West Bowles Dance Ministry

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Our Mission:

To teach the art of dance for the purpose of worshiping the Lord and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.

Scripture: Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Contact: Heather Johnson, Director dance@westbowles.com

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Current 2017 Class Options and Descriptions:

Creative Movement I & II
Ages 3-5 yrs. Class day/time: Thursday 4:15-5 pm
Fall Session dates: Sept 7th-Nov 16th
Session fee: $55 Location: Studio A & B Attire: Dance leotard, tights, ballet shoes & tap shoes
This class covers the basics of balletic movement and musicality through games and strategic exercise. The purpose of this class is to instill a love for dance in a Christian environment. It’s a fun and lighthearted class.

Ballet I & II
Ages 6-9 yrs. Class day/time: Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm
Fall Session dates: Sept 7th- Nov 16th
Session fee: $60 Location: Studio A & B
This class moves away from the creative movement format by not playing as many games, adding time at the ballet barre and implementing more rules for the class. At this age the attention span is longer, therefore the Cecchetti classical ballet technique is introduced. Basic choreography skills are touched on, as it pertains to worship and praise through our movements. Attire: Dance leotard, tights ballet shoes and hair pulled back or in a bun. We have used dance attire and shoes for purchase. No jewelry please.

Lyrical Jazz I & II
Ages 6-9 yrs Class day/ time: Thursday 6:00 -7:00 pm
Fall Session dates: Sept 7th-Nov 16th
Session fee: $60 Location: Studio A & B This class is a combination course of Jazz and lyrical dance. It follows a consistent theme: Warm-up and Stretch, Exercises practiced moving across the floor and finishing with learning choreography in the center. We dive deeper into individual choreography for worship. The music used for this class is Contemporary Christian. Attire: Please wear clothes that allow free movement. Yoga pants with a t-shirt is a good example. Proper dance shoes are encouraged.

Beginning Teen Ballet
Ages 11-18 yrs. Class day/ time: Wednesday 3:45p -4:30 pm
Fall Session dates: Sept 6th- Nov 15th
Session fee: $55 Location: Studio A & B This class is designed for teens without extensive ballet training. This Christ centered program covers the basics of ballet while challenging each dancer individually, meeting them at their own skill level. Attire: Please wear a black leotard with pink ballet tights. Proper ballet shoes are encouraged.

Ballet III & IV
Ages 10-14yrs. Class day/time: Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm
Fall Session dates: Sept 6th- Nov 15th
Session fee: $60 Location: This class holds a consistent format by starting at the ballet barre, working on technique and terminology, moving to the center for petite allegro, then across the floor. The Cecchetti classical ballet method is taught. Intermediate choreography skills are touched on, as it pertains to worship and praise through our movements. Attire: Dance leotard, tights ballet shoes and hair pulled back or in a bun. We have used dance attire and shoes for purchase. No jewelry please.

Tap 1, II, III & IV
Ages 6-14yrs. Class day/time: Wednesday 630-7p Tap III & IV, Thursdays 7-730p Tap I & II Fall Session dates: Sept 6th- Nov 15th
Session fee: $55 Location: Studio A & B Attire: Dance attire and tap shoes. We have used dance attire and shoes for purchase. No jewelry please. This class covers the fundamentals of tap dance and musicality. Students will learn tap steps as well as terminology.

Lyrical Jazz III & IV
Ages 10-14 yrs Class day/ time: Wednesday 5:30 -6:30 pm
Fall Session dates: Sept 6th- Nov 15th
Session fee: $60 This class is a combination course of Jazz and lyrical dance. It follows a consistent theme: Warm-up and Stretch, Exercises practiced moving across the floor and finishing with learning choreography in the center. We dive deeper into individual choreography for worship. The music used for this class is Contemporary Christian. Attire: Please wear clothes that allow free movement. Leggings with a t-shirt is a good example. Proper dance shoes are encouraged.

West Bowles Dance Performance Company Rehearsal
***By Invitation Only
Class day/ time: Wednesday 7-8 pm
Fall Session dates: Sept 6th- Nov 15th
Session fee: $60 Location: Studio B
The performance company dives deeper into a personal relationship with Christ and therefore the outward praise and worship through movement. The mission of the company is to compile a repertoire of topic specific pieces to present for the purpose of honoring God, glorifying His Kingdom and fully communicating the truth of God. If interested in an invitation to join the company, please email Heather Johnson or call 720-648-2334.

A 30 minute session will be scheduled for evaluation.

Adult Worship Dance
Ages 18+ Class day/ time: Thursday 6-7p
Fall Session dates: Sept 6th- Nov 15th
Session fee: $60 Attire: Please wear clothes that allow free movement. Leggings with a t-shirt is a good example.
This class focuses on worship of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ our Savior. We use themes and scripture to ignite the Holy Spirit within each of us to dance freely for our Lord.

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