The Academy offers a variety of classes including Dance
Play, Creative Dance, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap,
Be-Moved® and specialized classes. We
offer challenging programs designed for the serious dance
student who plans to continue in the field. We also provide
classes for children, teens and adults who simply love to
dance or just want to experience the rewards that this
artistic discipline can bring to one’s life!
Everyone and anyone should and can
Professional dance instruction will be offered year round for three
year olds through adults. Classes will be scheduled at a
variety of times in the dance studios at the Recreation
Special workshops will also be offered throughout the year.
dance recital is held in May to showcase the dancers'
progress. Currently taking registrations for the year long
classes and Fall classes.
National Honor Society for Dance
thrilled to announce that the Lake Forest Dance Academy is
now a chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts!
This exciting program is available through the National
Dance Education Organization and its' primary mission is to
promote and honor outstanding achievement and encourage
well-rounded dance artists to become leaders in their
communities. Student induction into the NHSDA is awarded on
the basis of points earned for meritorious work in dance.
Other factors may include the following: cooperative
teamwork, motivation, outreach, choreography, performance,
teaching and production. Inductees receive a
Certificate of Induction, added prestige in future
scholarship applications and future resumes, and are
eligible to apply for the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership
and Academic Achievement Award. High school students will
be able to apply for this program through us beginning
January 2, 2012 and will be able to document past points
earned during their high school career. Valerie Gonzalez is
the chapter sponsor and she is happy to answer any of your
questions regarding this worthy program. You may contact
Valerie at 847-810-3944 or at
email@example.com for information regarding
chapter activities and policies or visit NDEO site
for the National program.
Congratulations to our 1st inductees into the
National Honor Society for Dance Arts, Grace Duffy and
Lake Forest Dance Academy Commission
The Dance Commission is made up of parents of dance
students from every discipline and program. The purpose of
this Commission is to establish and secure good communication
between the dance participants and the Parks & Recreation
Department and to supplement and support the activities of the
Dance Academy. Meetings are held once a month. Please consider
supporting your dance community by serving as a Commission
member. Call the Dance Office
847-810-3948 for more information.