Ballet 1 | Ages 7 | Mondays | 4:30 to 5:45pm | 18 weeks | 22.5 hours instruction
$525 No Hidden Registration Fees/ Production or Costume Fees
Starts September 10- January 21
Winter Performance " Nutcracker" December 7,8,9
Instructor: Christine Juarez , Director, WSPA
Attire Recommended Styles:
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)
Turquoise tank Leotard.Online purchase or example www.discountdance.com N5501C turquoise tank leotard
Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white Short Sleeve Leotard
Ballet 1 is an introductory level that builds on the concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing and a strong sense of anatomy. An 18 week curriculum is followed that bases each class on a strong concept of movement, space or the body and how it works. A twist on the traditional classical ballet class we will start each with a class with a vigorous series of locomotor movements across the floor, for example: skips, gallops, chasses, and prances. Ballet 1 digs deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary with a beginner barre , center floor and jumping sections of class. Peer to peer correction, 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.
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:
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.
Parent Toddler Dance | Ages 18 months to 2.5 years | Tuesdays | 9:15 to 10am | 18 weeks (Coben)
No Registration, or additional Fees
Starts September 11-December 18
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.