Our trained staff of educators offers an array of classes in which students will learn a variety of dance techniques, create and experience different forms of visual art and music, and make friends along the way! Each week will include classes, field-trips, and loads of opportunities for your children to learn and discover their inner creativity. Lunch will be provided most days, donated by local restaurants. We look forward to welcoming your children into the CKDC family! Click here to learn more about our camp schedule or register for camp in our Shop.
Join CKDC's Junior Company this season to improve your technique, performance and versatility as an artist. CKDC's Junior Company dancers have access to professional performance opportunities, backstage training and more.
Dancers will be considered for either our Junior or Jr Jr Companies, or both based on age and ability.
Audition will include improvisation, center and across the floor combinations. Candidates should bring a headshot and resume. Doors open at 1:30p.m. and the audition begins at 2:00p.m. For more information, email our Artistic Director, Arica Brown, at email@example.com or call us at (314) 546-1477.
Community is the theme of our fall dance concert, The Blue Zone, named after the parts of the world that are home to the highest concentration of centenarians. We like to consider CKDC a Blue Zone of its own, right here in St. Louis. Because The Blue Zones are places where people pursue active, healthy lifestyles but most of all, find purpose. Join us at The Marcelle Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27. Concert times will be released soon!
Doors open at 6:30p.m. and Trivia begins at 7:00p.m.
Enjoy a fun night of trivia with your friends, family, and coworkers, while raising funds for your favorite local nonprofit!
Ample street parking is available right outside the .ZACK or use the parking lot across the street.
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks!
We are grateful to Kranzberg Arts Foundation for donating this space for our fundraiser.
Intermediate/Advanced Level dancers aged 12+ are welcomed to join us for a week long dance intensive where we explore different dance styles and professional development for performing artists.
Admission: $75/day or $350/week
*Family price packages available, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CKDC is seeking four male and two female dancers to round out the remainder of our 2019 season. Audition will include improvisation, center and across the floor combinations. Candidates should bring a headshot and resume. Doors open at 1:30p.m. and the audition begins at 2:00p.m. For more information, email our Artistic Director, Arica Brown at email@example.com or call us at (314) 546-1477.
Celebrate CKDC's 10 year anniversary with 10 hours of dance classes and social events for adults and youth. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/2276641492589998/ or message us at firstname.lastname@example.org, text us at (314) 546-1477. We hope to see you this weekend!
CKDC's Spring Concert, Bloom, celebrates a new beginning for the company as they continue their journey in their new home, in the Central West End. The concert will explore ideas of starting anew, flowering, developing, and growing. In addition to blooming in the community, the concert is also the first ever to offer choreographic positions to Junior Company dancers age 12 - 13 in celebration of their unique growth as young artists. These talented students, Katrin Allen and Moxie Doctor, are joined by their mentors and Resident Choreographers Arica Brown, Ashreale McDowell, Kat Norton and Mel McCray as well as Guest Choreographers Mary Clermont and Rafael Tillery to bring efflorescent themes to the stage this Spring.
Bloom is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation where Consuming Kinetics Dance Company is proud to be a resident company.
Tickets available on MetroTix at https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/ckdc-bloom
Parents Night Out is back for 2019 and we are ready with dance games, movement classes, snacks and a movie! Enjoy some time out on the town with your loved on and let us take the kids off your hands. This event is open to all youth, not just CKDC students. Kids age 6 - 14 are welcome! Catering will be provided by Snarf's Sandwiches. $40 for the first child and only $10 to add a sibling. Sign up today on our Shop page!
Help us warm up our new studio at Taylor and Olive. Be the first to see the new space, mingle with our artists, donors, clients and students. You can optionally bring a gift for the new studio. Check out our registrations at Target and Amazon. We can’t wait to reveal the new space!
CKDC has partnered with Bia Foundation to give kids in our community a little something special this holiday season. Join us on Friday, December 21 for a free Hip Hop dance class. All participants will go home with toys from our toy drive. All ages are welcome. Please help us spread the word about this wonderful event.
