Welcome to the scariest month of the year at Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy! We have a lot coming up. Next week from Oct 25 - Oct 30 we will start having treats for our little dancers and they can wear their Halloween costumes to class. Their teachers have lots of fun games and activities during this week.

Upcoming information:

  • We are now offering Acro, which is a really fun part of dance. The dancers learn skills to be able to do handstands, back walkovers and other acrobatic tricks on hard floors to use in Dance Choreography. So come sign your child up for an ACRO class and add that to their list.

  • Christmas is coming quickly, and so we are offering a Christmas Gift Package that you can purchase for $60 for a child that has always wanted to dance. It is a cute bag filled with a pair of dance tights, ballet shoes and a certificate for a month of dance.

  • Don't forget about our October Referral Raffle. You receive one ticket for every dancer that signs up for a trial class, three tickets if the person you referred signs up by the end of October. Dance is better with friends and now you can win prizes just for having a friend or relative try a class or take a class ongoing. This raffle is in addition to the referral credit you get if the new student takes class for three months. We have a grand prize of two tickets to Ballet West Nutcracker and many other prizes, so go get those referrals now!

  • Thanksgiving Break is a week long and will be from November 22 through November 27. We started doing a full week break for Thanksgiving when we started our year round dance program.

We are so very grateful to our parents who have been so patient as we have made class scheduling changes. It has been a somewhat difficult couple of months. We appreciate all that you do to make your dance experience at our studio good. If we can do anything different let us know.

Remember we have dance shoes, tap shoes, tights and leotards. We do this to help our parents out and try to do studio quality dance wear and shoes at Walmart and Target prices!

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We had a few days of cooler weather and suddenly we could feel Autumn in the air. School is back in session. The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, has come and gone. Soon it will be Carmel apples, leaves turning red, and Halloween on the way. Summer will be a distant memory. We at Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy are looking forward to the many things we have planned for this fall. We are excited that we have performing companies this year, that is new. And we have some fun new teachers we are excited about.

Check it out:

January Production, Carnival of the Animals

Participation is open to ALL students signed up for a class with us. If your interested in having your dancer perform in this extra performance for the year send us an email letting us know your interested. We will get the production information packet and contract over to you today! Last day to sign up to participate is Sept 13th for ages 6-16 and Sept 20th for ages 3-5. Hope you will join us and participate in this really fun show!

Recital Information Page

To assist you in planning ahead for the recital next June, we have added a new page on the website with some broad information about the when and where of our recital. We will, of course, give you tons more detailed information in the spring when we are preparing for the recital, but we have had some questions so we felt this would be helpful. It is under the Info dropdown.


We have changed our email address for the studio to We have been meaning to change it for awhile now and have finally made that leap (pun intended). We hope you will make note of it, but the other email will still be working for a bit while we transition.

Statements and Autopay

There has been some confusion around statements and autopay. We send out a statement on the 25th of the month letting you know what will be charged. Then on the 1st of the month we run the actual batch to charge your credit card for the month. So if you were going to be charged for October 2021, you would receive a statement on Sept 25th letting you know what will be charged for October, and then on October 1, 2021 you would see the actual charge on your credit card.

We are always glad to hear your feedback and make improvements in our communication so please don't hesitate to let us know what we are doing right, and what we can do better. We love you sharing your fun children with us!

So in a phrase "HAPPY FALL YA'ALL"

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We love, love, love those last hazy, lazy days of summer before we start buying pencils, paper, notebooks, pens, backpacks, and all the other school supplies. We love the watermelon, corn on the cob, last swims at the pool, barbecues, and summer parties.

They are the coolest memories of our childhood we want to share with our children. The playing softball at the park with our friends, sharing popsicles, and other frozen goodies, right before we are consigned back into the classroom to learn, learn, learn.

Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy has fun last of summer excitement at the studio with the first annual audition for performing companies. It will give our little ones something to concentrate on and enjoy as they flow into fall. We are having auditions on Saturday after the parents information meeting tonight, and boy we are excited!

If you are interested be sure and attend the Parent meeting tonight at 8 pm and all of your questions regarding who, what, where and why will be answered in full. This will be a great opportunity to have your dancers learn poise while performing and gain confidence in their abilities. It will also give them new skills, and help them to develop friendships.

As part of our new performing groups we will be staging a Fairytale ballet in January with opportunities for solo roles, as well as fun troupe numbers to participate in. More details to come!

Fall is coming and our classes are filling up fast so be sure to get your dancer signed up for the classes you want.

As always, we have all that your little dancer will need for purchase at our front desk. We carry studio quality leotards, ballet slippers, tap shoes, foot undies, and tights at discounted prices so our parents, who are already running all over for back to school, will not also have to run all over looking for dance supplies.

We are very happy to be starting our fourth year here at the studio, and can't believe it has come so quickly. We are always exploring new ideas, and fine tuning your studio experience, so please feel free to offer suggestions. We may implement them or just consider them, but they are always welcome.

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