-4 Creative Tumbling provides students with opportunities to explore the fundamentals of dance and acro, while engaging in fun games and exercises that stimulate the senses and help develop coordination.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Basic Ballet
Ages 6+ Basic Ballet is a beginning level class for students who have not taken Ballet before, or who are moving on from our Combo classes.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Jazz 1
Ages 8+ Jazz 1 is a beginning/intermediate level class designed for students who have an understanding of the Jazz fundamentals. Students in Jazz 1 should have previous dance training.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio K
Creative Tumbling
Ages 3-4 Creative Tumbling provides students with opportunities to explore the fundamentals of dance and acro, while engaging in fun games and exercises that stimulate the senses and help develop coordination.
Thursday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet 1
Ages 8+ Ballet 1 is a beginning/intermediate level class designed for students who have an understanding of the Ballet fundamentals. Students in Ballet 1 should have previous Ballet training.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio K
Ballet/Tumbling Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Tumbling Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Acro. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Acro through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Basic Hip Hop
Ages 6+ Basic Hip Hop is a beginning level for students who have not taken Hip Hop before, or who are moving on from our Combo classes.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Hip Hop 1
Ages 8+ Hip Hop 1 is an intermediate level class for students who have previous dance experience.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Pre-Pointe
Ages 8+ Pre-Pointe is a strengthening class that prepares students for pointework. Pre-Pointe is to be taken concurrently with Ballet 1 or Ballet 2.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet 2
Ages 11+ Ballet 2 is an intermediate level class designed for students who have a strong understanding of the Ballet fundamentals. Students in Ballet 2 should have at least 2 years of previous Ballet training.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio B
Ballet/Tumbling Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Tumbling Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Acro. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Acro through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Friday
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Toddler & Me
Ages 3 and under Mommy & Me provides students with opportunities to explore the fundamentals of dance, while engaging in fun games and exercises that stimulate the senses and help develop coordination all with the presence and assistance of mom or dad.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Creative Dance
Ages 3-4 Creative Dance provides students with opportunities to explore the fundamentals of dance, while engaging in fun games and exercises that stimulate the senses and help develop coordination.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet/Tap Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Tap Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Tap. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Tap through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Basic Jazz
Ages 6+ Basic Jazz is a beginning level class for students who have not taken Jazz before, or who are moving on from our Combo classes.
Saturday
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Studio A
Ballet/Tumbling Combo
Ages 4-6 Ballet/Tumbling Combo introduces students to two different styles of dance - Ballet and Acro. Students will experience the fundamentals of Ballet and Acro through stimulating exercises and engaging combinations.
Saturday
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8
Fitness
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Sep 4 to Jun 8

Master Class Series - 2018-19

Location Name Class Days
Studio B
Acro Master Class - Beginner
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Acro instructors - Leah Fiore hails from Libertyville, IL where she began dancing when she was three years old. The bulk of her training took place at Talent Forum with many professional dancers from the Chicago dance community as talented teachers. She performed with their youth jazz company, Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, for five years, including in Eddy Ocampo's Gold Shoe Award-Winning performance in the Leo's Dancewear Competition at Jazz Dance World Congress 2011. Upon graduation, Leah went on to study at the the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University where she performed works by Doug Varone, Douglass Bentz, and Alyosn Laury. She graduated with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, along with a Business Management minor. After college, Leah moved to Buffalo, NY for a few years to train with jazz/modern company LehrerDance and began teaching many different styles, including Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet, at various dance studios all around the Buffalo area. She found her way back home to Chicago, where she performed with Inaside Chicago Dance and continued to teach a variety of styles and ages at a few dance studios there, also acting as choreographer for the Dance Connection's Spotlight Dance Company. Leah completed Module 1 of her Acrobatic Arts Certification and is so excited to bring this program to Lake Michigan Dance Academy as the Assistant Director.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Oct 27 to Oct 27
Studio B
Acro Master Class - Beginner
