A Chance To Dance

Rhythm Works curriculum

Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Shool of Dance

A Chance to Dance is a rhythm and dance program designed for those with individual learning differences and other special needs. This clinically based hip hop dance program utilizes sensory processing, kinesiology, and behavioral analysis as a foundation to build customizable classes. A Chance to Dance focuses on skill development, self empowerment and celebrating our differences.


Miss Kimi Kups-Benson, a certified RHYTHM WORKS Integrative Dance instructor will lead all classes, following a curriculum that is completely customizable to fit the needs of each student and is appropriate for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all ability levels. The program requires a parent, therapist, sibling or friend to accompany for FREE as the student’s buddy. This person should be able to assist the student to ensure that classes run smoothly.


A Chance to Dance is offered in10-class sessions that offers 3 individual classes and 7 group classes.  Individual classes will be scheduled with the instructor to comfortably introduce dancers to the program and allow a smooth transition to group classes. Students should wear clothes/shoes that are comfortable for movement. 

Group Classes: October 14, 21, 28, December 9, 16, January 13, 20, 27, February 10, 17
*New students will begin group classes on December 9.  *Returning students begin October 14.
Ages 3-5 years meet 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Ages 6-18 years meet 3:00-3:30 p.m.                                            
Ten-class session: $180 due at registration.  


To request a registration packet, contact Ashley Woodruff at (641)752-8658 or ashley.woodruff@ymca-ywca.org.  For questions regarding students, contact Kimi Kups-Benson at kimi.kups-benson@ymca-ywca.org. Registered students will be contacted by Miss Kimi to set up individual classes.





  • Returning students begin Sunday, October 14; New students begin Wednesday, December 31, 1969