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Fall Schedule

DANCE Lansing

Is a summer dance festival produced by Happendance in Collaboration with Lansing Community College. Since 2005, DANCE Lansing has given opportunities to adult choreographers and dancers, from beginners to professionals. All performances are free to see and happen all over the city at a variety of venues.

Happendance Education Exchange

Bringing dance into schools for 45 years. Engaging students in school requires a variety of strategies, none more effective than physical movement and integrated learning. Happendance brings Project-Based Learning though physical movement to the PreK-12th grade curriculum. School leaders can customize an plan with two services: 1) a Happendance Facilitator in the classroom; 2) a group of Happendance Velocity Professional Dancers coming in to perform an assembly for the entire school.

Happendance School

We believe that every student deserves to be empowered, actualized, and heard. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop. Jazz Funk are styles taught along with these 4 Life Lessons: 1) You are worth it. 2) Work hard every day. 3) Get in touch with the dreams of your soul. 4) Put yourself in the room with the best in the world.

Happendance curriculum

Is aligned with the Dance Standards put forth by the National Dance Education Organization and all teachers have college degrees in dance or equivalent professional experience.Concert Dance is our Passion. Making dance accessible is our Purpose.

Happendance Impulse Student Company

Gives Pre-K – 12th grade dancers the opportunity to train and rehearse for four stand-alone concerts and 2 out-of-town dance festivals each year. Technique, improvisation, dance composition and performance skills are the focus as they come together every Saturday under the support and supervision of Happendance faculty.

About Us

Move. Create. Elevate

Over 50 years ago, an MSU student organized a small group of dancers to stage a free performance on MSU’s campus. It has grown into a Mid-Michigan cultural treasure with two locations (Okemos  and Lansing), with multiple programs and community projects. All programs provide accessible, low-cost educational and performance opportunities for all dancers of all ages. Our mission is to broaden the accessibility of dance to a diverse community and promote dance for lifelong physical and mental fitness. 

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Happendance, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities, or operations.