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Worship Through Dance

Worship Through Dance is a unique opportunity for children to learn the discipline of dance in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Classes are catered to different skill levels in Creative Movement, Classical Ballet, and Jazz. Tennyson Carden, Shannon Puia and Ansley Head desire for ballet to be taught in an atmosphere that is glorifying to God as well as providing young hearts a place where they can find their acceptance in Him.  Praise and worship skills and techniques are also incorporated into each class.

Class Details

  • Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays and Saturdays January 13 - May 10 
  • Location: Room 280 and 290
  • Early Registration Cost: "Mommy and Me" - $65; Pre-Ballet, I & II $175*; Ballet III - $265*
  • Registration fee includes recital costume. 
  • The Jazz option is open to all students (Kindergarten and above) and will cost $175.

Spring 2014 Schedule (January 13 - May 10)

Monday Classes:

1:15-2:00pm              Pre-Ballet                              3-4 year olds**

Tuesday Classes:

12:15-1:00pm            Mommy and Me                   18 months-2 years

1:15-2:00pm              Pre-Ballet                              3-4 year olds**

3:45-4:30pm              Ballet I                                    K-1st Grade

4:35-5:20pm              Ballet I                                    K-1st Grade

5:25-6:10pm              Ballet II                                   2nd and up

6:15-7:15pm              Ballet III                                  (Invitation Only)

 Wednesday Classes:

1:15-2:00 p.m.              Pre-Ballet                              3-4 year olds**

 Thursday Classes:

5:30-6:15 p.m.              Ballet I                                    K-1st grade

6:20-7:20 p.m.              Ballet III                                  (Invitation Only)

Saturday Classes:

9:00-9:45 a.m.              Pre-Ballet                               3-4 year olds**  

9:50-10:35 a.m.            Ballet I                                    K-1st grade

10:40-11:25 a.m.         Jazz                                        Kindergarten and up

11:30-12:15 p.m.          Ballet II                                    2nd grade and up


**Your child must have turned three by August 14, 2013.

NOTE: The Recreation Ministry reserves the right to cancel or combine any class (with notice) based on registration/attendance.

 

Dress Rehearsal – Tuesday, May 13 in the Chapel

Recital – Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15 in the Chapel

Class Offerings

       

  • Mommy and Me 

This introductory class for parents and their child will begin to introduce young and inspiring dancers to Creative Movement and Ballet. Parents and Children will learn basic movement in a fun environment.  This class is a precursor to Pre-Ballet and will be instructional only and will not include a recital. 

  • Pre-Ballet 

This fast paced class introduces children specifically to the discipline of ballet as the foundation of dance as worship is laod. The basic ballet positions and barre exercises are introduced at this level. Each class is designed around a Bible theme.  Children will be taught to follow instructions, move as part of a group, and to explore their individual creativity while doing all to the glory of God.  Instruction will seek to develop gross and fine motor skills and self-awareness. This is wonderful preparation for later dance training or group sports.

  • Ballet I

This class teaches children basic ballet position, movement, and technique.  Posture and discipline are emphasized in a positive, non-threatening atmosphere.  Dancers are continuously reminded of focusing their attention on worship and of their acceptance in Christ.

  • Ballet II

This class is designed for dancers with some previous dance experience.  Participants should be familiar with basic ballet positions and movements.  Posture and technique are emphasized as the ballet repertoire is expanded.  Dancers are continuously reminded of focusing their attention on worship.  A non-competitive environment is encouraged as we focus on our acceptance in Christ.

  • Jazz

This class is designed for students who are ready to explore other forms of dance as worship.  Basic jazz positions, technique and movement will be taught in a fun, upbeat and conservative fashion. 

  • Invitational Ballet III 

This class is designed for students who demonstrate an understanding of beginning classical ballet alignment and technique and who are ready to commit to two ballet classes per week.  Students in this program must commit to dancing year-round (both fall and spring semesters). Students are assesed in the Ballet II class and will receive a recommendation from the instructor, which will include an invitation into the Ballet III class if appropriate. 



 

Attire

Each class has specific attire that will be required for each child participating. Every child will need to arrive at class dressed in the attire listed below.

 Mommy and Me

  • Active wear for all participants is recommended.  Children may wear Ballet shoes and attire if desired. 
 Pre-Ballet
  • Pink tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Solid pink or white leotard

*Ballet shoes must have elastic sewn across the top.  We recommend purchasing leather ballet shoes rather than canvas.  No skirts will be allowed at this level.

Ballet 1
  • Pink tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Solid light blue leotard

*Ballet shoes must have elastic sewn across the top.  We recommend purchasing leather ballet shoes rather than canvas.  No skirts will be allowed at this level.

Ballet 2
  • Pink tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Solid burgundy leotard

*Ballet shoes must have elastic sewn across the top.  We recommend purchasing leather ballet shoes rather than canvas.  Everyone has the option of wearing a solid burgundy or black ballet skirt at this level.

Jazz

Jazz pants, tshirt, leotard (under t-shirt and pants) and a pair of tan "slip on" jazz shoes or same attire as ballet I-ballet III with "slip on" jazz shoes.

Invitational Ballet 3

  • Pink tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • solid navy blue leotard

*Ballet shoes must have elastic sewn across the top.  We recommend purchasing leather ballet shoes rather than canvas.  Everyone has the option of wearing a solid burgandy or black ballet skirt at this level.

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Questions?

Danny Downing
Assistant Pastor
Patrick Sebesta Recreation Associate
 
Recreation Office
678.784.5317