Larkspur Dance & Choreography is pleased to provide this in person and virtual opportunity for all high school dancers!

In person event details:

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

St. Pius X High School

1500 NE 42nd Terrace

Kansas City, MO  64116

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Virtual event details:

Videos of material to be learned released on March 20th

Videos of material being performed by participant due March 27th

Learn collegiate level material from dancers on talented and successful college dance teams!   

The University of Kansas Rock Chalk Dancers will be teaching a fun routine suitable for Game Day!
The University of Kansas Rock Chalk Dancers will be teaching a fun routine suitable for Game Day!
Learn a pom combo from the NWMSU Bearcat Steppers who have consistently placed in the top 5 at Nationals with this style!
Learn a pom combo from the NWMSU Bearcat Steppers who have consistently placed in the top 5 at Nationals with this style!
The K-State Classy Cats will be teaching a sassy and crowd pleasing jazz combo!
The K-State Classy Cats will be teaching a sassy and crowd pleasing jazz combo!
The UMKC Dance Team will be teaching a fun hip hop combo perfect for entertaining fans at games!
The UMKC Dance Team will be teaching a fun hip hop combo perfect for entertaining fans at games!

Learn about numerous college dance team programs from all divisions of the NCAA and the NAIA.  Valuable opportunities await by expressing interest in programs early and planning for life after high school!  
Below are the participating colleges.    

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Only $35 for the in person event or virtual event.  Only $45 for both.    

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More Information and Registration

  1. The in person and virtual event is open to all high school aged dancers, freshmen to seniors.
  2. Material taught at the in person event will be filmed and released to virtual participants the day after the Expo, March 20th.
  3. Participants register at the link and pay the $35 for the live event.  Payments can also be accepted at the door the day of the event via personal check or Venmo.
  4. Participants in the virtual event only can also register at the same link.
  5. Those who want to participate in both the in person and virtual event can also register at the link and pay $45.
  6. Starting March 20th, links to the material taught by college dance team members and a Google form with uploading capability will be shared with registered and paid participants.
  7. Participants will have one week to learn material, film themselves performing the material, and upload video files on a Google Form.   The Google Form will also collect the follwing information:  name of participant, grade level, school, dance studio, Instagram handle, GPA, intended area of study if known, and a photo.  Photo should be a "headshot," but doesn't have to be professionally done.  It can be a school or dance team portrait, or a simple shot from a phone.  Videos can be shot in any location suitable for filming be it a studio, gym, or other indoor or outdoor space where the dancer has room to move and execute the material effectively.  Using a phone or tablet to film is totally acceptable, just make sure to film horizontally.
  8. Wardrobe for filming and for the in person event: form fitting tank or bra top with dance shorts, leggings, appropriate dance footwear, and collegiate game day appropriate hair and makeup.
  9. The college teams doing the instruction have been asked to provide material that can be adjusted for varying technical ability.
  10. Participants can choose to upload all material or just those that they feel showcase their ability and talent the best.
  11. During the week that the material is released, participants will also have access to more information about all the college dance team programs participating.  Participants can also choose their top 5 teams that they're interested in pursuing.
  12. The participant may be contacted by programs outside of their top 5 with more information and offers.
  13. If a delay in the release of material occurs, the due date for video submissions will follow suit and will always be one full week after the release of material.

A special word from the event director:  

 

This has been a challenging time for all dancers and educators.  This year I'm thrilled to be able to provide a special in person AND virtual opportunity that shines a light on dancers and to encourage them to start thinking about the next step after high school.  I encourage high school dancers from all over  to take advantage of this informative learning opportunity!  We've got top notch and talented teams teaching college level material that will help you prepare for dancing in college.  The price is affordable, and the format is forgiving.  Come dance in person if you want!  We didn't get the chance to do that last year!  Or just participate virtually!  You don't need special equipment to participate and you will be exposed to numerous colleges for a very affordable price.

We will have a wide variety of college teams participating.  This is a great opportunity to do some exploring, and start thinking about what you'd like your college dance experience to look like.  Keep an open mind.  You might fall in love with a smaller college with scholarship and competitive opportunities!  You might decide that bigger is better!  You might want something in the middle with a fantastic game day experience and some fierce competition!  You might find the perfect fit close to you because "there's no place like home!"  You might find your second home in a state that's clear across the country!  The possibilities are endless and opportunities abound for dancers of all backgrounds and talent levels!

I hope you join us in this special opportunity that was created for dancers of all backgrounds, abilities and styles!  Here's to all of you finding a great fit for your dance career after high school!

Melanie Dailey, Owner of Larkspur Dance & Choreography

"I'm proudly from the state of Missouri and can say without a doubt that Missouri and Kansas produce some of the most talented and well rounded dancers.  Use this opportunity to look outside your state lines and see the big, wide world that's open to you!"  

Rachel Levetzow, Head Coach Ole Miss Rebelettes

"We currently have two dancers from the Kansas City area and hope to add a few more next season."

Erin Alvarado, Head Coach Texas Tech Pom Squad

 

"I've had dancers on my team from Kansas and they are amazing dancers and people overall!  It's a special area of the country.  I'm always looking to bring on more dancers like them to my team!"  

Mallori Walker, Head Coach Purdue Dance Team

I'm from Missouri and danced in high school and college in that state.  There is so much talent in Missouri and Kansas and I wish I could get more dancers down here with me!

Chasity Tyus, Head Coach Florida State University Golden Girls

"I have actually had several girls from Missouri on my team.  Love them!  Some quality training there and nice kids."

Bianca Caryl, Head Coach ASU Sun Devil Spirit Squad/Dance Team

Check out highlights from the 2020 College Dance Team Expo below!  

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