The Dance Place provides intellectually stimulating, physically challenging, age appropriate, technical dance training in a creative environment .

We emphasize the development of the students’ sense of compassion and community minded behaviors as well as providing opportunities for them to develop a choreographic voice with dramatic context.

Your student may have the opportunity to dance for special events here at The Dance Place.

Students may have the opportunity to perform at: 

  • The Iowa State Fair Fun Forest Family Fun
  • New Visions Dance Group 
  • Collaboration with Iowa Dance Theatre
  • We produce an annual recital, to showcase and celebrate your student’s success.
*Iowa  Dance Theatre Dracula 2019 Auditions
Auditions for Iowa Dance Theatre's 2019 production of Dracula will be held on 
Sunday June 2nd at The Dance Place. 
Registration begins at 2:00pm
2:30pm-4pm Ballet class 8yrs - 12yrs
4:30pm-6pm Jazz and Tap for all ages 8 and up
6pm-7pm       Ballet class for 12yrs and up
7pm-7:30pm  Pointe Work and Pas de deux

All ages must attend age appropriate ballet class for audition process.  
Cost:$15 to Iowa Dance Theatre 

If you accept your role you will be asked to join Iowa Dance Theatre as a member.  Performer cost is $40 which is goof for all three productions of IDT's season.  Nutcracker, Dracula, and the spring event.    You will also be asked to pay the Dracula performance fee of $35 per dancer.   Total cost: $90 

*The Dance Place Picture Day is Sunday May 19th.  
Check out the picture day info form at the studio to find out your photo time. 

*Annual Dance Recital "Legends,Divas,and Superstars"
The Dance Place 2019 recital will be on Saturday May 25th at 6:00pm.
Central Campus 1800 Grand Ave Des Moines

We hope you can attend  in support of our young, eager and talented dancers.

*Summer Intensives 
Saturday June 15th 12pm - 4pm and July 20th 12pm - 4pm
Friday June 14th and Friday July 19th at the ISU campus. 


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