With decades of experience, our faculty works with dancers to excel at traditional and creative dance.




Janice has been the director of the Performing Arts degree at Iowa State University since 1984 . She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet from the University of Utah and attained her Master's degree from Kansas State. Ms. Baker has taught for the Des Moines Ballet School, Kansas State University, Iowa Arts Council, Metro Arts, Iowans for the Arts and VSA of Iowa.




Carrie Ann is our studio manager here at The Dance Place.. She teaches our tumbling 1, 2 & 3 classes and is also substitutes for other teachers when needed. She has been involved with the New Vision Dance program and Iowa Dance Theatre as a coordinator for many administrative tasks.

Carrie Ann started working here in support of her children and of her strong belief in the transformative power of dance.



Ken started preparing for the stage at age 2 years when he began training with a retired Vaudeville acrobat. He received a B.S. in Health and Human Performance from Iowa State University.  He has performed all around the country with dance studios, circus troupes, and community theaters.  Having worked with mentors around the globe Ken bring a wide range of skills  to our classroom.



A graduate of Roosevelt High School, a student of the Lind Dance School and rehearsal director for Iowa Dance Theatre, Gabby is a knowledgeable and engaging instructor.


Pre-Fundamentals (4-5 years)
Fundamentals (5-6 years)
Ballet I/II & Tap I/II (6 years and up)
Ballet III (8 years and up)
Ballet IV & V
Ballet VI & VII
Funky Jazz & Tap (6 years and up)
Jazz VI & VII
Hip Hop I (8-10 years)
Hip Hop II (10 years and up)
Hip Hop III (13 years and up)
Tap VI & VII
Tumbling I – III
Ballroom Dance
VSA of Iowa - New Visions Dance Project
Yoga / Adult Fitness (Stretch & Move)



Ballet 3+ 7 yrs up
5:00 - 5:45pm

Hip Hop all ages
5:45 - 6:30pm

Tap Des Moines
6:30 - 7:30pm

Ballet Technique
7:30 - 8:15pm

Ballet Variations
8:15 - 8:45pm

Private Coaching
8:45 - 9:15pm


5:00 - 5:45pm

Tumbling II
5:45 - 6:45pm

Hip Hop
6:45 - 7:45pm

Ballet Technique
7:45 - 8:45pm

Ballet Variations
8:45 - 9:15pm


Ballet/Tumbling Creative Funds
:00 - 5:45pm

Ballet I/II Tap 6yrs+ 5:45 - 6:45pm

6:45 - 7:45pm

Rehearsal for Summer Projects
7:45 - 8:45pm



Tumbling IV/V 5:00 - 6:00pm

Yoga at The Yoga Place
5:15 - 6:00pm

New Visions
6:00 - 7:00pm

Tap Des Moines
7:00 - 8:00pm

Ballet Technique 2nd session only
7:00 - 8:00pm

8:00 - 8:45pm



Dance Place Co
4:30 - 5:30pm

Tap Des Moines
5:30 - 6:30pm

Ballroom Dancing Party
6:30 - 7:30pm



Yoga 8:00am - 8:45am

Boys 8:45am - 9:45am

Ballet Technique 10:00am - 11:30am



30 min class                          $20.00

45 min class                          $35.00

60 min class                          $40.00

2nd class                                25% off              

3rd class                                50% off

4 or more classes (60 min)   $110.00

Family Rates

1st student         Full Rate

2nd student        10% discount

3rd student         50% discount

4th student         FREE

Ballroom / Adult

Single class         $5.00/class

Private class       $20.00/class

Punch Card         $40.00/ ten (10) classes

Tuition is due by the 5thof every month. | A $10 late fee will be assessed to any late payment. | No refunds. Class make-up is encouraged.

White Eagle Pow-Wow

White Eagle Pow-Wow


Community Performances

Iowa State Fair
Festival of Trees

Iowa Energy
Iowa Stars
White Eagle Pow-Wow


And many more!

Iowa Energy Performance

Iowa Energy Performance



 The Dance Place is located on 29th Street, just north of Hubbell Avenue