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 REGISTER TODAY FOR WINTER & SPRING SEMESTER #2 (JANUARY 9 - JUNE 3, 2023) PLEASE VISIT OUR SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION PAGE TO GET STARTED!   

ANNUAL SPRING RECITAL:  SATURDAY, JUNE  3, 2023   1:00 & 6:00PM  AT MONA SHORES H.S.

 

2023  SEMESTER  TWO  - WINTER / SPRING 



FEBRUARY 1-10 :  FEBRUARY DANCE TUITION DUE

FEBRUARY 13 - 18 :  SHOW THE LOVE WEEK.  WEAR YOUR BEST "LOVE" COLORS FOR A SPECIAL TREAT! 

*ORDERS BEGIN FOR RECITAL T-SHIRTS (NOT MANDATORY). T-SHIRTS HAVE OUR 2023 RECITAL LOGO ON FRONT AND ALL OF THE PERFORMERS NAMES ON THE BACK. T-SHIRTS ARE WHITE IN COLOR AND SHORT SLEEVE WITH THE ABOVE LOGO ON FRONT.

FEBRUARY 20-24: COSTUME MONEY DUE FOR ALL RECITAL PARTICIPANTS.   

*PRESCHOOL DANCE CLASSES: $45.00        *KINDER DANCE STUDENTS: $55.00           *ALL OTHER CLASSES $62.00 

                                                     (COSTUMES INCLUDE TIGHTS AND ACCESSORIES)

MARCH 1-10 :  MARCH DANCE TUITION DUE

MARCH 18:   CUT OFF DATE FOR NEW STUDENTS.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CLASSES OPEN!

MARCH 13-17 :  FEELING LUCKY WEEK!  WEAR YOUR GREEN!    RECITAL T-SHIRT ORDERS DUE!   T-SHIRTS ARE $25.00

APRIL 3 -7 :  SPRING BREAK, NO DANCE CLASSES.  *THIS WEEK IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE! 

MAY 1:   TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR 27TH ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL - ONLINE AND IN-STUDIO SALES.  TICKETS ARE $15.00  MAY TUITION 

MAY 29:   MEMORIAL DAY, NO CLASSES! 

MAY 30 :  NM STUDENTS REHEARSAL (MONDAY AND TUESDAY CLASSES 5:00-7:30PM, PRESCHOOL AND KINDERDANCE STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 6:00PM)

MAY 31 :  SPRING LAKE STUDENTS REHEARSAL 5:00-7:30PM (AT WMAAA).   KINDERDANCE STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 6:00PM.

JUNE 1:  : N.M. STUDENTS REHEARSAL (ALL WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY STUDENTS 5:00-8:00PM. KINDERDANCE STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 6:00PM).

JUNE 2 :  DRESS REHEARSAL AT MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL. 5:00 START TIME, ACT 1 DISMISSAL 6:30 / ACT 2 DISMISSAL 8:00PM. 

JUNE 3, 2023:  28TH ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL!  MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL, 1:00PM & 6:00PM.  28TH ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL 

(ALL STUDENTS), 5:30PM ARRIVAL/6:00PM START/8:00PM END.    TICKETS ARE $15.00  END OF SEMESTER

JUNE  6-29:  SUMMER SESSIONS BEGIN (4 WEEKS)  JUNE 6 - 29 

JUNE 20, 21, 22 :   DANCE CAMP  (AGES 7 - 12)   9:00-12:00NOON 

JULY 18,19 & 20 :  DISNEY THEME CAMP:  (AGES 5-9)  9:00-12:00NOON    $75.00

AUGUST 8 -11 :  JUNIOR COMPANY CHOREOGRAPHY CAMP (APPROVAL ONLY)   9:00-1:00PM  $115.00





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About Us...

Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for yo​u.

