Zeeland Rec Dance

Winter & Spring Dance Programs

winter dance schedules + locations

PDF DocumentWinter Dance Schedule 2021 

PDF DocumentWinter Dance Calendar 2021 : Schedule Update NO class April 12-17

PDF DocumentStudio Locations and Directions

 


Dance classroom apparel requirements

PDF DocumentDancewear and Shoe Requirements

 


spring recital 2021

Current Rec Dancers are encouraged to join us to participate in our Spring Recitals so you can show all you are learning + make lifelong memories on the stage!

 

Summer Dance Programs

DANCE PRINCESS WORKSHOPS

3-6 Yr Olds

Celebrate your favorite princesses 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
  • Instructor: Cydney Sheneman
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • 3-4 Yr Olds: 9-10:15am
  • 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 Studio (@ Zeeland Recreation)

DESCENDANTS DANCE WORKSHOP

7-9 Yr Olds

Get ready to dance along to your favorite Descendants songs!  We will learn a dance, work on technique, have a theme appropriate snack and of course lots of fun. Costumes are encouraged!

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Cydney Sheneman
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Date: Fri, July 2 
  • Time: 12-1:15pm
  • Location: Shoreline Studio (@ Zeeland Recreation)

dance camps for new dancers

3 Yr Olds - 3rd Graders

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! Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

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  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Olds): June 28-July 1 + July 6-9 | 8:15-9:00am | $56r/$71nr 
  • Creative Movement (K-3rd Gr): June 28-July 1 + July 6-9 | 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! Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

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  • Dates: July 5-Aug 5
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Olds): Wed | 5-5:45pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Old): Sat | 8-8:45am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Old): Sat | 9:30-10:15am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (5 Yr Olds-K): Wed | 5:45-6:30pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (5 Yr Olds-K): Sat | 8:45-9:30am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Wed | 6:30-7:15pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Sat | 10:15-11am | $35r/$50nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Wed | 7:15-8pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Tap Fundamentals (K-2nd Gr): Mon | 5-5:45pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Tap Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Mon | 5:45-6:30pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Ballet Tech A: Thur | 5-5:45pm | $40r/$55nr 
  • Ballet Tech B/C: Tue | 5-6:30pm | $40r/$55nr 
  • Ballet Tech D/E: Thur | 7-8:30pm | $40r/$55nr 
  • Ballet Tech F/G: Tue | 7-8:30pm | $40r/$55nr
  • Pre-Pointe: Tue | 6:30-7pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Pointe: Thur | 6:30-7pm | $35r/$50nr 

dance camps for returning dancers

4 Yr Olds - 12th Graders

Our Exploratory Dance Camps are 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. Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • 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 
  • Hip Hop - 80s, 90s and Now (7th-12th Gr): 1-1:45pm
  • Intensive (4th-12th Gr): See Below
  • Jazz - Fosse Inspired (4th-6th Gr): 11:30am-12:15pm 
  • Jazz Contemporary - Influencers (7th-12th Gr): See below
  • Jazz Contemporary - Site Specific Movement (7th-12th Gr): See Below
  • Modern - What is Modern Dance? (4th-6th Gr): 12:15-1pm
  • Musical Theater/Jazz - Broadway Baby (1st-3rd Gr): 10-10:45am
  • Tap - Shirley Temple Inspired (1st-3rd Gr): 9:15-10am
  • Tap - Gene Kelly Inspired (4th-6th Gr): 10:45-11:30am
  • 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, 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, a pair of studio heels, and a danceable all black outfit for film and photography exploration + a danceable paint outfit for paint exploration. Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • 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:

Dancers will meet in the studio on Mon and Wed, and dancers will venture to different locations in our community on Tuesdays and Thursdays to create site-specific dance choreographic, photographic, and film works. Dancers will need an all-black, danceable outfit for site days. Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • 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, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, and Tap, while also developing choreography skills. 2-3 years previous recent dance experience recommended. 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. Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • 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: 8am-2pm
  • Location: Shoreline Studio (@Zeeland Recreation)

EXPERIENCED DANCER BUT NEW TO ZEELAND REC DANCE? 

If you have previous dance experience and are 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!

 

Dance Recital Details

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