DANCE

Current Students

Ballet/Jazz Combo I

Grades: 

K

3rd

This open-level class will begin with a short (5 minute) devotion encouraging dancers to worship God with their movement and to appreciate dance as God’s gift to them. After proper warm-up and stretching, dancers will be taught foundational ballet and jazz technique. They will learn how to apply their technique to movements both in center and across the floor. Students will learn both a ballet and jazz piece incorporating the skills learned in class and will perform them at a recital at the end of the semester. Christian and classical music will be used during class and the recital.

Ballet/Jazz Combo II

Grades: 

3rd

5th

This open-level class will begin with a short (5 minute) devotion encouraging dancers to worship God with their movement and to appreciate dance as God’s gift to them. After proper warm-up and stretching, dancers will be taught foundational ballet and jazz technique. They will learn how to apply their technique to movements both in center and across the floor. Students will learn both a ballet and jazz piece incorporating the skills learned in class and will perform them at a recital at the end of the semester. Christian and classical music will be used during class and the recital.

Ballet/Jazz Combo III

Grades: 

6th

9th

This open-level class will begin with a short (5 minute) devotion encouraging dancers to worship God with their movement and to appreciate dance as God’s gift to them. After proper warm-up and stretching, dancers will be taught foundational ballet and jazz technique. They will learn how to apply their technique to movements both in center and across the floor. Students will learn both a ballet and jazz piece incorporating the skills learned in class and will perform them at a recital at the end of the semester. Christian and classical music will be used during class and the recital.

Worship-Lyrical I

Grades: 

3rd

5th

During this open-level class, students will learn lyrical combinations and will be given the opportunity to merge their lyrical dance with worship through times of improvisation. Students will participate in the process of choreographing a lyrical worship dance to perform at the recital at the end of the semester.

It is recommended that students taking this class have current or previous dance experience.

Worship-Lyrical II

Grades: 

6th

12th

During this open-level class, students will learn lyrical combinations and will be given the opportunity to merge their lyrical dance with worship through times of improvisation. Students will participate in the process of choreographing a lyrical worship dance to perform at the recital at the end of the semester.

It is recommended that students taking this class have current or previous dance experience.

Instructors

Addie Putman

Addie Putman is a homeschooled PSEO student with a passion for Jesus and dance.

She has 13 years of dance experience and currently trains year-round at Youth Dance Ensemble & School in the senior repertoire ensemble. As a part of this, she works with a wide variety of choreographers and guest instructors. At Youth Dance Ensemble, Addie takes weekly classes in classical ballet (including pointe), jazz, and tap, and she assistant teaches a class. Her repertoire ensemble group performs in multiple shows each year, including community Nutcracker performances. Addie was honored to dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in December 2022. In the summer of 2022, she trained at Ballet 5:8, a faith-based ballet school and company in Chicago. Addie also enjoys dancing with the Burnsville High School swing team and volunteering in children’s church. She is so excited to share her technique and love of dance with TCHA students, while helping them develop and use the gift of dance for the glory of God!