Ms. Allison Meinert

Ms. Allison began dance classes at age 2 and has never stopped! She danced competitively for many years winning many awards. Ms. Allison graduated from UNI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science - Dance Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in Dance. Ms. Allison became a head dance instructor and choreographer at age 19 and has continued this passion ever since. Her proudest accomplishment is the success of ADC since opening in 2008. Ms. Allison currently resides in rural Black Hawk County with her husband Josh and their son, Barrett. Ms. Allison is also a 1st grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Cedar Falls. She is the director of ADC along with teaching all of the core classes at the center.

Ms. Amanda Krambeer

Ms. Amanda began dancing at age 2. She has worked at ADC since 2011. Throughout her years of dancing, Ms. Amanda danced competitively, was a head instructor of UNI's Young People's Dance Theater and dancer for Orchesis Dance Company. Ms. Amanda graduated from UNI with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and minors in Special Education and Dance. Ms. Amanda currently resides in Cedar Falls with her husband and also works as a Kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Waterloo. She is the instructor of our competition teams and also other classes such as hip hop and acro. Ms. Amanda will also be working with solos, duos, and trios this year.

Ms. Montana Smith


Ms. Montana has been dancing for 19 years! Ms. Montana grew up dancing at a private studio and continued her dance career through UNI’s Orchesis Dance Company. Ms. Montana is a graduate of UNI with a Masters in Communication Education. She will attend Louisiana State University this year to pursue her PhD in hopes of becoming a Communications professor! Ms. Montana will help from afar with our competition teams and work with solos, duos, and trios this season!

Ms. Ashley Maginnis


Ms. Ashley is a graduate of Iowa State University. She graduated from ISU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Ms. Ashley has worked as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. She is currently the owner of Maginnis Fitness, an online fitness library and working as a personal trainer. Ms. Ashley has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Ms. Ashley will be the head instructor of our Stretching and Conditioning for Dancers classes. She is very excited to share her knowledge and love of fitness with younger students! Ms. Ashley resides in Cedar Falls with her husband and new baby. She is also Ms. Allison’s sister J

Ms. Alissa Geving


Ms. Alissa is a graduate of Janesville High School. She is currently attending Hawkeye College pursuing a degree in Nursing. Ms. Alissa has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She will be the head instructor of our Intro to Dance classes in the fall. Ms. Alissa is very excited to work with our youngest dancers and give them a great start to their dance education!

Intro to Dance (core class)

  • Must be 2 by September 1st, 2016
  • Includes basic locomotor movements and pre-ballet along with balance, coordination, guided creative movement and socialization into structured classes
  • Meets once a week for 30 minutes
  • $38.00/month (September-April)
  • Shoes: pink leather ballet shoes
  • No recital option

Preschool (core class)

  • Must be 3 by September 1st, 2016
  • Includes beginning tap, beginning ballet, guided creative movement, and beginning tumbling
  • Meets once a week for 45 minutes
  • $42.00/month (September - April)
  • Shoes: pink leather ballet shoes and black slip on or Mary Jane style tap shoes
  • Recital (2 costumes - 1 for tap & 1 for ballet)

Kinderdance (core class)           

  • Must be 5 by September 1st, 2016 (may or may not be entering Kindergarten fall 2016)
  • Includes tap, ballet, guided creative movement, and tumbling
  • Meets once a week for 45 minutes
  • $42.00/month (September - April)
  • Shoes: pink leather ballet shoes and black slip on or Mary Jane style tap shoes
  • Recital (2 costumes - 1 for tap & 1 for ballet)

Lower Elementary (core class)

  • Grade 1 & 2
  • Includes ballet, tap, and beginning jazz
  • Meets once a week for 1 hour
  • $46.00/month (September - April)
  • Shoes: pink leather ballet, black slip on or Mary Jane style tap shoes, and black slip on jazz shoes
  • Recital (2 costumes - 1 for tap, 1 for ballet and jazz - combo costume)

Mid Elementary (core class)

  • Grades 3, 4 & 5
  • Includes continuing ballet, beginning lyrical, jazz, and tap
  • Meets once a week for 1 hour 15 minutes
  • $50.00/month (September - April)
  • Shoes: tan slip on lyrical shoes, black slip on jazz shoes, and black tap shoes
  • Recital (3 costumes - 1 for lyrical, 1 for tap & 1 for jazz)

Middle School (core class)

  • Grades 6, 7 & 8
  • Includes continuing ballet, lyrical, beginning contemporary, continuing jazz, and continuing tap
  • Meets once a week for 1 hour 15 minutes
  • $50.00/month (September - April)
  • Shoes: tan slip on lyrical shoes, black slip on jazz shoes, and black tap shoes
  • Recital (3 costumes - 1 for contemporary, 1 for tap & 1 for jazz)

High School - Ballet and Jazz (core class)

  • Grades 9 -12
  • Includes advanced ballet, advanced lyrical, contemporary, and advanced jazz
  • Meets once a week for 1 hour
  • $46.00/month or $28/month if taken with HS Tap and Modern (September - April)
  • Shoes: tan slip on lyrical shoes and black slip on jazz shoes
  • Recital (2 costumes - 1 for contemporary & 1 for jazz)

High School - Tap and Modern (core class)

  • Grades 9 -12
  • Includes advanced tap and intermediate modern
  • Meets once a week for 1 hour
  • $46.00/month or $28/month if taken with HS Ballet and Jazz (September - April)
  • Shoes: split sole, black tap shoes (barefoot for Modern)
  • Recital (2 costumes - 1 for tap & 1 for modern)

Hip Hop

  • Lower Elem. - Grades 1-2, Mid Elem. - Grades 3-5, Middle School/High School - Grades 6-12
  • Includes age appropriate Hip Hop curriculum
  • Meets once a week for 30 minutes
  • $42.00/month or $20/month if registered in a core class (September - April)
  • Shoes: black slip on jazz shoes
  • Recital (1 costume)

Stretching and Conditioning for Dancers

  • Elementary/Middle School - Grades 3-8, Middle School/High School - Grades 6-12
  • Includes stretches, aerobics, and strength training for dancers
  • Meets once a week for 30 minutes
  • $42.00/month or $20/month if registered in a core class (September - April)
  • Shoes: barefoot
  • No recital option

Choreography for Dancers

  • Grades 9-12
  • Includes choreography basics and activities that allow students to explore those basics
  • Meets once a week for 30 minutes
  • $42.00/month or $20/month if registered in a core class (September - April)
  • Shoes: lyrical, jazz, and tap shoes
  • No recital option

Acro for Dancers

  • Elementary - Grades 1-5, Middle School/High School - Grades 6-12
  • Includes beginning-intermediate acro/tumbling for dancers
  • Meets once a week for 30 minutes
  • $42.00/month or $20/month if registered in a core class (September - April)
  • Shoes: barefoot
  • Recital (1 costume)

 

We also offer competitive dance opportunities. Please request an Intensive Dancer Handbook if you would like to learn more about our Intensive Program!

Allisons Dance Center

Contact Information

Address

4807 University Ave. Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Phone

(319) 266-6323

Email

info.allisonsdancecenter@gmail.com