Pre-Professional and Adult

School Year Schedule  (August 21- May 27)

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

IMG_6587Ages 10 – Adult 

  • Monday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Michelle
  • Monday 7:30 – 8:00 pm, 6 Weeks Variations Workshop,  Jarina

  • Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet technique, Jarina –enrolled students only, Full!
  • Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Intermediate Pointe, Jarina

  • Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Sarah
  • Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Second Position- Adult beginner 8 weeks worshop

  • Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Diogo DeLima

  • Friday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Felicia McPhee
  • Friday 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Beginner Pointe, Felicia McPhee

  • Saturday 8:15 – 9 am, Tulane Dance Clinic
  • Saturday 9:00 – 10 am, Pilates, Gretchen
  • Saturday 10:00 – 11:30 am, Ballet Technique, Jarina – enrolled students only, Full!
  • Saturday 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Ballet Partnering, Christopher & Jarina



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 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!

FF 9308_1058 copyPointe Class: A dancer needs strong ballet technique for pointe work. These classes will build on the fundamentals dancer already has. Please contact us to schedule a placement class.

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 an hour working on contemporary choreography with professional dancer Kellis Oldenburg. Please arrive warmed up or take the ballet class before the workshop to ensure you are ready to dance. This one hour class does not include warm-up.



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. To schedule a private with one of our faculty please contact Jarina.


HOLIDAYS & IMPORTANT DATES  (2016-2017 season)

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.

  • Screenshot 2017-07-26 13.29.43July 24 – August 4: Returning students enrollment period
  • August 7: Enrollment of new students begins
  • August 21: First Day for all programs
  • October 31: Hallowing, No Classes
  • November 20 – 25: Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes
  • December 21 – January 3: Winter Break, No Classes
  • February 8 – 14: Mardi Gras Break, No Classes
  • March 29 – April 3: Spring Break, No Classes
  • May 25: Last Day of Classes
  • May 26 and 27: Spring recital
  • June 4 – 29: Summer Intensive Period


PRE-PROFESSIONAL – Age 12 and up
  1. Policy: Read our Studio Policy and make sure you agree to the terms.
  2. Contact: Go to the contact page and send your interview and placement class request to Jarina.
  3. Forms: All forms must be printed and signed before dancer takes the first placement class.
  4. Payment: Payments can be made in person via check, cash or credit card or through our online store. DO NOT MAKE A PAYMENT IN THE ONLINE STORE BEFORE  FULL REGISTRATION PROCESS IS COMPLETE
ADULT OPEN CLASSES –  Age 18 and older

These include ballet and contemporary classes. Adults are welcome to come take these classes without the need of an interview or placement.

  1. Policy: Read our Studio Policy and make sure you agree to the terms.
  2. Contact: You can just show up! If you have questions please visit our contact page and send us your questions.
  3. Forms: All forms must be printed and sign before dancer takes the first class
  4. Payment: Payments can be made in person via check, cash or credit card or through our online store.

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 solid color leotardDSC_0607
  • Pink or black tights
  • Pink leather ballet shoes (Please double knot string and cut off excess.)
  • A ballet skirt or shorts may be worn


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

Beginner adults trying ballet class for the first time may wish to wear yoga or other movement-friendly sportswear to 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!