Best Dance Teachers
in Independence

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Blue Springs Ballet

Blue Springs Ballet is a business that has been serving students for over 23 years. Classes include jazz, pre-ballet, ballet, pas de deux, creative movement, magical kingdom of dance, and pointe. Blue Springs Ballet also has a performing company. Director Melissa Morris has more than 33 years of teaching experience. She has performed several leading roles in ballet including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet. Blue Springs Ballet also offers ballet princess birthday parties for children three to 10 years of age.

Blue Springs, MO(816) 224-5505


Cathy’s Creative Dance School

Cathy’s Creative Dance School in an Independence business that provides dance instruction for all levels and ages. Cathy Zeysing is the owner and artistic director, and she is also a choreographer, teacher, and dancer. Classes include movement and music, musical theatre, hip hop, acrobatics, combination, and competitive classes. Tuition fee payment options are monthly, yearly, or by semester. The yearly option comes with a discount.

Independence, MO(816) 478-4404


Conservatory of Dance Education

Conservatory Of Dance Education is a Pleasant Valley business that has been serving children of all ages in Missouri and Kansas City for over 17 years. The business offers classes in hip hop, tap, modern, lyrical/contemporary, ballet, jazz, ballet, acrobats, and pointe. Conservatory Of Dance Education teaches introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels and also has a competition team that competes regionally and nationally.

Pleasant Valley, MO(816) 519-2708



CYT is an Overland Park business that provides a theater arts training program for children four to 18 years of age. The program offers dance, voice, drama, specialty theater classes, and more. Dance classes include tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. CYT holds auditions for productions. There are half-day and full-day summer camps.

Overland Park, KS(913) 681-3318


Dance Studio 1

Dance Studio 1 is a Kansas City business that has been teaching students for over 32 years. The business offers classes in jazz tap, funk tap, rhythm tap, jazz, pointe, ballet, modern, and lyrical. Owner Liz Kelley has worked with Charlton Heston, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dom DeLouise, and more. She entertained the troops with Bob Hope in Vietnam. Parents appreciate Liz’s kindness, teaching, support, and professionalism.

Kansas City, MO(816) 941-3990


Driscoll School of Irish Dance

Driscoll School of Irish Dance is a Shawnee business that teaches children three years of age to adults. Pre-beginner classes are for ages three to five, new beginner classes are for ages five to 12, and adult classes are for ages 16 and up. Driscoll School of Irish Dance offers summer camps. Driscoll School of Irish Dance gives students a chance to perform in cultural celebrations, the St. Patrick’s Day Parades, festivals, private events, and TV appearances. There is also an opportunity to participate in competitions.

Shawnee, KS(913) 982-7716


Dynamic Dance

Dynamic Dance is a Blue Springs family-owned and operated business that has been providing dance instruction for over six years. The business offers recreational dance classes in modern, musical theater, jazz, hip hop, pointe, ballet, technique, all boys hip hop, tap, and lyrical for dancers of all skill levels from seven to 18 years old. Dynamic Dance also has a competition team. Parents appreciate their professionalism, attentiveness, and the welcoming environment.

Blue Springs, MO(816) 224-5510


EZ Dancing

EZ Dancing is an Independence business that has been providing private and group lessons for over 17 years. Dance instruction includes the rumba, tango, west coast swing, east coast swing, salsa, waltz, night club two step, foxtrot, cha cha, rumba, and more. Edgar Diaz has over 10 years of professional teaching experience and has trained around the world. EZ Dancing offers discounts to students and seniors. Students remark on Edgar’s knowledge, flexibility, patience, and fun lessons.

Independence, MO(913) 713-8122


Heart of America Belly Dance

Heart of America Belly Dance is an Independence business that provides private lessons, classes, and workshops. Classes are for beginner to experienced dancers and there are opportunities for students to perform in showcases and at class parties. Owner Theresa has over 15 years of belly dancing experience and she founded the Heart of America Belly Dance Festival & Competition. She also performs at events, parties, and weddings.

Independence, MO(816) 510-2270


Ibsen Dance Theatre

Ibsen Dance Theatre is a Gladstone business that has been serving students for over 32 years. The business provides dance, voice, and drama instruction. Ibsen Dance Theatre also offers birthday party packages and two-week intensive musical theater camps for ages eight to 15. The business won the Best of Northland award in the Dance/Gymnastics Studio category from 2012 to 2016. Susie and Van Ibsen won the Missouri Municipal League Citizenship Award in 2012.

