Wednesday, August 5, 2020

UIYB and Community Dance School Newsletter

From Kathryn

My warmest welcome to returning students and families that have joined us this summer. Dance has been so many things to me over my life and now is the perfect time to reflect its value. The UIYB is not a competition studio and while we do build performance into our curriculum it is not our primary focus. Many of our students find they enjoy the physical effort and skill building, others the movement/music connection, still others the way they feel confident knowing the language, beauty and order of a ballet class. Students build relationships, hone self-discipline, form critical thinking, and practice patience as results take time and years of correction by supportive instructors. I am proud to be associated with the University of Iowa Youth Ballet and Community Dance School. Welcome to another year of challenge and growth.


Dancing in front of a computer screen may feel very different than being in the studio but it still demands the same amount of effort and respect. Let’s honor one another and our practice to the best of our ability. Please show up ready for class in your complete dress attire: ballet leotard, tights, shoes and hair held up appropriately.

New Classes

For Students
  • Level 1A/1B Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm

We are excited to offer a second section of level 1. Students in either level 1A or 1B are welcome into this class. We are confident many will find benefit of taking this level twice a week.

  • Level 4/5 Fridays 5:30pm-7:30pm

Friday class offered by our wonderful Audrey Honert. Take advantage of this additional class and special instruction from a talented teacher!

For Family

Finding ways to move our bodies and stay active has never been more important than it is right now. Because we not only care about your students, we care about your entire family. Please take advantage of our new classes catered towards your entire family.

  • Pilates Thursdays 6:00pm-6:50pm
  • Family Stretch (ages 4+) Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am
  • Adult Beginning Tap Saturdays 11:30am-12:15pm

Up Ahead

Keep a lookout for school guidelines on preparing your dancing space at home to have a productive class experience. We will share insights gathered from our staff having taught through the spring and summer sessions.