The Kelly School of Dance was established in 1950 by the late Lorraine Kelly Petit.
Our system of teaching technique and terminology continues to be the cornerstone
of our program today. Through the years the school has gained a reputation for excellence
both in the New Orleans community and across the nation. Each year our students are
recognized in national dance competitions and performances for their dance skills
and innovative routines. Our students have been very successful in getting selected
for their school’s performance teams as well as community based dance programs such
as NOBA’s pre-
Firmly in our 6th Decade, we are proud of our accomplishments and pledge to continue our tradition of quality dance education for years to come.
Kelly School of Dance -
Lorraine Kelly Petit
Innovator, Visionary, Tough, Straightforward, Caring …
Just a few words to describe
Our Beloved Founder.
“Miss Kelly” as she was called, was determined to enhance the lives of the children she taught by providing a solid dance foundation and experiences to broaden their horizons both inside and outside of the studio.
Kelly School of Dance
Seated in front (L to R) -
Standing (L to R) -
Not Pictured; Adia Harrison, Teaching Intern, Jazz, Modern; Rachel Davis Haley, Beginner Tap, Ballet, Jazz.