Children’s Stage Combat | Ages 9 to 12 | Saturdays | 11 to 12pm | 18 weeks | $420 (Whidbey)
18 weeks Starts September 15- January 25
No Registration, Production or Costume Fees
Instructor: Jordan Whidbey, WSPA Theatre Faculty
Description: Girls and Boys ! Have you ever wondered how the fight scenes are choreographed in film and theater? Would you like to know the secrets of hand to hand for theatrical staging? This course will teach you the many ins and outs of stage combat. From swords to hand to hand to prop fights with vases and pots this is FUN! The course is taught in a safe and fun environment with plenty of explanation so the blood is fake too!
Attire: Comfortable clothing and sneakers
Children’s Acting | Ages 4 to 7 | Saturdays | 10 to 11am | 18 weeks | $420 (Fairbrook)
Starts September 15- January 26
Winter Performance December 7.8
No Registration, Production or Costume Fees
Instructor: Karen Jo Fairbrook, WSPA Theatre Faculty
Pair this class with Saturday Pre- Ballet Level 2 11:00-12:15 or Creative Saturday 9:00-10:00 for a 2 hour block for your little Performing Artist on Saturdays!
Description: This class is a great journey into the imagination ad tradition of children's stories acted out in an creative and interactive way. Students are encouraged to become characters, animals and aliens. They create a story line and use the imagination in a big way to create true Theatre.
Attire: Comfortable clothes
Children’s Acting | Ages 8 to 12 | Tuesdays | 3:15 to 4:30pm | 18 weeks | $525 (Fairbrook)
Starts September 11- January 22
No Registration,Production or Costume Fees
Winter Performance December 7.8 Cheif Sealth Auditorium
Instructor: Karen Jo Fairbrook, WSPA Theater Faculty
Jazz: Adult Musical Theater | Wednesdays | 9:30 to 10:30am | 14 weeks | $320
Jazz Musical Theater had a delayed start because of a teacher injury. The class started on October 10 -and will run for 14 classes until January 23rd.
Instructor: Deborah Pierce
Deborah Pierce comes to Seattle by way of her home town Las Vegas, Nevada, Where she taught students of all ages from 2 1/2 to 96, from tap, jazz, disco creative movement ,acro, gymnastics and line dancing to senior citizens. She has taught for The State of Nevada Early Childhood Development Program and several dance studios as well as recreational programs. She was owner, operator and instructor for “Dance Factory” where her competitive teams won many awards receiving the “Sportsmanship” award as well as “Outstanding Choreography” award. Deborah has also been on the judging Team of many dance competitions such as “Star Power”, Rainbow Connection” and others throughout the West Coast.
Since Moving to Seattle, she has had the privilege of choreographing, musically staging and directing performances and musicals with Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre, Seattle Opera’s Teen Opera Players, Youth Opera Chorus as well as workshops and as a Teaching Artist for Seattle Opera outreach programs, most notably “Cinderella in Espanza”, “Dido and Aneas” and “The Mikado”. She has choreographed “Carrie the Musical” and “Heathers” for Bellevue College, “A Christmas Story”, Little Mermaid” and Drowsy Chaperone” for Bainbridge Performing Arts. Directed, staged and choreographed “Hamilton/Les Miserables” for Seattle Public Theatre summer teen workshop. Choreographed “Jesus Christ SuperStar”, “Evita” and “Peter Pan” as well as staged and directed Glee/Voce teen singing groups for Ovation Performing Arts of Bainbridge Island. She also Choreographed “Young Frankenstein” and was asst. choreographer for “Altar Boyz” and “Legally Blonde” at Seattle Musical Theatre. She was a Teaching Artist with the ArtReach program at Studio East where she choreographed “The Wizard of Oz”, and “Pirates of the Curry Bean” as well as being a Teaching Artist for Youth Theatre Northwest where she choreographed “Shrek Jr.”
Deborah studied tap, jazz, ballet, disco, modern, line dance and gymnastics with Elaine Equinta, Henry Le Tang, Monica Marie, Nancy Preston and Ronnie Greenblatt.
She has won “Best Choreography “ award for A Christmas Story in Kitsap County and has been nominated for many Broadway World Awards. She choreographed the opening ceremonies for World Wrestling Olympic Trials in Las Vegas and has coached gymnastics for the Special Olympics.
In her other life she has been a professional photographer shooting images of fashion, architecture, food and anything commercial!
Attire: Leggings, T- shirt or leotard, Comfortable Clothing, jazz shoes, ballet slippers or socks.