Registrations Are Active!




Register for Summer Classes before June 1st to receive the

Early Bird Discount!

Register for your fall classes before June 9th to receive the discounted registration fee!

Double Up and get a Discount!

If your student signs up for TWO dance camps,

you will receive 20% off your second camp!

*EXCLUDES Tumbling Camp

*EXCLUDES Pop Up Camps

*EXCLUDES siblings, must be the same student

*EXCLUDES minimum requirements for company, will apply if it is over the minimum

Summer Class Schedule
Summer Camp Schedule
Summer Pop Ups

Registration is now open for SUMMER CLASSES, CAMPS, POP UPS, and FALL! Don't wait, some classes are filling up!

Register Here!

5, 10, 15 YEAR AWARDS

Below are the dancers we have for 5, 10, 15 year awards. If your dancer is missing please let us know ASAP!!!

5 Year Awards:

Addison Bertram

McKenna Ellensohn

Druaiya Erickson

Cora Fintel

Paige Homan

Ashlyn Howell

Hayden Jeppesen

Lexi Johnson

Lily Johnson

Mylee Langel

Kylie Oetken

Maisyn Paulsen

Denali Popken

Cassidy Pravecek

Audrianna Schultz

Melanie Van Boven

Phoenix Wayman

Callie Westphal

Amelia Wiederspan

Clairah Wiltman

 15 Year Awards:

Ava Weiland


10 Year Awards:

Quinley Clark

Zella Freking

Haley Gross

Aaron Lee


Don't worry, we are still accepting orders for Memory Books!!!

Our Memory Books are a dance year book and a wonderful keepsake for years to come!

You may stop in the office to review previous Memory Books.

Please click to order.

Memory Book Order Form
What is the Memory Book?

Ticket sales are officially open to EVERYONE! Share with your family and friends!

Reminder: These are digital tickets, one QR code will be generated for each ticket.

Tickets are needed for each show, and we will be scanning prior to each show.

If you have questions please let us know!

2024 Recital Tickets


Class Reminders:

  • Dancers need to bring their proper shoes for recital to class.
  • Anyone using tennis shoes for a routine - DO NOT wear tennis shoes to the studio, we need to keep them clean and free of any debris in the sole! Dirty shoes are not good for the dance floor or other dancers.
  • Please be sure to have their hair up off their face in a pony, braid, bun, etc. whatever is easy for you for class. When their hair is down the dancers tend to touch or play with it. 
  • No denim or skirts. We want the dancers to move freely, so clothing examples: tank tops, shorts, leotards, leggings, tights, sports bras, etc. Are perfect for class. 

Water and Snacks:

  • The weather is heating up, so we do recommend water! Dancers can buy a water from the office, or have it charged to their account. Dancers can refill their own bottle in the hallway.
  • We have more snacks available for purchase in the office! We know many students attend right after school, so we are trying to provide more options for a quick snack. All snacks are $1. Which can be charged to your account. 


  • Please help us by keeping the hallway picked up. If you have trash, please put it int he proper places. If you see trash please pick it up and place in the trash. 


  • New, we have installed 4 cameras


2024 Show Handbook

Incase you need to view, attached is our 2024 Show Handbook.


2024 Show Handbook

2024-2025 Tentative Fall Schedule

Check out our Fall class schedule, so many great class options for our dancers and parents!

2024-2025 Tentative Schedule

2024 Onstage Rehearsal

Final REQUIRED Class is held onstage the week of June 3rd-6th. Please note your class(es) may NOT be on the same day/time.

THURSDAY CLASSES: There was a mistake on times so please read through the times attached, as these are correct!

2024 Final On Stage Classes

Tutorial Videos

 Please use the links below for tutorials on Hair and Makeup.

Hair Tutorial
Makeup Tutorial


Please remember all dancers need new tights for Picture Day (and the same pair can be used for recital). Do not wait to order!

Click below to order your tights.

**Reminder: Youth Combination I, II, and III need both Pink and Tan**

Tights Order Form

Required: Recital Makeup

Mary Kay

Lipliner: Berry

Lipstick: Midnight Red - Gel Semi-Matte

Blush: Wineberry

Eye Shadow: Espresso, Shiny Penny, Candlelight (formerly Sand Castle)

Mary Kay Representative: Brenda Baartman (712-501-1239)

Other Items

Black Eyeliner

Black Mascara

Face Powder

Suggested Item: Primer for Eyeshadow

Mary Kay Online Shop


Here are some undergarment options for your dancer. Before you purchase/pick one please be sure you are picking an undergarment that will NOT show under all your dancers costumes. The only part that should be visible (if any), are the clear straps! 

We are more than happy to order the undergarment for you, or you can order by clicking the link. 

May 25th-27th

No Classes

No Classes in celebration of Memorial Day

May 30th

Closer Rehearsal


June tbd

Closer Rehearsal

Time TBD

June 3rd-6th

Required On Stage Classes

All students will have their final class at the LCMS Auditorium.

Class times will vary from their regular class time.


June 7th

Required Dress Rehearsal

All students are required to attend Dress Rehearsal.

Full Performance Makeup, Hair, Costume, Tights, and Accessories Required. Parents are required to stay with students ages 12 and under.

Pre-Teen/Teen Dress Rehearsal - 10:30am

Tiny Dress Rehearsal - 3:00pm

Youth Dress Rehearsal - 5:00pm


June 8th-9th

Recital 2024

Tiny, Youth, Pre-Teen/Teen Shows at the Le Mars Community Middle School Auditorium

Tiny Show - 12:00pm

Youth Show - 1:30pm

Pre-Teen/Teen Show- 4:30pm


June 11th

Company Auditions

Dancers ages 9 and up


We would like to wish Luna, Charli, Emery, Reygan, Paislyn, and Maisyn a very Happy Birthday!

May 19th - Luna Collins

May 19th - Charli Wright

May 21st - Emery Candor

May 22nd - Reygan Howell

May 24th - Paislyn Dimig

May 24th - Maisyn Paulsen

Attendance And Make Ups

PLEASE NOTE: When dancers are making up absences they will need to wear the appropriate attire for the class which they are attending. Dancers have one month to make up any absence.

  • Reminder that students can not miss more than 4 classes between January and Show. Students can make up in another class at the same level or a similar level.
  • Dancers may also take private lessons to make up their absences.
  • Tech classes can also be taken as make up classes for students in Ballet, Jazz and Tap. If you have any questions about what class your student can take to make up the office or the teacher would be happy to help you.

To review our full attendance policy our Parent and Student Handbook can be picked up at the studio.

Did You Know?

You have the ability to enter absences and schedule your own make up classes!


Here is a quick video that will show you how easy this is to use: 

Submit an Absence/Schedule a Makeup


Login to our Parent Portal: CDA Parent Portal


If you have any questions, just give us a call.

Practice Makes Progress

Please help your dancer by encouraging good practicing habits outside of class. When dancers practice and know the information which was taught in class they are more excited about returning to class.


TIP: Right when your dancer comes home take a video of what they remember so they can refer back to this information later in the week.


ALL Recital Music has been sent out. If you did not receive your child's music, please let us know. Reminder: you can view the emails in your parent portal!


Videos are being sent, and videos will continue to be sent home as we finish choreography. Please use your videos at home to help your dancer!

Needing Additional Help?

If your dancer is needing some additional help with their routines, our faculty does offer private lessons. For more details stop by the office. Your private lesson can also be used as a make up class.

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Central Dance Academy

128 Central Ave SE

Le Mars, IA 51031

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