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About Us

 Louise Kasak’s Dance Academy prides itself as a home-grown neighborhood dance studio, where quality instruction in the art of dance is given and lifetime friendships and relationships begin. Started in 1974 as Kasak Sisters School of Dance the studio had grown and flourished over the years under the leadership of the sisters Louise, Linda and Lorrie. Presently, under the direction of Louise, the Dance Academy continues to shine as it focuses on dance technique, as well as the well-being of each and every student on a daily basis.

The studio provides a happy and healthy atmosphere in which children can develop a strong technical dance background and acquire self-motivation and self-esteem, all essential qualities of life. Many former students have gone on to pursue a career in dance.

The Dance Academy maintains its home-grown feel as each of the teachers are quality products of the studio, each outstanding dancers in their own right. There is a distinct family feeling in the studio as many second generation Kasak dancers are now students at the studio.

Affordable quality instruction is offered in pre-ballet, combination classes in tap/jazz and hip-hop/jazz, as well as ballet, tap, acrobat, contemporary/lyrical, pointe, hip-hop, and musical theater. New classes are being offered at the Studio in Strength and Conditioning, All Boys Acro/Hip Hop and Pre-School Dance for Boys and Girls.  Also classes in chair yoga with stretch and conditioning are offered.

 

 

2021-22 Class Schedule can be found in:                        "Studio Events."

 

Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4)

Dress Requirements: Any color leotard and tights, no loose clothing ballet skirts optional. In the colder month you may wear a sweater or sweatshirt to class over dance clothes until you warm up.

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes. 

New--Pre-School Dance (Boys and Girls ages 3-4)

Dress Requirements: T-shirt and shorts or sweatpants

Shoes: Socks or sneakers

New--Hip Hop/Jazz (Boys and Girls ages 5 -7)

This is a combination class that includes basic Jazz and beginner Hip Hop moves. 

Dress Requirements: Sweatpants, or shorts & t-shirt.

Shoes: Black acro shoes are required.

Beginner-Ballet (ages 5-7)

Dress Requirements: Any color leotard and tights, no loose clothing ballet skirts optional. In the colder month you may wear a sweater or sweatshirt to class over dance clothes until you warm up.

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes. 

Tap/Jazz Combo (ages 5-7)

This is a combination class that includes tap and jazz technique. Basic tap choreography and the foundations of jazz will be taught.

Dress Requirements: Jazz pants, biker shorts or dance capris may be worn over leotard.

Shoes: Tan tap shoes & tan slide on jazz shoes.

Will be performing a combination of Tap and Jazz in our Spring Showcase. 

Ballet (ages 7+)

Dress Requirements: Black or Burgundy leotard and pink tights must be worn. Black or Burgundy ballet skirt is optional. Hair MUST be in a 'ballet bun'.

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes.

Tap (ages 7+)

Dress Requirements: Jazz pants, biker shorts or dance capris may be worn over leotard. Hair must be pulled up and out of the face.

Shoes: Tan flat tap shoes with strap or Oxford with ties.

Jazz (ages 7+)

Dress Requirements: Jazz pants, biker shorts or dance capris may be worn over leotard. Hair must be pulled up and out of face.

Shoes: Tan slide on jazz shoes with no ties.

Hip Hop (ages 7+)

Dress Requirements: Any type of tank top or T-shirt, and type of workout/sweat pants or capris. No jeans allowed. Hair must be pulled up and out of the face.

Shoes: Black hip hop sneakers.

Acrobat (ages 7+)

Dress Requirements: A leotard MUST be worn under biker shorts or capri length dance pants. No long dance pants for acrobat! Hair must be pulled up and out of the face.

Shoes: Black acrobat shoes - MUST have rubber soles.

Contemporary/Lyrical (ages 9+) (Ballet Required)

Dress Requirements: Jazz pants, biker shorts or dance capris may be worn over leotard. Hair must be pulled up and out of the face.

Shoes: Tan foot undies or tan Twyla.

Pointe (ages 12+) (by recommendation of instructor)

Dress Requirements: Same as ballet.

Shoes: Pink pointe shoes.

Musical Theatre (ages 9+)

Dress Requirements: Any type of tank top or T-shirt, and type or workout/sweat pants, capris, or shorts. No jeans allowed. Hair must be pulled up and out of the face.

Shoes: Tan jazz shoes.

Adult Yoga (chair optional)

Dress Requirements: Comfortable exercise attire. Yoga mat and two 2 pound weights.

Adult Jazz

Dress Requirements: Comfortable exercise attire. 

Strength and Conditioning

Dress Requirements: Comfortable exercise attire. Yoga mat optional. No shoes required.

Location

21 Homer Ave,
Chicopee, MA 01020

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Hours

Monday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Location

21 Homer Ave,
Chicopee, MA 01020

Hours

Monday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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