Sarah Johnson651-797-7815 |
Celebrate! is a noncompetitive dance experience with age appropriate music, costuming, and choreography. We encourage dancers of all ability levels to participate and make accommodations for those with special needs. Celebrate! offers dance classes & private lessons for ages 2 1/2–adult.
Celebrate!’s mission is to provide high quality dance education to students of all levels and economic status in a Christian, value-based environment that nurtures and develops natural, God-given talents and abilities, as well as desire and passion to worship God through dance, by helping them work towards their highest artistic potential.
Celebrate! Dance Academy began in the fall of 2001 through the creative vision of its founding director, Tracy Pearce. It is a ministry of North Heights Lutheran Church.
Celebrate! has a regular dance season (September–June) and a summer season (June–August). Dancers attend weekly classes 30 minutes to one hour in length. Dancers participating in the regular dance season perform in a fully-staged and costumed recital.
Classes are held weekly in our studio, Room 139, in the lower level at the Arden Hills campus. Classes for ages 2 1/2–adult are offered in:
Click here to read about the Celebrate! Director & Instructors.
Dance offers avenues of exploration, discovery and the development of natural instincts for movement. Our classes include follow-along group dances, use of props, and creative exploration of movement activities which offer many benefits for students. Our classes promote mental, emotional, and social development while improving technique in the selected style of dance.
Instructors will teach not only to the dancers’ bodies but to their minds and hearts, as well. Dancers will learn the terminology, the “why” behind the movement, and the correct technique for each step and combination.
Our instructors are prepared for those dancers who may catch on quickly and might occasionally need a more advanced version of a step to practice as well as for those dancers who may be confused and might occasionally need more one-on-one attention and re-teaching to understand a step. Teaching Assistants are selected for all children’s classes.
Celebrate! teaches dancers to live with an attitude of celebration to the Lord! At every class, the dance teacher asks, “Who has something to celebrate today?” Prayers and praise are offered to the Lord for all the good things in our lives.
Please review the documents on Shoes and Dress Code.
Celebrate! offers private dance lessons to a limited number of dancers each year on a individual basis. Private lessons cost $18 for a 30 minute lesson or $72/month. Dancers may choose to learn a solo routine to perform in the recital. If you are interested in taking private dance lessons, you may contact the director, Sarah Johnson at for an application form.