Ballet: Student Division


Ballet at Dance Arts Iowa

The STUDENT DIVISION (ages 6 and up) begins with lower level classes taught slowly and carefully in order to emphasize proper posture and placement.

Ballet I & Ballet I/II begins with center barre work and then to center floor with technique appropriate for the age and skill level.

Ballet II & III  works on coordination of the full body in turns, jumps, and leaps.

Ballet IV includes more difficult technique and pre-pointe and  pointe work if the dancers have completed the Foundations of Pointe/Pointe I class and are determined  ready by the teacher.

Ballet V continues to challenge with more difficult technique and performance. Students will continue to take class on Pointe and enroll in Pointe II.

Ballet II is a 1.5 hour class taught my Mrs. Hawker and includes technique and performance. Ballet III, IV and V are 3-hour classes but divided into two (1.5 hour) sessions – Monday and Tuesday. Ballet III, IV and V technique taught by Miss Alison on Monday and performance classes taught by Mrs. Rowe on Tuesday. 



Classes Offered for DAI year 2018-19

NOTE:  The DAI Ballet Teachers determine if a Ballet student is eligible to transfer to the next Ballet level. 

Ballet Classes – 2018-19
Ballet I
Ages 6 – 7
Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 pm
Ballet I/II Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm
Ballet II Thursday 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ballet III

Both classes required

Thursday 6:30 – 8:00 pm – technique

Monday 7:15 – 8:45 pm – performance

Ballet IV

Both classes required

Monday 6:30 – 8:00 pm – technique

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30 – performance

Ballet V

Both classes required 

Monday 6:30 – 8:00 pm – technique 

Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm – performance

Foundations of Pointe

Pointe I by invitation only


Monday 6:00 – 6:30 pm


Monday 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Pointe II
by invitation only
Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 pm