Experience dance--with a difference!
Acts 17:28 Dance offers classes for all ages! Our desire is to provide a positive, respectful, and encouraging atmosphere for dancers of all skill levels to grow in their abilities, and to partner with parents as their children learn discipline, self-control, and the joy and freedom that dance provides.
Placement is based on age for younger students and evaluation for older students. We do reserve the right to determine class placement for every student regardless of age or training; not all students progress technically, artistically, intellectually, or emotionally at the same rate. Our teaching faculty will determine when a student is ready to advance to the next level.
Classes for younger children meet once per week.
Once students reach Level 5 Ballet and above, the curriculum expands to include more than one class per week to ensure continuous, steady growth.
Ballet classes are designed to engage your child's imagination, promote development of fundamental motor movements, and instill a love of music and dance in young students.
The Mommy and Me class is designed for 2-3 yr olds and an accompanying adult, and is offered as a 6-week session each semester. This dance class explores locomotor movement, listening skills, musicality and creativity.
Preschool classes begin at age 3, and class length is 30 minutes. Children must be potty trained to begin and have a birthday prior to September 1st.
Classroom fundamentals change as students grow. Preparatory classes for Ballet Levels 1 - 8 will challenge your student to learn the basics of classical ballet in an incremental way. Students will be encouraged to reach appropriate benchmarks in their development.
Levels 5 and above take classes more than once a week. Level 6 students begin to add modern dance as part of their curriculum. Level 7 is a prerequisite for a student to receive their first pointe shoes.
Students in Preparatory classes can embrace the challenges of growing in their abilities and enjoy their own personal level of achievement. It is realistic to expect that students may remain in a level for more than one year to encourage strength and growth before promotion to the next level.
Conservatory dancers commit to a more demanding schedule of classes, diversity in their training through the addition of modern and contemporary dance styles, and more opportunities for performance.
Our goal for conservatory dancers is, upon completion of our program, to be prepared to enter the dance world in their local community, in college programs, or the professional realm.
Dance is fun! Whether your student pursues dance with a passion for their future, or just wants to experience a new dance style, we have classes for you! No prior dance experience is needed for any community level classes.
Ballet Basics: Ages 10-16
Students will be introduced to the basics of ballet technique and grow in their appreciation for the beauty of dance.
Hip Hop: Ages 6 through high school
High-energy classes available for three different age groups, taught to Christian music.
Beginning Modern: Ages 10-16
Students will explore a variety of movement concepts, and improvisation will be introduced.
Adult Barre & Worship: Age 18+
This class introduces basic ballet technique at the barre, and then uses those fundamentals to enhance worshiping through movement across the floor.
Adult Pray, Stretch, Move: Age 18+
This class is designed for all body types and skill levels. We will engage our hearts, minds, souls, and strength as we loosen our muscles, build core strength, and find fluid movements to release stress! Come in comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
All Abilities Creative Dance: Ages 4-8
6-week session Jan 22-Feb 5 & Feb 19-Mar 4 (off Feb 12)
Students will explore movement and dance concepts such as size, level, direction, speed, rhythm, energy, weight, flow, and shape. Activities will challenge flexibility, balance, coordination, musicality, creative thinking, and problem solving. Class will include stretches, dance, locomotor skills, and creative movement, with music and props such as bean bags, scarves, and ribbons. For children of all physical abilities. Note: Students should be able to sit for at least five minutes, follow directions, and participate in group activities (all with assistance). Teacher and helpers will adjust for individual skills and goals. *Scholarships available.