Flamenco Adult | Experienced Beginner | Wednesdays | 7:15 to 8:30pm | Join Anytime | $30 drop in
January 29th - June 3rd
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 email@example.com.
Sp 20 Beg/Int Ballet | Mondays |9:30 am-11:00 am | Teen Adult | Juarez |
Course: 18 weeks Drop In Special $28.00 Ages 13- Adult
Starts: January 27th Ongoing Class
Instructor: Christine Juarez
Christine Juarez Executive Director of West Seattle Performing Arts, has been directing dance programs for the past 23 years. She served as the Summer Dance Coordinator directing a national program and teaching for the Preparatory Dance Faculty at Cornish College of the Arts from 1994- 2018. She was part of the External Programming team for the college. She was the acting Director of Dance for Vashon Center for the Arts from 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 a 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 staged numerous full length ballets. Christine is thrilled to introduce her program and stellar faculty to the artists of the community.
Adult Beginner/ Intermediate Ballet is a perfect class for those wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical Ballet or to build on a foundation of classical training already in place. There will be a focus on building strong core and proper alignment to allow the body to work economically and easily within it's structure. Barre work, stretching, center floor exercises and combinations across the floor will be introduced and taught for all types of learners. Jumping exercises will also be taught and options for lower impact jumps will be offered as an alternative. A love of moving, music, and camaraderie will all be embraced in this adult class. Invite a friend to join you.
Attire: leggings, yoga pants, leotard, t-shirs, Ballet slippers, hair back, no jewelry and a good attitude!
SP 20 NEW DAY !Teen/ Adult Ballet Barre | Tuesdays |7:30-8:45 | Morser |
Classes January 28th
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Class Description: This is an introductory classical ballet class that will focus on Barre work that creates strong core muscles, coordination, musicality and the integration of the mind and body. This is a great way to get back into ballet if you have had decades off or literally step into classical training if you have always wanted to train. Give it a try!
Attire: Comfortable, stretchy clothing, leggings, solid leotard,tight t-shirts hair back, pink ballet slippers.