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

Recipe for a great recital.

Recipe for a great recital.

Recital performances can seem stressful for both parent and dancer!  But at Sunflower State Dance we strive to make our end of the year recital as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, for everyone. Check our recipe for a great recital!

What To Bring To Dance Class

What To Bring To Dance Class

When it comes to what to bring to dance class, many people get overwhelmed on what to bring and what not to bring to dance class. However dance requirements are very similar to any other sport or physical activity. In this blog post you will learn four essential items to bring to your dance class.

Dance into 2017!

Dance into 2017!

Dance into 2017 with Sunflower State Dance! At our dance classes your child will experience fun filled classes that are highly structured to optimize learning and building new skills. Let your child's creativity shine through in 2017!