Zeeland Rec Dance

Winter Dance Programs

dance fundamentals

3-4 Yr Olds

Our "Dance Fundamentals" classes are for first-time or beginner dancers looking to develop strong fundamentals before advancing to our Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk (Hip Hop) or Tap classes when they are older. Participants will receive excellent dance training, improve body control, develop a love for the arts, make lifelong friends and have fun! 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Jan 26
  • Class Dates: Feb 10-June 10
  • Monday: 2:00-2:45pm | $105r/$120nr
  • Tuesday: 9:00-9:45am | $119r/$134nr
  • Tuesday: 10:00-10:45am | $119r/$134nr
  • Wednesday: 9:00-9:45am | $112r/$127nr
  • Saturday: 8:45-9:30am | $91r/$106nr
  • Saturday: 9:30-10:15am | $91r/$106nr
  • Saturday: 12:30-1:15pm | $91r/$106nr

DANCE classes FOR NEW k-8th grade dancers

5 Yr Olds-8th Graders

Our dance classes for new K-8th grade dancers are for first-time or newer dancers looking to develop strong fundamentals and artistic creativity before taking our more advanced Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk (Hip Hop) or Tap classes. Participants will receive excellent dance training, improve body control, develop a love for the arts, make lifelong friends and have fun! 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Jan 26
  • Class Dates: Feb 10-June 10
  • Dance Fundamentals (Kindergarten): Saturdays | 10:15-11:00am | $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Sat | 11:00-11:45am | $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Sat | 11:45-12:30pm | $91r/$106nr
  • Tap Fundamentals (K-3rd Gr): Wed | 6:45-7:30pm | $112r/$127nr
  • Jazz/Tap (4th-8th Gr): Wed | 4:00-5:15pm | $128r/$143nr
  • Creative Movement (2nd-5th Gr): Thur | 4:30-5:15pm | $105r/$120nr
    • For dancers interested in using their imaginations to explore the elements of dance: time, space, and energy. This class will incorporate and build off of Anne Green Gilbert’s educational methods, including the BrainDance. Dancers will also collaborate with the instructor to create a piece for the spring recital.

RETURNING DANCERS

3-18 Yr Olds

Our dance classes for Returning Dancers are for dancers who have previously participated in a Zeeland Rec dance class. Participants will receive excellent dance training, improve body control, develop a love for the arts, make lifelong friends and have fun! 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Jan 26
  • Class Dates: Feb 10-June 10
  • Dance Class Schedule
  • Took Fall Class? Register for the same class that you took in the fall. Be aware that some classes have combined.
  • Didn't Take Fall Class? If you are a returning dancer who did not dance in the fall but would like to dance this winter, please reach out to Ms. Cydney (cydney.zrecdance@gmail.comand Ms. Rachel (rachel.zrecdance@gmail.com)
    • If your child has taken a year or more off from dance please enroll in the Dance Fundamentals class that matches your childs age or grade.

previous dance experience but new to zeeland rec? 

Do you have a dancer that has previous dance experience and is interested in participating in the Zeeland Rec Dance program for the first time? Contact Corrie McKiernan, Leisure Coordinator, at cmckiern@zps.org or 616.748.3240 to discuss next steps!

 

Summer Dance Programs

DANCE PRINCESS WORKSHOPS

3-6 Yr Olds

Celebrate your favorite princesses on Friday mornings with a snack, dance and fun! Each workshop will focus on a different princess and what value we can learn from them. All dancers will receive a bracelet to remind them what they learned in our fun princess workshop! Costumes are encouraged.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Cydney Sheneman
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • 3-4 Yr Olds: 9:00-10:15am
  • 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30-11:45am
  • Session 1: Fri, July 2 | Mulan Workshop 
  • Session 2: Fri, July 16 | Tiana Workshop
  • Session 3: Fri, July 23 | Ariel Workshop
  • Session 4: Fri, July 30 | Anna & Elsa Workshop
  • Session 5: Fri, Aug 6 | Rapunzel Workshop
  • Location: Shoreline Dance Studio (@ Zeeland Recreation)

DESCENDANTS DANCE WORKSHOP

7-9 Yr Olds

Wear a costume, dance to the music and have a fun descendants themed snack!

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Cydney Sheneman
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Date: Fri, July 2 
  • Time: 12:00-1:15pm
  • Location: Shoreline Dance Studio (@ Zeeland Recreation)

dance camps for new dancers

Our dance camps develop strong techniques and fundamentals. Join us to receive excellent dance training, improve body control, develop artistic creativity, create lasting friendships and have fun! 

3 Yr Olds-3rd Graders

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Dates:  June 28-July 1 + July 6-9
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Olds): 8:15-9:00am | $56r/$71nr 
  • Creative Movement (K-3rd Graders): 8:30-9:15am | $56r/$71nr

WEEKLY DANCE CLASSES

3-18 Yr Olds

Our dance classes develop strong techniques and fundamentals in Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk (Hip Hop) and Tap. Join us to receive excellent dance training, improve body control, develop artistic creativity, create lasting friendships and have fun! 

