News & Events

Schedule for Mother's Day, May 8, 2016

Schedule for Sunday, May 8, 2016. Remember to do something special...

Schedule for Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Levels Preballet, 1-3, and Tap/Jazz please continue to refer to your...

Summer Intensive Faculty Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Dana Powers-Klooster will be teaching...

Spring Concert Information, Paquita

It's time to register for the spring concert, Paquita. Ballet levels...



The University of Iowa Youth Ballet and School of Dance fosters the love, practice and teaching of movement as an integral part of health and well-being. The program also encourages and nurtures artistic expression. We are committed to providing appropriate and challenging classes for all ability levels across dance disciplines. UI Youth Ballet and School of Dance is dedicated to developing strong, well-rounded dancers and future 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