LA Dance Academy


19352 N. 2nd St. Covington, LA 70435

(985) 893-0220

When St. Tammany Parish Schools announced they were closing on March 13th we all became very scared, unsure, and frightened for what this all really meant for us all. It was our utmost importance to follow all the recommendations about cleaning and staying healthy in this global crisis.


Then, Governor Bell announced our mandated quarantine on March 23rd; things changed drastically for the dance community. LADA began Zoom virtual classes. This had its own challenges but our staff was still able to continue our dance education, give individual critiques, and continue to practice our dance choreography. 


However, we knew this was NOT a permanent solution and wanted to consider our dance families and what was best for them. With our handbook indicating we are a 10-month education with an annual recital following, we needed to make some changes. On April 30th (end of our 9th month) LADA made the hard decision to postpone our 2019-2020 dance season until July 27th and move our annual recital to August 23, 2020. 


How we came to this decision

  • Safety and well-being of our LADA families
  • Not wanting to extend costs for our LADA families at a time of uncertainty
  • Give our students 4 weeks to rehearse their dances  prior to our show
  • Have the opportunity to take annual photo in their costumes and with their class



What "phase" are dance studios?


As of May 15th Louisiana issued we were in phase 1 these are the types of businesses able to open with 25 percent occupancy limits, sanitation guidelines and spacing for physical distancing include:

  • Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
  • Shopping malls
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Barber and beauty shops,  and nail salons
  • Movie theaters
  • Racetracks (not open to spectators)
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)
  • Bars and breweries with LDH food permits


Knowing that dance studios are not on this list, LADA registered with Open Safely to make sure that we are not jumping the gun and following all procedures mandated by the State and keeping the safety of our families and community as our top priority. 



What is phase 2?


Governor Bell announced that St. Tammany Parish would go into phase 2 as of June 5th and last 21 days The following businesses are allowed to open in phase 2. On 6/22 phase 2 was extended another 28 days.

  • Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
  • Shopping malls (including food courts, following restaurant guidance)
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Barber and beauty shops and nail salons
  • Movie theaters
  • Racetracks (not open to spectators)
  • Museums (including children’s museums), zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)
  • Bars and breweries with LDH food permits
  • Massage establishments, spas, and tattoo establishments (under strict guidance from LDH), esthetician services (under strict guidance from the Cosmetology Board)
  • Pool halls, bowling alleys and skating rinks (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Event Centers and wedding venues
  • Outdoor playgrounds and play centers (children must be accompanied by an adult)


Mask Mandate 7/13-7/24

  • John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana.
  • All dancers/parents are required to wear a mask coming in/out of the building


Please stay connected and we will let everyone know when our Summer Technique Classes, etc will resume