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

  • Pumpkinfest Parde: Oct 8
  • Uplifted: Dec 10
  • Sleeping Beauty: Jan 27 & 28
  • Tulip Time: May 11
  • GR Arts Fest: June 2, 3, 4
  • 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


  • Uplifted (Lokers) : Dec 10, 2022 (rehearsal Mon Dec 5)
  • Ballet (Dewitt) : Jan 27 & 28, 2023 (rehearsal Jan 23 - 26)
  • Recital (Dewitt) : June 10-17, 2023

PDF DocumentNUVO 2023 Parent Packet

External LinkNUVO Website


 Payment #1

Due Oct 10 : Dancer

Due Oct 10 : Parent

Due Oct 10 : Private Room


Payment #2 Will open once we have a final count on those attending

Due Jan 16 : Dancer

Due Jan 16 : 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.