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William Roberson in "To Have and to Hold" by Shapiro and Smith
William Roberson in "To Have and to Hold" by Shapiro and Smith

Wylliams-Henry (Tonight Still)

September 23, 24, 2016

At White Recital Hall, UMKC/Rep


Amore's Zumba class seven years ago shortly after opening at 118 Quivirra
Amore's Zumba class 7 years ago shortly after opening at 118 Quivirra

Amore, where? Moving, 30-day's notice

Moving Again, looking for another location

Last day is September 30, 2016 at the 11800 Quivira location

I've known Jessica and Tony Witt since they were Thompson and Witt, boyfriend and girlfriend dancing together with Louis Bar and the Swingsters, then Josh Hernandez and Latin Rhythm, then four-walling it anywhere they could find a spot to teach and give events, then at 523 Grand in the Rivermarket with a two-level combination apartment/studio that looked like something from a television buddy series, then at 39th and Pennsylvania when the landlords of 523 decided to convert to condos and then at 118th and Quivira when the 39th Street location decided to not renew (and stayed vacant for years after). Early on they became Zumba certified and Zumba certifiers getting in at the start of a hugely popular activity.

I took pictures for their wedding at The Madrid (38th and Main, see link below) and watched as their daughter was in classes and performances at the next-door American Dance Studio in productions of Nutcracker where their daughter was first a cherub and in other ballet productions and where Tony and Jessica contributed costumes and labor to American Youth Ballet, pitching in to move scenery, props and just be the good neighbors and contributors they are. They are the neat, smart couple who've always contributed to everyone around doing everything right to build their business and the surrounding community, starting very small and building, saving and just plain hard working. I've seriously never run into anyone with anything but appreciation and fondness for them.

They are not the only folks to loose their lease but it seems especially bad luck to have it happen now more than once to them in particular. At this writing (Sept 24th) there is no place in sight. Frankly, I am appalled at the bad judgement of landlords who terminate leases because the greenback is greener with the next imagined tenant rather than valuing the stability and contributions to the community the current tenants bring. So many times I've watched that happen only to have the location remain vacant for long after. I don't know about this circumstance but I could give examples I know of such as Payless Computers at about 80+ and Wornall, still vacant after years, Arthur Murray at their 87th street location and I forgot what eventually went in there. This is more than dollars from a lease.

The Witt's have been the best neighbors to those around. No drunks, just lots of traffic, which is always good overall for a strip mall location and their own willingness to pitch in as contributors all around. At this stage I can only hope they will find another good situation to move into. They've taken lemons before and managed amazingly great lemonade. These two are a treasure and any landlord should only be grateful to get them.

Link to their website: http://www.amoredance.com

Amore Dance Studio pages on this site:
Amore Grand Opening at 11800 Quivira (8 May 2010)
Jessica and Tony's Wedding Reception (12 Aug 2007)
New Location Party - Moved to 39th and Pennsylvania (15 April 2006)
Belly Dance Class with Nicole English (Fall 2005)
Swing Workshop with Dan and Tifany (19 March 2005)

And,here is what they wrote on their Facebook page on September 5th:

Amore Family, After 7 years at our current location, our lease is ending and we were given 30 days notice that we would not be able to renew. As of September 30th, 2016, our studio at 11800 Quivira in Overland Park will be closed.

We are investigating options for relocation and continued classes. If anyone has any ideas regarding spaces where we might be able to hold classes and/or rent space for several hours a week and/or store items while we investigate other options, please let us know.

Through this last month, all classes will be on as scheduled through September 25th.

All current pre-purchased packages or existing balances will be valid. We will not be selling any new 10 class packages for any of our fitness classes, or month passes for our dance classes. Every class will be sold as a drop in basis.

This was completely unexpected and we appreciate your understanding and support. We will continue to update everyone on the future of classes, locations, schedules, and/or possible special events.

Our entire staff treasures teaching and spending time with all of you.

