What makes us unique

We are the only studio in Iowa certified in not only the Royal Academy of Dance and AcrobaticArts making us the leader in dance education in childhood development through dance. We approach learning through encouragement and kindness as we express our worship through dance education.

Sharing the Gospel of grace through the splendor of 

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CULTIVATING an international standard of excellence through the curriculum of the Royal Academy of Dance and AcrobaticArts 

 

HONORING each student's unique gifts, strengths, and artistic expression through wholesome education

 

SHARING the Gospel of grace through the splendor of dance

Behind all the fun and adventure of each themed class dancers are being inspired to learn through these an international syllabi crafted by the Royal Academy of Dance and mastered by registered teacher and director Anna G Johnson. Using themes, props, and charming music, dancers will learn an entire range of movements, musical skills, and performance qualities. It is highly recommended that students at this age take both ballet and acrobatics to get the full spectrum of developmental progression.

 

Dancers will learn:

Confidence, Control, Coordination, Body awareness, Sensitivity to music, Spacial awareness

& a love for performing. 

      Princess 1 is designed for dancers ages 2.5-4

      Princess 2 is designed for dancers ages 4-5

      AcroDance Citrine is for dancers ages 2.5-5

100%  Happiness Guarantee

Wondering if dance or acrobatics are a good fit for your preschooler? We understand and are so confident they will LOVE their classes that we have a 100% money back guarantee for all of our Princess level classes. 

If after attending all classes within the first 30 days of your first class date, you are not completely satisfied with your experience we will offer you a refund on tuition AND your enrollment fee.  Your request for a refund must be received via email by the end of your first month and is only eligible if your dancer attended all the classes scheduled within that month.

 

Our Happiness Guarantee is only applicable to dancers trying classes for their  first month within the Princess level. 

HONORING each student and family through a wholesome recital experience

Another chance to show off your progress

Show off your performance skills to all your friends and family in an AMAZING 4,000 seat venue.

 

Achieve through performing

The confidence and enthusiasm students feel when they have performed to the roaring applause of the audience is a gift that they will never leave behind or forget.

Enjoy an encouraging storyline

Our productions take you on an adventure by using a storyline, dance, acrobatics, and a whole lot of sparkly magic to make it a show you won't want to miss!

Join us this year at Franklin Auditorium on June 5th 2021

I just want to say I am so happy that our family found Grace. It has been a long time since I have seen my daughter leave a dance studio with a big smile on her face, saying how excited she was and how much fun that she had.

She is already asking about her next class and when she can wear the big tutus. She even made a new friend today 1 class in and I am sold - Casey, mom of a princess dancer

Inclusive tuition

Means you never have to worry about a budget busting bill.

We want to make budgeting as easy as possible for your family. Because of this, everything you need is budgeted into tuition right from the start! Most studios will charge you $300+ simply to participate in the spring recital. At Grace, it is all included to make your life as easy and stress free as possible.

What is included?

Your child's weekly learning time, performance evaluations for either ballet or AcroDance, production costumes, production participation fee, our production DVD, studio T-shirt, camp t-shirt, welcome gift at first week of class, end of the year character award, and fun events throughout the year
All a bonus value of more than $325!*

*Based on one class taken, savings are higher for multiple classes

.5 hours weekly = $64 per month
1 hour weekly = $91 per month


1st sibling 10% off
2nd sibling 20% off
3rd+ sibling 30% off

This will be the rate you will pay for August through June. We also will release our summer schedule as early as possible in the school year to help you plan your summer with us in amazing summer camp experience on the week that works best for your family!

Optional costs: picture day pictures, reserved seating for our spring production

Not Included: Attire your dancer will wear to their regular weekly class as students grow at different rates and often still have a few articles leftover from last year.

Enrollment Fee                    

An annual enrollment fee of $50 per family covers the cost of mailings, insurance, handbooks, rehearsals, and so on. Enrollment fees are not refundable, except for preschool students who are determined to be unready for dance and the fee will be credited to the following season.

Sales tax is also added to each purchase. 

Meet Your Team

Kari Rosfjord

Kari is a trained dancer from the University of Iowa and has been teaching since 2016. After college, she received her certificate in AcroDance by AcrobaticArts. She is passionate about teaching students how the Gospel can be seen in every day life!

Caitlynn Bruscher

Caitlynn graduated from Central College with a BA, having studied health and exercise along with theater. She has been dancing for 20+ years with 5 years of teaching experience. Her passion and love for dance and sharing dance with others only continues to grow.

Faith LaVan

Faith has a love for AcrobaticArts and the beauty of dance. She is overjoyed to share this love with her students, and inspire them to have the joy of creativity through movement.

Anna G Johnson

Anna has a passion for teaching and has been the Director of GB&AS since 1998. 

Mother of 4 children herself she sees the value of an encouraging and uplifting enviornment and the benefit of dance in the lives of children and families.

See the Director's blog here

Michael Viator

Michael is the Artistic Director of Encounter Performing Arts Company. Being a former professionaal dancer, he loves to teach, choreograph, and inspire his dancers to be excellent in their art form, to the glory of the Lord.

Olivia Viator

As a former professional dancer and missionary with Ballet Magnificat! Olivia is passionate about using dance as a tool to  share the gospel and desires to instill that to her students. Olivia now teaches at  GB&AS and helps her husband lead Encounter Performing Arts Company

We Believe

We believe in honoring each student's unique gifts, strengths, and artistic expression through wholesome education.

Our studio is a place where every member of the family can feel comfortable.

We believe in excellence in education and cultivate that through our international curriculum from

the Royal Academy of Dance, AcrobaticArts, Progressing Ballet Technique, and Alixa Flexibility. 

We believe that dance is a gift from God, and we, in return, share the good news of the Gospel through the splendor of dance. 

We believe in community, and for the last 20 years, Grace has been serving families in Iowa.

We believe 

  • in ONE GOD, eternally existent in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) through whom the world was created in six literal days. 

  • JESUS CHRIST was fully God and fully man, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died as a payment for our sins, and rose again after three days. 

  • SALVATION is by grace alone. No works can save you and each individual must choose this free gift for themselves. 

  • ALL HUMAN LIFE is sacred and created by God, created in His image.  No one person is more valuable than another regardless of race, culture, social standing, born or unborn. This value begins at conception.

  • TWO DISTINCT sexes were created, male and female.  These two genders wonderfully reflect the image and nature of God. 

  • THE BIBLE is the inspired word of God, and any unmentioned beliefs would be based upon the Word of God. 

Ankeny, Des Moines, Indianola, Marshalltown

515-289-2884

GraceBalletOffice@gmail.com