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Best Ballet Teachers
in Overland Park
2020

Why These Ballet Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Overland Park Ballet Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Betty Tillotson and Lorna Sherer Studio of Dance

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the Betty Tillotson and Lorna Sherer Studio of Dance is a dance studio that has been serving clients in the greater Overland Park metropolitan area since its founding in 1950. Instructor Lorna Sherer has received lessons from world-renowned choreographer Jack Stanly as well as Arthur Duncan of the Lawrence Welk Show. She and Ms. Tillotson provide students with a wealth of knowledge and experience in such forms of dance as tap, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, and more. The studio is open to all ages and teaches tumbling and acrobatics in addition to its dance classes. The Betty Tillotson and Lorna Sherer Studio of Dance is closed on Fridays and Sundays and performs an annual recital at the Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City, MO 64114

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Diamond Academy

Diamond Academy in Overland Park, Kansas is a competitive and recreational dance studio specializing in smaller-size classes for clients in the greater local metropolitan area. Courses at Diamond Academy include tumbling, gymnastics, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap dance styles. The studio also hosts clinics and local meets as well as open gym days. In addition, Diamond Academy is available for birthday parties. The studio is open Monday through Saturday and its students routinely win awards and recognition at competitions and meets.

Overland Park, KS 66085

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Kristi's Academy of Dance

With a focus on dance, cheer, and gymnastics, Kristi's Academy of Dance in Kansas City, Kansas is a dance studio that instructs students throughout the Overland Park metropolitan area. The studio offers courses in ballet, jazz, pointe, tap, lyrical, and hip-hop dance styles as well as classes on creative movement, tumbling, gymnastics, and cheer. Kristi's Academy of Dance has been in business since 1999 and its staff has a combined teaching experience of over 25 years. Classes at Kristi's Academy of Dance are structured with a Head Instructor, Student Teacher, and Student Demonstrator to allow for one-on-one time with each student. Additionally, Kristi's Academy of Dance is available for birthday parties and studio rentals.

Kansas City, KS 66102

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Miss Maria's Dance Cheer Gymnastics

Serving the greater Overland Park metropolitan area, Miss Maria's Dance Cheer Gymnastics in Olathe, Kansas is a dance studio that offers clients a wide variety of dance classes. These classes include jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, creative movement, and combination courses. In addition, the studio instructs students in gymnastics and cheerleading techniques and has a National Acrobat Competition tumbling team that competes yearly in five local meets. The studio is also home to a USAG Tumbling and Trampoline team and teaches clients the art of trampolining. Owner Maria Imm is the founder of the National Acrobat Competition and has been teaching dance and tumbling for nearly three decades. She uses her experience to select an elite corps of professional instructors at the studio and previous clients praise the choreography and the high level of Miss Maria's instruction.

Sarah's Studio of Dance

Basehor, Kansas is home to Sarah's Studio of Dance, a dance studio that serves clients in the greater Overland Park metropolitan area. The studio accepts boys and girls from the age of three and older, offering courses in ballet, pointe, creative movement, tap, jazz, and acrobatics. In addition to a fall class schedule that runs from September to May, the studio also opens its doors for a nine-week summer session. As students progress through the levels at Sarah's Studio of Dance, multiple performance and instruction opportunities open up, including placement on the Performing Troupe and regular assistance with class instruction through a Teachers Training Program. Previous clients praise the studio for its ability to teach not only dance but important life qualities like confidence and work ethic.

The Academy of the Arts

Shawnee, Kansas is home to The Academy of the Arts, which is a dance studio that has been serving students in the greater Overland Park metropolitan area since its founding in 1998. With services in music, dance, and drama, the studio has instructed over two thousand students during its tenure. Courses at The Academy of the Arts include tumbling, ballet, modern, tap, acrobatics, and hip-hop lessons. In addition, the studio offers music lessons for the piano, drums, guitar, keyboard, and voice. The Academy of the Arts also features a preschool music program and a children's choir program. Director Tonya Ebner founded the academy as a traveling dance studio and is now joined by a variety of qualified instructors who have danced with numerous renowned companies. The Academy of the Arts offers courses in-studio and at both the Shawnee Civic Center and the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.

Valley View Dance Studio

Located in Overland Park, Kansas and serving the wider metropolitan area, Valley View Dance Studio is a recreational and competitive dance studio with a wide variety of classes. These courses include tumbling, ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, modern, and lyrical dance styles. Student work all year to perform in a recital during June, on which occasion they showcase the skills and techniques they have learned throughout the season. Having been in the business for over 20 years, the studio is celebrated by its clients for its longevity as well as for the quality of the instruction it delivers.

Overland Park, KS 66212

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