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School of Dance Guidelines for Limited In-Person Class Participation Beginning on Monday, June 29

We appreciate the patience of our community while the School of Dance carefully considers its approach to in-person classes during the pandemic. After receiving feedback from our dance families, reviewing and applying guidelines set by our local and national health agencies, and considering the recommendations established by Dance/USA, the School of Dance has developed safety … [more]



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Dance On: Digital Diary Submissions Week #5

In our final blog of the Dance On: Digital Diary series, submissions speak to the unique experiences of our community members during COVID-19 and tell stories of hope, resiliency and creativity. Thank you for sharing! Digital Diary Week #5/May 29, 2020: “Share something you’ve discovered during quarantine that you would like to remember after this … [more]


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Much Ado About Dance this Summer at the Arts Center

Summer Enrollment 2020 Throughout the summer, all dance classes will be held online via live interactive Zoom sessions. During the summer session, video recordings will not be available. In-person participation is subject to guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department & Arts Center availability. We will … [more]


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School of Dance Senior Showcase Video

This year’s graduating seniors are performing in a Virtual Dance Showcase this Saturday, May 23 at 7:30pm streaming right here on our website! Tune in and celebrate the work they’ve accomplished, not only this year, but throughout their time here as dancers.  


Dance On: Digital Diary Submissions Week #4

Student submissions to the Dance On: Digital Diary blog series have been inspiring, creative and all kinds of fun! Let’s continue making connections, engaging one another and documenting our experiences as we navigate this time spent in isolation. In the time we’ve had to possibly learn something new, reinvent ourselves and grow personally, we each … [more]


Dance On: Digital Diary Submissions Week #3

As a way of creating connections within our community and documenting an unprecedented time in our lives, we invite all movers to submit digital content to inspire, uncover truth, and join together through collaboration. We will accept all digital submissions in the form of written stories or poems, videos, photos, drawings, collages, animation and more. … [more]


Dance On: Digital Diary Submissions Week #2

Over the next few weeks, we invite our dance families to share your love of dance and document your experiences of Shelter at Home/COVID-19. Each week, we will provide a new prompt to provoke an artistic response from our creative community members. Submissions are welcome in various mediums, such as: spoken word, written stories, poems, … [more]


Dance On: Digital Diary Submissions Week #1

Calling Art Submissions for the School of Dance’s Digital Diary! The School of Dance Digital Diary is a 5-week series that features our students/community members and their creative responses during Shelter at Home/COVID-19. As a way of creating connections within our community and documenting an unprecedented time in our lives, we invite all movers to … [more]