Wonderfully Made Dance is a donation based ballet ministry of Mosaic Ft Worth.

We serve as a safe and fun place for children and adults to learn expression and beauty through dance. Every gesture, expression and action speaks about the dancer and reveals a glimpse of their relationship with God. We find freedom in dance.

Our Mission

God is an artist; the first thing we learn is that God is a creator, a designer.
 Through God’s creation we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
 Wonderfully Made Dance is a donation based ballet ministry of Mosaic Ft Worth. We serve as a safe and fun place for children and adults to learn expression and beauty through dance. Every gesture, expression and action speaks about the dancer and reveals a glimpse of their relationship with God. We find freedom in dance.

Our Instructor

Kaitlin O’Connell-Owens

Kaitlin is a classically trained ballerina, and created this ministry as a means to share her passion and love for dance. Under the direction of Herci Marsden, she began ballet at the age of three with Rhode Island State Ballet. At the age of eight she was invited to perform The Nutcracker with The Moscow Ballet, and at eleven with The Lexington Ballet. By twelve she was a pupil of Lone Star Ballet’s director Neil Hess at Hess School of Dance; where she performed annually in Lone Star Ballet’s The Nutcracker. She had opportunity to perform in various other productions with the company and was involved in the outdoor musical drama Lone Star Rising for several summers under Neil Hess’s direction. Her freshman year of college she began pursuit of her BA Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Hawaii Manoa; but had to change plans after the progression of an injury. Since that time, God has given her a vision to see children of all ages and backgrounds find freedom and beauty in expression of worship through dance.

Class Information


Schedule

Below is a guideline for each level; dancer’s ages will be taken into account as well as their abilities. Dancers Level II and beyond are seriously encouraged to attend twice a week. The more practice and instruction a dancer receives the faster they will improve and the better they will understand the intricacies of ballet. If you have a question about your child’s recommended level for next year, please speak with me and I would be happy to explain my decision. All classes will need at least three students to make.

Ballet Intro: 3-4yrs | Ballet I: 5+ | Ballet II: 8+ | Ballet III: 11+ | Ballet IV: 14+
Adult: Beginner-Intermediate Barre | Beginner (no floor work)


Supply List

Each dancer will need ballet shoes for class. Girls should wear their leotard and tights, while boys will need to come to class in a solid color t shirt and either knee length athletic shorts or black tights. Hair must be off the neck and away from the face.

Adult Students

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Our adult students are a mix of dancers returning to their art after years away and adults new to dance. With a supportive, positive and fun environment, students are encouraged to challenge themselves to try new things, push their limits and brave the unknown.
Wonderfully Made Dance’s Adult classes are aimed at beginner through intermediate students. Our Barre class is the perfect starting place for students who are new to ballet, as most of our adult students are. The Barre class focuses on basic technique, balance and conditioning without ever leaving the wall support. For more extensive class work we offer a full Adult Ballet class for the beginner/intermediate level. This class includes all the elements of the barre class as well as floor work.
Adult students are not subject to the same dress code as the younger dancers. While hair still needs to be pulled away from the face and feet outfitted with ballet flats, adult dancers are not required to wear leotards and tights, though some claim doing so makes them dance better! 

Dancer’s Closet

Our Dancer’s Closet is a collection of gently used dance wear available on loan from the ministry for registered students. Operating under the same mission statement as the ministry itself, all equipment is leased free of charge. Please speak with Kaitlin for additional dance wear information and requests.

Donation Information

We provide ballet classes and equipment to all interested children and adults free of charge. This means that the continued success of Wonderfully Made Dance Ministries relies on the generosity and support of the community. Donations to WMD are used to maintain the studio space, as well as to provide dance wear on loan at no cost to reduce the financial burden on dancers even further.  Wonderfully Made appreciates your support and promises to put your donations to good use making the arts come alive in Fairmount district!

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you!  Feel free to use to form below, or give us a call for more information.

1400 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104

817-323-4356

info@wmdance.org

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