Sculpting confidence with giggles! Fun. Low key. Current & Clean.
Learn cutting-edge hip hop & jazz choreography to the latest music. Edited to be age appropriate, all dancers will learn the basics and much more.
Regular “RECREATIONAL” Dance Team
A recreational dance program for dancers (1st-8th grades) who just want to have fun & learn basic hip hop dance one session at a time. No commitment! Dancers only have to purchase a T- shirt (sold separately & can be worn for Fall & Winter Sessions) if they plan to perform. All performances are optional for recreational dancers. Low key, but super fun. Evening Classes are on Tuesdays—September-November & January-March. Times listed below.
Dance Team Elite Teams (3 total)
A community-based, affordable & character building dance team experience to prepare dancers for high school try-outs. Done at a higher level than the Recreational program, it’s the best way to enjoy ongoing Dance Team classes. Weekly practices are on Tuesdays June through March each year, taking family time off around holidays. DTE allows dancers to perfect additional hip hop moves in a team setting. Attendance will be taken and dancers will be critiqued to make sure they are practicing at home. Dancers will fine tune their hip hop dance skills, attend fall & winter recreational sessions & gain more performance experience at public venues (4+ additional performances around Zville + other special events.) They will learn 1-2 more dance routines (3-4 total per year including the 2 from Recreational Dance Team). Dancers will sport a formal hip hop uniforms and work with additional choreographers and coaches. They will also be trained on how to audition for future dance teams and coached on performance techniques.
Dancers not selected for DTE teams are encouraged to continue dancing on the Rec Team to work on their skills for the next audition. DTE members must commit to the June through March schedule. Fees and uniform costs are non-refundable as we donate a portion to ZUMC, the community through Zfit Club, our scholarship program & pay coaches.
Head Coach: Michele Stepanek Teague (748-4200 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Oversees choreography, music selection & editing, performance planning & overall management of teams. Schedules additional choreographers & mentors.
- Current Zionsville Community High School Head Dance Team Coach, former Butler University Cheerleader & Dancer. Traditional Jazz, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Certified in Zumba/Pilates/GPF.
- Owner of Zionsville Community Fitness (Zfit Club)
Assistant Coaches & Choreographers:
A variety of talent: Current ZCHS Dance Team members, former/current Butler Dance Team members, IU Hip Hop Team members, possible Pacemates and Colts Cheerleaders could show up at a practice!