F 19| Men's Ballet Technique | 13- Adult | Sundays | 11:30 12:30 | 18 weeks|
No Registration Fees
Course: 18 weeks Drop In Rate $28
Instructor: Thomas Fontana; WSPA Dance Faculty
Bio: Mr. Fontana studied dance at Cornish College of the Arts as a child and is currently dancing in the professional division of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Coming from a family of renowned academic teachers he brings a positive, motivating manner to teaching with the knowledge of clean technical skills. WSPA is thrilled to have him in the classroom.
Class Description: Men's technique is geared towards intermediate and advanced male dancers with emphasis on turning, petite and grand allegro exercises. Male Dancers that have studied for 3 or more years and are teens and above would gain from taking this class. Stamina, strength and coordination.
Attire: White -t shirt, black tights, white ballet slippers.
Adult Open Hip Hop ( 4 class workshop) Oct. 3, 10,17, 24 1 hour class $100 for all 4 classes or $25 for a drop in class.
Adult Open Hip Hop Drop in Rate | $25 | Purchase one class or several for a punch card | Load your cart with as many classes as you want and we will prepare a punch card for you-
Adult Open Hip HopThursdays 8:00-9:00p.m.
Instructor: Bev Herlihy
Attire: Comfortable Clothing, sneakers
Dancers can purchase one drop in class and it will be noted at the desk. You may
F 19 Adult Beg/Int Modern | Thursdays | 6:30 to 7:45 pm | 18 weeks | Morser
Starts January 30- June 4th
Instructor; Madeline Morser
Attire: Comfortable Clothing- ie Leggings, T-Shirt, tights, Leotard, bare feet and socks.
Adult Modern Beginner/ Intermediate Thursdays is open to those with some background in dance or those that are beginners and have a desire to learn. This will be a solid modern class including floor work, centre warm ups and combinations that include swings, spirals, level changes and all of the traditional techniques included in modern technique. Pulling from body somatics along with Bartenieff fundamentals the movement presented flows through the body while challenging the core and strength. Upbeat music and fun combinations give this class a full bodied workout with a great group of dancers there to move and get back into their bodies. Come try a class!
Flamenco Adult | Experienced Beginner | Wednesdays | 6:45 to 8:00pm | Join Anytime | $30 drop in
September 11- January 22nd
Instructor: Daniela Serrano, WSPA Dance Faculty
Introduction to Flamenco Dance This class is an introduction to flamenco dance. It will include some instruction on the history and roots of flamenco music and dance, the culture and the elements of flamenco, including baile (dance), toque (playing - usually refers to guitar), and cante (singing). Students will start off by learning basic techniques, including body positions, hand and arm movements, simple footwork and palmas (hand-clapping) patterns. We’ll cover the basics using repetitive, slow movements to support dancers as they learn to combine steps in succession. This class is appropriate for adults who are interested in dance, movement, Spanish culture, and folkloric music and dance. This is the class for you if you are brand new to flamenco or if you just want to slowly work on basic skills & principles. Flamenco is great for people who never considered themselves dancers and for dancers alike. You are not too old to start! At the completion of the class, the student can expect the following outcomes:
• Build confidence while increasing muscle strength and brain health • Improve rhythm and expand knowledge of a different culture
• Challenge brain by building new motor patterns and neural connections
• Learn to perform simple combinations of movements with the arms, hands, feet and palmas to flamenco rhythms Materials needed:
• Flamenco or character shoes are recommended. Any shoe with a hard sole and a bit of a heel is acceptable. However, if that is not comfortable for you, any comfortable footwear will do.
• Comfortable clothing that facilitates movement. Women may wear a full skirt.
Located in the heart of the West Seattle Junction at 4210 SW Edmunds Street WSPA is an ideal destination for students from West and South Seattle and easy to get to from anywhere in town.
Attire: Flamenco Shoes or hard soles shoes for men and women. Comfortable clothes. Women are encouraged to purchase a Flamenco Skirt available through our the number below for $30. For more information contact Rubina at 206 932 4067 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.