The Dance Arts Center 2019 Recital logo – Come Fly Away

2019 Recital Tickets on sale now!

See show times and  show order on our RECITAL page.

Purchase 'Come Fly Away' Tickets

Registration for Summer Classes is now open!


We've got some great new classes and awesome guest instructors this summer!

Check out our summer classes

Important Dates



  • May 27, 2019 – Recital Staging Rehearsals begin at Missouri Theater
  • June 1 - 2 – Dress Rehearsals
  • June 7 - 7:00 PM – Senior and DACPAC show
  • June 8 - 10:00 AM – Combo Class/Just for Boys Show
  • June 8 - 6:00 PM – Seniors and Class Level 3 and up Show
  • June 9 - 1:00 PM – Beginning Ballet/Tap, Pre-Ballet/Tap – Level 2 Classes and Level 3 and up Classes, Father/Daughter Dance

Summer Classes

  • Registration

                        April 29 thru June 17, 2019

  • Summer Classes

                       June 18 – August 1, 2019

DACPAC Auditions

  • June 11

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Auditions

  • June 12 – 13, 2019

Recital Costumes


Check out all the costumes for our 2019 Recital. They're incredible! We've got 3 great shows plus our Senior and DACPAC show. 

Each costume comes with a pair of tights and any accessories needed for your dancer's recital piece.  You will need to keep track of your tights and all of the costume pieces. Please make sure your dancer’s name is written in their costume, accessories, tights and shoes.


Costume Care

To release wrinkles, hang the costume in a bathroom after a hot shower: the steam will help to release any wrinkles. Do NOT iron costumes as the heat may ruin some of the materials. And do NOT wash costumes in your washing machine.  

Dancers should never eat while they are wearing their costume; this includes dress rehearsal. 

Dancers should only drink water while they have their costume on.  

Hair and Make-up

Combo dancers and dancers who do not wear makeup on a regular basis will need minimal 

make-up for the recital.  The bright lights wash out dancers’ faces.  All other dancers should wear their makeup darker than everyday wear.  You do not need makeup for dress rehearsal. 

See all Recital Costumes

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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