"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing"- Eva Burrows

INSTRUCTORS

Alyshia Needham

Owner, Instructor, & Choreographer

Alyshia graduated from the University of Kansas, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance.  She started her early training at the age of five and has trained in all genres, competing nationally since the age of nine. While competing, she received many high overalls, awards for excellence in choreography, technique, and performance. Alyshia was crowned Miss Dance 2012 and held the reigning title, competing nationally in Anaheim, California against all other titlist from the US and Canada. After high school, she auditioned and was accepted into the University of Kansas Dance program where she was honored to perform with the University Dance Company.  She has also trained with Joe Tremaine, Tiffany Maher, Meghan Sanett, and Tony Bellisimo in Chicago, along with Dance Masters of America, Debbie Allen from FAME, the casting crew of Walt Disney, and many more. Besides training in the typical genres of dance,

Alyshia has also trained in African Jazz, Flamenco, Improvisation, Classical Indian dance, Dance for Children, and is a certified Zumba/Zumba Kids Instructor.

 

​Alyshia takes pride in teaching students the art of dance, and bringing out the best in each and every student.  She has taught and mentored all levels of students, including award winning students that have been nationally recognized for their outstanding achievements, performances and techniques in dance. Many of her talented students have gone on to perform in New York, Las Vegas, on cruise lines, and with various companies across the US. 

 

Alyshia’s passions in life are spending time with her family, Jasper and Kemper, her beautiful dog Layla, and teaching students the art of dance.  Whether it is with the recreational dancer wanting to have fun with the art or the more serious dancer wanting to pursue the art competitively, she is truly excited to share her passion with each and every student! 

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Harley McKinney

Instructor & Choreographer

Harley’s passion for dance began at an early age. Starting recreationally, and then beginning her competitive journey at the age of seven. From then on Harley was exposed and trained in many styles of dance while competing nationally. During which time, she was introduced to many remarkable instructors, choreographers, and dancers. Harley’s dance journey continued as a member of her high schools Dance Team where she excelled in Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Pom. During that time Harley was nominated as a three time All American under the United Dance Association. Her high schools Dance Team was also invited to perform in the half time show of the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, CA and was invited back a second year to perform half time for the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, FL. Harley was given the opportunity yet again to learn from instructors and choreographers such as Kristin Sudeikis, Lauren Froderman, and Erin Lustig.

Dance has taught Harley many life lessons that she continues to use in her everyday life. One of Harley’s favorite things about dance is the variety of opportunities that come with it. Everyone can find a style suitable for them. Dance is a great way to celebrate life and surround yourself with people who share the same passion. Harley is excited to begin a career with Infinity Dance Academy and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with the students and IDA community.

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Chiann Miller

Instructor & Choreographer

Chiann has danced for 13 years and competitively for 8. She has trained in ballet, point, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and tumbling. She has taken master classes from nationally acclaimed artists and was selected to re-preform with the top routines at Dance Maters of America nationals in 2012 in Anaheim, CA and again in 2014 in Orlando, FL. She competed as a contemporary hip hop solo artist and received many overall high awards as well as judges awards. Her favorite style to dance and teach is hip hop and tumbling. After high school, Chiann continued her dance journey by working as an assistant dance instructor in Manhattan, KS.

 

Dance has been an important part of Chiann’s life from a young age and she wants to share that passion with other dancers. Dance has taught her how to work hard and set goals. She also enjoys expressing herself through all the different styles of dance. She says “There is a song and dance for any emotion or situation you are going through.”

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Haile Harper

Front Desk & Office Manager

Bio coming soon!

