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Dance Without Limits Inc.

Dance Without Limits is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that provides a dance program in Des Moines, Iowa for children and young adults with special needs who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance. Our fall and spring sessions are comprised of one-hour classes that are designed to suit each individual’s needs. During classes held once a week, a period of professional dance instruction is provided by instructors and volunteers trained to work with dancers who have special needs. We offer Lite-Gait equipment for children who need extra support with standing. We have a teacher who is able to communicate in American Sign Language, and volunteers who are learning some simple signs. At the end of each session, participants perform in a recital for family and friends.

Session Dates

Registration for our Fall 2018 session is now closed.  If you would like to see our program in action, please consider coming to our recital on Sunday, November 18th at the Urbandale HS Performing Arts Center. Or consider being added to our email list so you will receive a direct link for registration. Send your request to be added to our email list to 

Our 2018 Fall Session dates … 

Festival of Trees performance – November 25th, Noon at Vets Memorial Auditorium

Our 2019 Spring Session dates … 

Spring session’s registration opens up Saturday January 27th @ 5:00pm for currently enrolled students. And Sunday January 28th @ Noon for new and previously enrolled students. If you would like to be added to our email list and receive a registration link; send your request to  Or visit this page for a link to register.

February 10

February 17

February 24

March 3

March 10

SPRING BREAK – March 17 & 24

March 31

April 7

RECITAL @ the Urbandale High School’s Performing Arts Center on April 14

Session Information

Dance Without Limits classes are offered twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. Classes are held on Sunday at

  • The School of Classical Ballet and Dance (SCBD), 1509 42nd Street, West Des Moines.
  • Dance Vision (DV), 8711 Thomas Avenue, Johnston
  • Des Moines DanzArts Studio, 2150 Delavan Dr #8, West Des Moines (classes not held weekly here, just as needed)

The cost is $50 for the whole 8-10 week session for spring or fall.

For more information regarding registration or with questions, please e-mail

MAP TO NEW School of Classical Ballet and Dance (SCBD) location …

Class Information

Classes for students are divided into Movement and Technique. Movement classes are the main classes for Dance Without Limits and are great for students new to the Dance Without Limits program. Students, who also require special one-on-one attention with a volunteer or additional assistance dancing, will benefit highly from the Movement program.

Technique classes are for students who can move through ballet and tap instruction without the aid of a special volunteer. One or two volunteers will be present during the class to assist with overall structure while encouraging students to dance on their own. Students in wheelchairs or using equipment they can manage independently will also be considered. We create movement around his/her unique abilities. Both Movement and Technique classes are one-hour long.

We keep our class sizes small; 8-9 kids per session/class. If you have any questions, please email us at

Movement Classes, held at Dance Vision 

12:30 PM, Ages 4-8
1:30 PM, Ages 9-12
2:30 PM, Ages 9-18

Movement Classes, held at School of Classical Ballet and Dance

1:00 PM, Ages 4-8
2:00 PM, Ages 4-8
2:30 PM, Ages 9-12
3:30 PM, Ages 12-18

Technique Classes, held at School of Classical Ballet and Dance

3:00 PM, Ages 9-14
4:00 PM, Ages 14-19+

*Please note all students interested in Technique classes must gain approval from Program Coordinator and/or teacher prior to joining the class.


Interested in becoming a Dance Without Limits mentor or volunteer? The Dance Without Limits program is special because of the dancers, but it is not possible without volunteers. We are seeking volunteers with or without dance experience, ages 12 and up, to partner with Dance Without Limits students. Each volunteer is responsible in assisting dancers with any modifications or guidance. Our staff and lead volunteers will provide training.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact Dance Without Limits Volunteer Coordinator, Stephenie Tiedens at


To connect with other Dance Without Limits families or to keep up-to-date with all that’s happening in the studio, ‘like’ Dance Without Limits on Facebook !