Elementary & Middle School Dance: Welcome

Thursday, October 10
2013-2014 Elementary & Middle School Dance

For the sixth year in a row Holland Township is proud to once again team up with the West Ottawa High School Dance program in offering not only Middle Dance for the 2013-2014 school year...but also Elementary School Dance!!  For the third time this program is now open to individuals in grades 1-8.  This year we will be lead by West Ottawa Varsity Dance coach, Rachael Backensto.  We look forward to a new year with this great program.

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 at various events including 2-3 dance invitationals, a select number of middle school and high school basketball games,and the annual Holland Township Recreation Daddy/Daughter in February of 2014. 

We will have a Parent Information meeting on Tuesday, October 15, beginning at 7:15pm at Macatawa Bay Middle School where we will review the upcoming season. 

Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an hour and a half somewhere between the hours of 6:30pm-8pm beginning October 17 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 8.  For more info call Darrin Duistermars or Amber Sabala at 616-395-0178.



Monday, February 10
Dance Practice Changes for Tuesday, February 11

Due to Macatawa Bay Middle School hosting a regional Spelling Bee, both our Middle School & Elementary School Dance teams will be moved to other facilities for practice on Tuesday, February 11.

Elementary Dance practice will take place at the Woodside Elementary School cafeteria while the Middle School Dance practice will take place at the Great Lakes Elementary cafeteria. Both practices will go from 6:30-8pm.  If you need directions to either site please click this link (
HCT Recreation "Locations" Tab) which will take you to the Holland Township Recreation web site's "Locations" tab.  Scroll down the list for the appropriate school listing and you'll be able to get Google directions to each site.

Thank you.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Monday, December 9
West Ottawa Teams Excel at Coopersville Competition

Both the Elementary & Middle School Dance teams did awesome this past weekend at the Coopersville Dance Competition. The Elementary team came in first place and the Middle School team also came in first place beating out a Jenison 7th grade team and a Jenison 8th grade team!  Congratulations to our teams for a job very well done!!

Monday, December 9
Dance Teams Slated To Compete at West Ottawa Invitational

With both Dance teams coming off of first place finishes in the prestigious Coopersville Dance Competition on Saturday, December 7, the next competition will take place at the West Ottawa High School North Building for the West Ottawa Invitational Competition on saturday, December 14.  This event is also one of the premiere Dance competitions in the state, our teams have fared well in the past, and it's in our own backyard!  More details will be announced at practices during the week of December 9.  For directions to the West Ottawa High School North building, click the "Locations" tab listed to the left of the home page.