WSPA Summer Evening Dance Sampler July 17,19,24,26,31, August 2,7,9, 14,16,21,23 ( 12 days/ 36 hrs.)
Monday and Wednesday Evenings 11- 24 yrs 6pm-9pm
Previous Dance experience required. Miminum of 3 yrs of ballet to support all styles. Call 206 935-3777 for placement information or a placement class.
Instructors: Kellsie Steele, Rubina Carmona, Cheryl Delostrinos, Randy Ford, Guest Faculty
The sampler is ideal for those who want a summer intensive experience but are limited on time during the day and have summer evenings available. There will be broad exposure to style and technical skills as well as artistry and versatility between styles. The classes will be taught at an intermediate and intermediate advanced level. Classes will alternate with set classes in Ballet, Lyrical and Modern and alternate with Hip Hop, Swing and Flamenco, Tap, Jazz. This is a fun upbeat evening intensive. The sampler can be pro-rated for those unable to attend all classes
Intermediate Ballet 6:00-7:30 ( Pre- Pointe and Pointe included not mandatory) Juarez
Lyrical Jazz 7:30-9:00 Steele or Guest
Hip Hop 6:00-7:00 Vaughn
Modern 7:00--8:30 TBD
Stretch Lab 8:30-9:00 TBD
Summer Creative Movement Saturdays 9am- 10pm
2.5- 4 yrs. July 15,22,29, August 5,12,19
Creative Movement Saturdays is a joyful exploration of space and movement with a emphasis on music, tempo and locomotion. A strong mind/body connection will be nurtured as students explore how their bodies work and move and how they can isolate body parts and use pathways and shape to move through the class. New concepts are introduced weekly, opposite, up/down, joints, bones, closed/open and so many more. Creative imagery, language and props will be all used.
Attire: PLEASE NO SKIRTS. They trip the dancers and get in the way for upside down exercises. Pink, tank leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers serve as a palette for us to build costuming on. Hair in a bun. No Jewelry.
Faculty: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
WSPA Toddler Nursery Rhyme Camp August 2,3,4.
Ages 3- 5 yrs. Wed/Thurs/Fri 9am-1pm
( early drop off 7:45am/ $10 late pick up 2:00pm $20 for both. J
ust add up your early and late pick ups and pay at the end of the camp)
Faculty; Marianne Bratsanos Music and Song
After graduating from the University she worked for the Pacific Science Center as an elementary school technology curriculum designer and taught over 10,000 kids in the state of Washington, at PSC and with the Science and Technology vans all over Washington state. Then she began her career teaching in the Public schools for many years teaching in Queen Anne , Magnolia, Madison Park and Beacon Hill. There she taught over 5,000 different kids.
During that time she taught Music ,Integrated Arts and Technology classes to preschool through 8th grade students
Marianne is passionate about including the Arts in ALL children's education. She believes that Music and the Arts feed the body, heart, mind, and soul. Children are naturally attracted to pattern, rhythm, singing ,dancing and the visual arts. They are inquisitive and kinesthetic and the arts provide the template for learning through a multiple intelligences approach that appeals to all learners. Training in the arts empowers children with both discipline and freedom of expression giving them the confidence to attain academic excellence and accelerated social and emotional development . Facilitating children to develop their awareness of pitch, time , space, rhythm, meter and directionality through the arts ensures success in Reading, Math, and all academic subjects.
Many research studies support this.
Faculty Kyleigh Archer Theater:
Kyleigh Archer graduated from Cornish College of the Arts on a full ride scholarship for Theater and Performance Production. Raised in youth theater, she has been involved over 100 productions: acting, directing, choreographing, singing, costuming and designing. She has been teaching for the last five years, implementing appropriate LSR curriculum in after school programs like the Boys and Girls Club of America. Ms. Archer believes that through theater, students can learn empathy and body awareness, as well as practical skills like: carpentry, sewing, geometry and engineering, that will aid students later in life.
This workshop is the perfect introductory theater workshop to little ones. Students will rehearse nursery rhyme favorites and learn theater etiquette and vocabulary. Little ones will also spend time using their hands and making their own costumes for their performance.
Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00-10:00 Music and Songs
10:00-10:15 Break Fruit and Juice provided.
10:15-11:00 Theater Games and Ice Breakers
11:30-12:00 Lunch ( Campers bring lunch)
12:00- 1:00 Nursery Rhymes and Imagination Theater