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, Shayna
  • Monday 7:30 – 8:00 pm, Intermediate Pointe, Shayna

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

  • Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Jarina
  • Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 pm, 8 Weeks Adult Beginner Workshop, Kellis

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

  • Friday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Ballet Technique, Felicia McPhee

  • 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.

Click here to get more information on our collaboration with the  Tulane Dance Clinic



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  (2017-2018 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 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
  • February 24 Summer Intensive Audition at 10 am
  • May 25: Last Day of Classes
  • May 26 and 27: Spring recital
  • June 4 – 29: Summer Intensive Period


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 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.



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