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Worlds of Fun Festival of Dance, May 18 and 25

Dancers from across the region meet at Worlds of Fun to take part in our annual Festival of Dance. It is designed to be an educational learning experience, in which participants learn methods that improve their skills, while enjoying the Midwest’s premier entertainment destination with fellow performers. It is the responsibility of each adjudicator to not only evaluate each routine, but to make positive suggestions that instructors and dancers may use to better their technique.

Saturday, May 18 or May 25.

Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Drive, Kansas City, MO

Find more information and ticket information on the Festival of Dance website.


Störling Dance Theater’s UNDERGROUND, Feb. 2

Störling Dance Theater’s UNDERGROUND reflects the innovative and passionate storytelling that Störling has become known for.

UNDERGROUND tells the story of the Underground Railroad that is both historically accurate and made relevant for today’s generation. Don’t miss this incredible dance company described by the K.C. Star as performing “without doubt one of the most vivid, heartfelt and theatrically astute pieces of dance theater ever to grace a Kansas City stage”

Saturday, February 2, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
7:30 pm until 9:00 pm

Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
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With this outing you may be able to combine Dance and Freedom Seekers.

Community School of the Arts Spring Open House, Jan. 26

In 2004, Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) opened the Community School of the Arts (CSA) with the help and vision of many community leaders.  The mission of the CSA is to provide students within our community a comprehensive arts experience that inspires them to discover and develop their unique talents.

The CSA offers classes in dance, theatre, visual arts, music and creative writing to children after-school, on Saturdays and throughout the summer.  Learn more about the Community School of the Arts.

Children as young as two years old may take group classes in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and visual art. Private instruction is available in vocal and instrumental music. CSA classes meet after school and on Saturdays.  During the summer, full day, week long Summer Camps offer outstanding opportunities for children to express themselves.

Spring Open House

Saturday, January 26, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Learn more about Spring Classes
  • Meet the Teaching Artists
  • Mini-workshops and performances

View Spring class offerings and schedules

Please help us be good neighbors.  If parking on Wyandotte Street, park on the East side of the street only.  Thanks!

CSA offers many opportunities for AHG girls in the Arts frontier — consider Theater, Music Performance, Dance, Artastic, and more.

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Jan. 27

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Turn-of-the-century Paris … a city of exquisite contradiction. The heady elixir of personal freedom bred lifestyles both reckless and addictive. Drawn to Paris by the city’s passion, a flame fueled by the hearts of lovers and the souls of poets, Matthew and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret – “Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet.” Seen by close to 60,000 people across North America, “Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet” has elicited cheers and ovations.

Sunday, January 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS
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11/29 – Mystery of Christmas – Get Your Tickets Soon!

Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre and Dramatic Truth School of the Arts present…..

The Mystery of Christmas. The Mystery of Christmas is a yearly tradition at Dramatic Truth School of the Arts. The idea for the show came from Liz Dimmel, Dramatic Truth’s Artistic Director. Liz Dimmel was living in Tennessee and was on her way to yet another production of “The Nutcracker.” Her daughter, who was about 6, was dancing in the cast with the Nashville Ballet. “I remember saying to my husband, ‘What would Christmas be without ‘The Nutcracker?’ And it was like God just said to me right then, ‘Wait one minute, ‘The Nutcracker’ has absolutely nothing to do with what Christmas is really about.’ It was then that Dimmel conjured the notion to use Tchaikovsky’s music from the famed ballet while changing the tale to tell the story of the first Christmas and the birth of Jesus.  It took 10 years for her vision to make it to the stage. The production starts, as the traditional “Nutcracker” does, with a Christmas party and a fight between children over toys. There is reprimand from an elder and a lesson about the true meaning of Christmas. The family patriarch reads from the Bible. At bedtime there is a dream. Instead of traveling to The Land of Snow to be welcomed by dancing snowflakes, Clara, the little girl in the “Nutcracker” and in Dimmel’s version, journeys in her dream to Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth. Instead of dancing snowflakes she sees angels, a bright star and the Holy Ghost. Clara’s dream includes dances of many countries: Russia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Africa, China and America, symbolizing all the people of the world in proclaiming the birth of Christ. http://www.dramatictruth.org/mystery-of-christmas/

This production is a wonderful way to meet several requirements of the Dance badge. Backstage tours may be available the day of Student Performances (Nov. 29) — contact Dramatic Truth for information.

Scottish Princess Tea, Nov. 17

Enjoy a delightful tea with your special young lady and her favorite doll. Activities to include dance performance and lesson, crafts, tea etiquette, holiday shopping , and, of course, delicious tea treats for kids and adults. Cameras welcome.

Saturday, November 17, 10 -11:30 a.m.

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
6422 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS  66202


Kansas City St. Andrew Highland Dancers Association

This should be a great opportunity to touch on several different requirements for the World Heritage badge, and also Dance #10.