Ages: 4-5
Description: This class for pre-kindergarten dancers will teach students a few basic ballet movements and positions while continuing to emphasize the concepts of musicality and movement as a form of expression.


Class Sections

1) Mon – 5:15 – 5:45pm – Valley West – Meredith


Registration fee: $15 (New Students)
Summer Tuition: $36 + tax


Meredith Stroot – Dance Instructor
Education: BS with honors in Elementary Education and a Minor in Dance from Iowa State University
Biography: Meredith Stroot graduated with honors from Iowa State University with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance. She was very involved in the ISU Dance Department and received the department’s Evelyn Jensen Outstanding Achievement in Outreach Award her senior year. Meredith performed with Orchesis I Modern Dance Company, performing in pieces choreographed by Taryn Packheiser, Janice Baker, Amy Martin, and Vernon Windsor. She also served as a board member for the company. She attended and performed at the American College Dance Festival.

Meredith trained extensively under Ami Yaro and Shanon Farsakh and performed as a charter member in what is now Yaro Dance Company. She won several awards dancing competitively as a student. Her students now carry on the tradition. Her choreography has won the high point and top honors at regional and national dance competitions.

Meredith’s passion is teaching and spreading her joy in the art of movement. She has been teaching and choreographing lyrical, ballet, musical theatre, modern, and jazz for several years. She has taught classes at Creative Movement Dance Company, Ames Parks and Recreation, and Iowa State University.

After teaching Kindergarten for many years, Meredith is now a literacy leader working with Pre-Kindergarten through 1st Grade teachers in the Boone Community School district.

Meredith believes in a positive, upbeat teaching atmosphere, instilling a love of dance in all students!

Dress Code

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


Girls: Bloch Belle S0227G pink ballet shoes
Boys: Capezio black leather ballet shoes


All Sections: Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Dr #109, West Des Moines, IA 50265

To register please fill out the registration papers available at https://www.iowaballetacademy.com/registration-forms/ and email them to contact@iowaballetacademy.com alternatively you can call us at (515) 334-5510 and we can take registration over the phone.