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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






Ballet- Monday 4:00-5:00  

Tap-Monday 5:00-6:00

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

Acro- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Ballet- Monday 5:00-6:00

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

Expressions Company- Saturday 12-2:00

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

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

Contemporary- Thursday 7:00-8:30

Etude- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Expressions- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Petite Dance- Tuesday 4:00-5:00

Petite Playhouse- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

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

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

Must sign up 24 hours prior to class

Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Connect Company- Saturday 5:00-8:00


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What's Happening at KEDA--February

Greetings Dance Family!

Love is in the air, Welcome to February at KEDA! 

These next couple of months are going to zoom by as we prepare for lots of things around the studio! Our main focus for February is getting everyone sized and ordered up for  recital costuming.  Recital will be Saturday June 12, 2021 at 4:00pm at the Peabody Auditorium. We will send an email with pictures, prices and all of the costuming information you will need as soon as we finalize our costume choices for each class. We are trying to stay affordable and consolidate recital as much as we can so everyone can be involved. In the past we’ve had two, sometimes three recitals spanning across the whole day. We are trying to get everyone in one consolidated show this year due to COVID restrictions. This means some classes will be combined together on stage but every student will receive their much deserved stage time.

Some classes with low numbers may be closing and you may be asked to join a different class during the week to work on  recital choreography. If this includes your child we will email you directly to ensure the new class time works with your schedule. We want to get these kids back on stage this year so we will do what we can to keep everyone involved.

Before recital, we have a couple of smaller outdoor performances that we are preparing for as well. The Expressions Company is plowing along through their production of Mulan and it looks like its going to be a great show! We hope you will al come out and support the Company and see this awesome production at the Port Orange Amphitheater on Saturday April 10 at 6:00 pm. 

To prepare for their show the Company is hosting a few fundraisers these next few months to offset some production costs. This month they will be hosting a Parents Night Out Kids Club on Friday February 26, from 5:00-8:00. The Company kids, with chaperones of course, will babysit, feed and entertain your kids so you can enjoy a little time without the tiny people in your life! The cost is only $10/ child and you’re welcome to invite your friends! The next February Fundraiser will begin at the end of the month 2/28 ,and the Company members will be selling Dominoes pizza  coupon cards! Please support these kids and their fundraisers if you can! 

We are also preparing for our Mother’s day show Saturday May 8, 2021, which will be a showcase featuring choreography from the students! If you’re interested in participating in this show get working on your choreography and we will send out something soon to get your rsvps to participate! 

A reminder about dress code... I’ve gotten some notes from the teachers about loose clothing. Remember you are allowed the leotard color of your choice but all classes require leotard tights and the proper shoes, with the exception of acro where you are permitted black dance shorts over your Leo of choice. I know it’s chilly some days  but, Please no outside clothing in class. It’s looks messy and distracting and we are still trying to keep a sanitized space. We are asking KEDA gear only in your classes. It’s probably  best to leave the warm up clothing you’ll need for each class, with your name in it, in your cubby so you’re uniform  and ready to go for each class. At the end of your dance week, you can take everything home with you to wash. We are choreographing and putting together formations for dances and it looks so much better for the teachers and feel so much better for the dancers if we are in proper dress code. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions regarding dress code or if you’d like to order some KEDA warm up gear. 

Tuition is now due. We are working on setting up the online payments through your parent portals on Jackrabbit. Give us just a couple more weeks and that will be up and running for you! Until then, as always you can pay in the office or through PayPal KEDAofficeinfo@yahoo.com. In the KEDA office, we are slowly trying to be rid of accepting checks. If you’re a check writer, our apologies, but we are kindly asking that you look into another method of payment for the future. We would greatly appreciate it, and please let us know if we can help you with this transition.

Don’t forget! KEDA is now working with the Purpose Academy of Fine Arts a Florida State registered, soon to be fully accredited, Private school for the Arts. PAFA staff and students currently meet right here at the Dance Academy Monday-Friday 9:00-2:00! Our waiting list for next season is starting to fill up and we are very excited!  If you need help with your online school THIS year or if you’re interested in our unique Fine Arts based curriculum for next year please reach out and we will get you more information! 

Thank you, as always for dancing with KEDA. We appreciate you and love each and every one of our kids! We are looking forward to recital time! 


Ms. Crystal


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.



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Upcoming Events

  • Sat, Apr 10
    City Center Drive
    Apr 10, 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!
  • Sat, Jun 12
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
    Jun 12, 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!
  • Fri, Feb 28
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
    Feb 28, 2025, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy, 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave St 200
    Let the Expressions Company Babysit your kids while you have a night to yourself!

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