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Our Mission

At Heart of Worship Dance Ministry, we train dancers in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, HipHop/Praise Dance.

The dancers then learn how to use dance to worship the Lord. Each class is structured to allow time to pray, read scriptures verses about worship, explaining who God is and why He deserves all our love, adoration and PRAISE! Every class has time for dancers to freely express their love to God through song, dance and using tambourines/ribbons. Dancers also learn Classical ballet and Jazz techniques at the barre, across the floor exercises and learn their dances.

Our mission is to create a Heart of Worship in every dancer!

About Our Classes

Heart of Worship offers two dance semesters.

A Fall Semester that runs from Oct – Nov and a Winter Semester that runs from Jan through May, with Outreach Performance in May.


Fall classes are different than Winter classes. During the Fall, our classes are focused on learning/improving dance technique and allows more time for worship. Fall classes help the dancer train and prepare for the Winter Performance classes.

(7 weeks)

  • Monday classes Oct. 7 – Nov. 18, 2019
  • Tuesday classes Oct. 8 – Nov. 19, 2019
  • Thursday classes Oct. 3 – Nov 21, 2019

    *No class on 10/31/2019

Winter classes allow time for worship and dance technique, as well as learning our dances, ordering dance costumes and learning a song in sign language, with Outreach Performances in May!

(14 weeks)

  • Monday classes
    Jan. 13 – April 20, 2020
    * No class on 4/13/2020
  • Tuesday classes
    Jan. 14 – Apr. 21, 2020
    * No class on 4/14/2020
  • Thursday classes
    Jan 16 – Apr. 23, 2020

Our Instructors


About Miss Leah

Miss Leah has over 25 years of dance training in Classical ballet, lyrical, jazz and hip hop. She has studied dance at Pamela’s School of Dance in Dearborn, under Pamela Dunworth. She also studied at Jan’s Dance Connection, Henry Ford Community College and has attended many dance workshops with Master Dancers/choreographers from around the world, including Janice Barringer, Daryl Retter and Laurianne Gibson to name a few.

She started her ballet education at the age of 5years old and has been committed to learning and growing as a dancer ever since. She has taught dance for 6 years at Henderson’s Dance Academy, Dancing Feats in Farmington Hills and Adult Aerobic Dance & Adult Hip Hop classes at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

She stepped down from teaching back in 2009 when her 1st daughter was born. During that time God gave her the desire and vision to one day start her own Christian Dance School. This dream became reality in January 2014. She is the proud owner of Heart of Worship Dance Ministry and feels very blessed and honored to teach dancers how to use dance to worship the Lord. It is her God-given desire to help create a true Heart of Worship in every dancer. Miss Leah is happily married and has 3 beautiful daughters, who enjoy dancing at Heart of Worship. She is also a pediatric nurse.


About Miss Sabine

Miss Sabine was born and raised in the French Alps. At age four, she began her dance training and by the age of six started rhythmic gymnastics. Throughout her 14 years of training, she studied classical ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and rhythmic gymnastics. She devoted eight hours a week to rigorous training and was able to participate in many recitals and performances. She frequently earned high placements in over 60 competitions and traveled throughout France with her solo, duet, and team routines. One of her favorite experiences was a ten day rhythmic gymnastics training intensive she attended in Budapest, Hungary.

In July 2005, Miss Sabine moved to Michigan to be an Au Pair. She and her husband homeschool their daughter Lily, who has danced at Heart of Worship for 5yrs. Miss Sabine began teaching dance with Heart of Worship in September 2015, and thoroughly enjoys sharing God’s Word and her love of dance with her students. She considers herself very blessed to have this new opportunity to use her training to help others worship the Lord with dance!

Policy / Program

Registration Fee

Registration Fee is $10 per dancer and is due at time you register for class.


Tuition is paid in full at the 1st class of each new dance session.

Fall Classes are a 8 week session.

  • Pre-Ballet classes are 30min class $75.
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo 1hr class $95.

Winter Classes are a 14 week session.

  • Pre-Ballet classes are 30min class $140.
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo 1hr class $160.


We offer several discount options at Heart of Worship.