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Acro instructors - Leah Fiore hails from Libertyville, IL where she began dancing when she was three years old. The bulk of her training took place at Talent Forum with many professional dancers from the Chicago dance community as talented teachers. She performed with their youth jazz company, Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, for five years, including in Eddy Ocampo's Gold Shoe Award-Winning performance in the Leo's Dancewear Competition at Jazz Dance World Congress 2011. Upon graduation, Leah went on to study at the the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University where she performed works by Doug Varone, Douglass Bentz, and Alyosn Laury. She graduated with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, along with a Business Management minor. After college, Leah moved to Buffalo, NY for a few years to train with jazz/modern company LehrerDance and began teaching many different styles, including Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet, at various dance studios all around the Buffalo area. She found her way back home to Chicago, where she performed with Inaside Chicago Dance and continued to teach a variety of styles and ages at a few dance studios there, also acting as choreographer for the Dance Connection's Spotlight Dance Company. Leah completed Module 1 of her Acrobatic Arts Certification and is so excited to bring this program to Lake Michigan Dance Academy as the Assistant Director.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Mar 9 to Mar 9
Studio B
Ballet Master Class - Intermediate
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Ballet instructors - Cory is a retired professional dancer. He was classically trained from the age of 8 years old, when he started dancing with The Grand Rapids Ballet. He later went on to dance with numerous companies around the world, performing all different styles of dance. Cory is also a teacher and choreographer, and now finds passion in passing along the knowledge he has gained to the next generation of dancers.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Nov 3 to Nov 3
Studio B
Hip Hop Master Class - Beginner
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Hip Hop instructors - Deavondre Jones! Deavondre Jones, Founder of DanceSpire, has developed a unique and rewarding dance career despite a humble upbringing. Since the inception of DanceSpire in 2013, he has touched thousands of lives as a speaker, performer and instructor throughout the Midwest. As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he's been a vendor for Chicago Public Schools and reward "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Pilsen Community in 2015. In Michigan, he is best known for his commitment and consistency behind the weekly drop-in class: #DropInWednesdays and his recent showcase for the hit TV Show Tour: World of Dance - Michigan. To stay updated with the work he's doing you can follow his weekly "Consistency Builds Momentum" Vlog on Youtube.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sep 29 to Sep 29
Studio B
Hip Hop Master Class - Beginner
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Hip Hop instructors - Deavondre Jones! Deavondre Jones, Founder of DanceSpire, has developed a unique and rewarding dance career despite a humble upbringing. Since the inception of DanceSpire in 2013, he has touched thousands of lives as a speaker, performer and instructor throughout the Midwest. As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he's been a vendor for Chicago Public Schools and reward "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Pilsen Community in 2015. In Michigan, he is best known for his commitment and consistency behind the weekly drop-in class: #DropInWednesdays and his recent showcase for the hit TV Show Tour: World of Dance - Michigan. To stay updated with the work he's doing you can follow his weekly "Consistency Builds Momentum" Vlog on Youtube.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jan 26 to Jan 26
Studio B
Modern Master Class - Ages 8-11
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Modern instructors - Patricia Villanueva graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in Dance. She has been a Lansing area teacher for many years, teaching at Happendance-Okemos, The Dance Conservatory-Charlotte, Nerve Dance Company-Lansing, Adjunct faculty at MSU Department of Theater and Dance, and summer sessions at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Her choreography has been shown in venues across the state of Michigan, as well as in Chicago and Martha’s Vineyard; in 2014 Patricia was a finalist for the Maggie Allesee Choreography Award. She has served as Repititeur and Ballet Mistress for the Children’s Ballet Theater of Michigan, the Junior Division of Greater Lansing Ballet Company, and the Junior Division of Holland Area Youth Ballet. In her former life she performed with Happendance Professional Company (now Velocity!), Happendance Education Exchange, Greater Lansing Ballet Company, and Aerial Dance Theater. She is now happy to pass the floor burn and blisters on to others and stick to the stressful-but-less- busive jobs as Artistic Director for both Velocity Concert Dance and Education Exchange Outreach Company, and as an assistant director with Impulse Student Dance Company. She lives in Eaton Rapids with her husband, Tony, a rotation of daughters and son-in-law, and 2 cats.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Apr 13 to Apr 13
Studio B
Acro Master Class - Intermediate
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Acro instructors - Leah Fiore hails from Libertyville, IL where she began dancing when she was three years old. The bulk of her training took place at Talent Forum with many professional dancers from the Chicago dance community as talented teachers. She performed with their youth jazz company, Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, for five years, including in Eddy Ocampo's Gold Shoe Award-Winning performance in the Leo's Dancewear Competition at Jazz Dance World Congress 2011. Upon graduation, Leah went on to study at the the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University where she performed works by Doug Varone, Douglass Bentz, and Alyosn Laury. She graduated with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, along with a Business Management minor. After college, Leah moved to Buffalo, NY for a few years to train with jazz/modern company LehrerDance and began teaching many different styles, including Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet, at various dance studios all around the Buffalo area. She found her way back home to Chicago, where she performed with Inaside Chicago Dance and continued to teach a variety of styles and ages at a few dance studios there, also acting as choreographer for the Dance Connection's Spotlight Dance Company. Leah completed Module 1 of her Acrobatic Arts Certification and is so excited to bring this program to Lake Michigan Dance Academy as the Assistant Director.
