The Lake Placid School of Ballet and Dance provides a center for dance excellence in the Adirondack region, nurturing and training dancers of all ages and offering superb community performances. The LPSBD was founded by Michela Boschetto and is currently managed by Terpsie Toon.
Incoming students can choose between 2 tracks of study
The LPSBD is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8-level program that combines high-quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Level 2 through Level 6 will be taught by ABT Certified Teachers who have successfully completed the Teacher Training Intensive of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
For students ages 3 and up, our Open Division is the first building block of our dance education program. Classes are designed to allow children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy and stimulate imagination and creativity dance training enhances cognitive learning skills such as memory and communication. For older students, the emphasis for each class is to learn good clean technique, improve strength and flexibility, and build a vocabulary of steps.