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Artist Jan Gaumnitz Gives the Gift of Art to Preschoolers

When exhibiting artists stop by to visit the preschool, a certain magic occurs… Young minds unleash a barrage of questions and a bemused smile quickly takes over the artist’s face. Carefully constructed artist statements go out the window and make way for simple, direct answers straight from the heart. Both parties leave the experience inspired … Continued


Welcome Our Newest Faculty to the School of Dance!

The School of Dance is proud to introduce several new, talented instructors to our 2018-19 faculty lineup!   Amanda Pintore | Contemporary Originally from Omaha, NE, Amanda Pintore is a Teaching Artist and Director focusing on movement and dance education, arts integration, and making theatre and dance performances with and for 2-5 year olds. She … Continued


New! Open Classes & Cards

The School of Dance now offers an Open Class option, ideal for the dance student desiring greater flexibility with their class schedule. We offer the Open Class option in select dance genres throughout the year, including ballet and Pilates; please see our course catalog or Fall Weekly Schedule for Open classes. To attend an Open … Continued


Assists Dance Scholarships for Young Men

Deadline to apply: August 13, 2018 Click here to download/print the Assists application form today! Funded in part by a grant from the ASSISTS Foundation, the School of Dance offers scholarships for young men who demonstrate an interested in the field of dance. To be eligible, applicants must be between 2nd to 12th grade, have … Continued


Aug. 26: Dance Shoppe Pop Up Sale

Sunday, Aug 26, 2:30-4:30pm, Studio 208 Looking to buy new dance attire items in Lawrence? Don’t miss Dance Shoppe of Kansas City‘s pop-up sale event in our dance studios! Meet with sale representatives from Dance Shoppe and get fit for your new dance attire, including new leotards, jazz pants, dance shoes, tights, and more! If … Continued


In the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten reading is an adventure! 

Teachers and guest readers love reading aloud to the children—the most important thing for children learning to read is being read to. In the words of Mem Fox, internationally respected literacy expert, “Reading aloud and talking about what we’re reading sharpens children’s brains.  It helps develop their ability to concentrate at length, to solve problems logically … Continued


Aug. 18: Fall Parent Meeting, Biannual Attire Swap!

Fall Parent Meeting 10-10:45am, Black Box – We invite all new and returning families to our Fall Parent meeting on August 18. School of Dance staff Hanan Misko and Olivia Hernández will lead a short, 20-minute presentation overviewing our program’s opportunities and expectations, with time for questions and a tour of our studios to follow. … Continued


Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students take field trips to experience real places

We travel to places such as: Pendleton’s Country Market—to experience the farm, pumpkin patch, and butterfly exhibit. Festival of Trees—to view all the decorated trees, especially the one we donated for the Children’s Shelter. Watkins Community Museum—in celebration of Kansas’ birthday. Bowersock Power Plant—to learn more about solar energy. Lied Center—to participate with the ODC … Continued


At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten we take “Ted Talks” to a new level with “Kinder Talks”

Our “Kinder Talks” inform and enrich students through personal experiences. For example: Families share family and cultural traditions where children enjoyed creating a traditional art/craft and food from: Mexico Iceland Vietnam Australia Russia Columbia Families share their occupations: Solar energy specialist Concert musician who creates contemporary sounds Arborist Herpetologist Additional “Kinder Talk” topics: Dentist—we got to … Continued


Art Detectives Solved the Case

Each year, the Art Detectives remain vigilant to prevent heists and art theft at the Lawrence Arts Center. They have foiled a forger and uncovered a secret historical treasure, but this year they faced their greatest challenge yet: solving a heist as it unfolded. When a cryptic message came in from their mole planted in … Continued