DANCE

Current Students

Ballet/Jazz Combo

Description:
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 fun!  Students will learn how ballet is related to jazz, and will perform a routine in each discipline during 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 (e.g. The Piano Guys) music during class and the recital.

Ballet/Jazz Combo

Description:
This is an open level class to learn ballet and jazz fundamentals, and also more complicated ballet and jazz steps and combinations.  While this is not a worship dance class, students will learn how we can glorify God through dance in a modest way, and will use Christian, classical music, and classical crossover (e.g. The Piano Guys) music during class and the recital.

Lyrical Dance

Description:
This is an open level class for students to express themselves through lyrical dance (combination of jazz and ballet), learn how movements are connected to the lyrics of a song, learn to use and incorporate emotion into dance, and also start to become involved in the choreography process. Students will be expected to perform in the recital. While this is not a worship dance class, students will learn how we can glorify God through dance in a modest way, and will use Christian, classical music, and classical crossover (e.g. The Piano Guys) music during class and the recital.

Ballet/Jazz/Lyrical Combo

Description:
This is an open level class that will move at a faster pace for the more mature student. Students will learn more difficult ballet positions and will have more emphasis on stage presence.  In jazz, students will be introduced to more advanced steps, and will get an introduction to lyrical dance. In addition, students will begin to learn the art of choreography, and will participate in choreographing the lyrical piece. Students will perform ballet, jazz, and lyrical routines in the recital.

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.”