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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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We still have tickets left for the Nutcracker Ballet next weekend Dec. 15 & 16 @ 1 pm & 6 pm at the Robert Reim Theater in Kirkwood Park. Here are some more rehearsal photos.

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Today was Act I dress rehearsal. Don’t forget to buy your tickets for Dec. 15 & 16 @ 1 & 6 pm. AND the cast will perform @ the St. Louis Art Museum Dec. 8 @ noon.

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Happy Thanksgiving to our dancers and families. Don’t forget to order Nutcracker tickets. The cast will also perform parts of Act 2 at the St. Louis Art Museum on Dec. 8th. For more information ... See more

Big Muddy Dance Company explores haunted tale of Lemp mansion in new production

A historic mansion in St. Louis’ Benton Park neighborhood carries a grim story. The Lemp Mansion belonged to a family of prominent brewers in the region –

Clayton Chiropractic Center

This seasons The Healthy Dancer talks about Achilles Tendonitis. They have been sent out to all the studios, let me know if I missed yours.


Classes this evening have been canceled due to inclement weather.

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Tickets for the Nutcracker Ballet on sale now call 314-821-6663 for more information. Dates are Dec. 15 & 16 at 1 & 6 pm. Here are photos of Dustin, Ruth, Brenna, & Andrew.

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Dance Center of Kirkwood
10308 Manchester Road
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