Elementary & Middle School Dance: Welcome

Wednesday, September 16
2015-2016 Elementary & Middle School Dance

For the eighth year in a row Holland Township Recreation is proud to once again team up with the West Ottawa High School Dance program in offering competitive Elementary & Middle Dance for the 2015-2016 school year. This program is open to individuals in grades 1st-8th. This year we will once again be working with the West Ottawa Varsity Dance team

In these programs participants will learn dance technique and choreography in the same style as the West Ottawa High School Competitive Dance team.  Teams will learn a Jazz and Pom routine as well as a couple of other fun dances.  They will also perform/compete at various events including 2-3 dance invitationals, a select number of middle school and high school basketball games, as well as march in the Parade of Lights during the holidays.

We will have a Parent & Participant Informational meeting on Tuesday, October 6, beginning at 6:30pm at Macatawa Bay Middle School in the cafeteria where we will review the upcoming season. 

Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-8pm beginning October 8 at Macatawa Bay Middle School.  The fee is $150.00 and includes uniforms, shoes, and entry fees.  The fee goes up to $155.00 after October 10.  For more information call Holland Township Recreation at 616-395-0178.



Tuesday, January 12
Dance Practices Cancelled for Tuesday, January 12

Due to the severe weather conditions and the closing of West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland Township will be cancelling all programs scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  The programs to be cancelled are as follows...

  • Elementary & Middle School Dance
    • Practice Scheduled for Thursday, January 14, is still scheduled as is
    • Be prepared for an additional practice on either Wednesday (January 13) or Friday (January 15)
      • we will inform you as soon as we are able

Tuesday, December 29
Dance Teams at Kenowa Hills & Jenison Invitationals

The Holland Township/West Ottawa Elementary & Middle School Dance teams will be competing in the annual Kenowa Hills Dance Invitational on Saturday, January 9 and Coopersville Dance Invitational on Saturday, January 16. Our middle school team and two elementary school teams as well as numerous high school teams from the state will be competing at this competition. Good luck to all of our participants and to our coaches Ally Whalen, Holly Baur, and Morgana Bean! Go WO!                     



Friday, September 25
Elementary & Mdidle School Dance Seeking Sponsors

Holland Township Recreation is currently seeking sponsors for our Elementary & Middle School Dances teams for this upcoming 2015-2016 dance season. For those that may be interested or know someone that might be interested, please click on the "Handouts/Forms" tab to the left of this page and find the Sponsorship Packet. Please contact Holland Township Recreation with any questions or comments.

Wednesday, September 30
Ally Whalen Returns as MS Coach, Elementary Features Morgana Bean & Holly Baur

We are excited to announce that Ally Whalen will be back as our Head Coach for the Middle School team.  Ally's experience and enthusiasm for this program is unquestionable.  She has a passion for this program and continues to make the Middle School Dance team one of the best programs we offer.  We are honored to have her as our Head Coach!

Holland Township Recreation is very excited to announce that we have some great coaches in place for the upcoming  2015-16 Elementary dance season. Morgana Bean & Holly Baur have accepted the offer to lead our elementary school dance team this season.  These individuals were members of some of our first dance teams when we initially started the program and also helped out while they were student/athletes at West Ottawa HS.  We could not be happier to have these two fine ladies leading this program!