SP 21 Ballet /Pointe 6B/7 | Ages 13- Adult |Mondays 6:45-8:15/ Wednesdays 6:45-815/ Saturday 1:00-3:30
Starts: February 15- June 19
Spring Break: April 12- 16
TBD: " Live" Spots will become available when we are directed to have in person classes. We anticipate this by February. Class " Live " spots size may be limited. Masks will continue to be required.
Payment Plans available on request email: email@example.com
No Registration, Production or Costume Fees
Instructors; Christine Juarez, Kate LeGrand
Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
Kate La Grand, Dance Faculty
Attire: Order online ' Discountdance.com use our school code TP 112275
Bloch dancer's Children mask recommended for comfort
( Bloch Convertible Tights)
Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white Short Sleeve Leotard
Christine Juarez, Executive Director of West Seattle Performing Arts, has been directing dance programs for the past 26 years. She has served as the Summer Dance Coordinator directing a national program and teaching for the Preparatory Dance Faculty at Cornish College of the Arts since 1994- 2018. She has served as an integral part of the External Programming team for the college. She served as the acting Director of Dance for Vashon Center for the Arts since 1996- 2017 on Vashon Island, WA and the Artistic Director of the Vashon Center for the Arts, a pre-professional dance company, Christine has dedicated two decades bringing the classical and contemporary arts to communities in the Seattle area. She has directed and taught dance to diverse populations for the past 34 years. Christine has also served on the dance faculty of Washington University in St. Louis. She holds an M.S. from Indiana University in Modern dance and Physical Sciences and a B.S. in Ballet and Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Christine is a Master Artist in Residence for the state of Washington and enjoys collaborative projects annually with classroom teachers integrating academics and movement. She has been a presenter of Early Movement Education for the Dance Educators Association of Washington and numerous other conferences. Christine started to dance in Philadelphia as a young girl and was trained in the Vaganova syllabus of Ballet.
Ballet 6/7 is a minimum of a two to four to five years of advanced technical level typically .. On a rare occasion, a student can audition to start dance in level 6/7 if they have had previous experience or show exceptional talent to jump levels to begin. Ballet 7 is has a strong emphasis on anatomy, core strength in the use of proper alignment are strongly taught at this level. An 18 week curriculum is followed that bases each class on concepts of movement, space or the body and how it functions. Stretching will be heavily included to increase range of motion. Ballet 6/7 continues with a full barre, center work petite allegro and grand allegro exercises.
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.