The Dance Academy of Loudoun

The Dance Academy of Loudoun

Teaching ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern, acro/gymnastics and much much more since 1996.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ❤️❤️❤️

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our DAL family! Ms. Kari’s beautiful baby girl was born on January 15th! We can’t wait to meet Verabelle! #dalfamily

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗱𝘂𝗲𝘁𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱!

𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗢𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗲𝘀
Danielle Chima-Orji
Erin Thompson
Erika Skulte
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀
Elaina Crabtree
Gianna Cucchi
Sonia Arbab
Erin Thompson
Katelyn Matteson
Lydia Seekford
Erika Skulte
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁
Junior Open: Simone Tidwell
Teen Open: Erin Thompson
Senior Open: Erika Skulte
Junior Tap: Nicole Chima-Orji
Senior Contemporary: Katy Russell
𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
1st Peyton Reckner
𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
1st Sidney Kepler
2nd Kayleigh Castleman
𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
5th Giuliano’s McKeon
6th Bethany Sutton
𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
6th Simone Tidwell
7th Eleanor Goddard
7th Elizabeth Abbott
𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
4th Gianna Cucchi
5th Elaina Crabtree
5th Sonia Arbab
7th Emma Millar
8th Olivia Hale
10th Melissa Vantine
𝗧𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
2nd Domina Mallette
6th Mckenna Palmer
6th Taylor Keys
7th Alyssa Harclerode
7th Hayley Sutton
9th Sophie Gregoire
𝗧𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
1st Erin Thompson
4th Katelyn Matteson
8th Chloe Jackson
10th Angelina Coppa
11th Alexis Leung
12th Emilee Parker
13th Enia Wilson
𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
2nd Katy Russell
5th Hunter Herdman
5th Brianna Horner
7th Mackenzie Haskell
9th Nora Gerliczy
9th Sydney Vandermast
10th Reagan Threadgill
𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
3rd Erika Skulte
6th Lydia Seekford
9th Bella Jackson
9th Kylie Marco
𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝘂𝗼/𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗼
3rd Elizabeth Abbot & Eleanor Goddard
𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝘂𝗼/𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗼
3rd Olivia Hale & Sonia Arbab
3rd Kylie Forlenza, Sonia Arbab & Gianna Cucchi
5th Melissa Vantine & Hadley Davis
𝗧𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝘂𝗼/𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗼
3rd Reagan Sutton & Hayley Sutton
5th Alaina Janet & Mckenna Palmer
𝗧𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝘂𝗼/𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗼
1st Erika Skulte & Katelyn Matteson
3rd Enia Wilson, Angie Coppa & Kyla Robinson
8th Isabel Frigault & Madison McKeon
𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝘂𝗼/𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗼
2nd Mackenzie Haskell, Brianna Horner & Nora Gerliczy

Our fourth and final January spotlight dancer is Nicole Chima-Orji! Nicole has been dancing at Dance Academy of Loudoun since she was 18 months old. She does Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-hop and LOVES Tap. When she's not tapping away, she loves to sing, practice coding, hanging out with family and friends and most especially loves spends time reading. She continues to work hard on her dance skills and is one of the NYCDA Mini Outstanding Dancers for this year. Her excitement and energy knows no bounds as she looks forward to the 2020 dance competition season.

Top5 2020

Dance family and friends, please take a moment to click the link below and vote for our studio for Best of Loudoun! We are in the top 5 so please keep voting for us! Voting ends February 21st and you can vote once a day! Thanks for the support in advanced! Click here to be directed to The Best of Loudoun about page. From there you can click to vote! Support your favorite businesses, organizations and individuals in Loudoun County's biggest Readers' Choice contest, the Best of Loudoun 2020. Vote once daily through Feb. 21st.

We had an amazing weekend at @halloffamedance competition! We’re in love with all of the candid shots HOF captured over the weekend - we wanted to share a few of our favorites with everyone! #feelthelove #dancefamily

Our third spotlight dancer from January is Vittoria Burt. Vittoria started her first dance lessons in September 2018, where she began at DAL. She studies lyrical and jazz styles at DAL and her favorite dance style is Jazz. Some of her favorite hobbies are designing things on Mindcraft, bike riding, and dancing at home with her sisters. Before moving to Leesburg, Vittoria lived in Italy, France, Switzerland and Morocco.

