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Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting

Prospective 2018-2019 Kelly Galloway Kindergarten families are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm in Room 105 (the kindergarten room) at the Lawrence Arts Center.  The curriculum developed for this groundbreaking arts based kindergarten completes the continuum of the award winning academic programming pioneered at the Arts Center.  With … Continued

School’s Out, Fun’s In

When school is out on Friday, February 16th and then again on Thursday and Friday, February 22nd-23rd, the Arts Center will be busy with fun art activities. We combine the performing and visual arts for an all-day arts experience for 1st through 5th graders. Friday, February 16th will be Kinetic Kids, where students look at … Continued

Art Heals with Molly Krause

  “I believe in salvation through art; in fact, art may be the only thing to save us. Making my unknown known is how I think of creativity and I’ve personally shown my unknown in a variety of ways at different stages of my life: dance, the culinary arts, and writing. Figuring out how to … Continued

Jan. 27: Attire Swap, New Student/Parent Meet & Greet!

Biannual Attire Swap 9:00-11:30am, Lower Lobby – the School of Dance Attire Swap is a great way to save a few bucks while getting ready for your current or next year’s Level Attire. Swap your outgrown leotards, jazz pants, and dance shows for something new-ish! Bring your loved and laundered items to the Main Lobby, … Continued

Lawrence Ballet Theatre Travels to Omaha!

On a cold, snowy day last Saturday, Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) dancers traveled to Omaha, NE to perform with Heartland Youth Ballet, a fellow Regional Dance America/Mid-States member company. Company dancers performed two pieces, which will be presented in Lawrence this Spring at the Emergence concert on April 27 & 28: ‘Sense of…’, an introspective, … Continued

Register for the End of Year Showcases!

Deadline: February 3 School of Dance End of Year Showcases May 18 | 5:30PM, 7:30PM May 19 | 10AM, 12PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM   The Fall and Winter/Spring semesters culminate in the annual School of Dance End of Year Showcases on the Arts Center’s Mainstage. This event is a crucial component of the dance curriculum and … Continued

Cheers to A Year of Wellbeing and Happiness!

Did you know that research shows that creative activity actually changes your brain in a way that improves your sense of wellbeing?  Studies show that creative activity in groups helps you to feel more connected with others, which has a significant  impact on your overall sense of happiness. Whether it’s sewing, pottery, painting, tap dancing or joining … Continued

Creative Activity Brings Relief from Holiday Stress

Holidays stressing you out? Well….us too. Did you know that studies show that just 20 minutes of creative activity  a day can measurably DECREASE your stress level, sometimes by a significant amount? Here is what we recommend:   Draw: Drawing can be a simple as picking up the nearest pen and paper and just having … Continued

The Positive Power of Art

You might be surprised to know that the arts and health have over 100 years of partnership. Visual art, music, dance, creative writing, dramatic play and theater have been used for decades to enhance individual experience in hospitals, mental health treatment centers, senior care facilities, emergency rooms, occupational therapy clinics, pediatric care facilities and more. … Continued

A Holiday Carol from the Arts Based Preschool

Whether it’s making art with boxing gloves or finding clever new ways to divert a homesick child’s attention, our early education staff is one multi-talented group of teachers! But did you know singing and songwriting was also in their repertoire? Check out this new holiday carol performed by preschool instructors and written by Early Education … Continued