Lakeside Centre for the Arts has opened its doors in Chesterton at 306 S.
Calumet Road, with several activities for the whole family. Located in the
Arts Centre is the Lakeside Dance Center, Emerald City Ballroom School,
World Tai Chi and Mayers School of Irish Dance. Also, located in the same
building is the Lesson Loft which offers music and vocal lessons.
director of Lakeside Centre and Lakeside Dance, is a resident of Chesterton
with 30 years experience as a dance instructor, choreographer and studio
owner. She has filled the need for several performing arts lessons and
programs to be located in one building.
In an area
already known for its artistic development, this is a convenient addition to
the community. Knight 's competition teams and companies have been national
level winners for several years and she has students across the nation. She
stays active across the country as a national competition judge.
The Centre also
includes a children's theater program to help young artists get a
well-rounded introduction to theater and the theater arts. This program
stems from Lyn's experience as choreographer at Star Plaza Theater in
Merrillville. She is starting her seventh season at Star Plaza.
offered are for both recreational and accelerated/competitive dance
beginning at age 3.
Ballroom School is directed by Laura Navarro of Crown Point. Navarro has
been a competitor for many years and ranked seventh in the nation. She owned
and operated the Crystal Ballroom Competition for several years in Chicago.
Navarro is now the area's top ballroom instructor and coach with former
students of hers also instructing throughout Northwest Indiana. She is
excited to be moving her headquarters to Lakeside Centre. She offers
children's ballroom starting at age 5 as well as adult for age 18 and up.
is the director of the Mayers School of Irish Dance. Guardiola has been
located in Chesterton for seven years. Her students are worldwide
competitors and champions. She is currently preparing to compete at the
World Championships in Dublin in March. Her students come from as far away
as two hours drive to take advantage of her top quality instruction.
Guardiola welcomes beginners starting at age 5 for recreational and
Terry Hagler of
World Tai Chi has been located in Portage for the past eight years. Hagler
is Hong Kong certified in the Wu style. She teaches adult beginner starting
at age 18. She is still studying herself and stays very active within her
art. Hagler will be teaching beginner through advanced classes. She has
satellite programs in other locations in Northwest Indiana.
for the Arts has over 4,000 square ft. of newly remodeled space.
and to register online at