Lemoine Academy of Dance is owned by Lisa Lemoine Garner and is celebrating 31 years this year. At age 2, she began her passion of dance. In September of 1987, she opened the doors to her state-of-the-art facility. Lisa opened Lemoine Academy of Dance in Hammond, Louisiana with the dream of sharing her love and knowledge of dance with others. Her mission is to provide learning experience and to inspire them to reach their fullest potential in dance training. She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lisa attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Choreographic Design. While attending USL, she was a member of the Dance Movement Dance Company. In 1998, she was invited to dance at the NAPTA convention for King World Productions’ Elton John Concert. Lisa has studied dance and received master instruction under the direction of world reknowned dancers such as Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, Frank Hatchett and Gus Giordano while also studying with today’s hottest choreographers. Lisa continues to attend and participate in regional and national dance workshops and master classes each year.
She is also the founder of Tour de Force Dance Company, which has won numerous awards. Dancers have received Dancer of the Year titles and scholarships for study in the dance industry. Tour de Force Dance Company has been chosen as one of five dance companies throughout the United States to tour Europe for the Tanzommer Dance Festival and was named by Dance Spirit and Dance Teacher Magazines as a “Top 50 Studios on the Move.”
Lemoine Academy of Dance has produced New Orleans Saintsations, LSU Golden Girls, LSU Tiger Girls, Ole Miss Rebelettes, SLU Lionettes, and Dancers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Lemoine Academy of Dance has been voted numerous years as the recipient of The Daily Star’s #1 Dance Studio Readers Choice Award. Thanks to her, there are over a thousand that have stood a little taller, spoke a little louder and learned the value of hard work. She truly teaches a child that Anything is Possible!
Lisa is certified by test to teach and is also a certified teacher for the Twinkle Star Dance Program. Lisa is a member of: Dance Masters of America, Louisiana Association of Dance Masters and the Hammond Chamber of Commerce.