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At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten reading and writing go hand in hand

Our no pressure approach to handwriting encourages children to explore writing in a unique way.  Not a confident writer yet?  No problem—drive this car while you trace a letter.  Or use your finger to first draw letters in the sand, then later words.  Make a mistake, no problem, “shake it off” literally! At the writing center, … [more]


ART BEAT: Inventor Girls Become Inventor Women

I remember when Lauri invented the talking crosswalk, though I forget what she called it. This was still several years before accessible pedestrian signals were omnipresent. Lauri was in fifth grade when I was in fourth, and that year at the school Invention Fair she came out with an idea for a crosswalk sign that … [more]


Lawrence Arts Center in Australia!

Amanda Pintore, Associate Director of Performing Arts and Education at the Lawrence Arts Center, traveled to Adelaide, Australia this month to represent the Arts Center at the Dance and the Child International Congress!   The Dance and the Child International Congress occurs once every three years in a different location and invites dance educators, performers … [more]


Auditions for A New Musical: The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q

Calling actors, singers, and dancers Grade 9 to adult to audition for The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q Help us with this exciting new musical development. Work with professional New York City artists from Rebel Playhouse as well as Artistic Director Emeritus of Performing Arts, Ric Averill.   Director & Choreographer:  Sarah Sutliff Christina Bottley:  … [more]


Accessibility at the Arts Center: Thank you Lawrence Sign Up!

We’d like to extend a special thank you to our friends at Lawrence Signup for helping us install Braille signage throughout the building! From the upstairs visual arts and dance classrooms to the downstairs printmaking studios and performing arts venues, we seek to make spaces for art-making and community-building that are accessible to everyone. In other … [more]


Artist Jan Gaumnitz Gives the Gift of Art to Preschoolers

When exhibiting artists stop by to visit the preschool, a certain magic occurs… Young minds unleash a barrage of questions and a bemused smile quickly takes over the artist’s face. Carefully constructed artist statements go out the window and make way for simple, direct answers straight from the heart. Both parties leave the experience inspired … [more]


Reefer Madness, the Musical Auditions!

Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers to audition for Reefer Madness, the Musical   AUDITIONS  Saturday, August 25 2-4pm Open Auditions 4:30-5:30pm All Dance Auditions CALLBACKS  Sunday, August 26 2-5pm . Those auditioning should come prepared with: a monologue (30-60 seconds) 16 bars of a Broadway song with sheet music Come dressed in appropriate dance attire … [more]


Announcing the 2018-19 Lawrence Ballet Theatre Company Members & Apprentices

We are proud to announce the Lawrence Ballet Theatre Company Members & Apprentices for the 2018-19 season. Congratulations! Company Members Luna Branum, Annika Chun, Eila Deavours, Erin Doyle, Samantha Dunham, Cassidy Dunn, Emerson Easley, Giosué Ferrara, Gracia Greenhoot, Sophia Hamilton, Emma Krause, Matilda Learned, Elizabeth Lollar, Zora Lotton-Barker, Allison McNellis, Azucena Melchor, Henry Morland, Callia … [more]


Welcome Our Newest Faculty to the School of Dance!

The School of Dance is proud to introduce several new, talented instructors to our 2018-19 faculty lineup!   Amanda Pintore | Contemporary Originally from Omaha, NE, Amanda Pintore is a Teaching Artist and Director focusing on movement and dance education, arts integration, and making theatre and dance performances with and for 2-5 year olds. She … [more]