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REGISTER TODAY FOR SUMMER  2022  CLASSES! 

 REGISTRATION WILL CONTINUE UNTIL CLASSES ARE FULL (CLOSED).   

SUMMER CLASSES START AUGUST 2,  2022 AT BOTH LOCATIONS! 

REGISTRATION FOR FALL CLASSES BEGINS ONLINE JULY 11!  

FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 7!  

LOOK FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE DATES TOO!

AUGUST 2 - 25 -  Session 2 Summer Dance Classes 

AUGUST 30: OPEN HOUSE AND FALL DANCE REGISTRATION AT NORTH MUSKEGON LOCATION (1500 WHITEHALL ROAD, 49445) 4:00-7:00PM 


2022 FALL CLASSES SEMESTER ONE


SEPTEMBER 7 - FALL CLASSES BEGIN AT BOTH LOCATIONS!  SEMESTER 1:  9/7 - 12/17   (14 WEEKS. 3.5 MONTHLY PAYMENTS)  

SEPTEMBER 7 - 13 - SEPTEMBER TUITION DUE

SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 1 - BRING A FRIEND TO DANCE CLASS!  *CURRENT STUDENTS OF ALL AGES CAN BRING A FRIEND OR SIBLING TO CLASS!  

OCTOBER 1 - 7 - OCTOBER TUITION DUE

OCTOBER  - NOVEMBER 11 - 6  WEEK DANCE SESSIONS BEGIN. *SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED 9/25   

OCTOBER 17 - OCTOBER 21 - COSTUME FEES DUE FOR CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE.  ALL STUDENTS WILL OWE $30.00.  

OCTOBER 24 - 29TH - SPOOKY SPIRIT WEEK!  WEAR YOUR BEST HALLOWEEN GEAR, COSTUMES OR ACCESSORIES TO CLASS!

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 4 - NOVEMBER TUITION DUE

NOVEMBER 7-  TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT.  TICKETS ARE $10.00 EACH.  ONLINE AND IN-STUDIO SALES. 

NOVEMBER 14 - REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SEMESTER 2 (JANUARY 9, 2023-JUNE 3, 2023)

NOVEMBER 23 - 26 - THANKSGIVING BREAK, NO DANCE CLASSES!  

DECEMBER 1 - 9 - DECEMBER TUITION DUE  (STUDENTS WILL PAY 1/2 OF THEIR REGULAR MONTHLY RATE)

DECEMBER 17 - CHRISTMAS RECITAL (ALL STUDENTS) 4:00PM  MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL.  *THIS IS AN ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE! 

DECEMBER 19 - JANUARY 8  - CHRISTMAS BREAK, NO DANCE CLASSES!  *ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR SEMESTER 2 CONTINUES!

 

2023  SEMESTER  TWO 


JANUARY 9, 2023 - CLASSES RESUME, SEMESTER 2 BEGINS!   JANUARY 9 - JUNE 3, 2023  (20 WEEKS, 5 MONTHLY PAYMENTS) 

*CURRENT STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER IF THEY ARE CONTINUING WITH THE SAME CLASS. *PLEASE CHECK SCHEDULE FOR ANY CHANGES! 

JANUARY 16 - 21 - BRING A FRIEND TO DANCE CLASS WEEK!  *CURRENT STUDENTS OF ALL AGES CAN BRING A FRIEND OR SIBLING TO CLASS!

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

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

APRIL   30, MAY 7, 14, 21 - "DADS AND DAUGHTERS"  DANCE REHEARSAL FOR THE RECITAL  

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

MAY 29 - MEMORIAL DAY, NO CLASSES! 

MAY 30 - REHEARSAL FOR RECITAL AT REGULAR DANCE LOCATION. TIMES T.B.D.

MAY 31 - REHEARSAL FOR RECITAL AT REGULAR DANCE LOCATION. TIMES T.B.D.

JUNE 1 - REHEARSAL FOR RECITAL AT REGULAR DANCE LOCATION. TIMES T.B.D.

JUNE 2 - DRESS REHEARSAL AT MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL (IN COSTUME, MAKEUP WITH HAIR DONE), 5:00PM

JUNE 3, 2023 - 27TH ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL!  MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL, 2:00PM & 6:00PM.  TICKETS ARE $15.00  END OF SEMESTER

JUNE 12 - SUMMER SESSIONS BEGIN (3 WEEKS)  JUNE 12 - 30 

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 

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





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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.

JACQUELINE BISHOP    

(Ballet, Point, Contemporary, Variations)

Jacqueline Bishop is a dancer who grew up in Fair Haven, Michigan and has been pursuing dance for 18 years. She started her dance training at the age of 4 under the direction of Beverly Babcock, a Royal Academy of Dance certified teacher. Babcock’s training led to Bishop attending a summer intensive at Canada’s National Ballet School, which lead to her acceptance into the school.

At the age of 11, Jacqueline moved to Toronto, Canada to train in NBS’s professional student program where she received training under various world-renowned ballet faculty as well as artistic director Mavis Staines. Following 5 years at NBS, Jacqueline attended the Royal Winnipeg Summer Intensive for 6 weeks, then returned home to Michigan to train under Cornelia Sampson and performing with Michigan Ballet Theatre.  In the summer of 2014, she attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Summer Intensive in New York City and gained knowledge in various forms of modern dance. In the summer of 2015 she attended the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Detroit Summer Intensive under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.Jacqueline attended Grand Valley State University where she studied dance. Under the training of professors Carrie Breuck Morris, Hannah Seidel, and Samantha Shelton, Jacqueline earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from GVSU in the spring of 2017. She is now pursuing a marketing degree and will earn her Bachelor's in Business in 2019. Jacqueline is very excited to be a part of Lakeshore Academy!  

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!   


MADELYNE FRANG - Madelyne is 13 years old and in the 7th grade at Reeths Puffer Intermediate Schools. Madelyne started dancing when she was 3 years old and is currently a competitive team member with Lakeshore Academy of the Arts.  She loves to do art, makeup and hanging out with her friends!  

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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