The Kansas City Dance Festival brings together dance organizations from around the Midwest, highlighting the common exchange of classically trained dancers with cutting edge choreography. They also give the opportunity for their artists to provide education outreach to Kansas City schools, including master classes, lecturing and mentoring. They give the audience an opportunity to explore dance by presenting never-before-seen choreography that has not been experienced in the Kansas City arts community before. Their festival runs July 24 and 25. Learn more at their website.
The mission of the Ottawa, Kansas, Municipal Auditorium is to serve and enrich the community as a cultural, entertainment and educational center. Located at 301 S. Hickory St., the Auditorium has expanded programming for greater community outreach. Local talent and children's events receive more exposure. The facility remains a vital part of the community's activities, always striving to provide opportunities to enrich, to educate and to entertain. To see a calendar of upcoming shows, visit their website.
Prairie Moon Waldorf School in Lawrence offers early childhood and grade-school education from preschool through middle school on seven acres in the Kansas River Valley. Waldorf schools are dedicated to recognizing the unique spirit of each child. Through a rich curriculum that integrates the academic, artistic and practical, Prairie Moon Waldorf School fosters the development of self-knowledge and helps children to engage fully in the world by awakening in them warmth of heart, clarity of thought and strength of purpose. Learn more at their website.