DREAM WHERE YOU DANCE & DANCE WHERE YOU DREAM
Learn. Create. Inspire.
Columbia and Mid-Missouri’s New PROFESSIONAL CLASSICAL, NEOCLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY
with a Theatrical Emphasis and Pre-Professional Trainee Program
Plus a Pre-Professional Dance Studio Performing Full Themed Shows!
CLASSICAL, NEOCLASSICAL, and CONTEMPORARY BALLET – PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE – CONTEMPORARY – TAP
MODERN – JAZZ – MUSICAL THEATER – COMPANY APPRENTICE & TRAINEE POSITIONS
Ages 3+ ~ Adult Classes ~ Year Round Training Options ~ Professional Dance Company
Company Trainees ~ Summer Intensives ~ Youth America Grand Prix Competition ~ Personal Coaching
Professional Teachers, Dancers, & Choreographers bringing Original Productions and Professional Training to Missouri
Contact Us to Register for our School or Audition for Our Company
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Creating Artists Not Just Dancers
It is our goal to foster a love of the art of dance in our students and encourage them to become their own unique artists no matter what career path they choose to pursue. Dance is much more than linking steps together. There are a multitude of elements that make a person a true artist, and these elements are what we wish to develop in each student as they grow and learn.
Precision Not Perfection
We believe in training dancers to become the best they can be through disciplined study of each dance form. Instead of teaching our dancers to strive for an unattainable goal of perfection, we help them to reach their full potential by focusing on precision and accuracy in their technical understanding and abilities, as well as appreciating the joy they experience and the beauty of the art they create.
Dedicated Training for Each Dancer
Dance is an incredible art form designed for both women and men of all ages in ways that showcase their different styles and strengths. We believe it is important to train both our male and female dancers in such a way that they develop into individual, yet complimentary, paths.
Both male and female dancers will train with each other regularly in all dance forms. Each of these classes are taught with the approach to steps and performance quality that are unique to the male and female dancer.
Each of our classes are dedicated to teaching the elements that are specific to women or men and their respective unique abilities and qualities, such as pointe for female dancers and boy’s jumps and turns for male dancers, which are particularly designed for their physique, muscle strength, and performance style.
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A Healthy, Family Environment
We believe that having a family-oriented environment is important. As Christians, our faith is a central part of who we are and how we live, because we care deeply about honoring God in our work and staying true to our biblically-based values.
This is as an integral part of how we approach running our company and school, as well as the content of our productions, so you can feel comfortable knowing that it is of utmost importance to us to provide a safe, healthy, and appropriate environment for our students and their families.
Just as the physical health and safety of our students, dancers, and faculty are important to us, so is each individual’s mental and emotional health. It is our goal to maintain and foster an encouraging, disciplined, and age-appropriate atmosphere in every aspect of what we do, including our choice of music, content, costumes, attire, and performance and class instruction.
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With over 30 years of combined experience in business and the performing arts, we have first-hand knowledge of what dancers and parents need in a professionally-focused dance school. That is why we include unique offerings throughout the year in order to provide as much well-rounded knowledge of the performing arts industry and the needed preparation to help our dancers succeed.
Some of these offerings include periodic dance photoshoots for various applications, such as intensive audition submissions, as well as individual coaching for events and Youth America Grand Prix, the well-respected International classical and contemporary competition. We will also have special presentations for students and parents to learn the most important aspects of such things as correct pointe shoe fitting, preparation for professional company auditions, on-stage and backstage performance training, stage-makeup tutorials, and more.