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National Dance Day

Hosted by Leawood Stage Company

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Leawood Stage Company to Host National Dance Day Presented by Vida Dance Company

Leawood Stage Company is again pleased to host a day of dance for the second year. See dancers of all types perform on Saturday, April 17th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Ironwoods Amphitheater in Ironwoods Park, 147th and Mission Road.


April 17th
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Kansas City joins other cities throughout the United States by celebrating National Dance Week 2021! Dancers of all ages, disciplines, and levels join together to present a day of free dance performances for the public at the annual National Dance Week Kansas City event. Celebrating the joy of dance together, from studios to universities to professional companies to independent choreographers. Over 20 groups will present their original works in genres including ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, aerial, Latino, Egyptian, Irish Step, and belly dance.

Emerging pre-professional choreographers participating in our Catalyst program have the opportunity to create brand-new pieces under the guidance of professional mentors and perform their pieces at this event as well.  Sponsored by the Leawood Stage Company and the Leawood Arts Council, this forth annual event is an exciting opportunity to watch some of KC’s best, perform in one location.

Local Dance Day organizers, VidaDance, are a passionate group of professional dancers who enjoy expression through movement and music, and who value challenge, creativity, positivity, and laughter.

Based in Leawood, VidaDance is all about interesting, accessible, and excellent choreography, technique, and artistry.  VidaDance is more than just a professional dance company – it’s a movement to bring dance to a wider audience.  VidaDance performs all over the greater Kansas City area as well as in St. Louis.  VidaDance won Best of Festival & Best of Venue at the Kansas City Fringe Festival in 2018, and Best of Venue in 2016. It has been invited to perform at numerous festivals and collaborative performances since its inception in 2015.

Bring the entire family to beautiful Ironwoods Park. We recommend bringing a blanket and/or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome but alcohol is not allowed in the park. Dogs must be leashed, and we request that they not disturb the audience members around them. For more information, including participating groups, please visit the National Dance Week KC or the VidaDance Company website and check out our Facebook event page.

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