If you have any questions, please send all inquiries to Tony and Jessica Witt at witts@amoredance.com


Ali Ball and Clay Mitchell  at KC Dance Classic
Ali Ball and Clay Mitchell - click on picture to open page

Kansas City Dance Classic 2016

Pictures Saturday, September 10

At the Camelot Ballroom on 151st east of Metcalfe in Overland Park


Mexico at EEFKC 2016 - polka
A little polka - Fiesta Mexicana representing Mexico

Ethnic Enrichment Festial KC, 2016

Pictures Saturday, August 20

Swope Park


Gurukul, Cosmic Forces show
Gurukul in "Cosmic Forces"

Cosmic Forces

Gurukul Academy

July 9, 2016 performance at City Stage in Union Station - Traditional and modern including an ancient revival of using dance to paint a picture


Leo and Karen at Clay Platte
Leo and Karen at Clay-Platte

Clay-Platte Seniors

1st and 3rd Saturdays, live music
Pictures from August 6, 2016

North Cross Methodist, 7-9 pm


Hannah Wagner and John Swapshire in Ensuing by DeeAnna Hiett
Friday afternoon block party, from the portable stage

Festival on the Vine

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
June 2016

18th and Vine Jazz District

June 30th, July 1st and 2cnd 2016 (thu, fri, sat)
The GEM Theater and 18th and Woodland 



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2016


October



Sat, October 1, 2016

 
 Kansas City Ballet Guild Presents 'Ballet Bash' (10/1/2016 through 10/1/2016)  Map 
On October 1st, enjoy Kansas City Ballet Guild’s first-ever Ballet Bash—a completely new Kansas City Ballet gala experience. Held in the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, guests will be treated to numerous musical acts as well as a variety of food and drink in celebration of the Ballet’s fall performance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Proceeds benefit both Kansas City Ballet and Kansas City Ballet School. General admission tickets start at $200—get yours today by visiting www.kcballetbash.org.


 
 Learn Waltz! (sat)  Map (Lesson)
During July, join us for a Beginning Class at 6:30 pm and an Intermediate class at 7:10 pm on Saturday night. Then stick around for our Ballroom Dance which is held every Saturday from 8-11 P.M. on the BEST dance floor in Kansas City. The music is great and is a mix of Ballroom, Latin, & Swing! The cost for the class is only $10/person and includes the dance!

Walters Dance Center has been in business for 40 years, and has one of the BEST dance floors in Kansas City! It is located at 5023 Minnesota (50th Terr & State Ave.) You will find pictures, current class & dance schedule, and directions, on the Walters web site. For more information call (913) 287-3355 or (816) 665-6275. You will find our email address and web site by clicking on 'Saturday Night Ballroom Dance at Walters' above.
URL.1: waltersdancecenter.com
URL.2: Directions.htm
EML.1: mark@waltersdancecenter.com
    
African
 
 West African Drumming (sat)  Map (Lesson)
West African Drumming class - Every Saturday. 11:00 AM
St. Marks Lutheran Church, 3800 Troost (at Manheim), KCMO 64110

    
Afro-cuban
 
 Afro-Cuban Drumming (sat)  Map (Lesson)
Afro-Cuban Drumming class from Traditional Music Society - Every Saturday. 12:00 noon
St. Marks Lutheran Church 3800 Troost (at Manheim) KCMO 64110
URL.1: TraditionalMusicSociety.org
    
Ballroom
 
 Camelot: Dance and Group Lesson (sat)  Map (Dance, Lesson)
Saturday night dance
7:30, 8 or 89:30 to 10:30, 11 or 12-midnight, depending on date and band. - $10/person
6635 W. 151 Street, Overland Park, KS 66223 - Conveniently located 3 blocks east of Metcalf Ave. (913) 897-4622
URL.1: index.php
EML.1: dance@camelotballroom.com
 
 Clay/Platte Dancers (sat)  Map (Dance)
$6 admission, 7pm-9pm - Usually at North Cross Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion.
Usually two dances a month on the First and Third Saturdays: Bring snacks to share. For information call 816-452-5782 or 816-231-5528.

