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 Program Tuesday Program
2-3 YO 4:15 – 5:00 PM N/A
4-5 YO 5:00 – 6:00 PM 5:00 – 6:00 PM
6-8 YO 6:00 – 7:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM
9-11 YO 5:30 – 6:30 PM N/A
12-15 YO 6:30 – 7:30 PM N/A
Month Monday Program Tuesday Program
January 6th, 13th, 20th 7th, 14th, 21st
February 3rd, 10th, 17th 4th, 11th, 18th
March 2nd, 9th, 16th 3rd, 10th, 17th
April 6th, 13th, 20th 7th, 14th, 21st

*April 20th, will be the Spring Showcase at 6:30pm
*Even though some months have 5 weeks, we will still only hold class 3 out of the 4 or 5 weeks.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 5th
Location: Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
Cost: Members: $25 per month | Community: $35 per month
*Special Pricing for 2-3yr class due to shorter length

2-3 YO Monday 4-5YO Monday 6-8YO Monday 6-8YO Monday 9-11 YO Monday 12-15 YO Monday 4-5YO Tuesday 6-8YO Tuesday

Instructor: Miss MacKenzie

Miss MacKenzie 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 Elizabeth

Miss Elizabeth 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.

Instructor: Miss Jennica

Jennica Colt is currently a high school student at Elk Point-Jefferson, and has a true passion for dance. She attended dance classes and competed for 10 years, in all different styles of dance including: lyrical, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and ballet. Jennica also taught at Angela’s Dance Studio for 2 years for children ages 5 -12 in all different styles. Jennica participated and helped teach at various dance camps through school as well as received 6 years of gymnastics and tumbling classes during the summer. Recently she worked as an Assistant Camp Counselor for the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA in the Preschool room for 8-weeks.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact