Welcome to Lincolnshire Academy of Dance

Celebrating our 23rd Season, L.A.D. is a family friendly dance academy offering quality dance instruction to children ages 3-18.  Our priority is providing a safe and inclusive space for students to express themselves through dance. L.A.D., as we are lovingly known, has been a "home away from home" for hundreds of students for the past 22 years. Thank you for sharing your children with us! – Brenda Didier, Artistic Director

Winter/Spring 2021: January 4, 2021 through June 7, 2021. We offer classes both in person and virtually. Online registration is open for new students. Free trial classes available! 

Free 4 week trial for Boys Hip Hop for 3rd-6th graders with Mr. Marchello on Thursdays from 8:00-9:00-January 21-February 11! Call or email the studio to reserve your spot! 

Free 4 week trial for Beginning Teen Tap for ages 10+ with Miss Annie Jo on Tuesdays from 5:50-6:35- January 19-February 9! Call or email the studio to reserve your spot!

Our 23rd Annual Performance weekend is June 11-13, 2021. More information on our outdoor, socially distanced live performances coming soon- No costumes this year- just accessories! The performances will be filmed with a special red carpet experience!



Our staff has become a family. We see our students grow with us and become family. Each year we celebrate our seniors, alumni, student and staff achievements.

We offer a unique scholarship program to give back to the community.


From free costume alterations, open dress rehearsals and free digital photographs of recitals, those little extras add up.


From Ballet to Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip hop and Leaps & Turns, we offer over 10 different dance styles.

We have 2 professional percussionists for our modern classes, hip hop classes and a professional pianist for most ballet classes.

LAD has always been and will always be inclusive and welcome to all students, families, artists and teachers regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or ability. We aim to unite, instead of divide

  • Our 22nd Annual Performance became our 1st Virtual performance!
  • The downloads were free of charge to all recital families and show links were e-mailed!
  • Our 23rd Annual Performance Weekend will be held in Spring 2021-Times/Location TBD!!!

Covid-19 Guidelines

The safety of our students, families and staff is always our number one priority. Masks are required in all studio areas and classes at all times. We have extra child and adult masks at the front desk for your convenience. Our policies will be updated in accordance with Restore Illinois and Lake County Health Department Guidelines. Parents/guardians will be e-mailed the new guidelines as needed.