Dancing Plus dance studio has been enriching the lives of dancers for over 15 years. Students are challenged and inspired by the wide variety and artistry of classes we provide. We offer classes for those interested in dance recreationally, and also offer opportunities for those wanting to experience the competitive world of dance. Whether you dance just for fun, or you are a future professional dancer, the students at Dancing Plus have the opportunity to learn from our talented staff of dedicated, energetic, caring and creative instructors.
PROFESSIONAL DANCE INSTRUCTION
Our professional teaching staff offers up to 10 levels and over thirteen types of dance to best develop each dancer's individual interests and potential. The 10-member faculty, with diverse styles and yet complimentary techniques, nurtures the students' talents in a disciplined, yet caring environment. Our teachers are committed to re-defining the profession of teaching the arts to children and to making Dancing Plus a positive place for all students. They are well-educated and highly motivated; open-minded and innovative; passionate and devoted. For well over 15 years, they have continually strived to be better, to pass on knowledge in a consistently positive and joyful way, and to make every day and every class count. These dedicated and experienced instructors; many of whom possess degrees in the performing arts, teaching, or possess true national and worldwide professional dance and theater experience; continually further their own education to bring the newest and best to the students of Dancing Plus.
OUR REPUTATION FOR QUALITY
Dancing Plus' reputation for quality is best exemplified in the success of the advanced dancers. Students continue to win regional championships, various scholarships, and numerous judges choice awards. Many graduated dancers have gone on to attain their own degree in the fine arts, in addition to professional careers in Los Angeles, New York, andLas Vegas. Our dancers have gone beyond technique to demonstrate a style and passion for dance that has earned them a reputation for excellence.
DANCING PLUS IN THE COMMUNITY
The founder, Jennifer McCluhan strongly believes in the need for giving back to our community. Dancing Plus has been a Chamber of Commerce business member for over 15 years, and has been actively involved in supporting our area businesses, schools and charitable programs. We participate in and donate to worthy causes such as Stuff The Bus Program, HELP Humane Society, and Toys for Tots. One hundred percent of ticket sales from our Holiday Show every December are used to buy Christmas gifts for the local Adopt A Family program here in Cass County. We encourage the children to participate in the process by assisting with the shopping for gifts, helping to collect donations and sometimes even helping to wrap presents for the little ones. Dancing Plus believes whole heartedly that participating in programs such as this help to mold a child's character.
THE STUDIO FACILITY
Our facility is the largest in Raymore! We offer a free-floating, injury-preventive wood floor, three large dance studios and two music rooms, setting us apart from every other studio in the area. All top of the line equipment and sound systems are the standard for our learning environment. A spacious lobby, with a children's play area and a dressing room, creates a comfortable space to welcome both parents and students alike. Behind the scenes, an organized, computer-trained office staff, deal with the business at hand, and are never too busy to answer a question or help a student.
BI-ANNUAL RECITAL, SPRING SHOW AND HOLIDAY SHOW
The commitment to excellence is never more evident than in our dance productions. You will find at our Bi-annual recital: incredible lighting and stage effects, fun and exciting production numbers, and spectacular costumes to compliment our creative ideas and choreography. This kids love the all the fuss and buzz of "the big show", and thoroughly enthrall the audience, making this show not just a recital, but an evening to remember. At our spring show and holiday show you will be captivated by our innovative choreography, dynamic music, and variety of dance styles which always entertain friends and family alike. Whether its the Recital, Spring Show or Holiday Show; while all the energy is focused on-stage, busy staff and volunteers organize dancers backstage so that entrances and exits run smoothly, young children are properly supervised, and parents can relax and enjoy.
Dancing Plus is not just our name - its a concept that captures our dream and our mission. Dancing PLUS: encouraging hard work at everything we do... At school, at home and at the studio. Dancing PLUS: being a good friend, student, and member of our community. Dancing PLUS: being dedicated to exploring new ideas and trying new things. Dancing PLUS: music education, piano, vocal and musical theater performance. Dancing PLUS: tumbling, flexibility, and strength. Dancing PLUS: so much more...