MON - THUR 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM | SAT 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Shannon Dopkins


Shannon Dopkins

Acro & Cheerdance Instructor

Background: I became interested in gymnastics and dance at a very young age. By age 2.5 I was taking gymnastics and continued on for 8 years, five of which I was competing levels 4 and 5. I began taking dance at age 3 and took for 10 years, four of which I was on company and competing. I took ballet, jazz, acro dance and lyrical. I was on an acro-gymnastics trio team for a year and a performance power tumbling team for 2 years. I was a cheerleader for school for 6 years and did All-Star/ competitive cheerleading for 7 years.

Professional: I started assisting at a dance studio at the age of 13 and have been teaching ever since. I have taught acro dance for over 8 years and cheerleading (both high school and All-Stars) for 7 years. I have also coached recreational and level 4 competitive gymnastics for 9 years. I have been a recreational gymnastic director and also managed gymnastics summer camps. I choreograph cheerleading routines and have judged cheerleading competitions and pageants. Overall, I have been coaching some form of tumbling for almost 20 years. As you can tell, I greatly enjoy the experiences I have had and wish to share the passion with others and enjoy watching children gain skills and tricks with hard work and dedication

Why Us?

It is our passion, experience and dedication to every student. In a professional, state of the art studio. With a staff of skilled, caring Professionals.

L'Academie of Dance was created to give ALL students the highest quality classes available so if they choose later to apply what they have learned in a professional manner they have been given the correct tools to do so.

We provide a solid foundation of professional dance instruction which is based in classical ballet. Our dance program includes positive feed back, assesment, placement, coaching, performance and competition in a nuturing, caring and positive environment.

Every student is important to us! We work as a team to provide classes that are age appropriate, challenging, positive and goal oriented. Our focus is developing technique, artistry, confidence and happy dancers who excel in life.​

Instructor Classes

  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday
  • WednesdayAcro
  • Thursday
  • Fridayclosed
  • Saturday
  • Sundayclosed