Dance with us.

Johnston Dance Academy

Founded by Jeanne Chelsen, Johnston Dance Academy (JDA) has been producing dancers in the Greater Des Moines area for over 25 years.

JDA offers a wide range of dance classes for all ages. From recreational to advanced and competitive levels, JDA offers an extensive range of techniques including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, musical theater and hip hop. We invite you to come dance with us. Contact the studio today for a tour and information on our classes.

“We believe dance makes a difference in children’s lives. We create a friendly, personal atmosphere allowing dancers to express themselves building coordination, flexibility, strength and stamina. With continued development, self-confidence grows as well as positive attitudes, and superior social and leadership skills.”

Jeanne Chelsen


2017 AV8 The Intensive

AV8: The Intensive — Join the fun! "AV8 : the intensive" is an in-studio convention experience unlike any other. With three days of instruction, world-class instructors, and a variety of styles, this workshop has something to offer for every dancer! Faculty (as of...

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JDA Summer Brochure

Join JDA for Summer Classes: Johnston Dance Academy is excited to offer summer classes for all ages and abilities! Improve technique, strength, and artistry all while building friendships that are sure to last a lifetime. The JDA staff is excited to continue working...

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Registration is Now Open for Fall 2017-18 at JDA

Johnston Dance Academy offers classes to fit any age or level.

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