“He (Leonard) worked with kids with two left feet that could not dance, but they sense his high expectations and his love. That Thriller” story will never grow old, nor will the family atmosphere. I only wish I had found him earlier”.

Karen Sardina

“I’ve seen her (Destiny) grow positively in every area. She’s developed friendships and she’s on the honor roll. The people here are like family”.

Fayeshawn Smith

“It’s hard to put into words how much I enjoy it. From the very first, I felt welcome…. It’s a family. He might be “tough” on us, but we see improvement! It’s great exercise and fun. After recitals we all have a great sense of accomplishment. Leonard is more than our instructor…he’s a friend!”

Jennifer MacDonald

“Visit the studio, talk to him, meet his instructors, take just one class, and you’ll agree their passion is contagious. They are helping me boost my self-esteem. It’s what keeps me coming back for more.”

Marguerite Hisen

“Unbelievable, Devin has discovered what he loves to do and he’s going to make it happen with LAD’s help.”

Capree Smith

“I really enjoyed the recital…so much talent and the little ones were so adorable to watch. As for last night’s performance, oh my gosh, I thought it was incredible!!! I loved it!!! I cried, laughed, clapped and sang through the entire show. I didn’t even realize how long the show lasted until it was over because I was so into it while it was going on. Congratulations to you and all involved on a BRILLIANT piece of work!!!”

Have a great day!

Kathleen Tidler

“Leonard, as this was our first year of involvement in dance, I had no idea what to expect. I have to say that I am really overwhelmed. The talent and hard work and commitment of those kids and the staff are amazing. I couldn’t have imagined anything better. Kody had a great time and for a normally shy kid, at least one on one, I was shocked at how comfortable he was on stage at the recital. I look forward to many more years with the L.A.D Family. Thank you for giving my son and all these kids such a great place to be.”

With much respect,

Kimberlee Weaver

Hello Leonard, I just wanted to stop and say thank you for the compassion that you show for the children. Des has danced with/for a few different instructors and I can say that you are only the second instructor that has really shown concern for the children’s well being. I really respect that because your studio is not just a dance studio, it is a family. I know that people can sometimes focus on the negative and never the positive, I really see a lot of positive in your studio and that makes a good balance.

You are a good guy…

Patricia Williams

Good Afternoon,
I just want to take a few minutes to say Thank You to you and your staff!!!!! This was my daughter Jenna Singleton’s first year of dance. She had a wonderful experience and is already talking about next year. After the recital on Saturday my oldest daughter, which use to dance a few years ago was so inspired by what she saw that she has requested to sign up for several classes as well. My entire family enjoyed every single moment of the recital and we all look forward to next year!!!!! Thank you again!!!! P.S. It’s obvious that all of you love what you do!!!!!

LaShanda Singleton

I don’t know how you manage to do all that you do and support your entire family, me included, in the process. I would love to sit and talk with Jarvis about his ocean adventure!!!! I enjoyed his post. I love you Leonard and will never know how to repay you for all the love and support you have shown me throughout the years.


Gail Duncan