Zeeland Rec Dance

Summer

3-18 Yr Olds

The Zeeland Rec dance program includes opportunities for 3-18 yr olds in introductory classes, Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk (Hip Hop), Tap + more! We're honored to provide excellent dance training that improves coordination, develops artistic creativity and creates lasting friendships. Come join the fun... all are welcome!

Studio Locations and Directions

Disney Dance Workshops

3-10 Yr Olds

Ready for a magical day? Join us for dancing, crafts, music and snacks themed by some of our favorite Disney characters! Participants are encouraged to wear costumes (not required). Get ready for your Disney dreams to come true!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman & Annika Lamer
  • Day: Fridays
  • Encanto (3-10 Yrs): July 8 | 3-4 Yrs: 9a | 5-6 Yrs: 10:30a | 7-10 Yrs: 12p
  • Encanto (3-10 Yrs): July 15 | 3-4 Yrs: 9a | 5-6 Yrs: 10:30a | 7-10 Yrs: 12p
  • Cinderella (3-6 Yrs): July 22 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Rapunzel (3-6 Yrs): July 29 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Frozen (3-6 Yrs): Aug 5  | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Moana (3-6 Yrs): Aug 12 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Location: ZWHS Studio or Zeeland Rec Shoreline Studio

New Dancers: Weekly Summer Dance Classes

3 Yr Olds-5th Gr

Join us to receive excellent dance training, improve coordination, develop artistic creativity, make lasting friendships and have fun! These classes are for first-time dancers, newer dancers, or returning dancers who want to improve their fundamentals prior to our genre-specific classes. Participants will develop techniques that will help them in all dance genres as they get older (Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Tap, etc). All participants must be potty-trained. 5 Yr Olds: Register based on age at the start of the program. K-5th Gr: Register based on 2022-23 grade level

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline ($15 Late Fee): Sat, June 25 
  • Summer Class Dates: July 5-Aug 1
  • Summer Dance Showcase: Aug 5 (Details Below)
  • Weekly Class Schedule: Coming Soon
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Wed | July 6-27 | 5pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Sat | July 9-30 | 8:45am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 Yr Olds): Sat | July 9-30 | 9:30am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (5 Yr Olds-KG): Wed | July 6-27 | 5:45pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Wed | July 6-27 | 6:30pm | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (1st-2nd Gr): Sat | July 9-30 | 10:15am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Dance Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Sat | July 9-30 | 11am | $35r/$50nr 
  • Tap Fundamentals (5 Yr Olds-2nd Gr): Mon | July 11-Aug 1 | 5pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Tap Fundamentals (3rd-5th Gr): Mon | July 11-Aug 1 | 5:45pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Summer Dance Showcase: Participants of all summer dance classes are invited to participate in the "Summer Showcase" to show off what their summer class has learned.
    • Date: Fri, Aug 5
    • Time: 5pm
    • What to Wear: Dance Tank-Top (included in registration fee)

Disney Dance Workshops

3-10 Yr Olds

Ready for a magical day? Join us for dancing, crafts, music and snacks themed by some of our favorite Disney characters! Participants are encouraged to wear costumes (not required). Get ready for your Disney dreams to come true!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman & Annika Lamer
  • Day: Fridays
  • Encanto (3-10 Yrs): July 8 | 3-4 Yrs: 9a | 5-6 Yrs: 10:30a | 7-10 Yrs: 12p
  • Encanto (3-6 Yrs): July 15 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Encanto (7-10 Yrs): July 15 | 12pm-1:15pm
  • Cinderella (3-6 Yrs): July 22 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Rapunzel (3-6 Yrs): July 29 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Frozen (3-6 Yrs): Aug 5  | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Moana (3-6 Yrs): Aug 12 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Location: ZWHS Studio or Zeeland Rec Shoreline Studio

Pom Dance Class

8-12 Yr Olds

Join us to learn a fun pom routine that includes sharp motions, visual formations and jumps! This is a great class for new and returning dancers. Registration includes a set of mini poms and a summer dance t-shirt.

