218 N. Pine St.

Creston, IA 50801

(641) 782.7617

1108 E. Monroe St.

Mt. Ayr, IA 50854

(641) 782.7617

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Competition Dance Team

"Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." - Mattie J.T. Stepanek

Join Our Team

Welcome to our Competition Team page! Our team is a group of dedicated, hardworking dancers. Students 2nd grade and older may join the team unless teacher gives permission. Every student on the team needs to take a ballet or technique class, along with a clog class if you are on a clog team. Classes are arranged so that participation in these classes should be manageable. Students are welcome to take class in Mt. Ayr as well. The idea is for each student to gain more "floor time". Classes are required. If you had to miss - please make arrangements to make it up. If you know ahead of time, please video the class. Our dress code is to ensure all dancers are comfortable and focusing on dance, rather than their clothing. If you want to be a dancer, feel like a dancer, then dress like a dancer. Be proud of who you are and what you are doing! Respect the art. Wear leotards, booty shorts, bra tops, leggings, capris, and tank tops. 



clogging / 30 minutes / Wednesdays 6:30p

jazz / 30 minutes / Wednesdays 6p


clogging / 30 minutes / Wednesdays 6p

lyrical / 30 minutes / Wednesdays 6:30p

hip hop / 3o minutes / Wednesdays 7p


clogging / 30 minutes / Wednesdays 7:30p

contemporary / 30 minutes / Wednesdays 8p

hip hop / 3o minutes / Wednesdays 8:30p

Technique Requirement NEW!


Technique classes are required for those on the Competition Dance Team. ALL missed classes will be made up. Dancers will need 6 hours of technique class before the Team Preview. Dancers will need an additional 6 hours of training before the Team Preview. These can be obtained by attending recreational combo or ballet classes, attending dance workshops, or attending our Winter Break Ballet Intensive (date TBD.) 

FULL TEAM at Creston Studio: September 28, October 26, November 23, December 21

2020 dates to be announced once competition dates are finalized.

Bootcamp NEW!

September 4th & 5th / 6-8p

ALL dancers who want to be on the Competition Dance Team will be required to attend the Intensive Bootcamp. This Bootcamp will focus on stretching, strengthening, and conditioning. Technique and performance quality will be also be evaluated. After the Bootcamp, class placement for the Team will be announced.

2020 Competitions


Starbound National Talent Competition

February 14-16 / The Ron Pearson Center, Des Moines, IA

Turn It Up Dance Challenge

February 28-March 1 / Perry Performing Arts Center, Perry, IA


Midwest Starz Dance Competition

March 6-8 / Holiday Inn, Des Moines, IA

Movement Dance Competition

March 27-29 / The Ron Pearson Center, Des Moines, IA