Wellspring offers classes for adults and children year-round!



Wellspring offers an alternative approach for children's and adult modern dance classes through its unique philosophy of teaching and learning from the "inside out" versus traditional methods of learning rote movements, copied from the outside. Students learn creativity, build strength, increase flexibility, improve coordination and learn the basics of body alignment and movement. In a relaxed and nurturing environment, Wellspring classes allow learners to feel safe and accepted as opposed to a competitive/team approach.

No previous dance experience is needed. Classes require no special attire, just comfortable clothing and bare feet. Classes are ongoing and students are welcome to join at any time during a semester.

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.


Why take modern dance classes? Read about the benefits of dance classes in an article from the Kalamazoo Gazette's FamilyTalk Magazine.

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Summer Dance Camp

Join Wellspring's professional dancers Rachel Miller and Francesca Pileci-Bates for a week of fun!
For ages 3-7 and 8-11. Campers will learn dances, make music, play games, make art and perform for family and friends at the end of the week.

July 7-11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm daily

Get the Summer Dance Camp registration form here.

 

Summer Dance Intensive

For ages 12-15 and 16+. Taught by Wellspring professional Rachel Miller. 
Students will learn Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, Repertory and Improv then perform for family and friends on the last day.

July 14-18 for 12-15 year olds

July 21-25 for 16 years and up 

Get more information and the registration form for Summer Dance Intensive here.

 

Epic Broadway! Musical Theater Camp

For ages 12 - 18. Repertoire will be a survey of musical theater, from classic to contemporary. Each day will have 2 hours of dance instruction and 2 hours of vocal instruction/coaching.

 

Get more information about Epic Broadway! here.


Registration

Classes are semester-based, but students are welcome to register throughout the year or drop in. Drop-in students should arrive 10 minutes before class to make payment and sign our liability waiver. Pre-registration is highly encouraged prior to attendance so that classes may begin on time. For more information, please call the office at (269)342-4354.

Tuition

Registration for classes is year-round. Wellspring registers students for the Fall (12 weeks), Winter (12 weeks) and Spring (8 weeks) semesters. Wellspring offers Drop-in Rates for those who need a flexible schedule. Students that pay in full for a semester prior to attending receive a discount. Monthly payment options can be arranged with the Wellspring office.

Scholarships

Wellspring provides full and partial scholarships to low-income families and those suffering temporary financial hardship. Children and adults may both apply with first consideration given to youth applicants. Although Wellspring would love to award all applicants, scholarship funds are limited and not all requests can be filled. Download a scholarship application here or request one from the Wellspring office. at 269/342-4354 to by mail. There is no deadline to apply for scholarships. Scholarships are reviewed monthly (on the first Monday), and a letter will be mailed to the applicant once reviewed.

Funding for Wellspring's Scholarship Program is provided by donations from individuals, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Eaton Corporation, the Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.