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Classes & Courses

Higher Praise Dance Academy offers a variety of dance instruction from Praise Dance
to Ballroom. Below is a schedule of dance instruction.  Students ages range from 4-years-old to Adult.

First Steps Ballet & Praise

Saturday: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Ages: 4 - 7 years

Students will learn basic ballet steps along with using their imagination through creative movement, dancing off of classical and/or contemporary gospel music.


Youth Ballet & Praise

Saturdays: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
Ages: 8 - 17 years

Students will learn the meaning of Praise Dance and what is required to worship the Lord in dance.  Basic dance skills will be taught along with innovative praise dance routines.


Adult Praise Dance

Thursdays: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Students will learn how to look good praise dancing using basic dance skill movements. There will be a time for exercise warm-up and basic dance skill instruction. Students will learn innovative dance routines from contemporary gospel music. Students experience an exciting time praising the Lord during this class.


Summer Dance Camp

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.  
Ages: 4 - 16 years

5 weeks long


Christian Charm Class

Summer Sessions Only

Fridays: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  

5 Weeks long


Dance Ministry School

Saturdays: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m   (March - December)

The school is designed for dance leaders and all who are involved in liturgical and/or praise dance activity.  The classes will consist of lecture, training manual called "How to Develop a Powerful Dance Ministry," and some dance movement. Also, pageantry methods will be taught.  Students will ultimately be awarded a certificate of completion for this class.

Other Available Classes

  • Online Dance Ministry Course

    Have you ever wanted to learn basic biblical knowledge of praise dance ministry but could not afford the classes, or the classes were too far for you to drive?  We have just the solution: Basic Dance Ministry Classes offered on-line at a minimal cost.

  • Youth Dance Workshops

    Quarterly - PENDING
    Ages: 12 - 18 years 

    Youth will be motivated to pursue career and educational goals taught by subject matter experts.

  • Traveling Dance Ministry Team

    Mondays: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

    If you are interested in being a part of a dance ministry team that travels throughout metro Detroit and you are at least 17 years old, please call us at 313-262-6933 to schedule your audition. 

  • Intermediate Dance Class (Technique Building)

  • Adult Ballroom Lessons


Student & Teacher Manuals

The Student Training Manual is specifically for classroom instruction. 
​The Teacher Training Manual is currently SOLD OUT.

If leaders are unable to be a student in the Dance Ministry Class, it is recommended that they attend a one-day Facilitator Training workshop.  This workshop will prepare the leaders on how to effectively teach from the Student Training Manual.  The Cost for the manual is $17.  Should you want information to attend a Facilitator’s Training Workshop, please send your request via e-mail to


Pricing & Fees

  • An annual $15 registration fee is required for all student enrollments 
  • Most classes are $45 per month
  • Dance Ministry Class - $450.00 for 9 months
  • Ballroom Dance Lessons - $55.00 for 7 weeks
  • Intermediate Dance Class - $48 per month
  • Traveling Dance Ministry Team - $250 per year
  • Low Income rates are available for youth only


"Ms. Susan is a great dance teacher and instructor. My daughter enjoys working with her and her confidence in her dancing has increased tremendously. She also offers private dance lessons which is an extra bonus. Ms. Susan loves what she does, it is definitely shown in her dancing, dedication, and her faith."
Chontavia Evans
"I love this place! I have taken classes there for eleven years! I have had a wonderful dance experience. Susan & Sandria are amazing instructors in the artistry of worshipping in dance. I enjoy being a part of the Adult Dance group."
Eleanor Campbell
"Instructor Susan is very patient with the children and you can tell she really loves what she does. It shows with her interaction with the kids."
E. Duckett