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Announcing Adult Jazz!

The School of Dance is happy to announce a new class for adults – Adult Jazz with Vashti Thede! This class will focus on fun and energetic jazz fundamentals. Covering isolations, turns, leaps and short choreography… you will have a blast! This 12 week course meets Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm, beginning this Friday. Click here to enroll! … Continued


Upcoming Master Classes with resident artist Tori Lawrence

This Fall, the dance program is thrilled to have Tori Lawrence + Co. in our studios as they prepare for a main stage performance on November 4-5th.  The company’s director/choreographer Tori Lawrence will also be teaching three master classes in the dance program.  The two workshops that lead up to the show are offered for … Continued


Walt Whitman Poem Comes to Life Through Dance, Music & Visual Art

The Arts Fusion Initiative, a multidisciplinary group of New York based artists, will perform their interpretation of Walt Whitman’s The Sleepers this Thursday, September 8th, 7:30pm. Join us to see how one poem inspires the fusion of different art forms such as live music, dance and visual art. Since community outreach is central to the mission … Continued


Lawrence jeweler and metalsmith gets national recognition

Lawrence Journal-World | Click for article By Nick Krug on September 4, 2016 The chance of hearing a jeweler talk about the beauty of cement, coal or industrial latex within a conversation about engagement rings is just about as likely as hearing a construction foreman asking for more diamonds, gold or silver in the concrete … Continued


Fall Printmaking Classes for Kids

We are excited to open our newly renovated print studios (complete with a large bed press) to many new classes for youth.  Some focus on one printing method, some on a variety, all are fun. T-Shirt Screenprinting is on Tuesdays for Middle Schoolers. Or maybe you just want a one day, School’s Out workshop on November … Continued


Boys: It’s time to STEP UP YOUR GAME!

Step Up Your Game! is the Lawrence Arts Center’s Boys only Hip Hop class.  Held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm in the gymnasium at DCSS (745 Vermont St.), right next to the public library, the class will teach boys the hottest new hip hop styles while focusing on strength and control.  There is currently … Continued


Coming Up: Auditions for The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet

Announcing Auditions for The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet Calling all dancers ages 6-26 years and adults of all experience levels to audition for The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Lawrence, Kansas during the Civil War era, this newly envisioned ballet production tells the story of how Drosselmeyer … Continued


Brand New Ukulele Classes!

For the first time, the Lawrence Arts Center is offering both a Children’s Ukulele Orchestra and a Teen Ukulele Orchestra…taught by the talented Jennifer Bennett! We are going to rock the uke with vintage, pop and rock favorites on Wednesday afternoons…check it out! Children’s Ukulele Orchestra This class is designed to create theatrical group ukulele … Continued