Pre-Professional and Adult

Please contact us to schedule a placement class. Scroll down for the full description of our classes and calendar of holidays.

Registration- please click here for our registration page

Ages 11 – Adult

  • Monday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Lily
  • Monday 7:30 – 8:00 pm, Beginner Pointe, Lily

  • Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet technique, Jarina
  • Tuesday 7:30 to 8:30 pm, Intermediate Pointe, Jarina

  • Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Aaron
  • Wednesday 7:30 – 8:15 pm, Male Rep, Aaron

  • Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Katie
  • Thursday 7:30 to 8:30 pm, 8 weeks adult beginner workshop, Katie

  • Friday 6:00 – 8:00 pm,  Contemporary Workshops, Becky ( August)

  • Saturday 9:00 – 10 am, Pilates, Gretchen
  • Saturday 10:00 – 11:30 am, Ballet Technique, Aaron
  • Saturday 11:45 – 12:45 pm, Ballet Partnering, Aaron

ATTENTION! Class placements are subject to evaluation by the class instructor. Please contact us to schedule a placement class.


Ballet Technique: An intermediate ballet class for students who have mastered the basic ballet technique and want to expand their ballet vocabulary. Please contact us to schedule a placement class.

Adult Beginner Ballet Class: Open class to all who would like to experiment with ballet!

Pointe Class: A dancer needs a strong ballet technique for pointe work. These classes will build on the fundamentals the dancer already has. Please contact us to schedule a placement class.

Partnering: Female and male students in this class will learn to dance together including lifts, turns, and promenadesMust have instructor approval to participate. Male dancers can take this class for free!

 Contemporary workshop: For Pre-professionals and adults alike. We will spend two hours working on contemporary choreography and improv with local professionals.


All of us at Live Oak are interested in developing new artists in New Orleans. Taking privates is a great way to move ahead in a short period of time, but privates are not a substitute for a regular group class. For this reason, private classes are a privilege of students participating in classes at Live Oak Dance only. To schedule a private with one of our faculty please contact us.

HOLIDAYS & IMPORTANT DATES  (2019-2020 school year)

Please note: Scheduled studio closings are not missed opportunities for class, as they are not part of the class schedule. Under no circumstances will students be given discounts for scheduled studio closings listed here as they are part of our enrollment agreement.

  • July 29 to August 2: returning student re-registration period
  • August 5 through the year: new student registration period
  • August 17: Mandatory  meeting with pre-pro students
  • August 19: first day of classes
  • October 19: photoshoot
  • October 31: studio closed- Halloween
  • November 25 to 30: studio closed- Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 20 to January 6: studio closed- winter break
  • February 19 to 26: studio closed- Mardi Gras break
  • May 23, Spring recital
  • May 29, Last day of classes
  • June 1, Summer Programs starts

Registration- please click here for our registration page

Dress Code

Dance attire makes it possible for instructors to make helpful and specific technical corrections. Feel free to contact us if you have questions about attire or making purchases.
  • Any color leotard
  • Flesh tone tights (please match to skin tone)
  • Flesh tone shoes (please match to tights)
  • A ballet skirt or sorts may worn


  • Solid white T-shirt
  • Black dance pants
  • Black leather ballet shoes (Please double knot string and cut off the excess.)


Adult Beginners: trying ballet class for the first time may wish to wear yoga or other movement-friendly sportswear for their first class along with socks instead of ballet shoes.


Discount Dance Supply
Please use TEACHER CODE TP68047 so a percentage of your purchase will support Live Oak Dance. Thank you!

Blendz Apparel

Shoes and tights in a variety of flesh tones.