At Triple L Dance Company you can always count on:
- Affordable Tuition
- Age appropriate costumes, music and choreography for EVERY dancer
- Fun, Low stress environment
Learning to dance has never been so fun
We offer a place for students of all ages to dance in the community and feel a sense of belonging regardless of age, ability, dance experience, and financial means. Triple L Dance Company is a place for all people to develop of love and passion for dance. We believe very strongly in modest and age appropriate costuming, music and choreography. You will never see a bare midriff on our stage!
At Triple L Dance Company, we are honored to offer fun, affordable, low commitment, high quality classes for all ages and ability levels. We focus on teaching proper technique while keeping commitment level low so children can try other activities outside of dance. Come join our dance family and see why our current students LOVE us!
Competition Team Information
At Triple L Dance Company, competition dancers are required to make a conservative commitment to dance. Dancing approximately 2-4 hours a week focusing on Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, technique, stamina, and flexibility and performance skills. Students wanting to join competition dance, must be approved by the studio director and must be prepared to dance several hours a week. Competition dancers commit to a full year schedule including competitions, added rehearsal times, and additional fees.
Triple L Dance Company Competed at 3 Regional competitions and Triple S Nationals in Wisconsin Dells in 2019 !
Laura has taught my son to be an amazing dancer. But, more importantly, she taught him how to be a part of a team, a community and something fun and exciting. Laura has instilled a beautiful love of dance in my son.Bridget Franzmeier
Owner, Director and Lead instructor
Thank you for taking the time to visit our page. I have been training in the art of dance for 28 years and have been teaching for almost 18 years. I have competed as a soloist and with a group all over the Midwest. During my teaching career, I have worked with hundreds of children and choreographed over 500 routines. My choreography has won many top awards at dance competitions in Minnesota and Wisconsin. A long time ago, I dreamed of opening a dance studio of my own. A dance studio that is different from all the rest. I believe that each child should have an opportunity to dance no matter what. For that reason, I welcome dancers at any age and ability level. I also work very hard to keep tuition rates as affordable as possible. Dance and teaching is the biggest passion in my life and I believe I was blessed with a gift. I want to share that gift with everyone. Triple L Dance Company is unique because of our low commitment, low stress and family like atmosphere. We are also unique because of our modesty policy. In recent years, it has become somewhat of a standard for young children to be put in revealing costumes, and often dancing to music and doing choreography that is not age appropriate. As a new studio owner in the community of Maplewood I will always strive to use age appropriate music, costumes and choreography for every student; while still maintaining quality dance education for all. You will NEVER see a bare midriff on our stage! I encourage you to take some time to look through our website and feel free to contact me personally at any time.
Advanced and Ballet Dance instructor
Kristine Vail has been dancing for over 30 years and teaching dance for over 20. She has had a long and impressive dance career. She started dancing when she was 2 ½ years old, danced with the Roseville Parks and Recreation dance Program for the first 8 years, then moved on to dance competitively for 6 years, and danced with the Pittsburg Youth Ballet Company. She believes that it is not only important to learn to love dance, but also to be proud of what you learn so you are more confident and proud of who you are. We are honored to have Kristine on staff. She is an extremely talented addition to our team!
Advanced, Hip Hop and Modern dance instructor
Rachel Elias has been dancing for most of her life. The majority of her training took place with The Roseville Parks and Recreation Dance Program where she also was an assistant instructor for 4 years. Rachel danced with the Roseville High School Dance Team throughout her high school career and was even given the honor of team captain for her junior and senior years of high school. Rachel is a fun and exciting edition to the Triple L Dance Company family. Rachel brings fun, fresh and trendy to the Triple L studio. We are lucky to have her!
Assistant to the director
Bridget has danced periodically through her life. Although she is not a teacher at Triple L, she is very passionate about dance and assisting the director in any way she can to help Triple L become the dream the director invisons. She helps with odds and ends around the studio and is the back stage coordinator during our annual recital. Bridget looks forward to getting to know your dancers and support the dancers and the studio as much as possible.
Preschool and Intermediate dance instructor
Bri has been dancing for over 30 years, and teaching dance in various styles for over 15 years. Bri started dancing at the age of 3 with the Roseville Parks and Recreation dance program. After a spending a year or 2 in college, Bri returned to the Roseville Dance program to teach preschool tap and ballet dance along with Hip Hop and Broadway Jazz. She remained an instructor there until the spring of 2018. To keep her skills sharp and inspiration flowing, Bri continues her dance education at Midwest Youth Dance Theater in Roseville taking weekly classes in both Modern and Jazz Dance. Bri is looking forward to teaching a variety of styles with Triple L Dance Company and wishes her dancers to know that no matter your age, ability or experience dance is an amazing way to have fun and express yourself!
Dance Classes at Triple L
We are proud to offer a 10% discount for one student taking multiple classes or multiple children from the same family taking classes. Tuition rates are based on 34 dance classes per year. Classes canceled due to weather may not be rescheduled. Pay for the entire year at once and receive 1 month FREE!
Laura, as Jasmine’s instructor these years, has been so wonderful, and Jasmine has had much fun and learned so very much. One thing we didn’t plan for was how much dance has strengthened Jasmine’s coordination and (leg) muscle strength. She was born with a mild case of hypotonia. We thank you for everything! Laura, you never missed a beat with everything . . . organization, the learning process, your kindness, structure, and all that Jasmine’s experience entailed. God bless you and your staff.Mary Troxel
Helpful Hints and Frequently Asked Questions
What should be worn to class?
We prefer dancers wear leotards and tights. However, it is not required. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely. Dancers are required to wear the recommended shoes for their class.
Shoe Requirements by class:
3-8 Years Pink Ballet Shoes/Black Tap Shoes
9-12 Years Tan Half Sole “turners”/ Black Jazz/Black Tap
13+ years Tan Half Sole “turners”/ Black Tap
Our family is very excited about the opening of Triple L Dance Company. It is refreshing to know that my girls dance at a studio where the music, moves, and costumes are age-appropriate. Laura Linder is a leader in every sense of the word, and the fact that she can be a role model for my girls – showing them confidence, strength and fitness through dance, as well as integrity, dedication, and determination as a business owner – is priceless. Her love of dance and encouragement of her students is evident with each class, and we look forward to being a part of Triple L Dance Company family for years to come.Kelly Thomalla
2645 White Bear Ave Suite 6
Maplewood MN 55109