C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State University
photo courtesy iastate.edu

Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy holds its recital every year at one of the finest performance venues in the upper midwest, C.Y. Stephens Auditorium on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames.

 Stephens Auditorium is a beautiful and striking backdrop for the recital, and it was named "Building of the Century" in 2004 by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The seating capacity is 1,618 seats on the main floor alone (more than 2,600 including the balconies) so there's plenty of room for you to invite friends and family to the event!

 Seating for our recital is not reserved in advance, so you'll want to arrive early. Sightlines and accoustics are wonderful in the auditorium, however, and you will soon discover that every seat is a great seat to see your child perform.

C.Y. Stephens Auditorium House View
photo courtesy iastate.edu

 Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy recitals are fast-paced, themed shows that the entire family (and extended family) will enjoy! With all the excellent restaurants and places to dine in Ames, many families choose to "make a day" out of the recital and have dinner and a show with family and friends. On nice spring days, it's not an unusual sight to see Ankeny Dance families throwing a blanket on the lawn near the auditorium and having a big picnic between shows. In any event, recital is a family affair and you'll enjoy the day with your student!

  This year's recital is on Saturday June 13th and Sunday the 14th 2020; There are four separate and unique performances in our recital and show times are Saturday at 1:30 and 6:30 P.M. and Sunday at 1:30 and 6:30 P.M. (Dress rehearsals will be Thursday and Friday June 13th and 14th and students must attend their assigned dress rehearsal to perform in the recital).

 Mark the Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy Recital 2020 on your schedule today ... we hope to see you there!

More recital information will be posted here as it becomes available.  Check back regularly for new info!