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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

Adult Tap

Adults/9th Grade & Up / All Levels

Come learn the basics of tap and start making making some noise! From Fred Astaire to Savion Glover, this class will cover a wide range of rhythmic styles.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDAT14 06/07 - 06/28 TH 5:45PM - 6:45PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $48.00 ($43.20) Enroll Now!
Adult Tap II

Adult Tap II

Adults/9th Grade & Up / All Levels

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

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDAT24 07/05 - 07/26 TH 5:45PM - 6:45PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $48.00 ($43.20) Enroll Now!
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Box Sydney 1st-2nd

1st - 2nd Grades

While planning, designing, and engineering a kid sized, cardboard box metropolis, students apply their imaginations to fill the city in. Using Sydney, Australia as an example, we will look at urban planning and design and how it shapes the world we live in. Students gain appreciation for shape, form, and proportion as they apply these principles to their expanding city. The real magic happens as students take ownership of their structures, identities, and culture within the city. The city is installed in the lobby for all to enjoy with a public opening on the last day of camp.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS93BWL 07/30 - 08/03 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $0.00 ($0.00) Enroll Now!
Intro to Ballet

Intro to Ballet

1st - 2nd Grades

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

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYIB2WL 06/05 - 07/24 TU 5:15PM - 6:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $0.00 ($0.00) Enroll Now!
SU-CDYIB2 06/05 - 07/24 TU 5:15PM - 6:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $96.00 ($86.40) Class is Full
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Lost In The Woods 3rd-5th

3rd - 5th Grades

Tiny survivalists unite! In this John Muir meets MacGyver camp, students will use design/build tactics to help them survive being Lost in the Woods. STEAM concepts focus on engineering basics to create the tools and implements we'll need to make our artwork. We will focus on naturalist artwork such as Audoban animal and plant illustrations, making our own pigments, cave paintings, and, of course, all the wonderful tools you?ll need in the wilderness. If you like books like Hatchet, My Side of the Mountain, and Island of the Blue Dolphins, this camp is for you.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS63B 07/09 - 07/13 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $130.00 ($117.00) Class is Full
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Medieval Magic 3rd-5th

3rd - 5th Grades

Dragons, centaurs, and unicorns?oh my!! Learn the code of a knight and the secrets of a wizard in this ren-faire inspired week of fun. STEAM concepts explore how trebuchets work (with waterballoons!), the chemistry behind alchemy and potions, and the classification of fantastical creatures. Come create your own illuminated manuscripts filled with beautiful artwork and share your legend with new friends.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS73B 07/16 - 07/20 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $130.00 ($117.00) Enroll Now!
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Sea Adventure - Little Mover Dance Camp

3 - 5 years

Discover what lies under the sea! Based on fun children stories, Little Mover campers will explore the colorful ocean and learn about all of its aquatic inhabitants through dance and craft. On the final day of camp, dancers will parade for friends and family.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-DYLMC 06/04 - 06/07 MO TU WE TH 9:30AM - 11:00AM Harkrider, Donna Jo $75.00 ($67.50) Enroll Now!
Tap I

Tap I

2nd Grade & Up

This class teaches the basic of tap through fun rhythms and combinations. Tap I students are also encourgaed to enroll in Jazz I in July.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYT12 06/05 - 06/26 TU 6:00PM - 7:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $48.00 ($43.20) Class is Full
Tap II

Tap II

3rd Grade & Up

*** The start date for this course has been changed to July 3, 2018 *** This beginning-intermediate class builds the rythmic skill and expands the vocabulary of the student. Lessons will focus on identifying rhythmic patterns, structures, syncopation, counter rhythms, and call and response. Rudimentary tap dance sequences such as time-steps and technical components of more complex vocabulary are regularly rehearsed.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYT22 07/03 - 07/24 TU 6:00PM - 7:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $48.00 ($43.20) Enroll Now!
Tap III

Tap III

3rd Grade & Up

In this class, students will build upon technique learned in Tap II by adding more complicated rhythms and new vocabulary.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYT32 06/05 - 06/26 TU 7:00PM - 8:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $48.00 ($43.20) Enroll Now!
Tap IV

Tap IV

5th Grade & Up

*** The start date for this course has been changed to July 3, 2018 *** This advance class is geared for those who have mastered the fundelmentals of Tap and are ready for more complex rhythms & combinations.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYT42 07/03 - 07/24 TU 7:00PM - 8:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $48.00 ($43.20) Enroll Now!
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Young Jedis 3rd-5th

3rd - 5th Grades

The galaxy needs you now more than ever! Hone your Jedi skills as you immerse yourself into the rich mythology of the Force and all its players. From Sith Lords to Cantina jazz players, every character is important and our artwork will explore the many facets of Star Wars. STEAM concepts include the physics of light sabers, the astronomy of the galaxy, and the engineering of ship design. Combine Jedi training in performance and dance with character and narrative design in visual art. By the end of the week, our young Paduwans will become Jedis!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS33B 06/18 - 06/22 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $130.00 ($117.00) Class is Full
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Young Jedis 1st-2nd

1st - 2nd Grades

The galaxy needs you now more than ever! Hone your Jedi skills as you immerse yourself into the rich mythology of the Force and all its players. From Sith Lords to Cantina jazz players, every character is important and our artwork will explore the many facets of Star Wars. STEAM concepts include the physics of light sabers, the astronomy of the galaxy, and the engineering of ship design. Combine Jedi training in performance and dance with character and narrative design in visual art. By the end of the week, our young Paduwans will become Jedis!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS33BWL 06/18 - 06/22 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Harkrider, Donna Jo $0.00 ($0.00) Enroll Now!