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline ($15 Late Fee): June 25
  • Late Cost: $60r/$75nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Stretch and Conditioning

13-18 Yr Olds

This class will focus on stretching and conditioning to help dancers increase flexibility and build the muscles needed to improve and maintain high level dance skills! Registration includes a summer dance shirt.

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline ($15 Late Fee): June 25
  • Late Cost: $50r/$65nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 5-6pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Musical Theater

10-14 Yr Olds

Join us to combine songs, acting and dancing to create a fun summer routine that we will perform at the summer showcase! This class is great for new and returning dancers. Registration includes a summer dance shirt. 

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline: June 25
  • Late Cost: $50r/$65nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 6-7pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Dance for Sports

13-18 Yr Olds

Are you an athlete looking for ways to separate yourself from the competition this off-season? Join us this summer for our first-ever “Dance for Sports'' class! Participants will use dance elements to improve strength, balance, coordination and flexibility…. all of which will help you excel in any sport. Open to boys and girls!

Returning Dancers: Weekly Summer Dance Classes 

3-18 Yr Olds

Join us to receive excellent dance training, learn fun choreography, improve coordination, develop artistic creativity, make lasting friendships and have fun! Our dance classes develop strong techniques in Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk and Tap. These weekly classes are for students who have been previously enrolled in our dance classes during the Winter 2022 session. Participants will continue building upon principles such as proper alignment, placement, turn-out, core control and more!

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline ($15 Late Fee): Sat, June 25
  • Summer Class Dates: July 5-Aug 1
  • Summer Dance Showcase: Aug 5 (Details Below)
  • Weekly Class Schedule: Coming Soon
  • Ballet Tech (A): Thur | July 7-28 | 7pm | $40r/$55nr
  • Ballet Tech (B-C): Tue | July 5-26 | 7:30pm | $40r/$55nr
  • Ballet Tech (D-E): Thur | July 7-28 | 4:30pm | $40r/$55nr
  • Pre-Pointe/Pointe I: Thur | July 7-28 | 6pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Pointe II (Must Also Enroll in Ballet Tech A): Tue | July 5-26 | 6pm | $40r/$55nr
  • Pre-Primary Continued: Wed | July 6-27 | 4:15pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Primary: Tue | July 5-26 | 7pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Secondary (A-C): Mon | July 11-Aug 1 | 3:30pm | $40r/$55nr
  • Secondary (D-I): Tue | July 5-26 | 2:30pm | $40r/$55nr
  • Tap (A-B): Mon | July 11-Aug 1 | 7:15pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Tap (C-F): Mon | July 11-Aug 1 | 6:30pm | $35r/$50nr
  • Summer Dance Showcase
  • Participants of all summer dance classes are invited to participate in the "Summer Showcase" to show off what their summer class has learned.
    • Date: Fri, Aug 5
    • Time: 5pm
    • What to Wear: Dance Tank-Top (included in registration fee)

Dance Intensive 

4th-12th Gr

Join us for a two week dance intensive camp that will cover various genres of dance like Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Improv and more. All participants are also invited to our Summer Dance Showcase on Aug 5 at 5pm to showcase the dances learned throughout camp!

  • Register Here
  • Full Day Cost: $180r/$195nr (Full Day) 
  • Half Day Cost: $90r/$105nr (Morning Only)
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman & Rachel Plaggemars
  • Dates: Mon-Thurs | July 18-21 + July 25-28
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Studio
  • Daily Schedule:
    • 8am-9:30am: Ballet
    • 9:30am-10:30am: Jazz
    • 10:30am-11am: Elective 
    • 11am-11:30am: Lunch
    • 11:30am-12:15pm: Tap
    • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Improv Choreography
    • 1:15pm-2pm: Modern/Contemporary

Pom Dance Class

8-12 Yr Olds

Join us to learn a fun pom routine that includes sharp motions, visual formations and jumps! This is a great class for new and returning dancers. Registration includes a set of mini poms and a summer dance t-shirt.

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline: June 25
  • Cost: $60r/$75nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Stretch and Conditioning

13-18 Yr Olds

This class will focus on stretching and conditioning to help dancers increase flexibility and build the muscles needed to improve and maintain high level dance skills! Registration includes a summer dance shirt.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: June 25
  • Cost: $50r/$65nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 5-6pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Musical Theater

10-14 Yr Olds

Join us to combine songs, acting and dancing to create a fun summer routine that we will perform at the summer showcase! This class is great for new and returning dancers. Registration includes a summer dance shirt. 

