Little Leapers & LEAP Performing Arts Academy
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Little Leapers Blacksburg
101 Professional Park Drive, Suite 301
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Little Leapers Blacksburg is conveniently located immediately off Rt. 460 Blacksburg exit., making it convenient for all travel from Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Pulaski, and even Roanoke off interstate 81.
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Our Blacksburg dance studio location is home to over 250 dancers attending our amazing Little Leapers program (18mo-7yrs old) and LEAP Performing Arts Program (8yrs - Adult). Learn about how we grew so fast!
Four dance studios
Unique 'open air' dance studios
Sprung & marley dance floor
Wall-to-wall full-length windows providing amazing light into the classroom
Wall-to-wall mirrors (safety-backed and installed)
Wall-mounted and free-standing portable ballet barres
Virtual and In-person class options
Wireless bluetooth surround sound systems
Privacy dressing area
Building, restrooms and classrooms are handicap accessible
Front Desk & Lobby area
OPEN AIR STUDIO
We are an 'open air' studio, a unique quality of Little Leapers, which means there is no door separating the classrooms from the lobby. This allows for parents to enjoy and appreciate class along with our students. It also keeps our teachers on their toes giving your child the best class they deserve every visit. Finally, it is also an easy exit in case of an emergency.
Montgomery Co Chamber of Commerce
Small Business of the Year 2018
Nominations by MCCC Chamber
Distinguished Business Person of the Year, 2018
Emerging Business Woman of the Year, 2017
Small Business of the Year, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Outstanding New Member, 2014
Young Business Woman of the Year, 2014
Virginia Skyline Girl Scouts
Women of Achievement, 2020 nominee
Roanoker Magazine: 40 under 40, 2020
Best of NRV, Roanoke Times
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Macaroni Kid Daisy Award Nominee 2014
Heather Leeper is the owner and creator of Little Leapers and it's unique curriculum. Heather has studied dance for over 20 years. She trained in Saratoga, NY under New York City Ballet esteemed alumni; Michael Steele, Olga Kostritzky, Deborah Wingert, and Garielle Whittle. She also trained under Darlene Myers of the Pennsylvania Ballet Company at the Myers School of Dance, and performing with the Northeast Ballet.
Heather has performed with various companies including the New York City Ballet, Saratoga City Ballet (soloist), Ballet Regent, Northeast Ballet (soloist), Burklyn Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, and the Dance Company at Virginia Tech.
Heather began teaching at the age of 18, and has successfully created and run various dance groups and companies including the McLean High School Varsity, JV and Middle School Dance Teams, Little Leapers, LEAP Performing Arts Academy, and LEAP Performing Arts Company.
Dancing has always been Heather's passion and being able to share that with her students is among her most rewarding endeavors.