Shantel's Dance Academy was established by Shantel Robeaux in 1999 with one dance room, and combination office/waiting room. From the start, Ms. Shantel had a vision of providing a quality dance education as well as instilling morals, values, and confidence that would last a lifetime.
As the studio began to grow, Ms. Shantel added a 2nd dance room in 2002 to accommodate more dancers. The second studio was great but Ms. Shantel still wanted more for her dancers. She dreamed of a beautiful space that was equipped with sprung floors, a beautiful reception area, spacious viewing areas, and plenty of parking to accommodate the growing studio. In 2008 a brand new strip mall was being built in Belle Chasse. Ms. Shantel had always envisioned a studio that was growing with the times, and thought the new strip mall was a perfect location for the updated studio.
Over the next few years the student enrollment and faculty continued to grow. Ms. Shantel felt the need to add a 3rd dance room to offer new classes to broaden the dancers experience, and classes for parents while their children are in dance class. The addition of the 3rd dance room started in November 2015. To much excitement, new classes were added in the new space for January 2016.
Shantel's Dance Academy has had many changes over the years, but the same values have stayed consistent and are an important aspect in all classes. Age appropriate music and costumes have always been a staple in the dance academy. Shantel's Dance Academy is more than just a dancing school. It is always a goal to inspire each student to flourish, both in dance and in life.