Dana enjoys all styles of dance. She received instruction from Candy Brooks dance studio and taught at Arts Alive for 16 years. Her background includes Clogging, Jazz, Tap, and Character; she has also danced as a member of the Burlington Carousel Cloggers. Dana lives in Gibsonville, NC with her husband John and daughter Laney. She is proud to have her son, Caleb, serving in the U.S. Navy. In her spare time, Dana enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with friends and family.
Heather is a former homeschooled student and original member of Rejoice! Dance Ministry, which was formed in 1993. She has been teaching and performing with many different studios, churches, workshops, and conferences throughout the area since 1999. Her choreography has won awards and been selected for dance showcases throughout the Triad. For 8 years, she was blessed to be a part of Arts Alive Fine Arts Studio and desires to continue the mission Arts Alive began by sharing the gospel through dance at Alamance Fine Arts Academy. Heather lives in Snow Camp with her husband, Jeremy, and 3 children, Zeb, Elias, and Miriam.
Ballet/Jazz is a one-hour class, and part of our “beginner” dance curriculum for ages 4-6. Students’ class time will include divided training in both ballet and jazz. The two dance forms are complementary, assisting students in developing coordination and providing a solid foundation in dance technique. This class is typically the next class in sequence following Creative Movement.
This 45-minute class is the first in our “beginner” dance curriculum and is for dancers 3 and 4 years of age. In this class, young dancers will learn basic ballet steps and positions, with exercises set to both music and literature. Your little one will enjoy this opportunity to learn about rhythm and movement while glorifying God.
Character is specially designed for those dancers or actors who may be interested in musical theater and/or Broadway. In character class, the students have a blast learning fun theatrical dances, while also learning how to connect with an audience and how to tell a story through dance performance. Emphasis will also be placed on developing godly character. This entertaining class will bring out the joy in the student’s heart.
The word “clog” has its origins in Gaelic and means “time.” In clogging, students learn to dance in time with music to the downbeat, with the heel keeping rhythm. Students will learn basic to more advanced clogging steps, all while learning to count time to energetic and fun music. In clogging, especially, dancers use their feet as instruments of praise to the Lord.