Gladstone, MO(816) 436-7277


Mindy’s Dance Center

Mindy’s Dance Center is a Lee’s Summit business that serves all ages and levels. The center provides instruction in hip hop, lyrical, tap, ballet, and jazz with a focus on core strengthening, technique, dance fundamentals, and leaps and turns. Mindy’s Dance Center also has a competitive Dance Company team that requires a time commitment and participation in regional and national competitions. Mindy’s Dance Center offers a free trial class, sibling discounts, and a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Parents appreciate the staff’s positivity, way with children, and friendliness.

Lee's Summit, MO(816) 554-7827


Reed Performing Arts Company

Reed Performing Arts Company is a Lee’s Summit business that provides a variety of classes. Classes include ballet, tap, leaps and turns, hip hop, lyrical, and drama. Reed Performing Arts Company was named the National Studio of the Year in 2016. Whitney Reed is the owner and dance director and she has more than a decade of teaching experience and 12 years of competitive dance experience. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Elementary Education, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Jeff Reed is an owner and drama director who has performed in numerous plays and has directed more than 20 children’s musicals. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

Lee's Summit, MO(816) 665-3969


Releve’ Performing Arts

Releve’ Performing Arts is a Grain Valley business that has been serving students for over 10 years. The business provides creative movement, hip hop, ballet, musical theater, acrobats, jazz, modern, pointe, lyrical, and other classes at all levels. Releve’ Performing Arts offers semi-private and private classes to competitive dancers who take an unlimited number of classes every week. Summer classes include summer camps and a one-week ballet intensive. Ashley Collier is the owner and director and she has performed and competed around the United States and performed in the Nutcracker with the Moscow Ballet Company.

Grain Valley, MO(816) 847-8777


Rhonda’s Elite

Rhonda’s Elite is a Blue Springs business that teaches students ages three and up. The business provides a variety of classes including tap and jazz, tumbling, jazz and hip hop, combo classes, ballet and lyrical, recreational cheer, urban air trampoline, fierce ’n’ fit fitness, technique, and competitive endurance strength and conditioning. Rhonda’s Elite also has competitive teams and offers birthday parties.

Blue Springs, MO(816) 228-7008


Studio J Performing Arts Center

Studio J Performing Arts Center is a Lee’s Summit business that teaches students three years of age and up. Classes include hip hop, tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, strength and conditioning, and dance team prep/leaps and turns. Crysti is the director and she has competition experience. She was the Dancer of the Year in 1999 and has performed in TV commercials and MTV videos. She has won several choreography awards. Tia Qureshi is a director and has more than 15 years of teaching experience. Her training includes the Kirov Academy and Joffrey, and the Kansas City Ballet School. She has a BFA in Dance.

Lee's Summit, MO(816) 272-0067


TaJazz School of Dance

TaJazz School of Dance is a Blue Springs business that has been serving students three years of age to adults for over 12 years in Eastern Jackson County. The business offers dance classes in hip hop, tap, leaps and turns, ballet, pointe, jazz, musical theater, acrobats, and contemporary. Class sizes are small. Cheri Crowley is the owner, director, and instructor and she has been dancing since the age of three. She has won many National Championship titles and has performed for Carnival Cruise Lines and Walt Disney World.

Blue Springs, MO(816) 229-5200


TEAH Ballroom Dance Studio & Event Center

TEAH Ballroom Dance Studio & Event Center is an Overland Park business that provides dance classes and parties. The business provides instruction in the tango, mambo, cha cha, rumba, merengue, east and west coast swing, salsa, waltz, foxtrot, and more. Fitness classes and belly dance classes are also available. TEAH Ballroom Dance Studio & Event Center teaches students from beginners to competitive level. The business also provides rentals for events such as wedding receptions, business meetings, anniversary parties, or birthday parties. Students appreciate the fun dance parties and the instructors’ patience and enthusiasm.

Overland Park, KS(913) 642-7410


The Studio – Liberty Dance and Glee

The Studio – Liberty Dance and Glee is a business that has two schools. One school provides foundational classes which include jazz, ballet, tap, and specialty classes including musical theater, pointe, hip hop, technique, ballroom, pointe, and adult. The other school provides choreography and song with the Glee show choir. The staff at The Studio – Liberty Dance and Glee have an average of 10 to 15 years of experience in their area of specialty.

Liberty, MO(816) 854-9859


Walters Dance Center

Walters Dance Center is a Kansas City business that has been teaching dance for over 40 years. The business provides private dance lessons and group dance classes in a variety of dance styles such as swing, tango, ballroom, country, Latin, salsa, and wedding dancing. Walters Dance Center offers newcomers a free group dance class and there is a Saturday night dance in which students can socialize and practice what they have learned. There are two shows annually in which students can dance with their teacher, and there are opportunities to compete out of town. Walters Dance Center offers gift certificates. Customers appreciate the friendly environment and quality of instructors.

Kansas City, KS(913) 287-3355


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