Health and Safety

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Louisville Academy of Dance celebrates the art of dance. We offer the finest in dance instruction.

Welcome to the Louisville Academy of Dance.

Every day we strive to provide a stimulating atmosphere where student dancers are challenged mentally and physically in supportive, non-competitive surroundings. Our teachers are professionals who enjoy passing on their knowledge to the next generation of dancers. Our instructors all have performing experience which translates into an environment where the students feel they are working towards a goal of performing.

Our classes are sized to provide proper personal attention and to allow for generous, expansive movement. Our floors are built to professional standards consisting of a high-quality sprung sub-floor and a professional top layer.

We provide changing rooms, and our waiting area includes a study area for homework assignments and a play area for younger children waiting for class to finish.

At Louisville Academy of Dance, we are committed to providing only the finest in customer service. If you have any questions, ideas, or concerns, please be sure to contact the Director or one of our instructors.

Professional Careers, Colleges, and Summer Intensives

Our dancers have gone on to Professional Careers in dance, Colleges with prestigious dance programs and have an impressive list of Summer Intensive programs across the country where they have been accepted. Click here to find out more.



Ballet is the foundation of all dance. Rather then relying on one particular syllabus or style of teaching, LAD combines the best of the French, Russian, Italian, and Royal Academy of Dance systems. Focus is placed on body alignment and placement, and on proper technique. The artistic development of the students is carefully nurtured.


This class introduces and builds on the basic skills of jazz dance with emphasis on general body technique and development, using classic jazz styles for rhythm awareness and line. Always a popular dance style, jazz utilizes popular dance forms such as hip hop and funk with Broadway and musical theater dance to engage students in a vigorous and challenging class.


This class introduces and builds on the basic skills and vocabulary of tap dance. Tap class develops rhythm and sound coordination skills. Students will learn technique, rhythm, and timing in combinations in center, and across the floor.


This class will focus on the body as an articulate intrument of creative expression with special focus on the interplay with spatial tensions and support as well as the use of weight qualities, time qualities, and phrasing.


River City Ballet

The River City Ballet is a 501c(3) pre-professional dance company that provides training and performance opportunities for young dancers.

3600 Chamberlain Lane
Suite #354
Louisville, KY
Drive to the back of the complex and turn right.