TCHA offers several dance classes each semester, all of which are listed below. While these are not worship dance classes, students will learn how they 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 classes and recitals. Registration for the fall 2020 semester will open at the end of spring. Classes are held at South Suburban Evangelic Free Church in Apple Valley.

COVID-19 Dance Policy

Dance classes will continue via Zoom if in-person classes are canceled before the half way point.  If in-person classes get canceled after the half way point, dancers can choose if they would like to continue for the second half via Zoom. Prorated refunds will be given to dancers who choose not to participate in Zoom classes after the half way point.

CLASSES

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. 

Students should wear comfortable, form fitting attire for class. Pink leather ballet shoes (black for boys), black jazz shoes, black tank leotard, pink tights, and black pants are required for the recital. There may be an additional costume fee under $20.

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. 

Students should wear comfortable, form fitting attire for class. Pink leather ballet shoes (black for boys), black jazz shoes, black tank leotard, pink tights, and black pants are required for the recital. There may be an additional costume fee under $20.

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.

Students should wear comfortable, form fitting attire for class. Pink leather ballet shoes (black for boys), black jazz shoes, black tank leotard, pink tights, and black pants are required for the recital. There may be an additional costume fee under $20.

INSTRUCTORS

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.”