42 Years of Dance Productions!

Every year in June, Heartland Dance Studio celebrates its annual dance recital. We strive to make this experience unique, magical, and heartfelt for our dancers and our audience members alike. The stories for Heartland's shows are chosen not only for their adventure and characters, but also for the meanings behind them. They represent Heartland's ideals of kindness and family: through toils, dangers, and moments of crux, we tell stories that represent the world not as it is, but as it could be. Classic fairytales are excellent vessels for our purposes--and we love putting our own twist on the classics!

Our shows tell their stories through solo and group dance numbers combined with narration (often live!)
Past productions have included such favorites as; 
CinderellaSleeping Beauty
Little Red Riding HoodAlice In Wonderland
and, most recently, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!
In February, we start gearing up for the big weekend. Class structure begins to incorporate our show choreography, which is supported by our unvarying attention to and practice of technique. Learning the dances for the production is a great way to practice new steps, musicality, and working together as a group.

About Pinocchio

The story of Pinocchio, written by Carlo Collodi, was first published in Italy in 1883.
We've adapted the original text for our own, unique production.
Our story follows the adventures of a wooden marionette brought to life by magic.
A delightfully curious character, Pinocchio is the embodiment of childhood innocence: truly pure at heart, but lacking the experience to make good choices.

Through Pinocchio's encounters with outlandish characters that run the gamut from cruel and manipulative to compassionate and heroic, he learns the difference between right and wrong, the value of family, and what it means to be "real." It is a heartwarming tale, full to the brim with precepts just as valid now as they were when Pinocchio was written. We're thrilled to give our Heartland spin to this unforgettable story, and we welcome you to join us when it's time for the curtain to go up!

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Become a Heartland Sponsor!

Heartland Dance Inc. is a Non Profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1977. Our studio offers opportunities for dancers of all ages and levels to explore their creativity and capacity to respond to music through dance. Individuals in dance learn to focus, concentrate, and follow directions while making new friends in a healthy atmosphere.

June 2019 marks our 42nd annual dance production!
As we prepare for this inspiring event, we need your support to help make our production of Pinocchio successful. Please consider becoming a sponsor! Your support helps in the sharing of expenses such as theater rental, prop design & construction, and set design & construction. Most importantly, it helps provide dancers and crew of all ages with a loving and caring atmosphere to spread their love of dance to the community, as well as the opportunity to perform in a live production.