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The Dance Center of Kirkwood demonstrates excellence in the teaching of 
ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance – from preschool to adult levels.


Summer Dance Classes

Register early to secure your spot in this summer’s dance camps & summer session!  Learn more and register online >


Our Values

At the Dance Center of Kirkwood, we strive to create an environment that promotes character and focuses on our dancer’s technique.

Classes for All Ages

Our Junior classes can accommodate students as young as 3-4 and we also offer Adult Classes.  Please contact us to come for a visit and join us in a trial class.

Experienced Instructors

Our students receive superior training from our instructors to help them grow.  Many of our students have gone on to win numerous awards in local competitions.

Stage Performances

Our school allows our students to showcase their skills in a full-scale annual production of The Nutcracker as well as in public events throughout the year.

Dance Center of Kirkwood

(314) 821-6663 | DanceCenter@live.com
10308 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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About the Dance Center of Kirkwood

Kathleen Massot

Kathy, owner of the Dance Center of Kirkwood, has an extensive background in performance and teaching. As a young girl, she performed in the children’s chorus of the St. Louis Municipal Opera. Kathy then performed with the St. Louis Civic Ballet for 9 years and was a guest artist at the International Festival of Youth Orchestration in Aberdeen, Scotland. She also performed at the Saddlers Wells Theatre in London, England. Kathy then attended the National Academy of Arts and danced professionally with The National Ballet of Illinois. After moving to New York City, Kathy danced with the Leon Felder Dance Company.

She performed with the Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, and soon became their co-rehearsal director as well. While in Laura Dean’s company, Kathy taught at the University of Iowa and at the University of California.

In 1987, Kathy performed in the AIDS benefit at the Lincoln Center with Master of Ceremonies, Mikhail Baryshnikov. This benefit was organized by Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins. For three summers, she performed at the American Dance Festival at Duke University in North Carolina. Kathy performed throughout the United States in many theaters, including City Center, The Joyce Theatre, and The Lincoln Center. She also performed throughout Europe with a total of three extensive tours.

Kathy teaches ballet, pointe, tap, and jazz at the Dance Center of Kirkwood, and her dancers have won many awards in local competitions. She has also won Best Choreographer Awards. Her students were chosen to perform in Dance St. Louis Spring Festival at the Edison Theatre for three years. She has taken choreographic composition classes at Webster University. Kathy was also a docent for the Educational Impact program for Dance St. Louis.

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Air France provides new entertainment by Ballet Opera de Paris for the pasangers from Shanghai/Paris 🙂
Retour de la tournée en Asie AF 117 Shanghai/Paris.
"Le Lac des cygnes Лебединое ... See more


Congratulations Emma for winning your blue diamond award and 2nd Place overall at the National Competition! We’re so proud of you.

Many thanks to Miss Kathy and the Dance Center of Kirkwood for a great competition season! So much hard work but it pays off—Emma danced at her first national last weekend and her Raymonda ... See more


Let’s keep the St. Louis Blues love going! Grand battements and Gloria, anyone?? #ballerinaslovehockey #ballet3lovesblues


At this “pointe”, Ballet 2 has two thoughts on their minds: DCOK recital next week and of course, the St. Louis Blues!! #LGB #playgloria


Ballet 3 is doing their plies to “Gloria” tonight! Let’s go Blues!!!

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They had a great year, so sad it’s over! Well done dancers!


It was a great year for competitions. This was the last for the season!

Timeline Photos

Come have lots of fun at our Funky Hip Hop Camp. June 3 thru June 6.

Camps | Dance Center of Kirkwood

Did you know that the Dance Center offers summer camps? From beginning dancers to advanced, there is something for everyone! Click on the link below to see the dates, times, and details for each camp!

Summer Camps Dance Through Summer 2019 With Dance Center Of Kirkwood Reserve Your Place Now For These Unique Summer Dance Camps All competition members and company members that have completed the ... See more

Dance St. Louis

SPRING TO DANCE 2019 ticket time! Dance St. Louis and Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center are pleased to announce the line-up for the 12th Annual Emerson Spring to Dance® Festival. ... See more

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Dance Center of Kirkwood
10308 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO, 63122

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