Raena and Lisa on Keloland Living promoting FACE FORWARD, LiRa’s 2019 Showcase  @kelolandliving

Raena and Lisa on Keloland Living promoting FACE FORWARD, LiRa’s 2019 Showcase


DANCE Classes and Workshops

Winter Classes (Feb-March)

Sat Feb 1 8:30am-9:30am Raena-Lyrical

Sat Feb 8 12:30-1:30pm Thomas-Contemporary

Sun Feb 16 5:00-6:00pm Ashlee-Jazz

Sat Feb 22 12:30-1:30pm Maddie E-Ballet

Sun March 1 5:00-6:00pm Lisa-Ballet

Sun March 8 5:00--6:00pm Kristen-Jazz

Sun March 15 5:00-6:00pm Kelsey-Funk

Sun March 22 5:00-6:00pm Rebekah-Musical Theatre

Sun March 29 5:00-6:00pm Raena-Contact Improv/Partnering

Spring Classes (April-May)

April 4/5 No class Orchestra Performance

April 11/12 No class Easter

Sun April 19 5:00-6:00pm Raena-Jazz

Sun April 26 5:00-6:00pm McKenzie-Lyrical

Sun May 3 5:00-6:00pm Kristen Jazz

May 9/10 No class Mother's Day

May 16/17 No class Balleraena Recital

Thurs May 21 5:30-6:30pm Maddie E. Funk

Wed May 27 5:30-6:30pm Lisa Contemporary Ballet

Summer Classes (Wed 5:30pm)

Wed June 10 5:30-6:30pm Raena-Contemporary

Wed June 17 5:30-6:30pm Lisa-Yoga

Wed June 24 5:30-6:30pm Kelsey-Hip Hop

Wed July 1 No class 4th of July week

Wed July 8 5:30-6:30pm Thomas-Leaps, Jumps, and Turns

Wed July 15 5:30-5:30pm Rebekah-Musical Theatre

Wed July 22 5:30-6:30pm McKenzie-Contemporary

Wed July 29 5:30-6:30pm Ashlee-Strength and Stretch


$25 for Each Workshop Class LiRa Members

$35 for Each Workshop Class 

***10% off if sign up all 6 classes 

  • Visit our “Guest Artists” page for more info on visiting choreographers

 Friday June 5 

5:30-7 pm Karla Jazz class

 Sat June 6 

9-10:30am Erinn Jazz class

3:00-4:30pm Marlayana contemporary class

Sun June 7 

9am-10:15am Karla Tap Class

2:30-4pm Erinn Jazz Class

4:30-6pm  Marlayna contemporary class 

Erinn Liebhard Class Description:

Erinn's jazz class/ approach to jazz is inspired by three ideas at it's heart and the hearts of other American social dance-inspired forms - groove, interaction and improvisation. Groove leads the way into exploring the embodiment of jazz and jazz-related musics, from digging into a good downbeat to syncopation to complex polyrhythms. With that sense of groove as a base, dancers can open up to deeper interaction with themselves, others and the music. With a solid understanding and appreciation of groove and interaction, dancers can slide into the playful joy of improvisation, creating musically and socially-responsive movement in the moment. Erinn values and situates jazz dance as an amalgam of Africanist and Europeanist ideas with contributions from many other parts of the world, and gives particular focus to Africanist base elements including groundedness and high-affect juxtaposition of dynamics while putting jazz and jazz-related musics at the center of class. Erinn's classes always include a thorough warm-up, innovative across-the-floor sequences and groovy combinations that inspire dancers to connect with themselves, one another, the music and the moment.

Photo By: Jeff McElroy

Photo By: Jeff McElroy

LiRa Upcoming Performances

Saturday, Oct 26, at 5pm- South Dakota Network at the Washington Pavilion Main Stage Theater

Saturday, November 2 at 6pm- NAMI Dancing with the Sioux Falls Stars at The District

Friday, December 7 at 5:30pm- Private Holiday Event at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel

Saturday, April 18- National Water Dance Day at The Falls Park

Saturday, April 4- Collaboration with Augustana Orchestra at O'Gorman Performing Arts Center

Thursday and Friday, Aug 6/7 at 7:30pm- 5 Year Anniversary Main Stage Show at Orpheum Theater Downtown Sioux Falls


LiRa Credits

Videography:  Ethan Gettes 

Video Editing:  Jeff Lambert of Promotional Video 

Photographers:  Heidi Hansen, Jeff McElroy, Rachel Person, Julia Kasischke

 Social Media:  Thomas Nguyen

Rehearsal Videos: Ashlee Simonson

Gear:  Kelsey Freidel Nelson

Logo: Lyndsey Kastein

Website:  Megan Ekeren

 Administrative:  Lisa Conlin

Rehearsal Space:  Raena Rasmussen of Balleraena Dance Studio