Give the sport of baton twirling a whirl! Instructor Tracy Daniels Wimpee will introduce your child to this fun, physical
activity that encourages coordination, flexibility and control. Tracy has been twirling since she was 4 years old, and has won many State/Regional/National titles along with being on the World Team in 1989. In the last 2 years she has gotten back into teaching baton and is now a certified USTA (United States Twirling Association) Coach. Her goal is to bring back baton into Michigan. During baton classes, your child will start learning the basics and will build from there. Whether a child becomes involved in parade groups, community lessons, or competitions, she will be afforded the opportunity to learn and gain.
Maria was born in Milwaukee, WI. At a young age, her family moved back to Bogota, Colombia where her mother is from. There she spent most of her childhood and teenage years. As an adult, she received her degree in physical therapy and moved to Holland. While living in Columbia, she was exposed to amazing music and dance. When she moved back to the States, Maria missed the dancing. When she discovered Zumba, she felled blessed. She has taught Zumba is many locations around the Holland area, and loves sharing the culture with others. She is grateful for all the people she has met through teaching Zumba. Thanks to them, she is able to dance, which is one of her favorite things! Along with dancing, she likes to camp, take her dog for walks, and travel. "Life is too short not to enjoy. Do the things you love; live every day as it was your last"!
Turning Pointe Dance
Instructor Brooke Williams was born and raised in Hudsonville, MI. She teaches Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop at Turning Pointe School of Dance and currently serves as the Leader of the Ballet Division at the Hudsonville location. She has also coached the Hudsonville Dance Team and has also run the dance ministry for a local church. Students in Brooke's classes will enjoy experiencing a new dance form and will catch her contagious enthusiasm!
Tom Reverman grew up in the greater Lansing area. He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2015, with a degree in Wildlife Management. He started working for Park Township Recreation in August of 2016. Tom enjoys fishing, drawing, painting, going to the beach with his dog.
Emily graduated from Alma College in 2015 with a degree in teaching. She played Lacrosse in high school and at Alma. Now Emily teaches 6th grade math and assistant coaches lacrosse for Grand Canyon University in Arizona.
The Dog House Resort and Spa
Voted #1 Best of West Michigan 10 Years and Counting!
Hello, My name is Elizabeth, I am the trainer at The Dog House Resort & Spa. Growing up I always wanted to be a vet or help animals in some way. I quickly learned that more pets are given away or even put down due to having behavioral problems over anything else. I knew I would prefer to help people understand their dogs and make living with a pet a constantly enjoyable experience, more than I would working medically on dogs. I graduated from The Animal Behavioral College in 2013 with honors. I really enjoyed their program and continue to work with dogs every day to solve behavioral problems, making better habits. I am a firm believer that it is easier to make good habits than it is to break old ones. Starting every dog off with basic obedience is extremely important, and a great bonding experience for all dog owners!
Adult and High School Fictional Writing
Morris Long is a working screenwriter from Chicago, Illinois. In 2015, he graduated from the American Film Institute with his Masters in screenwriting. His script, 'Dead River Girl' won the Austin Film Festival’s 2014 Dramatic Screenplay Award. His work has also placed highly in the Page Awards and Script Pipeline Feature Screenwriting Competition. He is currently drafting a feature for a Chinese production company, while developing several independent films.
Long Range Archery
Brandon Miedema is the lead archery instructor for Long Range Archery LLC and currently holds a USA Archery Level 2 instructor certification with a Team USA SafeSport certificate. Long Range Archery's "Introduction to Archery program" will focus on the fundamentals and safety of archery. This class will teach participants the "Six Steps to Success" to maximize their learning and accuracy.
Boys and Girls Club/Art Teacher
Beth De Jong grew up in Holland and graduated from Hope College with a degree in Elementary Education and a Fine Arts Major. Her hobbies include painting with oils and watercolor, singing, and playing several instruments. She is involved in a choir called Lake Effect which raises awareness and money for different needs in the community. She has taken several private art classes throughout her life, taught at Holland Christian and privately, and taught art at the Boys and Girls Club for three years. She loves working with kids and looks forward to being able to teach your child!
We love working with PKSA! Owners Michael, Heather, and their team work with all ages, and any ability level! From Tiny Tigers to senior self-defense classes, they are committed to teaching safety in our community. If you are looking for a school that is committed to teaching traditional martial arts while improving concentration, self-discipline, respect, leadership skills, focus, self-confidence, and physical fitness, then look no further than PKSA Karate Holland.
The Makery - Art Classes
Adriana Binaku is owner of The Makery in Holland. Adriana offers a variety of art classes for a variety of ages! Sign up for a "Fairy House Workshop", a "Paint Party" or a sewing class. Her specializes are sewing, home decor, custom memory keepsakes, and art parties! Explore your creative side with Adriana.
Director of Etissenttials
Stacey Carpin, Ettisentials Director equips children and adults with leadership skills. Her passion is sharing the good news and offering hands-on, interactive training. She has taught at public, and private schools, universities, businesses, churches, and camps. Mrs. Carpin believes there is a leader within, and looks forward to having you in class!
Owner of Myjoy Designs - Sewing
Megan has been sewing and creating for the last 25 years. She
first learned the basics from school and quickly developed a love and passion
for sewing. She currently owns Myjoy designs a small local business featuring
headbands, bags, clothing and more made by Megan. She enjoys camping and music
festivals with her family and friends.
"I love being able to share what I have
learned from experience over the years. By doing this I hope that others will
find the same joy from sewing as I have."
Owner of GooGenius - Cartoon Drawing
I grew up in Midland, Michigan. I’ve always loved cartooning and although I have never had any formal training, I have continued to develop my cartoon technique and understanding throughout my life. I attended Hope College and contributed a weekly comic strip called Perkins to the school newspaper. I graduated from Hope with a business and art composite degree in 1992. I then played basketball abroad, in six different countries but largely in France, retiring in 2005.
While overseas, I had the opportunity to study how other cultures use graphic stories and cartoon techniques for all sorts of social commentary and communication. I regularly attended many cartoon festivals including the largest European gathering of illustrators and authors at Angouleme. I contributed to a number of European newspapers and magazines on a sporadic to regular basis…most notably a three year run with France’s top basketball magazine MaxiBasket.
I decided that, despite the stigma cartoons and comics sometimes carry in the States, they are really a very sophisticated and effective way to transmit ideas. I’ve spent my time since basketball studying the attributes of visual stories and developing prototypes for applying them to various disciplines. On returning to the United States to live in 2007 I founded GooGenius, a company dedicated to applying cartoons to a broad spectrum of communication needs…including fun applications like my Goo Guys & Gals series of early readers.