3 Dance Studios with Top-Notch Teachers


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images

Growing up taking dance classes gives kids so many health benefits that will help down the road. I spent my own youth at one of these studios on the list and credit the incredible instructors for my posture, confidence, breath control, balance and flexibility that help me today in other fitness and daily activities. It's a wonderful thing for a child to feel in-tune with their body and proud of the beauty they can create from practice and dedication.

Here are some of our favorite dance studios with instructors who are knowledgable, patient and kind.

1. Heart of America Dance Centre | Lee's Summit

From Heart of America Dance Centre:

Our all-brick building was built in 1920 and boasts 11,000 square feet.

This charming, unique space includes:

  • 5 studios
  • 220 Dance Central (our own dance shop)
  • Parent’s retreat area
  • Children’s play area
  • Break area for dancer

The studio is surrounded by wonderful local shops and restaurants. A parking lot is located directly north of the building with an additional parking garage located adjacent to City Hall.

2. Danceworks Conservatory | Kansas City

From Danceworks Conservatory:

The standards of our studio are the highest. Our qualified professional teachers have studied with the finest artists in the world. The Conservatory’s environment is disciplined, orderly, dedicated, energetic and caring. It is our objective to develop grace and self-esteem in children and to inspire enthusiasm and a sense of well-being for all – no matter what their aspirations – through a healthy and challenging art form.

DanceWorks Conservatory, a dance studio in Kansas City, has offered classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop and more for over 25 years. All classes are taught by highly-qualified professionals with the experience and dedication to guide, inspire and nurture all students in their dance training.

3. Dancerz Unlimited | Prairie Village + Overland Park

From Dancerz Unlimited:

Each of our locations boasts two professionally created studio rooms. Our flooring is either a Marley composite flooring made for dancers or a hard wood floor perfect for tappers! With each studio also containing a window to the waiting area, parents are able to view their child's progress without interrupting the class. For our tumbling classes, we have gymnastics quality mats and aids to give our tumblers a safe space to flip and roll.

Beyond all of the self-confidence and health benefits of dance classes for children, it also gives them a place to express themselves, make friends and have fun. It's a place where they get to be active and away from screens or sitting at a desk, and it gives them a place to connect with likeminded kids outside of their classroom.

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