Great Dance Arts Center gift ideas for Christmas!

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and Jackets for sale.
Dance Arts Center T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Fleece Sherpa, joggers and sweatpants for sale.

Order by Friday, November 15 to receive in time for Christmas giving.

Dance Arts Center bow, scrunchie, stadium blanket and backpack for sale.


photo of Marla Heeler, The Dance Arts Center owner and instructor

We’re so excited to start our 35th 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: 

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

We also have specialty classes like Leaps & Turns, Strength & Stretch. This season we’ve added Flamenco 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

Important Dates


July 29

Dance Class Registration begins online.

August 26 

Dance classes begin.

September 2

Labor Day [No classes]

October 9

5% Discount if Costume Fees are paid in full.

October 31

Halloween [No Classes]

November 27 - December 1

Thanksgiving [No classes]

December 9

Costume Fees must be paid in full.

December 23 - January 5

Winter break [No classes]

March 7 – 8

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

performances at the Historic Missouri Theater

March 16 - 22

Spring break [No classes]

May 25

Recital Staging Rehearsals begin at the Missouri Theater

June 6 – 7

Recital Dress Rehearsals at the Missouri Theater

June 13 – 14

2020 Dance Recital at the Missouri Theater

2020 Recital

2020 Dance Recital

Recital Dates 

The Dance Arts Center annual recital will be held June 13 – 14, 2020. Students showcase their talents at our annual recital. Our Senior Showcase will be June 12. 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.


Recital Rehearsals 

Staging rehearsals are held at the Missouri Theater beginning Memorial Day, May 25. 

Dress Rehearsals will be Saturday, 

June 6 and Sunday, June 7. Dancers are required to attend dress rehearsals. 

Parents are asked to attend 

both staging and dress 


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