What are your current class options? Is there an age limit?
LACDC offers weekly company classes every Monday afternoon (and some additional days depending on the schedule) at Stomping Ground L.A. where we facilitate an open and supportive environment for dancers to consistently train and explore. Classes have rotating teachers and are normally taught at an intermediate/advanced level. Students must be 15 years old or older to take class.
Shorten your check-in time and fill out required forms before you arrive!
All students are required to sign two forms once a year before joining class. Signing these forms before you arrive will significantly decrease your check-in time. If you are new to class and aren't able to fill out these forms beforehand, we encourage you to arrive ten minutes early. As a reminder, these two forms are filled out once a year. Students 15-17 years old need a guardian's signature on their media release form.
What is the cost of class?
General Class Rates:
1.5 hour class - $16
2 hour class - $20
*On the last Monday of each month, we will offer class on a tiered pay-what-you-can scale:
1.5 hour: Tiered $12, $14, $16
2 hour: Tiered $16, $18, $20
What does an intermediate vs. an advanced level dance class mean?
Intermediate: Students are familiar with the movement style and seeking more slightly challenging material.
Advanced: Students have a strong grasp on the movement style and are prepared to learn at a fast pace.
How late can I book class? Can I pay for class at the door? Do you take cash?
You can pay for class at the door before class begins, but we highly encourage you to pay beforehand to decrease your check-in time. We are currently unable to take cash as payment for class. Please contact us if you need additional assistance.
What is your cancellation / refund policy ?
Classes must be pre-paid and are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Where are classes located and what are the parking options?
The venue for classes is Stomping Ground L.A. (SGLA), 5453 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles, California 90032.
Parking Info: In consideration of our neighbors, please consider these free parking options first:
1. SGLA parking lot
2. Parking on Alhambra Ave
3. Parking on areas of side streets that are not in front of homes. Please note the street cleaning signs on Bullard Avenue on Thursdays and Fridays. (You will get a ticket.)
*Also, if there are trash cans out on the curb, please do not move them from their spots.
Parking in the lot is limited, so we encourage you to give yourself some extra time to park.
Does the studio have water fountains?
SGLA has a bottle filling station, so bring your favorite reusable water bottle for hydration. There are not water bottles for sale and we are unable to provide cups for the bottle filling station.
Is there a late time limit?
There is no official late time limit, but we encourage you account for traffic and parking time when heading to class so you can enjoy the full class time.
This is my first time taking an open company class with LACDC. What should I expect? What is the vibe?
When you arrive, you will check-in with an LACDC representative at the “front desk” (a table). If you haven’t already filled out the two waiver forms before arriving, you will fill them out before starting to dance. We encourage you to fill them out beforehand to significantly cut down on your check-in time.
Once checking in, you are free to enter the dance floor and warm up on your own and/or mingle with the other movers in the room. Each teacher will lead a slightly different class, but generally speaking, you will be led through a warmup (which may include progressions across the floor, improvisation, partnering, or floorwork) followed by a phrase (otherwise known as a “combination”). If you need to step to the side and take a break at any time to drink water, head to the restroom, breathe or pause to watch the movement, you are free to do so.
We encourage active listening by keeping the side conversations to a minimum. We cultivate a supportive environment by encouraging all in the room to remain actively engaged in watching what is happening in front of them. That includes staying off phones unless there is an emergency. We welcome questions during class that may help you further understand the phrasework.
After learning the phrase, teachers usually cycle through several smaller groups doing the movement, giving students more room to dance.
Do you film class?
Teachers may choose to use only the last 15 minutes of class to film groups. There will always be a group that movers can opt into that isn’t filmed. Please refrain from setting up your own phones to film or asking your fellow classmates to film you without permission from the teacher of each class.
What should I wear to class?
We encourage students to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing they can move in, like sweats, tanks, tees or leggings. Socks are optional, depending on the style. Some teachers may request students to remove their socks.
Is there a vaccine requirement?
These are the COVID Compliance Measures in association with the venue Stomping Ground L.A.
NO VAX CHECKS
MASKS OPTIONAL FOR ALL ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES
BEVERAGES ALLOWED INSIDE THE SPACES - NO FOOD INSIDE THE VENUE