Zeeland Youth Dance Company (ZYDC)
what is zydc?
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.
2020-21 company packet
weekly rehearsal times
Location: Shoreline Studio
5:30-7:00pm ZYDC Silver
7:00-9:00pm ZDC rehearsal group A
Location: Performing Arts
4:30-5:30pm Jr Company
5:30-7:00pm ZYDC Teal
7:00-9:00pm ZDC rehearsal group B (with apprentices)
all dates are subject to change due to COVID-19
Uplifted : Dec 12, 2020
Ballet : Jan 29, 30, 2021
Tulip Time : May 5, 2021
GR Arts Fest : June TBD
Recital : June 17, 18, 19, 2021
Banquet : June 21, 2021
Auditions : June 23, 2021
Meet Our company directors
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 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.