Cori Stites 

Miss Cori has been dancing for 22 years. Cori participated in dance team while she was in High School for all 4 years. This is Cori’s 8th year teaching at Showtime. She brings her passion for dance to our studio by choreographing for all ages of our students. Cori attends yearly national dance workshops to keep current on her choreography. 

​Erica Hoskins 

Miss Erica has been danced 15 years at showtime has been teaching for 2 years and choreographs our hip-hop and pom dances. While she attend Iowa Central Community College  she was a member of the nationally ranked dance team for 2 years. She also was a member of the dance team at Grand View University .for 2 years. Shortly after graduating, she accepted a position at Urbandale High School as the assistant cheer coach for 2 years.

Meet the Teachers

Showtime Studio

Dakota Johnson

Mr. Dakota has been dancing for 19 years. Dakota has danced with showtime for 15 years, this is his 4th year teaching. Dakota attends yearly national dance workshops to keep up on new choreography. He shows this in his hip hop choreography for all ages of our students.

Mandi Ballentine Dakin

Miss Mandi has been dancing for 25 years, 6 years of competition, 5 years of assisting and 11 years as a teacher. Mandi attends yearly nation wide dance workshops to keep up on new choreography, because of this she showcases this in her artistic choreography for our older students.


Meet the Owner

Carlene Mehls Coleman

Miss Carlene created Showtime 32 years ago in the old Betty May Harris Studio, in the Hotel Pattee. Dancing since age seven, her education includes: College at St. Teresa in Minnesota, and a BA form Dance Educators of America, through the University of Western Kentucky at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Carlene can always be found making whatever she is doing into a dance, it is truly apart of her life. Carlene is an active member in Dance Masters of Mid America, Chapter # 34. Dance Masters is a national accredited and tested association. 

Tara Myers 

Miss Tara has danced with Showtime for 32 years, with 24 years as an assistant and 18 years as a teacher. Tara has attended numerous conventions, workshops, college level dance classes and has danced in the Nutcracker Ballet in Ames for 10 years. Tara is currently teaching Level III Special Education in Ankeny. She has an excellent ability and patience to work with children.