Welcome to Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy!

Lion King Production
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Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy Recital
Dance Masters of America Certified Instruction
Offering Professional Instruction in Dance and the Performance Arts

 Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy is a family-friendly and age-appropriate studio with a teaching staff who loves to share their passion for dance and performance! At Ankeny Dance, we feel it's important for the star in every child to have the opportunity to shine!

Ballet Classes
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Building A Strong Foundation for Dance!

Owner/Director Sarah Ferree
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Certified Member of Dance Masters of America

 Certified by Dance Masters of America, Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy is a proud member of the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce and has been a locally-owned studio for more than three decades. We feature a professional staff of dedicated and talented teachers who can challenge students of all abilities. It is our focus and mission to provide a warm and supportive environment for your student to grow both in dance technique and as an individual.

Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy
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A Member of the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce

Installing Studio Flooring
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Cushioned and Sprung Subfloors For Your Dancer

 Be sure to stop in and visit our beautiful state-of-the-art studios with 12,500 square feet of space at 515 N. Ankeny Boulevard in the Northside Plaza center. Our students enjoy the finest of dance facilities with foam sprung wooden subfloors to help cushion and protect dancers' legs, and top of the line premium Stagestep dance surfaces for the best in performance and safety.

 Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy offers parent/tot classes starting with students at age two, and combination classes beginning at the age of 3 in tap, ballet and jazz. We believe in the importance of a strong program in ballet training for our students to draw on in all facets of dance.
 Our classes challenge students to develop their proficiency in all styles of dance and movement, including tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater dance, boys' classes, hip hop, and tumbling. We offer additional ballet and pointe classes for students age 9 and older who desire to perfect and master their technique. Our vocal lessons and musical theater classes can help build students into a "triple threat" in performance!
 Our curriculum builds a strong foundation for each student to attain their personal goals, whether they dream of performing on stage in dance one day as a career, or just to learn a variety of techniques for the fun and joy of dance and performing!

See Our Studios in Northside Plaza
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515 North Ankeny Boulevard

Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy

Where Every Star Has A Chance To Shine!


Wearing Fun Costumes for Make a Difference Week
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Charity Fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital

 Your child will learn good character and the rewards of a solid work ethic; growing not just in dance skills and ability, but also in poise, self-confidence and self-reliance. We believe in tailoring our programs to develop both well-rounded dancers and individuals. At Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy, your student will not only grow in their knowledge and passion for dance and the performing arts, they will learn to become more confident, motivated, and self-assured.

Reach for the Stars in Tap!
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 It is our philosophy and mission to provide each of our students with the training and opportunity to become the best dancer he or she can be. We offer classes for all types of students; from those who enjoy dance and just want to learn more to those who enjoy competitions, higher levels of training and dedication who might want to pursue dance as a career. You and your student will love the caring, fun, and positive environment we offer with individual attention to the development of each and every child!

We Feature Viewing Windows on our Studios
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So You Can Enjoy Watching Your Child Learn!

 You can request enrollment information online (see our contact page) or leave a voice message at our studio by calling 515-964-5048. Ankeny Dance is located at 515 N. Ankeny Blvd. just a few blocks north of 1st Street in Ankeny, Iowa. You'll find we are conveniently located with plenty of parking in Northside Plaza, which is located on the east side of Ankeny Boulevard. Just look for the big Northside Plaza sign! See our update pages for more information. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy!

It's Fun to Perform
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At Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy!

 Always Family-Friendly, Age-Appropriate, and Fun!