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School of Dance Student Choreography Showcase

The Student Choreography Showcase is back in person! Calling movement creators 3rd grade thru Adult for our Student Choreography Showcase. The Student Choreography Showcase is an event for School of Dance students to showcase self-choreographed dance works in a supportive and encouraging environment. Student choreographers are responsible for selecting and rehearsing their dancers prior to … [more]

The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet

Lawrence Arts Center and Online 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

It’s back! Experience the sensation and charm of the Lawrence Arts Center’s original production. A winter family favorite, this ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Kansas during the civil war.  Witness the magic and wonder of this story as Drosselmeyer and Clara defeat the Mouse King and liberate the Nutcracker … [more]


AUDITION: The Sleeping Beauty

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

Spring Ballet Audition! Calling all dancers grades 1-12! For those longing to perform again, don’t miss this opportunity to dance with Paige Comparato! We’ll dance to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky in this classic story ballet.  Help us tell the story of the delightful Princess Aurora, the evil Carabosse, the caring Lilac fairy and many … [more]

Lawrence Dance Intensive: Winter Ballet 2022

Lawrence Arts Center

Experience Artistic Growth and Make Connections through World-Class Instruction No pre-screening or audition is required to attend. Dancers must be 10 to 18 years of age by the start of the intensive and dancing at an Intermediate/Advanced level. Senior Intensives may include a level assessment on the first day of the program. More information on … [more]

Valentine’s Caregiver & Child Dance

Lawrence Public Library KS

We’re holding a special Valentine’s Dance with our friends from the Lawrence Public Library! Come learn some dances, hear some music, and make a special craft just for this occasion! Held at Lawrence Public Library Auditorium Free, Caregiver and Child Ages 6 & Up


In-Person Scholarship Audition: Summer 2022 Ballet Senior Intensive

Lawrence Arts Center

Grades 6-12, Equivalent to Ballet Vb-VII Join us this summer for a remarkable dance experience in downtown Lawrence, KS. Held at the Lawrence Arts Center, this program offers dancers opportunities for artistic growth through world-class instruction by accomplished faculty, guest artists, and choreographers. Based on a diverse & well-balanced curriculum, this program strives to develop … [more]

St. Patrick’s Day Céilí Party!

Lawrence Public Library KS

In Irish, the word “céilí” (KAY-LEE) means party! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by enjoying a free Irish Step Dance performance and participating in traditional Irish group dances led by Annie Stark at the Lawrence Public Library. Performance will last approximately 30 minutes with group activities to follow.  This event is free and open to the … [more]


School of Dance presents The Sleeping Beauty

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Based on the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault and set to the beautiful musical score by Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty ballet returns to the Arts Center main stage. Join us as Princess Aurora is cursed by an evil fairy and doomed to sleep for a hundred years. Safeguarded by the Lilac Fairy, the princess … [more]

Tristian Griffin Dance Company presents The Bridge

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Choreographers John Malashock and Tristian Griffin interweave their experiences, perspectives, and choreographic styles to form a cohesive but contrasting artistic narrative through original dance and music. Equally sharing the conception and creation of The Bridge, this work has been set on members of both Malashock Dance (San Diego) and Tristian Griffin Dance Company (Kansas City). … [more]