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's 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.
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.