Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission and Philosophy


Founder Leigh Allen (center) with Studio Director Sarah Graham (right) and Co-Director Nyree Allen (left).

OUR MISSION: At Leigh’s School of Dance, we strive to provide quality, professional dance training to students of every level. We are absolutely committed to making dance a positive experience for all dancers. We welcome all ages—anyone who wants to experience the joy and art of dance—whether they are just beginning, highly advanced or somewhere in-between. At Leigh’s, we want every dancer to feel like a success!

We also believe in giving back to the community by sharing our love of dance. Miss Leigh has performed in both the Johnson County Fair Parade and Olathe’s Old Settlers Parade since their inceptions. Leigh’s students have danced in nursing homes, elementary schools, and most recently at Kids TLC.

OUR PHILOSOPHY: Leigh’s School of Dance is a place where students are encouraged to make a connection between academic knowledge and physical experience. We encourage students to think creatively and to have a healthy understanding of their bodies.

Our structured classes focus on teaching correct technique and vocabulary through positive reinforcement and fun. We believe dance is more than learning steps. It’s about building self-confidence, coordination, self-discipline, teamwork, and determination in a warm, caring, family environment. Dance training offers benefits that last a lifetime. It’s an investment in the future of every dancer.