Saturday
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Mar 9 to Mar 9
Studio B
Acro Master Class - Intermediate/Advanced
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Acro instructors - Leah Fiore hails from Libertyville, IL where she began dancing when she was three years old. The bulk of her training took place at Talent Forum with many professional dancers from the Chicago dance community as talented teachers. She performed with their youth jazz company, Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, for five years, including in Eddy Ocampo's Gold Shoe Award-Winning performance in the Leo's Dancewear Competition at Jazz Dance World Congress 2011. Upon graduation, Leah went on to study at the the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University where she performed works by Doug Varone, Douglass Bentz, and Alyosn Laury. She graduated with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, along with a Business Management minor. After college, Leah moved to Buffalo, NY for a few years to train with jazz/modern company LehrerDance and began teaching many different styles, including Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet, at various dance studios all around the Buffalo area. She found her way back home to Chicago, where she performed with Inaside Chicago Dance and continued to teach a variety of styles and ages at a few dance studios there, also acting as choreographer for the Dance Connection's Spotlight Dance Company. Leah completed Module 1 of her Acrobatic Arts Certification and is so excited to bring this program to Lake Michigan Dance Academy as the Assistant Director.
Saturday
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Oct 27 to Oct 27
Studio B
Hip Hop Master Class - Intermediate
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Hip Hop instructors - Deavondre Jones! Deavondre Jones, Founder of DanceSpire, has developed a unique and rewarding dance career despite a humble upbringing. Since the inception of DanceSpire in 2013, he has touched thousands of lives as a speaker, performer and instructor throughout the Midwest. As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he's been a vendor for Chicago Public Schools and reward "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Pilsen Community in 2015. In Michigan, he is best known for his commitment and consistency behind the weekly drop-in class: #DropInWednesdays and his recent showcase for the hit TV Show Tour: World of Dance - Michigan. To stay updated with the work he's doing you can follow his weekly "Consistency Builds Momentum" Vlog on Youtube.
Saturday
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sep 29 to Sep 29
Studio B
Hip Hop Master Class - Intermediate
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Hip Hop instructors - Deavondre Jones! Deavondre Jones, Founder of DanceSpire, has developed a unique and rewarding dance career despite a humble upbringing. Since the inception of DanceSpire in 2013, he has touched thousands of lives as a speaker, performer and instructor throughout the Midwest. As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he's been a vendor for Chicago Public Schools and reward "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Pilsen Community in 2015. In Michigan, he is best known for his commitment and consistency behind the weekly drop-in class: #DropInWednesdays and his recent showcase for the hit TV Show Tour: World of Dance - Michigan. To stay updated with the work he's doing you can follow his weekly "Consistency Builds Momentum" Vlog on Youtube.
