Spring 2018 LDT Calendar

January 2018

  • January 4th- LDT Reopens

March 2018

  • March 30th-April 1st-Closed for Good Friday/Easter

May 2018

  • May 28th- Closed for Memorial Day

June 2018

  • June 13th- Spring Showcase Commercial Dress Rehearsal
  • June 14th- Spring Showcase Ballet Dress Rehearsal
  • June 15th- Spring Ballet Showcase
  • June 16th- Spring Commercial Showcase
  • *Studio will remain open through June 30th, schedule subject to change.

July 2018

  • June 30th-July 8th- LDT Closed
  • July 9th-July 27th- 2018 Summer Intensive

Junior Ballet Intensive

Our Junior Intensive will give young dancers the opportunity to build a stronger foundation.

Curriculum: Ballet Technique, Variations, Stretching, Jazz, Contemporary, Stage Makeup, Acting, Yoga, and Dance History.

We will have Parent Observation, and a short presentation on the last day of this program.

Ballet I

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ballet II

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration Now Open

Please contact the office for pricing and registration details. 

(949) 855-4702


Welcome to our Spring Semester at Laguna Dance Theatre!

Laguna Dance Theatre has been serving Orange County since 1985. LDT is a Vaganova ballet theatre with primary focuses on pre-professional training and technique.

We offer a strong classical Ballet training program along with Jazz, Lyrical, Broadway Jazz, Tap, Pilates, Hip Hop and Musical Theater for ages 2 to adult. Care is given to the developing physique of each dancer to forestall injury and maximize progress. Along with strong classical technique, artistry and expression are emphasized throughout the training process.

Class Schedule

2018 Registration Form

Online Registration and Parent Portal


Spring Showcase dates announced!

Summer Intensive

Spring 2018 Calendar

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LDT Competition Team at Star Systems

Congratulations to the LDT 2017 Competition Team! What a great showing at our first competition of the season– Star Systems in Downey. LDT was well represented on all levels, from our first timers to our seasoned dancers. You all shined! Our biggest accomplishment this weekend was our Large Group “Sticks & Stones” taking FIRST OVERALL – creating some major waves among several other competitive studios.



Here are the amazing results:

1. Kayla Teen Solo Open Platinum 1st Place; 5th Place Overall; Teen Solo Lyrical Platinum; Teen Miss Superstar

2. Mikey Teen Solo Contemporary Platinum; Teen Mr. Superstar

3. Trinity Teen Solo Lyrical Platinum

4. Marisa Teen Solo Contemporary Platinum

5. Amanda Teen Solo Lyrical Platinum

6. Ruslana Teen Solo Contemporary Elite High Gold

7. Naomi Senior Solo Points Elite High Gold; Senior Miss Superstar

8. Bella Polen Junior Lyrical Solo Elite High Gold; 1st Place in Category

9. Mikey and Marisa Teen Contemporary Duet/Trio Platinum, 2nd Place Overall

10. Bella P., Ella, Sabrina Junior Duet/Trio Lyrical Elite High Gold, First Place in Category; 5th Place Overall

11. Sticks and Stones Teen Large Group Open Platinum 1st Place in Category; 1st Place Overall

12. Raise Me Up Teen Small Group Lyrical Platinum, 4th Place Overall

13. She Used to be Mine Teen Small Group Contemporary Platinum; 5th Place Overall

14. Feeling Good Teen Small Group Jazz Platinum

15. All I Want Teen Small Group Open Platinum

16. Colors of the Wind Junior Small Group Lyrical Elite High Gold; First Place in Category


Amazon Smile

Dear Laguna Ballet Friends and Families,

We are excited to announce an easy new way to support Laguna Ballet!

Through Amazon Smile, .05% of all your purchases made on Amazon can go to Laguna Ballet.

Simply use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/… to get to Amazon.com and start shopping. Amazon will automatically send your donation to Laguna Ballet.

Please contact the office at (949) 855-4702 if you have any questions.

Laguna Dance Festival Audition

Calling all LDT Dancers ages 13+!

Open auditions for youth dancers to perform at the LDF Annual Spring Gala, Friday, June 2, 2017. More info here.

Auditions may be submitted between April 1st-April 15th only.
Submit your 1 minute video audition sample to:

Requirements: Ages 13-21, male & female. Aspiring professional with classical training/technique- all dance styles.

Dancers chosen will receive:
-Complimentary admission to 1 LDF Master Class
-2 Complimentary tickets to a company performance during the September 2017 Laguna Dance Festival.
-1 Gala ticket, for youth dancer’s parent to attend.
-Letter of acknowledgment from LDF Founder, Jodie Gates.

Master Class with Christine Shevchenko, ABT Soloist

Ms. Shevchenko is dancing at the Segrestrom Center for the Arts, performing in ABT’s upcoming premier of Whipped Cream.

Christine will hold a Master Class at LDT this Sunday, March 19th from 1:00-3:00 PM.

It is a huge honor to have her back again as she taught our students last year at our Summer Intensive.

$30 per LDT (level 4/5/6) student with reservation and payment by Friday, March 17th.

$35 per student at the door

$35 for non-LDT students (high intermediate/advanced level).

Fun New Toddler Dance Classes Starting in August!

LDT’s fall schedule will include a wide variety of beginning dance classes for children ages 2 and up. We offer a strong and unique Pre-Ballet program as well beginning level jazz and tap classes, which are available as separate classes or in combo classes, where kids are given the opportunity to discover multiple dance styles.

 Our faculty includes former Manhattan Rockette, Ellen Cretti, who has specialized in teaching dance to young children for over thirty years. With all of our classes, we strive to create an environment where kids can dance for fun while building a strong foundation of dance technique.

Laguna Dance Theatre will reopen for fall on August 15th, 2017. If you would like to receive more information about our fall schedule, tuition rates and/or studio policies, please email us at info@lagunadancetheatre.com, and we will add you to our Fall Registration mailing list.

2016 Nutcracker Auditions

Auditions for the 2016 production of The Nutcracker will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at Laguna Dance Theatre

Please arrive at least ½ hour prior to your audition time in order to register.

Saturday, August 27th 
11:30-2:30 Ballet V/VI
2:30-3:00 Ages 5+/ Ballet I & Combo classes
3:00-3:30 Ballet II
3:30-4:00 Ballet IIIA
4:00-4:30 Ballet IIIB
4:30-5:00 Ballet IV

Sunday, August 28th
2:30-4:00 PM Clara Auditions: Arrive at 2:00 PM
(Ballet Levels IV, V & VI Only)

For more information please contact our office at (949) 855-4702 or info@lagunadancetheatre.com.