Hi, my name is Natalie Erickson, Owner and Head Instructor of Dance Designs.

     I received my early dance instruction, starting at age four.  I spent a six week audition period with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  I was accepted into their professional division teaching program and spent two years in Canada studying at the RWB and teaching in their extension program.  I returned to Iowa and opened Dance Designs.    

    Each year I take advantage of several opportunities for my continuing education and growth by attending teachers’ workshops and conventions.  It allows me to stay informed on the new trends in the dance world while I continue to add new material to our curriculum.


    I believe that I have a unique opportunity to positively influence the lives of the students who participate in my classes.  I have a responsibility to develop their physical skills, such as coordination, flexibility, agility, strength, and grace.  In addition, I accept the challenge to instill a true love and respect for dance.