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2022 - 2023

Best Foot Forward Award
& $500 Scholarship Recipient

Kaylee Caviness

2021 - 2022
Best Foot Forward Award

Abby Griffin

2019 - 2021
Best Foot Forward Award


Congratulations goes out to Kathryn Crenshaw for the 2017-18 Best Foot Forward Award


Early Fall Registration for 2018-2019 has begun.


New and fun Summer Dance Camp and activities available at L'Academie De Danse

A Night at the Oscars

June 11, 2017

2 pm at Wright Auditorium ECU

Best Foot Forward Award

July 27, 2016

Congratulations goes out to Kayci Willis for the Best Foot Forward Award for 2015-16. Way to go Kayci!!

Ease on Down the Road Through the Ages of Dance

April 6, 2016

Recital time! Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2pm.

East Carolina University Wright Auditorium

Congratulations to Janiya Miller!

April 6, 2016

She participateed in the Distinguished  Young Woman Pageant representing Kinston, NC. She has also been accepted to Virginia Commonwealth University for Dance and Choreography. We are very proud of you! 

Best Foot Forward Award


Congratulations to Elizabeth Gell for receiving Best Foot Forward Award

Former student Sean Seymour takes on Broadway!


Sean Seymour, one of L'Academie De Danse's former star students, landed his big role as the Prince in the Broadway National Tour  of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. See where hard work and dedication can take you? We are so proud of him and proud that he got his start here at L'Academie De Danse! Break a leg and Merde, Sean! Sacramento, California, May 2015.

Dance Recital June 7th @ 2pm


"Dance is the Loftiest, the Most Beautiful of the Arts..." 

Join us at the ECU Wright Auditorium, Greenville, N.C. at 2pm June 7th. Admission will be $5.00@ the Box Office.



Going out to Annika Allen, Mary Frances Lutz, Kayci Willis, Elizabeth Wynne, Hannah Willis, Mary Frances Fields, Katie Mac Wilson, Trinity Gant, Lilly Bunn, Mubina Barberio, Sarah Caviness, Maci Godley, Carrie McLawhorn, Natalie Manning, Scarlet Goodwin and Janyia Miller on a job well done competing in Dance Educators of America dance competition and workshop. All the dancers won gold awards. Mary Frances Fields won a High Gold and was invited to compete in DEA National Competition! Katie Mac Wilson and Scarlet Goodwin won full scholarships to DEA National Convention for winning 1st place overall duet. Hannah Willis 4th place Overall Solo Preteen, Elizabeth Wynne won 1st place overall solo non-competitive.

Congratulations to Sean Seymour


Sean is a graduate of L'Academie De Danse and is currently performing in the professional world of dance and theatre! He is in "Cinderella" the National touring company. He's in the ensemble dance and singing and he is also the understudy for the prince. So proud of Sean for his success!


July 2014

Congratulations to Mary Frances Lutz for the 2013-2014 "Best Foot Forward Award".

2014 "Backstage to Broadway" June 1st, 3pm @ Grainger Hill Performing Arts Center in Kinston

May 2014

Our spring show is almost ready and we look forward to seeing you soon.


No Charge for Admission.

Awards & Scholarships

May 2014

Congratulations to students listed below for performing and scoring high in Dance Educators of America's workshop & completion.

Janiya Miller, Kaymber Felton, Kaci Willis, Hannah Willis, Annika Allen, Elizabeth Wynne, Cara Jett, Lainey Jett, Katlyn Varnell, Katie Mac Wilson & Mary France.


Congratulations to Kaci Willis  for receiving DEA's Ballet Intensive Scholarship.


Congratulations to Janiya Miller for receiving DEA's Musical Theatre Intensive & Performing Arts Scholarship.


Congratulations to Elizabeth Wynne for receiving "The Spirit of the Studio Award".

Congratulations to former student Sean Seymour

May 2014

Sean received BFA in Musical Theatre/2014 University of Michigan

Open House

May 2014

Stop by the studio to learn about L'Academie De Danse and enrollment. Also, returning students please join us for Open House. 


Two dates are available for your convenience. July 24th@ 8pm and August 4th @ 6:30pm.

Summer Dance Camp

May 2014

Summer is almost here and now is the time to get ready for Summer Dance Camp. Enrollment is now open. 

Recital DVD's are now available for order

April 2014

This year Ewell Video and Photography will be our shooting recital footage and has made it easy to order your DVD(s) online. Please follow the link below to place your order.



Dancing with the Stars @ PCC

March 2014

Congratulations to Kellie, Nora and Joey for winning judges choice in the 2014 Pitt Community College "Dancing With Stars" a fund raiser for scholarship s for PCC.

2013 "Best Foot Forward Award"

November 14, 2013

Kinston -Hannah Willis 

Winterville - Jane Fields, Elizabeth Majette

Fall Registration 2013/2014

August 2013

Enrollment for the 2013/2014 school year has already begun. Contact the studio today! New students

please call Nora for your class times. 252 521-3399.  Returning students email me your desired

classes and mail in registration fee. Nora will email back your class times.  
Sign up now to reserve your space.


Contact Nora at


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(Click here for Student Policy & Enrollment Form)

Fall Schedule Available

August 2013

The Fall schedule is ready. Please note that there could be some changes to the schedule. The site will be updated to note any changes and you will be contacted by Nora should they change. Click below to view the 2013/2014 dance class scedule.

Kinston's Dancing with the Stars 2013


See Nora Parker and Dr. John Herong perform to "The Big Beat" at Dancing with Stars in Kinston, NC. The duo received a judges choice of a perfect score of 30.










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Crystal Brown

A former student of L'Academie de Danse taught a week workshop at the studio. Students participating took classes 4 hours a night for a week. The classes were well received and plans are to make this an annual event. Christal Brown is the Director of "Inspirit" and teaches dance at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.

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