School of Dance Newsletter: Upcoming Auditions and Performances


COVID-19 Update 

Our COVID-19 policy is changing! Beginning October 25, 2021, students participating in adult classes and all patrons 12 & older attending performances and events will be required to show proof of vaccination. Click here to see the full details.

Fall Enrollment is Still Open! 

Fall Classes are underway! There is still time to enroll. Check out our Fall 2021 classes, or browse our print catalog

September 11 | Auditions for The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet Production

Join us and audition for The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet! Auditioning for the production is FREE but pre-registration online by Sept. 9 is required. 

Audition applicants are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to their audition time and dressed wearing appropriate dance attire. Applicants do not need to prepare any material prior to the audition but must be currently enrolled in Ballet I-VII or Teen Ballet at the Lawrence Arts Center. There’s no enrollment requirement for adults or Lawrence Ballet Theatre.

Find additional information and register to audition by clicking here!

Oct. 11-17 | Class Observation Week

The School of Dance hosts a Parent Observation Week each semester to give parents an opportunity to see student progress throughout the year. Observations will happen via ZOOM. Watch your email inbox as we get closer to observation week!

Oct. 9-10 | LBT Present Madeline at the Carnival

Madeline is back! Lawrence Ballet Theatre will present an adorable dance adaptation of the book Madeline and the Gypsies by Ludwig Bemelmans. Pepito, the son of the Spanish Ambassador, invites the 12 little girls to a carnival. A sudden storm causes Madeline and Pepito to be left behind. Will they ever return to the old house in Paris that is covered with vines? Find out more information and buy tickets here!

November 6 & 7 | Tristian Griffin Dance Company Presents: Alinea 

In a life full of transitions we spend a great deal of time learning how to delegate and navigate through them. Rarely do we talk about the inception of those conversions. The characters in ALINEA explore “the beginning of a new idea,” and discover that it is not always about the process or how you finish. It is about how things are set in motion from the beginning. Read more about this production here


As we navigate through this semester together, please stay diligent by taking all safety precautions for the health of everyone. We ask that you follow these measures if you plan to visit the Lawrence Arts Center or take classes in-person:

  1. Conduct COVID-19 Self-Screening prior to or upon entering the building.

COVID-19 Guidelines and Instructions for students can be found here:  https://lawrenceartscenter.org/covid-19-guidelines/ 

  1. Minimize presence while inside the building. No congregating in hallways or main public areas of the building. 
  2. Follow Proper Traffic Flow while inside the main building.

Thank you for choosing to enroll in dance classes with the School of Dance, during a time like no other in history. We are grateful and honored that you wish to continue your dance education and experience with us!