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Dance Center of Kirkwood website!

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

NOW AVAILABLE!

Fall Dance Classes

Join us for the 2019 – 2020 fall and winter dance season!
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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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What’s New?

The latest from the Dance Center of Kirkwood Facebook Page.

08/09/2019
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The day you’ve been waiting for is almost here:
On Mon, Sept 9 at noon you can purchase tickets for Ailey's New York City Center season online, at the box office, or by calling CityTix: ... See more

08/09/2019
Science confirms: Dancing makes you happy

When we dance our brain releases endorphins, neurotransmitters that create a feeling of comfort, relaxation, fun and power, so dancing makes us happy.

07/09/2019

“Wondrous World” is off to a
great start!

06/09/2019
Avant Garde Music

I posted this for The Dance 6 tap/jazz classes in the Spring Performance. This song that Miss Wendy picked for your class is about 60 years old! What a great song and great musicians performing it!

George Benson - On Broadway
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Guitar, Vocals - George Benson
Bass - Stanley Banks
Drums - Bubba Bryant
Guitar, Backing Vocals - Michael O'Neil
Piano - David Garfield ... See more

05/09/2019
Timeline Photos

Thanks @ruthtichy for sharing this #backtostudio pic! We are so excited to see our DCOK dancers back in class this week!

05/09/2019
Chicago Human Rhythm Project

What a coincidence that’s how we mop our floors too.😉

A final mop of the floors after a successful RHYTHM WORLD 29! We still can't stop dancing (as you can see)!

Missing #RhythmWorld already? Don't worry — we have so many pictures and videos we'll ... See more

05/09/2019
Breaking Barriers in Ballet: Misty Copeland Set to Receive Trailblazer Award

Misty Copeland had the world of ballet standing still, when she made history as the first Black female principal dancer to the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2015, just months after ... See more

05/09/2019
Leah

I am very PROUD to present my pre-professional tap dance company: Reverb Tap Dance Company in Hamilton: An American Musical: Tap'd Out! A tap dance music video. Please feel free to share!

Like many ... See more

04/09/2019
Association of International Dance Teachers

Another beautiful video from Dmitry Akimenko 📌

04/09/2019
Quotes for Dancers

Welcome back to the studio for the start of the 2019-2020 season!

Forget your troubles and dance. 🙂

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Events

Fall Dance Season
September 3, 2019 through June 20, 2020
Classes Begin Saturday, September 3, 2019
Halloween Week
October 24 through 30, 2019
Studio Closed on Halloween (Oct. 31, 2019)
Thanksgiving
Studio Closed November 28, 2019
(Classes Resume Friday, November, 29)
Holiday Class Performances
December 6 through 12, 2019
Holiday Break
Studio Closed December 12, 2019 through January 1, 2020
(Classes Resume Thursday, January 2, 2020)
Memorial Day
Studio Closed May 25, 2020
(Classes Resume Tuesday, May 26, 2020)
Spring Performance Dress Rehearsals
June 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2020
(Chaminade High School Theater)
2019 Spring Performance
June 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2020
(Chaminade High School Theater)
2020 Summer Camps and Intensives
June through August . . . For ALL Ages!
2020 Summer Dance Season
July 6 through August 15, 2020
We Prorate For Summer Vacations!

Events

Fall Dance Season
September 3, 2019 through June 20, 2020
Classes Begin Saturday, September 3, 2019
Memorial Day
Studio Closed May 25, 2020
(Classes Resume Tuesday, May 26, 2020)
Halloween Week
October 24 through 30, 2019
Studio Closed on Halloween (Oct. 31, 2019)
Spring Performance Dress Rehearsals
June 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2020
(Chaminade High School Theater)
Thanksgiving
Studio Closed November 28, 2019
(Classes Resume Friday, November, 29)
2019 Spring Performance
June 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2020
(Chaminade High School Theater)
Holiday Class Performances
December 6 through 12, 2019
2020 Summer Camps and Intensives
June through August . . . For ALL Ages!
Holiday Break
Studio Closed December 12, 2019 through January 1, 2020
(Classes Resume Thursday, January 2, 2020)
2020 Summer Dance Season
July 6 through August 15, 2020
We Prorate For Summer Vacations!

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Dance Center of Kirkwood
10308 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO, 63122

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