Elementary & Middle School Dance: Welcome

Wednesday, September 16
2016-2017 Elementary & Middle School Dance

For the ninth 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 2016-2017 school year. The Elementary School Dance program is open to individuals in grades 1st - 5th, and the Middle School Dance program is open to individuals in grades 6th - 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 hip-hop, 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 in Downtown Holland.

We will have a Parent & Participant Informational meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 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 13.  For more information call Holland Township Recreation at 616-395-0178.



Thursday, January 12
Cancellations & Rescheduled Practices For Remainder Of The Week

Please note that due to West Ottawa Public Schools being closed on Thursday, January 12th because of icy road conditions and weather, we are unable to practice or utilize West Ottawa facilities for recreation programs this evening.  These programs include the following...
  • Girls Little Panthers Basketball Practices at Macatawa Bay & Harbor Lights Middle Schools
  • Girls Middle School & Elementary Dance at Macatawa Bay Middle School 

Here are the schedules for practice makeups for the remainder of the week...

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL Dance team
    • Thursday, January 12th – Practice from 6:30pm-8pm @ Riley Street Fire Station
      • 131 Riley Street * Holland, MI  49424)
    • Friday, January 13th – Practice from 6:30pm-8pm @ Riley Street Fire Station
      • 131 Riley Street * Holland, MI 49424
    • Saturday, January 14th – Kenowa Hills Dance Competition
    • We are going to tentatively plan on having practice tomorrow evening (Friday, January 13th) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at a site to be determined. Please watch your emails for an announcement on this or check the web site later this afternoon for more details.  You can also call the Hotline at 616-395-0178, ext. 4

Thursday, October 6
Elementary & Mdidle School Dance Seeking Sponsors

Holland Township Recreation is currently seeking sponsors for our Elementary & Middle School Dances teams for this upcoming 2016-2017 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.

Thursday, October 6
New Coaches For 2016-2017 Season

We have been blessed for many years to have the quality of coaches that we have had as a part of this great program.  This year is no different.  Some familar faces will be back but responsibilities have shifted.  Our coaches are as follows... 

We are excited to announce that Holly Baur will be our Head Coach for the Middle School team, replacing Ally Whalen who is now the West Ottawa JV Dance team coach.  Holly has been a part of this program in some capacity for the last few years including helping out while she was dancing for the West Ottawa Varsity Dance team just a few short years ago.  She has a passion for this program and will continue in Ally's footsteps to help make the Middle School Dance team one of the best programs we offer.  We are honored to have her as our Head Coach!

We are also very excited to announce that we have some great coaches in place for the upcoming  2016-17 Elementary dance season. Elyssa Yenglin & Eve Brenner 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 incredible ladies helping to lead this program!


Thursday, October 6
Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 11

Parents and participants are invited to a meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 11, at the Macatawa Bay Middle School cafeteria.  This meeting will feature introductions of our 2016-2017 coaches, informational handouts, and possibly a short presentation from the West Ottawa HS Dance coaches.  For more information please call the HCT Recreation office