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School of Dance

Our mission is to cultivate artistry, excellence, and healthy communities through dance training, performance, and outreach.

Cultivating the art of dance within the entire community, our vision is to make dance 100% accessible to all. For over 30 years, the School of Dance’s curriculum has been based on national dance education standards and taught by professionals. Students follow a sequential training program developed to suit age and ability that fosters creativity as well as technique. Focused on developing the artist as well as the art, the School of Dance offers frequent opportunities for performance through numerous and diverse dance productions as well as the pre-professional ballet company, Lawrence Ballet Theatre.

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The School of Dance at the Lawrence Arts Center:

  • Provides comprehensive technical training and build knowledge appropriate for each discipline.
  • Promotes artistic contributions to the community through innovation, exploration, and enrichment programs.
  • Provides exceptional dance experiences through visiting guest artists, master classes, intensive workshops and performances.
  • Promotes diversity and excellence in the dance community.
  • Hosts the Lawrence Dance Intensives for regional dancers seeking professional dance instruction.
  • Offers merit-based scholarships, including the Assists Scholarship for Boys and the Carmine-Ballere Scholarship.