December 9, 2015

The moment on stage that you witness a dancer elongating each muscle in an arabesque as to suspend space and time, is when you know you are watching a master craftsman at work. This requires strength, technique, and artistry. The sooner you master these elements you wi...

November 5, 2015

What do you get when you cross motivated dance teachers, an amazing cause, and strong community backing? A very successful second annual Teachers and Tutus Event!  This benefit joined Charlee's Elite School of Dance, Dream Dance Company, Inspiring Dance, The Iowa C.A.T...

September 17, 2015



The beauty and curse of life is that we only have 24 hours a day and at least 8 of those hours should be used for sleeping. It can be one of the most challenging aspects to figuring out your dance career. How do you make time for friends, family, dance rehearsals and...

August 13, 2015

Any dancer has said it, any teacher has heard it, and every dance mom has thought it. “Am I ready to move to the next level” This is a dangerous question and we’ll explain why.



Our culture is obsessed with numbers. Whether it’s a scale or test score, we use numbers to...

July 28, 2015

With the hot summer sun comes warmer temperatures which creates the perfect scenario for maximizing your flexibility safely. It is important that you check with your physician before beginning a new exercise routine. The follow stretches are tried and true to help you...

June 24, 2015

After years of training, a large financial investment, and exposure to a wide range of teachers, the time to move past your dance training into a career is the next inevitable step. Knowing your options as well as the best fit for your talents and training could help y...

April 30, 2015


First generation dancers are somewhat of an anomaly to their parents. The sparkles, the tutus, and hours of lessons are not only foreign, but can be a point of contention if not understood and supported by the parent. If your dancer is under age 8 visit our archives f...

April 14, 2015



First generation dancers are somewhat an anomaly to their parents. The sparkle, the tutus, and hours of lessons are not only foreign, but can be a point of contention if not understood and supported by the parent. Read on to better understand your young mover and for...

April 14, 2015

After the whirl wind, high flying, incredibly impressive weekend away at the DX AmeriCup Nationals, the Iowa C.A.T.S. All Stars are busy unloading numerous trophies, special judges awards, and loads of excitement. Kelly Else, Dream Dance Company Studio owner and Iowa C...

April 14, 2015


Whether you are a jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet dancer, or the like, it is no secret, your success is literally hinging on your lowest limbs. Long term care and strengthening of these tenacious toes can help extend a dancer's career as well as enhance their cur...

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Iowa C.A.T.S. Dance Company was formally known as Dream Dance Company. Same owner and amazing staff, with a bright and focused future!