SM 21 Teen/ Adult Ballet Level 6 |Intermediate Advanced |Tuesdays &Thursdays 7:00-8:30 | Le Grand |
Dates: July 13- Aug. 12
Instructors; LeGrand: WSPA Dance Faculty
Kate LeGrand joined WSPA as a Rehearsal Mistress for the 2018 production of The Nutcracker and is now one of our fabulous WSPA Dance Faculty. Kate began her dance training in New York under Valia Seiskaya and has garnered acceptances to premiere institutions including American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, The Rock School for Dance Education, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and Bossov Ballet Theatre, among others. She has received invitations to perform abroad at the International Dance Open in St. Petersburg, Russia and at the Edinburgh Dance Festival in Scotland. Kate pursued her dance training on scholarship with the Bossov Ballet Theatre, a four-year residency program where she trained intensively in the classical Vaganova technique under the tutelage of Andrei Bossov (Mariinsky/Kirov Ballet) and Natalya Getman (Moscow Ballet). Kate has performed leading roles in full-length ballets at home and in Russia. With an educational background in biomedicine and public health, her teaching philosophy promotes safe exercise and injury prevention. Kate is excited to bring over 15 years of classical ballet dancing, choreography, and instruction to West Seattle.
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
Ballet 6 is a minimum of a two to three year intermediate/advanced technical level. On the rare occasion, a student can audition to start dance in level 4/5 if they have had previous experience or show exceptional talent to jump levels to begin. Ballet 4/5 is a love that prepares young girls for pointe and young males for exceptional. The concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing, musicality, and 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 4/5continues 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 Students are invited to start Pre-Pointe in year 2 once they show proficiency in holding alignment, strength and turn out.
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.