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

Winter/Spring Session

January 4, 2021 through June 7, 2021. We offer classes both in person and virtually. Online registration is now closed except for the following classes: Leaps & Turns, Dance Team Technique & Pointe 1

2021 Recital

Our 23rd Annual Performances will be held on June 11-13, 2021 at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort's 7500 square foot ballroom. More information on our socially distanced, masked, live performances coming soon- No costumes this year- just accessories! The performances will be filmed and available for download or DVD purchase! Photographer onsite for photos! The Recital Permission slip was due on April 3.

Download Recital Permission Slip

Summer Schedule

2021 Summer Schedule runs July 5-August 13. Summer Schedule and Online Registration will be posted late April.




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 10,000 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! Recital permission slips will be emailed on or before March 29.

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.