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"I am a dance teacher. Thankful for the opportunity to pass on my passion for the art of dance"- Rhee Gold

2020-2021

CLASS SCHEDULE

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Jazz 3 4 5_7158
Hip Hop 1 3_6943
Expectations_7187
Formation_7242
Ballet 5_7166
Tumbling 1_7100
Tiny Tots 3_6917
Glam_7357
Ballet 3_7148
Burn It Up_7292
Ballet 5_7169
Tiny Tot Tumble_6799
True Colors_7206
Tiny Tot 2_6862
Tiny Tot 1_6742
Tumbling 2 3_7131
Kyndel Burnett_6902
Hadley Watts_6940
Grace Cox_6879
Elaina and Ava Vondemkamp_7365
Emma Chrisjohn_6773
Holly Roeder_7343
Aubrey Allen_6661
Ariana McDaniel_7380
Harlow Carter_6778
Alexis Stallbaumer_6865
Anisa Reyna_7151
Aria McKinney_6727
Anisa Reyna_7126
Harlow Carter_6854
Eden Davis_6716
Haydyn Chadwick_6849
Korbyn Robbins_6846
Kylie Pedigo_7116
Layla Goode_7347
McKayla Mercer_7236
McKinley Callahan_6826
Charlie Rose Lading_6785
Piper Heinrich_6763
Raylee Gould_7226
Raylee Gould_7222
Tyler Goode_7287
Tynlee Needham_6895
Vivian Brown_6674
Willow Dunlop_6821
Macyn Goode_7338
Zendaya Needham_6857
Londyn Needham_6653
Lorelei Dick_6876
MaKenzi and Hadley Watts_7111
Lynzee Synes_6831
Vivian Brown_6791
 
 
 

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REGISTRATION FEE:

There is a registration fee of $20 per dancer. If you have more than one dancer enrolling, each additional dancer’s annual registration fee is $10. Registration fees are non-refundable, and are due at the time of enrollment.

CLASS DESCRIPTION

 
"To teach, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance" - Aubrey Lynch

TINY TOT:

This perfect combo class is for the beginning dancer and introduces your dancer to different styles of dance in a high-energy and fun atmosphere. Through movement and music your child will explore a fun and structured learning space where imagination, coordination, listening skills, balance and motor development take place. This class is just the right length to keep your child’s attention while discovering movement. Dancers will learn ballet, tap, and tumbling skills.

 

TINY TOT TUMBLE:

This fun class introduces your child to tumbling by teaching them beginning tumbling skills such as bridge-ups, summersaults and many more.

 

COMBO:

Designed to help prepare dancers transitioning from Tiny Tot classes. Proposed still as a one-class setting, we offer two levels of combo classes. Each combo class will consist of the continuation on learning the basic/fundamentals of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz techniques.

 

BALLET:

Learn proper ballet technique. Ballet is the basis from which all other dance forms are originated. It improves grace, coordination, flexibility and confidence.

 

JAZZ:

Dancers will explore a wide range of jazz dance styles while focusing on fundamentals, body placement, proper technique, developmental skills, and flexibility.  All music selections and dance moves are age appropriate.

 

TAP:

Taught to popular and upbeat music. Designed to develop rhythm, sound, and style. Dancers will learn tap combinations, combos, and progressions in class.

 

HIP HOP:

Hip Hop is a high-energy classes that incorporate the latest street-style moves along with the latest fashionable dance genre. Although Hip Hop’s roots came from urban street dancing, it has become increasingly popular in the entertainment world. All music selections and dance moves are age appropriate.

 

TUMBLING:

A class that progresses from forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, walkovers and round-offs to advanced tumbling. Once beginning skills are mastered, students move onto more difficult skills such as front and back handsprings, aerials, whips, and tucks. Dancers also practice acrobatic tricks including chest stands, elbow stands, and balances. All tumbling is done on mats.

 

LEAPS & TURNS:

A class that concentrates primarily on leaps and turns combinations/progressions across the floor and with flexibility. This class supports all areas of dance.

 

CONDITIONING & FLEXIBILITY:

This class is perfect for students looking to take their training to the next level. By focusing specifically on exercises to promote core strength, balance and endurance. Strong focuses on advancing your dancer's flexibility as well as cardio.

 

JAZZ FUNK:

Jazz Funk borrows a lot of movement from other dance styles. This class incorporates bits and pieces of different dance genres and wraps into a funky style that is both fun and expressive!

 POINTE:

Pointe/Pre-Pointe is a class wherein the ballet dancer supports all their body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Students are recommended for pointe based on age and ability.

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25606 Old KC Rd

Paola, KS 66071

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