Dance Expressions913-422-0601 (Shawnee)
8302 Hedge Lane Terrace Suite E Shawnee, KS 66227
2 1/2 E Peoria Paola, KS 66071
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Dance Expressions is Kansas City’s award winning studio offering various styles of competitive dance and ballet with award winning choreography and age appropriate costumes.
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Dance Expressions: Kansas City Dance Studio for Children
Dance expressions is a dance studio that is set apart from any other studio in the Kansas City area. At Dance Expressions, we have family and children oriented shows with age appropriate costumes along with award winning children choreography.
If you have ever been interested in helping your children get started in the fine art dance, this is the studio for you.
We have many features and various fine art fields of teaching dance and choreography at our top-grade facility. Here are just a few of the features that we offer for children interested in learning the art of dance.
What Makes Us Special:
- Qualified Dance Instructors
- Director / Instructor certified through Dance Masters America
- Emphasizing Proper Technique and terminology
- Class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention
- Our recitals are complete with professional scenery, lighting and age appropriate dances, music and costumes
- We offer recreational or competitive classes
- 2 dance rooms
- Tumbl Trak®
- In-Studio Dance Shop
- Parent Waiting Room
- Set curriculum for all ages & levels
- Official School of Dance & Tumbling
As a nationally certified instructor with Dance Masters of America, you can be assured that your child is receiving a quality dance education that is both safe and fun for their growing muscles and skeletal system. We provide the students with a progressive artistic education that is age appropriate, fun and rewarding for both the student and the parent.
At the end of the season, there is no denying the progress each student and class has made, leaving the parents knowing their money was well spent.
Kinderdance I (ages 3-4) 45min
This class is structured around expanding your child’s imagination, developing motor skills and teaching them the basics in ballet, tap and tumbling in a structured environment.
Kinderdance II & III (ages 4-6) 1hr
Built around the same principles as Kinderdance I, but expanding on the ballet, tap and tumbling curriculum, including correct terminology.
Youth I (ages 7-8) 1 1/2hrs
A fun learning environment made to increase the curriculum from Kinderdance, as well as, increasing strength and memory process. This class also adds an emphasis on knowledge of terminology and correct body placement for basic body positions. Basic jazz skills will also be introduced. (Intro to Jazz will not be in the spring performance.)
Youth II thru Senior II (ages 9 & up - placed by ability)
Ballet ½hr to 1 ½hrs
Learn proper ballet technique in a professional setting. Designed to increase body control, which, in turn, will enhance all other areas of dance and tumbling. Correct muscular and skeletal placement and usage are emphasized for safe learning.
Jazz 30min to 45min (Must be taken in conjunction with Ballet)
Learn both the industry standards, as well as, the hottest moves off the East Coast. All classes use music and dance that is age appropriate and will definitely keep them movin’!
Tap 30min to 45min (Must be taken in conjunction with Ballet)
Learn the old favorites combined with the new rhythmic tap. All classes focus on correct vocabulary, sound definition, and a gradual increase in speed.
Tumbling (ages 3 & up) ½hr to 1hr
Learn the art and strength of floor gymnastics at its finest. All skills are appropriate to the student’s strengths and always done with a certified instructor’s supervision.
Hip Hop (ages 5 & up) 30min to 45min
This style of dance originated in the streets of the cities and definitely has its own style!
Pointe (ages 13 & up) 30min (Must be taken in conjunction with Ballet)
Learn the fundamentals of the highest level of ballet. This class is only taught to students who have acquired the necessary technique and knowledge of ballet, because of the tremendous strength needed in the ankles and feet.
Leaps & Turns (ages 9 & up) 2hrs (Must be taken in conjunction with Ballet)
Focuses on technical execution of advanced turn sequences and leap combinations. This class is mandatory for all Competition Team members and strongly encouraged for the dance student who wants to focus and improve their technique.
Come experience the excitement of competitive dance. This program is designed for the more serious dance student wanting to study more intensely. Dancers must be enrolled in the general dance program, an additional ballet class, Leaps & Turns class and be available for Saturday rehearsals to be eligible for the Competitive Program.
Adult Classes 1hr
This 1 hour class will emphasize ballet, jazz and hip hop. This is a great way to tone and strengthen while having fun dancing!