Higher Praise Dance Academy Classes & Schedule

Higher Praise Dance Academy offers a variety of dance instruction from Praise Dancedancers
to Ballroom, with an emphasis on Praise Dance. Below is a schedule of dance instruction for students ranging from ages 3 to Adult.

2014 Summer Dance Camp | July 1 - August 14
$125 for 7 weeks - Deadline for Discount Registration: June 9, 2014
Tuesday - Thursday:
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.  
Ages: 4 - 17 years
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2014 Christian Charm School Summer Camp/ July 11- August 15 
$50.00 for 6 Weeks / $95 if not enrolled in Summer Dance Camp
Deadline for Discount Registration: June 14, 2014 
Every Friday: 12:00 -2:30pm
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Performance Dance Class
Tuesday:
6:30 - 8:00pm
If you are interested in being a part of dance ministry team that travels throughout metro Detroit and
sometimes out of the state, and you are at least 17 years old, please e-mail HPdance@sbcglobal.net to
schedule your audition. There will also be a traveling group for adults ages 20 and up.

Classes Offered/Schedule at HPDA:
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Beginning Tap 
Saturday:
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Ages: 4- 12
Students will enjoy a time of stepping to the beat of the heel and toe of their shoe.  They will learn
the shuffle down and toe steps, flaps, turns, and balance, along with other exciting moves. 

First Steps Dance Class 
Saturday: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.  
Ages: 3 ½  - 6 years
Students will learn and enhance basic and fine motor skills as well as numbers, alphabet,
colors, shapes and how to use their imagination through a creative, hands on process. 
All forms of dance will be introduced through out the class sessions preparing and equipping
the students for the next level of classes.

Mother & Daughter Dance Class
Saturday:
1:00 - 1:45
Ages:  3 1/2 - 6
Mothers will have a time to bond with their daughter while learning basic dance moves in jazz, modern,
and classical ballet.

Youth Praise Dance
Saturday:
1:15 - 2:15p.m. 
Ages: 7 to 10 years & 11 to 17 years
Students will learn the meaning of Praise Dance and what is required to worship the Lord in
dance.  Basic dance skills will be taught along with innovative praise dance routines.

Gospel Hip Hop 
Saturday: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Ages: 9 - 17 years 
This class will consist of a combination of aerobics and hip-hop technique.  Students will
develop efficient stage presence, self-confidence and choreography skills in a personal hip-hop style.

Youth Workshops
Every 1st Friday of the Month: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ages: 12 - 18 years
This class is designed to encourage youth to stay motivated during difficult times and to
encourage youth to complete their educational goals without using drugs, alcohol, or
tobacco. Also, sexual abstinence is encouraged.  The students are fed, hear from motivational
speakers, play games, display their talents, and they are awarded gifts.

Martial Arts
Saturday:
1:00- 2:30 p.m.
Ages: 7 - 18 years (Boys & Girls)
This class is designed to teach the student basic self defense.  The class will consist of
warm-up exercise and training based on designated belt structure. 

Adult Gospel Aerobics
Monday:
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Students will work out to low/high impact movement that is designed to help students
increase cardiovascular endurance, strengthen muscles, lose weight and improve flexibility and
coordination.  Music will be upbeat and inspire you to move. Students leave this class
feeling energized and spiritually uplifted.

Adult Praise Dance
Saturday: 11:15 - 12:15 p.m. 
Monday/Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00pm
(This means the 2nd day will either be a Monday or a Tuesday at that time).
Students will learn how to look good praise dancing using basic dance skill movements. There
will be a time for exercise warm-up and basic dance skill instruction.  Students will learn
innovative dance routines from contemporary gospel music. Students experience an exciting
time praising the Lord during this class .

Dance Ministry School Class
Saturday:
9:00 - 11:00 a.m 
The school is designed for dance leaders and all who are involved in liturgical and/or
praise dance activity.  The classes will consist of lecture, training manual called "How to
Develop a Powerful Dance Ministry," and some dance movement. Also, pageantry methods
will be taught.  Students will ultimately be awarded a certificate of completion for this class.
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Youth Mime Dance (Ages 4-15)
Saturday:
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
This class will consist of bodily and facial movements without speech to communicate emotions and actions or to
tell a story.

Attire needed:  Black leotard or T-shirt and black comfortable pants.  Students will be
required to dance barefoot or with black socks.

Praise Dance Bible Study (Free)
Available to all people who are interested in learning a biblical in-depth study of Worship as it relates to dance.  Class is free for drop-ins.  A minimal fee is required for those receiving a certificate of completion and
participation in a graduation ceremony.
(See attached flyer)

FEES:
A $20.00 registration fee is required for all student enrollments.  Most classes are $35.00
per month, except for Dance Ministry Class- $205.00 for 20 weeks, and Martial Arts- $40 per
month, Ballet - $40.00 per month and Ballroom dance lessons are $55.00 for 7 weeks. 
Performance Class will be $40.00 per month (this class is FREE when enrolled in Dance Ministry School class).
Low Income rates are available for youth only.
Call us at (313) 262-6933 for more information about our classes and programs.