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 Values

Vulnerability

We believe that our weakness and imperfections make us more relatable as people and artists, so we openly share them with others.

Compassion

We believe in meeting others at their core needs (physical, spiritual, emotional, mental) by suspending judgment and empathizing with their perspectives and pain.

Intentionality

We believe in being deliberate with our words, actions and behaviors, knowing they have a profound impact on the world around us as well as ourselves.

Inclusivity

We believe that a genuine desire to experience the benefits of dance earns you stage rights, so we welcome dancers of all abilities.

Community

We believe that banding together with each other, the dance community and like-minded organizations enables us to overcome bigger challenges.

Safe Space

We believe in intentionally creating safe and welcoming environments to empower expression and care for others.

Our Instructors

Kaitlin O’Connell-Owens – Founder

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.

Madison Baldwin – Teacher

Madison began dancing with Wonderfully Made Dance in her eighth-grade year. She has continued to dance with Wonderfully Made Dance through high school and into college and hopes to be a part of it for a very long time. She began as a student, and later a teaching assistant as well. She now teaches both Barre and the Ballet Intro and Ballet IA classes. Wonderfully Made Dance has truly changed her life and she doesn’t know where she would be without it. When Madison is in the studio she feels: safe, happy, and at home. This studio has given her and many others the opportunity to dance and she is forever grateful for that. When she dances she can truly express myself in ways she couldn’t before. Madison doesn’t dance to be a professional dancer but for fun, happiness, and expression.
Being a ballet teacher has brought Madison so much joy. She absolutely loves teaching the little ones all and seeing how their faces light up when they master a turn, position, or dance. Wonderfully Made Dance will always be a part of her, and a second home.

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Class Information


Schedule

Below is a guideline for each level; dancer’s ages will be considered as well as their abilities. Dancers Ballet 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 IA: 5yrs | Ballet IB: 6-7yrs I Ballet II: 8-10 or by placement | Ballet III: 11yrs or by placement | Ballet IV: 14yrs or by placement I Ballet PP: by placement only I PBT- Progressing Ballet Technique by Marie Walton-Mahon
Adult: Beginner-Intermediate Class I Barre: Beginner (no floor work)

MONDAY

  • 4:00-5:00pm Ballet IA
  • 5:00-6:30pm Ballet PP
  • 6:30-7:30pm Office Hours
  • 7:30-9:00pm Adult

TUESDAY

  • 9:30-10:30am Adult Barre
  • 11:15-11:45am Ballet Intro (3yrs)
  • 12:00-12:30pm Ballet Intro (4yrs)
  • 12:30-1:00 Ballet IA / IB Combo
  • 1:15-2:15pm Ballet II
  • 4:00-5:00pm Ballet II
  • 5:15-6:30pm Ballet III
  • 8:15-9:00pm En Pointe

THURSDAY

  • 4:00-5:00pm Ballet IB
  • 5:00-6:30pm Ballet PP
  • 6:45-8:15pm Ballet IV
  • 8:15-9:00pm En Pointe

FRIDAY

  • 10:00-11:00am Barre / PBT Alternating
  • 4:00-5:00pm Ballet I
  • 5:15-6:30pm Ballet III
  • 6:30-8:00pm Ballet IV / Adult Combo

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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