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Dancing their Way to Opening Day
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Love for dance.” “Passion for youth.” “Driven by faith.” “Forever family.” 

Those are a few phrases that sum up the dynamic duo of Danceography owner Laura Klima-Fehr and Danceography director Kelli Henderson. Friends since high school, dancing since birth, these two dynamic women are opening doors on a new Danceography Studio location in De Soto. 

Klima-Fehr began dancing early in life. She danced through her high school and college years, and helped with studio choreography and teaching as well. She began pursuing her dream and passion for dance and choreography back in 2012 as a high school and rec league dance coach. Soon after, she opened her first Danceography location in Great Bend. 

“It’s a studio completely built on faith, a love of dance, and support surrounded by her family and community,” Klima-Fehr said. 

As the Danceography family grew, a second Great Bend location was added in 2015. Since then, Danceography has been ranked #1 multiple years in a row on regional and national levels, and was a competitor on the Worlds Stage this past summer in New York. 

Over the years, the studio students have participated in community events like variety shows, community plays, Relay for Life, parades and much more. Danceography has grown quickly and the two Great Bend studios recently consolidated under one larger roof at 1701 K-96. The story doesn’t end here. 

During the summer of 2019, Klima-Fehr began a conversation with high school friend Kelli Jo Henderson, now director of the De Soto location, about heading up a Danceography studio in the Kansas City area. Plans were soon underway. 

Henderson, too, began dancing as a young child, and continued through college. She chose dance as a profession, specializing in musical theatre and dance fitness. 

The former drama director specialized in musical theatre choreography and was asked to choreograph the Kansas All-State Thespian show, “Bring It On: The Musical.” The program landed a spot on the international festival stage in the Summer of 2019. Henderson is also certified with Zumba, Beachbody and general group fitness. Dance, music, fitness, and theatre are Henderson’s passion. 

Klima-Fehr and Henderson are excited to grow the Danceography family. Both women believe in fostering a safe place that will give dancers the opportunity to express themselves freely, strengthen their technique in a variety of styles, and become confident in dance and all other aspects of life. 

“We believe in growing strong and smart dancers,” Klima-Fehr said. 

Danceography specializes in all styles of dance including but not limited to: Musical Theatre, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Advanced Technique classes, Babes in Ballet, Tiny Tikes Classes, Competitive Classes, and Adult Fitness classes. Opportunities abound for integrating acting into musical theatre classes, adult partner dancing, tumbling, and pom (cheer/dance) based classes as interest shows. Danceography is open to all ages-from walking to 99+. If you can walk, you can dance.

More information can be found online at or by visiting the studios’ facebook page at You can also follow the studio for upcoming events and details on Twitter and Instagram by following the accounts: danceographyDS. 

For more information about the Great Bend location, please contact Laura Klima-Fehr at, stop by the studio located at 1701 K 96 HWY, or call 620-617-1933