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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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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) Enroll Now!
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) Enroll Now!
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) 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)
FA-CDYKB6 08/26 - 12/02 SA 11:30AM - 12:15PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $161.00 ($144.90) Enroll Now!
Tap I

Tap I

2nd Grade & Up / Beginner

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) 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) Enroll Now!