(NOTE: Clay/Platte tries to hold these dances on the 1st saturday and 3rd sunday of each month but because of scheduling conflicts sometimes a dance has to move to the next day in line)

Most dances held at North Cross Church (by Gold’s gym on Vivion Rd.)
Fellowship Hall
1321 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118

 
 Saturday Night Ballroom Dance at Walters! (sat)  Map (Dance, Lesson)
Ballroom Dance every Saturday from 8-11 P.M. on the BEST dance floor in Kansas City. The music is great and is a mix of Ballroom, Latin, & Swing!

During July, join us for a Beginning Waltz Class at 6:30 pm and a Beginning/Intermediate Waltz class at 7:10 pm on Saturday night.

The cost of the class is only $10/person, and includes the dance. Only $7/person for the dance only!

Walters Dance Center has been in business for 40 years, and has one of the BEST dance floors in Kansas City! It is located at 5023 Minnesota (50th Terr & State Ave.) You will find pictures, current class & dance schedule, and directions, on the Walters web site. For more information call (913) 287-3355 or (816) 665-6275. You will find our email address and web site by clicking on 'Saturday Night Ballroom Dance at Walters' above.
URL.1: waltersdancecenter.com
URL.2: SpecialOffers.htm
URL.3: Directions.htm
EML.1: info@waltersdancecenter.com
 
 Learn Waltz! (sat)  Map (Dance, Lesson)
During July, join us for a Beginning Class at 6:30 pm and an Intermediate class at 7:10 pm on Saturday night. Then stick around for our Ballroom Dance which is held every Saturday from 8-11 P.M. on the BEST dance floor in Kansas City. The music is great and is a mix of Ballroom, Latin, & Swing! The cost for the class is only $10/person and includes the dance!

Walters Dance Center has been in business for 40 years, and has one of the BEST dance floors in Kansas City! It is located at 5023 Minnesota (50th Terr & State Ave.) You will find pictures, current class & dance schedule, and directions, on the Walters web site. For more information call (913) 287-3355 or (816) 665-6275. You will find our email address and web site by clicking on 'Saturday Night Ballroom Dance at Walters' above.
URL.1: waltersdancecenter.com
URL.2: Directions.htm
EML.1: info@waltersdancecenter.com
    
Modern
 
 Ailey II at the Folly (9/29/2016 through 10/1/2016)  Map 
Ailey II 2016 Residency

Opening Night
Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.(Young Professionals Evening with Ailey)

Friday, September 30, 8:00 p.m. (Gala)
Saturday Matinée, October 1, 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.

Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street, Kansas City MO 64105
Please visit the Folly Theater Box Office, www.follytheater.org or call 816.474.4444 to purchase tickets.

  • Young Friends Evening With Ailey
Online registration ends at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 29
$30 Onsite Registration at the Folly Theater
Thursday, September 29 | $25 Ticket Includes:
6:00 p.m.: Networking Reception @ the historic Folly Theater (doors open at 5:45 p.m.)
Ticket includes lite bites and a drink ticket valid for beer, wine, soda or water.
7:30 p.m.: Performance from Ailey II

  • Ailey II and Gala 2016
Pre-Performance Cocktails and Creative Cuisine Muehlebach Hotel 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Performance September 30 Folly Theater 8:00 p.m.
Desserts and Dancing, Muehlebach Hotel 10:00 p.m.
URL.1: ailey-ii-2016-residency
    
West african
 
 Children: West African Drumming Class (sat)  Map (Lesson)
Children West African Drumming Classes from Traditional Music Society
Regular class on Saturdays at 1 pm
St. Marks Lutheran Church
3800 Troost (at Manheim) KCMO 64110
URL.1: TraditionalMusicSociety.org



Sun, October 2, 2016

    
Ballroom
 
 Camelot Ballroom (sun)  Map (Dance)
Dances are held every Sunday from 2 pm - 4 pm. The cost is $7.00 per person. So come out and enjoy a good time with us. For more information call 913-897-4622. www.camelotballroom.com Private lessons available upon request
URL.1: camelotballroom.com
EML.1: dance@camelotballroom.com



Mon, October 3, 2016

 
 Ballroom Basics (Learn to Ballroom Dance!) (mon)  Map (Lesson)
This class is specifically designed for Beginning Ballroom Dancers and couples who want to learn to dance for their wedding reception. Beginners are welcome and partners are not needed! The class is limited in number to allow for more personal attention.

