Celebrate Dance Academy


Saturday, February 24, 3pm, Arden Hills Sanctuary
Celebrate! Dance Academy invites you to Farther Along, an afternoon of captivating concert dance works. Freewill offering taken to support dancers traveling to New York City for Project Dance. Bring a donation 

Project Dance is a Christian professional company grounded in integrity to inspire. Dancers will have the opportunity to worship with hundreds of other Christian dancers, learn from Christian leaders in the arts, and participate in a day of outreach in the middle of Times Square bringing hope and healing to the people there. 

Donation addition, we are honored to support the Dwelling Place, one of North Height's Benevolence Ministry Partners, as a part of our production.  The Dwelling Place provides shelter and hope to families and victims of domestic abuse.  Please bring items such as hand soap, dish soap, paper towel, and toilet paper that we can bless this ministry with!   

Thank you for your prayerful support for our dancers and The Dwelling Place! If you are unable to attend our show, please prayerfully consider making a tax deductible donation to help our dancers get to NYC! You can make checks payable to NHLC and in the memo please write: Project Dance. 


September 11–May
Celebrate! Dance Academy is a Christian values-based dance academy offering tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, creative movement, hip hop, modern, contemporary, tumbling, art and faith, and musical theatre. Dancers (age 3–adult) are challenged to be artistically excellent, supported to be spiritually grounded, and released to be creative leaders.

At Celebrate! our desire is cultivate artists to move with excellence in their technique, to have a heart of worship, and to create with integrity. We believe each dancer has their own unique characteristics and creativity and we provide an atmosphere where they are valued and encouraged to share their own artistry.

Fall Schedule & Registration for 2017-2018

TAP An exciting, rhythmic dance form that is uniquely an American dance style. Dancers will learn this technique and discover more about musicality, rhythm, accents, and timing.

JAZZ Dancers will learn traditional jazz technique with barre and center exercises. They will improve their strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination. Beginning improvisation will be explored.

HIP HOP Dancers will learn the basics of Hip Hop like popping, locking, and find contrast between smooth and accented street-styled dance movement.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT Preschoolers will learn basic dance steps, follow-along group dances, how to find the beat of the music, and use of props to match movement with music.

BALLET Dancers will learn classical ballet technique with barre and center exercises. They will improve their strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination. Beginning improvisation will be explored.

PRE-POINTE & POINTE These classes are for intermediate and advanced students by instructor permission only. Classical ballet and pointe technique, strength, and conditioning exercises will be taught.

MOMMY & ME A special opportunity for young dancers and their moms or adult caregiver to take a class together to learn gross motor skills, rhythm, and begin to explore creativity and imagination in movement. (No recital dance)

MODERN An expressive style of dance that was created from ballet. Dancers will explore range of motion, gain improvisation skills, and create based on their own unique artistry.

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE This class will be a survey of musical theatre dance both tap and jazz. Dancers will gain stage presence, confidence, and creativity as they explore dance, acting, and singing.

CONTEMPORARY An eclectic style of dance that brings together movements from modern, hip hop, jazz, and just a hint of ballet.

TUMBLING Dancers will learn the basics of tumbling including somersaults, cartwheels, flexibility, back bends, and other gymnastic basics. (no recital dance)

PILATES An exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve overall health.


For more information and questions email

Artistic Director: Sarah Pieper (Johnson)
Managing Director: Mary Smith
Financial Manager: Carrie Josephson