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Donna Jo Harkrider
Dancer

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donna Jo Harkrider began her dance training at 3 years of age and has since studied at various local studios in the forms of tap, jazz, modern, ballet, and hip hop. In high school she danced competitively on her high school dance team where she began to develop her choreographic techniques. Donna Jo then came to Lawrence, Kansas to pursue a B.F.A. degree in Dance, where she refined her skills in ballet, modern and jazz dance and discovered her passion for choreography and the creative process. After graduating from KU, she began teaching at the Lawrence Arts Center in tap, ballet, jazz, and modern.

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Adult Tap II

Adult Tap II

Adults/9th Grade & Up

This is an intermediate class for those with previous tap experience.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDAT24 07/11 - 07/25 TU 7:00PM - 8:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $37.00 ($33.30) Enroll Now!
Contemporary III

Contemporary III

6th-8th Grade / All Levels

Based on the philosophy that every person can and should dance, these classes focus on discovery and encourage play, structured improvisation, balance, and conditioning within a group of social peers. These classes culminate in a performance on March 16-17. Participation fees are included in tuition. Dancers who are interested in additional solo roles will attend the audition, which will be held on January 6, 2018.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYC32 08/22 - 12/12 TU 8:00PM - 9:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $193.00 ($173.70) Enrollment Closed
Contemporary Youth I

Contemporary Youth I

1st-2nd Grade / All Levels

Based on the philosophy that every person can and should dance, these classes focus on discovery and encourage play, structured improvisation, balance, and conditioning within a group of social peers. These classes culminate in a performance on March 16-17. Participation fees are included in tuition. Dancers who are interested in additional solo roles will attend the audition, which will be held on January 6, 2018.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYC15 08/25 - 12/01 FR 4:30PM - 5:30PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $193.00 ($173.70) Enrollment Closed
Contemporary Youth II

Contemporary Youth II

3rd-5th Grade / All Levels

Based on the philosophy that every person can and should dance, these classes focus on discovery and encourage play, structured improvisation, balance, and conditioning within a group of social peers. These classes culminate in a performance on March 16-17. Participation fees are included in tuition. Dancers who are interested in additional solo roles will attend the audition, which will be held on January 6, 2018.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYC23 08/22 - 12/12 TU 4:30PM - 5:30PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $217.00 ($195.30) Enrollment Closed
Intro to Ballet

Intro to Ballet

1st Grade & Up / Beginner

In this level, students learn the fundaments of ballet and start connecting vocabulary to movements.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYIB6 08/26 - 12/02 SA 12:15PM - 1:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $168.00 ($151.20) Enrollment Closed
SU-CDYIB2 06/06 - 07/25 TU 5:00PM - 6:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $84.50 ($76.05) Enroll Now!
Kinder Ballet

Kinder Ballet

Kindergarten / Beginner

Students are introduced to simple ballet movements, learn the basic elements of Ballet, and participate in storytelling using movement.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYKB6 06/10 - 07/29 SA 11:30AM - 12:15PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $96.00 ($86.40) Enroll Now!
FA-CDYKB6 08/26 - 12/02 SA 11:30AM - 12:15PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $161.00 ($144.90) Enrollment Closed
Modern I

Modern I

Students will learn the basic elements of the Limon technique, as well as other fundamental techniques. Exploring new movements, concepts, ways to balance and principles, this class will transform your approach to dance. Ballet IV & V are strongly encouraged to enroll.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYM12 08/22 - 12/12 TU 7:00PM - 8:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $205.00 ($184.50) Enrollment Closed
Preschool Dance I

Preschool Dance I

Ages 3-4 yrs / Beginner

Little Movers are young children's classes designed to introduce dance through an exploration process that respects age and ability. The goals are to improve motor skills, foster self-control and encourage the understanding of movement within a playful environment. Classes are designed to prepare children for the study of ballet, modern dance, sports and other physical activities. Enroll in age appropriate classes.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYLM16 06/10 - 07/29 SA 9:00AM - 9:45AM Harkrider, Donna Jo $98.00 ($88.20) Enroll Now!
Preschool Dance II

Preschool Dance II

Ages 3.5 - 4.5 yrs / Beginner

Little Movers are young children's classes designed to introduce dance through an exploration process that respects age and ability. The goals are to improve motor skills, foster self-control and encourage the understanding of movement within a playful environment. Classes are designed to prepare children for the study of ballet, modern dance, sports and other physical activities. Enroll in age appropriate classes.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYLM26 06/10 - 07/29 SA 9:50AM - 10:35AM Harkrider, Donna Jo $98.00 ($88.20) Enroll Now!
Preschool Dance III

Preschool Dance III

Ages 4-5 yrs / Beginner

Little Movers are young children's classes designed to introduce dance through an exploration process that respects age and ability. The goals are to improve motor skills, foster self-control and encourage the understanding of movement within a playful environment. Classes are designed to prepare children for the study of ballet, modern dance, sports and other physical activities. Enroll in age appropriate classes.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYLM36 06/10 - 07/29 SA 10:40AM - 11:25AM Harkrider, Donna Jo $98.00 ($88.20) Enroll Now!
Tap I

Tap I

2nd Grade & Up

This class will focus on the basics and teach students fun rhythms and combinations. Consider enrolled in the preceding Ballet I class.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYT15 08/25 - 12/01 FR 5:30PM - 6:30PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $168.00 ($151.20) Enrollment Closed
SU-CDYT12 07/11 - 07/25 TU 6:00PM - 7:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $37.00 ($33.30) Enroll Now!
Tap IV

Tap IV

5th Grade & Up / Advanced

This class is for advanced Tap dancers and will consist of complicated and fun rhythms and new vocabulary.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYT45 08/25 - 12/01 FR 6:30PM - 7:30PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $168.00 ($151.20) Enrollment Closed