About Dance Canvas...
Dance Canvas opened in September 2013 with one studio space and one instructor. Classes quickly grew and over the next couple of years we were joined by our incredible team of instructors and hundreds of new students. We expanded the studio in the summer of 2015 and now have two large, modern dance spaces, complete with mirrored walls, ballet barres and professional-grade dance floors (including one Marley floor).
Our Recitals are held in May each year at Juanita K. Hammons Hall, in Springfield MO. Our 2019 Recitals had over 3,000 people in attendance!
We keep our class sizes small (between 12-15, depending on the class) to ensure each child receives the individual attention and guidance necessary to excel. Dance Canvas aims to hit that perfect balance between professional dance education and fun, as we believe enjoyment is one of the keys to learning.
We don't do drama here. Our students are taught to respect and encourage each other, and we keep everything classy and tasteful!
Dance Canvas is dedicated to providing a professional, fun, warm and challenging learning environment where people of all ages, interests and backgrounds can pursue and share a love of dance. We pride ourselves on being a friendly place where you can come as a platform to a higher level of dance education, or to just have fun and learn a new skill.
Our instructors aim to invest time and effort in every student and inspire them to develop their skills while expressing their own creative voice. We believe learning to dance should be a fun and exciting experience, and the beauty of creative movement is something that should be available to all.
A little word from Miss Whitney!
I studied and taught Dance in Chicago for eight years before leaving in 2012 in search of new opportunities. I took a long round-the-world trip and was lucky enough to have the chance to take classes at several international studios. I came to Springfield, Missouri shortly afterwards with my husband James and before long, Dance Canvas was born! I love Springfield and am so grateful for the opportunity to share my love and passion for dance with the community here. We're proud that Dance Canvas is a place where everyone is welcome. No matter your age, experience or skill level, we have a class for you!
"One person can create a company, but a community creates a movement!"
Let's create this movement together! Come inspire, create and DANCE with us!