The world of dance is changing, and to have a competitive edge for the possibility of dancing whether for a professional company, college dance team or the entertainment world such as Broadway, DisneyWorld etc. requires more strength and ability to dance "big" with technique and heart and soul. We believe at LFSD this means to be able to include in choreography, not only jumps,turns and extensions but strong off the floor moves and even gymnastic skills. More skill and strength frees a dancer to perform from the "heart and soul" with no restrictions. It is something we as dancers and artists are always striving for more of, and continually want to excel more in! Goals are to be set and broken and set again...always soaring to be more technical and more expressive! Therefore, at LFSD, we now have been including a strong acro program to all our classes. We believe in giving your dancer excellence in training including the competitive edge through the skill of acrobatics. Our instructors will continually be excellng in instruction through our Acrobatic Arts Testing and Certifications.
Dance & Acrobatic Technique Placement Policy
Class placement by our well-trained staff ensures that your child is at the appropriate level for her / his level of development. Skills in acrobatics and gymnastics will be evaluated and tested throughout the months for safety and proper skill progression. We follow Acrobatic Arts Syllabus & Testing, USA Gymnastics Certifications and Patti-Komara Preschool/ Elementary Gymnastics Syllabus. Please read the professional bios on dance instructors under staff.
Ballet is the foundation of many dance techniques and is encouraged before or along with the study of jazz. We realize, however, that a child may not want to pursue a serious level of study, therefore we do allow dancers to enroll in any class without ballet.