Ballet 2 | Ages 8 | Twice Weekly Tues/Thur | 4:15 to 5:30pm | 18 weeks | 36 classes | 45 hours of instruction | $1,100 (Juarez)
Starts January 29- June 6th
No registration, Performance or Costume fees!
Tentative Spring Performance May 18-19 Chief Sealth Auditorium
Instructor: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
Pink Tights (Bloch T1935G Adaptatoe Elite Children's Convertible Tights)
Shoes (Hanami 2037W Pink Ballet Slipper) runs very narrow for a wider foot (BunnyHop Slipper SO225G Pink)
Leotard Tank turquoise Leotard and alternate color Black. (Same Color as Ballet 1) online examples or purchase of leotards www.discountdance.com style number N5501C Theatricals Tank Leotard Turquoise
Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white Short Sleeve Leotard
Ballet 2 can be used as an introductory level or one that builds on Creative, Pre-Ballet and Ballet 1. The concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing ,musicality, and a strong emphasis on anatomy, core strength and the use of proper alignment are strongly taught at this level. An 18 week curriculum is followed that bases each class on concepts of movement, space or the body and how it functions. A rehearsal component is included in this class to prepare them to perform in the Seasonal Concert.
A twist on the traditional classical ballet class we will class with a vigorous series of locomotor movements across the floor, for example: skips, gallops, chasses, and prances. Ballet 2 does include a full barre, center work and petite allegro and grand allegro exercises. It digs deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary French vocabulary and the use of musical terms such as ; Adagio, moderato, allegro, presto etc are all woven into the class for a full experience. Teaching philosophy: I have a very strong philosophy of respect in the classroom. Student to teacher, Teacher to Student ,Students to each other, the space and the learning environment. Every student is an individual that learns in a unique way. My job as a teacher is to choose the best language and examples to create a stimulating and playful learning environment. I choose to eliminate negative words in the classroom like” No”,” not” or” wrong.” I believe in transparency. I crave an authentic and healthy relationship with both my students and their families.
Parent Toddler Dance | Ages 18 months to 2.5 years | Tuesdays | 9:15 to 10am | 18 weeks (Coben)
Starts January 29th- June 4th
No Registration, or additional Fees
Instructor: Faith Coben, WSPA Dance Faculty
Description: 18 months- 2.5 years
This class is taken with your child as grandparent/guardian/ nanny or parent. If your child likes to explore get hands on with instruments, move to music and work with props in a guided way join us!/Guardians and Parents are in the classroom with their little ones. Concepts are introduced each class for exploration.
Attire; Comfortable clothing and bare feet.
S 19 Creative Play | Wednesdays| 9:30-10:15 | Feb 6- April 3 | Juarez | 9 classes $135
$15 per class! A fun way to interact with your toddler! A guided movement and dance session with props, stories and Music.
Instructor: Amorita Juarez, WSPA Staff
Amorita Studied dance throughout her life at Cornish College of the Arts Preparatory Program and with Vashon Center for the Arts. She has performed and assisted in productions throughout her adult life and is currently on Administrative Staff at WSPA. Although she has followed her love of science into the field as a CNA and continues to pursue Nursing Studies she is a natural with young children and has an innate joy in the sense of play that makes her a great fit for this class!
Join us and enter into the world of guided play a precursor into a formal dance class. This 45 minutes is crafted for interaction between adult/caretaker and toddler. Musical instruments, Rhythms, tempo, dynamics, accents and songs start off this fast paced guided time. Shapes, streamers, scarves facilitate exploring pathways and sequences. Mats, hoola hoops, balls and magic wands all help your toddler get to know their body and how it can move and help them interact with the world around them. Join us for this 9 class series and make Wednesday a great mid-week day.!
Creative Movement | Ages 3-5 yrs| Fridays | 9:00-to 10:00am | 18 weeks (Coben)
Starts February 1- June 7th
Instructor: Faith Coben, WSPA Dance Faculty
Faith Coben is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and holds a BFA in Dance. She is currently teaching in Seattle and area studios and loves instructing all Ages. Her playful approach to creative movement engages each student with imagination and passion. She uses props, verbal cues, and imagery to lead parents and their adult guardians.
Description: 3-5 years
Attire; Pink Leotard and pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair back.