Welcome to the ideal place to take dance lessons in the Lansing Area. Platinum Dance Academy features the best in Ballroom, Latin, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Zumba, and Wedding "First Dance" lessons to adults and children in our East Lansing studio.
If you’re looking for a great way to enjoy music, exercise, and relax, you've come to the right place. You are also in the right place if you want to learn to dance for the sheer beauty of the experience. Since Platinum Dance Academy has students of all ages, you can expect a highly customized approach to your dance instruction.
From Ballroom Dancing styles to Latin and Children's Dance Classes, our students get the quality lessons they've been looking for. We also offer wedding dance classes for what might be the most special day of your life.
Shelley Thomas’ enthusiasm and love for the art of education and dance has guided her to pursue her passion as a professional dancer and founder of East Lansing’s successful dance studio of 11 years, Platinum Dance Academy. Shelley received her B.A. in Elementary Education at MSU and also holds professional ballroom certifications in DVIDA, Move Like a Champion and ballet certifications in Cecchetti Method of Ballet. She is the founder of Platinum Dance Kids, a fine arts dance program for child development centers. Shelley has been dancing for 29 years and began her teaching career in 1997 after extensive training in Flint, Michigan where she danced competitively for six years. She has trained across the states in New York at STEPS, Chicago with Gus Giordano, Washington D.C. with Al Gilbert, and with the founder of Metronome Ballroom in San Francisco, Diane Jarmolow. Shelley’s energy as an instructor will truly inspire you to dance.