Broadway Jazz Dance | Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 | Adults | 6 class Workshop |
6 weeks Starts October 3,10,17,24,31, Nov. 2
Description: Join in and learn the basics of Broadway jazz or revisit your past training. Jazz warm up, isolations, as well as choreography taught from a hit musical. Each class will add on another section and by your 6th week you will know a dance . This class if for fun and may be followed up by another workshop pulling from another popular musical.
Instructor: Rena Bailey Barrett
joins our West Seattle Community recently relocating from California where she was very involved in teaching, choreographing and staging musicals for all ages and levels. Rena teaches all levels of, jazz and modern, as well as other techniques. She holds a BFA in Dance from Unites States International University. She has taught Dance for 11 years at the College of the Canyons, and has also taught at the School for Creative Performing Arts in Sarasota Florida. She has been part of the Canyon Theater Guild and Santa Clara Regional Theater. She has dance on cruise ships and performed endlessly as a dancer in musical theater productions.
Attire: Leggings, T- shirt or leotard, Comfortable Clothing, jazz shoes, ballet slippers or socks.
Adult Introductory Ballet | Mondays | 10:15 to 11:45am | 18 weeks | $425 or $25 per class (Juarez)
Starts September 10- January 21
Drop in Rate; $25 Minimum of $100 to purchase Drop in Classes ( 4 classes)
Adult morning classes are discounted. Drop in Students may purchase a drop in card with a minimum of 4 classes at the front desk or online. Your attendance will be noted at the front desk when you attend class. You may carry your drop in class card for a year.
When you register for the term in advance you receive a class free. Register online or at the front desk
Instructor: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA/ Guest Instructor
Adult Beginner/ Int. Ballet is a perfect class for those who may have danced in the past or are beginners ready to jump in! 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. Petite Allegro/ Grand Allegro will also be taught and options for lower impact jumps will be offered as an alternative. Focus on Turning and longer combinations will be integrated into this A love of moving, music, and camaraderie will all be embraced .
Attire: Comfortable leggings, leotard, t-shirts, ballet slippers,Hair back
Ballet 6/7/Pointe | by placement | Three times per week (Tues/Thur/Sat) | Tues 7 to 8:45. Thurs 7 to 8:30 | Sat 12:30 to 2pm | 18 weeks | 64 classes | 81 hours of instruction | $1,668 (Morser)
No Registration, Costume or Production Fees
September 11- January 28th
Christine Juarez, Director WSPA (Thursday/Saturday)
Madeline Morser, WSPA Dance Faculty ( Tuesdays)
Ballet 6/7 is an advanced technical level. Students who have been dancing at in intermediate level or advanced level for 5 years or more would be eligible for this level. Class will be taught at a high skill level emphasizing barre, center, petite and grand allegro. Multiple turns, beats in petite allegro and longer floor sequences. Strength, flexibility, musicality and emphasis on proper alignment are strongly taught at this level. Artistry at the highest level will be taught. Ballet 6/7 is our most advanced technical level and we welcome dancers studying ballet with a focus on skill, those that may be entertaining a future as a dance major or minor in college a professional career in dance or those that have danced in their lives and desire an advanced level of training.
Students are invited to enroll in Pointe Technique.. This is strictly a technique class. Students wishing to perform need to register for Rehearsal 6/7 on Saturdays. Those enrolled will have 2-3 dances in our Seasonal Winter Concert. Contemporary Modern 5 , Jazz 4/5 and Lyrical 6/7 are highly recommended as a performance component to this class.
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.