Dance Day was held at KC Ballet on August 27, 2016. This is a annual event that celebrates a multitude of dances from around the world. From early morning through late afternoon, free dance classes are offered in a variety of styles for the young and the mature. Also available throughout the day, are free dance performances that inspire and ease the creative palette.
Dance is a great way to develop a mind-body connection, while having fun and getting fit. Honing ones artistry and exuding self expression, regardless of experience or dance know-how, are some of the benefits.
The Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity is a spectacularly renovated architectural phenom that inspires creativity itself. It houses the amateur and professional dancers of Kansas City's premiere dance company.
All images taken by Kimberly Pimentel a Kansas City Photographer.
Flamenco Class was instructed by Tamara Carson.
A Schedule of classes was handed out that enabled the participants, young and old, experienced, or just having fun, to dance all day. Classes were 45 minutes long and all were encouraged to let thier inner dancer shine.
An outside tent was set up with a lunch from Two Guys and a Grill. The social hour provided a much needed refueling, while dancers of all experience munched and chatted about goals, dance, and issues that the Arts in general face. At one table a Dance Instructor from England sat next to a Collegiate Dancer and a trio of pre-high school enthusiasts and all talked about thier dance and love of the arts, and how limited funding is for this mind growing endeavor.
Dancers were instructed to look at themselves and be powerful!
Dance has been shown to improve cognitive function, balance, creativity, and fitness. As dancers, young and old, gathered at studio doors, ideas and greetings were exchanged. The Arts were alive and generating kinships of creation at the Todd Bolender Center.
All images shot by Kimberly Pimentel a Kansas City Photographer.