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What’s Up in the School of Dance this January

Mark Your Calendars! Monday, January 20, 2020 – MLK Jr.Day/No Classes  The Lawrence Arts Center and Studio 720 will be CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Attire Swap & Staff Meet/Greet The Winter/Spring semester is underway and the School of Dance is excited to bring back the … [more]


Reads: The Snow Queen, Dates are February 21st through February 29th at 7pm and 2pm. The art work is a flower crown with the title The Snow Queen in the middle

Cast Hub: The Snow Queen 2020

We are pleased to announce The Snow Queen 2020! Click here to view the cast list. We look forward to this exciting collaboration between Performing Arts and the School of Dance! See below for access to up-to-date cast documents, a link to the Snow Queen enrollment page, and a list of dates to pay special … [more]


Announcing the Cast of The Snow Queen!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for The Snow Queen! We are proud to announce the cast of this magical production and look forward to changing the seasons with all of you. Click here to view the Cast List!


Welcome to the School of Dance Winter/Spring Semester 2020

Winter/Spring 2020 Enrollment Continues… There are so many choices for you and your dancer this semester. Have you always wanted to explore Hip Hop? How about a Chinese Dance class? Browse dance classes now and discover the dancer in you! Details for the 2020 School of Dance End-of-Year Showcase 2020:  This annual event celebrates the achievement … [more]


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Thank You, Trust Company of Kansas!

As we gear up for one of our biggest productions of the year- The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet– we’d like to take a moment to thank our signature sponsor, The Trust Company of Kansas! With a cast of over 120, a plethora of beautiful costumes, and on-stage technical production magic like falling snow, this holiday … [more]


A child dressed as a mouse pets a large dog

From Nutcracker to Muttcracker… Arts Center Dancers Visit the Lawrence Humane Society

Our production of The Nutcracker has long featured Kansas prairie animals like mice, snakes, and grasshoppers, but what about the dogs and cats? Well, this year, we partnered with our friends at the Lawrence Humane Society and jumped on the Muttcracker bandwagon. Follow us on social media as all this week we’ll feature our Nutcracker dancers … [more]


School of Dance’s December Season and Winter/Spring 2020 Preparation

Dec. 2-Dec. 8 | Last Class Demonstration & Observation  All youth and adult classes have a prepared demonstration to present to friends and family during the last 15 minutes of the final class of the semester (Dec. 2-8). Two teachers have elected to provide a full class observation, rather than perform on the last day … [more]



Ballet dancer holding basketball.

Lawrence Dance Intensive: Summer Ballet 2020

June 8 @ 8:30 am – June 19 @ 4:00 pm    Experience Artistic Growth and Make Connections through World-Class Instruction this summer at the University of Kansas! Join us this summer for a remarkable dance experience on the campus of the University of Kansas. A diverse and well-balanced curriculum, this program strives to develop … [more]


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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!     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 … [more]