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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

We have made the difficult decision to end our Spring Dance Without Limits session. This will sadly mean no spring classes and no recital.  This is a tough call – we know how much DWoL means to us and to each of you. But the health and safety of our dancers, teachers and volunteers means everything. With the latest guidelines from the CDC and advice from local health professionals, we know this is a necessary step to do our part.  
If you haven’t already done so, please consider joining our facebook community. We will be posting and you may see… teachers providing dance lessons/recordings, info re: dancing opportunities this summer, videos from our volunteers and a great place to provide support to each other. 
Again, we are very sad to be canceling the rest of our session. And look forward to seeing you again soon. 
Thank you, 
Your Dance Without Limits Board and Volunteers 

Registration for our Fall session will open two weeks before classes start on Sunday (date) @ noon. If you are interested in receiving a registration link via email and being added to our email list, send your request to

Our Fall 2020 Session Dates will be posted no later than July 2020  (dates are subject to change and will be confirmed once registration opens) …

Session Information

Dance Without Limits classes are offered twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.

Classes are held on Sundays at The School of Classical Ballet and Dance (SCBD), 1509 42nd Street, West Des Moines.

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

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

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

Classes are held at the School of Classical Ballet and Dance, West Des Moines, IA. 


Movement Classes 

12:30 – 1:15 PM, Ages 4-8
12:45 – 1:30 PM, Ages 4-8
1:15 – 2:00 PM, Ages 4-8
1:30 – 2:30 PM, Ages 9-12
2:30 – 3:30 PM, Ages 9-18
3:30 – 4:30 PM, Ages 9-18

Technique Classes

2:00 – 3:00 PM, Ages 8-13
3:00 – 4:00 PM, Ages 10-15
4:00 – 5:00 PM, Ages 15-18+

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


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 !