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"From Basics to Broadway," Betty Hill Dance has brought over five decades of dance excellence to thousands of families in Central Iowa. Based on age-appropriate instruction, clean-cut family entertainment, and cutting-edge creativity, we have established a foundation of educational progress, theatrical excitement, and professional service to our community.
Our families come to us because of
“The Betty Hill Dance Advantage.”
You Get Experience.
We’ve been in business since 1955, and we have staying power. We’re known throughout central Iowa and beyond for our happy classes, great performances, and reasonable prices. Our long-standing relationships in the community enable us to bring you a quality dance education at family prices, with generous discounts for additional classes.
We love kids, and we have a passion for dance, which creates a happy and positive environment. When our dancers start their own families, they bring their children back to us because they know they’ll get “The Betty Hill Dance Advantage of experience and enthusiasm.
You Get Age-Appropriate.
We respect kids, and we know how to work with their developing ages and abilities.
·       As preschoolers, children need to learn “how to learn”, and that’s what we teach.
·       As children grow, they need a developing series of skill sets and that’s what we teach.
·       As teenagers, they’re ready to soar, and they need to feel the power and confidence that comes from being comfortable in their own skin. We teach them that they can be bold, glamorous, and exciting without being inappropriate.
Our dance families get “The Betty Hill Dance Advantageof theatrical excitement and cutting-edge entertainment combined with clean-cut costumes, music, lyrics, and moves. We’re out of the box without crossing the line.”
You Get Convenience.
We have three locations and five classrooms to serve you better and reduce class size. You get multiple class times and many "back to back" classes to fit your schedule.
We are a full-service dance studio, with a receptionist on duty for the safety of your children and to answer parent questions. We offer a payment plan to equalize your tuition and fees throughout the dance season.
We communicate! Our monthly newsletters and cutting-edge web site keep you in the loop. We answer our emails—and our phones—and our office is open Monday through Friday 9 to 5, as well as during classes on weekday evenings and Saturdays.
You Get Creativity.
We’re innovators. For decades we’ve received national recognition for our originality in costuming, choreography, and music. We have our finger on the pulse of dance, music, and theater, and we’re inspired by what’s new, but we don’t blindly follow fads. We use our creativity to blend innovation with tradition, giving our dancers and their families the best of both worlds.
Our preschool program, Boys Club, Dance Camps, Christmas Show, State Fair Show, musical theater emphasis, performing groups, breakdancing and hip-hop, boy-girl partnering, and lyrical dance have pioneered the way for these dance styles and programs in central Iowa and beyond.
You Get Professionals.
Most of our teachers have teaching degrees and bring that professionalism into the classroomOur owner/director, Debbie Westphal, has a permanent teaching license, an MBA, and has choreographed thousands of dances of all styles including award-winning ballet, tap, jazz, partnering, and acrobatics. 
You benefit from our expertise. You get trained professionals who know tips and strategies to help kids learn and how to keep audiences entertained with fast transitions, a Broadway-quality environment, and first-class stage effects.
You get a Civic Center performance. Our students dance on the same stage graced by the legends of dance and theatre.  Nothing can compare to it!
This summer one of our teachers said it best:
"Dance was the best gift my parents ever gave me."
It's the gift that lasts a lifetime.
At Betty Hill Dance we have the complete package. We’re experienced, age-appropriate, convenient, professional, and creative. Add to this our love of kids and our passion for dance and you get “The Betty Hill Dance Advantage!

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