Visual & Performing Arts

   

 

*Looking for youth dance class schedules? Click here.

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

AUDITION SKILLS FOR AN ACTOR

12-18 yr olds | Saturday, September 9 | 9-11:30am | @ Cityside MS Chix Coop | $13, Zeeland Resident | $25, Non-Resident | 

Interested in auditioning for an upcoming show? Take this one-day workshop with instructor, Jessica Fox, to increase your skills as an actor and learn what directors are looking for at an audition. On top of playing some fun theater games, we will work on a monologue* and read through some scenes to work on audition skills. Program size is limited. Participants are asked to bring a 1-2 minute monologue of their choice memorized if possible. No monologue? No problem. A monologue will be available for you to choose. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

 

IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE

HS Students – Adults | Tuesdays | Oct 3, 10 & 17 | Cityside MS Choir Room | $24, Zeeland Resident | $36, Non-Resident

Improvisational Theatre is an excellent way to explore acting and to improve your acting skills. This class will teach the basic rules of improvisation and allow you to explore your silly side through theatre games designed to help you think on your feet. Designed for high school-aged students and adults. Program size is limited. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • High School Students: 6pm-7:30pm
  • Adults: 7:30pm-9pm

 

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER

4-12 yr olds | Saturdays | Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 18 | @ Cityside MS Chix Coop | 

Discover what theater is all about while learning some basic skills needed to be successful on stage. This class is perfect for those who are curious about theater and want to have fun discovering more about it and also for those who want to improve their acting and understanding of theater. These classes will include lots of theater games and exercises plus scene work as well as a lesson on theater history. Program size is limited. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • 4th-8th Graders: 9am-10:30am | $24, Zeeland Resident | $36, Non-Resident
  • 9th-12th Graders: 1-3pm | $30, Zeeland Resident | $42, Non-Resident

 

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR ACTORS & SINGERS

13-20 yr olds | Tuesdays | 6-7pm | Sept 12 – Nov 21 (skip Nov 7 ) | @ Zeeland East Dance Studio | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident | 

This class, led by ZPS performing arts teacher, Nancy Clyde, will introduce actors and singers to a formal study of movement. Several genres of dance will be introduced with an emphasis on preparing students for movement within musical theater productions. Special attention to styles and selections that will help performers improve their movement vocabulary for theatrical auditions. Program is designed for ages 13-20 (at least 8th grade). No experience is necessary. No special dance attire required. Participants should wear clothing comfortable for movement and should bring socks and athletic shoes. Program size is limited. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DANCE FOR ACTORS & SINGERS

14-20 yr olds | Tuesdays | 7-8pm | Sept 12 – Nov 21 (skip Nov 7 ) | @ Zeeland East Dance Studio | $50, Zeeland Resident | $62, Non-Resident

This class, led by ZPS performing arts teacher, Nancy Clyde, is for dancers with a minimum level of three years of consistent dance and technical experience who have had some training in ballet, jazz, and contemporary movement. Participants should be interested in exploring intermediate to advanced musical theater combinations. Singing will be encouraged but not required.  Students will be exposed to several dance genres including ballet, tap and jazz as they apply to theatrical dance. Program is designed for ages 14-20 (at least 9th grade). Dancers should wear clothing comfortable for movement with dance apparel preferred. Ballet or jazz shoes required and character heels encouraged for ladies. Program size is limited. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

 

SING SONG YOGA CLASSIC

6-11 yr olds | Thursdays | 5:30-6:15pm | @ 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. Program size is limited. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230. 

  • Session One: Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 (skips Nov 23)
  • Session Two: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

ART EXPLORATION CAMP

K-5th Graders | June, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | @ New Groningen Elem | $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. Registration opens in February, 2018.

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

 

ROCK BAND CAMP

12-18 yr olds | June, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | 12:30-4pm | $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 opens in February, 2018.

 

FROZEN DANCE WORKSHOPS

3-6 yr olds | June & July, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | @ 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. Registration opens in February, 2018.

  • 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 & PIROUETTES

3rd-5th Graders | June, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | 9am–1pm | @ 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. Registration opens in February, 2018.

 

PRINCE & PRINCESS DANCE CAMPS

3-6 yr olds | June & July , 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | @ 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. Registration opens in February, 2018.

  • 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, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | @ 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. Registration opens in February, 2018.

  • 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 TEA PARTIES

3-6 yr olds | June & July, 2018 (Exact Dates TBD) | @ 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 in February, 2018. 

  • 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)