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A young girl rides a raft with a man paddling through a school of tiny dancers dressed as fish.

Snow Queen Spotlight: Gerda Grows Up

As a young dancer at the Lawrence Arts Center, Emma Davison started a journey that would take her from ballet classes and stage performances to a degree in dance from the University of Kansas. When she danced as Gerda in the 2006 production of The Snow Queen, Emma had no way of knowing that, like … [more]


Rebekah Abrams and her daughters Audrey & Eva Senger stand together outside of final rehearsals.

Snow Queen Spotlight: A Family Affair

The Snow Queen tells the story of love, separation, and reconnection. In a sense, Rebekah Abrams and her daughters could share a similar tale. After years of dropping off her daughters, Audrey & Eva Senger, at Lawrence Arts Center production rehearsals, Rebekah decided that she could spend more time with them if she found a way to participate as well. In 2015, Rebekah began as a … [more]



February is Full in the School of Dance with Performances, Auditions and Days Out

Lawrence Dance Intensive Regional Master Classes in February The School of Dance will be traveling to regional dance studios this February to provide further ballet education to regional dancers aged 12-21, while promoting the Lawrence Dance Intensive: Summer Ballet which will be held on the campus of the University of Kansas June 8-19, 2020. Master … [more]


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]


A woman speaks on a microphone in front of a group of kids dressed in sunflower costumes and adults in business attire

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]