Registration Open!


SATURDAYS - 9:00-9:30am

TUESDAYS - 3:45-4:15pm


Butterfly Ballet is for young dancers, ages 2.5-5 years old. These students will learn basic pre-ballet moves and perform in our Annual Show with their instructor on June 10th & June 11th.

Required on stage rehearsal week: June 5th-8th - dancers will have one combined time slot for both Saturday & Tuesday Classes.

Day & Time TBD

Required Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 9th

Annual Show Dates: June 10th & June 11th

Saturday Class Dates: May 6, 13, 20, and June 3

Tuesday Class Dates: May 9, 16, 23, 30





We are working on many future items, and one of those is our 2023 Class Picture Days Schedule. This year we are trying to better accommodate our families that get sibling, friend, or parent/dancer photos. These are optional in addition to our group class photo and dancer individual photos. If interested, please fill out the below form by March 15th so we can fit in time slots for all those in need. This will help everyone be more organized!

Picture Days Sign Up (Sibling)


Starting on Monday, March 13th through Saturday, March 18th dancers may wear any GREEN attire to class in celebration of St. Patrick's Day! We can't wait to see how creative our dancers will be!

Recital routines are in full swing! 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. Videos will be sent out as the routines progress to help at home.
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.

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.

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.


Catch one of our favorites from The Browns, Celtic Show! This show will feature three CDA Dancers: Addisyn Weiland, Maile Narkon, and Nolan Boehmer. Choreography was done by Beth Ruden. You do not want to miss the Irish music and Irish inspired dancing!

Buy Tickets Here

Backstage Moms are needed to make our annual recital run so smoothly. Please sign up by clicking the link below. Moms, Grandmas or Aunts are more than welcome to sign up! In return you will receive two extra show tickets and a free t-shirt to wear while working.

You do not have to volunteer for your dancer's class.

*All volunteers are required to attend Dress Rehearsal and

the show which they have signed up to help.*

Backstage Mom Sign Up

Dancers in Ballet III, Jazz III, Tap III, Ballet IV, Jazz IV, Tap IV, Emerald, & Diamond are invited to sign up to participate in the Closing Number in the 2023 Recital!

Click Below!

*Full details in sign up*

Closer Sign Up

March 13th-18th

St. Patrick's Week

Dancers can wear any Green Attire to class in celebration of

St. Patrick's Day.

March 15th

Deadline to sign up for a Sibling Picture Day time slot.

March 15th

Recital Shirts 2023 RELEASED!

March 20th

Summer 2023 and Fall 2023-2024 Registrations OPEN!

April 4th-9th

Spring Break

No Classes

April 17th-22nd

Full Class Observation with Costumes

All students need to BRING their costume, do not wear to class. Alternations must be completed for teachers to review.

April 29th-April 30th

Class Picture Days at CDA

Dancers need full show hair, makeup, and costumes.

May 6th

First Day of Classes for Saturday Butterfly Ballet

May 9th

First Day of Classes for Tuesday Butterfly Ballet

May 10th


Memory Book, Tickets, and Recital Shirt forms due.

May 17th

Family Tickets Available to Pick Up

May 19th

Tickets go on sale for Public

May 27th-29th

No Classes

No Classes in celebration of Memorial Day.

June 5th-8th

Required On Stage Classes

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

Class times will vary from their regular class time.

Schedule coming soon!

June 9th

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.

June 10th-11th

Recital 2023


Many costumes have arrived. You will receive an email with alterations and costume care instructions. This can take us a bit to get each class out as we make appropriate adjustments for each class.

Please remember that costumes are not to be worn until picture day and performance days; only tried on for alterations.

Hang your dancers costumes in a safe dry place.

ALL alterations must be done prior to the final Observation Day in April.

Needing alterations?

Candice Kirkpatrick - 712.540.6422

Candice's preferred time is 4:15pm at CDA, for appointments. Please reach out to her directly.

For Sale: For your convenience one of our dance families is selling the clear snaps for costumes in sets of 2 snaps for $0.50.

Please text Jesi at 515-451-6299 to place an order. Payments will need to be made directly to Jesi NOT to Central Dance Academy.

Note: Please review how many snaps are needed for your dancer's costume.


We know this time of year everything starts coming quickly, so here are a few items to help you all from rushing!

Tights: 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

Make upHere is a list of makeup colors for Picture Day & Recital.

Mary Kay

Lipliner: Berry

Lipstick: Midnight Red - Gel Semi-Matte

Blush: Wineberry

Eye Shadow: Espresso, Shiny Penny, Sand Castle

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


Black Eyeliner

Black Mascara

Face Powder

Suggested Item: Primer for Eyeshadow

Tights Order Form
Mary Kay Online Shop
Garment Bag Order Form

We will be holding a Snow Day Make Up for Hip Hop III/IV, Ballet IV, Jazz IV, and Tap IV on Monday, April 10th.

Jazz IV - 10:00am-11:00am

Ballet IV - 11:00am-12:00pm

Tap IV - 12:00pm-12:30pm

Hip Hop III/IV - 12:30pm-1:15pm

The CDA Faculty and Staff are wishing Kenna, Mackenzie, and Tori a very Happy Birthday!

March 12th - Kenna Langel

March 13th - Mackenzie Schindler

March 16th - Tori Pick