DACPAC brings inspiration and education to aspiring dancers and opens opportunities for additional performances, competitions, and dance education.
Dancers must achieve an accomplished level of study and skills in Ballet, Tap, or Jazz to be eligible. Click the link below to find out about Parent Meetings and more.
THANK YOU to our sponsors, studios, and dancers who participated in our 2021 'A Chance to Dance'! You helped raise over $9,400 for the Voices of Courage Child Advocacy Center. You put on a great show at the Historic Missouri Theater!
There's something for all dancers including beginners!
Combo Tap & Ballet for ages 3 – 6 • Fun Day One Days for ages 3 – 7 • Tumbling ages 5+
Summer Sampler: 1st graders – 5th graders: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Contemporary
Art Attact: Painting, drawing, sculpting and more for Grades 1 – High Schoolers
Summer with a Groove: Improving Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop techniques
Strength, Stretch, Leaps & Turns • Pre-Pointe and Pointe
Choreography with Ms. Megan • Rhythm Intensive with Ms. Liza
Wednesday Flamenco with Melinda • Beginning Adult Tap • Generations on Tap • Yoga
Our community’s health and safety is the number one priority for us here at The Dance Arts Center. As an affiliated dance studio, we follow the More Than Just Great Dancing Safer Studio™ guidelines and standards.
Health is not just about avoiding sickness. It’s also about building strong bodies, minds, and hearts – something that happens in each and every class at The Dance Arts Center!
The response to our planning and communication has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to our DAC Family, for working together to minimize risk, keep our staff and students safe, and keep our studio operational. We continue to follow the highest standards of care and ask you to do the same.
We prioritize safety and wellness measures including:
Parents may view classes via Zoom on smart-phone, tablet, or computer.
Please contact the studio at 816-233-5442 for more information and the Zoom link to view classes.
We’re so excited to start our 36th dance season serving the greater St. Joseph area. The Dance Arts Center has grown into one of the most recognized names in our community known for our outstanding staff, organization, creative productions and age-appropriate costuming. DAC offers over 80 classes for children and adults:
We also have specialty classes like Leaps & Turns, Strength & Stretch and Yoga. Our 4 studios are designed and constructed for dance and include a waiting room and observation window. We’re especially proud of our Beyond Dance Program allowing dancers with special needs to participate in dance classes and perform in our annual recital.
Adult instructors teach all classes and are eager to share their knowledge and expertise. Benefits students receive include proper technique, poise, concentration, time management, problem solving and confidence.
‘Dance Training = Life Training’!
Call or stop by The Dance Arts Center, see who we are and the fun and creativity we have to offer. We want you to join our dance family.
Sincerely – Marla Heeler, Owner / Instructor
Classes begin Tuesday, September 8th!
Classes are NOT in Session:
• Labor Day: September 7
• Thanksgiving: November 25 – 29
• Winter Break: December 21 – January 3
• Spring Break: March 20 – 26 (classes can be made up during this week)
November 11: Costume fees payment is due in full. A $15.00 late fee per costume will be added for
any costume not paid by November 11 to cover
extra shipping costs.
The Dance Arts Center follows the 'More Than Just Great Dancing Safer Studio Guidelines' which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures:
The Dance Arts Center annual recital will be held June 11 – 13, 2021. Students showcase their talents at our annual recital. Our Senior Showcase will be June 11. Family, friends, and the public will see all of our dance curriculum. Our dancers shine at the recital.
Recital Rehearsal Fee
A $15.00 per dancer rehearsal fee is due with your costume payment. This fee helps off-set rental, insurance, and staff costs at the Missouri Theater during the weeks prior to our concert.
Staging rehearsals are held at The Missouri Theater beginning Monday, May 31.
Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 11 at The Missouri Theater. Dancers are required to attend dress rehearsals.
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