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.