Zeeland Rec Dance

Winter Dance Classes



Dance Recital Details

Reflections: June 11, 12, 13

Reflections Dance Poster

Tickets available at ZPSarts.ludus.com beginning May 19

Reflections Recital Shirts

  • Orders open MARCH 18
  • Orders close APRIL 15
  • TShirt or Tank Top | $12 each

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Summer Dance Programs


3-18 yr olds

Zeeland Rec Dance offers Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop + more to 3-18 year olds of all skill levels. Through creative and technical instruction, our dance program aims to educate the well-rounded dancer, while recognizing that ballet is the foundation for overall dance technique. Our goal is to provide an inclusive environment to develop physically, mentally, and emotionally, while also fostering a life-long appreciation of the arts.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $38-$44 for residents | $53-$60 for non-residents
  • Dates: July 6-Aug 6 (Five Weeks, 5 Classes Total)
  • Dance Fundamentals: 3 yrs-5th Gr (first-year Zeeland Rec dancers start here)
  • Tap Fundamentals: K-5th Gr
  • Ballet Tech (Levels I-V): After completing one full year of "Dance Fundamentals"
  • Pre-Pointe: After completing one full year of "Dance Fundamentals"
  • Pointe: After completing one full year of "Dance Fundamentals"
  • ZYDC Auditioned Ensemble: 5th Gr + 2 yrs Dance Experince (details at bottom of page)
  • PDF DocumentSummer Dance Class Schedule 
  • PDF DocumentDress and Shoe Requirements
  • PDF DocumentStudio Locations & Directions


3 yrs-3rd Graders

These camps are designed for new dancers to learn about dance and to improve their dance fundamentals and creative movement! Enroll based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $55r/$70nr
  • Dates: July 6-9 + July 13-16 (Two Weeks, 8 Classes Total)
  • Dance Fundamentals (3-5 yr olds): 8:15-9:00am
  • Creative Movement (1st-3rd Gr): 9:00-9:45am


4 yrs-12th Graders

Exploratory dance camps are designed for dancers with a minimum or one year of dance experience. Dancers will explore dance genres and the impact that celebrities and pop culture have had on the art form. Enroll based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $55r/$70nr
  • Dates: July 6-9 + July 13-16 (Two Weeks, 8 Classes Total)
  • Ballet - Continuing Dance (4 yrs-K): 9:00-9:45am
  • Creative Movement (K-3rd): 8:30-9:15am
  • Tap - Shirley Temple Inspired (1st-3rd): 9:15-10:00am
  • Musical Theater/Jazz - Broadway Baby (1st-3rd): 10:00-10:45am​​​​​​​
  • Tap - Gene Kelly Inspired (4th-6th): 10:45-11:30am​​​​​​​
  • Jazz - Fosse Inspired (4th-6th): 11:30-12:15pm​​​​​​​
  • Modern - What is Modern Dance? (4th-6th): 12:15-1:00pm​​​​​​​
  • Hip Hop - 80's, 90's and Now (7th-12th): 1:00-1:45pm​​​​​​​
  • Tap - Savion Glover Inspired (7th-12th): 1:45-2:30pm​​​​​​​
  • [NEW] Jazz/Contemporary - Influencers (7th-12th): Details below
  • [NEW] Jazz/Contemporary - Site Specific Movement (7th-12th): Details below
  • Intensive (4th-12th): Details Below 


7th-12th Graders

Dancers will explore how dance has affected other art forms such as music, film, photography, painting, and sculpture, as well as how current media trends in television and on social media have affected dance. Dancers will need jazz shoes, studio socks, and a pair of studio heels, as well as a danceable, all black outfit for film and photography exploration and a danceable paint outfit for paint exploration. Enroll based on 2020-21 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $82r/$97nr
  • Dates: July 6-9 + July 13-16 (two weeks)
  • Time: 2:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Studio A + Various Locations in Our Community 

Intensive camp

4th-12th Graders

For students with at least two years of dance experience with a strong desire to improve dance technique and artistry. Students will learn choreography from multiple genres, including ballet (including pointe), jazz, tap, and modern/contemporary. Dancers will receive daily instruction in dance history and vocabulary, and also explore electives. Enroll based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • Dates: Mon-Thurs | Aug 3-6, Aug 10-13
  • Full Day Cost: $180r/$195nr
  • Morning Only Cost: $90r/$105nr 
  • Daily Schedule: 8:00-9:30am: Ballet ​| 9:30-10:30am: Jazz ​​​​​​| 10:30-11:00am: Elective | 11-11:30am: Lunch | 11:30-12:15pm: Tap | 12:15-1:15pm: Improv Choreography | 1:15-2:00pm: Modern/Contemporary
  • Location: Studio A

Site Specific Movement

Please note the date change from the brochure

9th-12th Graders

Create site-specific dance choreography, photography, and film works! On Mondays and Wednesdays, dancers will meet in the studio and on Tuesdays and Thursdays dancers will venture to different locations in our community. Dancers will need an all-black, danceable outfit for site days. Enroll based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $82r/$97nr
  • Dates: Aug 3-6, Aug 10-13 (two weeks) 
  • Time: 2:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Studio A + Various Locations in Our Community 


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

Rachel 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.

Cydney Sheneman

Cydney graduated from Hope College with her BA in dance and religion education. Cydney has been teaching at Zeeland Recreation for eight years, and is involved in the Zeeland High School Dance Program. 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.

Sam Lamer

Sam graduated from Oakland University with a BFA in dance performance and education along with a Secondary Education Certification in Spanish. Sam is excited to share with students everything she has learned from her initial training in Zeeland to her experiences at Oakland and abroad.


Photo Credit: Andrew Weller

2018-19 Dance Photos