Monday, August 17, 2015

Fall Registration

Wednesday, August 26      4:30 - 6:30 pm   or
Tuesday, September 1       6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cut your registration time in half:  Pre-Register Online!

Praise Jam Jr. will also be a Mini-Class this year, meeting 6-8 weeks in each semester.  Dates/times TBA.

Classes Begin Tuesday, September 8.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Join us for Three Days of Fun Learning
Dance, Theater and Music!
August 4-6 (Tues -Thurs)

Arts Camp (ages 8 and up) $60
9 - 3 pm

Click here to Register

Classes Offered:
Counterbalance / Partnering & Lifts
Theater Make-up,
and ... 

Participate in as many classes as you wish ~ or visit our Activities Room for hands-on creating: at Paint Place, Coloring Corner, Folding Forest (origami), Poetry Palace (add to our post-it wall!), or Lego Lounge.  Maddi Kays is also offering the beautiful art of Henna (with parent's permission).

Private Lessons in: ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and tap are available for an additional charge ... as well as Private Music Lessons in voice, strings or piano.  Try something new in a comfortable setting with kind-hearted and professional artists.

Jr. Arts Camp $50
9 - noon
Join us for: 
Dress Up
Face Painting
Praise Jam Jr.
... and a trip to the Activities Room for hands-on creating!

Private lessons in voice, piano, and strings are also available.  Contact Ceresa (716) 353-3533 to schedule.

ALSO: Mommy & Me Music Class each day at 10 a.m. for caregivers and those ages 0-3!

Reserve your spot today!   
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Week#2 Feature DANCE OF THE WEEK: Made to Love ~ Duet by Ashley and Aidan Ameis

I chose this dance for our Feature Dance of the Week because there is nothing more exciting to me than seeing the next generation carrying the torch of all that we stand for. 

The jazz / hip-hop genre is an awesome way to praise! However, it is a difficult task to keep costumes and movements pure in this style of dance. That is why, at Grace, we have chosen to teach Praise Jam instead. Based on Jazz steps, Praise Jam uses upbeat music that is free and worshipful without worldly movements that draw attention away from the Lord. Hard to do! But these two mastered this form of expression with purity, excellence and worshipful hearts - - - they are a dynamic duo and I am so happy to have them represent our ministry this year at Delevan Elementary's Arts Day as well! 

Ashley and Aidan - we could not be more proud of you.

Feature DANCE OF THE WEEK: Made to Love ~ Duet by Ashley and Aidan Ameis (self-choreographed, and presented with excellence!)
Posted by Grace Worship Arts, Inc. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pointe Demonstration: FEATURE DANCE OF THE WEEK #1

Photos by Sabina Mogavero and Ellen Pedley, Portraits by Peggy Austin - Austin Classic Photography
Posted by Grace Worship Arts, Inc. on Sunday, May 24, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

We Invite You

Join us for a FREE performance featuring our unique blend of classical ballet training and worship dance.  

Our creative arts teams in tap, Praise Jam, lyrical, flags, and ladies worship will join us to present Treasures, our 2015 Spring Performance.  Special Guests: Jessica Cooper (modern dance), and Shepherds' Troupe (performing arts) ministry team.

Come experience the joy of finding your unique value in the way God treasures you.

Contact: Rebecca Laird

Treasures Preview from Grace School of Dance on Vimeo.
Come experience the joy! Discover your unique value in being God's treasure.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Training Hearts ... not just bodies.

We have recently promoted several girls to pointe, for the first time ever at Grace.  The attitude behind this leap forward, in all of them, is humility.   The "dance world" is often clothed in a "look at me" attitude, but at Grace we don't train "dancers"  - we train hearts for God.  A heart for God is humble, wanting to be like Him.

A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.
Luke 6:40 

 Students who decide to pursue pointe with us need to meet a very specific set of standards.  Our new pointe students have reached that place by tons of hard work, applying corrections, and joyfully acquiring the skill levels we require for safety and beauty.

None of them has been approved for pointe for any other reason - not by their age, not by popularity, nor simply because they could afford to pay for this higher level of training.  At Grace, they are ushered into this level of dance only when they are truly ready to do so: safely, beautifully, and with the commitment required.

  For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.   Romans 12:3 ESV

Why do we insist on technical discipline?  Because whatever we do, we do for God.   He deserves the best, and if we claim to represent Him - we best do it with excellence.  In order to do it well - not bringing glory to ourselves -  we must live, breathe and dance with humility.

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  Romans 8:5-8 ESV 

In other words: Strive to be the best, but never know it.  

I am so thankful for where God has brought us as a ministry, and for all of the teachers and students He has blessed us with so that we can do His work, and do it well.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17 NIV

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Treasures ~ Costumes for 2015