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Locust Dance Academy (LDA) of Miramar, Florida is a professional Dance Conservatory that offers dance classes for ages 3 through adult in Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Creative Movement and Adult Dance with opportunities to perform in studio showcases and an Annual Dance Concert, as well as audition for touring companies that perform in New York City. Students benefit from an exchange of master teachers with LDA's sister studio in the northeast, Locust Performing Arts Center (LPAC). The methodology and vision is to provide excellence in dance education, while socially and emotionally uplifting and empowering students to reach their potential and inspire their community.  LDA also offers Party Packages.

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MIAMI MEETS NEW YORK CITY AT LDA

Internationally-known dancer, choreographer, producer and educator Jimmy Locust brings his New York City style to South Florida as Locust Dance Academy's Artistic Director / Owner alongside Miami's Monica Richardson-Delgado, a celebrated dancer, choreographer, clothing designer and Locust Dance Academy's Artistic Director / Manager.

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Artistic Director/Owner Jimmy Locust has worked with top entertainment industry stars such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones and Debbie Allen.  He has been featured in iconic music videos and films including Rhythm Nation and Coming to America. He has performed at the Grammy Awards, Academy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. Mr. Locust was one of the head choreographers for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta (opening and closing ceremonies) and was nominated for an American Choreography Award in 2001 for his work on the Warner Brothers’ network television show Nikki. Locust has choreographed commercials for both international and national companies, including Sanyo in Japan with Nicholas Cage and most recently, Rapid Advance in the U.S. He worked on the Justin Bieber Tour in 2010 and choreographed for the CW Television Network’s The Next with hosts John Rich, Joe Jonas, Nelly and Gloria Estefan.  For the stage, Locust has choreographed successful theater and high school productions. He has designed dance curricula for numerous community and private education programs. Locust has also been a studio owner, master teacher and choreographer for over twelve years. He is the Founder and Director of Harmony Nation, an educational anti-bullying program that performs for schools and youth organizations. He also directs Locust Contemporary Dance Works, a youth company which performs in New York City, as well as Hip Hop's Finest and FOCUS Hip Hop pre-professional groups. Locust was appointed by the renowned Boca Ballet Theatre in Florida as a returning faculty member for their summer residency program. Locust was also selected to be an adjudicator (2015) and Artist-in-Residence (2016, 2017) for the JCC Maccabi Games Artsfest in Florida and Connecticut. Most recently, he took on the project of choreographing West Side Story for Musicals at Richter. Locust’s multi-faceted lifestyle is chronicled in his reality show Locust Under 5’.

 

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Artistic Director/Manager Monica Richardson started her dance training at the age of three. She graduated from the New World School of the Arts in Miami with extensive study and proficiency in modern, ballet and jazz. Monica's commercial career has included performing as a background dancer for recording artists Gloria Estefan, Pitbull (Univision’s Latin Pepsi Smash), rapper Nelly and country music star John Rich (the CW Television Network's The Next) and dancing in music videos for rap artists Ja Rule and Missy Elliott. She has choreographed and danced in several performances for artist Jackie-O and group Take Note, with whom she did the opening number at the Reggae Festival in Miami, featuring such big-name artists as Sean Paul. Her work abroad includes that of lead dancer for Tokyo Disney Sea, where she danced in the show ShowBiz Iz. On the small screen, Monica has performed with Scarface actor Angel Salazar, dancing in his comedy show Sheck It Out. Monica danced in a Broadway-style national commercial for Rapid Advance and performed and co- choreographed with choreographer Jimmy Locust for recording artist Arika Kane (New York City’s BB King's).  Currently, Monica continues her dream of performing, choreographing and teaching master classes throughout the U.S. She is also the founder and creative designer of an exclusive legging line, Moni Make Your Mark, which uses unique and colorful patterns to express originality and encourage all individuals to be bold and confident in making their mark on the world.  

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Desiree Parkman is a former Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette. She trained with Sherry, Rhee and Rennie Gold at Gold Studios in Boston, MA, the Ailey Certificate Program in New York City and with Joel Hall in Chicago. In addition to her work in Musical Theatre, she has had the pleasure of working with Philadanco, Complexions and Rod Rodgers Dance Co. She has taught and choreographed at dance schools, Gold Studios, Hathaway Brown (faculty), Tri C College, Xpress Dance, Cleveland School of the Arts, The Coburn School and community programs such as City Lights Youth Theatre, ENACT, Harlem YMCA and The Boys and Girls Club. Desiree's passion is "instilling dancers of all ages and levels with confidence, knowledge and respect for the legacy of dance!" 

 

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Erin Kristova began her dance training in ballet, modern dance and contact improvisation under Angela McDonough and Kristin O'Neal at Broward College. She trained in stunt work with Cirque Dreams, created by Niel Goldberg, and also studied at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL and The Ailey School in New York City. Erin has done some promotional modeling work and was featured in several music videos by artists including Jagged Edge, Nelly, Redman and Sisqo through FM Rocks Entertainment Los Angeles. Her television credits include MTV's Summer in the Keys TRL episodes as "Miss Fourth of July," The Glades TV sitcom, and a background role in the film Marley and Me. She was also featured dancing in a promotional video tribute for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Erin choreographed and performed for Broward College Dance concerts at Bailey Hall while training at the Arts Ballet Theater of Florida in Aventura under Vladimir Issaev and Ruzana Iremashvili. Erin performed as a dancer with the Florida Grand Opera for the 2011-2012 season at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Downtown Miami. She taught Graham, Horton and Limon-based modern dance at the Naples Etudes de Ballet Academy, for advanced teens and adults. Erin also established herself in Captiva, FL as a guest dance artist/performer. Erin's dance background includes classical ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, contact improvisation, and dance composition/choreography. She also has some background in the martial arts. Erin has been teaching for over a decade in South Florida and specializes in teaching Vaganova ballet technique, contemporary and modern dance. She was awarded a certificate of performance and completion in the 2016 Vaganova Ballet Teacher’s Training Workshop at the Arts Ballet Theatre by Mr. Vladimir Issaev. 

Locust Dance Academy of Miramar is rapidly expanding their dance program in order to provide a greater variety of dance classes for  pre-professional and recreational dancers.  Tenemos personales que hablan espaņol.

Locust Dance Academy proudly serves the students of Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Cooper City, Plantation, Miami Gardens, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County and Dade County, FL. 

Please email or call us today to arrange a NO-OBLIGATION TRIAL DANCE CLASS with one of our professional instructors.

Location:

2194 Palm Avenue

Miramar, FL 33025

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