Congrats on being awarded 2018 Business Appreciation Month Award of Merit by the Kansas Department of Commerce

Congrats on being awarded 2018 Business Appreciation Month Award of Merit by the Kansas Department of Commerce

"Every year, Business Appreciation Month gives us a chance to recognize businesses and entrepreneurs for their leadership which keeps our state and local economies strong. Thanks to businesses like your, Kansas continues to be a land of opportunity for both businesses and our citizens. For that, we cannot thank you enough." - Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. 

Why Choose Sunflower State Dance?

Why Choose Sunflower State Dance?

When it comes time to put your child in dance, there are many factors that should contribute to your decision when choosing the right dance studio for your family. At Sunflower State Dance we are different than you average day to day dance studio. Read more to learn the difference!

Now Enrolling For Summer and Fall!

Now Enrolling For Summer and Fall!

At Sunflower State Dance we pride ourself in providing classes for students ages 3-18 that are always appropriate in choreography, costumes, and music. Our curriculum is specifically formulated with student emotional, physical, and logical development to make sure we are challenging them to increase mobility without damaging their growing bodies and to promote what they are learning in school and at home! 

Bringing Art To The Community

Bringing Art To The Community

Join Sunflower State Dance and Pinot's Palette- Lawrence For Kid's Painting Parties! 

My goal this year as director of Sunflower State Dance is to create more opportunities for area children to take part in making art. Whether that be through participating in a full scale ballet production such as our production of Clara and the Land of Sweets: A Nutcracker Story, taking dance classes, through music, or painting. Together with Pinot's Palette-Lawrence, we will be putting on our first ever kid's painting party right here at Sunflower State Dance! We will also be celebrating fall and Halloween with these fun and festive paintings that instructors from Pinot's Palette will guide everyone through to create their very own masterpiece to take home!

Parents Guide: What to do when your dancer says they are hurt?

Parents Guide: What to do when your dancer says they are hurt?

It is inevitable that sometime in your child's dance education that they will say something hurts. This blog post a great guide for parents on what questions to ask your child to figure out what is going on and if they need medical attention. 

Why are educated instructors so important?

Why are educated instructors so important?

In so many sports and extra curricular activities, coaches and instructors are not educated at the college level or certified in whatever they are teaching. In most cases this is completely completely fine and the norm in such things as "little league" sports or even some competitive sports. However in dance this should never be the case. Education is extremely important and just as importantly is continuing education and training to always be on top of the game.

What We've Been Up To This Summer

What We've Been Up To This Summer

Summer is an important time of year for dancers and teachers in developing their art. Throughout the country countless numbers of programs, conventions, and intensive take place to help performing artists grow. This year all of our instructors at Sunflower State Dance have or are participating in programs to continue their dance education. Check out what we have been up to