5th Anniversary: Kansas City Dance Festival!

We are approaching  Kansas City Dance Festival’s 5th Year Anniversary!  WOW oh WOW!  From June 16th – June 24th you better come and play! We are beyond stoked and mighty proud to have made it 5 years.  Yay, big milestone! I always tell people it’s like planning a wedding every year x10!  We may be small but we sure are mighty (I really just wanted to use that word again)! Did I say mighty! Repeat. . . Just one more time – MIGHTY! 

So mark your calendars! June 16 – 24th!

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For your entertainment here are some photos from the 4th annual KCDF! Photo holler out to Philip Koenig!

Kansas City Dance Festival 2016

Above Photo from George Balanchine’s Apollo. Dancers from front to back: James Ihde (Pennsylvania Ballet), Angelina Sansone (Kansas City Ballet) Eugenia Zinoviera (Festival Ballet Providence)


Above photo from Vicente Nebrada’s Lento with dancers Rachel Coats (Freelance dancer) and Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye (Freelance dancer)


Above photo from Garrett Smith’s world premiere Mine, Me, Mine with dancer Lilliana Hagerman

Kansas City Dance Festival 2016

Above photo from Vicente Nebrada’s Lento with dancers Rachel Coats (Freelance dancer) and Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye (Freelance dancer)

So if you live in Kansas City we better see you there! :)


Dance Conditioning Camp

Hi Ya’ll!

I don’t know about you but I know I am getting ready for the summer! At performance Rehab I will be holding a PRE-SUMMER dancer conditioning camp!  I promise a few things.  We will have fun, we will learn and grow, and we will raise the bar to heighten your peak performance before you head out to your summer dance plans!

Please contact me via phone at 913-648-6755 or e-mail me at jill@performancerehabkc.com to confirm your spot on board!  Can’t wait to work with all of you!


Call Jill 913-648-6755 or e-mail jill@performancerehabkc.com at Performance Rehab to confirm your SPOT! SPOTS are GOING FAST!

Together we can make a difference! The ultimate goals of this camp are to…

  • Reach your maximum potential and peak performance before you are off to your summer program or summer plans
  • Prevent injuries from occurring
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

May 22 – May 26

Monday – Friday

1:00-3:00 PM

May 31 – June 2

Monday – friday

1:00-3:00 PM

June 5 – June 9

Monday – Friday

1:00 – 3:00 PM

June 12 – June 16

Monday – Friday

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Example of what One Week will look like:

May 22 – 26 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:00-1:55 abdominal, back and hip turn out w/ disks and barre barre with Jumping & turning ankles & stability w/ Pointe arms , obliques, & review
2:00 -3:00 yoga & stretch sweat & stretch coordination jumping & more turn out w/ disks

Pricing goes as follows/person:

May 22 – May 26: $200  

May 31 – June 2: $120  

June 5 – June 9: $200

June 12 – June 16: $200

In respect of the camp, there will be a 20% deposit required at sign up! Only 1 day makeup is allowed!  Thank you!

Call Jill at Performance Rehab to Confirm your SPOT! SPOTS are GOING FAST!

Take a peak!

How about a few beautiful pictures of Kansas City Dance Festival, which will  be premiering for the 4th consecutive year in summer, 2016. I do have to brag a bit, only because my handsome husband and awesome friend are the Artistic Directors. At a young age these “boys” are learning the ropes, taking risks, hiring exceptional choreography, and allowing dancers to be free to move – groove – grow – feed off other artists – and excel at all levels.

Dancers always want a few simple things. A positive atmosphere, challenging and popular choreography, and inspiration from other artists. A huge part of what KCDF is about is to create the most effective environment possible.  Nothing is better than that! Like Violette Verdy always said, “Dance is hard enough as it is.”

This year as general manager, I keep checking off the hefty “to do list”, especially before baby Krutzkamp is born. It’s just us three but thankfully we have an amazing board of directors, production staff, and supportive friends and family.

Check us out if you haven’t already and enjoy these photographs, all by our amazing head photographer, Philip Koenig.

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Dancer with new prosthetic leg dances on pointe!

There are always the wonderful stories of dance students making it professionally. They dedicate their lives to pursuing their dream, their art and their passion.  These stories alone captivate little girls hearts, admiring adults, and impresses wise elders.  Particularly these stories can be even more empowering due to the fact that it can take dancers 4 or 5 years post high school just to get into the corps de ballet. It’s an added struggle that dancers older than 28 or 30 didn’t have to deal with quite like they do today.

Stories motivate, inspire and keep us going.  Hearing everyone’s particular story is unique and empowering in itself, however sometimes there a few that reach just that little bit more.

Here is one in particular that I thought you may like to watch.  She is a strong young lady! Enjoy the weekend coming and hope you come back for more!

House for Rent in Cincinnati, Oh. Move in date, April 1, 2016!

Anyone in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area looking for a house to rent starting in April of 2016?  

This quaint brick bungalow is charming, endearing, maintained, and is in a great location in Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati. Great NEW windows (2009), NEW central air (2013), UPDATED hard wood floors (2008), UPDATED fireplace, black & white kitchen, front porch with porch swing, UPDATED screened in back porch, NEW 6 foot wood fence in backyard (2010), UPDATED small garden plot, on a cul-de-sac. 2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1 car garage, close to Hyde Park with convenient shopping, coffee shops, restaurants, French Park, MadTree Brewing & U.S. route 71N/S. Short commute to downtown. Walking distance to Nativity School & Pleasant Ridge Montessori. Washer & dryer in unit, & kitchen appliances included.

Please contact renthomecinti@gmail.com for inquiries and/or further info.  Rent $925, including water and trash removal/pickup.

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Location: Pleasant Ridge. Cincinnati Ohio, 45213

Contact for Address/Further Inquiries:  renthomecinti@gmail.com or please call (859)816-3685!

Rent: $925 including Water & Trash removal/pickup

Available: April 1, 2016