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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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The Greek Kitchen

HELLO GREEK FOODIES! We’re finalists in the Sauce Readers’ Choice poll! Please vote for us on all 3 social media platforms.! Thank you.

The Greek Kitchen

IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR GREEK ON! This Saturday night's dinner special for 4/13/19 will be Lisa's amazing stuffed cabbage rolls. They rest on rice pilaf and topped with velvety avgolemono sauce and ... See more

The Greek Kitchen

HELLO GREEK FOODIES! We’re finalists in the Sauce Readers’ Choice poll! Please vote for us on all 3 social media platforms.! Thank you.


The preparation for a pointe solo is quite a process (love the Mickey 🎧), but worth it when Em gave a sweet performance this past weekend at the Elite Dance Cup and brought home the top Elite Gold ... See more

The Greek Kitchen

HELLO LOVERS OF AUTHENTIC GREEK CUISINE! Back by popular demand this Saturday night 4/6 is our favorite belly dancer Melissa and a traditional Greek dish, Beef Stifado. Tender meat slow cooked in a ... See more

National Dance Week St. Louis

Wondering when your favorite companies are performing? We've got answers! Don't miss the big day! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27 at 12:00p.m. Remember, National Dance Week 2019! is free ... See more

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Dance Center of Kirkwood
10308 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO, 63122

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