Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy
We Offer Programs for All Ages and Abilities!

All dance studios are not alike.  Dance Masters of America Certified Ankeny Dance Owner/Director Sarah Ferree and all of the instructors have excellent credentials and years of professional dance experience. It's important when choosing a studio to ensure quality and consistancy of instruction for your child. We encourage you to check out our teaching credentials and staff bios on our Meet The Faculty page.


 If you are looking for a studio for your child, always ask the studio what their professional credentials are. Ask what their teaching philosophy is. Ask where and when they hold their recital. Then ask the parents of a current student who has taken from that program for several years what kind of training they've received in that studio and how well the studio has performed for them. We know you'll like the answers you receive at Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy!




 Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy has a wonderful reputation and has earned the honor of being named Best Dance Studio in Ankeny (Ankeny Press - Citizen poll) in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. We have a proven track record and you know what kind of performance to expect for your student's dance education at Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy!


Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy has a state of the art facility with top-of-the-line Stagestep flooring and fully sprung wooden raised flooring to protect dancers legs, knees, and tendons while giving them the very best of surfaces on which to learn.


 We are a proud member of the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce (see the Ankeny Chamber's business listings at and we have great communication with our parents and students through our website and emails.


Dance Masters of America Certified Director Sarah Ferree continues to study and learn the very latest in choreography every year and students receive the best, newest and most contemporary moves and techniques in class. Ankeny Dance parents appreciate our attention to detail and organization, and the quality of instruction for their student. With a complete range of classes tailored to every student regardless of their style and level of dance, Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy represents the best value and training for your student's dance education.


 Ankeny Dance recitals feature a fast-paced, themed, professional format that is both entertaining and fun for the performers and the audience. Our recitals are held every spring at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, one of the finest venues in the region on the beautiful campus of Iowa State University.


We provide hallway waiting areas and huge viewing windows into our studios so parents can observe classes all year long. We believe parents have a right to see what they are paying for when it comes to the instruction their children receive. We also believe that being able to watch your children learn and grow is as rewarding for the parent as it is for your child. We like it when parents enjoy watching their children becoming better dancers and young people. Always ask a studio if you are able to watch and enjoy every lesson your child takes.

Ankeny Dance sells premium quality dance apparel such as leotards, shoes and tights at competitive prices in our studio office for your convenience. We don't make you drive all over town for dance apparel for class.


Our extra ballet classes allow serious dancers the opportunity to take separate classes emphasizing ballet and pointe if they choose. We offer separate leaps and turns, technique intensive, and strength and stretching classes to step up your game. If you want to dance for a career, our professionally-certified instruction can give you the edge you'll need in a career in performance dance.

Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy instructors are trained in the newest and latest of techniques. Our classes will have a lead teacher plus 1 or 2 assistants allowing an excellent teacher-pupil ratio and personalized instruction for your child. We give your child both the tools and the individualized support they need to succeed in dance.

Ankeny Dance Gives Every Star A Chance To Shine -- we value each and every student and their families. We offer a warm and supportive learning environment that nutures your dancer. Ask around ... talk with our students and their families. Referrals and recommendations are and have always been our best advertisement!