Ballet 3 | Ages 8 to 9 | Twice Weekly (Mon/Wed) | Monday 5:45 to 7:15pm & Wednesday 5:30 to 7pm | 18 weeks. 36 classes. 54 hours of instruction | $1,175(Juarez)
$1175 for 36 classes No Registration, Production or Costume Fees
Classes Begin September 10th- January 23
Rehearsal 3 is typically taken along with this class. Rehearsal 3 is solely devoted to working with a choreographer on classical ballet choreography for the Winter production of Nutcracker on Dec, 7,8,9
Other popular classes taken along with this class are
Hip Hop 3
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: Lulli Girls Brushed Cotton Leotard Lavendar ( discountdance.com style # LuB203C)
Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white Short Sleeve Leotard
Ballet 3 can be used as an introductory level for those students 10-11 years who show the maturity to dive in and work hard. Students would be asked to take a placement class if they are new to dance and have not taken ballet in the past 2 years. Ballet 3 can also can be taken as a sequential class following Ballet 2. 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 twist on the traditional classical ballet class we will begin each class with a vigorous series of locomotor movements across the floor, for example: skips, gallops, chasses, and prances. Ballet 3 continues with a full barre, center work petite allegro and grand allegro exercises. It continues to dig deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary French vocabulary and the use of musical terms such as; Adagio, moderato, allegro, and presto. This is strictly a technique class. Students wishing to need to register for Rehearsal 3 which meets after class on Wednesdays. Those enrolled will have 2-3 dances in our Seasonal Concert. Contemporary /Modern 3 is highly recommended along with Rehearsal for this level.
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.
Pre-Teen Cheer | Ages 9 to 14 | Wednesdays 3:45 to 4:30pm | 15 weeks | Sept. 26 to Jan. 25 | $260 (Steele)
Instructor: Kellsie Steele, WSPA Dance Faculty
Join renowned WSPA instructor, Miss Steele, in developing the skills needed to be a successful cheerleader in a fun, team oriented environment.
Miss Steele has performed nationally at NCAA basketball tournaments and internationally while a member of the San Francisco 49ers Goldrush professional cheerleading and dance team.
West Seattle Performing Arts Cheer Class will cover basic to advanced cheer technique, including:
WSPA Birthday Party | Adult or Youth | 3 hour block | $300 |
Birthday Party Packages include:
Ideas: Youth Party Themes
Beautiful Ballerina Birthday Party!
Dance Jam Party ( Learn a piece of choreography to your favorite song)
Hip Hop Hoedown!
Act out your favorite Story with music and movement
Sing a long party with our Music Instructor leading your friends in your favorite tunes.
Acting Improvisation Games
Learn how the actors fight on screen with " Stage Combat Party" Learn the tricls of Hand to Hand Stage fighting.
Adult Themes: Party Themes
Country Line Dancing
Ballet For Adults
Adult Hip Hop
Broadway Bound ( Learn a dance or scene from a Broadway Show)
Call today to reserve your birthday party for kids in West Seattle or Adults
We are located in the heart of West Seattle's Alaska Junction at:
4210 SW Edmunds St
Seattle, WA 98116
Creative Movement | Ages 3-5 yrs| Fridays | 9:00-to 10:00am | 18 weeks (Coben)
Starts September 14th- January 25th
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.