youth

About our Dance Program

Our goal for our youth program is to allow all to discover and experience dance and to build strong, well-rounded dancers in a safe, healthy and inspiring way.  

We also offer summer camps and classes and private lessons. Whether your dancer needs audition preparation or help with a competition solo, our professional dancers and choreographers can support your dancer’s goals.

Questions? Email us at libbyh@dancekal.org or call 317-419-2380.

FAQ's

  • When do classes start?  Registration is on-going and students may join anytime before March 1, 2024 (unless the class is  full).  Our recital is June 1 at the Schrott Center for the Arts. 
  • Is there an on-site waiting room for families? We have a “drop off/pick up” policy. This means that parents, caregivers, and siblings do not wait in the building during class. This allows us to create an atmosphere to support independence and dancer growth.
  • May I tour the space and meet instructors?  Yes! Arrange a tour at your convenience or plan for a tour on your student’s first day of class.  We also welcome you at open houses prior to the Fall 2024 Session: July 27, 11-1 PM and August 10, 1-3 PM. 

  • Fees: There is a $25 registration fee for all students.  In addition to a monthly class fee based on the length of class, students will purchase a recital costume. 

featured class

Creative movement (ages 3 & 4)

Creative Movement is a great way to introduce your little one to the joy of dance through imaginative active play with other children.  Simply drop off your little dancer, and we’ll keep them active and engaged with movement and music for 45 minutes.  Free and easy parking.
 
  • Monday 4:45-5:15 PM
  • Wednesday 4:30-5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00-9:45AM
  • Thursday 4:30-5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00-9:30 AM
  • Saturday 10:30-11:00 AM
 
Dress code: dance wear or comfortable clothing.  Ballet shoes or grippy socks. 
 

Dance classes

register anytime before March 1, 2024

beginner/intermediate classes

Ages 18 months- 2 years

My Buddy and Me

A fun introductory movement class for children and a caregiver

  • Monday 4:30-5:00 PM
 

Ages 3-4

Creative Movement:
 
  • Monday 4:45-5:15 PM
  • Wednesday 4:30-5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00-9:45AM
  • Thursday 4:30-5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00-9:30 AM
  • Saturday 10:30-11:00 AM
 

Ages 5-6

Various Combination Dance Classes

We have a different combination of dance genres on different days of the week.  Choose the best fit based on your schedule and/or your students’ interest.

  • Monday  –  Pre Ballet/Hip Hop 5:00-5:45 PM
  • Tuesday  –  Pre Ballet/Jazz             4:30-5:15 PM
  • Wednesday  –  Pre Ballet/Jazz       4:45-5:30 PM
  • Wednesday  –  Pre Ballet/Tap         5:00-5:45 PM
  • Wednesday – Pre Ballet/Hip Hop   6:30-7:15 PM
 

Ages 7-8

Various Combination Dance Classes

We have a different combination of dance genres on different days of the week.  Choose the best fit based on your schedule and/or your students’ interest.

  • Monday  –  Beginning Jazz/Hip Hop     5:45-6:45 PM
  • Wednesday  –  Beginning Ballet/Jazz   5:30-6:30 PM
  • Wednesday  –  Beginning Ballet/Tap.    5:45-6:45 PM
  • Thursday  –  Beginning Ballet.                4:45-5:30 PM
 

Ages 9-15

Various Combination Dance Classes

We have a different combination of dance genres on different days of the week.  Choose the best fit based on your schedule and/or your students’ interest.

  • Thursday – Musical Theater/Tap   6:15-7:00 PM
 

experienced classes

for ages 9 and up

After age 9, experienced dancers are placed in classes according to their level determined by our instructors. If your student is new to Dance Kaleidoscope, we will recommend beginning your student at a lower level so that they can be moved up if needed.  

Experienced students ages 14 and up may also take adult classes.  See the bottom of this section or the adult page for classes. 

Ballet

  • Monday – Level 1/2           5:15-6:15 PM
  • Tuesday – Level 1              5:15-6:15 PM
  • Tuesday – Ensemble 1/2   6:15-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday – Level 2              7:00-8:15 PM
  • Tuesday – Level 3              5:15-6:45 PM
  • Tuesday – Ensemble 3/4   6:45-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday – Level 4/Pointe 7:30-9:00 PM
  • Thursday – Level 3/4         5:00-6:15 PM
  • Saturday – Level 3/4        11:00-12:30 AM
 

Modern

  • Monday – Level 1        6:15-7:00 PM
  • Monday – Ensemble 1/2   7:00-7:45 PM
  • Monday – Level 2        7:45-8:45 PM
 

Jazz

  • Thursday – Level 1        5:30-6:15 PM
  • Thursday – Ensemble    6:15-7:00 PM
  • Thursday – Level 2/3    7:00-8:00 PM
 

HIP HOP

  • Monday – Level 1         6:45-7:45 PM
  • Monday – Ensemble    7:45-8:15 PM
 

TAP

  • Saturday – Level 1        9:30-10:30 AM
 

ADULT CLASSES AGES 14 AND UP (open Level)

  • Wednesday – Ballet    6:45-7:45 PM
  • Thursday – Tap            7:00-8:00 PM
 

Additional information

Monthly fees and other costs

Fees:
 
  • 30-minute class $50 
  • 45-minute class $55 
  • 60-minute class $65 
  • 75-minute class $70 
  • 90-minute class $75 
 
Billing Info:
 
  • There is a multi-class discount.
  • Classes are prorated according to holiday breaks.
  • A registration fee of $25 per student is due upon registration. 
  • Accounts are billed on the 15th of every month. 
  • We recommend signing up for autopay to avoid late fees. 

Good Things To Know

  • Save the Date for the Recital:  June 1, 2024 
 
  • We have a “drop off/pick up”policy. This means that parents/caregivers/siblings do not wait in the building during class. This allows us to create a pre-professional atmosphere that allows your student to focus on their independence and growth as a dancer. You will note we keep our doors locked and monitored for overall safety.  We welcome parents/caregivers/siblings in the building for special observation weeks several times throughout the year.   
 
  • If you are new to Dance Kaleidoscope, we invite you to attend an open house, arrange a tour at your convenience or during your first class, come in for a quick tour and meet staff. 

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 a 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

Spring Registration: Open until March 1, 2024.

Annual Recital: June 1, 2024, at the Schrott Center for the Arts.

Summer Camps and Program: Info coming soon.

FALL 2024 OPEN HOUSES: July 27, 11-1 PM or August 10, 1-3 PM

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  invited in during scheduled observation weeks and end of semester showcases.
  • All students must be 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! Please ensure water bottles are tightly sealed, and no straws please.
  • 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 a lower level. 

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 dance wear, 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 & MY BUDDY AND ME

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

Pre & 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 & 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)