Professional Dance Network (PDN) is coming to IOWA!!

After 25 seasons, we are proud to now offer PDN’s Festival of Dance to Iowa dance enthusiasts.


We are not a competition — our mission is for dancers to experience new styles and techniques with warm, supportive, and professional faculty! PDN’s Festival of Dance is an opportunity for participants of all ages and abilities to have a fun-filled weekend!

July 28-30, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Downtown Des Moines


Friday Night Opening — Fun-filled activities for all ages with DJ and dance party. Meet other dancers and professional faculty at Friday night’s opening event.

Enjoy Saturday and Sunday lunches at Embassy Suites without scrambling for food elsewhere.

Weekend filled with multiple Hourly workshops and fun activities — Classes for mini’s, juniors, and advanced dancers (ages 4 – 85, all levels). Adult only classes. Separate workshops designed for the studio owners and dance teachers. Aqua Zumba classes at the embassy suites indoor pool.

Sunday evening — Show what you’ve learned during showcase performances.


PDN’s Festival of Dance offers workshops with a variety of classes when compared to the average convention — including bollywood, musical theatre, belly dancing, latin fusion, aqua zumba.

Additional workshops are offered with “typical” styles — tap, ballet, contemporary, ballroom, jazz, hip hop.

For the studio owner and dance teacher: Selecting the proper music, choreography tips, successful recital strategies, costuming.

PDN’s Festival of Dance allows adults to take classes as there are few opportunities in Iowa for the adult who loves to dance!

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Frit and Frat Fuller // Contemporary, Jazz Funk, Musical Theatre, Afro Burn, Rhythm Stomp, Creating Choreography

Debi White // Hip Hop, Zumba, Water Zumba

Raydel Caceres // Ballet, Partnering, Leaps and Turns

Jaymz Tuaileva // Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Salsa, Latin Fusion, Contemporary

Michelle Zeitlin // Master Audition Workshop, Audition Strategies, Advanced Jazz, Contemporary Choreography, Jazz Progressions

Meera Varma // Bollywood Dance, Belly Dancing, World Dances

Keith Clifton // Running a Successful Studio, Jallet, Dancin’ through the Decades, Ballet, Music and Rhythm Theory, Tap


  • More than 50 workshops / classes
  • Learning new choreography
  • Brushing up on technique
  • Improving teaching skills
  • Enjoying small class sizes
  • Gaining strategies for successful studio management
  • Participating in group activities
  • A professional and supportive well-known faculty
  • Workshops for ages 4 through 85
  • Affordable
  • Family-friendly environment


PDN’s Festival of Dance is affordable.  It allows dancers in the summer to enjoy a non-competitive environment and get ready for the dance season.

Special room rates available at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Des Moines Downtown [(515) 244-1700]. Breakfast included!! Ask for PDN’s Festival of Dance group rate.

Registration Types:

  1. Individual — mini (4-7 years), juniors (11 and under), advanced (12 and over), and adult.
  2. Teachers / Studio Owners
  3. Chaperone / Observer


$275.00 | ALL INCLUSIVE (except hotel room) — ALL WORKSHOPS — DJ PARTY — Friday night Reception — Saturday and Sunday Lunches — Showcase Performances

$230.00 | Workshops only — Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon

$80.00 | Friday workshops only

$130.00 | Saturday workshops only

$130.00 | Sunday workshops only

$45.00 | Chaperone / Observer

TO REGISTER: http://professionaldancenetwork.org/festival-of-dance-des-moines/