My three daughters take ballet from KCYA, specifically Ms. Kim and Ms. Jennifer. They are AMAZING. My oldest began at The Culture House under Jeremiah Enning - but when they moved to Olathe we had a difficult time with the class times and location. Taking a break from ballet was not the right move, but after a 2 year break - we searched high and low for a ballet atmosphere that would provide very high level instruction as well as stellar recitals where my daughter could enjoy showing the skills she learned. After enrolling my then reluctant dancer (who was behind two years and 13 at the time) in two classes - one at the level she was supposed to be at, and one in a technique class to bring her up to speed in terminology and moves (recommendations from the very knowledgable Ms. Kim), she was able to push through a very difficult year to reach the level she is at today. She never would have stayed in ballet without the encouragement and pushing from Ms. Kim and Ms. Jennifer, and she and I are both incredibly grateful for their beleif in her. My oldest's self esteem sky-rocketed with their motivation and her own perseverance to "catch-up". What an opportunity they gave her. Who else would have done that? My other two daughters, now age 6 and 12, have also learned so much over the last three years we've danced with KCYA. This has been the only company they have danced with. We LOVE the teaching, the strictness, the recitals. Not one other dance company I've visited puts on a show like Ms. Kim. I highly recommend this company for the serious dancer who wants to learn from the best, yet still enjoy the dancing and the atmosphere.
6833 ProspectKansas City, MO 64132
From Business: Kansas City Metropolitan Dance Theatre was established from the passion of dance, and inspired by the legendary Smith Sisters Dance Studio, the Kansas City Metropol…
170 English Landing Drive, Suite 111Kansas City, MO 64152
From Business: We are Dance Studio teaching pre-ballet, ballet, lyrical, jazz and hip hop. We work with students from 3 years to high school. Adult classes also available. Located…
Prior to discovering Kim Shope and the Midtown School of Dance, I studied ballet and other dances at 2 other locations in the KC area, however MTSD is where I realized my full potential as a dancer and lover of movement. Beginning studies with her my junior year of high school, I was instantly impressed by and appreciative of the professional, compassionate, and thorough training and overall experience at Miss Kim's studio. Her approach to teaching, using positive reinforcement, matched my learning needs and clearly the needs of all her students at the studio, for she gave clear directions and feedback while keeping the atmosphere welcoming rather than competitive (as some studios can be). Due to this facet, I believe she brings out the best in all students who attend her classes. She brings her knowledge from her own extensive background as a professional dancer, so quality of instruction was extremely high. I hope that other teachers have the opportunity to model their instruction style after Miss Kim's! Her positive attitude and encouraging nature provided a motivating and enjoyable atmosphere for dance training!
As one of the cheapest options North of the River, Miss Dianna's is well worth the money. My child is 5 and has danced there for 2 years. My daughter has some special needs (anxiety, sensory issues & ADHD) and there could not be anyone more understanding and patient than Miss Dianna. I have watched my daughter bloom into a dancer and, even more important, she has learned patience, how to take turns, and how to listen. I have watched her to become more confident with their encouragement & this year she is already learning that the best way to get better at anything is to practice. In short, Miss Dianna's delivers successful dancers and, from what I've seen, successful people.