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Where are the Women Choreographers

As I explain to all my male dancers ballet was started by men, however with the current ballet world being dominated by female dancers we still see men in the top rolls. Women continue to stay back stage to male choreographers and artistic directors. As both a female choreographer and artistic director I want all my students to see themselves as creative talent not just dancers.

Warming Relations With Cuba and its Ballet

With new relations between Cuba and the US, the ballet community is hoping to see exchanges with Cuban dancers. Many Cuban dancers have come to the States to find more opportunity but want to return home with their companies.

Cuba’s main company, Ballet Nacional de Cuba is world famous for its award winning dancers and training. In Cuba ballet dancers are just a famous as our sports players, and inspire audiences all over.


2015 Summer Term Schedule

Our summer term will start June 15th and run until July 30th. We have also added some new classes to the line up. Class schedule is as follows-

Mondays- Mommy/Daddy & Me-  3:15-4pm
Ballet I-  4-5pm
Ballet II-  5-6pm
Ballet IV/Pointe-  6-7:30m
Wednesdays- Jazz- 4-5pm
Character- 5-6pm
Ballet IV/Pointe- 6:730pm

Thursday- Senior Dance- 5:15-6pm
Adult/Teen Ballet- 6-7pm

Tuition rates are based on $10/hour and can be paid by the term (7 weeks) or by the class. Please contact Jill with any questions about our summer term.

Register for 2013-2014

Laurel Valley School of Dance Art is holding our annual registration for our 2013-2014 year. Please join us Wednesday or Thursday, September 4th and 5th at the Laurel Community Hall 4-7pm. All classes are open for new and returning students.  As always we are offering quality dance classes with some new and exciting events and classes.

Winter Registration

Are you ready to get your groove on? LVDSA is now registering for winter term dance classes. All classes are currently open and we are holding a space for you. Please visit our classes and schedules pages for more information. Once you have found the class/es you are looking for please download our registration form. You can bring it with you to the first day of class. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jill 503-50-1533 or email her from our contact us page.

If you are currently registered in classes please remember winter term tuition is due the first week of December.

Thank you, and we look forward to working with you.

Register for 2011-12 session

It’s not too late to register for our 2011-12 session. You can stop by the Laurel Community Hall during regularly scheduled class time to register for classes or email Jill for more info. Laurel Valley Dance has added some new classes along with our regular program. Take a look at our program page to find the perfect class for you.

Please contact Jill with any questions.