Classes are off to a great start this year!  A couple of things to remember:

  • Newsletters may be picked up at the studio's front desk every month.  This page will also be updated each month with the current newsletter.  A link to download/print a copy of this page is available below.
  • A calendar is in the studio’s lobby with important dates and deadlines.


Make sure to review the November newsletter given to your child.  I've included on it the balances still owed on your studio account: costume balance & account balance (recital fees, convention/competition fees, etc.).  Important details regarding costume/recital payments:

  • Two pairs of tights are included in the total amount due.  Tights need to be purchased through me to make sure that everyone has the same type/color.
  • If you have been making monthly payments for your costume balance, the final payment is due no later than November 25th!
  • Costumes WILL NOT be ordered until the balance has been paid in full.  If you are late in paying this cost, you may be responsible for paying additional shipping charges.  It’s also possible that your child’s proper costume size may not be available if ordering later than everyone else.
  • Students are required to have the proper costumes in order to participate in our dance pictures (taken in the spring) and for our annual recital.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


  • Several LA Dance students  have been cast to dance alongside the professional dancers from Ballet Magnificat in their performance of the Snow Queen ballet at the Temple Theater in Meridian, MS on Tuesday, November 20th.  Click on the following link to see more info and purchase tickets:
  • LA Dance will participate in two upcoming local Christmas parades:
    • Newton Christmas Parade - November 29th @ 7:00 pm
    • Hickory Christmas Parade - December 1st @ 1:30 pm
  • Christmas Performances: members of the LA Dance Competition Teams and Performance Teams will be performing at several local establishments such as Footprints and Woodland Court.  If you are a member of either of these teams, make sure that you keep up-to-date with dates & times for these performances as I make them available.

(ALL LA Dance students are welcome and encouraged to join us for the Christmas parades!  You will need to wear black leggings and have a long sleeve shirt (in red, blue, or green) to represent one of the chipmunks from Alvin & the Chipmunks.)


For any students interested in doing a solo, duet, or trio:  please make sure that you speak with me ASAP to discuss your solo/duet/trio and to schedule the privates you'll need to set up to learn your choreography.  You MUST schedule this with me BEFORE CHRISTMAS BREAK!!!

We are trying to add more pictures and videos to our website and YouTube channel this year.  If you take any pictures or videos of LA Dance events throughout the year, we ask that you please take a moment to send them along to our webmaster, Marcia Russell (Caitlyn's mom).  You can email pictures to her directly using the studio email:  You may also send a sharing link to the same email address for any pictures or videos which are too large to attach to an email.  The easiest way to share larger files is to use either Google Drive or Dropbox (both of which are free file storage and sharing sites).


  • We are excited to announce that we are now able to accept your credit/debit cards for monthly payments via Square! Keep in mind, though, that a 3% service charge is added to each transaction.
  • If you are making a payment in cash, please make sure to put it in a payment envelope (which may be found at the front desk) and completely fill out the front.  Doing so insures that we know who paid the money and what exactly it is for.
  • If you are making a payment by check, please make sure that you write in the memo line what the payment is for.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (601) 683-4850 or (601) 513-0639!

Lacey Anderson Smith

​la dance newsletter

Christmas performance dates/times have been updated to the Local Performances page.

Please see the Monthly Newsletter page (under the Home menu) to keep up-to-date with all important LA Dance news!