Jazz Lab 5 | Ages 11 to 18 | Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:45 | 18 weeks | $525(Buckley)
Starts January 30- June 5 Tentative Performance Dates May 18- 19th
No Registration, Production or Costume Fees
Instructor: Sydney Buckley ,WSPA Dance Faculty
Sydney Buckley is an alumna of the University of Washington where she earned her B.A. in English and dance. Following graduation, she performed with the nationally acclaimed 5th Avenue Theater, where she worked closely with choreographers Joshua Bergasse, Kerry Casserly, and Angelique Ilo, as well as directors Scott Schwartz and David Bennett. Her performance credits include the 5th Avenue World-Premiere production of Secondhand Lions and A Chorus Line.
For a season, Sydney lived in Los Angeles and was a cast member at the Disneyland Resort, dancing daily in California Adventure's Pixar Play Parade. She was honored to be chosen as and original cast member of Disneyland's 60th Anniversary nighttime spectacular, Paint the Night.
Growing up, Sydney trained and later, taught and coached competitive teams at her mother's dance studio. Throughout her training, she earned choreography awards and competition titles, including Dupree Dance All Star. Sydney now resides in Seattle with her incredible husband and daughter, where she works as a freelance teacher and choreographer. Most recently she has taught at Hutch School, her alma mater University of Washington, and assisted Ellenore Scott on Pride and Prejudice at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Sydney truly feels most alive teaching children and cultivating their love for dance; she is delighted to be on faculty with Summer at Cornish this season.
Attire: Black Leggings or shorts, Solid colored leotard any style. Black Jazz shoes. Hair must be worn in a ponytail or up.
Contemporary Jazz 5 will offer a traditional warm up based in traditional jazz, exercises and techniques. Dancers will be expected to master these technical skills required for any technique such as turns, jumps and isolations . The class will also offer styles offered in combinations such as Lyrical Jazz and Contemporary combinations. which will pull from the understanding of basic jazz skills. Dancers should be taking a ballet class for the basic technique to support alignment, lines of the body and balance. This will be a challenging but fun class with a lot of work across the floor and choreography.
Options for Ballet classes include all Ballet 3,4,5,6,7 or Teen/Adult Ballet Mondays or Pre- Teen/ Teen Ballet for Other Techniques Wednesdays 5:45-7:00 p.m.
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.