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What’s around?

Attendees of the Common Thread Summer Intensive will find many restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, and hotels surrounding Dance Project.  Everything you need to make your time at the Intensive comfortable and enjoyable is right outside our door!

Hotels: Drury Inn and Suites and the Hampton Inn are mere steps away from Dance Project.

Drury Inn and Suites, at the intersection of Highways 141 and 44.

The Drury Inn & Suites of Southwest Missouri is near downtown St. Louis, St. Louis’ West County attractions and its neighboring South St. Louis hot spots. But instead of giving away free Doritos and pop, this college buddy cooks you a free Hot Breakfast every morning. At Drury, “hot” means Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and sausage— not bread and a toaster.

Your friends at Drury also provide you free hot food and cold beverages at the 5:30 Kickback® and serve free popcorn and soda in the lobby every afternoon. And the free doesn’t stop there. Free wireless Internet, free long distance calls and a free business center also highlight our list of included amenities.

Hampton Inn, at the intersection of Highways 141 and 44.

Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. This hotel offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel serves a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include coffee in the lobby.  Ninety-two air-conditioned guestrooms at Hampton Inn St Louis Interstate 44 feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Beds come with premium bedding. Refrigerators and microwaves are offered. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. High-speed Internet access is available. Televisions have premium cable channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.


Dancewear:  Beautiful shops with professional employees to help you find whatever you need–shoes, leotards, even a gift or two–to make sure you look and feel your best.

Head To Toe Dancewear is located at 200 West Argonne Drive in downtown Kirkwood, near the train station.

Brava Bodywear is located at 8986 Manchester Road, one block west of Brentwood Boulevard.


Fast Food: If you need a quick bite, there are lots of fast food options in our Plaza and a little bit more down the road.

In our center:  Hardee’s

Across the road:  Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Burger King

Up the hill:  Subway

Down 141:  Burger King, Culver’s


Restaurants: After a long day of dancing, sometimes you just want to put up your feet and relax with a good dinner.

In our center:  Ruby Tuesday, Bob Evans, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Across the road:  Steak’n’Shake

Down 141:  Pizza Hut, Gravois Grill, Chili’s

By 44:  Cracker Barrel


Specialty: Good treats to help you wake up, stay focused, and reward yourself for a job well done!

In our center:  Starbucks

Down 141:  Russells Cafe and Bakery, St. Louis Bread Company/Panera Bread, Domino’s Pizza Carryout and Delivery, Viviano’s


Convenience Stores/Gas stations: Quick, cheap, and easy to find!

QuikTrip at 141 and Hawkins Road

Walgreens at 141 and Bowles Avenue

Quiktrip at 44 and Bowles Avenue


Grocery Stores: Got a refrigerator in your hotel room?  Fill it up with healthy snacks to keep yourself in top shape for classes!

Down 141:  Dierbergs at Fenton Crossing


Gravois Bluffs: Everything you need to make your stay enjoyable!  Have a movie night, take a shopping break, sit down and dine in–it’s all here in one convenient center, located up the hill from the intersection of highways 30 and 141.

Fast Food: Subway, Qdoba

Restaurants: O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, McAllister’s Deli, Red Robin, Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee’s

Specialty: Starbucks, Maggie Moo’s, Friar Tuck’s

Department Stores: Gordman’s, Wal-Mart, Target, JCPenney, Kohl’s

Grocery Stores: Shop’n’Save

Home, Gift, Garden, and More: Pier 1 Imports, Garden Ridge, Barnes and Noble, TJ Maxx, PetCo

Entertainment: The Great Escape Theater


Enjoy your stay, and thank you for being part of the 2014 Summer Intensive!