Celebrate Dance Academy 

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.

Our desire is to 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.

Summer Classes

Dance with us this summer! Whether you are new to dance, looking to try a style you've never danced before or you're a seasoned pro, we have a place for you. Summer classes range from workshops to full-week camps in various styles such as ballet, tap, modern, art & faith, pilates, and musical theatre. For dancers age 3–adult.

Dance Styles

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