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School of Dance

Our mission is to cultivate artistry, excellence, and healthy communities through dance training, performance, and outreach.

Cultivating the art of dance within the entire community, our vision is to make dance 100% accessible to all. For over 30 years, the School of Dance’s curriculum has been based on national dance education standards and taught by professionals. Students follow a sequential training program developed to suit age and ability that fosters creativity as well as technique. Focused on developing the artist as well as the art, the School of Dance offers frequent opportunities for performance through numerous and diverse dance productions as well as the pre-professional ballet company, Lawrence Ballet Theatre.

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Multiple enrollment dance class discount: By enrolling in multiple dance classes, individuals and families can receive a 15%-30% discount. Must enroll at the front desk to receive discount.

BOYS Dance Scholarships are for young men who demonstrate a strong interest in the field of dance. Applicants must be in 2nd-12th grade to be eligible. Contact Hanan Misko to apply.

Established in 1997, CARMINE BALLERE SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded by audition to two students who have demonstrated excellence in dance and a commitment to their craft.

TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT! Give any dance class a try. The first one is on us.

Call the front desk for more information about discounts and trial classes.

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The School of Dance at the Lawrence Arts Center:

  • Provides comprehensive technical training and build knowledge appropriate for each discipline.
  • Promotes artistic contributions to the community through innovation, exploration, and enrichment programs.
  • Provides exceptional dance experiences through visiting guest artists, master classes, intensive workshops and performances.
  • Promotes diversity and excellence in the dance community.
  • Hosts the Lawrence Dance Intensives for regional dancers seeking professional dance instruction.
  • Offers merit-based scholarships, including the Boys Dance Scholarship and the Carmine-Ballere Scholarship.