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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 Camps Now Available!

We’re implementing social distancing protocols for 2020’s Summer Camps.  Contact us at dancecenter@live.com for more information or register online.  Space is limited!

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How We're Keeping Our Staff & Students Safe

In-studio class participants must adhere to the Dance Center Covid-19 Protocol. All dancers must wear a mask and maintain a distance of 6 feet. Each studio has a maximum capacity of 4-9 dancers. Contact the Dance Center for more information: (314) 821-6663

Dance Center of Kirkwood

(314) 821-6663 | DanceCenter@live.com
10308 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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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.


Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

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.

Tap Dance Archive Productions

The accuracy!! With only 7 different platforms they can also be so clean! Here is the Miller brothers and Lois in Hi-Do-Ho in 1947. Check out more clips on our YouTube channel #tap #dance #tapdance


It takes a lot of Rockette power to pull Santa's sleigh! 💪 🎅 🦌

Adrian Adolph Greenburg

Fred Astaire was born on this day in 1899.
Here with Eleanor Powell in "Broadway Melody of 1940" (1940)
Miss Powell's dress by #Adrian

Mr. Astaire was voted the 19th Greatest Movie Star of all time ... See more


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Susan Newberry

Royal Opera House

He sure gave us a lot of good memories...with much more to come. ❤️🩰

🎉 Happy birthday to Tchaikovsky, born on this day in 1840!

The Russian composer created the music for numerous ballets including The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Here The Royal ... See more

Webster University's Department of Dance

Thanks Webster U. for sharing this video of Miss Jane. ❤️

Sharing some highlights from our Fall 2019 BFA Choreographic Concert, featuring the choreography of our talented graduating class!


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Videos from Class


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)
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!

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Dance Center of Kirkwood
10308 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO, 63122

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