Sioux Center Arts

The mission of Sioux Center Arts is to educate, enlighten, and enrich our community through the arts.

Sioux Center's Recreation and Arts Council is a proud supporter of the area arts.

Some of the programs offered by Sioux Center Arts include art classes, theatre classes, and an annual community play. Sioux Center Arts also hosts a variety of different performing arts groups throughout the year and is a proud sponsor of NISO - Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.

For questions regarding arts programs and events, please email Kaitlyn Baljeu.

Like our Facebook Page to learn about upcoming Sioux Center Arts events and how you can participate!

Swing Dance Classes Poster

SIOUX CENTER COMMUNITY SWING DANCE CLASS

INFORMATION


Beginner Classes: 

Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm

October 7th-November 11th (6 week course)

Location: Children’s Park Shelter House

840 4th Ave SE, Sioux Center, IA 51250


Intermediate Classes: 

Thursdays from 7:30pm-9:00pm

October 7th-November 11th (6 week course)

Location: Children’s Park Shelter House

840 4th Ave SE, Sioux Center, IA 51250


Here’s the link to our facebook page where we will have information on public dances, other local dance opportunities, and keep you updated on all things Swing! https://www.facebook.com/scswingdance/ 


About the teachers: Eric learned swing dance from his mother in the kitchen when he was 13 and It’s been one of his favorite skills ever since. He initially moved to Sioux Center from Renton, WA to attend Dordt ('13-17) and is a design engineer at 3D Engineered Solutions in Hull. As well as swing dance, he enjoys juggling, gymnastics, and community theatre.


Courtney is a local professional photographer for Aesthetic Essence Photography and a bookkeeper for her husband’s business, One Sixteen Carpentry. She has been dancing for eighteen years and swing dancing for five of them! She began at Robin’s School of Dance in the third grade, was captain of her dance team at Western Christian and has never stopped dancing! She learned how to Swing Dance at Dordt College.


Our goal is to give new and intermediate dancers confidence, foundational methods and skill set to be comfortable swing dancing in any social environment. At the end of the day, our goal is to get you comfortable and having fun. We will be instructing the class in a basic single step, helping students learn to lead and follow well and teaching a variety of moves including but not limited to turns, tricks and dips!


Each week will consist of warm ups, a review from the previous week, a new move lesson, fun games, technical skill development and free time to dance and socialize!


Free dance: Each class is an hour long lesson with a half hour free time to practice dancing to music and asking any questions that don’t apply to all dancers. This free time overlaps: the last half hour of the beginner class will overlap with the first half hour of the intermediate class. 


What to wear: Dancing is moderate physical activity, so wear clothing that you can move comfortably in. It can be fun to dress up, but you should choose comfort and range of motion if it comes to it. If you have special dance shoes, definitely bring them. If not, which is understandable, we generally wear socks which are good for spinning!  But you’re welcome to wear street shoes as well.


What to bring: You may want to bring a refillable water bottle, and any questions on previous lessons. 


Please direct further questions to Courtney Johnson at cfaithdolie@yahoo.com or Eric Rowe at ericroweis@gmail.com.


TO SIGN UP: email Courtney at cfaithdolie@yahoo.com

K-2nd Art Club

The Sioux Center Arts Department will be holding Art Club for grades K-2 this fall. This is a 6 week after-school course that gives kids the chance to experiment with many different art mediums and methods. 

Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm beginning September 23 and running through October 28 (The Art Room is located in the Children’s Park Shelter House. 

Cost: $35 – Payment is not due until it has been confirmed you are in the class, due to a class size limit of 15. 

Return: Email arts@siouxcenter.org by September 20 

Online forms not available at this time

Questions: Contact Kaitlyn Baljeu at arts@siouxcenter.org

Art Camp Sign Up Form

6th-8th Theatre Workshops

Join Natalee and Bella for a six week theater class for young actors looking to dive deeper into the world of theatre. Each class focuses on a different acting skill including (but not limited to!), character, movement, and an all-time theatre favorite: improv. Not only will students get a chance to expand their drama experience, they'll learn a theatre game for any occasion!

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm beginning September 28 and running through November 2. Sessions will be held at the Children’s Park Shelter House. 

Cost: $35 – Payment is not due until it has been confirmed you are in the class, due to a class size limit of 12. 

Return: Email arts@siouxcenter.org by September 23

Online forms not available at this time

Questions: Contact Kaitlyn Baljeu at arts@siouxcenter.org

Theatre Workshop Sign Up Form

3rd-6th Creative Drama Workshops


These workshops are a collaboration between Sioux Center Arts and the Dordt Theatre Department. All classes take place at Children’s Park Shelter House- 840 4th Ave SE, Sioux Center   To register, fill out the form on the following page and email to Kaitlyn at arts@siouxcenter.org OR turn in to the mailbox outside the art room at the Children’s Park Shelter House.  Each workshop costs $5.  Students may sign up for one workshop, or all three.  All workshops are led by Dordt students from the Educational Theatre Class, along with their instructor, Dr. Teresa Ter Haar. Last day to register is Friday, October 29th.  


  1. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30

9:00-9:50am        Third Grade – Fourth Grade        Maximum enrollment:  15 students

Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of improvisation by means of fun games and activities.  They’ll also practice working with their fellow actors and committing to their choices.  No experience needed! 

10-10:50am        Fifth Grade – Sixth Grade        Maximum enrollment:  15 students

Participants will use improvisation to portray characters in this hands-on and energetic workshop.  They’ll also practice using their voices and bodies and committing to their choices.  No experience needed!  Just a willingness to try!


  1.  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

9:00-9:50am        Third Grade – Fourth Grade         Maximum enrollment:  15 students

Participants will have loads of fun learning to use their voices and bodies to portray characters in this hands-on and energetic workshop.  Along the way, they’ll play theatre games and use their imaginations.  No theatre experience is necessary – just a desire to have fun!

10-10:50am        Fifth Grade – Sixth Grade        Maximum enrollment:  15 students

Participants will practice making specific character choices using a script.  They’ll work with a group and perform for each other at the end of the workshop.  No experience needed – just a great attitude!


  1. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

9:00-9:50am        Third Grade – Fourth Grade         Maximum enrollment:  15 students

Participants in this workshop will practice creating strong characters.  They’ll work with a simple script to make their characters come alive.  In this workshop, students will practice working together as a team and thinking about what makes a good character.  Again, no experience is necessary – just a great attitude!

10-10:50am        Fifth Grade – Sixth Grade        Maximum enrollment:  15 students

Participants will create dramatic scenarios in groups, practice making strong characters, and perform for each other at the end of the workshop.  Again, no experience needed – just a desire to have fun!


Click here for a sign-up form