Welcome to
Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy

Where Performance is our Passion!


This is KEDA!

Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy (KEDA) has been dancing in Daytona Beach for nearly 20 years! We are a performance studio dedicated to the art of dance as a performance art not a competitive sport. We offer dance technique classes for students of all abilities ages 2- adult and feature 2 performance companies The Expressions Company for Children and the Connect Company for graduated students and adults.

KEDA is proud to work in conjunction with the Purpose Performing Arts Foundation, a non profit organization to promote the arts and educators of the arts. Working with the foundation we are able to offer you not only our professional college trained staff, but new drop- in teachers offering different techniques every month! Our  fully-equipped, clean and sanitized spacious"Danceplex" is equipped with four studio spaces, three dressing rooms, a cafe, an in house theater and so much more!I Have you always wanted to dance but you’re a beginner? Are you an experienced dancer looking to improve your technique, Do you have a passion for performance? If this is you, KEDA is your home. We are here for you!


Our Leader

The dreamer. The believer


Interested in a tour of our facility and an introductory meeting with one of our instructors? Get in touch today!


Ms. Crystal Joy Draper

Artistic Director/Owner

Crystal J. Draper, Founder and President of Purpose Performing Arts Foundation began her studies in dance at the young age of two. She graduated high school as a dance major from the School for Creative and Performing Arts in 1999 and went on to attain her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from Shenandoah University and Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. After College, Ms. Crystal moved to Florida and she began Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy (KEDA) in Daytona Beach where she has been teaching and directing for the past 18 years. Ms. Crystal performed professionally and internationally with the Surfscape Contemporary Dance theater from 2015- 2018 as a principle dancer. She has been the Artistic director and choreographer for the Expressions Company since 2004. Ms. Crystal’s heart is for the community and giving back through her passion for the arts. She has been performing in the community with KEDA for 18 years. Recently she has started the Purpose Academy of Fine Arts, A pre-K- 12 private school for the academics and the ARTS!

Meet the Team

Where the Passion Begins

Come dance with us at Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy! Our team of instructors is dedicated to teaching you the  technique you need to take your dancing to the next level. Whether you’re here for recreation, professional training, or just to feel good about YOU, we can help you reach your goals. Continue browsing our team profiles below to learn more.


Assistant Director

Asociate Dance Instructor


Associate Dance Instrustor

Associate Dance Instructor


Office Manager



2021/ 2022

Beginner/ Intermediate

Level 1

Ballet/ Tap-Monday 5:00-6:00

Musical Theater/Jazz- Monday 6:00-7:00

Lyrical- Wednesday 5:00- 6:00

Acro- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

Etude Competition Rehearsal- Thursday 5:00-6:00

Hip Hop- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00


Level 2

Ballet- Monday 5:00-6:00

Tap-Monday 6:00-7:00

Musical Theater- Monday 7:00-8:00

Jazz- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Acro- Tuesday 6:00-7:00

Conditioning- Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Hip Hop- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

Etude Competition Rehearsal- Thursday 5:00-6:00

Contemporary- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Expressions Company- Saturday 12-2:00

Intermediate/ Advanced 

Level 3

Ballet- Monday 6:00-7:00 

Pointe- Tuesday7:00-8:00

Musical Theater- Monday 5:00-6:00

Tap-Monday 7:30-8:30

Jazz- Tuesday 6:00-7:00

Acro- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Conditioning- Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Hip Hop- Wednesday 7:00-8:00

Contemporary- Thursday 7:00-8:30

Etude- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Expressions- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Ages 2-5

Tiny Dancers 

Demi/ Petite Ballet - Monday 6:00-7:00 

Petite Playhouse- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Tumbling Tots- Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Demi/ Petite Tap- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

B-Bop- Thursday 5:00-6:00

Demi Dance-Saturday 9:30-10:30

Petite Dance- Saturday 10:30-11:30



Jazz- Monday7:30-8:30

Tap-Tuesday 7:00-8:00

Ballet- Wednesday 7:00-8:00

Hip Hop- Thursday 7:00-8:00

Must sign up 24 hours prior to class

Performance Companies

Performance Companies

Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Connect Company- Saturday 5:00-8:00

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What's Happening at KEDA--March

Greetings Dance Family!!

Happy Summer!!

I hope you’re getting some good rest after that awesome recital!  I am so proud of all of you! We are so ready to get back to dance and dig into this new season. We have so much planned for this next year, it’s going to me amazing!!

We’ve been cleaning up the recital aftermath and sifting through the debris. We did find several  items that got left behind… Some shoes, lots of water bottles, lunchboxes and  costume pieces.  When you get back to the studio, please make sure you take a look in the lost and found to claim what’s yours!

