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Winter-Spring Makeup Classes

The School of Dance has a few make up classes to host before our Winter-Spring semester wraps up. Check back here for more information on class make up dates, listed in early May!  


June 1: Deadline to Register for the Lawrence Dance Intensives!

A collaboration between the Lawrence Arts Center and the University of Kansas Department of Theatre and Dance, this two-week ballet intensive provides dancers with world-class instruction by accomplished faculty, guest artists, and choreographers in the KU dance studios. Full Intensive: Mon-Fri, June 4-15, 9AM-4PM, 2 wks Deadline to register: June 1 Tuition: $625 / Course … Continued


Last Week of Winter-Spring Classes

FINAL WEEK OF WINTER-SPRING CLASSES A friendly reminder that the final week of Winter-Spring dance classes is May 11-17. Our Winter-Spring semester culminates in our End of Year Showcase on May 18-19 on the Main Stage Theater at the Lawrence Arts Center. DRESS REHEARSALS FOR END OF YEAR SHOWCASES Dress rehearsals occur during class time … Continued


All About End of Year Showcases!

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 a milestone in … Continued


Photo by Susan Vogel

Spotlight on Tristian Griffin, ‘Emergence’ Guest Artist

photo by Susan Vogel Tristian Griffin was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He trained at the Legacy School of the Arts (‘06-’08), Virginia School of the Arts (‘08-’09), and Kansas City Ballet (‘09-’10). In 2014, Tristian graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) receiving his BFA in Ballet with a minor in English. While … Continued


Summer Dance Classes and Camps Enrollment is Now Open!

Get ready for summer at the School of Dance! Classes At the Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance, we provide an extensive program of dance classes and camps for movers of all ages! From little movers to adults, from Chinese Classical Dance to Afro-Latin Fusion, there is a class for everyone! Check out our summer … Continued




Spotlight on Emma Davison- Assistant Director & Choreographer of Cinderella

Emma Davison grew up taking visual art, theatre and dance classes here at the Arts Center and has recently returned to assistant direct and choreograph this weekend’s production of Cinderella with Director/ Choreographer Paige Comparato. Emma, who works at the Spencer Museum of Art, talked with us about everything from getting her start in the … Continued


Studio Observation Week: March 12 – 17

Hosted each semester, the School of Dance Studio Observation Week is an opportunity for students and instructors to share the classroom experience with interested parents. Class Observation Week is open to parents, family members, and friends. We encourage observers to arrive a few minutes early to class to get settled. See you in the studios!