What We Do

Our mission is to train students in dance to be versatile, technically proficient, and attain a love for performing. While quality instruction is the essence of dance training, we provide "more than teaching dance." Positive self esteem, discipline that carries over to life skills, and respect of self and others are only a few character lessons that develop with the study of dance.

Our Instructors

Katie Burris, Tia Craddock, Liz Ernst, Hannah Ernst, Hallie Friend, Marcus Hurst, Haley Kostas, Jenny Pribyl, Katherine Schneller,Tess Pattison Wade, Andrea Wescott

Our LE Dance faculty is comprised of very knowledgeable and talented dance professionals. Our adult instructors have dance degrees from top universities, and/or have professional dance experience (performing, teaching, choreographing). This fantastic faculty has won numerous teaching awards, as well as many regional and national choreographic accolades. This diverse and fun group of instructors are devoted to training all children and adults who want to pursue the art of dance.

Liz Ernst
Liz
Tess Pattison Wade
Tess
Tia Richardson
Tia
Andrea Wescott
Andrea
Katie Burris
Katie B
Hallie Friend
Hallie
Marcus Hurst
Marcus

Our Facilities

LE Dance studio, located at 15244 Broadmoor, has four dance studios with professionally installed true sprung and marley dance flooring. In addition to the four studios, we have a waiting area for our students, five restrooms, a large lounge, a study room and complimentary Wi-Fi. The office is located in the front of the building.

Flooring

Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with sprung Marley flooring.

True sprung dance floors have the right amount of give to them. Dancing on concrete or even floating joists laid directly on concrete results in the body absorbing the energy of that impact. A true sprung dance floor means that every point on the dance surface is separated from the sub-floor by air.

The top layer of the dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl composite marley floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. A marley floor allows dancers to slide, with a degree of controlled slip, but is not slippery so there is less risk of slips and falls. Very few studios use professional marley floors because of the expense involved, and usually opt for a regular floor tile for a studio floor.

LE Dance utilizes professionally installed marley flooring in all four studios.

Studios

Studio I Studio I is 500 square feet.

Studio II Studio II is 800 square feet.

Studio III Studio III is 2250 square feet. It includes a prop room, party room, restroom and surround sound.

Studio IV Studio IV is 2400 square feet. It includes 2 bathrooms, a kitchenette, a carpeted entry and surround sound.

Curriculum

We teach several different dance techniques throughout the year.

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Hip Hop
  • Leaps & Turns
  • Modern
  • Father/Daughter
  • Sibling