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  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 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 technique and performance class. Ballet III, IV and V are 3-hour classes but divided into two (1.5 hour) sessions – Monday and Thursday.

Ballet III technique taught by Miss Courtenay on Thursday and Ballet III performance taught by Miss Courtenay Monday,

Ballet IV technique taught by Miss Courtenay on Thursday and Ballet V technique taught by Miss Jackie on Monday and Ballet IV/V performance taught by Mrs. Rowe on Tuesday. 

Classes Offered for DAI year 2021/2022 (Sept 2021 – May 2022 Recital )

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

Ballet Classes – September 2021
Ballet I Ages 6 – 7 Wednesday 5:30 -6:30 pm
Ballet II Tuesday 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Ballet III


Technique combined with  Performance

Thursday 7:00 – 8:30 pm – 

Ballet IV/V

Both Ballet IV/V and Ballet V required 


Monday 6:15 -7:45 – performance/technique 


Ballet V

Both Ballet IV/V and Ballet V required 

Tuesday 4:30 – 6:00 pm – performance


Pointe I by invitation only




Monday 7:45 – 8:45 pm 



Pointe II

by invitation only

Thursday 7:15 – 8:15 pm