University of Iowa Dance Company

Founded in 1986, UI Dance Company, formerly known as Dancers in Company, is University of Iowa's own touring dance company, comprised of a select group of auditioned dancers praised for their ability to reach all levels of dance-educated audiences through a changing repertory, mixing traditional works with new and innovative dances that audiences find humorous, poignant and sometimes unexpected.

Arts Share

Arts Share offers schools and communities around the state a variety of opportunities including interactive performances, workshops, readings, residencies, master classes, and recitals. Our goal is to strengthen the arts in underserved areas, reaching out to provide access to life-enriching arts experiences throughout Iowa. Arts Share artists have traveled as far as Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Buffalo Center, Keokuk, and Lamoni to present their chosen field. We have visited most of the state’s 99 counties and continue to expand.

Almost 100 UI faculty and graduate students are available through Arts Share. To find out how to bring the arts to your school and/or community, please visit Engagement and the Arts.

Youth Ballet and Community Dance School

Dance Programs for All Ages

As an extension of the mission of the department, the Youth Ballet and Community Dance School offers outstanding community classes, and has been serving the UI and Iowa City community since 1972.

Building Community

Each week 340+ community members pass through Halsey Hall to access our remarkable class offerings and rehearsals.

Building Professionals

We employ 20+ staff members in the fields of teaching, choreography, and arts administration. The majority of these staff are current or former students in the Iowa Dance undergraduate or graduate programs now making a difference in the lives of others using their education in dance in a professional capacity.

Building Dancers

  • Young Children
  • Youth Ballet
  • Adults