2021-2022 Class Season – Northfield


Reign Dance Theater brings hope to life on both sides of the curtain – and beyond!

We invite you to join us this fall as Reign Dance Theater teacher, Elise (Johnson) Barraza will be offering ballet and worship classes in Northfield, MN!  The Bible tells us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength” and worship dance expresses all of those!  Engaging our physical bodies in movement provides a powerful way to worship God in a fullness that cannot be reached any other way.

Each ballet and worship class is designed to help every student, regardless of skill level, to grow in worship through dance and prepare as kingdom ambassadors of Jesus Christ to carry His heart of love into the church and around the world.


CLASSICAL BALLET (ages 7+)*:   Beginner-Intermediate traditional ballet classes designed for learning foundational ballet technique through the disciplines of barre warmup, routines in center, stretching, and choreography.  Perfect for those desiring to dance with skill and excellence not only in personal worship, but also as a platform for effectively sharing God’s heart of love with others through dance.

KIDS CLASS (ages 5-7)*:   An introductory blend of ballet and worship in a format for kids to engage in and enjoy “praising His name with dancing”!

WORSHIP IMPROVISATION (ages 12 and up)*: A more contemporary style warmup with simple routines followed by improvisation exercises that are designed to grow creative expression through dance.  Topics for improvisation exercises would include, but not be limited to: scripture, identity, God’s heart for us and for each other, and testimony/storytelling.  The class wraps up with a time to worship freely in His presence.  Perfect for those desiring to grow in more contemporary technique and develop deeper creativity and expression of God’s heart through dance.

PROPHETIC/CREATIVE WORSHIP (ages 12 and up) (ages 7-11 may also register with a parent or older sibling taking the class)*:  A dance class not focused on technique or specific movement, but rather on the heart behind the movement.  Designed for learning to follow the Holy Spirit in dance.  Classes include creative warmup, teaching time, exercises to facilitate putting into movement the things God is speaking to the heart.  Ends with an open time to dance in worship.

*We realize everyone’s ability to focus and engage develops at different rates, so specific ages may not apply in all situations.  Students may be considered on an individual basis where those able to focus may be included and those unable to focus may be asked to postpone involvement.


THURSDAY (In-Person)

KID’S CLASS – 3:00-3:45pm
CLASSICAL BALLET – 4:00-5:00pm


Life21 Church

2100 Jefferson Rd, Northfield, MN 55057


Ballet classes (Classical & Kids):

    • (Girls) a short sleeve black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers, and a ballet skirt (knee length or slightly above); and hair in a ponytail or bun.
    • (Boys) black sweat pants or black long sport shorts over black leggings, black t-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Worship classes:

    • Flexible, but modest.  Sweatpants and t-shirt or legging type pants with a long over-shirt or a knee length skirt with leggings and a t-shirt would be appropriate as some movement will be on the floor. Wear ballet slippers, jazz shoes, socks, or whatever footwear is comfortable.



Classical Ballet  – $60/month
Kids Class Ballet/Worship – $40/month
Worship Improvisation* – $40/month
Prophetic/Creative Worship* – $40/month

Bundle Discount:  Students taking the Classical Ballet class may add worship classes for just $20 each/month.

*Worship Improvisation and Prophetic/Creative Worship classes may be taken individually for $15/class.

REGISTRATION FEE:  $25 per student


Registration Fee and Tuition payments may be made securely online under STUDENT RESOURCES – NORTHFIELD or by check made payable to “Reign Dance Theater” and mailed to:  Reign Dance Theater, PO Box 273, Shakopee, MN 55379.


2021-2022 Class Season Registration is now OPEN!

Pre-approval is required in order to attend classes.  Please email elise.barraza@reigndancetheater.org or text Elise at (952) 688-8803 with the class/classes you would like to register for.  Once approved, you may fill out your registration form, email it, or bring a printed copy to your first class with signed hard copies of your other forms as well.

DOWNLOAD: Print and fill out your Registration Form, COVID-19 Symptom Screening Verification Form, & Release and Waiver of Liability Form (click links below).

PAY:  $25 Registration Fee may be payed securely online at the link below* or via check payable to REIGN DANCE THEATER.

* Online convenience fee of $1.10 will apply.

SEND: Signed Registration Form to Reign Dance Theater – P.O. Box 273, Shakopee, MN 55379 (with check) or email to elise.barraza@reigndancetheater.org.