Refer a Friend
As a way of saying, "Thank you," we'd like to offer a Wellspring T-shirt to current Wellspring students that refer a friend. Here's how it works: 1. You must be a currently registered semester student or be a drop-in student that has attended a minimum of 8 classes. 2. Your friend must register and pay for a full semester of classes. 3. Your friend must identify you as the person that referred them (only one name may be listed).
Questions? Call 269/342-4354 or email here.
Step 2: RegistrationChildren’s classes for ages 3-15 – Children’s online registration form
Step 3: PaymentPayment instructions are on the bottom of the registration form.
Step 4: Read Info for Students and Parents
Classes at the Wellspring Dance Academy are taught by working professional dancers – who perform with one of Michigan’s premiere modern dance companies in its 34th season. Wellspring Dance Academy promotes healthy, artistic movement, without a focus on costuming (there are no extra costuming or other hidden fees at Wellspring, and there are no special clothing/shoe purchases needed for rehearsal). In each class, students learn solid technique and repertoire. Instruction takes place in a modern, professional performance theater, giving students the taste of the real stage. Classes are small (allowing for individualized instruction for students at all levels) and offer opportunities for social development and individual artistic expression.
This highly active class encourages creativity and builds body awareness through stretching, movement, and basic locomotor exercises. ‘Creative Movement’ builds interpersonal social and spatial skills, introduces dance terminology, and is a lot of fun!
Choose one session from the following (you may attend the other sessions to make up for missed classes, with the permission of your primary instructor):
Tuesdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm with Ms. Rachel Miller
Fridays, 9:00am-9:30am with Ms. Sara Yanney-Chantanasombut
Saturdays, 9:30am-10:00am with Ms. Jasmine Statzer
Dance Fundamentals is a continuation of Creative Movement; this class encourages creativity and helps build body awareness, and it introduces the young student to the fundamental dance techniques of both Modern Dance and Ballet. The two dance idioms are now explored with longer phrasing and more attention to detail. Dance Fundamentals prepares students to move on to technique classes as they discover the excitement of dance.
Tuesdays, 4:40pm-5:20pm with Ms. Rachel Miller
Saturdays, 10:10am-10:50am with Ms. Jasmine Statzer
Modern I, II, & III
M-I: Ages 8-10; M-II: Ages 11-13; M-III: Ages 14-16
Modern technique classes are focused on the foundations of Modern Dance, based in the Hawkins, Graham, Limòn, Cunningham and Horton techniques. Body alignment, strength, flexibility and stamina are developed, and rhythm studies and musicality are studied. The basic elements of dance are explored through composition and improvisation studies that are precursors to choreography and continue to cultivate the creativity of the individual. The dance phrases and combinations become increasingly complex in Modern II and Modern III. Level placement is determined by age, or at the recommendation of the instructor.
Modern I: Tuesdays, 5:30pm-6:20pm with Ms. Rachel Miller
Modern II: Saturdays, 12:00pm-12:50pm with Ms. Jasmine Statzer
Modern III: Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:15pm with Ms. Jasmine Statzer
Contemporary Ballet I and II
CB-I: Ages 8-10; CB-2: Ages 11-13
Contemporary Ballet classes teach the technique of classical ballet for contemporary/modern dancers in a nurturing, non-competitive (yet rigorous) environment. Body strength, flexibility and stamina are developed, and rhythm studies and musicality are studied. Body alignment and placement are taught from a somatic approach. Level placement is determined by age, or at the recommendation of the instructor.
Contemporary Ballet I: Saturdays, 11:00am-11:50am with Ms. Jasmine Statzer
Contemporary Ballet II: Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:20pm with Ms. Rachel Miller
Beginning Hip Hop
This energetic, introductory-level Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment while offering new combinations and routines every session. This class infuses modern dance, ballet and creative movement into explosive Hip Hop choreography while exploring dance history and terminology.
Mondays, 5:30pm-6:20pm with Ms. Remi Harrington
Adults ages 16+
This class consists of a short warm-up, including floor work and standing exercises, followed by learning current and past phrases/combinations from the vast Wellspring repertory. While learning the movement, emphasis will be placed on technique, line, energy, and initiation of movement. All levels are welcome in this nurturing environment.
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm with Mr. Michael Miller
Adults ages 16+
A dance form which is based in classical ballet and incorporates modern, post-modern, and contemporary dance techniques. Class include floor and barre exercises followed by center and across-the-floor combinations.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm with Ms. Rachel Miller
Adults ages 16+
Students build strength, increase flexibility, improve coordination, practice creativity, and learn the basics of body alignment and movement in a relaxed and nurturing environment. This class focuses on technique over repertoire; this class is appropriate for all levels and it is the best choice for adults considering their first dance class.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm with Ms. Rachel Miller
Contact Wellspring to create your own class and schedule with one of our instructors. Please call 269.342.4354.