Discover Dance Kaleidoscope School

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Looking for a well-rounded, fun, and supportive dance education for your child? Or looking to start (or get back into) dancing yourself? Come dance with us!

Sign up today for classes! We offer ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop and Pilates and serve ages 3 to adult.

Our instructors are professional dancers with the Dance Kaleidoscope company and have all the expertise needed to inspire the love of dance.


Join us at an Open House July 16, 1-3 PM or August 28, 1-3 PM. 
This event is free and is a great time to meet our instructors, tour the space and find out why Dance Kaleidoscope is great place to discover and experience dance. 

PLEASE NOTE:  We have a new location and are no longer on the Butler Campus. Our new studio is located 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Suite D5

Summer 2022           Fall 2022        Adult Classes

 Does your child love to dance and perform?  Consider our Ensemble Program that gives your dancer the opportunity to learn choreography and provides multiple performance opportunities throughout the year at festivals like Penrod, senior centers and during special studio events.  Plus Ensemble students get to share the stage with Dance Kaleidoscope at the Indiana Repertory Theater during the 22-23 Season.

There are three Ensembles for ages 8+ — Ballet, 2 levels, Jazz and Hip Hop. Students in the Ensemble Program are required to take at least one additional class in the same genre. 

Consider joining one of our Dance Ensembles. The audition is a no pressure experience and is free. Auditions are not required for the Hip Hop Ensemble.
Audition date: August 23.
Ballet for both levels 5:30-6:00 PM
Jazz 6:00-6:30 PM
Modern 6:30-7:00 PM
 

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About Our Dance Program
Dance is meant to be shared, and we will share your student’s progress with you along the way.

During your students last class before the December break, we will celebrate your student with an informal performance. Families will be invited into the studio to see their student demonstrate and share their progress. After the 2022-23 class season ends in May, we will celebrate again with a year end recital on May 20.

Class Descriptions
Ballet
- The foundation of all dance forms, this beautiful and demanding technique is a necessity for all young, aspiring dance students. Ballet classes are offered for beginning through advanced level dancers.

Jazz - Combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. Our jazz classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and style with an emphasis on proper technique, alignment and movement quality. Set to jazz, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and fun for all ages.

Hip Hop - Do you have a kid who likes to move? Hip Hop is upbeat, helps instill rhythm and helps young dancers develop muscle memory.

Modern - Learn new ways to move! This class is a great introduction to modern dance for your ballet students, including shifting the weight through space and musicality. (At least 4 years dance training suggested.)                    

Leaps & Turns - Every dancer benefits from learning how to perfect leaps and turns whether you are in ballet, jazz or lyrical. This is a great class to add on to your schedule because it will help your dancers grow and become more confident.

Tap - Classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. 

Creative Movement - This could be called My First Dance Class! Creative Movement is a joyful way for your little one to explore movement through music and dance and also develop motor skills, rhythmic awareness, coordination, all while learning in a social and interactive environment. 

Musical Theater - This jazz-based class is filled with Broadway styles of dance and music. Students will work on performance skills and expression.

Meet Our Instructors

Heather Gum, an Indianapolis native, grew up training and teaching at Dance Magic Performing Arts Center. Over the years she has had the opportunity to perform in many ballets in and around the Indianapolis area. Heather attended Anderson University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design and Minor in Dance Performance.

Liberty-Harris-headshot-webLiberty Harris was a Dance Kaleidoscope company dancer for fifteen years. In that time she realized her passion and gift for teaching and leading education programs. Liberty is Dance Kaleidocopes Rehearsal Director and the Director of Education as well as an instructor.  She has taught for studios all over Indianapolis and is grateful for the opportunity to share her passion for dance with younger generations.

Paige Robinson headshot webPaige Robinson grew up dancing in the Chicago area, studying primarily at Dance Center Evanston, Chicago Ballet Arts, and Giordano Dance Center. She was a scholarship dancer at Lou Conte Dance Studio under Claire Bataille in 2013. Following high school, Paige spent two years in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. She then performed and toured with Eugene Ballet Company under Toni Pimble’s direction. While living in Oregon she also danced with Polaris Dance Theatre in Portland, and participated in Northwest Dance Project’s LAUNCH: 10 project, working under Sarah Slipper and Lucas Crandall. Other training includes Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and The Martha Graham School. She has completed Pilates instructor training and now teaches Pilates in the Indianapolis area. She is also one of the instructors at the DK School and loves imparting the joy of dance in students of all ages. Our 2022-23 season is Paige’s 8th with Dance Kaleidoscope. 

Daniella SibleyDaniella Sibley is from Las Vegas, NV where she trained at The Dance Zone for several years focusing on a wide variety of styles, and studied with a wide variety of choreographers like Jenn Freeman, Matt Luck, and Kayla Kalbfleish. She attended Cincinnati Ballet’s summer intensives during the summers of 2016-2018. During her high school years, she attended Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, majoring in dance and exploring new styles of dance and beginning to choreograph. Daniella is currently a student at Butler University, studying biology, dance, education, neuroscience, and diverse learning. 

Manuel Valdes headshot webManuel Valdes began gymnastics training at the age of five in Dallas, TX, and continued as a competitive gymnast for 12 years. He began dancing at Dallas Black Dance Theater and went on to receive his BFA of Modern Dance Performance from the University of Oklahoma under the direction of Austin Hartel and Roxanne Lyst. While performing with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, he not only had the pleasure of performing works by his professors, but also Ilya Kozadayev, Sonia Dawkins, Raimondo Rebeck, Jose Limón, and Alvin Ailey. Manuel has attended intensives with Paul Taylor American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BODYTRAFFIC and SALT. He is forever grateful for all the love and support from friends and family. Our 2021-22 season is Manuel's 5th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

 

 

 

COVID-19 Policies 

June 28, 2022

Masks will no longer be required but we will encourage safety measures such as regular hand washing and social distancing when possible.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us.

All staff are vaccinated. 

  • Hand santizer is used at the door upon entering.
  • Children have crates to store their belongings which are sanitized between each use.
  • We employ additional assistants to help manage students in the studio and throughout the building.
  • Intensive cleaning proceedures are in place.

A reminder for parents and care givers:

  • Children should be in their dancewear when they arrive. Individual containers are provided for personal items.
  • Students should bring their own water bottle 
  • Students who have been quarantined from school due to possible exposure cannot take dance classes during their quarantine period.

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