Length: 18 Weeks $390 February 3- June 8th
Fees included for Performance May 19- 20 Chief Sealth Auditorium
Instructor: Kellsie Steele
Kellsie Steele has studied dance for 24 years, performing nationally in jazz, modern, ballet, pointe, tap, lyrical, and hip hop from the age of 3. She was honorary captain of the varsity cheerleading team at Eastside Catholic High School and was captain of both her Dance and Cheerleading team at Saint Mary's College of California. She trained under the direction of Lori Buffalow and Rachel Jackson of the San Francisco 49ers as well as nationally accredited choreographers Greg Russell, Andrew Vacca, and Jeannine Sabo to name just a few. Kellsie has performed nationally at NCAA basketball tournaments, and as a member of the San Francisco 49ers Goldrush professional cheerleading and dance team has had the opportunity to perform in places such as China and Japan. Kellsie holds a Bachelors degree in Communications and has taught at multiple dance academies in both San Francisco and Seattle. Kellsie joined the Cornish Dance staff in 2014. We welcome her to West Seattle Performing Arts first term.
Introductory Hip Hop invites the new students to build coordination, musicality, along with the fun dynamics of hip hop combinations and sequences. Fall term has a goal of making our dancers comfortable in class and embrace a wider movement vocabulary and sense of style. Join us!
Generally every three weeks there will be a new set of choreography to new music which will vary in movement and feeling while still having a more Hip Hop influence. Warm up consists of dynamic stability exercises, isolations, rocking, bouncing, freestyling, and learning to feel the music, class may end with a freestyle/improv circle with everyone having fun and vibing with one another if they choose to do so. Come ready to be yourself, have of fun, and challenge yourself! Philosophy: "Always a student, never a master.” In this world things are constantly changing and we are constantly learning. I may be a teacher but I learn from my students just as much as they learn from me. We are here to challenge and grow together.
Dress Code: Relaxed,comfortable clothing, sneakers. .