Good morning from @halloffamedance Baltimore! Could these minis be any cuter? Good luck everyone!

Our second spotlight dancer from January is Angelina Coppa. Angie has been dancing since before she could walk. Any music she heard, she’d just start bouncing in her infant seat. She took her first dance class at the age of 4 at DAL - Princess Ballet with Miss Ariana. She’s been with DAL ever since and started competing at age 5. She studies Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Lyrical. Her favorite style is lyrical. She is also an honor roll student at Simpson Middle School, a Girl Scout working toward her Silver Award, and does a lot of babysitting. Her hobbies include making TikTok videos, singing, watching as many musicals as she can find and watching Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games.

Happy Birthday to the one and only Mr. Kyle! We are lucky to have your top-notch talent and your top-notch Halloween costumes! 😉

Our first spotlight dancer from January is Ella Dugger. Ella is 9 years old and took her first class (Storybook ballet) at DAL when she was 3 years old. She is currently studying tap, jazz, ballet and lyrical. Ella’s favorite dance style is tap. She loves being on Competition Tap & Jazz and Performance Teams. This year Ella is exciting to perform her first solo! When she’s not dancing, Ella is either playing the piano, painting at Art Club, or baking and decorating cupcakes.

Save the date!! Hip Hop master class with the amazing Kassidy Bright! It’s going to be so fun and inspiring! All ages and ALL dancers welcomed! Registration start February 6th!

We had so much fun at our Young Dancer Recital this past weekend! Our littlest dancers, all between 2 and 8 years of age, rocked the stage! We are so proud and can’t wait for our big recital in June! Also, we want to send a HUGE thank you to all of our older kids who volunteered their Saturday to help these adorable dancers!

Congratulations Erika Skulte on placing 8th overall out of 75 dancers at NYCDA Pittsburgh! Wonderful job!

One week until competition! We can’t wait to see our dancers take the stage! #teamdal

#tbt to 2011! Hard to believe one of these cuties will be graduating this year!

Reach for the moon...even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars ✨

Happy Tutu Tuesday!

Our performance team did a wonderful job performing for the residents at Ashleigh At Lansdowne! #danceachievelive

Thank you @dalboosters for an amazing competition kick off party! Our dancers had a blast bonding, playing games and dancing the day away! #gamenight #dalfamily #competitionseason

Our performance team is ready to hit the stage! Good luck dancers!

Our Purcellville tumblers were excited to try out their new purple mat today! #flippinfriday

We’re missing the tutus and tiaras from YAGP! Already looking forward to next year! #tutus #tiaras #yagp2020

We’re so proud of this group of ballerinas that represented us at YAGP Pittsburgh this past weekend. They danced with grace and poise! Congratulations to Ally Minarchi for placing in the top 12 for senior contemporary! And congratulations to Hailey Goodwin and Bailey Sadler for being accepted into Next Generation Ballet’s summer intensive! #ballet #yagp2020

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our amazingly talented Ms. Aleks! We’re so lucky to have her as part of our ballet faculty!

“𝘐𝘧 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘺.”
𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯 𝘓𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘑𝘳

Our amazing Ally Minarchi placed in senior contemporary top 12! So proud of you! ❤️❤️

Last day here at YAGP and getting to train with some amazing instructors!

Day 2 of YAGP and our dancers are ready!

[01/18/20]   We are open today. All classes will be held as regularly scheduled.

Congratulations to our soloists who competed last weekend at NYCDA! They took home numerous special awards and we are so proud!

Katelyn Matteson
2nd Place Junior Soloist
Erika Skulte
8th Place Teen Soloist
Erin Thompson
19th Place Teen Soloist
Alexandra Minarchi
11th Place Senior Soloist

Congratulations to our groups that competed at NYCDA! You all made us so proud!

