Youth Dance

Youth Dance


In a fun, encouraging environment, we will make sure every participant is able to be the best they can be. Students will learn the fundamentals of dance, how to control their body movements and have a greater awareness of rhythms and music.

We offer dance classes for various ages and skill levels, so whether your little dancer is a beginner or a pro, they can learn it all. Our main goal is to provide our youth with opportunities to develop strong morals, a strong work ethic, and give them every opportunity to succeed as they grow older.

Age Groups Monday Thursday
2yo Dance With Me! N/A 11:00 -11:30 AM
Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten 4:15 – 5:00 PM 4:30 – 5:15 PM
1st – 2nd 5:00 – 6:00 PM 5:15 – 6:15 PM
3rd – 4th 5:30 – 6:30 PM N/A
5th – 6th 6:30 – 7:30 PM N/A
Showtime! (3rd – 8th) 6:00 – 7:00 PM N/A
Month Monday Program Thursday Program
January 7th, 14th, 21st 10th, 17th, 24th
February 4th, 11th, 18th 7th, 14th, 21st
March 4th, 11th, 18th 7th, 14th, 21st
April 1st, 8th, 15th 4th, 11th, 18th

Showcase: Monday, April 22nd | 6:30 PM

Program Dates:

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 7, 2019
Location: Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
Cost: $35/month, plus free t-shirt! – Assistance is available


Instructor: Mrs. Daniels

Mrs. Daniels has 18+ years of dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, pointe, and more, received from Siouxland Movement Arts, Chicago, New York, and London. She was part of Ballet Sioux, Jazzin’ Co. and Tappin’ Co. where she performed around the Siouxland area, with Rockestra, the Sioux City Symphony, Downtown Disney, and others. Her performance credits include leading roles in The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, La Fille Mal Gardee, Cats, Swan Lake, and Mary Poppins. MacKenzie also has 10 years of experience in teaching studio dance in all dance techniques, choreographing solos, dance team numbers, and musicals to students between the ages of 2-18. She graduated from Morningside College with degrees in Arts Administration, Dance, Management, and English with a minor in Education. MacKenzie is currently the Youth Development Director for the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA, a theatre/dance instructor for the Sioux City Community Theatre, an American Heritage Girl troop leader, and a passionate teacher to anyone yearning to dance!

Instructor: Miss Tjeerdsma

Ms. Tjeerdsma received formal dance instruction for 10 years during her youth. She was part of Ballet Sioux where she performed in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. She was a member of Jazzin’ Co. where she competed and received awards in various competitions. Elizabeth graduated from Morningside College where she received her Elementary Education degree and Wayne State College with her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a K-5 Math and Reading Interventionist at Liberty Elementary. Ms. Tjeerdsma has carried her passion for dance that was instilled in her at a young age into her adult life and regularly choreographs and participates in dances for her church and school.

Dress Code: No uniform or shoes needed! Please stray away from jeans, baggy clothing, and dragging pants. If dancer has long hair, please style it tucked back in a way that keeps hair out of their face. Your dancer may wear socks or go barefoot.


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