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline: June 25
  • Late Cost: $50r/$65nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 6-7pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Dance for Sports

13-18 Yr Olds

Are you an athlete looking for an edge over the competition or a fresh way to benefit from cross training in your off season? Dance for Sport introduces you to the power of dance exercises to refine movement efficiency through proper alignment, stretch your muscles to new limits and cultivate control during athletic performance. This class integrates the best techniques of both classical ballet and modern dance to offer full body conditioning in a challenging, yet approachable way. Unlock secrets to help you achieve increased stability, precision and leverage valuable for any sport. Open to boys and girls!


Disney Dance Workshops

3-10 Yr Olds

Ready for a magical day? Join us for dancing, crafts, music and snacks themed by some of our favorite Disney characters! Participants are encouraged to wear costumes (not required). Get ready for your Disney dreams to come true!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman & Annika Lamer
  • Day: Fridays
  • Encanto (3-10 Yrs): July 8 | 3-4 Yrs: 9a | 5-6 Yrs: 10:30a | 7-10 Yrs: 12p
  • Encanto (3-6 Yrs): July 15 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Encanto (7-10 Yrs): July 15 | 12pm-1:15pm
  • Cinderella (3-6 Yrs): July 22 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Rapunzel (3-6 Yrs): July 29 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Frozen (3-6 Yrs): Aug 5  | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Moana (3-6 Yrs): Aug 12 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Location: ZWHS Studio or Zeeland Rec Shoreline Studio

 

Pom Dance Class

8-12 Yr Olds

Join us to learn a fun pom routine that includes sharp motions, visual formations and jumps! This is a great class for new and returning dancers. Registration includes a set of mini poms and a summer dance t-shirt.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: June 22
  • Cost: $45r/$60nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Stretch and Conditioning

13-18 Yr Olds

This class will focus on stretching and conditioning to help dancers increase flexibility and build the muscles needed to improve and maintain high level dance skills! Registration includes a summer dance shirt.

  • Register Here 
  • Registration Deadline: June 22
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 5-6pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Musical Theater

10-14 Yr Olds

Join us to combine songs, acting and dancing to create a fun summer routine that we will perform at the summer showcase! This class is great for new and returning dancers. Registration includes a summer dance shirt. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: June 22
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Instructor: Tiffany Stegink
  • Dates: Tuesdays | July 5-26
  • Time: 6-7pm
  • Location: ZWHS Studio

Dance for Sports

13-18 Yr Olds

Are you an athlete looking for an edge over the competition or a fresh way to benefit from cross training in your off season? Dance for Sport introduces you to the power of dance exercises to refine movement efficiency through proper alignment, stretch your muscles to new limits and cultivate control during athletic performance. This class integrates the best techniques of both classical ballet and modern dance to offer full body conditioning in a challenging, yet approachable way. Unlock secrets to help you achieve increased stability, precision and leverage valuable for any sport. Open to boys and girls!


Disney Dance Workshops

3-10 Yr Olds

Ready for a magical day? Join us for dancing, crafts, music and snacks themed by some of our favorite Disney characters! Participants are encouraged to wear costumes (not required). Get ready for your Disney dreams to come true!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman & Annika Lamer
  • Day: Fridays
  • Encanto (3-10 Yrs): July 8 | 3-4 Yrs: 9a | 5-6 Yrs: 10:30a | 7-10 Yrs: 12p
  • Coco (3-6 Yrs): July 15 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Descendents (7-10 Yrs): July 15 | 12pm-1:15pm
  • Cinderella (3-6 Yrs): July 22 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Rapunzel (3-6 Yrs): July 29 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Frozen (3-6 Yrs): Aug 5  | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Moana (3-6 Yrs): Aug 12 | 3-4 Yr Olds: 9am | 5-6 Yr Olds: 10:30am
  • Location: ZWHS Studio or Zeeland Rec Shoreline Studio

Dance Intensive 

4th-12th Gr

Join us for a two week dance intensive camp that will cover various genres of dance like Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Improv and more. All participants are also invited to our Summer Dance Showcase on Aug 5 at 5pm to showcase the dances learned throughout camp!

