Artistic Intensity Dance Company
1730 Wilkes Avenue
Davenport, IA 52804 Map
Phone: (563) 726-9924

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Artistic Intensity Dance Company

Best Teacher to Student Ratio in QCA

Welcome to Artistic Intensity!

I, Lexy Ludtke (Owner/Artistic Director) and Lolly Ludtke (Assistant Director), welcome you to Artistic Intensity! We are a family-owned dance and acrobatic tumbling school, open to all genders and ages 2 through Adult! Whether you are just looking to learn and enjoy the art of dance or hoping to become a professional artist, we dedicate our lives to providing in-depth instruction to help every student reach their fullest potential!

Our mission is to create artists and ignite creativity in a place that our students can call home. Beginning with my mother, Lolly, and father, Joe, our school has seen over 40 years of success in the Quad Cities! Upon taking ownership, I wanted to renovate my idea of what I saw for the future of my family's hard work and what I saw as much needed in our area. So, I made the decision to create a more private school environment. With an exclusive maximum cap of 60 students and small class sizes of approximately 6 students per instructor, we're able to give every student the one-on-one attention they need while creating long-lasting friendships! No more having to look for your child in the back of the group, everyone should get their time to shine! We treat all of our students, non-competitive and competitive, big and small, with the same importance because we know everyone in our school should receive the highest quality training.

We love all styles of dance and encourage all of our students to be well-rounded artists by embracing a wide variety of dance subjects including Ballet/Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Acrobatic Tumbling, Leaps/Turns, and Flexibility! For our littlest students, we have Toddler Dance and Tumbling combo classes that will help them socialize, get introduced to the classroom environment, play fun games, and singalong dances! Adults should be able to keep or find their love of Dance too, so we are proud to present a variety of Adult classes including a Ballet, Jazz, and Tap combination class, Heels Class, and Tumbling Classes where we get active, socialize, and have much-needed Adults only time! We also have seasonal workshops in many of the styles above, as well as Improv, Partnering, Strength/Conditioning Dance History, and more!

We take pride in providing numerous opportunities for our students! So, along with our competition company, Sole Artistry, our non-competitive students also enjoy many local performance opportunities with us throughout the year. We perform in local parades, the Festival Of Trees, and create fun dance videos for our YouTube page. We also host a Summer showcase, Winter-themed showcase, and our Formal Spring showcase where we put on a professional artistic production, wear exciting costumes, and show off our talents to all of our family and friends! All of these qualities, along with our national award-winning competition company have proven our program to be one of the most top-notch, comprehensive programs in our area! Our choreography has won numerous awards at competitions throughout the U.S. including multiple nationally recognized choreography awards and most recently we received Best Choreography at Applause Nationals St. Louis in Summer 2022! We teach our students not only technique and choreography, but how to express themselves outwardly through dance, and their unique passion shows through in every step! Their hard work in and outside of the classroom has earned them many regional, state, and national championship awards as well as going on to successful careers in our industry.

We are dedicated to providing competitive prices while maintaining high-quality education and standards, as well as unique, creative choreography and custom costuming! With in-depth training and techniques, you will be involved in a physical activity that helps you appreciate hard work, dedication, and responsibility. It will teach you both independence and how to work in a group atmosphere, and help you gain confidence, along with many other essential skills that can truly be used throughout life. Most importantly, we are passionate about our work and continually strive to teach our students the love and art of dance and tumbling!