Family Discount

  • The 1st child pays full price of tuition but any additional siblings will receive $10 off their total tuition.

Friend Referral

  • Refer a new dancer to our studio and save $10 off your tuition.
  • Up to $20 off total tuition. Must be a NEW dancer who enrolls for the whole dance semester.

Costume Fee

  • We order our dance costumes from professional dancewear catalogs. The costume prices range between $60-$100.

    Dress Code

    Dancers are expected to arrive to class dressed in proper dance attire:

    • Theatrical pink tights
    • Theatrical pink ballet shoes
    • full sole, leather ballet shoes, for dancers under 8y.
    • split sole, leather ballet shoes, for dancers over 8y.
    • Any color/style leotard and tutu
    • Hair pulled back in bun/pony
    • No jewelry (only stud earrings)
    • No gum or candy in class
    • Dancers may wear leg warmers, small fitted sweaters if it is cold.
    • Dancers may bring a water bottle.

    Attendance Policy

    During Winter Classes if a dancer is ABSENT MORE THAN 3 CLASSES, they MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PERFORM. This is because they will fall behind on their choreography. After missing 3 classes, the decision will be made by their dance instructor if they can perform. If they are NOT eligible to perform, please know the costume/tuition are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, the dancer will still be able to participate in dance class for the remainder of the session.

    Anti-Bully Policy

    Heart of Worship Dance Ministry has a NO BULLYING POLICY. Being a Christian based dance school we will NOT tolerate bullying in any capacity. It is unacceptable and ungodly. If any dancer or dancer’s parent is found “bullying” another dancer, parent, dance instructor or Heart of Worship Dance Ministry, either on social media or in person, they may be asked to leave the dance studio.

    Parent/Guardian Agreement

    Heart of Worship Dance Ministry is a Christian based organization. By electing to place my child/children in this program, I/We acknowledge and accept that Christian Bible based materials will be included in this curriculum and taught in conjunction to the arts. Each class will consist of a lesson on Biblical worship, scripture verses, time to worship God as a class and prayer.

    • I/We also agree to do our best to attend all dance classes, rehearsals, and performances.
    • I/We understand that this will encourage our child/children to be committed to the projects they start in life.
    • I/We also agree to remain on premise while our child attends dance class. Either in the building or parking lot.
    • I/We also agree that if our child gets injured in class, rehearsal or performances, we will not hold Heart of Worship Dance Ministry responsible in any way.

    Class Schedule

    Monday Classes

    • Ballet/Jazz Combo (5-7yr) 6:30-7:30p
    • Ballet/Jazz Combo (8-10yr) 7:35-8:35p

    Tuesday Classes

    • Pre-Ballet (2-4yr) 5:00-5:30p
    • HipHop/Praise Dnc (9-11yr) 5:35-6:35p
    • Technique/Conditioning (9yr-teen)
      Intermediate level 6:40-7:40p
    • HipHop/Praise Dnc (12yr-teen) 7:45-8:45p

      Thursday Classes

      • Ballet/Jazz Combo (4-6yr) 5:15-6:15p
      • Ballet/Jazz Combo (7-9yr) 6:20-7:20p
      • Ballet/Jazz Combo (10yr-teen) 7:25-8:25p

      How to Register

      • Call Leah at (313) 205-1484
      • Email Leah at
      • Let us know your dancers first & last name, age, and desired class.
      • October 1st, 2018 Open Enrollment for Winter 2019 Session.
      • May 1st, 2019 Open Enrollment for Fall 2019 Session.

      PDF  Welcome Packet / Handbook
      Please read and keep for personal records.

      PDF  Parent Agreement / Registration Form
      Please print, fill out, and bring to the first class.

      Our Events

      May 3, 2019

      May 4, 2019


      William F. Weber Performing Arts Center
      26255 Schoolcraft
      Redford, MI 48239


      All dancers are invited to be a part of our Outreach Performance for the seniors. More information to come.

      Visit Us Today

      Classes are held at Dancer's For Life Dance Studio located at 6254 Middlebelt, Garden City MI.


      Classes are held at Dancer's For Life Dance Studio located at 6254 Middlebelt, Garden City MI.


      (313) 205-1484


      Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm