The Dance Arts Center strives to teach the art of dance while instilling core values to shape well-rounded and respectful individuals. Through continuing education, our teachers and staff work hard to create an inclusive environment while maintaining age-appropriate content and integrity. Our goal is to inspire our students to Dream, Achieve and Create to help build a better community.
Historic Missouri Theater • 717 Edmond Street • St. Joseph, MO
An original ballet featuring a live string quartet from the University of Kansas.
In Summer, settlers arrive on the prairie. They are full of excitement and hope, ready for exploration and new beginnings. They seek a fresh start in a new home.
In Autumn, settlers come of age, either in love or in grief. Three sisters living on a homestead come to terms with loss and learn to endure through simple acts of caretaking. Passing through the scene are three pairs of ‘lovers:’ a parent and child, a young couple in love, and a pair of friends, demonstrating all the ways we can love each other and lift each other up.
In Winter, cowhands make many comical attempts to corral their horses in a blizzard, exemplifying teamwork, perseverance, and respect for animals and the elements.
In Spring, all the cast returns for a celebration of renewal, progress, and entering the future.
You're entire family will love these original and amazing ballet and musical performances!
Tickets are on sale now at JoMoTickets.com
American Quartet and Cracked! performances will last approximately 1-hour total!
We’re so excited to begin our 37th dance season serving the greater St. Joseph area with a our 2021 – 2022 dance classes. 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 with an 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 are NOT in Session:
A $15.00 late fee will be applied to any payments made after the 10th of the month. A $25.00 service fee will be charged for any returned checks.
For your convenience, we offer an automatic debit payment plan. Easily create your account online and then enter your debit card information allowing your account to be charged for the class.
Online payments can also be made by credit card. Just log into your account with your user name and password.
We are excited to announce our 2022 Recital weekend will be June 10 – 12.
Exact recital times will be given out as we get closer to recital weekend. All of our dance classes will perform once during the weekend.
Safer Studio Policy
The Dance Arts Center reserves the right to deliver class content via an online system in the event classes are not able to be conducted live for any reason including, but not limited to: weather, teacher absence, or governmental mandates.
The Dance Arts Center follows the More Than Just Great Dancing Safer Studio Guidelines which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures including:
The Dance Arts Center, LLC agrees not to release any information provided by you to any outside organization without your consent.
We will post weather-related class cancellations on our website, Facebook and Twitter. DanceClasses are NOT always cancelled when school is cancelled due to weather. Please check our website or call the office at 816-233-5442. We also notify local media outlets regarding weather cancellations.
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