SM 21 Pre- Pointe/ Pointe Lab Level 4-5 | Ages 10-18| Tuesdays/ Thursdays 5:30-7:00| Juarez
Instructor: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
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. Her training has included immersion in Opera and she has performed and choreographed numerous operas. To date, Christine has staged: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee, Firebird, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Serenade, Romeo and Juliet, Rodeo, La Sylphide, and numerous others. She believes that dance should be accessible to all and that it can be taught in a positive engaging atmosphere. She has dedicated her life to bringing dance to as many people that she can.
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Bloch dancer's Children mask recommended for comfort
Pink Tights ( Bloch T1935G Adaptatoe Elite Children's Convertible Tights)
Shoes ( Hanami 2037W Pink Ballet Slipper) runs very narrow for a wider foot (BunnyHop Slipper SO225G Pink)
Leotard: GIRLS AUBERGINE CAMI LEOTARD STYLE # N55OOC
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Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white Short Sleeve Leotard
Ballet 3 can be used as an introductory level for those students 10-11 years who show the maturity to dive in and work hard. Students would be asked to take a placement class if they are new to dance and have not taken ballet in the past 2 years. Ballet 3 can also can be taken as a sequential class following Ballet 2. The concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing, musicality, and a strong emphasis on anatomy, core strength and 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.
A twist on the traditional classical ballet class we will begin each class with a vigorous series of locomotor movements across the floor, for example: skips, gallops, chasses, and prances. Ballet 3 continues with a full barre, center work petite allegro and grand allegro exercises. It continues to dig deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary French vocabulary and the use of musical terms such as; Adagio, moderato, allegro, and presto. This is strictly a technique class. Students wishing to need to register for Rehearsal 3 which meets after class on Wednesdays. Those enrolled will have 2-3 dances in our Seasonal Concert. Contemporary /Modern 3 is highly recommended along with Rehearsal for this level.
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.
SM 21 Creative Movement Saturdays 9am- 10am
Ages 3-5 yrs July 17,24,31, August 7,14
Faculty: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
Creative Movement Saturdays is a joyful exploration of space and movement with an emphasis on music, tempo, and locomotion, and the human Skeleton. A strong mind/body connection will be nurtured as students explore how their bodies work with Mr. Bones! They will learn to move and isolate body parts and use pathways and shapes to move through the class. New concepts are introduced weekly, opposite, up/down, joints, bones, closed/open and so many more. Creative imagery, language story telling will be all used. This is an action packed informative class with a lot of content!
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.
Creative Movement/ Pre- Ballet | Tuesdays| 4:30-5:30| Ages 3-5 yrs.|
Dates: July 13, 20, 27 Aug. 3, 10 $140
Instructor: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
Attire: Girls pink tights, pink leotard, pink ballet slippers NO SKIRTS they cover the legs and inhibit movement. Boys, white t-shirt, or white short-sleeved leotard, black shorts or leggings, white ballet slippers, and white ankle socks. Long hair in a bun.
Creative Movement Saturdays is a joyful exploration of space and movement with an 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 shapes 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.