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Announcing The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet!

Please click here to view the Nutcracker Cast List Download the rehearsal Schedule, the Dec 2 – Performance Schedule with Call-Time, Performer Packet and Attire List! All performers are required to register in our The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet production course by Wednesday, September 27. Click here to enroll online, or visit/call the Front Desk … [more]

Oct. 16-22: Parent Observation Week

Parent Observation Week – Oct. 16-22 Dance Studio 206/208 and Eagles Lodge Hosted each semester, the School of Dance’s Parent Observation Week is an opportunity for students and instructors to share the classroom experience with interested parents. Class Observation Week, held October 16-22, is open to parents, family members, and friends, however seating is limited. … [more]

Resident Printmaker Michael Benedetti Teams Up with USD497 Students

Michael Bennedetti, our new resident printmaker, has been hard at work doing outreach in the public high schools.  Last month, he presented his work and a design challenge to over 200 students at both Lawrence High and Free State.  The design challenge to create two block prints (one folded into a form and the other embellished … [more]

Introducing Chinese Classical Dance – Now on Mondays!

Chinese Classical Dance September 25 – Dec. 1, Mondays, 9:40-10:40am Cost: $144 ($129.60 Member Price), FA-CDACD1 Take the first class for FREE! Read about our Trial Class policy here & download your Trial Class & Placement Form. The School of Dance is proud to announce a new cultural Dance course offering – Chinese Classical Dance … [more]

Timelapse Video: Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is a letterpress printer and bookbuilder based in Gordo, Alabama. At 40 years of age, Kennedy abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for overalls. His letterpress work raises emotionally charged … [more]

Making History in Clay – New Class!

Whenever a culture grows up alongside clay deposits and a steady supply of fuel, they make ceramic objects. It’s one of the oldest human technologies and has been independently discovered by cultures all across the globe. I’ve always been fascinated by the endless variety of ceramic forms and surfaces that have come to us from … [more]


  Are you convinced that young women are going to save the world? Have you ever tried, failed, then tried again? Do the words art, coding, community engagement, computers, engineering, girl power, hydro-power, makers, math, new media, science, technology and women in leadership inspire you to get excited and make things? Then YOU have what it … [more]