Venue and Parking


All of our classes will be held at the Empire Dance Academy located on the top floor of Crown Center in Kansas City. To get to Empire from the parking garages, you’ll need to walk into Crown Center proper (the section of the complex with the food court, Crayola Cafe, the exhibits, etc.), find the escalator, and go up until you can’t go up anymore.

Watch for someone in a Banduri Tribal tank top near the entrance who will point you to our registration table and the studio itself.

The venue space is tight, so please pack accordingly! We will really only have enough room for drums, yoga mats, and water bottles. Please consider leaving dance bags or shopping items in your car during the workshop. (It’s a safe, well-patrolled garage, so your stuff will be okay!)


Crown Center offers validated parking in their garages. Our venue hosts have graciously provided us with 8 hours of free parking each day, so you will not need to purchase anything from the stores to get validated. Please make sure to get a validation ticket from the registration desk so you don’t have to pay to park! If you’d like more information about parking at Crown Center, click here.