Zeeland Youth Dance Company

what is zydc? 

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

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upcoming events

  • GR Arts Fest: June 4 | 10:30-11:00am | Calder Stage downtown GR
  • Kaleidoscope: June 15, 16, 17

Jazz Tap: Mon | 4:00-5:40pm | Report to Performing Arts Room

ZYDC Teal: Mon | 5:30-7:30pm | Report to Performing Arts Room

ZYDC Silver: Mon | 5:30-7:30pm | Report to Shoreline Studio

ZDC Teal: Mon | 7:30-9:30pm | Report to Performing Arts Room

ZDC SIlver: Mon | 7:30-9:30pm | Report to Shoreline Studio

Show Dates

See"2023/2024 Company" tab for 23/24 dates


  • ZYDC Info Meeting: April 19 | following recital meeting at 7:30pm | Dewitt Auditorium
  • NEW Auditions Workshop: May 25 | 7:15-8:30pm
    • The workshop will run very similar to auditions.  This is great for dancers to understand the audition process and help them feel more confident going into auditions.
    • Register HERE
  • Auditions: June 21, 2023
    • Register for Auditions HERE
    • Please complete this audition form and turn it into the Zeeland Recreation front desk.
      • 5th-7th | 4:00-6:30pm
      • 8th-12th | 6:30-9:00pm
  • Company Camp: July 10-14, 2023
  • Zeelmania: July 17 | 7-8pm
  • DACI: Hope College: July 26 | time TBD
  • Summer Rehearsals: Mon | 7:30-9pm | July 17-Aug 21


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 Registration is closed

Due Oct 10: Dancer

Due Oct 10: Parent

Due Oct 10: Private Room


Payment #2

 Register Here

Due Jan 27: Dancer

Due Jan 27: Parent

Meet Our company directors

Dance Instructors

Rachel Plaggemars

Rachel earned her BA in dance performance and choreography with an emphasis in education from Hope College. While at Hope, she performed extensively, the highlight being two seasons touring with Strike Time Dance Company, an ensemble aimed at educating K-5th grade students about the art of dance. She has enjoyed expanding an offering of high quality pre-school and introductory courses into a comprehensive program that includes advanced beginning and intermediate classes. Ms. Plaggemars emphasizes on ballet training as a foundation for well-rounded dancers and has loved watching her students grow technically and artistically through the program.

Cydney Sheneman

Cydney graduated from Hope College with her BA in dance and religion education. While at Hope, Cydney was involved in the Sacred Dance Ministry, Sigma Omicron, and a winner of the Florence Cavanaugh award. She has choreographed for, and performed in various student dance concerts at Hope, and has also presented choreography at Hope’s Veritas Forum. Cydney is involved in the Zeeland High School Dance Program. Over the years, she has enjoyed watching her students grow in technique, stage presence, and artistry. 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.

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