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Courtney and Arnold LaPlante, both born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, have a love story that began in 8th grade at Proctor Middle School. Little did they know that their young romance would blossom into a lifelong partnership filled with love, support, and shared dreams. Arnold, AKA Arnie, has been a constant support for Courtney throughout her dance career, attending all her dance competitions, state championships, and cheering her on during auditions. Courtney's passion for dance began at the age of 4, and she continued to pursue her love for dance by participating in various studios and dance teams throughout her school years. She has since become an experienced dance teacher, having taught at multiple locations and in different styles. Her love for dance and dedication to teaching has helped many students of all ages and levels discover their own passion for dance.

In 2012, Courtney and Arnie embarked on the beautiful adventure of marriage. Together, they have built a strong foundation of love and support, nurturing their relationship through the highs and lows that life brings. Their love story expanded further in 2014 and 2016 with the arrival of their two children, Alexia and Dax LaPlante. As a family, they have created countless treasured memories, cherishing every milestone and celebration together. Today, they are both overjoyed to witness their daughter, Alexia, follow in her mother's footsteps, dancing with the same passion and dedication that once ignited Courtney's own love for dance. In addition to the art of dance, Courtney and Arnie support and encourage Lexi and Dax to explore a variety of youth sports and activities. Over the years, Lexi has participated in gymnastics, soccer, specialized athlete training and a variety of dance. Dax has participated in soccer, karate, lacrosse and greatly enjoys flag football and hockey.  Despite their busy schedules, they always make time to support and encourage each other in their passions.


Courtney is not alone in her pursuit of her passion for dance. In addition to Arnie's unwavering belief in her talent and dedication, she has also received immense support and encouragement from family, friends and the dance community. This has been a source of inspiration for her to pursue her dream of opening her own dance training studio. The opportunity to share her passion for dance with others fills her with joy and excitement, and she is grateful for the support that has made it all possible.


The LaPlante family's love and shared dreams have brought them to this exciting chapter of their lives. With their own dance studio, they are thrilled to inspire and nurture the love of dance in others, just as Arnie has done for Courtney throughout the years. They can't wait to share their love of dance with the community. 


We proudly welcome you and thank you for checking out Imperium Dance Company.

About Courtney and Arnie LaPlante

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