Saturday
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Jan 26 to Jan 26
Studio B
Modern Master Class - Ages 12+
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Modern instructors - Patricia Villanueva graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in Dance. She has been a Lansing area teacher for many years, teaching at Happendance-Okemos, The Dance Conservatory-Charlotte, Nerve Dance Company-Lansing, Adjunct faculty at MSU Department of Theater and Dance, and summer sessions at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Her choreography has been shown in venues across the state of Michigan, as well as in Chicago and Martha’s Vineyard; in 2014 Patricia was a finalist for the Maggie Allesee Choreography Award. She has served as Repititeur and Ballet Mistress for the Children’s Ballet Theater of Michigan, the Junior Division of Greater Lansing Ballet Company, and the Junior Division of Holland Area Youth Ballet. In her former life she performed with Happendance Professional Company (now Velocity!), Happendance Education Exchange, Greater Lansing Ballet Company, and Aerial Dance Theater. She is now happy to pass the floor burn and blisters on to others and stick to the stressful-but-less- busive jobs as Artistic Director for both Velocity Concert Dance and Education Exchange Outreach Company, and as an assistant director with Impulse Student Dance Company. She lives in Eaton Rapids with her husband, Tony, a rotation of daughters and son-in-law, and 2 cats.
Saturday
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Apr 13 to Apr 13
Studio B
Ballet Master Class - Advanced
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Ballet instructors - Cory is a retired professional dancer. He was classically trained from the age of 8 years old, when he started dancing with The Grand Rapids Ballet. He later went on to dance with numerous companies around the world, performing all different styles of dance. Cory is also a teacher and choreographer, and now finds passion in passing along the knowledge he has gained to the next generation of dancers.
Saturday
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Nov 3 to Nov 3
Studio B
Acro Master Class - Advanced
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Acro instructors - Leah Fiore hails from Libertyville, IL where she began dancing when she was three years old. The bulk of her training took place at Talent Forum with many professional dancers from the Chicago dance community as talented teachers. She performed with their youth jazz company, Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, for five years, including in Eddy Ocampo's Gold Shoe Award-Winning performance in the Leo's Dancewear Competition at Jazz Dance World Congress 2011. Upon graduation, Leah went on to study at the the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University where she performed works by Doug Varone, Douglass Bentz, and Alyosn Laury. She graduated with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, along with a Business Management minor. After college, Leah moved to Buffalo, NY for a few years to train with jazz/modern company LehrerDance and began teaching many different styles, including Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet, at various dance studios all around the Buffalo area. She found her way back home to Chicago, where she performed with Inaside Chicago Dance and continued to teach a variety of styles and ages at a few dance studios there, also acting as choreographer for the Dance Connection's Spotlight Dance Company. Leah completed Module 1 of her Acrobatic Arts Certification and is so excited to bring this program to Lake Michigan Dance Academy as the Assistant Director.
Saturday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mar 9 to Mar 9
Studio B
Hip Hop Master Class - Advanced
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Hip Hop instructors - Deavondre Jones! Deavondre Jones, Founder of DanceSpire, has developed a unique and rewarding dance career despite a humble upbringing. Since the inception of DanceSpire in 2013, he has touched thousands of lives as a speaker, performer and instructor throughout the Midwest. As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he's been a vendor for Chicago Public Schools and reward "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Pilsen Community in 2015. In Michigan, he is best known for his commitment and consistency behind the weekly drop-in class: #DropInWednesdays and his recent showcase for the hit TV Show Tour: World of Dance - Michigan. To stay updated with the work he's doing you can follow his weekly "Consistency Builds Momentum" Vlog on Youtube.
Saturday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 29 to Sep 29
Studio B
Hip Hop Master Class - Advanced
Take class with one of West Michigan's top Hip Hop instructors - Deavondre Jones! Deavondre Jones, Founder of DanceSpire, has developed a unique and rewarding dance career despite a humble upbringing. Since the inception of DanceSpire in 2013, he has touched thousands of lives as a speaker, performer and instructor throughout the Midwest. As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he's been a vendor for Chicago Public Schools and reward "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Pilsen Community in 2015. In Michigan, he is best known for his commitment and consistency behind the weekly drop-in class: #DropInWednesdays and his recent showcase for the hit TV Show Tour: World of Dance - Michigan. To stay updated with the work he's doing you can follow his weekly "Consistency Builds Momentum" Vlog on Youtube.
Saturday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 26 to Jan 26


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