Discover Dance Kaleidoscope School

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Looking for a well-rounded, fun, and supportive dance education for your child?
                 Looking to start (or get back into) dancing yourself? Come dance with us!

Sign up today for classes! We offer a wide variety of classes for all ages and levels. 

Our instructors are professional dancers with the Dance Kaleidoscope company and have all the expertise needed to inspire the love of dance.
Scroll to the bottom for information about our wonderful instructors.

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

Adult, 14+,Pre-Professional and Company Classes  

We also offer private lessons whether you need audition preparation or help with a competition solo.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

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October 15, 1:00-3:00 PM 
Join us for an afternoon of dancing, arts and crafts, and of course some tricks and treats. $30 per child includes all art supplies and a spooktackular time. Costumes encouraged.   Ages 4+ This is a great way for children to experience Dance Kaleidoscope School. 

Register at the link below. 

 

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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 2022-23 class season ends in May, we will celebrate again with a year end recital on May 20.

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Does your child love to dance and perform?  Consider our Ensemble Program that gives your dancer the opportunity to learn choreography and provides multiple performance opportunities throughout the year at festivals like Penrod, senior centers and during special studio events.  Plus Ensemble students get to share the stage with Dance Kaleidoscope at the Indiana Repertory Theater for the January performance!

There are four Ensembles for ages 8+ — Ballet, 2 levels, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop. Students in the Ensemble Program are required to take at least one additional class in the same genre. 

Consider joining one of our dance Ensembles. Contact us for more information.

Key Dates 

September 6  Fall clases begin
September 10 Ensemble students perform at Penrod
October 17-23 Fall Break (Professional Company performs Carmina Burana at the IRT)
October 24-29 Parent/Caregiver Observation Week
November 24-27 Thanksgiving Break, no classes 
December 12-18  Winter Showcase during class time
December 19-January 15 Winter break (Professional Company performs Wonders of the World at Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Campus)
January 16 Spring semester resumes
March 20-26 Spring Break, no classes (Professional Company performs Magical Decades Tour at the IRT)
May 20 Recital, end of classes  

School Policies:

  • Our current studio policy is that students are dropped off at the main entrance and picked up at the east end door. Parents and families are only invited in during scheduled observation weeks and end of semester showcases.
  • All students must be completely potty trained and able to dress themselves. Students should arrive dressed and ready to go before being dropped off at the studio.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment (3 student minimum)
  • No food, snacks, or drinks besides water in the building! ALL water bottles must be tightly sealed! No open bottles or straws will be allowed in the studios!
  • If classes need to be canceled for any reason (weather, Covid, etc.) you will be notified via email and we will post on our social media pages.
  • If your child is sick, please keep them home so we can all stay healthy. We are happy to help you schedule a makeup class at the same or lower level. Please do not send them to class if they have thrown up in the last 24 hours, run a fever of 100.4 or higher in the last 24 hours, they have a consistent cough 

Dress Code:

  • Everyone’s hair (boys and girls) must be pulled back off the face and neck for all classes. Please no toys, jewelry or accessories.
  • Do not wear dance shoes outdoors, this will damage them and will damage our dance floors.
  • Please mark all dancewear, shoes and personal items with your child’s name. 
  • Cell phones must be turned off or on silent in their bags if a dancer must bring it to the studio.

Creative Movement: Clothes that are easy to move in, socks, bare feet, or dance shoes

Pre and Beginning levels: Ballet: Leotard and tights and ballet shoes or leggings/shorts and shirt

Jazz: Leotard and tights or leggings/shorts and shirt, jazz shoes

Tap: Clothes that are easy to move in (not baggy), tap shoes (low heeled tap shoes only)

Hip Hop: Clothes that are easy to move in (not baggy), socks or bare feet

Lyrical: Leotard and tights or leggings/shorts and shirt, socks or bare feet

Levels 1 and above:

Ballet: Black leotard, tights (skin tone or pale pink), ballet shoes (skin tone or pale pink) Hair must be in a bun

Jazz: Black leotard, leggings or tights (skin tone, pale pink, or black) jazz shoes

Modern: Black leotard, leggings or tights (skin tone, pale pink, or black) bare feet

Tap: Clothes that are easy to move in, tap shoes (low heeled tap shoes only)

Hip Hop: Clothes that are easy to move in (not baggy), socks or bare feet

Ensembles have the same dress code as that class (ex. Ballet dress code for Ballet Ensemble)

Meet Our Instructors

Heather 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 Dance Kaleidoscope company dancer for fifteen years. In that time she realized her passion and gift for teaching and leading education programs. Liberty is Dance Kaleidocopes Rehearsal Director and the Director of Education as well as an instructor.  She has taught for studios all over Indianapolis and is grateful for the opportunity 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. She has completed Pilates instructor training and now teaches Pilates in the Indianapolis area. She is also one of the instructors at the DK School and loves imparting the joy of dance in students of all ages. Our 2022-23 season is Paige’s 8th 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 2022-23 season is Manuel's 6th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

 COVID-19 Policies 

June 28, 2022

Masks will no longer be required but we will 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 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. Individual containers are provided for personal items.
  • Students should bring their own water bottle 
  • Students who have been quarantined from school due to possible exposure cannot take dance classes during their quarantine period.

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