Ballet 5/Pointe | Ages 11 to 18 | Twice Weekly Tue 5:30 to 7pm and Friday 4:30-6:00| 36 classes 54 hours of instruction | $1,175 ( Juarez/Morser)
No Registration, Production or Costume Fees
Start Dates September 10- January 24th
Placement Questions: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Juarez, Director WSPA ( Fridays)
Madeline Morser, WSPA Dance Faculty ( Tuesdays)
Ballet 5 is most often taken along with:
Rehearsal 5 Nutcracker Fridays following Technique class for those students who crave working on more choreography for Nutcracker and will be in a minimum of 3 dances.
Contemporary Modern 5
Hip Hop 4.
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 Discountdance.com Strap or tank leotard style # Lub203 or L8720 color Aubergine ( Plum)
Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white Short Sleeve Leotard
Ballet 5 is a minimum of a two to three year intermediate/advanced technical level. On the rare occasion a student can audition to start dance in level 4/5 if they have had previous experience or show exceptional talent to jump levels to begin. Ballet 4/5 is a love that prepares young girls for pointe and young males for exceptional. The concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing, musicality, and a strong emphasis on anatomy, core strength in 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. Stretching will be heavily included to increase range of motion. Ballet 4/5continues 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 Students are invited to start Pre-Pointe in year 2 once they show proficiency in holding alignment, strength and turn out.
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.