Hearts of Praise
Hearts of Praise (previously Ballet 2) | Grades 2-4
Using Christian and classical music, Hearts of Praise builds off of the foundation laid in Ballerina Blessings. In this class the girls will finish learning all of the basic arm and feet positions as well as new turns, jumps, and combinations. They’ll also continue to develop posture and experiment with creative movement. These steps are then incorporated into two dances, which they will perform during the recital at the end of the semester. This class also emphasizes developing a core balance and being able to do separate parts in a dance.
In class, you will find a family-friendly, stress free environment where every girl is accepted for who she is. We always work hard, but we have lots of fun along the way—whether that means taking a break to play a game or doing a free dance.
I believe that dance in its truest foundation is a form of worship, and it’s my desire to return to God’s original intent. Psalm 149:3 says, “Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.” So while I teach all the basics of traditional ballet, I do so with the goal of showing my students how to worship God through dance.
This class, while divided into semesters, is intended to be for a full year so the girls are able to continue building on what they have learned during the fall semester. No new students will be accepted during the spring semester.
Class: Girls Ballet Level 2
Overview: A level two foundation to ballet with an emphasis on worshiping God through dance.
Class Maximum: 8 girls
Class Minimum: 4 girls
Tutor: Esther Noe
Spring Semester: August 29-December 12, 2018 (No class October 10th and November 21st)
Time: Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45
Prerequisite: Completion of Ballerina Blessings or prior consent from instructor
Cost: $150 (Price increases after August 15th)
- Modest leotard
- Ballet shoes (split-sole shoes work best)
- Water bottle
- Hair pulled back
- No jewelry or gum
- Costumes will be required for the Spring Recital, but an effort will be made to keep the cost reasonable.
Hello, my name is Miss Esther. I’m the second oldest of eight kids and as a result love working with children. At present, I’m a junior at Thomas Edison State University Online and working towards getting a bachelor’s degree in Humanities with an emphasis on writing, literature, and communications. I’m also a writer, have my own blog, and hope to be a published author one day. In my spare time I enjoy music, singing on the worship team at my church, crafts, reading, and spending time with friends.
When I was five, my mom enrolled me in my first dance class at a Christian dance studio. I loved it so much that I continued dance classes for nine years. As I grew older, I assisted in some dance classes for young girls, but eventually I came to a point where there weren’t any more classes for me to take. However, I wasn’t ready to be done with dance. Thus, in 2014 I started my own dance class for the girls at my church. Then in 2015 I was hired by TCHA and have been teaching here ever since. I have a heart devoted to the Lord and love to dance for Him.
August 29, 2018 – Class begins
March 28 – No TCHA classes October 10th (Fall Break) and November 21st (Thanksgiving break)
December 12 – Last day of class
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