Hope DeYoung-Daniels grew up in Kansas City and has been passionate about dance for as long as she can remember. At age 15, she moved to New York City to train under the guidance of Deborah Wingert, François Perron, Marina Stavitskaya, David Howard, and Elena Kunikova, among others. Hope shared a stage with members of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Brice Mousset’s Oui Danse. Her diverse classical ballet background includes education in Balanchine, Vaganova, Royal Ballet, Colombian, and French styles. Hope has taught classical ballet, contemporary, and jazz classes in the Kansas City area for six years. She is a graduate of Johnson County Community College and is currently pursuing a BA at the University of Kansas, but the most important title she holds is “mom.” Hope is excited to bring her love of movement to the Lawrence Arts Center.Browse All Classes
Adult Ballet I
Adults/9th Grade & Up / Beginner
The adult dance program offers a variety of techniques for those experiencing dance for the first time as well as those who wish to continue a life-long interest in dance. Instructors specifically organize classes to emphasize progress over perfection and strive to inspire a joy of motion and expression.
5th Grade & Up / Beginner-Intermediate
Three ballet classes a week are recommended at this level; two classes a week are required. Students are encouraged to enroll in Modern I and Jazz II to become well-rounded dancers.