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DANCE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH ZEELAND RECREATION

 

ZEELAND RECREATION DANCE

Zeeland Recreation offers a wide variety of dance classes for all experience levels for 3 year olds up to 12th graders. Our goals are always “process” over “produce” oriented, and we strive to encourage our dancers to develop artistry and technique rather than only learning to pump out ‘perfect’ routines. Time invested in a dancer’s younger years while developing a solid foundation of technique will pay off in the dancer’s long term future goals. Each of our dance students receive personalized and professional teaching from the finest, most committed dance instructors in the area. Come and enjoy our friendly and welcoming environment while gaining knowledge and appreciation for one of the most beautiful and athletic performing arts! Contact Kristine Ferry at 616-748-3229 or kferry@zps.org with further questions. More information can be found in our welcome letter, here

 

ZEELAND YOUTH DANCE COMPANY (ZYDC)

The “Zeeland Youth Dance Company” programs are auditioned ensembles for 5th-12th graders that provide opportunities for experienced dancers to learn and perform choreography throughout the community. ZYDC members show a strong love of dance, and a passion for sharing dance with others. ZYDC produces several performances annually, partners with the Zeeland High School Dance Program in the spring and winter dance concerts, and also performs in various community events such as parades and the Grand Rapids Art Festival. To become a part of ZYDC, dancers go through an audition process to become a part of the company, and rehearse weekly in addition to participating in required technique classes. For more information on ZYDC, click here.   

 

UPCOMING ZEELAND RECREATION DANCE PERFORMANCES

 

EXPLORE, A SPRING DANCE CONCERT

This performance showcases all of our dancers. All genres of dance will be exhibited and performed by dance students’ aged 3- 12th grade. Our spring recital represents the culmination of countless hours of hard work and the growth made by our dancers throughout the year. Please join us at Zeeland East High School’s DeWitt Auditorium on the following dates for a performance that is sure to delight!

  • Thursday, May 11 @ 6:00pm
  • Friday, May 12 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 13 @ 7:00pm

Parent Information and Forms

 

ZEELAND RECREATION DANCE: MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

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ZEELAND RECREATION DANCE SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Weekly Dance Classes

Our dance classes expand through many different genres, including tap, hip hop, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, pointe, and more! To view our list of classes, see below. To register for a class, click here

Monday  
Time Class Location Cost
2:00-3:30pm Tricks and Tumbling Studio A $48r/$60nr
3:30-5:30pm Secondary III/IV Studio A $64r/$76nr
5:30-7:30pm Secondary I/II Studio A $64r/$76nr
7:30-8:30pm Booty Bustin’ Barre Studio A See adult fitness section for details
Tuesday  
Time Class Location Cost
2:00-3:30pm Ballet Tech I Studio A $48r/$60nr
3:30-5:00pm Ballet Tech III/IV Studio A $48r/$60nr
5:00-5:45pm Pointe I Studio A $40r/$52nr
4:00-4:45pm Dance Fundamentals for 3/4 year olds ECC $40r/$52nr
4:45-5:30pm Tap Fundamentals for 1st-3rd ECC $40r/$52nr
5:30-6:30pm Dance Fundamentals for 1st-3rd ECC $40r/$52nr
6:30-7:30pm Dance Fundamentals for 4th-6th ECC $40r/$52nr
7:30-8:15pm Tap Fundamentals for 4th-6th ECC $40r/$52nr
Wednesday
Time Class Location Cost
2:00-2:45pm Tap VII/VIII/IX Studio A $45r/$57nr
2:45-3:30pm Tap V/VI Studio A $45r/$57nr
3:30-4:15pm Tap III/IV Studio A $45r/$57nr
4:15-5:00pm Tap I/II Studio A $45r/$57nr
5:00-5:45pm Dance Fundamentals for 3/4 year olds Studio A $45r/$57nr
5:45-6:30pm Dance Fundamentals for Y5s/K Studio A $45r/$57nr
6:30-7:15pm Tap Fundamentals for Y5s/K Studio A $45r/$57nr
7:15-8:15pm Booty Bustin’ Barre Studio A See adult fitness section for details
4:00-5:00pm Primary I/II/III ECC $45r/$57nr
5:00-6:15pm Primary IV/VA/VB ECC $45r/$57nr
6:15-7:15pm Jazz/Musical Theater Specialty ECC $45r/$57nr
7:15-8:15pm Modern/Contemporary Specialty ECC $45r/$57nr
Thursday
Time Class Location Cost
2:00-3:30pm Ballet Tech II Studio A $54r/$66nr
3:30-5:00pm Ballet Tech V Studio A $54r/$66nr
5:00-5:45pm Pointe II Studio A $45r/$57nr
7:00-9:00pm Secondary VIIA/VIIB/VIII Studio A $72r/$84nr
2:00-2:45pm Pre-Primary I Studio B $45r/$57nr
2:45-3:30pm Pre-Primary II/III Studio B See adult fitness section for details
3:45-5:45pm Secondary V/VI ECC $72r/$84nr
5:45-6:45pm Hip Hop Specialty ECC $45r/$57nr

