Summer Dance Studio
Ages 10-18
June 5-July 12

Summer 2023 Dance Studio

Let’s stay accountable together this summer by participating in the First Act Dance Studio’s Summer Dance Session! Offered on Mondays and Wednesdays over a 6-week period (June 5-12), these one-hour classes will range from beginner to advanced dance classes. There is something for everyone! Classes are available for ages 10-18.

All classes are $120 for 6 weeks (Advanced Jazz is $180 due to a longer class time).

$10 Early Bird Discount available for enrollment by March 15th.

We hope you will all make plans to dance this summer with First Act!

First Act Dance Studio Location –
6800 West 153rd Street,
Overland Park, KS 66223

Teacher: TBA

Ballet is the foundation of all dance and at First Act Dance Studio, we have fun with ballet! Dancers will learn classical ballet technique in the traditional class format while learning how to apply this technique in all types of dance. Focuses will include proper alignment, turn out, increasing flexibility, developing a proper pointe, muscle control, positions of feet and arms, balance, ballet vocabulary and French terminology.

Teacher: TBA

This ballet class will move at a fast pace while focusing on intermediate level technique.

Placement: You must have completed a full year in any Level 2 (Ages 12-18) class.

Teacher: Amy Carson

Dancers will learn to develop strength, flexibility and coordination while continuing to work toward more complex dance and performance skills. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique, stamina, jazz styles, musicality, and performance within Musical Theatre.

Teacher: Amy Carson

Jazz Dance is based on the techniques of ballet, modern, and is always fun for any dancer at any level! Dancers will continue to develop strength, flexibility and coordination with each level of our jazz classes while continuing to work toward more complex dance and performance skills. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique, stamina, jazz styles, musicality, and performance. With each level, classes will move at a faster pace with more content added to their repertoire than the level prior. You must have completed a full year in any Level 2 (Ages 12-18) class.

Teacher: April Okken

Jazz Dance is based on the techniques of ballet, modern, and is always fun for any dancer at any level! Dancers will continue to develop strength, flexibility and coordination with each level of our jazz classes while continuing to work toward more complex dance and performance skills. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique, stamina, jazz styles, musicality, and performance. With each level, classes will move at a faster pace with more content added to their repertoire than the level prior. You must have completed a full year in any Level 2 (Ages 12-18) class.

Teacher: Amy Carson

This is a beginning level class that is designed to continue with more complex tap skills and performance value. The focus will be endurance, skill, core, and tap technique. This class will be working on combinations and short dance pieces to enhance performance skills as well as characterization that fits with Musical Theatre tap.

Teacher: Amy Carson

This fun and challenging form of dance promotes a combination of rhythm, timing, and coordination. Dancers will continue to develop strength, flexibility and coordination at an appropriate level working on more complex dance skills. Students will develop musicality through various exercises and combinations. All of our tap classes emphasize proper technique, stamina, tap styles, performance, clear taps, and appropriate speed. With each level, classes will move at a faster pace with more content added to their repertoire than the level prior.

Teacher: April Okken

This fun and challenging form of dance promotes a combination of rhythm, timing, and coordination. Dancers will continue to develop strength, flexibility and coordination at an appropriate level working on more complex dance skills. Students will develop musicality through various exercises and combinations. All of our tap classes emphasize proper technique, stamina, tap styles, performance, clear taps, and appropriate speed. With each level, classes will move at a faster pace with more content added to their repertoire than the level prior.

Teacher: Hope Williams

Center yourself with this reflective stretch experience. Students will work on deep stretches, moving with their breath through across-the-floor/center work, and meditative prayer during this class. This is for those who desire to refine their connection with their body and spirit

Teacher: Hope Williams

This class will focus on developing creative performance work along with an introduction to musically inspired choreographic forms. Students will work with compositional elements of space, time, and energy to create movement as individuals and in groups.

Teacher: Hope Williams

Musical Theatre Dance is not just a single type of dance, it is a combination of multiple forms of dances rooted in Broadway musicals. Because of this, the class will focus on learning choreography and dance for the theater! If you have ever wanted to know what a choreographer is looking for when planning dances for a show, this is a great class to learn!