Class Open- $1850
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Spring 24 Ballet 6B & Rehearsals | Ages 11 to 15 | Tues. 6:15-8:15/Thur. 6:30-8:30/Sat. 11:00-2:45
Saturday Lunch Break 12:15- 1:15 Rehearsal 1:15-2:30
No Registration, Costume, or Performance Fees! Partial Payment Plans are available by visiting our landing page; https://www.westseattleperformingarts.org/collections/wspa-partial-payment-forms-prospects
Placement Questions: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructors; Christine Juarez, WSPA Director, Sana Tepley, Thomas Fontana WSPA Dance Faculty and Dorie Raynolds WSPA Dance Faculty
Christine Juarez, Director WSPA ( Fridays) :
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 to bringing 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 as she can.
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.
Pink Tights ( Bloch T1935G Adaptatoe Elite Children's Convertible Tights)
Shoes ( Hanami 2037W Pink Ballet Slipper) run very narrow for a wider foot (BunnyHop Slipper SO225G Pink)
Leotard: Black , White and Nude Camisole
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 6 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 has followed that bases each class on concepts of movement, space or the body, and how it functions. Stretching will be heavily included to increase the 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: We as a faculty 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.
WSPA Birthday Party | Adult or Youth | 3 hour block | $400 |
Birthday Party Packages include:
Ideas: Youth Party Themes
Beautiful Ballerina Birthday Party!
Dance Jam Party ( Learn a piece of choreography to your favorite song)
Hip Hop Hoedown!
Stage Combat Party
Dungeons and Dragons
Act out your favorite Story with music and movement
Sing a long party with our Music Instructor leading your friends in your favorite tunes.
Acting Improvisation Games
Learn how the actors fight on screen with " Stage Combat Party" Learn the tricls of Hand to Hand Stage fighting.
Adult Themes: Party Themes
Country Line Dancing
Ballet For Adults
Adult Hip Hop
Broadway Bound ( Learn a dance or scene from a Broadway Show)
Call today to reserve your birthday party for kids in West Seattle or Adults
We are located in the heart of West Seattle's Alaska Junction at:
4210 SW Edmunds St
Seattle, WA 98116
Start January 29th
I love this class for all ages ! IF they can zoom they can join in!
Spring 24 | Chair Conditioning for | Mondays & Wednesdays|10:00- 11:00 |p.m.
Light Weights/ stretch bands and a ball or yoga block can be added in
Zoom Link Below:
Topic: Chair Conditioning Wednesday and Fridays West Coast Time 10:00- 11:00
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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Meeting ID: 856 1979 1097
Free outreach class for Senior Community
Instructor: Christine Juarez: WSPA Director
Description: Ready to start something for your body in a safe and friendly environment. Exercise for Beginners and those who want an entry level conditioning experience. Range of Motion, core strengthening, stretching the use of chairs, stretchy bands, barres all taught with modifications for those coming in with injuries or pain. Our goal is to improve you life not mold your body. We want you to feel better when you leave this class and want to come back for more.
Christine Juarez is the director of WSPA and has had a dream to have a space that is private and safe for those who have never or who have gotten away from integrating range of motion and gentle stretching into their lives. Lights low, music, and starting on chairs with clear direction. The goal for exercise for Non Exercisers/Positive Sizes is to claim your range of motion in a slow methodical way that makes you feel good. All welcome.
Attire: Suggested- Sweats, leggings, shorts. Tank top, t-shirt. Attire you can move well in. Shoes that grip, sneakers or rubber soles.
Bring: Water bottle, pillow-Suggested to add in light weights, stretchy band
Music Lesson | 30 minutes | 4 Lesson Purchase |
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WSPA offers music lessons in Guitar, Piano and Drums for Adults and Youth.