 

 

Frozen Dance Workshops (3-6 yr olds | June 16, July 12, July 21 @ Zeeland Recreation)

Need a break from the summer heat? Come join Elsa, Anna, and the whole gang as we dance our way through class “In Summer”! Using props, dance terms and fun, join us as we “Let It Go”! Craft and snack will be provided. Costumes are encouraged but not necessary. Times listed below. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • 3-4 yr olds: 9am-10:15am ($18, Zeeland Resident | $30, Non-Resident)
  • 5-6 yr olds: 10:30am-12:00pm ($23, Zeeland Resident | $35, Non-Resident)

 

Paintbrushes and Pirouettes (3rd-5th Graders | 9am – 1pm on July 21 @ Cityside MS, Room 124 | $44, Zeeland Resident | $56, Non-Resident)
How is visual art inspired by dance? How is dance inspired by visual art? How can we use dance to create visual art? Explore the answers to these questions and more in this cross curricular course incorporating a variety of artistic mediums and dance disciplines. Students will explore the works of highly celebrated French Impressionist painter and sculptor, Edgar Degas, who enjoyed observing and capturing the beauty of ballet on canvas as well as with his sculptures. Students will leave with their own dance inspired and designed works of art and art inspired choreography. Artist should come able to be barefoot and be prepared to get messy. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

 

NEW: Prince & Princess Dance Camps (3-6 yr olds | June 30, July 14, July 26 @ Zeeland Recreation)
The royal children to enjoy themes revolving around various fairytale couples such as “Beauty and the Best” or “Sleeping Beauty and Her Prince”. Using fun dance terminology and exciting props, be prepared to become a prince or princess for a day! Craft and snack will be provided. Costumes are encouraged, but not necessary. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • 3-4 yr olds: 9am-10:15am ($18, Zeeland Resident | $30, Non-Resident)
  • 5-6 yr olds: 10:30am-12:00pm ($23, Zeeland Resident | $35, Non-Resident)

 

Summer Dance Intensive (4th-12th graders | June 19-22 & June 26-29 @ Zeeland Recreation | $180 Full Day OR $90 Half Day, Zeeland Resident | $192 Full Day OR $102 Half Day, Non-Resident)
This two week dance camp is for dancers with at least 2-3 years of experience with a strong desire to improve dance technique and artistry. Students will learn choreography from multiple genres including ballet (pointe), jazz, tap, and contemporary. Dancers will receive daily instruct in dance history and vocabulary and explore electives. Students must bring their own sack lunch. Daily schedule is below. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • 8:00am-9:30am: Ballet
  • 9:30am-10:45am: Jazz
  • 10:45am-11:15am: Elective
  • 11:15am-11:45am: Lunch (morning only participants leave here)
  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Tap
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm: Improvisation & Composition
  • 1:15pm-2:00pm: Modern & Contemporary

 

Tinkerbell’s Dance Tea Parties (3-6 yr olds | June 23, July 19, July 28 @ Zeeland Recreation)
Join Tink and friends for tea and a dance party as we explore the world of fairies and ballet! Using fun terminology that children of all ages and levels can understand. Tinkerbell’s Dance Tea Party is something your child does not want to miss! Craft, snack and tea will be provided. Costumes are encouraged but not necessary. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • 3-4 yr olds: 9am-10:15am ($18, Zeeland Resident | $30, Non-Resident)
  • 5-6 yr olds: 10:30am-12:00pm ($23, Zeeland Resident | $35, Non-Resident)

 

ZEELAND RECREATION DANCE FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

WEEKLY DANCE CLASSES

Our dance classes expand through many different genres, including tap, hip hop, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, pointe, and more! To view our list of classes or register for a class, click here