Dance Class Details and Descriptions

Fall Session: September 3rd  -  December 7th

 

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Parent & Me Pre-Ballet

 

Designed with the youngest dancer in mind.  This class, for 2-4 year olds with no previous dance experience, encourages Mom/Dad/Nanny to participate in building the dancer's confidence and security they’ll need to enjoy Pre-Ballet without parents present.

 

CLASS: Parent & Me Pre-Ballet

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 9:30-10:10am

AGES: 2-4

TEACHING ARTIST: Lexi James

FEE: $150

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Pre-Ballet

 

Students will learn basic ballet technique and practice to improve coordination skills and flexibility in this lively and positive class. Dancers are taught to march, skip, gallop, and soar through the air with pointed toes and straight knees preparing them for Ballet I. Dancers in these classes will be invited to perform in the Tiny Dancer Showcase at the end of the session.

 

CLASS: Pre-Ballet

DAY: Monday

TIME: 4:15-4:55pm

AGES: 3-5

TEACHING ARTIST: Kim Shope

FEE: $150

 

CLASS:  Pre-Ballet

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 9:30-10:10am

AGES: 3-5

TEACHING ARTIST: Franci Witte

FEE: $150

 

CLASS: Pre-Ballet

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 10:15-10:55am

AGES: 3-5

TEACHING ARTIST: Lexi James

FEE: $150

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Ballet I and II

 

Students will concentrate on ballet technique, correct French terminology and flexibility. Classes are structured to teach ballet movements that improve technique but also move and travel across the floor allowing for an energetic and lively class. Students in these classes will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance. 

 

CLASS: Ballet I

DAY: Monday

TIME: 5:00-5:50pm

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Kim Shope

FEE: $170

 

CLASS: Ballet I

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 11:00-11:50am

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Lexi James

FEE: $170

 

CLASS: Ballet II

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 4:30-5:20pm

AGES: 7-13

TEACHING ARTIST: Kim Shope

FEE: $170

 

CLASS: Ballet II

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 12:00-12:50pm

AGES: 7-13

TEACHING ARTIST: Lexi James

FEE: $170

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Intermediate Ballet (III - IV)

 

Advanced Ballet classes will greatly improve technique, strength, flexibility, musicality, grace and artistry. Ballet class combinations are created to build a greater knowledge of terminology while also increasing the dancer's ability to execute several steps together in one combination. Students in these classes will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance. 

 

CLASS: Ballet IIIA

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 4:30-5:40pm

AGES: 7-13

TEACHING ARTIST: Kim Shope

FEE: $175

 

CLASS: Ballet IIIB

DAY: Tuesday & Thursday

TIME: 4:30-5:40pm on both Tuesday & Thursday

AGES: 7-13

TEACHING ARTIST:  Kim Shope

FEE: $315

 

CLASS: Ballet IV

DAY: Tuesday & Thursday

TIME: 5:45-6:55pm both Tuesday & Thursday

AGES: Instructor Recommendation

TEACHING ARTIST: Kim Shope

FEE: $315

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Advanced Ballet (V-VI)

 

Advanced Ballet classes will greatly improve technique, strength, flexibility, musicality, grace and artistry. Ballet class combinations are created to build a greater knowledge of terminology while also increasing the dancer's ability to execute several steps together in one combination. Students in these classes will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance. 

 

CLASS: Ballet V

DAY: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

TIME: Tues -5:45-6:55pm , Wed-5:30-6:55pm, Fri-4:30-5:55pm

AGES: Instructor Recommendation

TEACHING ARTIST: Tues-Kim Shope, Wed-Kim Shope, Fri-Katie Schilling

FEE: $515

 

CLASS: Ballet VI

DAY: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

TIME: Mon -4:30-5:55pm , Wed-5:30-6:55pm, Fri-4:30-5:55pm

AGES: Instructor Recommendation

TEACHING ARTIST: Mon-Brigitte Benyei, Wed-Kim Shope, Fri-Katie Schilling

FEE: $515

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Main Street Dancers: Ballet

 

This choreography class for advanced ballet students will focus on performance preparation and the elements of creating a dance. Our Main Street Dancers are KCYA Ambassadors and may be asked to perform at various events throughout the session. Must have instructor approval. Students in these classes will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance. 

 

CLASS: Main Street Dancers - Ballet

DAY: Monday

TIME: 6:00-6:50pm

AGES: Instructor Recommendation

TEACHING ARTIST: Kim Shope & Brigitte Benyei

FEE: $182

 

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Hip Hop

 

In this class we will explore the foundations of Hip Hop Dance, a social dance form originating in the early 1970’s in New York. Hip Hop focuses on rhythmic groove based movement and energetic steps. Students will explore various foundation Hip hop steps, as well as create variations and improvisational exercises. Students will work on rhythm and musicality techniques all while listening to authentic age appropriate Hip hop music.Students will explore other street styles of dance often associated with HipHop Culture such as Popping, House, and Locking. Students will also be given opportunities to apply their technique in fun choreographed combinations.  Hip hop will instill a sense of originality, confidence, and character into each dancer.   Students in these classes will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance. 

