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, welcoming, happy and inclusive space for our students, families and staff. 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

The studio is now closed until summer classes begin on Monday July 5th.

Summer office hours- Monday: 11am-2pm and Thursday: 4pm-7pm

2021 Recital

Thank you all for an incredible 23rd Annual Performance weekend! We will send download links for photos and performances for purchase once they are available after editing mid-late July.

Summer Schedule

2021 Summer Schedule runs July 5-August 13.  Online registration is open.

2021/2022 Schedule

Our schedule and online registration will be posted mid-late July.  2021/2022 Class placements will be emailed to all 2020/2021 families by July 12.




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 and open dress rehearsals, 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 23rd Annual Performance Weekend will be held June 11-13 at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort's 7500 square foot ballroom. Our live performances (limited guests per class according to CDC guidelines at the time) will be socially distanced, masked, professionally filmed for either download or DVD purchase and livestreamed for all to see!

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.