in-person classes

Specialized Training for Dancers & Flag Bearers of all ages

enrollment will open soon!

For over 20 years, Christ Center for Dance (CCD) has been serving the greater Philadelphia area by providing affordable dance and flag ministry education in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Our mission is to teach and empower others through the vehicle of dance. The Group Classes offer a mix of liturgical dance and proven & tested dance/flag techniques taught in our signature spirit-filled teaching style.  Our teaching staff is a team of seasoned dance  & flag ministry educators that have dedicated themselves to the furtherance of worship arts.  

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION & DATES

Liturgical 1A (Introductory Level), ages 4-7 
Liturgical 1B (Introductory/Beginner Level) , ages 8-14
Liturgical 2A (Introductory Level), ages Teen/Adult
Liturgical 2B (Beginner-Advanced Beginner Level), ages Teen/Adult

Our season begins in September and ends in mid-June.

ENROLLMENT & TUITION INFORMATION

All tuition paid to Christ Center for Dance is non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Tuition prices are subject to change.

Tuition, 1 Class/Student - Liturgical 1A

  • Registration..$25

  • Monthly Installment...$0

Tuition, 1/Class/Student - Liturgical 1B

  • Registration..$25

  • Monthly Installment...$30

Tuition, 1 Classes/1 Student - Liturgical 2A

  • Registration..$25

  • Monthly Installment...$40

Tuition, 1 Classes/1 Student - Liturgical 2B

  • Registration..$25

  • Monthly Installment...$45

**Spring Term is January - May 2023


2023 MONTHLY INSTALLMENT PLAN

INSTALLMENT #1: The first installment is due upon registration.

INSTALLMENT #2 - #9: Due BEFORE the 1st DAY OF EACH MONTH i.e. October 1, November 1, December 1.

Monthly Tuition is due BEFORE the 1st of each month.  Tuition can not be prorated.  Full tuition payment is expected regardless of your class attendance. Monthly tuition payment can not transferred to another student and it it not refundable.

*Brief Leave of Absence - If a brief (1 month) leave of absence is needed, CCD must be notified before the 1st class day of the month.  Students can take this brief leave without penalty. Student are permitted one (1) LOA per season.

CCD SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Not accepting appliciants at this time.

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LITURGICAL 1A - PRE-BALLET/JAZZ (4-7YRS)

SATURDAYS 1 PM-1:45 PM

Girls Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/shirt, tights or stretch pants, ballet dress, ballet/jazz shoes (any color). 

Boy Dress Code: Long/short sleeve plain shirt, loose pant/sweatpants, ballet/jazz shoes (any color).

This class is designed for our youngest dancer as it prepares the dancer for movement and dance

ministry. Techniques taught are a combination of ballet, jazz, interpretive and flag ministry (when able). Students learn basic class etiquette, learning to take turns and group participation. Students are exposed to ballet terminology such as plie, releve, chasse, and passe explained in simple terms the young dancer will remember. A portion of the class is set aside for stretching to develop flexibility and free dance.

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LITURGICAL 1B - LEVEL 1 (8-14YR)

SATURDAYS 2 PM-3PM

Girls Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/shirt, tights or stretch pants, ballet dress, ballet/jazz shoes (any color). 

Boy Dress Code: Long/short sleeve plain shirt, loose pant/sweatpants, ballet/jazz shoes (any color).

This class is designed for our youngest dancer as it prepares the dancer for movement and dance

ministry. Techniques taught are a combination of ballet, jazz, interpretive and flag ministry. It is

designed to introduce the ministry of dance and basic ballet, jazz and introducing lyrical movement. It

is geared to youth with little or no dance ministry and technique experience. Class will begin with 20-

30mins of barre work which builds understanding of ballet vocabulary that incorporates: use of the

spine and torso; outward rotation of the legs; articulation of the feet and use of the arms in port de

bras. Dramatic Expression is also taught in this course.

