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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

Fall 2019 registration is now closed.  Registration for our Spring session will open two weeks before classes start. If you are interested in receiving a registration link via email and being added to our email list, send your request to info@dancewithoutlimits.org.

Our Fall 2019 Session Dates are  …

Sept 15
Sept 22
Sept 29
Oct 6
Oct 13
Oct  20 – no class –  Ballet Des Moines fall show this weekend
Oct 27
Nov 3
Nov 10
Nov 17
Nov 24 – End of session performance held at Urbandale HS Performing Arts Center, 2pm
Dec 1  Performance at Festival of Trees (Sun after Thanksgiving) @ Noon

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Our Spring 2020 Session Dates are (dates are subject to change and will be confirmed once registration opens) …

Feb 9
Feb 16
Feb 23
Mar 1
Mar 8
Mar 15/22 – Spring Break (no class)
Mar 29
Apr 5
April 12 – Easter (no class)
April 19
April 26
May 3 – End of session performance held at Urbandale HS Performing Arts Center, 2pm

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 info@dancewithoutlimits.org

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 info@dancewithoutlimits.org

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

Movement Classes 

12:30 – 1:30 PM, Ages 4-8
1:00 – 2:00 PM, Ages 4-8
1:30 – 2:00 PM, Ages 4-8
2:00 – 3:00 PM, Ages 9-12
2:30 – 3:30 PM, Ages 9-12
3:30 – 4:30 PM, Ages 9-18
4:30 – 5:30 PM, Ages 12-18

Technique Classes

3:00 – 4:00 PM, Ages 9-14
4:00 – 5:00 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. Email requests to Info@DanceWithoutLimits.org.

Volunteer

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 Stephenie.Tiedens@gmail.com.

Connect

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 !