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Light and Life Arts Academy – “A Loving and Learning Place”

Theme: “And whatever you do… do it all for the glory of God,” 1 Corinthians. 10:31

New Location: We now meet at The Discovery Church located at 200 Prairie St. Elgin

Please park in the easy access, free parking deck, just east of Discovery Church and use entrance on west end - main level of the parking deck. The front entrance will not be open. 

Below is our new and expanded schedule, contact us if you have questions

We are accepting new students at this time, call or email for placement class 

847-308-5133 (text is fine),    csstraka@me.com  or Sheila@lalm.org


4:00 – 5:15pm Advanced Intermediate Ballet 

5:15 – 6:00pm (no charge) All level intermediates welcome ~ 

           students will be divided in 3 groups and rotate each week, 1 week there will be dance devotions, 

           1 week worship dance, and 1 week rehearsal

6:00 – 7:00pm Intermediate Modern 

6:00 – 7:00pm Intermediate Ballet 

7:00 – 8:00pm Beginner Modern 


4:00 – 4:45pm Pre-Ballet/Pre Dance 

4:00 – 5:00pm Beginner Ballet  

5:00 – 6:00pm Advanced Beginner Ballet 


4:00 – 5:00pm Advanced Intermediate Ballet 

5:00 – 6:00pm Contemporary 


10:30 – 11:15am Pre-Ballet/Pre Dance

10:30 – 11:30am Beginner Ballet  

11:30 – 12:30pm Advanced Beginner 

11:30 – 12:30pm Intermediate Ballet  

12:30 – 1:00pm All Intermediates Pointe & Workshops 

1:00 – 2:15pm Advanced Intermediate Ballet 

2:15 – 3:00pm Workshops & Rehearsals


Academy Closings & Cancellations - Classes will be made up

We follow u46 school closings for inclement weather Please text, call 847-308-5133, email, csstraka@me.com or check Light & Life Arts Academy Face Book Pag



Please email or call, Sheila Straka about classes, about students progress or billing

Light & Life Arts Academy csstraka@me.com, 847-308-5133

Tuition due 1st week of each month, check or cash – No refunds for missed classes

$10.00 one class per week - $ 5.00 per class for each additional class

Please indicate whether payment is for lessons or dancewear/costumes

Dance Dress Code - Students should wear proper class attire

No jewelry allowed except small earrings

We carry class dancewear at reasonable price but we do not carry ballet, shoes (pink only) pointe or character shoes (black only)

Girls- Women

Ballet - hair secured in bun with hairnet

Ballet, black leotard, black skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

Character, hair in pony- tail, black leotard, black long character skirt,

Contemporary, hair secured off face and neck- black leotard, black leggings & shorts

Modern, hair in pony-tail, black leotard, black capris, (intermediate leggings)

Character shoes- black

Cold Weather

Black leggings or pink leg warmers allowed

Plain black long sleeve cotton shirt or plain black sweater or sweatshirt allowed

Boys, Men

Hair groomed - if long tied back

Boys – white t-shirt – black sweatpants or stretch knit shorts, white socks,

Black ballet shoes

Men - black short sleeve t-shirt, long black dance pants, (jazz pants), black socks,

Black ballet or character shoes          Back to Main Page 





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