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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


Ms. Crystal Joy Draper

Artistic Director/Owner

Meet the Team

Where the Passion Begins

Sarah Kinney

Assistant Director

Kimberly Sheerin

Asociate Dance Instructor

Kiara Swint

Associate Dance Instrustor

Cal Johnson

Associate Dance Instructor

Makenzie Sager

Beginner Dance Instructor

Bianca Cotto

Office Manager






Level 1

Ballet- Monday 4:00-5:00 and Wednesday 4:00-5:00

Tap-Monday 5:00-6:00

Musical Theater- Monday 6:00-7:00

Jazz- Tuesday 4:00-5:00

Lyrical- Tuesday 6:00-7:00

Acro- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

Hip Hop-Thursday 6:00-7:00

Open Gym- Saturday 10:30-12:00​

Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Level 2

Ballet- Monday 5:00-6:00 and Thursday 4-5:00

Tap-Monday 6:00-7:00

Jazz- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Acro- Tuesday 6:00-7:00

Musical Theater-Tuesday 7:00-8:00

Conditioning- Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Hip Hop- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

Leaps and Turns- Thursday 5:00-6:00

Contemporary- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Open Gym- Saturday 10:30-12:00​

Expressions Company- Saturday 12-2:00

Level 3

Ballet- Monday 6:00-7:00 and Tuesday 7:00-8:00

Pointe- Monday 7:00-7:30

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

Leaps and Turns- Thursday 5:00-6:00

Contemporary- Thursday 7:00-8:30

Etude- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Open Gym Saturday 10:30-12:00​

Expressions- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Tiny Dancers 

Demi Dance- Monday 4:00-5:00

Petite Dance- Tuesday 4:00-5:00

Petite Playhouse- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Early Risers Demi- Wednesday 9:30-10:30

 Demi Playhouse- Wednesday 10:30-11:30

Tumbling Tots- Wednesday 5:00-6:00

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

Connect Company- Saturday 5:00-8:00

Performance Companies

Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Connect Company- Saturday 5:00-8:00


Monthly KEDA News

What's happening?? Stay Connected!


What's Happening at KEDA-- October

Hello Dance Family,

I can’t believe it’s already October! We’ve gotten a really good start to the new dance season and classes are slowly but surely filling back up again. I want to thank all of you that have signed up and are still signing up for classes, we appreciate your business and we are excited to work with your dancer this season. This is a season of new beginnings and fresh starts and I will never forget all of you that got on this ride with me in this crazy time. Thank you again.

We have some exciting things happening this month now that we are getting into the swing of things. We encourage you to get involved in whatever way you can as KEDA is a family and we have parts in this show!

First up… before we get into the fun stuff, I want to make sure you are getting yourselves ready for your classes. Use these last few weeks of September to make sure you have all the proper shoes and attire for each of your classes so you can feel the part when we start this next month! Check with your teachers on the proper attire for each class or pick up a dress code sheet in the office. Check out the KEDA closet and come to class prepared and feeling your best so you can dance your best! Remember no “junk” in class unless it’s represents your studio!!

And while we are talking about representing your studio…

The first weekend is October is for FAMILY!

Every year in October for the past 15 years, KEDA has participated in the Port Orange Family Days events at the Port Orange City Center. We usually feature our tiny dancers in the parade on Saturday and the older students perform in the dance showcase held on Sunday. The dance showcase features talent from lots of different studios and schools in the area and It’s a fun performance we always look forward to every year. Well obviously, due to COVID, the family days festival that usually hosts thousands of people throughout the weekend is cancelled. This means the parade and dance showcase is cancelled as well. I don’t know about you but I’m tired of things getting cancelled, especially for these kids. So… our Non – Profit organization, Purpose Performing Art Foundation, secured the amphitheater for a small dance showcase of our own. We’ve invited some other local studios and we will come together, socially distanced, and keep this dance tradition going. This will be our first performance opportunity out since the world flipped upside down, and we are very excited. The family dance showcase will be on Sunday October 4, 2020 at 2:00pm , outside, in the port Orange Amphitheater. We encourage you to come out and support KEDA and the Purpose Foundation at this event!

On Saturday October 3, 2020 we would like to host our own little parade for our tiny dancers right outside our studio! We will have some fun games, activities and  prizes  for the littles and we will parade around our beautiful campus just as an appreciation for our tiniest dancers and their families. Everyone loves a parade and these kids need a little fun. The KEDA family Tiny Tots Parade Party will be held after Saturday Classes from 12:00-2:00 on October 3, 2020! Feel free to get into the KEDA spirit and make your own wagon float, wear your favorite costume, walk your dog, ride your bike or powerwheels! The most creative parade participant wins a customized KEDA closet basket packed with KEDA merchandise to wear to all of your classes! Let’s start living and enjoying life again! Come out and have some fun with your dance family.

Next up…. Back by popular demand… We are excited to resume our Expressions Company Mainstage productions at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center!! We took a little break with our productions but we missed it dearly so we’re back this year with… a very creative, KINETIC interpretation of…. MULAN!!!  Auditions to participate in this production will be held Saturday October 24, 2020 from 12:00-2:00pm! Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays between 12:00 and 2:00 from November – March and the show will go up Saturday March 6! KEDA is known for our epic stage productions, this one you don’t want to miss out on! Casting is open to all students age 6 and up!

Lastly… Our Annual Halloween Trunk or treat! Halloween is on Saturday this year and we won’t be having our haunted house tours this year, but we would like to still have the Trunk or Treat after classes on Saturday October 31 from 12:00-2:00, with some cupcakes and a little Fall fun before you head out to your evening activities! We’ll need some volunteers so please let us know if you’d like to reserve a spot! And of course, there will be awesome prizes for the most creative trunks! Also, to add to the Fall fun, the week of October 26-31 students are permitted to wear their favorite costumes to class!

We will keep you updated with more information on these events as we get closer, but we are so happy to feel things going back to somewhat normal.

Please contact us if…

  1. If you have any questions about registration, scheduling, tuition or dress code

  2. If you would like more information about attending the Family Dance Showcase

  3. If you would like to participate in or attend the Tiny Tots Parade

  4. If you would like more information on Auditioning for the Expressions Company production of MULAN

  5. If you would like to participate in the KEDA Halloween Trunk-or Treat

Thank you everyone for getting involved, staying connected, and supporting your studio! We are so glad to be dancing back with you again!

Ms. Crystal

and the


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.



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Upcoming Events

Holiday Soiree White Party
Sat, Dec 19
Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy - KEDA
Dec 19, 6:30 PM
Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy - KEDA, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave Suite 200, South Daytona, FL 32119, USA
KEDA's Annual Holiday Soiree! Holiday music and dances, food and family! Join us for a fancy night out dressed all in Winter White!
Dance with Purpose ~ Family Dance Showcase
Sun, Oct 04
City Center Circle
Oct 04, 2:00 PM
City Center Circle, City Center Cir, Port Orange, FL 32129, USA
Purpose Performing Arts Foundation is bringing together the dance community for a family performance in the park!
Back to Dance Labor Day Family Picnic
Mon, Sep 07
KEDA Danceplex Campus
Sep 07, 12:00 PM
KEDA Danceplex Campus, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119, USA
Join us for a KEDA family picnic to kick of a fresh new dance season! We will be supporting the Purpose Performing Arts Foundation in thier first fundraiser to provide scholarships for students! We'll have an outdoor performance, corn hole tournament, silent auction and more!

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