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National Dance Week Kansas City

Sponsored by Leawood Arts Council & Leawood Stage Company

On Saturday, April 8th, 2019 at The Ironwoods Park Ampitheatre in Leawood, KS from 10:30am-3:00pm, dancers of all ages, disciplines, and levels will join together to present a day of free dance performances for the public at the third annual National Dance Week Kansas City event. We are celebrating the joy of dance together, from studios to universities to professional companies to independent choreographers. Last year, over 40 groups presented their original works in genres including ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contempoary, hip hop, lyrical, Egyptian, Bengali, Indian, Chinese, Brazilian, Irish Step, flamenco, and bellydance. Registration for NDWKC 2019 will open in the fall of 2018 and close on February 28, 2019.

National Dance Week Foundation's mission is "To expose and introduce as many people as possible to the enjoyment and benefits of dance thru promoting dance in schools, expanding community awareness, and increasing professional development." We are extremely excited to produce this event as their mission lines up very well with VidaDance's own mission to make dance accessible to everyone.

In 2017, VidaDance launched a program for this event called Catalyst. Catalyst is designed to give young or independent choreographers 18 years or older an opportunity to create and showcase their work. These producers may not be very established, may not have promotional videos, or may not yet have been able to choreograph, rehearse, and film a piece they want to produce for National Dance Week, so Catalyst will provide them with an opportunity to showcase their work without requiring those things in advance. Catalyst also provides affordable rehearsal space with a sprung dance floor, and even choreography mentoring if desired.

If you would like to promote your studio or company during the event, we have several sponsorship options to choose from on the registration form. If you are not a dance organization, but would like to help sponsor the event, please follow the "Sponsorships" link below.