𝕎𝕒𝕝𝕜 𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝕄𝕖
1st Place Mini Jazz Group
2nd Place Overall Mini Group
𝕋𝕠𝕠 𝕄𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕍𝕠𝕚𝕔𝕖𝕤
4th Place Mini Group
𝔸 𝕃𝕒𝕔𝕜 𝕆𝕗 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕣
3rd Place Junior Contemporary Group
4th Place Overall Junior Group
1st Place Junior Open Group
Junior Critics Choice Award Winner
ℂ𝕖𝕝𝕝 𝕋𝕠 ℂ𝕖𝕝𝕝
1st Place Teen Contemporary Group
5th Place Overall Teen Group
1st Place Teen Lyrical Group
11th Place Overall Teen Group
ℂ𝕒𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕒 𝟟𝟠
1st Place Senior Open Group
2nd Place Senior Contemporary Group
4th Place Overall Senior Group
Senior Critics Choice Award Winner

𝕎𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕕 𝕒𝕟 𝕒𝕞𝕒𝕫𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕜𝕖𝕟𝕕 𝕒𝕥 ℕ𝕐ℂ𝔻𝔸 𝔹𝕒𝕝𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖! 𝕆𝕦𝕣 𝕕𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕜𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕕 𝕚𝕥 𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕜𝕖𝕟𝕕! 𝕎𝕖 𝕛𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕨𝕒𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕘𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕒 𝕤𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕥𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕠𝕗 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕤𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕝𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕡 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕤 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕟𝕟𝕖𝕣𝕤!
Ballet scholarship: Gianna Cucchi
Tap scholarship: Marina McLean, Nicole Chima-Orji, Olivia Hale & Simone Tidwell
Hip Hop Scholarship: Angel China-Orji
Future Star Scholarship: Danielle Chima-Orji, Kyra Gordon, Leroy Thompson, Declan Wood
Triple Threat Award: Nirali Kandarpa, Hailey Goodwin
Steps Conservatory Program Scholarship: Ally Minarchi
Mini OD Finalist: Kyra Gordon, Nicole Chima-Orji, Sonia Arbab, Capri Venafro, Emma Millar, Gianna Cucchi, Natalie Haymaker, Danielle Chima-Orji
Junior OD Finalist: Reagan Sutton, Brianna Carey, Katelyn Matteson, Emma Bartels, Nirali Kandarpa, Chloe Jackson, Emilee Mansoor
Teen OD Finalist: Bailey Sadler, Erin Thompson, Erika Skulte, Emmaline Fontanilla, Sophia Steele, Angelina Coppa, Hailey Goodwin, Courtney Poole
Senior OD Finalist: Ally Minarchi, Lydia Seekford, Kylie Marco, Leroy Thompson, Declan Wood, Bryn Wertz, Bella Jackson
Mini Outstanding Dancer Runner Up: Gianna Cucchi, Emma Millar, Nicole Chima-Orji, Capri Venafro
Junior Outstanding Dancer Runner Up: Chloe Jackson, Katelyn Matteson, Emma Bartels
Teen Outstanding Dancer Runner Up: Erin Thompson, Erika Skulte
Senior Outstanding Dancer Runner Up: Bryn Wertz, Lydia Seekford

We missed our fearless leader this past weekend at NYCDA but she was busy with her own amazing weekend! She ran 48.6 miles over the course of four days in Disney World! She ran a 5k, a 10k, a half marathon and a full marathon! Thank you for showing us what it looks like to set a goal and work hard to achieve it! Way to go Ms. Elizabeth! #goals #dopeychallenge2020

Don’t forget to turn in your fundraiser packets by 1:00pm Saturday! You can drop them at the front desk any day this week! #kickinitwithlily #teammathias

What an AMAZING weekend at @nycda Baltimore! We couldn’t be more proud of all our dancers!! Huge congratulations to our scholarship winners and our outstanding dancers! We brought home 21 scholarships and 3 conservatory/intensive acceptances! #DanceAchieveLive #DAL


Check out the live stream this weekend! Password is
Good luck to our dancers that are competing this weekend! Watch NYCDA Live!

These girls had a terrific performance at LVHS during the Varsity Basketball Half-Time show. Come to the next one on February 6th! GO LOUDOUNETTES!

NYCDA starts tomorrow! Dancers check your dance bag and make sure you don’t leave any shoes behind at the studio!

Only 2 more days!

The snow is starting to melt! We will be open for all afternoon and evening classes as usual!

3 Days! #nycdainspires

We will be closing at noon today due to the impending storm. Please stay warm and safe!

Open classes now at the Dance Academy of Loudoun in Leesburg and Purcellville. Hurry up and get registered for the June recital.

We hope everyone is excited to be back for classes today! 4 more days to get back in the swing of things before we head to NYCDA!

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