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 Recital Programs

JDA Recital Programs JDA has upoloaded the Spring Production Programs below. Please be patient on your download because they are large files. 2017 JDA Recital 11:00am 2017 JDA Recital 1:30pm 2017 JDA Recital...

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JDA 2017 Recital Information

JDA ALL-STUDIO SPRING PRODUCTION FINALE: We are excited to announce our finale this year will be in celebration of Prince’s music (Purple Reign – a play on words since our studio colors are purple)! Click below for more Information: Learn more about the Finale at JDA...

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Registration is Now Open for Summer Classes and Fall 2017-18 at JDA

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

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