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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?

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Zoom Dance Classes!
Call today to enroll in our ballet, modern, jazz and tap Zoom classes ages 3 - adult. Call us at (314) 821-6663 to learn how you can join a class.


Tune in at 5:00pm as we watch the performances of the Dance Center of Kirkwood competition teams! Feel free to comment as we watch together and share this post with your friends and family.

Webster University's Department of Dance

Congratulations Miss Jane on your last semester at Webster U. And we love your haircut! 🎓💐

This may not be how we wanted to spend the second half of our semester, but we are still able to create work and stay connected with each other! This video includes sections of choreography by our ... See more


How does ballet convey narrative, emotion, and character?

Everything you need to know to watch ballet:


How does ballet convey narrative, emotion, and character?

Everything you need to know to watch ballet:

David Geaney

Just for fun. ☘️

😍Corona Style Collabs - Erin McPolin 😍

Next up is an absolute firecracker, Ms Erin McPolin from Coventry!🙌One of the best dancers out there at the moment, she's unreal! 😍🔥

Belter of ... See more

Dance Quotes

Does everyone know we have on line classes?

Dance the pain away

Rhee Gold's Dance Life

Don’t give up, we’re all in this together. ❤️

"Something will grow from all you are going through. And it will be YOU." ~ Toby Mac


Houston Ballet

Here’s an uplifting piece for our dancers. And you know all of you could do this, right? 🙂

Our HBIIs and Houston Ballet Academy students present “Stay”, inspired by Stanton Welch’s “Play”. Round of applause for these talented young dancers 👏

🎬 edited by HBII EmmaRose ... See more

Steps on Broadway

Hope everyone is healthy!

It’s time to move those happy feet! Andrew Black is teaching today’s #stepsonthego dance experience. Enjoy this taptastic warm-up & combo! #stepsonbroadway

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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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