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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



Tell Us What You Think!

We want to know how your class went this Fall! Take 2 minutes to let us know in this lightening fast survey: Adult Classes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdultFall2017 6th-12th grade classes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6thru12thFall2017 1st-5th grade classes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1-5thFall2017 Preschool & K classes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PreKFall2017 Dance classes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SchoolofDanceFall2017


New School of Dance Video

We’ve had a great time talking to students, faculty, and administration about all things dance this fall for a brand new promotional video. Featuring interviews with School of Dance Director Hanan Misko, instructors Cindy Crews, Rauly Dueñas, and Donna Jo Harkrider, and students Finn Lotton-Barker and Saskia Ferrara, this inside look into the artistic and emotional aspects … Continued


Cynthia Crews Talks Regional Dance America with Olivia Hernández

For those of us new to the world of dance, ballet culture can sometimes feel intimidating. Ballet is imbued with a deep and proud history, following  a precise method of instruction with a strict uniform and terminology. Ballet is visually defined by technique that is as graceful as it is precise, mastered only after years … Continued


Schedule: Last Weeks of Fall Classes

The School of Dance would like to remind families that certain classes are scheduled to end earlier than others, in order to accommodate A Kansas Nutcracker production needs. Please review the list below to determine a class’s final meeting date, or click here to view our more visual Last Weeks of Classes schedule. Dec. 01, … Continued