About Us

Our Mission:

Establishing an opportunity for everyone to learn the values, passions and skills associated with the art of dance.

Expressions in Dance, Inc. and Pure-N-Ergy

About Expressions In Dance

Expressions in Dance is located in Raytown, Missouri. We offer beginning to advanced dance lessons to all ages. Expressions teaching staff exemplifies quality, professionalism and passion for dancing. Our students are dedicated and passionate about the art of dance. This combination of teachers and students has established Expressions in Dance as one of the premier dance studios in the Midwest.

An affordable way to experience the art of dance.

The History of Expressions

Expressions in Dance was created in 1991 in the Raytown Plaza. The studio was designed to offer quality instruction for adolescent to adult; giving everyone with a desire an opportunity to achieve dancing dreams. The doors opened in September with 6 students. Expressions in Dance was complimented by a full line dance shop, “Expressions Dancewear, Inc.” Expressions contributed to Raytown, Independence, Overland Park, Kansas City, MO., Olathe and Raymore areas through preschool programs. After 6 months, the studio had increased its enrollment so much that expansion of the studio took center stage and another studio was acquired in Olathe, Kansas. Both studios offered acrobatics, pom pon, jazz, drill team, ballet, lyrical, tap, hip hop, Pointe, and Irish Step.

The expansion of the Raytown studio in 1996 to two rooms allowed us to close the location in Olathe and consolidate the two studios; offering a state of the art dance floor, with viewing rooms for parents and a student to teacher class room ratio.

Expressions in Dance has always offered a performance troupe in dance and acrobats. Dance Express and Express Tumble were the original names of the performance groups. The performance troupe was reorganized in 2003 and re-named Pure-N-Egry. Pure-N-Egry members have shown a dedication and love of dance that has placed them in notable recognition; earning trophies, cash prizes, scholarships and titles.

From the time of Expressions in Dance conception, each student has been treated on an individual basis, strong values system have been reinforced, professional instruction given to students. In return we’ve been blessed with outstanding students, parents and staff, all of whom give of their time and efforts unselfishly.

We have gone full circle with Expressions in Dance. After new ownership we have once again made our FINAL move back to the Raytown Plaza. It now boasts a new parking lot, new lighting and all new doors and windows. Expressions went back to the 6217 and 6219 bays and occupies over 4000sq feet. The rooms have floating floors, ceiling to floor mirrors and a surround speaker system that includes a docking station for an mp3 player & Cd’s. Each dance room is equipped with a closed circuit camera allowing parents to watch dance classes on 32″ and 40″ plasma TV’s from the lounge area. The students have their own break room, changing area and the facility is equipped with WIFI for computer access for students and parents. Expressions in Dancewear, Inc. has moved beside the dance studio to add convenience in supplying dancers needs.

We have reached our 20th year in the Raytown area, still providing the highest quality in dance instruction.