J 24 Pre Ballet 2 | Ages 6 yrs | Saturdays | 10:00 to 11:00 | Raynolds | $160| 4 weeks|

Class starts January 6th

Spring registration is open NOW 



    Instructor: Dorie Raynolds,

     Instructor Dorie Raynolds: Ballet, Pointe, Pre-Ballet

    Dorienne Raynolds graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Dance. Dorienne is classically trained and began her studies in the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. She completed with merit all exams and performed in the Solo Seal performance. She then when on to explore the world of modern dance and had the opportunity to perform great works by Zvi Gotheiner, Vaslav Nijinsky, Doris Humphrey, Lar Lubovitch, and Jose Limón. She has also worked with local choreographers Corrie Befort, Rob Kitsos, Alice De Muizon, Hannah Wiley, and Paige Barnes. She has presented her own choreographic works in 12 Minutes Max and Velocity Under Construction. She also went back to school for her Apparel design degree and currently works as a clothing designer for Cutter & Buck. She is very excited to get back into the classroom.


    Attire: PLEASE NO SKIRTS  USe  CODE:   TP118227

    Please order through Discountdance.com   

    Please use WSPA Code:  Teacher ID: TP118227 

    N5501C turquoise tank leotard

     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)

     Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white  Short Sleeve Leotard


       Pre-Ballet Level 2   is an introductory level that builds on the concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing, and a strong sense of anatomy. An 18-week curriculum is followed that bases each class on a strong concept of movement, space, or the body and how it works. A twist on the traditional classical ballet class we will start each with a class with a vigorous series of locomotor movements across the floor, for example skips, gallops, chasses, and prances. Ballet 1 digs deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary with a beginner barre , center floor, and jumping sections of the class. Peer-to-peer correction, French vocabulary, and the use of musical terms such as; Adagio, moderato, allegro, presto, etc are all woven into the class for a full experience.


    Teaching philosophy: I have a very strong philosophy of respect in the classroom. Student to teacher, Teacher to Student,Students to each other, 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.

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