Magical Night with Dance Arts Iowa



Join Dance Arts Iowa and celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season during Mount Vernon’s Magical Night on Thursday, December 1.

5:30-6:30 Living Window (100 1st St E – former Sing-A-Long restaurant)
6:30 and 7:15 Holiday Showcase (First Street Community Center Uptown Theatre)
5:00-8:00 Nutcracker Ticket Booth (First Street Community Center)


Dance Arts Iowa Presents the Nutcracker Workshop


On Saturday, November 26 we will dance with your children while you Shop Small!
Ages 3-6 and 7-9

Call/text (319) 558-9202 or email [email protected] with questions/enroll.
Walk-ins welcome.

10:00 a.m. – Check in
10:10 a.m. – Ballet Technique Class
10:50 a.m. – Nutcracker Craft
11:00 a.m. – Watch a Small Clip of the Nutcracker
11:15 a.m. – Learn a Dance from the Nutcracker

Families planning to attend the Nutcracker performance on December 11 at 2:00 p.m. will receive a complimentary ticket.
Cost of Workshop: $35


Magical Night to be “Drive Through” Event


Wednesday, December 2, 2020
5 – 7pm

The outside of the First Street Community Center will be lighted with holiday decorations.  On the east side, of the front side walk, Matt Siders will be handing out a bag with cookies and cookie decorations.  Also included in the bag will be a list of Mount Vernon shops and their shop hours during December. On the west side, in front of the large red sun, actors from the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Theatre will be singing and having fun with characters from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

Dance Arts Iowa will be performing scenes from the Nutcracker live in the front window of the Palisades Café.

The event will not include indoor activities this year due to safety concerns, and parking will not be allowed along the 1st Street route.

The First Street Community Center parking lot will be closed to the public.  There will be no public traffic in First Street Community Center and shops will not be open.


Qoya LAST Saturday Series – Co-Hosted by Dance Arts Iowa


Group of women dancing

Through movement, we remember. We remember our essence as Wise, Wild and Free.

Qoya invites women of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels to come and move. We focus on how it feels, not how it looks.  There is no expectation and no worry about not knowing how to do something.

Come take the opportunity to nurture and nourish yourself through movement, sharing, and laughter.   If you can breathe, you can dance Qoya. Dance with us!

This new Qoya series is happening in Mount Vernon on the last Saturday of the month, January-May. We’ll dance from 9 am – 10:30 am.

Come for one session, or all of them. Come whenever it fits your schedule.

Co-hosted by Dance Arts Iowa and Studio Sadie, and led by Mount Vernon native Sarah Sadie (formerly Martin).

Cost:  Only $20 per class, can be paid upon arrival.

Questions: Contact Dance Arts Iowa at (319) 558-9202 or Sarah at [email protected]

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