The Mission of Wildwood Ballet:
To glorify God and enjoy Him forever – through the art of dance.
Theme for 2014-2015:
”I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.” – John 15:5
“…Christ in you the hope of glory” - Colossians 1:27
In 1997, Robin Stuyverson was asked by Wildwood Church to teach dance classes to 3-8 year olds for a Children’s Ministry project entitled “Kids Expressing Their Faith Through the Arts”. Because of the interest generated from the project, Robin continued teaching after school dance classes for several years at Wildwood Church, while also teaching at a local dance studio, Sharon Davis School of Dance. By 2002, the dance classes at Wildwood were officially named “Wildwood Ballet”. It has been our privilege to offer weekly dance classes to children, youth, and adults in several disciplines – Ballet, Pointe, Pre-Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Conditioning. Graciously, Wildwood Church agreed to install dance floors, mirrors, and barres into two church classrooms, where we teach weekly.
In addition to dance classes, we have a resident dance company, Wildwood Ballet Company, comprised of our Upper Division students. Wildwood Ballet Company annually presents an original story ballet concert as a fundraiser and outreach to our community. This year’s concert – The Journey: Act 2 ~ Take 2 will be presented at FSU’s Opperman Music Hall on March 7 and March 8, 2015. Our company is also devoted to community service and will be participating in a project at Westminster Oaks Retirement Community culminating in an abbreviated presentation of The Journey: Act 2 ~ Take 2 at the Maguire Center in April 2015. For more information on our company, please see our company brochure in the document sidebar.
In addition to classes and a company, we also offer annual summer dance camps. Our on-site dance camps focus on various styles of technique while including bible studies that are pertinent to our annual theme. Also, because of our strong belief in community service, we will be offering dance camps to needy children in our community this year. Our teaching staff and senior company members will lead these camps.