Our dance programs
All levels take part in our annual Winter and Spring Recitals!
Our Young Dancers Program is geared towards our youngest students from the age of 3 to 5 years old. These classes are meant to help build mobility and awareness, and are a wonderful way to help your child develop their physical and mental abilities.
Please note that all students must be potty-trained in order to take class.
As ballet is the central building block of most dance, we take our Pre-Professional Ballet Program very seriously here at The DSLA. Classes range from beginner's ballet to Advanced ballet and pointe.
In order to join the ballet program, all students must take a trial class or a placement class. A member of the staff, usually our Director, will then assess the dancer's level of skill and ability to make sure that they are placed into a level where they can develop best.
Dancers must be enrolled in our Ballet Program in order to be eligible for Pre-Pointe and Pointe shoes.
Currently we offer contemporary, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and musical theater classes as a part of our Contemporary Dance Program.
To join our most rigorous class levels - intermediate and advanced (or level 2-3) - students must either schedule a private placement lesson or be recommended by a teacher.
DSLA dance company
We offer three dance companies at The Dance School LA. Our first, Mini Team, is for ages 4-6. Junior Company is meant for ages 7-11, and our most advanced team, Senior Company, is recommended for ages 11-18. All teams require an annual invitation and audition in order to be joined, including for past and current team members. Team placement is not guaranteed and can be revoked in extreme cases.
All of our Companies have a performance schedule that varies each year and is separate from team dues. Dancers will be selected for each dance piece, including solos, to be presented at outreach events, parades, community gatherings, fundraisers, and dance competitions. If interested in being a part of our dance company or if you would like to know about our Company requirements, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave us a message here.