Adult Intermediate Tap | Wednesdays | 6:45 to 7:45pm | 18 weeks | $440 (Steele)
Starts September 11- January 22
Instructor: Kellsie Steele
Adult tap welcomes tappers of all levels to revisit their training as children to learn new skills. Warm ups, across the floor and rhythmic combinations that will challenge and stimulate the body and mind.
Kellsie Steele has studied dance for 24 years, performing nationally in jazz, modern, ballet, pointe, tap, lyrical, and hip hop from the age of 3. She was honorary captain of the varsity cheerleading team at Eastside Catholic High School and was captain of both her Dance and Cheerleading team at Saint Mary's College of California. She trained under the direction of Lori Buffalow and Rachel Jackson of the San Francisco 49ers as well as nationally accredited choreographers Greg Russell, Andrew Vacca, and Jeannine Sabo to name just a few. Kellsie has performed nationally at NCAA basketball tournaments, and as a member of the San Francisco 49ers Goldrush professional cheerleading and dance team has had the opportunity to perform in places such as China and Japan. Kellsie holds a Bachelors degree in Communications and has taught at multiple dance academies in both San Francisco and Seattle. Kellsie joined the Cornish Dance staff in 2014. We welcome her to West Seattle Performing Arts first term.
Attire: Comfortable clothing, tap shoes and ready to have some fun!
F 19 Adult Open Ballet | Sunday | $25 drop in Purchase |
Instructor: Stephanie Cain
Open Adult Ballet Level- Drop in students welcome!
Multi- Level great instruction for those returning to ballet or starting and have a drive to learn! Comfortable dance clothing and ballet slippers.
F 1 9 Beg/Int Ballet | Mondays |9:30am-11:00 am | Teen Adult | Juarez |
Course: 18 weeks Drop In Special $29 Ages 13- Adult
Starts September 9- January 20
Instructor: Christine Juarez
Christine Juarez Executive Director of West Seattle Performing Arts, has been directing dance programs for the past 23 years. She served as the Summer Dance Coordinator directing a national program and teaching for the Preparatory Dance Faculty at Cornish College of the Arts from 1994- 2018. She was part of the External Programming team for the college. She was the acting Director of Dance for Vashon Center for the Arts from 1996-2017on Vashon Island, WA and the Artistic Director of the Vashon Center for the Arts, a pre-professional dance company. Christine has dedicated two decades bringing the classical and contemporary arts to communities in the Seattle area . She has directed and taught dance to diverse populations for the past 34 years.. Christine has also served on the dance faculty of Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a M.S. from Indiana University in Modern dance and Physical Sciences and a B.S. in Ballet and Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Christine is a Master Artist in Residence for the state of Washington and enjoys collaborative projects annually with classroom teachers integrating academics and movement She has staged numerous full length ballets. Christine is thrilled to introduce her program and stellar faculty to the artists of the community.
Adult Beginner/ Intermediate Ballet is a perfect class for those wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical Ballet or to build on a foundation of classical training already in place. There will be a focus on building strong core and proper alignment to allow the body to work economically and easily within it's structure. Barre work, stretching, center floor exercises and combinations across the floor will be introduced and taught for all types of learners. Jumping exercises will also be taught and options for lower impact jumps will be offered as an alternative. A love of moving, music, and camaraderie will all be embraced in this adult class. Invite a friend to join you.
Attire: leggings, yoga pants, leotard, t-shirs, Ballet slippers, hair back, no jewelry and a good attitude!
F 19 Adult Beg/Int Modern | Thursdays | 6:30 to 7:45 pm | 18 weeks | Morser
Starts September 12- January 16
Instructor; Madeline Morser
Attire: Comfortable Clothing- ie Leggings, T-Shirt, tights, Leotard, bare feet and socks.
Adult Modern Beginner/ Intermediate Thursdays is open to those with some background in dance or those that are beginners and have a desire to learn. This will be a solid modern class including floor work, centre warm ups and combinations that include swings, spirals, level changes and all of the traditional techniques included in modern technique. Pulling from body somatics along with Bartenieff fundamentals the movement presented flows through the body while challenging the core and strength. Upbeat music and fun combinations give this class a full bodied workout with a great group of dancers there to move and get back into their bodies. Come try a class!