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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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What’s New?

The latest from the Dance Center of Kirkwood Facebook Page.

Photos from Dance Center of Kirkwood's post

Thanks to the Dance Center competition dancers who performed for friends and family tonight.

Saint Louis Ballet

#BalletBeyondBorders at The Grandel Mar 1-2. All new ballets by a wide range of choreographers inspired by their birthplaces or those of their ancestors with themes of diversity, servitude, ... See more

Hillary Klug

Just for fun....Thanks Kim Miller!

Y'all!! This is where I learned to dance!
Legendary buck dancer, Thomas Maupin

Dance Channel TV

Top 5 Dancers of Contemporary Dance in the 20th Century.


Great tapping by Miss Wendy

A short paddle exercise for the evening. #tapdance #hoofer #practice #everyday


Check it out! Here are some clips from our live show at The Stage At KDHX. Please share. moSTLy TAP is currently booking dates for 2019 shows!



Imported from immigrants, but assembled in America. The fascinating history of tap dancing.

Diply Facts

Wow..Who knew?

Did you know how much work went into pointe shoes?

Credit: Freed of London and http://www.freedoflondon.com/

The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum

Fitness takes center stage when the Dance Center of Kirkwood presents The Nutcracker at The Magic House on Friday, January 4 for Fit Kid: Free Kid, sponsored by St. Louis Children's Hospital! ... See more

Photos from Dance Center of Kirkwood's post

Thank-you to our dancers, the men, the parents, the crew, and everyone who volunteered with this year‘s Nutcracker Ballet! We are so grateful.

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Dance Center of Kirkwood
10308 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO, 63122

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