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Ish & Thumbelina Photo Gallery

We are just a day away from opening night of the Dance Double Feature: Ish and Thumbelina! Talented photographer Ann Dean stopped by to capture some of the magical moments of the modern Ish and the classical Thumbelina. Take a peek at some of the incredible performers from The School of Dance and join us … Continued


Spring is busting out all over in the School of Dance!

This Month in the School of Dance! March 8 & 9 | Spring Double Dance Feature Presents Ish (modern) and Thumbelina (ballet) The School of Dance presents two original dance productions based on two fantastic stories. Ish, a modern dance feature, is based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds which tells the story of two … Continued


March 25-30: Class Observation Week at the School of Dance

Observe dance classes at the School of Dance and Studio 720! Hosted each semester, our Class Observation Week is an opportunity for students and instructors to share the classroom experience with interested parents. Class Observation Week is open to parents, family members, and friends; however, seating is limited. We encourage observers to arrive a few minutes early … Continued


March 11-17: Spring Break at the School of Dance

The School of Dance will not hold classes during Spring Break from March 11 through March 17. The Lawrence Arts Center building and galleries will remain open. Check out the Arts Center’s calendar for event info. Classes will resume on Monday, March 18. Happy Spring Break!


February in the School of Dance!

This Month in the School of Dance! Feb. 3 | Lawrence Dance Intensive Scholarship Audition at the University of Kansas Dancers seeking a merit scholarship to attend the 2019 Lawrence Dance Intensive: Summer Ballet should attend this audition or submit an audition via video link. More information on scholarships, financial aid, and the intensive can … Continued



Jan. 19: New-to-Studio Meet & Greet, Biannual Attire Swap!

New-to-Studio Meeting 10am-12pm, Dance Studios – New to our studios? We want to meet you! Come say hello to School of Dance staff and let us answer any questions you may have about our program. We are glad to meet you! Biannual Attire Swap (FREE event!) 10am-12pm, Main Lobby – Don’t forget to stop by the … Continued


A Day in the Life of a Nutcracker

You might think the life of a Nutcracker is an easy one. Nights filled with adoring fans ….   and days filled with relaxing activities…   But the role certainly has its ups and downs…   So, yesterday, when I felt I just might be starting to crack, I took a few deep breaths and … Continued



School of Dance – December News

This month in the School of Dance! Dec. 7-9, 14-16 | The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet Experience the sensation and charm of the Lawrence Arts Center’s Nutcracker 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 … Continued