We teach more than dance. 
With three locations, our students learn about teamwork, dedication, responsibility and most importantly, they build self-esteem.


For Students of all Ages

We offer classes for beginners as young as two-years old through the experienced high school senior. Our unique training stages are designed to help your dancers succeed, no matter their experience level. Or perfect your skills in our specialty classes.

Our Talented Staff

Our staff is experienced in every genre from ballet to hip-hop.  We teach our recreational and competition team classes using what we have learned from countless years of experience & ongoing training to delivering the very best training in the Quad Cities. 

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Staff Spotlight

Senior Spotlight


We are family-owned and operated and are Quad City natives who stop nothing short of excellence. We are also the only studio in Iowa certified through Dance and Gym USA Dance Teacher’s Certification.



I was very impressed with the comments Kimberly made on her Dance Teacher Certification Exam. She demonstrated to me that she puts her students’ needs first, and wants to make sure that they have fun in class even while learning the benefits of dance technique and performing on the stage in front of an audience. Kimberly’s answers show me a great deal of insight into her philosophy of teaching young students, as she realizes and in fact stated that a teacher’s involvement in a child’s life is much bigger than most teachers realize. We, as teachers are privileged to be given this opportunity. I would highly recommend Kimberly as a caring, experienced and professional instructor who will be a positive influence on the lives of every student she has the pleasure to teach.
— Mr. Kathleen Bazzano, DanceTeacherCertification.com
I danced at Above the Barre for eight years and can’t imagine my life without them. I received a truly amazing dance education, but also received never ending love and support even after my high school graduation. I went for the technique and incredible teachers, but I stayed for the family.
— Erin McKenzie Mercer, ATB Dancer
My daughter has been a part of the Above the Barre dance family for several years now. And that is what it is, a family! She has learned so much about hard work, dedication, self discipline and teamwork. She loves it here and has so many great role models in the older dancers who study here. We are blessed that we found my daughter a forever dance home!
— Tonya Severson, ATB Parent