Dance Without Limits Inc.

Dance Without Limits is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that provides a dance program 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 current session is now closed.

If you would like to receive an email with a direct link and a reminder a week or two before registration, send your request to be added to our email list to 

Our 2018 Spring Session dates …

  • February 11
  • February 18
  • February 25
  • March 4
  • SPRING BREAK – No Class March 11, 18
  • March 25
  • EASTER – No Class, April 1
  • April 8 (Dance Vision classes held in West Des Moines, address below)
  • April 15
  • RECITAL – April 22 at the Urbandale High School, Performing Arts Center, 7111 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, IA @ 3:00pm

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), 1721 25th St., West Des Moines.
  • Dance Vision (DV), 8711 Thomas Avenue, Johnston
  • Des Moines DanzArts Studio, 2150 Delavan Dr #8, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (April 8th Dance Vision classes cancelled; instead held at this location)

The cost is $50 each session for the Spring 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 would like to be put on our waitlist for any class time; please email us at

Movement Classes, held at Dance Vision

12:30 PM, Ages 4-7
1:300 PM, Ages 8-10

Movement Classes, held at School of Classical Ballet and Dance

1:00 PM, Ages 4-7
2:00 PM, Ages 8-10
2:30 PM, Ages 11-14
3:30 PM, Ages 8-18

Technique Classes, held at School of Classical Ballet and Dance

3:00 PM, Ages 10-13
4:00 PM, Ages 14-18+

*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



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