Visual & Performing Arts

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Complete details on all dance class schedules and options can be found here.

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Art Exploration Camp (K – 5th Graders | June 12-16 @ New Groningen Elementary School | $70, Zeeland Resident | $82, Non-Resident)
Exploration fosters creativity. In this camp, participants will explore a variety of art media and age appropriate techniques to create art together. Times are listed below. Class sizes are limited and enrollment is based on current grade for 2016-2017 school year. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • K-2nd graders are from 9am – 10:30am
  • 3rd-5th graders are from 10:30am – 12:00pm

 

Costello Rock Band Camp (12-18 yr olds | June 13-15 | 12:30 – 4:00pm | $100, Zeeland Resident | $112, Non-Resident)
Participants aged 12-18 years old will receive direct, small group, and full class instruction from ZPS employees, Jeff and Michael Costello, who have extensive performing experience in rock bands. Students will form a band and learn performance techniques as well as instruction pertaining to the music business and the operation of sound and lighting equipment (students who are only interested in sound and lighting are encouraged to attend). The camp will take place at Cityside Middle School’s band and choir rooms. Attendees will also participate in a final performance on the last evening of the camp at Lawrence Street Park Bowl on June 15th at 7pm. Additional instructors include Cityside Middle School teacher, John Hann, and Creekside Middle School custodian, Doug Veldhuis. Participants should be moderately proficient at their instrument (guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, vocals). Drummers should be able to keep a simple beat. Keyboardists/guitarists should know how to play chords. Participants are encouraged to bring their own guitar and keyboard equipment, but drums will be provided. Registration deadline is June 2. To register, click here or call ( 616) 748-3230. 

 

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. Registration opens February 14, 2017. 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)

 

Sing Song Yoga® Classic (6-11 yr olds | Thursdays | 6pm – 6:45pm | Cityside MS Orchestra Room | $25, Zeeland Resident | $37, Non-Resident)

Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together. Classes are on Thursdays at Cityside Middle School orchestra room, with two different session options (listed below). Program size is limited. To register online, click here or call at (616) 748.3230.

Session 1: Oct 27 – Dec 1 (skips Nov 24 | Session 2: Feb 23 – March 23 |

 

Summer Fun Camp (4-7 yr olds | July 10-13, 9am – 12pm | Cityside Middle School Gym | $60, Zeeland Resident | $72, Non-Resident)

Join us for summer fun at our “Summer Fun Camp”! Designed for children ages 4-7, each day campers will participate in activities and games outlined by our theme of the day! Campers are asked to wear tennis shoes and to bring a snack and personal water bottle. Space is limited. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

 

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. Registration opens February 14, 2017. 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)

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

Sing Song Yoga® Classic (6-11 yr olds | Thursdays | 6pm – 6:45pm | Cityside Middle School Orchestra Room | $25, Zeeland Resident | $37, Non-Resident)

Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together. Classes are on Thursdays at Cityside Middle School orchestra room, with two different session options (listed below). Program size is limited. To register online, click here (or give us a call at 616.748.3230).

Session 1: Oct 27 – Dec 1 (skips Nov 24 | Session 2: Feb 23 – March 23 |