  • Register Here
  • Full Day Cost: $180r/$195nr (Full Day) 
  • Half Day Cost: $90r/$105nr (Morning Only)
  • Instructors: Cydney Sheneman & Rachel Plaggemars
  • Dates: Mon-Thurs | July 18-21 + July 25-28
  • Location: Zeeland Rec - Shoreline Studio
  • Daily Schedule:
    • 8am-9:30am: Ballet
    • 9:30am-10:30am: Jazz
    • 10:30am-11am: Elective 
    • 11am-11:30am: Lunch
    • 11:30am-12:15pm: Tap
    • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Improv Choreography
    • 1:15pm-2pm: Modern/Contemporary

EXPERIENCED DANCER BUT NEW TO ZEELAND REC DANCE? 

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 Gr

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.

Winter/Spring

3-18 Yr Olds

The Zeeland Rec dance program includes opportunities for 3-18 yr olds in introductory classes, Ballet, Jazz, Jazz Funk (Hip Hop), Tap + more! We're honored to provide excellent dance training that improves coordination, develops artistic creativity and creates lasting friendships. Come join the fun... all are welcome!

Studio Locations and Directions

WEEKLY DANCE CLASSES

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. 

Please use the below information as a guideline when determining the appropriate class for your child. Final placement in all classes is determined by the instructor.

Dance Fundamentals Classes (3 Yr Olds+): Designed for new dancers or returning dancers. Dancers will move to a variety of music, learn basic dance vocabulary and explore many dance principals through the use of fun imagery and well-rounded combinations. Dancer must be potty-trained. 

Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary: These classes are for returning dance students. Dancers will continue building proper alignment, placement, turn-out and core control fundamentals. Dancers will also gain strength, flexibility and coordination while learning fun practice combinations and choreography.

Tap Fundamentals (3 Yr Olds+): Designed for new dancers or returning dancers. Dancers will learn basic tap movements that serve as the building blocks for more difficult tap movements. Dancers will also work on rhythm and musicality while also exploring basic music theory. Dancer must be potty-trained. 

Tap Leveled Classes: Geared towards returning dancers. Dancers will work on rhythm, musicality and increasing speed while also working with weight-bearing and non-weight bearing tap vocabulary.

Ballet Technique Classes: Designed for returning dancers seeking an additional weekly class with a ballet focus. Dancers will grow their ballet vocabulary and build strength and flexibility. Besides moving through the components of a classical ballet lesson, dancers will be instructed in floor barre and other innovative techniques to encourage the use of the proper muscles in turn-out, extension, placement and alignment. Ballet Tech E is for dancers who are currently in 3rd grade with two or more years of recent and continuous experience (permission not necessary).  Placement in Ballet Tech A-D is by recommendation of the instructor only. For all of our Ballet Tech classes, please allow for adjustments in placement to be made as needed. Experienced dancers new to our program should enroll in Ballet Tech E in order to be evaluated for proper placement.

Pointe (Enroll with Instructor Permission Only): Dancers must be dual enrolled in Ballet Tech A in order to enroll in Pointe class.

Creative Movement Dance (K-3rd Gr): Geared for those interested in using their imaginations to explore elements of dance: time, space and energy. The class will incorporate and build off of Anne Green Gilbert’s educational methods, including the BrainDance.

Jazz Tap + Jazz Funk: These introductory classes are geared towards experienced dancers or motivated beginners in 6th grade+ with interest in the specific genre. 

Reminder to Current Dancers: Zeeland Rec Dance level dancers up once a year prior to the fall session. All dancers who completed the previous semester of dance classes will receive a placement letter for the upcoming school year at the beginning of August.

Those With Dance Experience But New to Zeeland Rec Dance: Welcome to Zeeland Rec Dance! If you're an experienced dance student 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? Contact Corrie Hilt at cmckiern@zps.org  

 

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. 

DANCE PHOTOS

Photo Credit: Andrew Weller

Dance Photos