ERIN BLAIS

(Preschool, Kinder Dance, Tap, Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Jazz, Jazz Funk),
Owner/Operator/Award-Winning Choreographer/Dance Adjudicator
     At the age of 7, while watching her best friend dance on stage, Erin knew that she had to get into dance. Her parents finally giving in, they signed her up for classes.What started out as 1 day per week turned into 6 days per week. Erin had found her true niche. Carrying on the passion, she started teaching dance at the age of 12, eventually owning her own dance studio here in West Michigan.Living close to Chicago, Erin was fortunate enough to study with Gus Giordano as an intern at the Giordano Jazz Company. Erin also studied with Greg Begley (ballet master) at Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago. She attended Point Park University on a dance scholarship majoring in dance with a choreography emphasis.She graduated with honors earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While in college, she was a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Company, performing in productions such as: "The Nutcracker,""Peter Pan," and "A Chorus Line."Erin also worked with Don Brockett (a.k.a. "The Chef" from Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood) doing commercials and industrials while in Pittsburgh.  After graduation, she moved out west to Los Angeles. Erin met up with an upcoming pop sensation (Paula Abdul), and was able to gain a spot on the Tracey Ullman Show as a chor dancer. She also performed in several music videos while out west as well as being introduced to a new dance form called: "Hip-Hop."Erin had to learn this new style of dance so she enrolled in some classes at a studio called "The Dance Barre" where she met a no name dancer (Jennifer Lopez) who studied at the same studio who had just landed a job on "In Living Color" as a "fly – girl."Her story was truly inspiring and Erin worked harder to learn more about "hip-hop."Erin also worked with Glen Douglass Packard on a video shoot in Lansing, Michigan.
Erin currently resides in Spring Lake, Michigan where she currently owns and operates her own studio, (Spring Lake East). She also runs dance classes at West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics and North Muskegon. She choreographs for local show choirs, musicals, and professional music and theater companies.Erin knows that she is truly lucky to make a living doing what she truly loves and can share her passion and knowledge with students of all ages and all dance capabilities.

SAMANTHA PORTICE

(TAP, JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATER)

Samantha Portice is a graduate of Michigan State University Dance (majored in education/ dance minor). She is a kindergarten teacher at Reeth's Puffer Elementary. Samantha has choreographed for Owosso Community Players in the production of Willy Wonka (2015).She also assisted with the choreography for Damn Yankees (2011).She has worked with Lansing Eastern High School as the lead choreographer. In January 2012 - March 2014, Samantha choreographed for "The Pajama Game,""Anything Goes,""Music! Movies! Mayhem!," and "Hello, Dolly!" 

This is Samanthas' third year as part of the Lakeshore Dance Family!

SONNY FRANKS​ MILLER

(Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Theater)

Sonny discovered her love for dance and theater as a child.  Now, as an adult she relishes the opportunity to continue training as a student and teacher at L.A.A. whiule also getting to share her passion with students.  Sonny trained at the John Cooper School  (Woodlands, Texas), under Elizabeth DeMonico with a special focus on musical thearer, jazz and ballet.  As a teen, she spent summers eahing dance and theater at youth summer camps through the Piccolo Theater Company as sewll as performing in a number of professional Magic productions in Houston.  Her favorite thing about teaching is helping students find their confidence!  

ASSISTANT TEACHERS

At L.A.A., we LOVE our assistant teachers and so will you!   


ARIA TINDALL - Aria is a fun loving, hard working 11 year old. She loves a good challenge with arts and crafts, playing instruments, and participating in Destination Imagination. She enjoys singing and acting, and has danced under Erin Blais’ direction at Lakeshore Academy of the Arts since she was 4 years old. Aria has also been one of Erin’s competitive dancers, therefore vastly improving her dancing skills, for the past 2 years.

BE A PART OF OUR TEAM! 

At Lakeshore Academy of the Arts, we are always looking for experienced, enthusiastic and passionate teachers in any or all dance genres/ages! 

 Have a new idea for class? We would love to hear from you!    If you are interested in becoming a team member of L.A.A., 

please send inquiries to: [email protected] / subject: dance teacher.

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