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Classes run through June 4, 2022. Registration is ongoing through April 9.  After April 9, please register for summer progams.  Our Fall 2022 schedule will be available soon.  

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Discover Dance Kaleidoscope Studios
Dance Kaleidoscope opened the doors of its own studio in August 2020. Indiana’s longest running professional contemporary dance company now after 49 years, has a home of its own. 

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

Classes Offered

COVID-19 Policies 
March 28, 2022

After spring break, masks will no longer be required but we will still 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 fully 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. They will have individual containers to store non-dance personal items.
  • Students should bring their own water bottle to class
  • All students who have been quarantined from school due to possible exposure cannot take in-studio classes during their quarantine period.

 

How to Register for classes:
• Regisiter online by clicking the box above (best)
• Call 317.419.2380
• Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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DK Ensembles give your dancer the opportunity to learn choreography and provides multiple performance opportunities throughout the community such as art/cultural festivals, senior centers, schools, libraries and Dance Kaleidoscope public performances. In addition, ensemble members will be part of studio showcase performances in May.  

There are three Ensembles for ages 8+ — Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop
The Junior Ensemble is for ages 6-8 and is ballet and jazz focused.

Students in the Ensemble Classes are required to take at least one additional class in the same genre. Participation in the DK Ensembles is an additional commitment for students and families. If family schedules are not flexible, this opportunity may not be a good fit for your child. 

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 2021-22 class season ends in May, we will celebrate again. We’ll convert our studios into a black box theatre for your student to experience the studio stage with lights and a supportive audience and of course punch and cookies afterward!

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

Natalie headshot smNatalie Clevenger, originally from Mooresville, IN, began her dance training at The Dance Refinery in Indianapolis, where she competed throughout the United States. In the fall of 2018, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in dance and a minor in Japanese. Upon graduation, Natalie received the Gertrude Shurr award for modern dance. Her repertoire includes works from Bella Lewitsky, Ohad Naharin, Billy Larson, James Clouser and other UA Dance faculty. While in college, Natalie performed as a soloist for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s Festival of Carols at the Palladium. She also performed as a soloist in the Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival with the newly-founded contemporary dance company, Hawkins Dance, in Tucson, AZ. Our 2021-22 season is Natalie's 3rd with DK.

Heather Gum webHeather 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 DK company dancer for fifteen years. In that time she realized her passion and gift for teaching DK repertory, and for leading DK education programs. In her current position, she is in the Dance Kaleidoscope Studios at CCIC with the company each day teaching and coaching the dancers as they rehearse. Liberty also helps shape and run DK’s education outreach programs, and the DK Kids public dance classes. Liberty is thankful for this position to help take DK to new heights and 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. Our 2021-22 season is Paige’s 7th 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.

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