Description: This hour and a half long class is for students 6-7 years old. This class will work through the standard structure of a ballet class with barre and some center work. This class also emphasizes musicality through tap dance so that dancers can explore rhythm and sound. Finally this includes a Jazz component to expand the movement vocabulary of the students with class Jazz technique.
1) Tue – 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Valley West – Riley
2) Thu – 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Valley West – Brett
Registration fee: $15 (New Students)
Summer Tuition: $72 + tax
Biography: Riley Anderson was born in Des Moines, Iowa and has trained in a variety of dance styles since the age of 6. Throughout her early training, Riley attended many dance competitions and conventions where she was awarded several judge’s choice awards and scholarships. In 2017,
Riley was accepted into the Steps On Broadway Conservatory program in New York City with a Theatre/Jazz focus to further her dancing, acting, and vocal training. During her time in the Big Apple, she worked with and studied under incredible talents such as Chet Walker, Lloyd Culbreath, Josh Bergasse, Donna Mckechnie, Al Blackstone, and James Kinney. Currently, Riley resides in Urbandale where she manages our front desk, teaches class at our Valley West location, and works as a barista in downtown Des Moines.
In her free time, she enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu, Korra, and trying new restaurants in the area. Riley is so proud to be a part of the IBA family and looks forward to working with you and your students!
Biography: Brett has been dancing since the age of four, studying at Westside Dance Academy and Iowa Ballet Academy. Her main focus is in ballet and pointe, but she also studied jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern dance extensively. She also traveled to receive training at Milwaukee School of Ballet. Over the years, she performed with Iowa Dance Theatre and Yaro Dance Company, often performing lead roles. Through working with Iowa Dance Theatre, she has been able to be a student to many teachers in the Des Moines area. She was selected to perform a piece by Jessica Lang while her company visited Iowa in 2016. Most recently, she performed with Hurley and Dancers as a guest artist and co-choreographed a hip hop piece for Iowa Dance Theatre’s 2018 spring show.
She is currently a Senior member of Dance Masters of Mid-America and is certified in Progressing Ballet Techniques.
Brett works as a Physical Therapist Assistant part-time and continues to take classes and perform when she can.
Girls: Pink tights worn under any type and style of leotard (you may choose solid color or patterns on leotards)
Boys:Tight white or black t-shirt or tank-top with black shorts, black pants or black leggings and white socks
|Ballet: Bloch Synchrony split sole ballet shoes S0625 pink ballet shoes||Ballet: Bloch Synchrony split sole ballet shoes S0625 black ballet shoes|
|Tap: Capezio Flexmaster or Block Tap Flex, black tap shoes|
|Jazz: Bloch Phantom tan canvas jazz shoes||Jazz: Bloch Phantom black canvas jazz shoes|
All Sections: Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Dr #109, West Des Moines, IA 50265