All classes will resume Monday July 5 2021! This includes our “Listen to your Art” summer day camp Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00 as well as your normal KEDA evening classes. There are a few edits to the schedule this month so please take note…

—There will be NO 4:00pm classes for any level

— Monday 4:00pm Ballet 1 now will meet at 5:00pm for the month of July

— Tuesday 4:00 pm Petite will combine ballet and tap technique at  5:00pm with Petite playhouse class for the month of July

— For Saturday Demi and Petite we will combine both class levels  at 10:30am for the month of July.

—There will bo no Tumbling tots or Acro 1 class held on Wednesday July 21, 2021 Ms. Kiara will be away.

---- Level 2 Musical theater will now meet Monday at 7:00pm

—Competition choreography is beginning! If you are interested in more Competition information please respond to this email. Competition rehearsals will begin July 8, 2021 and will be held every  Thursday evening at 5:00pm for levels 1 and 2 and 6:00pm for level 3 for the whole dance season. Dancers MUST be enrolled in ballet, Jazz and contemporary/ Lyrical to be considered.

Class Times

Our website  lists all active classes each month, so if you’re wanting to try something new, take a look at the website for your class times! Now is the time to experiment and drop in classes that may be outside of your comfort zone or something you’ve always wanted to try! Remember all classes have a drop in rate of $20 so if you have lots of summer plans, you are always welcome to just stop in when its convenient for YOU!! Remember if you are signed up for our Day camp, you may drop in any evening class free of charge for the month of July!

Summer Show

Our summer production will be Annie! We will combine with our daycamp students, and every student who dances the month of July, will be included in this summer production. The show will be Saturday July 31, 2021 @ 2:00pm. This performance is not mandatory, You are more than welcome to just take class this month and not perform, but all are welcome! There will be a $40 production fee if you are interested in performing in the show!

Listen to Your ART summer Day camp

We’ve had a great response to our summer day camp and are expecting lots of new faces!We are still allowing our KEDA students to register for camp so if you haven’t registered yet please respond to this email and we will get you in! If you have signed up or rsvpd we need to make sure you’re all registered! I will be in the office all week if you’d like to come in, or you can come early on July 5 to take care of your registration. iF you’d like to come in, please respond to this email to schedule am appointment time.

Spread the Word

Now that the world is slowly getting back to normal we want you to spread the word! Tell your friends how much you love KEDA and receive a $25 credit to your account for each referral that signs up! To show our appreciation for your continued support, there will be no registration fees for any returning student for the next dance season.

Babysitting Services

Some of our older students would love some summer money! I know we have some hardworking moms that need help with the dance schedule, so our teens will be holding an aftercare program for the month of July. Aftercare will  be Monday-Thursay from 4:00- 6:00 for $25/day or $85/week.

In addition to the aftercare program, if you just need a night out and would like a babysitter just let us know, and we can put you in touch with one of our very capable, responsible  teenagers to babysit your lil ones! It takes a village and we are here for you!!


If you will be continuing your regular classes your tuition in your jackrabbit account will stay the same. Tuition, as always is due before the 10th of the month! If you would like to adjust your class schedule please respond to this email and we will assist you in adding or changing  any classes that you like.

We are so excited to get back to dancing! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, we are glad to help!

See you soon!

Ms. Crystal


The KEDA staff

The KEDA Staff

Purpose Performing Arts Foundation

KEDA's Non-Profit  Partner

KEDA is proud to work in conjunction with this amazing Foundation to be bigger than ourselves and to serve our community.


Purpose Academy of Fine Arts

A private school for the Arts!

Purpose Academy of Fine Arts works with Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy and meets at the Danceplex all school year! With individualized curriculums, PAFA Students will study and learn the fine arts as well as academic core classes in math, science, and social studies in a unique, stress free, student focused school setting!  Join us and discover your purpose! For students Pre K-12!



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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Camp At KEDA
    Mon, Jul 05
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
    Jul 05, 2021, 9:00 AM – Jul 31, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy, 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave St 200
    Summer is Coming and We've got a jam packed July full of the ARTS!!! Join us for the fun!
  • Summer Camp At KEDA ( For the Little Artists)
    Jul 05, 2021, 9:00 AM – Jul 31, 2021, 6:00 PM
    South Daytona, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119, USA
    KEDA is opening up summer camp! Now accepting students as young as 4 for 9:00- 2:00 Arts Camp for the whole month of JULY!
  • "Joy Vibes" Recital 2021
    Sat, Jun 12
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
    Jun 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy, 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave St 200
    An Evening of dinner and dance at Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy as we peform this year's recital in the comfort of Home!
  •  MULAN
    Sat, Apr 10
    City Center Drive
    Apr 10, 2021, 6:00 PM
    City Center Drive, City Center Dr, Port Orange, FL 32129, USA
    KEDA Expressions company presents a Kinetic Interpretation of the classic story of MULAN!

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