In the Community
Off the stage and beyond the School, Mareck Center for Dance serves the community through educational and outreach programs that promote creativity and fitness, and build appreciation for the arts.
To learn more about how we work to make dance accessible to everyone, please select one of the following:
Due to the progression of the coronavirus, our spring performance of LIVE! was canceled. We were heartbroken that we would not be able to share the hard work that the dancers, musicians, and choreographers put into this performance. With the introduction of Couch Ballet, we found a way for our patrons to still enjoy what they created, and share the relief that beautiful art can bring to our community. Couch Ballet allows you to enjoy beautiful performances from Mareck Center for Dance, completely free on YouTube, all from the comfort of your sofa.
DanceReach with the Boys and Girls Club
These youth have an opportunity to learn different types of dance, build their skills and fitness, and expand their horizons. The culmination of their hard work is the chance to perform on stage for a live audience at Mareck Center for Dance events.
Scholarships for Youth In Need
Dance Classes for People with Different Abilities
Danceability provides a safe and supportive learning environment where people with different abilities can grow and develop their skills. Learn more.
Performance Tickets for Non-Profit Agencies
Educational Demonstrations at Schools & Senior Living Homes
Children. Mareck Center for Dance is school touring qualified by the Missouri Arts Council & we perform frequently at local schools. Beyond engaging students in discussions about dance with members of the Company, our study guide links ballet & the arts to topics such as math, history, & science.
The Elderly. At senior living homes throughout the area, Mareck Center for Dance dancers perform & provide an interactive experience by teaching audience members dance positions & steps. Following the demonstration, they spend time visiting with the seniors, answering questions & offering insight into the life of a professional dancer.
Participation in Community Events
Open Rehearsals at the Studio
Several times a year, Mareck Center for Dance invites the public into its black box performing studio to view open rehearsals. This intimate experience gives community members the opportunity to see the dancers up close in action. It also cultivates a sense of personal connection between community members and the dancers as they have a chance to meet and spend time visiting.