The cost is only $59/person for the whole 6 week Series! As an added bonus, at the end of the series, you will receive 6 FREE PASSES to Walters Dance Center Saturday Night Beginning Ballroom Class & our Saturday Night Ballroom Dance. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot in the class.

The class is held at Walters Dance Center, and is taught by Mark Harris. Mark is Certified by NADTA & DVITA as a Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor.

Six-week (6 - 1 Hour Classes) session is scheduled for:
Wednesday 6:00 P.M. - September 7 - October 12
$59/Person

To register for the class, or if you have any questions contact Mark Harris at (816) 665-6275.
URL.1: waltersdancecenter.com
URL.2: Ballroom_Basics_Dance_Class_Kansas_City.htm
URL.3: Directions.htm
EML.1: mark@waltersdancecenter.com
    
Ballroom
 
 Intermediate Nightclub Two Step! (mon)  Map (Dance, Lesson)
During July, join Marta Elder on Monday evenings at Walters Dance Center! She will be teaching a Beginning class at 7:00 P.M., an Intermediate lesson at 7:45 P.M., and an advanced class at 8:45. Then you can practice and socialize from 9:30 - 10 P.M. This is a great place to have fun and make new friends! Singles and beginners are welcome, and you can start anytime! The cost of the classes AND the dance is only $10/Person. ($7/person to dance only.)

Try out the class for FREE! Details and Passes are available on the studio web site.

Walters Dance Center has been in business for 40 years, and has one of the BEST dance floors in Kansas City! It is located at 5023 Minnesota (50th Terr & State Ave.) For more information, updates, current class schedule, directions, go to the Walters web site or call (913) 287-3355 or (816) 665-6275. You will find our email address and web site by clicking on 'Intermediate Tango' above.
URL.1: waltersdancecenter.com
URL.2: SpecialOffers.htm
URL.3: Directions.htm
EML.1: info@waltersdancecenter.com
 
 Beginning Nightclub Two Step! (mon)  Map (Dance, Lesson)
During July, join Marta Elder on Monday evenings at Walters Dance Center! She will be teaching a Beginning class at 7:00 P.M., an Intermediate lesson at 7:45 P.M., and an advanced class at 8:45. Then you can practice and socialize from 9:30 - 10 P.M. This is a great place to have fun and make new friends! Singles and beginners are welcome, and you can start anytime! The cost of the classes AND the dance is only $10/Person. ($7/person to dance only.)

Try out the class for FREE! Passes are available on the studio web site.

Walters Dance Center has been in business for 40 years, and has one of the BEST dance floors in Kansas City! It is located at 5023 Minnesota (50th Terr & State Ave.) For more information, updates, current class schedule, directions, go to the Walters web site or call (913) 287-3355 or (816) 665-6275. You will find our email address and web site by clicking on 'Beginning Quickstep' above.
URL.1: waltersdancecenter.com
URL.2: SpecialOffers.htm
URL.3: Directions.htm
EML.1: info@waltersdancecenter.com
 
 Ballroom Basics (Learn to Ballroom Dance!) (mon)  Map (Lesson)
This class is specifically designed for Beginning Ballroom Dancers and couples who want to learn to dance for their wedding reception. Beginners are welcome and partners are not needed! The class is limited in number to allow for more personal attention.

The cost is only $59/person for the whole 6 week Series! As an added bonus, at the end of the series, you will receive 6 FREE PASSES to Walters Dance Center Saturday Night Beginning Ballroom Class & our Saturday Night Ballroom Dance. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot in the class.

