Welcome to the Lincolnshire Academy of Dance celebrating our 27th Season!

We are a family friendly dance academy offering quality dance instruction to children ages 3-18. We moved to our Vernon Hills location in 2011 after we outgrew our Lincolnshire Village Green location after 13 successful years. Our priority is providing a safe, welcoming, positive and inclusive space for our students, families and staff. L.A.D., as we are lovingly known, has been a second home for hundreds of students for  26 years. Thank you for sharing your children with us! – Brenda Didier, Artistic Director

"We traveled an hour roundtrip to get to/from the studio for many years. LAD was life-changing for my daughter. She found her passion and joy of dance and thrived in a positive environment." Kathy B.

Summer Session 2024

  • Our Summer session runs July 8 - August 8.
  • Online Summer registration is open!

27th Season

  • Our 27th Season runs September 9, 2024-June 2, 2025.
  • 2024/2025 Schedule will be posted on Tuesday July 9.
  • 2024/2025 Online Registration will begin on Tuesday July 16 at 10am.

New to LAD? Please either email or call us about class placements or to schedule an evaluation.

We offer 1 complimentary trial class per student. After the 1st trial class, the fee is $20.



Our staff has become a family. We see our students grow with us and become family. Each year we celebrate our seniors, students, alumni 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 and a professional pianist for most ballet classes.

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


Our 26th Annual Performances will be held on June 8 and 9 at Stevenson High School's West Auditorium!