Every dancer matters to us!

We blend the art and athleticism of dance to help each dancer realize they have something special to offer. Becoming a Devine Angel is about finding your inner light and sharing it with the world around you.

We are recognized as one of the most elite dance studios in the Midwest. As evidence of this, in 2023 our competition team had the highest scoring piece at every regional and national competition in the most elite level possible. In addition, our team earned the highest adjudicated score possible (e.g., Platinum) for 100% of their group dances in all ages and genres for the last four years in a row!!!

BREAKING NEWS: Ranked BEST in Des Moines

Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you!  We are so grateful to the Des Moines community for voting us the People’s Choice Best Dance Studio in Des Moines for 2023! And that got us thinking, what makes a dance studio “the best” studio? We’re not the biggest dance studio. And we’re not the priciest dance studio. So, what might make us the best? Check out what we believe are the 10 aspects that make us a different kind of dance studio: https://devinedancers.com/about/

NEWS: Devine Dancers awarded the City’s Best of Des Moines for the second year in a row. 

This is just one more demonstration of the excellence in education provided at our studio. We are proud to be selected for this honor and are grateful to our families, dancers, teachers, staff, and community members who regularly hold us in such high regard.

Devine Dancers is a place for dreamers.

For kids who want to be surrounded by people who believe in them.

For dancers who want to be inspired.

And for families that want to be part of a community that rises by lifting each other up.


Meet Some Angels: Hannah and Hadley

Why Dance?

Hannah – “It makes expressing myself easier.”
Hadley – “It teaches teamwork and you can express yourself.”

Why Devine?

Hannah – “Because I enjoy the people, what I learn, and how it makes me feel: Happy!”
Hadley – “Because they care and they raise strong dancers.”

Give the Gift of Dance

Dance is a gift! Babies move to music before they can walk or even talk. You were made to dance!

At Devine Dancers, we believe in building on that basic drive to move to music. Dance requires the footwork of a boxer, the endurance of a sprinter, the strength of a wrestler, the musicality of a composer, the intuition of a painter and the delicate expressiveness of a thespian. At Devine, we aim to blend the art and athleticism of dance that will allow you to express what words cannot.

We are a Des Moines dance studio but are a unique studio in that our students come from all surrounding areas such as West Des Moines, Altoona, and Ankeny. And as far as Pella, Winterset, and Ames. Students come from all over because Kelli Devine-Woods is one of the few studio directors with a degree in Dance and Performing Arts. Our teachers all have advanced educations. We provide the best education to instill both discipline and passion for the art and sport of dance.

The adult classes at Devine Dancers have reignited my long-buried passion for dance.  I was ecstatic when I discovered I could dance in the recital too!  I haven’t danced since I graduated from HS (a long, long time ago).  I moved all three of my girls over to Kelli’s studio after my first year.  Now, I get to dance in their recitals, which is very special to me.  Kelli is quite wonderful at fostering a positive, warm, and supportive environment in her studio, my girls have even remarked on it.  That is not the case in other studios.  Also, Kelli really pushes me to accomplish more than I thought I ever could.  She is remarkable.  And she is hardcore. She expects you to give her your best.  The beautiful thing is, if you do, she will give you hers.  And her best is beyond words.

Maria Filippone