About Higher Praise Dance Academy

Higher Praise Dance Academy in Detroit, Michigan, is a 501© 3, non-profit dancers
educational center whose mission is to provide youth with excellent enrichment
and self-development opportunities as well as community service and outreach
experience, and to provide training for youth and adults in various art forms for
personal and spiritual enrichment.

Higher Praise Dance Academy has been operating since January 1997, with annual recitals since 1998.  The dance academy is located inside an old Lutheran School inside Nazareth Lutheran Church. The classrooms have been renovated into dance studios.  The school has a reception area with lounge, 2 studios, and 1 master studio.  There is also a classroom for dance ministry school, charm school, youth workshops and tutorial lessons.  A computer lab is presently being worked on for the after school programs.



*Martial Arts   (Ages 7 – Adult)                                            
*Various Dance Classes (Ages  3 1/2 – Adult)
*Monthly Youth Workshops – A time for youth to be encouraged to pursue career goals, and abstain from sex, drugs, and alcohol.  
*Christian Charm School Class   - This class is designed to give young ladies ages 8 - 12 the opportunity to learn etiquette skills in a biblical context.                                       
*Community Outreach - Where the youth and adults go on outings to showcase their talent and give away clothes and/or food, etc.
*On-Line Dance Ministry Class - Teaching Dance Ministry through teleconferencing.  See Class Schedule for more details regarding on-line class.
*Summer Dance Camp – A program offered during the summer where kids would enjoy summer dance classes and youth workshops, free snack, 4 days a week and 3 hours per day at a minimal cost.
*Free Dance Class Opportunities – 6 Days a year we offer classes for free as an open house to invite the people in the community to our school.



  • First Steps Dance Class
  • Children's Christian Charm Class
  • Youth Praise Dance
  • Youth Mime Class
  • Gospel Hip Hop
  • Adult Praise Dance
  • Youth Workshops
  • Adult Ballroom Dance Lessons
  • Martial Arts
  • Dance Ministry School Class


higher praise book

Teacher's Edition
teachers edition

Student Training Manual
student edition

The Student Training Manual is specifically for classroom instruction. 

The Teacher's Training Manual is currently SOLD OUT. 

It is recommended that leader attend a one-day workshop for Facilitator’s Training, if leader is unable to first be a student in Susan’s class.  This workshop will prepare the leader on how to effectively teach from the Student Training Manual.  Should you want information to attend a Facilitator’s Training Workshop, please send your request via e-mail to susan.alexander70@yahoo.com.


Please send an e-mail to the above address, when placing an order to purchase training manual.