Starting our 17th year in Lafayette!
At Reverence Academy of Dance, our mission is to provide expressive, diverse dance in a respectful, fun and nurturing atmosphere. We offer a professional studio with wholesome and qualified instruction.
Teaching Royal Academy of Dance ballet, jazz, lyrical (contemporary), modern, tap, pre-school, Hip Hop, Adult classes, and International Ballroom and Latin.
A beautiful amazing space in a cheery atmosphere. Two studios with sprung floors, one medium sized and the other GORGEOUS suitable for big classes, showcases, performances, parties, and even weddings. Elegant and professional.
We offer summer sessions of camps and classes to maintain technique year round. Camps include a day of classes a lovely little performance each Friday. We are a full year dance school.
The annual “Memories” recital is a terrific showcase of our students’ accomplishments in a wonderful celebration in a professional show.
Our Annual “Searching for Christmas” is a celebration of the season with a performance of all genres of dance including Rockettes, Frosty, Santa, the Grinch, Nutcracker scenes and more! This is a highlight of the holiday season in our community.
Dance in the Community? We tour senior homes, and hospitals to serve others in the community. We surprised the crowd with a flash mob at the Lousiville 4th of July Celebration, Swing danced many times in the Lousiville Parade of Lights and showcased dancers at “Dance is for Everyone” at the Boulder Public Library and the Lafayette Peach festival. Gerry Stephenson was one of the ‘Stars’ in the Broomfield “Dancing with the Stars” at the 1st Bank Event Center. We have been know to do a flash mob or two.
Royal Academy of Dance Exams each spring careful guide a students growth in ballet by progressing through levels, as would any karate class, or swimming level. The RAD is inspirational and encouraging with our students dancing in college in the BFA program at KU and Colorado Ballet. Now Ms. Sarah O’Keeffe is dancing with a company in Chicago.
The Owners: Gerry and Vera Stephenson met in the summer of June 1979 while folk dancing and have been dancing together since 1979 years. Both trained in Canada and bringing over 35 years of experience to Reverence. Their love for dance as a couple and dance as an individual or group is so evident in their passion and attention to detail in every class they teach. They also own and operate Dance and Music Productions, where they are DJ/Emcee’s for weddings and just about any other type of party or business event is a professional event and simply a joy to be a part of.
Vera is an Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance, and a registered instructor, the heart and soul of the dance studio’s structure. As an Examiner, Vera , travels around the world examining RAD students that participate in the same RAD classes we offer at Reverence. Vera was labeled the ‘chameleon’ equally thrilled putting on the many colored coats of the styles of dance.
Gerry has been dancing for nearly 50 years and is the technical backbone of the studio. He is the one you don’t see but you know he is back stage making things run smoothly. But then you see him (and his fantastic mustache), teaching the Ballroom & Latin dance classes. Yes he is a certified ISTD instructor and along with Vera their passion to teach and have fun with couples dance comes through.
Come and visit us and see for yourself what we are truly about. This studio is our passion and our chance to put dance back in the lives of everyone who enters our doors.
Vera and Gerry Stephenson