What is La-De-Da?
La-De-Da Performing Arts is a theatrical training school for the young and young at heart. We offer classes and camps year round for Pre-schoolers to adults teaching everything from improv to musical theatre. Our teachers love what they do – act, sing, write, create, laugh, play, compose, build and listen, and we believe the life lessons gained through the performing arts our ones we take with us on journey to being empowered, passionate, collaborative, and empathetic students of life.
Why should you and your young actor share a significant part of your time with la-de-da?
Your teachers and mentors love what they do – act, sing, write, create, laugh, play, compose, build and listen. We've written a whole lot of songs and a bunch of shows and we have shared our experience and creativity with a whole bunch of kids. Long enough now that we have children of previous acting students in class.
We've also discovered the joy and fun of having classes for adults. Acting and Improvisation for those of you still kids at heart. All levels welcome.
What We Do
Classes & Camps
La-De-Da has weekly classes for all ages all year round in many different disciplines. We also have special camps and intensives offered in the summer and throughout the year.
La-De-Da has an annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol which is an original La-De-Da adaptation of the beloved Dickens novel. We perform in the Lincoln Center every December.
We also perform in the Fort Collins Fringe Festival every year in July and devise new work we find relevant to our time.
All of the teachers at La-De-Da are also practitioners in their fields. We will offer private coaching for personal or professional development.
La-De-Da will also offer workshops in many topics from Improv to Team Building, we will even come to you.
La-De-Da started years ago in a little garage on Harvard. We painted the overhead door deep blue and rolled in a piano. There was barely enough room for a few adventurous kids who most if not all stayed with us until we moved to a big space over by Whole Foods - which was for years the abandoned old Montgomery Ward.
A few more spaces and now we are in a spacious, really nice studio with super high ceilings. Come see us.
After co-founding and leading La-De-Da for nineteen years, Nick Turner recently left to become the new Executive Director of The Grand in Ellsworth, ME. Yes, it's a long ways away but a great vacation spot for family and friends. He takes everything wonderful about La-De-Da to share Downeast.
Co-founder and music director Troy Schuh continues piano lessons at La-De-Da as he finishes a second degree in Statistics.
Heather Ostberg Johnson & Dulcie Willis spent many years working with Nick & Troy on various projects around Fort Collins and became the new proud owners of La-De-Da Performing Arts in March of 2017.
4019 S. Mason, Unit 2
Fort Collins, CO 80525