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Appolonia Leake Dance Company is a dance studio in Pittsburgh, PA designed to cater to each dancer's individual needs and training goals. We welcome all dancers of all levels, from beginners to advanced.
Our highest priority is providing a fun, upbeat, welcoming atmosphere for our dancers and their families in which to provide a structured dance environment with the classic forms of dance, as well as the newest trends.
Our Director, Appolonia Leake (Apple), is also the owner and the coach of our competitive team. Apple has hand selected her staff to ensure the dancers have friendly, experienced, and talented teachers who are eager to assist every child throughout their dance years.
Beginning at age six months, we have Mini Me classes to begin your child's dance journey, with the on-hands assistance of one adult/parent in the class with the child. At toddler age, we have our creative movement classes to teach the basic skills of tumbling and introduction to ballet, while familiarizing them with our dance studio and the structured classes with their peers.
Preschool age dancers (3-5) have several class options, including ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobat. Our schedule also includes combination classes for the new dancer who wants to be exposed to the basic dance styles in one class hour. If your child is a tumbling enthusiast, we offer beginner gymnastics also. For those who have an interest in hip hop, our beginner class is open to ages four and up.
Dancers age 5 and up may take beginner combination classes, also, or they may choose to register for individualized classes in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobat, hip hop, gymnastics, musical theater, etc. Whatever your personal need is, we have classes for you!
Recreational dance classes are once per week in each genre, with different styles on different days. We also offer full recreational programs for dancers who want to learn different styles and have fun while enjoying the technical dance training they will receive.
Our studio is now offering Dance for Diverse Abilities, which is a specialized class for those who need more personal attention, and it includes one teacher and one physical therapy assistant at all times to ensure the students have maximum hands-on help as needed. We have no age limit for our Diverse Abilities class.
We also have classes for adults in jazz/hip hop and tap, as well as pilates in the fall season. Adults do not have to have children registered at the studio to enroll in adult classes. All adults age 18 and up are welcome to take our adult classes.
For the more serious dancers and/or those who are interested in competing, we offer intermediate and advanced level classes. Our Team members audition and are placed in our Company, and they follow a structured dance schedule with classes 3-5 days per week. Intermediate and advanced level classes also include technique, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, modern, jazz funk, and more.
Appolonia Leake Dance Company offers private dance lessons in addition to classroom settings. We offer trial classes and also take drop-in students. With competitive prices, we offer monthly payments to registered students and have multi-class and family discounts.
Our studio performs in a year-end recital to showcase the myriad of skills the dancers learn throughout the dance year, which is held in June. We also perform throughout the year in various community events, including parades. Our entire studio is invited to participate in our community performance outings, in addition to selected students that may be invited to perform at other times throughout the dance season.
We are a family-friendly studio, run by Apple and her mother, Lou Anne. We take great pride in our customer service and personally answer all questions and emails we receive. Our studio sends out monthly newsletters, as well as weekly updates with important dates and information for our dance families.
Registration is open year round. Feel free to email us, call, or drop in to receive more information. We are here to answer any questions and find the perfect class(es) for your dancing needs!
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