The class is held at Walters Dance Center, and is taught by Mark Harris. Mark is Certified by NADTA & DVITA as a Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor.

Six-week (6 - 1 Hour Classes) session is scheduled for:
Wednesday 6:00 P.M. - September 7 - October 12
$59/Person

To register for the class, or if you have any questions contact Mark Harris at (816) 665-6275.
URL.1: waltersdancecenter.com
URL.2: Ballroom_Basics_Dance_Class_Kansas_City.htm
URL.3: Directions.htm
EML.1: mark@waltersdancecenter.com
 
 Youth Ballroom (mon)  Map (Lesson)
Youth Ballroom
URL.1: amoredance.com
EML.1: info@amoredance.com
    
Kc 2-steppin
 
 KC 2-Step lesson (mon)  Map (Dance, Lesson, Workshop)
Monday: 7 - 9 p.m.
Eisenhower Recreation Center
2901 N 72nd, Kansas City, KS
$5

ALSO NOTE:
Thursday: 7-9 p.m.
Lonnie Bush Fitness
6715 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133
$6
URL.1: sokcparty.com
    
Latin
 
 Beginning Nightclub Two Step! (mon)  Map (Dance, Lesson)
During July, join Marta Elder on Monday evenings at Walters Dance Center! She will be teaching a Beginning class at 7:00 P.M., an Intermediate lesson at 7:45 P.M., and an advanced class at 8:45. Then you can practice and socialize from 9:30 - 10 P.M. This is a great place to have fun and make new friends! Singles and beginners are welcome, and you can start anytime! The cost of the classes AND the dance is only $10/Person. $8/students. ($7/person to dance only.)

Try out the class for FREE! Passes are available on the studio web site. No contracts or 'Programs'. Walters Dance Center has been in business for 40 years, and has one of the BEST dance floors in Kansas City! It is located at 5023 Minnesota (50th Terr & State Ave.) For more information, updates, current class schedule, directions, go to the Walters web site or call (913) 287-3355 or (816) 665-6275. You will find our email address and web site by clicking on 'Beginning Quickstep' above.
URL.1: waltersdancecenter.com
URL.2: SpecialOffers.htm
URL.3: Directions.htm
EML.1: info@waltersdancecenter.com
    
Line dance
 
 Line Dance (mon)  Map (Lesson)
Mondays 8:30pm to 9:30pm - Line Dance

Lonnie Bush Fitness
6715 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133

With De Barker
URL.1: idwdproductions.com
EML.1: debarker74@yahoo.com
    
Salsa
 
 Salsa - intermediate (www.KCSalsa.com) (mon)  Map (Lesson)
KCSalsa Latin Dance Social at Viva Dance Studio, 6101 Martway, Mission, KS 66202
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: [120 mins] Beginners - Nightclub Style Salsa Level 1
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: [120 mins] Beginners - Nightclub Style Salsa Level 2
URL.1: KCSalsa.com
URL.2: index.php
EML.1: whereisthesalsa@KCSalsa.com

 

Heads Up For ...

Ailey II at the Folly
9/29/2016 - 10/1/2016 
Ailey II 2016 Residency Opening Night Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.(Young Professionals Evening with Ailey) Friday, September 30, 8:00 p.m....
URL.1: ailey-ii-2016-residency


Kansas City Ballet Guild Presents 'Ballet Bash'
10/1/2016 
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10/27/2016 - 10/29/2016 
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URL.1: umkc_April2016Spring.asp
URL.2: dance.asp


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22nd Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Children's Ball
12/3/2016 
Join the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends as they entertain you at the Muehlebach Tower of the Marriott in downtown Kansas City for a morni...



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2/10/2017 - 2/19/2017 
New Moves is a chance for audiences to see tomorrow’s sought after choreographers today! It is a very up close and visceral experience for audience an...
URL.1: kcballet.org



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