Coming this January in the School of Dance: Winter Dance Celebrations, Virtual Student Showcases and the Dance Shoppe Pop-Up Store

January 8-9 | Winter Open House Dance Celebration | FREE for all ages and experience levels

Don’t miss the invitation to a fun, free, community dance party! Join us as we celebrate the winter with a collection of dance master classes, virtual students choreography showcase, virtual dance parties, and more! This event is free and for all ages and experience levels. In-person participation will be limited. Virtual participation is limitless. Pre-registration is required. Official details, registration forms and class schedule can be found here.

January 9 | School of Dance Virtual Student Choreography Showcase | Virtual Showing – FREE

Because we can’t bring the audience to the dance, we’ve decided to take the dance to our audience by hosting this year’s event online. Choreographers must be students of the School of Dance and will be permitted to work on their projects at home or in-studio while following health and safety guidelines.

This virtual event will be shared with fellow dancers, family members, and within our School of Dance community during our Winter Open House Dance Celebration. Spend your holiday enjoying these unique performances. See you there!

January 17 | First Day of Winter/Spring Dance Classes! 

Check out our Winter/Spring Catalog online and enroll today! Visit the School of Dance homepage to download the 2021 Winter/Spring Newsletter, Weekly Class Schedule and A/B Rotation Calendar.

January 17 | Dance Shoppe Pop-Up Store, 2:30- 5 pm, Studio 206

Looking to buy new dance attire items in Lawrence? Don’t miss Dance Shoppe of Kansas City’s pop-up sale in our dance studios! Meet with representatives from Dance Shoppe and get fit for your new dance attire, including leotards, jazz pants, dance shoes, tights and more! Health and safety guidelines will be enforced during the event; masks will be required, six-foot social distance will be observed, and studio capacity will be limited. If you have questions about the event, please contact School of Dance Coordinator Amy Hope at



January 18 | No Classes

Enjoy this day with family or friends!  The dance studios will reopen on Tuesday, January 19. We will see you in class!

Nutcracker Holiday Film Excerpts Available Now!

December 11 @ 5 pm – January 6 @ 5 pm | FREE


If you haven’t already, check out the Nutcracker film excerpts. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, throw on your ugliest holiday sweater, and feast on these delightful short films that are sure to warm your heart throughout the holiday season!




Featured videos:

  • The Lawrence Grasshopper
  • Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents: Cavalry in Pursuit
  • Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents: Mechanical Dolls
  • Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents: The Waltz of the Flowers
  • The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet 2019 Excerpt: Stahlbaums’ House
  • The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet 2019 Excerpt: Grand Pas de Deux


The Lawrence Arts Center will closed from noon Tuesday, December 22, thru January 1. The building will resume regular hours on January 2.


Please note that STUDIO 720 is now STUDIO 840!
The City of Lawrence has changed our address, but the physical location remains the same.