We begin each year of classes in September and conclude in either May or June with our dance recital at the Kansas City Music Hall. Our annual sessions consist of 36 weeks; 32 dance weeks which are divided into four 8-week quarters and 4 additional vacation weeks. We also offer a 7-week summer dance session in June and July, technique classes in June and July and summer dance workshops in August. Online enrollment for our summer session is still open for select classes and workshops. Online enrollment for our 2018-2019 dance year will open at the end of July.
Weekly classes are offered for 3-year-olds through 12th graders.
Adult dance classes (age 21 and over) are offered several times throughout the year.
For your convenience, all enrollment is completed online. New students may enroll for classes by clicking Account Access at the top of this page. Follow the instructions for creating a new account and then enroll for desired classes. Returning students simply need to log into their existing account to enroll for all classes. Once you have enrolled your child in a class, you will receive an email that says your enrollment is pending. This is simply to ensure that the dancer has been placed in the correct class. Next, you will receive a confirmation email. You may then make your online payment. A student is considered enrolled when tuition is received. Payments may be made either through our secure online bill pay system with a credit card or in person with cash. DSOD no longer accepts checks. Classes may not be reserved over the phone. NOTE: PLEASE ADD THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESSES TO YOUR CONTACTS TO AVOID HAVING OUR EMAILS GO TO YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER: [email protected]
Our dance year is divided into four 8-week quarters beginning in September and ending in May or June.
Tuition is paid 4 times a year at the beginning of each quarter.
Tuition for 1 Class $122.00 per quarter
Tuition for 2 Classes $228.00 per quarter
Tuition for 3 Classes $326.00 per quarter
Tuition for 4 Classes $420.00 per quarter
Tuition for 5 Classes $510.00 per quarter
Tuition for 6 Classes $595.00 per quarter
Tuition for 7 Classes $675.00 per quarter
Tuition for 8 Classes $745.00 per quarter
Tuition for Pointe $61.00 per quarter
Refunds are not given for missed classes. Make up classes are offered for all classes except hip hop. A student is considered enrolled when tuition payment has been received. Payments may be made either through our online bill pay system with a credit card or in person with cash. DSOD no longer accepts checks. Classes may not be reserved over the phone.
Combination classes for 3-year-olds - 3rd graders include tap, ballet, jazz and acrobatics.
Combination classes for 4th - 12th graders include tap and jazz.
Family and friends are invited to observe class the first week of each month. Please refrain from letting your younger children run around the studio and/or on the mats during class as it’s disruptive to the dancers and teachers. There is no Parents' Week in December or May to accommodate rehearsals. Family and friends are welcome to view and hear class through the lobby doors during all other weeks.
Dance attire and shoes may be purchased at many department stores, including:
512 NW Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
We ask that all dance shoes be labeled with dancer's full name.
Shoes with no name on them will be labeled by DSOD.
3-Year-Olds - 3rd Graders: Black tap shoes, black ballet shoes
4th - 5th Graders: Black tap shoes and either black ballet shoes or black jazz shoes
6th - 8th Graders: Black tap shoes, black jazz shoes
9th Graders: Black tap shoes, black jazz shoes, tan jazz shoes
10th - 12th Graders: 2 pairs of tan heel tap shoes, black flat tap shoes, black & tan jazz shoes
4th - 12th Grade Saturday Ballet Students: Pink ballet shoes
2nd - 12th Grade Hip Hop Students: Sneakers, high tops or jazz shoes. No open-toe shoes.
Acceptable attire for combination and jazz classes includes leotards, tights, dance tops, dance pants, dance shorts and dance skirts. These items may be any color for classes; however, 3-year-olds - 6th graders are required to have a black leotard (camisole leotard preferred) for the Christmas program and the dance recital. Dance tights are required for all classes in white, suntan, black or pink. Bare legs are not allowed. Street clothes are not allowed.
Acceptable attire for ballet class includes a black leotard and pink tights. Hair must be worn in a bun. Ballet skirts are acceptable. Students are required to purchase a ballet leotard from DSOD. Details are given in class in September. Black, white and beige tights are not allowed. Shorts, pants and t-shirts are not allowed. No jewelry please.
Acceptable attire for hip hop classes includes dance tops, t-shirts, dance pants, sweats and shorts. Bare legs are not allowed.
DSOD presents a dance recital every year at the Kansas City Music Hall. Our 2019 recital dates are May 17th and May 18th, 2019. Our recital is professionally taped and is available for purchase; you may also take as many photos and as much video as you like on your own. Our recital is divided into 2 separate shows; one for our younger students (3-year-olds - 3rd graders) and one for our older students (4th - 12th graders.) General recital/costume fees are billed in February. Hip Hop recital/costume fees are billed towards the end of March. See “Recital General Information” under “General Info” for details.
Join us each summer for a fun and exciting 7-week dance session. 1-hour dance classes are offered on Tuesdays in June and July for 3-year-olds - 12th graders. 1-hour technique classes are offered on Mondays in June and July for 6th - 12th graders. DSOD offers summer student workshops in August, which include a 3-day intensive for 6th - 12th graders and a 2-day intensive for 1st - 5th graders. We also feature a 1-day adult dance workshop in August for those 21 and older. Online enrollment for our 2018 summer session is still open for select classes and workshops. See “Summer Dance Program” under “General Info” for details.
Yes, discounts are offered to families with more than one child dancing and to families who have a child taking multiple classes. Please see Enrollment Information under General Info for tuition rates and details. Family discounts are not offered for any of our specialty classes, including summer technique classes, summer workshops, adult workshops and hip hop classes.