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2013-2014 Year in Review

Writing this letter is one of my favorite things to...

Private Classes through the UI Youth Ballet

Private Classes through the UI Youth Ballet: Private/one-on-one instruction is available...

UIYB Ballet Technique Attendance Information

Ballet study is progressive, built upon careful repetition of movements. It is...

10 Class Punch Card Information

Cost: $145 Can be purchased either in the main office of...

Iowa Now: Young dancers lifted to new levels

This summer, young dancers from across Iowa are discovering a unique...



The University of Iowa Youth Ballet and School of Dance strives to serve the people of Iowa by providing high-quality outreach that enriches lives by encouraging and nuturing artistic expression and fostering the love and teaching of movement. We are committed to providing excellent, technique appropriate, and challenging classes for all ability levels across dance disciplines. We are dedicated to developing strong, well-rounded dancers and teachers of dance.


I took adult ballet at the University of Iowa Youth Ballet and School of Dance in 2012 and now looking back at that wonderful experience I fully appreciate the quality of teaching I received. I remember the student teachers explaining in great detail each movement and giving us time to comprehend various steps before we moved on to new challenges. This pedagogical style allowed to me to fully understand how to move my body and gradually advance, which I feel is critical for the success of adult ballet learners. Thank you UIYB for giving me a great foundation in adult ballet! (read more...)

- Adult ballet student