Consuming Kinetics Dance Company is seeking 3 male artists and 1 female artist to jump start our 2019 season!
Please bring a head shot and resume. Doors open at 4:30p.m.. Audition starts promptly at 5:00p.m. and will consist of combinations and improvisation. Audition fee is $15. For more information, email us at email@example.com. Audition fee may be paid in advance, online in our Shop. Payment is also accepted at the door.
As we move on to a new location, CKDC would like to say a final farewell to our previous location on Whittier. Come say your final goodbyes with the CKDC family! Click here to learn more about the changes and to support our move!
This event is FREE and open to the public.
CKDC's Fall Concert, Stasis was conceptualized to celebrate a state of rest and normalcy in the company following a period of change. Since preparing for the concert, CKDC has been faced with even more changes than they could have imagined. Stasis looks at new adaptations on the concept including ways to reach Stasis in periods of turmoil. Works for Stasis will involve the use of multimedia including installations, graphics, film and other interactive elements. Featuring premiere work by Founder, Artistic and Executive Director, Arica Brown. Also featuring premiere choreography by Assistant Artistic and Executive Director, Ashreale McDowell. Introducing debut choreography by Associate Director, Kat Norton alongside Resident Choreographers Sam Gaitsch, Rafael Tillery and Jordan Woods. Also featuring Guest Choreographers David Marchant, Rob Scoggins and Ashley Yang.
Showtimes are 8:00p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3:00p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are on sale at Metrotix
CKDC is joining forces with other Kranzberg Arts Foundation Resident Companies to perform at the first annual Residence Showcase. Details to be added as we near the concert! Click here to reserve tickets or visit us in the box office starting at 6:00p.m.
The concert begins at 7:00p.m. All proceeds benefit the participating companies. Ticket prices range from $22 - $150. We hope to see you there!
Coming to a barre near you...
This summer, Consuming Kinetics Dance Company is excited to host the 3rd Annual St. Louis Barre Crawl! Attend our Kick-Off Event on Friday, June 22nd and the crawl takes place June 23rd and 24th. For more information, visit our Barre Crawl page by clicking here.
Consuming Kinetics Dance Company is seeking 3 male and 2 female artists to help us finish out our 2018 season!
Please bring a head shot and resume. Doors open at 12:30p.m. Audition starts promptly at 1:00p.m. and will consist of a barre, combinations and improvisation. Audition fee is $15. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Spring concert will focus on experience, adventure and travel. The Scenic Route features the work of Guest Choreographers Ryadah Heiskell, David Marchant, Cecil Slaughter and Rafael Tillery and Resident Choreographers Arica Brown, Sam Gaitsch, and Ashreale McDowell. Please join us for our debut performance in the Marcelle Theater.
Friday, April 20 at 8:00p.m.
Saturday, April 21 at 8:00p.m.
Sunday, April 22 at 3:00p.m.
Tickets available at MetroTix.com
Support CKDC artist Sam Gaitsch in her final Masters thesis performance at Washington University!
She along with classmates Heather Himes and Mariko Kumanomido will each present 30-minute works on the Edison Theatre stage. This is a very special event, as these three women comprise the first cohort of Washington University's inaugural MFA in Dance program.
General admission. Free and open to the public!
Audition fee: $15. Please bring a headshot and resume. Doors open at 12:30p.m. Audition will consist of a short barre, traveling choreography, center choreography and improvisation. For more information, email Artistic Director, Arica Brown at email@example.com or call/text us at (314) 546-1477.
This is for a performance that takes place the evening before Thanksgiving. If you can not be available at 5:00p.m. on November 22, we can't use you in the performance.
Audition Fee: $15 (or you can use your existing class card with CKDC)
Note: Audition will start prompty at 1:00p.m. Dancers will be auditioning by taking MJ's Hip Hop class, as the content will be used for our performance. Her class ends at 2:00p.m. but dancers who are auditioning should plan to stay for another 30 minutes to discuss times and availability for rehearsals.