Shreveport Dance Academy is the “Home of the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.” We offer a graded curriculum of professional-quality instruction, under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Dance, in the art and technique of Classical Ballet. We offer supplemental classes in Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, and Pilates. Our Jazz and Tap Ensembles Competition Division offers competition teams in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Tap.
Our ballet students have gone on to dance professionally in such companies as Columbia City Ballet and The City Ballet of San Diego. Younger students are regularly accepted and often offered scholarships to American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Idaho, School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, The Kirov’s Universal Ballet Academy, Texas Ballet Theatre, Orlando Ballet to name a few.
Although we call ourselves a Ballet School, we offer a variety of classes in many styles and dance forms. We realize that all dance forms are based and perfected by classical ballet. We offer a quality experience in a quality environment. You will find real dance training taught by experienced teachers; careful disciplined instruction, with love (most faculty are parents too!), and an effort to make classes fun as well; a competition division that realizes the value of a ballet base, respects the students, and always are open and honest with parents.
We offer classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, and Pilates. Dancers will be placed in levels based on the curriculum and ages established by the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. We require that all students in Jazz III and above must be enrolled in a ballet class. It is not unusual for a student to remain at a particular level for 2 or 3 years based on such factors as emotional maturity, physical growth, strength, comprehension, and competency. All jazz students must remain in each level for two years unless given permission to progress by the instructor.
At Shreveport Dance Academy, in addition to Adult Ballet Program, we offer classes in jazz, hip hop, tap, Pilates mat, and modern.
Teenagers who have not had extensive ballet training and wish to begin classes are encouraged to attend our Adult Classes.