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LITURGICAL 1C - LEVEL 2

NOT OFFERED

Girls Dress Code: Long/short black or pink leotard w/shirt or jazz pants or ballet dress. Ballet shoes of any color.. If the student is "developing",  coverage must be worn over the upper body.

This class is designed for our youngest dancer as it prepares the dancer for movement and dance

ministry. Techniques taught are a combination of ballet, jazz, interpretive and flag ministry. It is

designed to expound in more detail the ministry of dance and will build upon basic ballet, jazz and

introducing lyrical movement. It is geared to youth with beginner dance ministry and technique

experience. Class will begin with 20-30mins of barre work which builds understanding of ballet

vocabulary that incorporates: use of the spine and torso; outward rotation of the legs; articulation of

the feet and use of the arms in port de bras. Dramatic Expression is also taught in this course.

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LITURGICAL 2A - TEEN/ADULT, LEVEL 1

MONDAYS 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Monique L. Martin, Instructor

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

Men's Dress Code: Long/short sleeve plain shirt, Sweat pants/loose fitting pants.  Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

This class is designed to give dancers a solid foundation in dance ministry.  Biblical portion will consist of the following themes: The Purpose of Dance Ministry, Preparing for Dance Ministry and an exploration of Dance Ministry Genres.  The technique portion of the class will consist of beginner ballet, jazz and lyrical exercises.  The class will address proper body positioning, stretching and movement with an emphasis in lyrical movement.

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LITURGICAL 2B - TEEN/ADULT, LEVEL 2

SATURDAYS 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Kimberly Brown-Phillips, Instructor

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

Men's Dress Code: Long/short sleeve plain shirt, Sweat pants/loose fitting pants.  Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

This class is designed for those who wish to future their technique of ballet, modern and lyrical

movement. Students will build upon the foundations of Intro to Liturgical Dance, while increasing their

technique level to bring the dancer to an intermediate technique level. Class will begin with 20-30mins

of barre work which builds understanding of ballet vocabulary that incorporates: use of the spine and

torso; outward rotation of the legs; articulation of the feet and use of the arms in port de bras.

Dramatic Expression is also taught in this course.

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LITURGICAL I, MATURE ADULTS

TBD

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

This class is specific designed for women who wish to learn the dance ministry genre of Praise and Worship Dance.  Students will build upon the foundations of Intro to Liturgical Dance, while increasing their range of motion and flexibility.   Class will begin with  "light" barre work, across the floor movements and choreography.

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FLAG TECHNIQUES, LEVEL 1

CLOSED FOR ENROLLMENT

This class is designed to train students to use various types of flags. Types of flags used are swing flags, standard size lame' flags, large silks and 6-foot flags.  The ministry portion of the flags covers the biblical basis for flagging and meaning of colors and light. Flags are available for students to use if needed.

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FLAG TECHNIQUES, LEVEL 2

CLOSED FOR ENROLLMENT

This class builds upon the techniques taught in Level 1.  We recommend that students have at least 2yrs of ministering/training with flags before enrolling in this class.  Types of flags used are swing flags, standard size lame' flags, large silks and 6-foot flags.  The ministry portion of the flags covers the biblical basis for flagging and meaning of colors and light. Flags are available for students to use if needed.

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INSTRUMENTS OF WORSHIP/WARFARE, ALL LEVELS

CLOSED FOR ENROLLMENT

This class is one of the newest to join the CCD roster.  Every 1-2months, students will study a different instrument of worship/warfare.  Students will receive training in Mattah War Sticks, Mattah Staffs, Streamers & Tambourines. Technique and ministry training are both provided.

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LOCATION

Pottstown Dance Theater

72 W Main St, Pottstown, PA 19465

*There is free street parking available.*

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ENROLLMENT INFO

$25 - ALL STUDENTS

*ENROLLMENT FOR MORE CLASSES CLOSES ON 12/31/2022

*CLASSES BEGIN ON 1/7/2023

Young Ballet Dancer

DRESS CODE

Students are required to abide by the dress code. Hair is to be neat and secured off the face/neck.  Necklaces, bracelets and large earrings are prohibited.  Please see class descriptions for specific details.