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About Us

A Tradition of Excellence Beyond the Arts

Dance Music Creation was founded in 1996 by Lanette Lucado. Since that time we have strived to provide our community with professional dance instruction in a warm, nurturing environment. We offer recreational classes for children as young as 18 months, and competitive level teams for our more serious dancers. DMC's mission is to provide a nurturing learning environment where all dancers will grow in confidence, skill, and learn to be their best.


Meet Our Faculty


Lanette Lucado
Studio Owner | Instructor

Miss Lanette started training as both a dancer and teacher in Decatur, Illinois at Debbie's Dance Studio. In high school, Miss Lanette was a UCA All Star Cheerleader and was chosen to perform in London, England in the Westminister New Years Day Parade. She also was part of the Decatur Power Tumblers. Before moving to Virginia, Miss Lanette attended Illinois State University and Richland Community College. She also trained and performed professionally with the Prairie Dance Theatre Ballet Company. In 1997 Miss Lanette was a participant in the Mrs. Virginia International pageant system representing Lynchburg. Miss Lanette has choreographed for the Dude Cigarette, Project Dance NYC, Miss Lynchburg and Mrs. Virginia pageant systems and judged for Dance Machine and Boogie Fever dance competitions. Recently she took the DMC Dance company to Nationals where they won many top awards including first place, entertainment awards, and their production of the Can Can won Grand National Champion 2010.


Audrey Knight
Dance Instructor

Audrey is a dance instructor and is part of the office staff at Dance and Music Creations. She completed 12 years of dancing at Dance and Music Creations before becoming an assistant instructor in her junior year of college. She has worked in the office since she was 16 years old. Audrey graduated from Heritage High School in the spring of 2009 and went on to Liberty University where she graduated with a BS in Elementary Education and earned a teaching license for the state of Virginia. During her time at school, she worked at Dance and Music Creations as well as dancing for Liberty University's Divine Call dance group for 2 years. Since graduating, Audrey has been substitute teaching in Lynchburg City and Campbell County school systems as well as instructing dance and working in the office at Dance and Music Creations. She has been an integral part of the studio since she began taking classes there at the age of 6.


Claire Thompson
Dance Instructor

Claire Thompson has been dancing since the age of four. She is a Liberty University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Claire grew up in Rocky Mount, Virginia where she trained and danced competitively with Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy. She has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, clogging, and Irish tap. Claire loves teaching and sharing her passion of dance, and her hope is that she can encourage her students to also pursue their passion and share it with others.







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