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 Miss Courtenay on Tuesday. 

Classes Offered for DAI year 2019-20 (Sept-Dec 12)

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

Ballet Classes – 2019-20
Ballet I Ages 6 – 7Wednesday 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Ballet IIThursday 6:45 – 8:15 pm

Ballet III

Ballet III 

Technique combined with Ballet III Performance

Monday 7:15 – 8:45 pm – performance

Ballet IV

Both classes required

Thursday 5:15 – 6:45 pm – technique

Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 – performance Ballet IV/V   

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

Thursday 7:45 – 8:45 pm