The First Act KC Dance Company is a select group of dancers who represent the First Act Theatre Arts Dance Studio out in the community and at specialized dance performances. Students audition for the group during the fall semester. Rehearsals are held in the winter and spring, and the group begins performing during the spring semester.

Dance Company Requirements:

  • Any level of dancer!
  • Must be taking a dance class at First Act in the style they want to do in Company
  • Must be enrolled in a Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Dance Class
  • Must be enrolled in a Ballet class with First Act or able to take at least two of the Saturday Ballet workshops that are offered in the fall and spring.
  • Must be ages 12-18 (must turn 12 by January 1, 2024).


Company tuition of $350 will be assessed to those selected. A $400 Company fee will be required to cover costumes, conventions, etc. There will also be additional cost for travel to and from any Dance Company events. 

2023-2024 Dance Company

Leader: Liz Watkins

Teachers: Amy Carson, April Okken & Hope Williams

Audrey Poling
Ceci Sellers
Emily LaBarge
Gennie Poling
Harper Ward
Jolee Tindle
Joy Dee
Katelyn Wilkins
Kathleen Okken
Lizzie Cure
Maddie Cure
Maggie Weiss
Marie Orrison
Shea Coselmon
Tatum McGinness Wood

Project Dance 2024

We will be going to Project Dance in April of 2024 in New York! More info on this coming soon!

Upcoming Performances

February 3, 2024 – Performance at Culture House Stage & Studio at the Oak Park Mall