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Monday, October 8, 2018

DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts announced today that master classes will be available to Central Iowa dancers from all productions in The Dance Series – DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM, MALPASO DANCE COMPANY, and BALLET BRITISH COLUMBIA (BALLET BC). This unique artist-to-artist opportunity connects preeminent dancers in the field with those in the Des Moines community.

Each company performing in The Dance Series will offer master classes for dancers in the community. Designed to best serve the varying levels of dancers, there are two levels of master classes offered. Dance students at an intermediate/advanced level will learn basic technique and style of each company. Dancers at the professional and pre-professional level will take a more in-depth exploration of the company’s technique.

Please see below for additional details about the Master Classes.

The 2018-2019 Dance Series Master Classes Schedule:

Student-Level Master Classes (for intermediate/advanced dancers ages 12 and up)

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 2 – 3:30 PM  (Female students should be prepared to work en pointe.)

MALPASO Monday, February 18, 2019 | 6 – 7:30 PM BALLET BC Monday, May 20, 2019 | 5:30 – 7 PM

Professional/Pre-Professional Master Classes (for professional/pre-professional dancers ages 16 and up)

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 3:45 – 5:15 PM  MALPASO Monday, February 18, 2019 | 7:30 – 9 PM BALLET BC Monday, May 20, 2019 | 7:30 – 9 PM

Master class registration is now open. For complete information and to register, please visit

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit

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