From your child’s first class to their senior recital, our dance studio in Cedar Rapids has a class for everyone! We specialize in classes for beginners of all ages and offer training through advanced levels. But, The Pointe is More Than Just Great Dancing! Our dancers go beyond technique to develop important life skills: learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people who subsequently share their gifts and talents with the community.
We believe that dance is for everyone. Because of this, The Pointe offers programs to help dancers of every age, ability level, and skill level reach their unique goals. In addition, all instructors and staff at The Pointe are background checked, CPR Certified, and trained in our unique curricula.
Most importantly, we are committed to technical dance instruction in a positive environment. As the first and only studio in Iowa certified by Y.P.A.D. (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance), The Pointe is the perfect place for your dancer to learn and grow!
Call us at (319)377-5292 or email us at email@example.com with any questions. Our friendly teachers and staff members are happy to help!
The Pointe is the dance studio in Cedar Rapids known for excellent dance classes, amazing recitals, and a community unlike any other.
Welcome to The Pointe!
All four of our dance studios are equipped with sprung dance floors. These floors are created for dance and designed to reduce the risk of injury. Dance is a physical activity, so the type of floor used during class is very important for the safety of the dancers. Our floors are not too slick, but not too sticky, and provide some cushion for jump landings.
Our 11,000+ square-foot dance studio in Cedar Rapids has a very convenient location! We have plenty of space and seating for families in our lobby and lounge. Parents can wait at the studio during their child's class, or go run a few errands. For example, we're located near Hy-Vee, Lindale Mall, Starbucks, and Target!
Our facility includes four dance rooms, locker room, dance shop, lobby, study lounge, and plenty of parking. During your visit to the studio, you can get all the gear your dancer needs for class!
Check out a virtual facility tour here!
We are located at:
225 Northland Court NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
There is a class for everyone at The Pointe. Dancers grow through our curriculum based on skills and experience. In addition, dedicated dancers can add more performances through our Community Team and Company programs. Students can apply for our Student Teacher Education Program to gain teaching and leadership experience when they reach Level 3.
Learn more about Performing groups here.
Learn more about the STEP program here.
High school students can apply for the National Honors Society for Dance Arts. The Pointe is home to Iowa's only NHSDA chapter! Our NSHDA chapter encourages dancers to focus on achievement in dance, academics, and service.
All of our classes follow a written curriculum. As a result, every student works on the appropriate key skills for their age and skill level. Most importantly, our teachers are trained to present our proven curriculum in their own fun and unique style.
If your child has prior dance experience but is new to The Pointe, please call or email our front desk. We are happy to schedule a free placement session for your dancer. An instructor will work with you to find the best fit for classes. Above all, our goal is to help your dancer reach their goals.
Learn more about our class programs here.
We are so proud to offer a variety of classes to make sure there's a great class for every dancer.
Every member of our staff completes a background check before their first day at the studio. Background checks are not legally required for dance studios, but we adhere to a higher standard for our staff. Most importantly, parents know they can trust every teacher and staff member at The Pointe.
The Pointe is the premier dance studio in Cedar Rapids with a focus on student safety above all.
Our annual recital takes place at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Cedar Rapids. Dancers love to perform in this amazing venue. Most importantly, in our three recitals, every student shines on stage. In addition to the amazing lighting and production, our dancers are the stars!
Parents love our recital experience because our shows and rehearsals are organized, stress-free, and on time.
Every member of our staff who may be primarily responsible for students earns certification in both CPR and First Aid. Above all, the safety of every dancer who comes through our doors is our top priority. We invest in training our teachers to ensure the safety and success of our students. Each studio room contains first aid supplies.
Every member of our staff earns YPAD Certification to ensure the safety and wellness of their students in class. The Pointe is the first and only dance studio in Iowa to earn this certification.
Dance is an unregulated industry. There are no legal requirements for dance teachers to be background checked, certified, or trained. We believe that our role is so important in the lives of our students, so our team adheres to a higher standard. YPAD Certification is the cutting-edge dance studio and teacher training. You can certainly trust our studio and staff to safely care for and educate your child.
Learn more about YPAD here.
Our instructors and student assistants are wonderful role models for young dancers. Kids find, and subsequently become, positive role models at The Pointe! Little dancers look up to the "big kids" during their classes. Meanwhile, the big kids know that they are role models at the studio.
Learn more about our staff (we call our staff the "PSD dream team") here.
Interested in joining the Dream Team? Learn more about careers at The Pointe here.
What PSD Families Say
“We have a boy and a girl that both very much look forward to going to class. The staff, instructors and assistants are very invested in them having fun, learning and feeling good about themselves. I have received quick responses and advice when needed. We are not a face in the crowd, but a part of a dance family.”
-Jana, mom of two dancers
“Since our daughter started taking dance at The Pointe School of Dance, she’s become stronger and more confident. We have seen her grow a greater willingness to try new things. She has been given numerous opportunities to perform in new settings. This has certainly taught her to be flexible and adapt to new situations. In addition, the instructors are top notch. They are all truly invested in making dance a positive experience for every student. The staff goes out of their way to help each dancer be their best. We love The Pointe!”
-Kalindi, mom of a company dancer
“The Pointe School of Dance offers a caring and nurturing environment with age-appropriate instruction, music, and movement. It’s a great place to raise your dancer!”
-Connie, mom of a company dancer