A Full November in the School of Dance

Madeline’s Rescue was well attended.  Thanks to all who came out to see the show and support the Lawrence Ballet Theatre company!

Reads: Lawrence Ballet Theatre Presents The Next Chapter: Madeline's Rescue



We enjoyed having The Raven Bookstore on site to sell books from the Madeline series. LBT parents did a fantastic job working the concessions table and taking over some of the front of house duties.  The fundraiser will help the company to travel and attend the Regional Dance America Festival.


Final Call for Student Choreography Showcase

The Student Choreography Showcase is an event for dance students to showcase self-choreographed dance work in a supportive and encouraging environment. Registration is FREE; the Choreography Showcase is intended for dancers and choreographers 3rd Grade-Adult. This event is held in Dance Studio 206. Student choreographers are responsible for selecting and rehearsing their dancers prior to the show. Choreography Info Forms are hanging upstairs on the dance board. If more are needed or you have questions, please contact Amy Hope, Dance Coordinator at amyh@lawrenceartscenter.org

Important Dates/Deadlines:

  • Tuesday, November 12: Enrollment due; use course code FDSCASE
  • Tuesday, November 19: Choreography Info form and copy of music due
  • Tuesday, November 26: Showcase Performance @ 6:00 pm, Studio 206

Member Enrollment Begins, Sunday, November 10

Don’t forget to use the Dance Bundle Discount!

Conveniently enroll online with our new Dance Bundle Discount. Starting this fall, families who enroll in 3 or more dance classes will receive a Dance Bundle Discount of 25% off all dance class tuition, either at the front desk or automatically applied online! Additional benefits include no registration, audition, or costuming fees for dance classes and the End of Year Showcase! NOTE: Families wishing to set up a payment plan and/or apply for financial aid will still need to do so by contacting our front desk at 785-843-2787 during our 9:00 am-9:00 pm office hours.

School of Dance End-of-Year Showcase 2020


May 15 | 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm     

May 16 | 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 7:00 pm

This annual event celebrates the achievement of the School of Dance students through senior solos and class-based performances. Students enrolled in youth classes are required to confirm their participation at the time of class enrollment. Youth student participation is free and includes 1 comp ticket. Adult class participation will be decided in-class. Visit the School of Dance webpage and see End-of-Year Showcase for more details. Additional tickets can be purchased for $9 (plus tax) starting April 1. Students may change their participation prior to March 1, with no fee. Participation status changes after March 1 results in a $25 fee.


Reads: The Snow Queen February 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7PM and February 22, 29 at 2PM

In place of the Double Dance Feature & Performing Arts Musical, we are excited to announce a new model for the spring production. The School of Dance will collaborate with Performing Arts to produce Snow Queen (reimagined). The production that first premiered at the Lawrence Arts Center 10 years ago will be revived to tell the inspiring story of the Snow Queen through dance, song, and live orchestration. Based on the same Hans Christian Andersen story that inspired the hit Disney movie, Frozen, the story centers on the struggle between good and evil as taken on by young heroine, Gerda. Weaving together dramatic and comic scenes and dances performed by an 11-piece orchestra, Gerda embarks on a quest to save her playmate, braving sorceresses, robbers, and the Snow Queen in order to rekindle Kai’s inner flame of kindness. The production will feature a cast of over 100 actors, dancers, and singers of all ages.

Head to the Audition Announcement page for more information: https://lawrenceartscenter.org/event/auditions-snow-queen/. Audition forms will be available online starting November 10th.

Nutcracker Tickets on sale NOW!



Nov. 11 | Axis Dance Company Integrated Dance Education: Community Partner’s Master Classes and Artist Talk

–See Events Calendar for details–

Nov. 26- Dec. 1 | Thanksgiving Break/No Classes, No Rehearsals