Zeeland Rec Dance

Fall & Winter Programs

KID'S DANCE DAY - a nutcracker experience

PreK-6th Graders

The Zeeland Dance Company is hosting a "Nutcracker" themed day of fun! Dancers will learn techniques and routines, play movement games, and do a dance related craft! That evening, dancers are invited back to perform at 6pm in “Uplifted”, a concert hosted by the Zeeland Youth Dance Company benefitting our K.L.A.S.S. program, which provides free Zeeland Rec programs to children who are in financial need. No experience required. Child must be potty trained and 3 years old as of Sept 1, 2021.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Wed, Dec 1
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman, Rachel Plaggemars and the Zeeland Dance Company
  • Date: Sat, Dec 11
  • PreK-Kindergarten: 9am-12pm + 6pm Concert | $29r/$44nr
  • 1st-6th Gr: 9am-1pm + 6pm Concert | $33r/$48nr
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Lokers Auditorium
  • “Uplifted” Dance Performance
    • Ticket Sales: Open Nov 8
    • Date: Sat, Dec 11 | 6pm
    • Cost: $5 p/person
    • Location: Lokers Auditorium (Cityside MS)

dance classes FOR NEW DANCERS

3 Yr Olds - 5th Graders

Join us to receive excellent dance training, increase flexibility, improve coordination, develop artistic creativity, make lasting friendships and have fun! These classes are for first-time dancers, newer dancers, or dancers who have been in our dance classes previously but are looking to continue to improve their fundamentals prior to our genre-specific dance classes. Participants will develop techniques that will help them in all dance genres as they get older (Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, etc). Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. All participants must be potty-trained. 

  • Register for Winter Classes Here
  • Winter Classes: Feb 16-June 9
  • Winter Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 7
  • Winter Late Registration: Jan 8-15 ($15 Late Fee)
  • Fall Winter Dance Calendar
  • Weekly Class Schedule
  • Studio Locations and Directions
  • Dancewear and Shoe Requirements
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Mon | 2-2:45pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Fri | 5-5:45pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Sat | 8:30-9:15am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Sat | 9:15-10am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (Kindergarten): Sat | 10-10:45am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Sat | 10:45-11:30am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • Dance Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Sat | 10:45-11:30am | Winter: $91r/$106nr
  • New Winter Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Tue | 9-9:45am | $105r/$120nr
  • Continuing Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Tue | 10-11am | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Creative Movement (2nd-5th Gr): Tue | 4:15-5pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Tap Fundamentals (K-2nd Gr): Thur | 5:45-6:30pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Tap Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Thur | 6:30-7:15pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr
  • Intro to Jazz/Tap (6th Gr+): Mon | 3-4:30pm | Winter: $112r/$127nr
  • Jazz Funk / Hip Hop Fundamentals (6th Gr+): Tue | 3:15-4:15pm | Winter: $98r/$113nr


3-18 Yr Olds

Our dance classes develop strong techniques in Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk (Hip Hop) and Tap. These weekly classes are geared towards students who have been previously enrolled in our dance classes. Participants will continue building upon principals such as proper alignment, placement, turn-out and core control. Dancers will also learn fun choreography, gain strength, increase flexibility, improve coordination, develop artistic creativity, make lasting friendships and have fun! Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 


If you are an experienced dancer but our new to our dance program, please enroll in a Dance Fundamentals class for evaluation to determine placement in an upper level class. Or, for an additional fee, new students may schedule a private evaluation in order to determine placement. Please call our office at 748-3230 to schedule an appointment. Questions? Please contact Corrie Hilt, Leisure Coordinator, at cmckiern@zps.org 


Zeeland Youth Dance Company (ZYDC)

5th-12th graders

The Zeeland Youth Dance Company is an auditioned ensemble that provides opportunities for experienced dancers in grades 5-12 to learn and perform choreography throughout the community. ZYDC members show a strong love of dance, and a passion for sharing dance with others. Learn more here.


Dance Instructors

Dance Instructors

External LinkRachel Plaggemars

Rachel earned her BA in dance performance and choreography with an emphasis in education from Hope College. Ms. Plaggemars emphasizes ballet training as a foundation for well-rounded dancers and has loved watching her students grow technically and artistically through the program

External LinkCydney Sheneman

Cydney graduated from Hope College with her BA in dance and religion education. Cydney enjoys helping students to not only learn a variety of dance genres and styles, but to also create their own works of movement art

External LinkAnnika Lamer

Annika is currently majoring in communications with a minor in dance and a minor in meeting and event management at Grand Valley State University. Annika’s dance training was at Zeeland Recreation from the age of 3 through her senior year of high school, as well as, a teacher’s assistant at Zeeland Recreation for 6 years.  She loves watching her students grow and develop into strong confident well-rounded dancers.

External LinkTiffany Stegink

Tiffany Stegink is studying Early Childhood Education with a minor in dance at Grand Valley State University. Tiffany trained at Zeeland Recreation from first grade through her senior year. She enjoys seeing dancers develop a passion for dance and watching them grow not only technically, but artistically. 


Photo Credit: Andrew Weller

2018-19 Dance Photos