Mondays:

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Dates: July 5-Aug 2
  • Tap Fundamentals (K-2nd Gr): 5:00-5:45pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Tap Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): 5:45-6:30pm | $35r/$50nr

Tuesdays:

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Dates: July 6-Aug 3
  • Ballet Tech B/C: 5:00-6:30pm | $40r/$55nr 
  • Pre-Pointe: 6:30-7:00pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Ballet Tech F/G: 7:00-8:30pm | $40r/$55nr

Wednesdays:

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Dates: July 7-Aug 4
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Olds): 5:00-5:45pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (5 Yr Olds-K): 5:45-6:30pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): 6:30-7:15pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): 7:15-8:00pm | $35r/$50nr 

Thursdays:

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Dates: July 8-Aug 5
  • Ballet Tech A: 5:00-5:45pm | $40r/$55nr 
  • Pointe: 6:30-7:00pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Ballet Tech D/E: 7:00-8:30pm | $40r/$55nr 

Saturdays:

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Dates: July 8-Aug 5
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Old): 8:00-8:45am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (5 Yr Olds-K): 8:45-9:30am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Old): 9:30-10:15am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): 10:15-11;00am | $35r/$50nr

dance camps for returning dancers

4 Yr Olds-12th Graders

Exploratory Dance Camps designed for dancers with a minimum of 1-2 years of dance experience. Dancers will explore dance genres and the impact that celebrities and pop culture have had on the art form.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Dates: June 28-July 1 + July 6-9
  • Cost: $56r/$71nr
  • Ballet - Continuing Dance (4 Yr Olds-K): 9:00-9:45am 
  • Creative Movement (K-3rd Gr): 8:30-9:15am 
  • Tap - Shirley Temple Inspired (1st-3rd Gr): 9:15-10am
  • Musical Theater/Jazz - Broadway Baby (1st-3rd Gr): 10-10:45am
  • Tap - Gene Kelly Inspired (4th-6th Gr): 10:45-11:30am
  • Jazz - Fosse Inspired (4th-6th Gr): 11:30am-12:15pm 
  • Modern - What is Modern Dance? (4th-6th Gr): 12:15-1pm
  • Hip Hop - 80s, 90s and Now (7th-12th Gr): 1-1:45pm
  • Tap - Savion Glover Inspired (7th-12th Gr): 1:45-2:30pm 

Influencers (Jazz Contemporary)

7th-12th Graders

Dancers will explore how dance has affected other art forms such as music, film, and photography, painting, and sculpture, as well as how current media trends in television and on social media have affected dance. Dancers will need jazz shoes, studio socks, and a pair of studio heels, as well as a danceable, all black outfit for film and photography exploration and a danceable paint outfit for paint exploration

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $80r/$95nr
  • Instructor: Cydney Sheneman
  • Dates: June 28-July 1 + July 6-9
  • Time: 2:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Shoreline Studio (@Zeeland Recreation)

 


Site Specific Movement (Jazz/Contemporary)

7th-12th Graders:

On Mondays and Wednesdays, dancers will meet in the studio and on Tuesdays and Thursdays dancers will venture to different locations in our community to create site-specific dance choreographic, photographic, and film works. Dancers will need an all-black, danceable outfit for site days.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $80r/$95nr
  • Instructor: Cydney Sheneman
  • Dates: July 19-22 + July 26-29
  • Time: 2:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Shoreline Studio (@Zeeland Recreation)

INTENSIVE 

4th-12th Graders

This dance intensive camp will focus on improving techniques in Ballet, Conteporary, Jazz, Modern, and Tap, while also developing choreography skills. Each day will consist of the following agenda: 8-9:30am: Ballet | 9:30-10:30am: Jazz | 10:30-11am: Elective | 11-11:30am: Lunch | 11:30am-12:15pm: Tap | 12:15-1:15pm: Improv Choreography | 1:15-2pm: Modern/Contemporary | 2-3 years previous recent dance experience recommended 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Full Day Cost: $180r/$195nr
  • Half Day Cost (AM Only): $90r/$105nr
  • Instructors: Rachel Plaggemars & Cydney Sheneman
  • Dates: July 19-22 + July 26-29
  • Time: 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Shoreline Studio (@Zeeland Recreation)

 

Dance Recital Details

Dates are subject to change due to covid19

2021 Recital: June 17, 18, 19

Rehearsal Dates: June 12-16

Zeeland Youth Dance Company (ZYDC)

5th-12th graders

The Zeeland Youth Dance Company is an auditioned ensemble that provides opportunities for experienced dancers in grades 5-12 to learn and perform choreography throughout the community. ZYDC members show a strong love of dance, and a passion for sharing dance with others. Learn more here.

Dance Instructors

External LinkRachel Plaggemars

Rachel earned her BA in dance performance and choreography with an emphasis in education from Hope College. Ms. Plaggemars emphasizes ballet training as a foundation for well-rounded dancers and has loved watching her students grow technically and artistically through the program

External LinkCydney Sheneman

Cydney graduated from Hope College with her BA in dance and religion education. Cydney enjoys helping students to not only learn a variety of dance genres and styles, but to also create their own works of movement art

External LinkAnnika Lamer

Annika is currently majoring in communications with a minor in dance and a minor in meeting and event management at Grand Valley State University. Annika’s dance training was at Zeeland Recreation from the age of 3 through her senior year of high school, as well as, a teacher’s assistant at Zeeland Recreation for 6 years.  She loves watching her students grow and develop into strong confident well-rounded dancers.

External LinkTiffany Stegink

Tiffany Stegink is studying Early Childhood Education with a minor in dance at Grand Valley State University. Tiffany trained at Zeeland Recreation from first grade through her senior year. She enjoys seeing dancers develop a passion for dance and watching them grow not only technically, but artistically. 

2018-19 DANCE PHOTOS

Photo Credit: Andrew Weller

2018-19 Dance Photos