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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


JDA Workshop Series: Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary

JDA Workshop Series is announcing two new workshops at JDA: Hip-Hop and Contemporary Jazz Workshop:  JDA is excited to present a workshop with Chris Xayarata on October 22nd. Contemporary Workshop:   JDA is excited to present a workshop with Zoi Tatopoulous on October...

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  JDA Presents BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK Johnston Dance Academy is giving each dancer an opportunity to participate in their 2016-2017 Referal Program. Johnston Dance is excited to encourage all dancers to bring a friend and show them what the fun is all about. Invite a...

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Registration is Now Open for 2016-2017 Classes at JDA

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