We offer a well-rounded program with classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, pointe and lyrical, beginning through advanced levels, ages three and up.


Emphasis is placed on technique and performance.



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"Our daughter has been with Dancerz for 5 years now.  It's the studio we joined when we moved to Kansas City, and we immediately felt right at home.  The atmosphere is charged with energy and excitement, and all the kids truly love coming to class.  Roxanne and her entire team of dedicated teachers care deeply about each and every student and motivate them to reach their highest potential." 

Erica C., parent


Our Studios

Each of our locations boasts two professionally created studio rooms.  Our flooring is either a Marley composite flooring made for dancers or a hard wood floor perfect for tappers!  With each studio also containing a window to the waiting area, parents are able to view their child's progress without interrupting the class.  For our tumbling classes, we have gymnastics quality mats and aids to give our tumblers a safe space to flip and roll.


Roxanne Higbee

Roxanne has been teaching dance for over 40 years, and directed Dancerz Unlimited for 16 years. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of America. Roxanne appeared locally in productions at Starlight Theatre, Theatre for Young America and Theatre in the Park. She lived in New York and studied extensively with master teachers Judy Ann Bassing, Charles Goddertz, Frank Hatchett, Germaine Salsberg, and Charles Kelley.

A favorite New York credit was dancing with Mercedes Ellington’s tap dance company, Dancellington, in which a young Savion Glover was a fellow cast member.

Lexi has taught dance to students of all ages in the KC area and in St. Louis. She earned her BA in Theatre and Dance at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2015. Lexi graduated Magna Cum Laude, and she was the recipient of both an academic and dance merit scholarship. She also dances professionally with KC Contemporary.

Lexi James

Denise Phillips

Denise earned her BA in Dance from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC. Denise has performed in numerous community theatre productions as a dancer/actress. She has taught ballet and modern for many years. Denise is in her 16th year as the ballet and modern instructor at JCCC.

Elise Rudisel

Elise received her dance training at Dancerz Unlimited, and became CRAZY about tap! She studied tap, jazz, and ballet with Roxanne and with Roxanne's daughter, Deanna Doyle. She also had the opportunity to study with many of Roxanne's mentors, including Judy Ann Bassing and Charles Goddertz.  She continued dancing at Avila University, and graduated in 2010. Elise is thrilled to return to Dancerz, and enjoys teaching tremendously.

Jillian Sivewright

Jillian teaches ballet, lyrical and jazz to our students of all ages. Jillian was trained at Storling Dance Theater's Artist Development Program in ballet, modern and jazz technique. She has performed with Maxxas Dance Theater and is currently a member of Storling Dance Theater.

Jennifer grew up dancing with Roxanne. She has taught at Dancerz for 13 years. Jennifer graduated with honors from Missouri Western State University with a degree in Early Childhood. Jennifer teaches pre-school full-time at the Early Childhood Center at JCC.

Jennifer Varnadoe


Our Teachers