Our Mission...

The mission of our program is for students to become confident, disciplined, respectful, self-loving young adults, and to emower them to recognize and reach their utmost potential through the art of dance. Our classroom environment is both nurturing and demading; a home where there is room for love and growth with the highest expectations for effort, discipline, and respect. Students will be assisted in recognizing their talents and guided through their obstacles so that they may reach their fullest potential. 


Through the course of a year we base our primary focus on modern dance that is strongly influenced by ballet technique in order to build smart, strong, technical dancers. We also spend a lot of time with jazz technique, and placing focus on being physically fit with challenging cardio and abdominal exercises while increasing flexibility through our daily warm-ups or hour long stretch and strength building classes. 


Our curriculum also includes education in choreography and performance. Students learn how to choreograph, direct, and produce repertoire for our concerts as well as work with outside professionals for master classes and setting repertoire. Throughout the years our dancers have worked with distinguished dance professionals such as Randy Duncan, Nan Giordano and members of Giordano Dance Chicago, Jon Lehrer and members of Lehrer Dance, Hubbard Street 2, Laurie Eisenhower and members of Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Robert McKee and members of Inaside Chicago Dance, Frank Chavez, Autumn Eckman, Stephanie Martinez, Ron de Jesus, Nick Pupillo, Ruth Sherman, Mari Jo Irbe, Sarita Smith Childs, Jennifer Archibald, and Devin Buchanan.

Course Offerings

1st & 3rd Hour - Beginning Dance 

     *No dance experience required

     *No audition required


2nd Hour - Intermediate Dance

     *Enrollment by audition only


5th/6th Hour - Advanced Dance

     *2-hour class

     *Enrollment by audition only


Who Can Join Berrien County Dancers?

Berrien County Dancers is Lakeshore High School's countywide dance program that is open to all high school students in Berrien County. Please contact Theresa Graziano for further details and information at tgraziano@lpslancer.net or (269)428-1402, ext 2099.

   Auditions for Our Program

2022-2023 Placement Audition Dates

Advanced Dance Level Auditions

January 12, 2022   3-5pm


Intermediate Dance Level Auditions

January 13, 2022   3-4:30pm

What Do I Need to Know for Auditions?

Auditions will be held in the Dance Room at Lakeshore High School and consist of a modern technique and repertoire class. Dancers should have their hair in a bun, wear a leotard or dance tank and leggings. Please no shorts unless there are tights underneath. Dancers should be barefoot and bring jazz or contemporary shoes with for turns. 

Course Information for Students and Parents

       Peformances and                  Guest Residencies

Performance Dates for Spring 2022


Spring Concert: May 12 & 13, 7pm

In-person concerts each night! Tickets are $7 general admission. Tickets can be bought at the door on concert nights or are avbl through dancers in the program.


Our Friday, May 13, 7pm concert will be live-streamed at lps.anywhereseat.com. Virtual tickets are also $7 per ticket.


In-person ticket sales begin May 2 and virtual ticket sales begin May 5! 



2021-2022 Tech Week Schedules

December 6-10

May 9-13

A detailed Schedule will be avbl on Google Classroom for students and parents


Guest Residencies for 2021-2022

November 8-12

Guest artist Adam Houston will have master classes with all of BCD and set repertoire on Advanced Dance to be performed at our Winter Concert


April 18-22

Guest artist Cesar Salinas will have master classes with all of BCD and set repertoire on Advanced Dance to be performed at our Spring Concert


  Annual Dance Marathon Fundraiser Event

Saturday, January 22

Lakeshore High School Dance Studio


Classes every hour on the hour.

$5 per class or $15 for unlimited classes.

Keep posted here for more details!

Open to All! 


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