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Monika Ivy
Little Movers, Modern, and Ballet Instructor

Monika Ivy grew up in the Kansas City area, and has been involved in dance since her childhood. She first studied Ballet, jazz and modern dance at KC’s Midtown School of Dance and City in Motion. She was also a competitive gymnast, and uses these experiences in movement to this day. She went on to get her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Kansas (class of 2008), where she was trained in ballet, modern, and jazz, and performed as a member of the University Dance Company. She performed works by choreographers such as Patrick Suzeau, Wally Cardona, Bill Evans, and Joan Stone. After graduating, Monika explored modern dance performance and choreography in St. Louis with Atrek Modern Dance Collective. She also taught at several St. Louis area dance schools including C.O.C.A. Center of Creative Arts and Wildwood Dance and Arts, before settling back down in Lawrence. This year, she has recently back up performing in a few local roles in the Lawrence area. Monika has been teaching dance classes in Topeka and Lawrence since 2009. This is now her third year teaching at The Lawrence Art Center. She currently teaches Modern I and Jazz I, Adult Ballet and Adult Tap, and the three Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance classes. Monika is experienced in teaching dance to students of all ages from preschool through adult, and is looking forward to inspiring her students to be both creative and disciplined through dance. She is thrilled to continue being a part of the Lawrence Art Center, and to get the opportunity to work with so many other wonderful artists!

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Adult Jazz

Adult Jazz

Adults/9th Grade & Up / Beginner

Emphasizes classic jazz styles and builds strength and flexibility.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDAJ4 08/24 - 12/14 TH 8:00PM - 9:00PM Ivy, Monika $180.00 ($162.00) Enroll Now!
WI-CDAJ4 01/11 - 05/17 TH 8:00PM - 9:00PM Ivy, Monika $226.00 ($203.40) 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 Ivy, Monika $193.00 ($173.70) Enroll Now!
Contemporary Youth III

Contemporary Youth 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 of The Lorax on March 09-10. 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)
WI-CDYC32 01/09 - 05/15 TU 8:00PM - 9:00PM Ivy, Monika $251.00 ($225.90) Enroll Now!
Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance I

Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance I

4th - 6th Grade

Classes offer students training in singing, dancing, and acting, ending with a culminating performance. Dance focuses on Broadway moves and jazz technique. Become a triple-threat! Consider enrolling in a level/age appropriate ballet class. Class will be held at the Eagles Lodge.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYJMT16 09/16 - 12/09 SA 10:30AM - 11:30AM Ivy, Monika $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
WI-AYZ046 01/13 - 05/12 SA 10:30AM - 11:30AM Ivy, Monika $200.00 ($180.00) Enroll Now!
Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance II

Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance II

6th - 12th Grades

Classes offer students training in singing, dancing, and acting, ending with a culminating performance. Dance focuses on Broadway moves and jazz technique. Become a triple-threat! Consider enrolling in a level/age appropriate ballet class. Class will be held at the Eagles Lodge.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYJMT26 09/16 - 12/09 SA 11:30AM - 1:00PM Ivy, Monika $200.00 ($180.00) Enroll Now!
WI-AYZ056 01/13 - 05/12 SA 11:30AM - 1:00PM Ivy, Monika $220.00 ($198.00) Enroll Now!
Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance III

Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance III

6th - 12th Grades

Classes offer students training in singing, dancing, and acting, ending with a culminating performance. Dance focuses on Broadway moves and jazz technique. Become a triple-threat! Consider enrolling in a level/age appropriate ballet class. Class will be held at the Eagles Lodge.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYJMT36 09/16 - 12/09 SA 9:00AM - 10:30AM Ivy, Monika $200.00 ($180.00) Enroll Now!
WI-AYZ066 01/13 - 05/12 SA 9:00AM - 10:30AM Ivy, Monika $220.00 ($198.00) Enroll Now!
Jazz I

Jazz I

2nd Grade & Up / Beginner

This class centers on traditional Jazz techniques. Working on rhythm, coordination and character, students will learn elements needed for Jazz II.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYJ13 08/23 - 12/13 WE 3:45PM - 4:45PM Ivy, Monika $192.00 ($172.80) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYJ13 01/10 - 05/16 WE 3:45PM - 4:45PM Ivy, Monika $226.00 ($203.40) Enroll Now!
Modern I

Modern I

5th - 10th Grade /Must be placed by the instructor

Modern dance classes transform a dancers approach to movement, by introducing new movements, concepts, and principles. At the Lawrence Arts Center, students learn basic elements of the Limón technique, as well as other fundamental methods. These classes culminate in a performance of The Lorax on March 09-10, 2018. Participation fees are included in tuition. Dancers who are interested in additional solo roles should attend the audition, which will be held on January 6, 2018.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYM12 08/22 - 12/12 TU 7:00PM - 8:00PM Ivy, Monika $205.00 ($184.50) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYM12 01/09 - 05/15 TU 7:00PM - 8:00PM Ivy, Monika $251.00 ($225.90) Enroll Now!