Zeeland Rec Dance

Summer Dance Programs

DANCE PRINCESS WORKSHOPS

3-6 Yr Olds

Celebrate your favorite princesses with a snack, dance and fun! Each workshop will focus on a different princess and what value we can learn from them. All dancers will receive a bracelet to remind them what they learned in our fun princess workshop! Costumes are encouraged.

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Cydney Sheneman
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • 3-4 Yr Olds: 9-10:15am
  • 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30-11:45am
  • Session 4: Fri, July 30 | Anna & Elsa Workshop
  • Session 5: Fri, Aug 6 | Rapunzel Workshop
  • Location: Shoreline Studio (@ Zeeland Recreation)

WEEKLY DANCE CLASSES

3-18 Yr Olds

Our dance classes develop strong techniques and fundamentals in Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk (Hip Hop) and Tap. Join us to receive excellent dance training, improve body control, develop artistic creativity, create lasting friendships and have fun! Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

  • Dates: July 5-Aug 7
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Olds): Wed | 5-5:45pm 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Old): Sat | 8-8:45am
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-4 Yr Old): Sat | 9:30-10:15am 
  • Dance Fundamentals (5 Yr Olds-K): Wed | 5:45-6:30pm  
  • Dance Fundamentals (5 Yr Olds-K): Sat | 8:45-9:30am  
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Wed | 6:30-7:15pm
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Sat | 10:15-11am 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Wed | 7:15-8pm
  • Tap Fundamentals (K-2nd Gr): Mon | 5-5:45pm 
  • Tap Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Mon | 5:45-6:30pm
  • Ballet Tech A: Thur | 5-6:30pm 
  • Ballet Tech B/C: Tue | 5-6:30pm  
  • Ballet Tech D/E: Thur | 7-8:30pm
  • Ballet Tech F/G: Tue | 7-8:30pm 
  • Pre-Pointe: Tue | 6:30-7pm
  • Pointe: Thur | 6:30-7pm 

iNTENSIVE 

4th-12th Graders

This dance intensive camp will focus on improving techniques in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, and Tap, while also developing choreography skills. 2-3 years previous recent dance experience recommended. Each day will consist of the following agenda: 8-9:30am: Ballet | 9:30-10:30am: Jazz | 10:30-11am: Elective | 11-11:30am: Lunch | 11:30am-12:15pm: Tap | 12:15-1:15pm: Improv Choreography | 1:15-2pm: Modern/Contemporary. Enroll based on 2021-22 grade level. 

  • Instructors: Rachel Plaggemars & Cydney Sheneman
  • Dates: July 19-22 + July 26-29
  • Time: 8am-2pm
  • Location: Shoreline Studio (@Zeeland Recreation)

EXPERIENCED DANCER BUT NEW TO ZEELAND REC DANCE? 

If you have previous dance experience and are interested in participating in the Zeeland Rec Dance program for the first time, contact Corrie McKiernan, Leisure Coordinator, at cmckiern@zps.org or 616.748.3240 to discuss next steps!

 

Fall & Winter Programs

EXPERIENCED DANCER BUT NEW TO ZEELAND REC DANCE? 

If you have previous dance experience and are interested in participating in the Zeeland Rec Dance program for the first time, contact Corrie McKiernan, Leisure Coordinator, at cmckiern@zps.org or 616.748.3240 to discuss next steps!


Pumpkin Fest Parade 

3-18 Yr Olds

Kick off Fall by representing the Zeeland Recreation Dance program in the Pumpkin Fest Parade! 3-5 year olds will sit on the dance float while 6-18 year olds will walk with the Zeeland Youth Dance Company during the parade. The parade starts at 3pm in downtown Zeeland. Shirts will be provided. Open to all who are currently enrolled in our dance program. 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Registration Deadline: Sept 21 (or when full)
  • Instructor: Zeeland Recreation Dance Instructors
  • Cost: $7
  • Date: Sat, Oct 2
  • Meeting Time: 2:30pm
  • Meeting Location: TBD - Details Will Be Emailed tp Parents/Guardians

KID'S DANCE DAY

PreK-6th Graders

The Zeeland Dance Company is hosting a holiday 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 (Online Registration Opens on Mon, Aug 9 @ 5am)
  • Registration Deadline: Wed, Dec 1
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman, Rachel Plaggmars 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 classroom apparel requirements

PDF DocumentDancewear and Shoe Requirements

 

 

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. 

2018-19 DANCE PHOTOS

Photo Credit: Andrew Weller

2018-19 Dance Photos