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RECREATIONAL CLASSES FOR EVERYONE

CLASSICAL BALLET | CONTEMPORARY 
 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

 

Located by the beautiful and historic Lachine Canal, L'Academie de Danse was founded in 1980 by Renée Rouleau, under the name of Académie de Ballet Renée Rouleau. In her 20 years as director and principal teacher she built the school into a highy respected training center for aspiring young professionals and recreational dancers alike. Paying special attention to the individual needs of students, she focused on technique, placement, quality of movement and above all else, the love of dance.

 

In 1999, former student Linda Marchand returned to The Academy to became artistic director. Since then, Marchand and her staff of certified teachers have maintained the school's exceptional quality of training and expanded upon the scope of its academic foundation. Modern dance and jazz ballet have been added to the curriculum, as they are now considered essential requirements for professional dancers.

 

In 2015, Katia Lacelle also a former student of the Academie, became the artistic director of the school. Fascinated by the movement, Katia has a great desire to make each of her student evolve and share all of her dance knowledge.

 

And in keeping with L'Académie's global approach to dance education, all students are given the opportunity to participate in polished and expertly mounted annual performances as well as internationally recognized examinations. L'Académie de Danse Classique's students also successfully participated in the Cecchetti Quebec Choreography Contest receiving several first, second, and third place finishes. Over the years numerous students of L'Académie were accepted into professional training programs such as the National Ballet School, Alberta Ballet School, Quinte Ballet School of Canada, the Banff Center for the Arts, Ladmmi (l'École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal) and the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. Several have gone on to professional carrers in such prestigious companies as The National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and the Berlin Naional Ballet.

BALLET CLASSES

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3 TB  8 YEARS OLD

Junior School

Starting at 3 years old, students learn the basic notions of classical ballet. Coordination, musicality and  muscle strength  are developed through this program.

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8 YEARS OLD AND OVER

Senior School

Our Senior School program offers a deeper approach of the movement while respecting the limits of each student. 

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15 YEARS OLD AND OVER

Adults

This program offers different levels  giving  the opportunity to beginner  students to follow their first dance class  and to students with a dance background to get a good training.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSES

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Introduction, contemporary I & II

8 YEARS OLD AND OVER

Different level of contemporary is offered to give the student a more specific approach to contemporary dance. Tea  Limón, Release and  Graham  technique are taught at the school. 

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Begginer Adult

15 YEARD OLD AND OVER

This class is offered to students 15 years old and over wanting to learn the basic notion of contemporary dance. 

 
 

THE TEAM

Teachers

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Katia Lacelle

Artistic director of  LADC | The classical dance academy

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Linda Marchand

Ballet and contemporary teacher of Senior School

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Samantha Savard Lamothe

Ballet and contemporary teacher of Senior and Junior School

Sydnee Hall

Ballet teacher of

Senior School

Camille  

Robert

Creative-Ballet teacher of Junior School

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Assistants

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Raphaëlle Williot

Assistant of the

Junior School

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Lysanne von Schweinitz

Assistant of the Creative-Ballet of the

Junior School

 
 

ACCOMPANISTS

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Svitlana Kostenko

Pianist of the Senior School

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Richard Coburn

Pianist of the Senior and Junior School

OUR STUDIOS

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DANCE FLOORS

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studios C and D

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BARS

fixed (studio D)  and removable (studio C and D)

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MIRRORS

studio D

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SOUND SYSTEM

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(studio C)

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PIANO

studio D

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AIR CONDITIONED

studios C and D

RENTAL