DANCE

Current Students

Zumba® Dance Fitness

Ages: 

12
+

We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, and boosted energy. Note: this is a dance fitness class (not a recital class)

Ballet/Jazz Combo

Grades: 

K

3rd

This is an open level class to learn ballet and jazz fundamentals. There will be an emphasis on technique to build a solid dance base, but there will also be an emphasis on performance and fun! Students can expect to learn basic dance movements while incorporating them into a routine for the recital. While this is not a worship dance class, students will learn how we can glorify God through dance, and will use Christian, classical music, and classical crossover music during class and the recital.

Recital date: Thursday, December 8

Ballet/Jazz Combo

Grades: 

4th

6th

This is an open level class to learn ballet and jazz fundamentals. There will be an emphasis on technique to build a solid dance base, but there will also be an emphasis on performance and fun! Students can expect to learn basic dance movements while incorporating them into a routine for the recital. While this is not a worship dance class, students will learn how we can glorify God through dance, and will use Christian, classical music, and classical crossover music during class and the recital.

Recital date: Thursday, December 8

Lyrical/Praise Dance

Grades: 

4th

12th

This is a combination of lyrical and praise dance. Students will be expected to assist in collectively choreographing a lyrical dance (to be performed at the recital) by using a songs’ lyrics and creating movement that can be associated with the meaning. There will also be time during class for unchoreographed, spontaneous praise dance that is spirit led. This is a more serious class, as worship is at the core of it.

Ballet/Jazz Combo

Grades: 

7th

12th

This is an open level class to learn ballet and jazz fundamentals. There will be an emphasis on technique to build a solid dance base, but there will also be an emphasis on performance and fun! Students can expect to learn basic dance movements while incorporating them into a routine for the recital. While this is not a worship dance class, students will learn how we can glorify God through dance, and will use Christian, classical music, and classical crossover music during class and the recital.

Recital date: Thursday, December 8

Instructor

Mary Coleman

Mary Coleman might say that ballet was her first true love. She has taught many forms of dance (including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and Zumba®), and all ages 3 years and older. She has classic French ballet and pointe training, as well as instruction in jazz, lyrical, tap, danceline, modern, and even hip hop. Her teaching style strongly emphasizes solid technique, but also acknowledges the need for emotion to become a well-rounded dancer. She has always envisioned Heaven as including dance, and she firmly believes in Psalm 149:3, “Let them praise His name with dancing.”