 

CLASS: Hip Hop I & II

DAY: Monday

TIME: 6:00-6:50pm

AGES: 5-13

TEACHING ARTIST: Mady Thelen

FEE: $170

 

CLASS: Hip Hop I

DAY: Thursday

TIME: 5:15-6:05pm

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Jeremy Finney

FEE: $170

 

CLASS: Hip Hop II

DAY: Thursday

TIME: 6:15-7:05pm

AGES: 7-13

TEACHING ARTIST: Jeremy Finney

FEE: $170

 

CLASS: Hip Hop III

DAY: Thursday

TIME: 7:15-8:05pm

AGES: 12-18

TEACHING ARTIST: Jeremy Finney

FEE: $170

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 

Main Street Dance Crew

 

Main Street Dance Crew for Hip Hop II and III students to develop choreographic skills while deepening their understanding of the Hip Hop history and culture. Our Main Street Crew are KCYA Ambassadors and may be asked to perform at various events throughout the session. 

 

CLASS: Main Street Dance Crew

DAY: Monday

TIME: 7:00-7:50pm

AGES: 7-18

TEACHING ARTIST: Mady Thelen

FEE: $182

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Hip Hop / Jazz Combo

 

Learn the fundamentals of both Hip Hop and Jazz styles.  Classes will encourage students to dance outside of the box and to incorporate their own personalitity in each movement. Students in these classes will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance. 

 

CLASS: Tiny Hip Hop / Jazz Combo

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 10:15-10:55am

AGES: 3-5

TEACHING ARTIST: Franci Witte

FEE: $150

 

CLASS: Hip Hop / Jazz Combo

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 11:00-11:50am

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Franci Witte

FEE: $170

 

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 

 


 

 

Jazz

 

Focus on the fundamentals of Jazz dance including isolations, rhythm, musicality, flexibility, balance, alignment, and coordination.  Students will learn basic dance movements and fun combinations.  This class is great for students who have never danced before or who want to try a different style of dance. Students in these classes will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance. 

 

CLASS: Jazz I 

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 5:15-6:05pm

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Leigh Murray

FEE: $170

 

CLASS: Jazz I

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 6:15-7:05pm

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Leigh Murray

FEE: $170

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 

 


Hip Hop / Jazz Combo

 

Learn the fundamentals of both Hip Hop and Jazz styles.  Classes will encourage students to dance outside of the box and to incorporate their own personality in each movement. Tiny dancers will be invited to perform in the Tiny Dancer Showcase at the end of the session. Older students in these classes will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance.

 

CLASS: Tiny Hip Hop / Jazz Combo

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 10:15-10:55am

AGES: 3-5

TEACHING ARTIST: Franci Witte

FEE: $150

 

CLASS: Hip Hop / Jazz Combo

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 11:00-11:50am

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Franci Witte

FEE: $170

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Tap / Jazz Combo

 

In this energetic combo class, Tap exercises are used to develop rhythm, style, and sound.  Jazz exercises will focus on building flexibility, strength, coordination, and artistic style. Tiny dancers will be invited to perform in the Tiny Dancer Showcase at the end of the session. Older dancers will be encouraged to enroll in the Winter Dance Performance, more information will be distributed in class. 

 

 

CLASS: Tap/ Jazz Combo I

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 5:00-5:50pm

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Bobbi Foudree

FEE: $170

 

CLASS: Tap/ Jazz Combo II & III

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 6:00-6:50pm

AGES: 7-16

TEACHING ARTIST: Bobbi Foudree

FEE: $170

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


 

 

Lyrical Dance

 

Lyrical Dance is a combination of Horton Modern technique and contemporary dance, focusing on a connection with the music. This is a great style for any dancer with training in ballet or jazz who wants to expand his/her knowledge, performance quality, and stage presence. This class encourages students’ dancing spirits through well-crafted dance technique, filled with creative imagery and inspiring music. Students in this class will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance.

 

CLASS: Lyrical

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 7:15-8:05pm

AGES: 14 and up

TEACHING ARTIST: Leigh Murray

FEE: $170

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Modern Dance

 

Modern blends the elements of Contemporary and Modern dance. This class will teach  freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance and contraction/release.  Students in this class will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance.

 

CLASS: Modern

DAY: Friday

TIME: 6:00-6:50pm

AGES: 14 and up

TEACHING ARTIST: Katie Schilling

FEE: $170

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


Ballroom Dance

 

No partner needed!  This group class teaches the basic steps, technique and art or partnering for social ballroom dances.  Styles taught include Rumba, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Swing, Hustle, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Tango. Students in this class will be encouraged to enroll in our Winter Dance Performance. 

 

CLASS: Ballroom Dance

DAY: Thursday

TIME: 7:00-8:00pm

AGES: 14 and up

TEACHING ARTIST: Romeo Bagunu

FEE: $170

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


 

Tumbling & Acrobatic Arts

 

Somersault, roll, and jump for fun! This class teaches the basics of tumbling and other floor movements. Children will improve their strength, flexibility, and coordination skills in this fun and active class.  Students will build a strong tumbling foundation by solidifying proper positions and basic acrobatic technique. Children will gain control and awareness of their bodies while improving their strength, flexibility, and coordination skills in this fun and active class.

 

CLASS: Tiny Tumbling 

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 4:15-4:55pm

AGES: 3-5

TEACHING ARTIST: Leigh Murray

FEE: $150

 

CLASS: Tumbling and Acrobatic Arts

DAY: Friday

TIME: 4:30-5:20pm

AGES: 5-9

TEACHING ARTIST: Leigh Murray

FEE: $170

 

CLASS:  Tumbling and Acrobatic Arts

DAY: Friday

TIME: 5:30-6:20pm

AGES: 7-13

TEACHING ARTIST: Leigh Murray

FEE: $170

 

Enroll Online or call 816.531.4022.

 


 

 

CSA Dance Class Attire

 

 

All enrollments are processed online through Active Camp and Class Manager. There is a small (4%) fee added to the class costs to cover part of the administration fees.