1902 Jules Street, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64501



Teaching the art, discipline, and joy of dance for over 34 years.

Registration for Summer Classes is now open! Classes start Tuesday, June 18!


Summer Intensives with guest instructors – Levels 1 and up • Fun Day One Days ages 3 to 7

Ballet/Tap Combo Classes ages 3 to 6 • So You Think You Can Dance 1st through 5th Grades

Tumbling – Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced ages 5 and older

The Greatest Showman Theater Camp ages 7 – 12 • Strength & Stretch, Leaps & Turns

 Contemporary, Jazz, Modern and Ballet with special guest instructors.

Adult Classes

Ballroom  • Tap – Beginning, Intermediate, Generations • Yoga • Jazz & Ballet

Check out our summer classes

DAC 2019 Summer Dance Classes (pdf)


Dance Arts Center Performing Arts Company • DACPAC


DACPAC 2019 – 2020

Congratulations to our DACPAC Team! We are so excited for our new season!  Make sure to get registered for a summer class.  The break down of who is in what competition dance will be emailed out to you soon. 

  • Haley Ames        
  • Olivia Beaver            
  • Chloe Buhman    
  • Elliot DeSchepper 
  • Ali Everett        
  • Jaydaci Garcia-Williams     
  • Ella Ham     
  • Zoey Hawkins
  • Jace Keling           
  • Briley Lindstrom        
  • Mollie Miller             
  • Piper Newey             
  • Avery Pasley    
  • Ella Quick           
  • Brianna Rosenthal         
  • Brynlee Safley 
  • Malia Safely          
  • Kaitlyn Sale         
  • Elina Sherman            
  • Hadlee Shreve             
  • Lily Velezquez          


The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Congratulations to our cast members for our 2020 production of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.   US = Understudy 

  • Peter: Jacob Poet
  • Susan: Sara Poet
  • Edmund: Atticus May 
  • Lucy: Lily Phillips    US – Hadley Blake
  • Professor: TBD 
  • Snowflakes: Gracie Phillips, Reese Hardy, Claire Phillips, Ella Anthony, Jessica Halter, Katie Wise, Lillie Dodge, Mandy Wilson, Alexis Peterson, Sydney Bennett.   US – Claire Cathcart
  • Snow Queen: Brooklynn Bennett
  • Mr. Tumnus: Kyrie Williams
  • Trees: Weston Lindstrom, Reese Hardy, Jessica Halter    US – Carter Shreve
  • Tree Sprites: Hadley Blake, Madison Anderson, Alice Brewka
  • Water Nymphs: Lillie Dodge, Carter Shreve, Sydney Bennett, Raegan Stevens
  • White Deer: Lauren Durkin
  • Centaur: Caleb Keling
  • White Witch: Megan Chiles
  • Turkish Delight: Katie Wise
  • White Reindeer: Raegan Stevens, Claire Cathcart
  • Robin: Gracie Phillips
  • Mr. Beaver: Claire Phillips 
  • Mrs. Beaver: Jessica Halter
  • Maugrim The Wolf: Mandy Wilson
  • Wolves: Sydney Bennett, Lauren Durkin    US – Caleb Keling
  • Reindeer: Lyric Williams-McGuire, Raegan Stevens, Ella Anthony, Claire Cathcart    US – Kyrie Williams
  • Animals: Madison Anderson, Hadley Blake, Nevada Brewka, Hannah McBride, Emmaleigh Dinning, Sophia Fuller
  • Father Christmas: TBD
  • Flowers: Jessica Halter, Reese Hardy, Ella Anthony, Kyrie Williams, Katie Wise, Claire Phillips, Carter Shreve,  Mandy Wilson, Brooklynn Bennett, Lillie Dodge, Claire Cathcart,    US – Lauren Durkin
  • Aslan the Lion: Joseph Pilgram
  • Hags: Lyric Williams-McGuire, Reese Hardy, Brooklynn Bennett, Katie Wise, Alexis Peterson, Claire Phillips US - Carter Shreve


Come Fly Away

Our 2019 Dance Recital was awesome. 

Thanks to all of our graduating seniors, dancers, and parents. Plus, a special THANK YOU to our teachers for their 

great work throughout the year and creative choreography. And thank you to all attended the performances.

Important Dates


Summer Classes

  • Registration

                        Today  thru June 17, 2019

  • Summer Classes

                       June 18 – August 1, 2019

Marla Heeler, Owner/Instructor


Welcome! We hope you will join our dance family. Our curriculum includes:

  • Ballet 
  • Tap
  • Pointe
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Musical Theater
  • Tumbling
  • Hip Hop 

All classes continue to grow and we’re especially excited our ‘Just for Boys’ classes keep getting bigger and stronger every year. 

We have 4 studios specifically designed and constructed for dance. Adult instructors teach 

all classes and are dedicated to help students achieve personal and physical growth in a challenging, positive environment. 

Dance is an athletic art form. It strengthens 

and inspires – physically, mentally, and artistically. Our students learn proper technique, poise, concentration and confidence.

Dance Training = Life Training

We are also proud to continue our ‘Beyond Dance’ program – a free class specially designed for children with physical challenges. 

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