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Our Mission

At Heart of Worship Dance Ministry, we train dancers in Classical Ballet and Jazz.

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 for Recital.

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 Sept- Nov and a Winter Semester that runs from Jan through May, with our Annual Recital 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 Recital classes.

(10 weeks)

  • Monday classes
    Sept. 11- Nov. 6, 2017
  • Thursday classes
    Sept. 14- Nov 16, 2017

Winter classes allow time for worship and dance technique, as well as learning our Recital dances, ordering dance costumes and learning a song in sign language, all to be performed at our Annual Spring Recital in May!


  • Monday classes
    Jan. 8- April 30, 2018
  • Thursday classes
    Jan 11- May 3, 2018

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 5 year old daughter, Lily, who is enjoying her third season of dance with Heart of Worship. 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 10 week session.

  • Pre-Ballet classes are 30min class $80.
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo 1hr class $100.
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo 1.5 hrs class $120.

Winter Classes are a 16 week session.

  • Pre-Ballet classes are 30min class $110.
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo 1hr class $140.
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo 1.5 hrs 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 $50-$85.

Recital Fee

  • Each dancer pays a Recital fee of $30 to perform in the Recital, or $55 per family if there is more than one dancer.
  • This gives the dancer 5 tickets for the show. Additional tickets can be purchased for $6 each.

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 and small healthy snack for our 5min break during the 1hr combo classes.

Attendance Policy

During Winter Recital Classes if a dancer is ABSENT MORE THAN 3 CLASSES, they MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PERFORM IN RECITAL. 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 participate in Recital. If they are NOT eligible to perform in Recital, please know the Recital 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 Center 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 each of the 10 – 16 classes, Dress Rehearsal and Recital. 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, Dress Rehearsal or at the Recital, we will not hold Heart of Worship Dance Ministry, Dancer’s for Life or Henry Ford College responsible in any way.

Class Schedule

Monday Classes

  • Ballet/Jazz Combo (4-5yr) 5:00-6:00p
  • Pre-Ballet (2-4yr) 6:00-6:30p
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo (5-7yr) 6:30-7:30p
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo (8-teen) 7:30-8:30p

Thursday Classes

  • Pre-Ballet (2-4yr) 5:00-5:30p
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo (4-6yr) 5:30-6:30p (LEVEL 1)
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo (5-8yr) 6:30-7:30p (LEVEL 2) (Must have teachers approval to be in this class)
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo (8-teen) 7:30-9:00p


How to Register

Our Events

May 4, 2018

May 5, 2018


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