It was an awesome day at the Iowa Regional for DTU!  I love judging for this organization!                                                                             …

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We are very lucky to have a very special group helping out at our competition called The KC Classic Crew!  Most of them were former competitors at the KC Classic and now dance on their college teams.  Congratulations to these dancers that are near and dear to our hearts!  It was great cheering you on!…

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The school year is coming to an end so it’s a good time to take a look back and recognize some great achievements from the teams that came to The Kansas City Classic!  Congratulations to all the teams on all their accomplishments!  It’s been a joy cheering for you and watching you soar!  Best of…

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It was another great year at the Family Arena!  Thank you to all the board members, coaches, teams, judges, staff, spectators…EVERYONE who made the day go so well!  I love Missouri and its dance teams and I’m so proud to be a part of it.  And I’m so proud of The Kansas City Classic teams!…

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What a weekend!  I was so happy for dear friends who took some major risks and huge leaps of faith to start their own competition from the ground up.  So much thought and preparation are behind just the vision itself, and what they wanted Dance Team Union to be.  To see it all come to…

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It was a great day for dance teams at the 2017 Kansas City Classic!  Thank you so much to the teams who participated, the soloists, the duos, the ensembles, the Sapphires, their coaches, their parents, the judges, the KC Classic Crew, and all the spectators who came to support these wonderful dancers!  Click here for…

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STATE  This year brought so much growth to The Kansas City Classic teams and it was awesome to watch and, in some cases, participate in this growth!  All the credit should be given to the dancers and their dedicated coaches.  Congratulations to the following KC Classic teams on their placements at the Missouri State Dance Team…

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It took me a couple of days to recover from my Site Coordinator job for the Missouri State Dance Team Championship this past weekend.  What a great couple days of dance, highlighting all the fantastic talent from our fabulous state!  My favorite moments:  Seeing past and present Kansas City Classic dancers!  They’ve gone on to…

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It was a great day for dance teams at the 2016 Kansas City Classic!  Thank you so much to the teams who participated, the soloists, the ensembles, the Sapphires, their coaches, their parents, the judges, and all the spectators who came to support these wonderful dancers!  Click here for the results.  It’s going to be another…

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We love Missouri and its dance teams!  The weekend started on Friday with the solo competition.  Kayla, Natalie and Fallon got to help judge 82 solos.  I’m very proud of some KC Classic dancers who placed in the top half of their class: Freshman Solos: Katie Rhodus, Kearney 1st Alaina Lee, Liberty North 2nd JoAnna…

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It was a great day for dance teams at the 2015 Kansas City Classic!  Our fifth year was held in the brand new field house at Liberty High School.  Thank you so much to the teams who participated, the soloists, the ensembles, the Sapphires, their coaches, their parents, the judges, and all the spectators who…

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I’m always happy to reciprocate when it comes to sponsors for our dance team competition The Kansas City Classic.  The College Basketball Experience has been so great about donating items for our coach drawing every year, so when they asked if I’d be Birthday Mom #3 it was a no-brainer.  Of course!!  I never pass…

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The aerial sessions for the Overall High Point Winners at The Kansas City Classic have begun!  A huge thank you to our good friend Rachel at Voler for being so awesome and supportive of Larkspur and The Kansas City Classic since day one, AND for being such a great teacher!  During the sessions, she taught the…

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Kansas City Classic teams were also well represented in the first ever Missouri Dance Team Championship Solo Competiton!  In the Sophomore Division, Tanner Frisbey from William Chrisman High School won 1st and Megan Bishop from Blue Springs South won 2nd!  You can see a great piece Fox 4 did on Tanner right here.  In the…

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Congratulations to all the Kansas City Classic teams who participated in the Missouri Dance Team Championship (commonly referred to as “state” in these parts.)  We are so pleased with how well our teams did, whether they used our choreo, had us out for a perfecting session (“cleaning” in these parts), or just came to our…

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Congratulations to Ashtyn Scruggs for being selected as the 2013 winner of the Allyn Schwinn Scholarship! Ashtyn has not only overcome a physical deformity at birth that made doctors doubtful she would ever be able to dance, but also a broken back, the result of an accident her sophomore year. With hard work and dedication,…

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Teams that compete at the Kansas City Classic have the opportunity to win placements in their division.  And if they win 1st, they get a complimentary aerial session with our good friend Rachel McMeachin at Voler Aerial Academy.  These sessions are so much fun! I’m so pleased to be able to share this really cool…

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Congratulations to The Kansas City Classic teams who earned well-deserved trophies at the Missouri 2014 Dance Team Championship this past Saturday, February 16th at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri! Barstow:  2nd Place 1A Hip Hop, 4th Place 1A Dance Pembroke Hill:  2nd Place 2A Dance, 3rd Place 2A Pom, 3rd Place Overall in 2A…

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Our smart little philanthropic dance powerhouse from Lee’s Summit North High School, Miss Olivia Wheat, will be going to Drury University this fall where she will pursue a degree in Elementary Education (I know!  This former teacher is so excited!) with a minor in Special Education and Spanish.  Olivia was a member of the awesome…

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Congratulations to The Kansas City Classic teams who earned well-deserved trophies at the Missouri 2013 Dance Team Championship this past Saturday, February 23rd at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri! Maryville:  2nd Place 1A Kick, 2nd Place 1A Pom Pembroke Hill:  4th Place 1A Mix, 4th Place 1A Pom, 2nd Place Overall in 1A…

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It was a great day at the 2012 Kansas City Classic!  A huge thank you to all the teams, their coaches, parents, judges…..we are so grateful to everyone who made it successful!  You can see highlight reels and results on the Kansas City Classic page by clicking on the photo of the logo to the…

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We’re so proud of our scholarship winners who are headed off to their first year of college!  A big congratulations to Melody Roberts of Raymore-Peculiar High School who was awarded the Larkspur Scholarship.  She takes her diabetes in stride while she made excellent grades, worked part time, danced at a local studio, and performed with…

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At our dance team competition, The Kansas City Classic, the lovely and talented Raymore Peculiar Prowlers earned the most points making them the overall grand champions!  As their grand prize, we provided them with an introductory aerial lesson with our good friend Rachel McMeachin of Voler-Thieves of Flight.  They came to Rachel’s loft on a…

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We got the opportunity to work some fabulous teams who participated in The Kansas City Classic by choreographing for them, or helping them prepare their routines for competition.  We wanted to give them a special “congratulations” and let them know how much we enjoyed our time with them, and how proud we were of their…

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We did it!  We hosted our first dance team competition, and it went very, very well!  So proud of every single soul that darkened the doorway of Liberty High School that day. Click on the Kansas City Classic link to the right to be taken to the results and a highlight reel! Love and spirit fingers, Melanie…

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It’s official!  Larkspur will be the first professional company to host a competition for the Missouri Dance Team Association!  AND we have a venue and awesome partnership with The Liberty Sapphires Dance Team!  The Kansas City Classic will be held December 3, 2011 at Liberty High School.  The application for the contest can now be…

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It’s on!  I can’t wait!  I had a very successful meeting with my good friend Brett Elder, Missouri Dance Team Association President.  We totally hatched a plot to merge forces and bring a quality regional competition to Missouri that would be open to high school dance teams on the Missouri and Kansas side of the…

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