March & April, 2018 Class Update

Happy Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westlake Dance Center – current class schedule:
Closed Sunday, 4/1 for the holiday

Wednesday, 4/4 5:30pm – 6:30pm Ballet 1 w/Kim Gockel
Thursday, 4/5 4:00pm – 5:30pm Ballet 3/4 w/Thomas Phelan
Friday, 4/6 9:30am – 11:00am Ballet Open Level w/Emmy Fansler
Friday, 4/6 6:30pm – 8:00pm Ballet 2/3 w/Kim Gockel
Saturday, 4/7 10:00am – 11:30am Ballet 2/3 w/Kim Gockel
Tuesday, 4/10 09:30am – 11:00am Ballet 2 w/Heather Dawson
No Spring Break
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Pacific Northwest Ballet
They do not have a Spring Break listed. Classes are on, as usual.

Seattle, 301 Mercer St • 206.441.2435
Mondays:
10:00-11:30 am Int(Albee)
7:00-8:30 pm Int(Tobiason)
Tuesdays:
9:00-10:30 am Int (Nakamura)
7:00-8:30 pm Int (Coello)
Wednesdays:
10:00-11:30 am Int (Gaines)
7:00-8:30 pm Int (Willet)
Thursdays:
*7:00-8:30 pm Beginning (Willet)(Glass subs 4/19)
9:00-10:30 am Int(Holman)
7:00-8:30 pm Int(Crowley)
Fridays:
10:00-11:30 am Int (Curtis)(Crowley may be subbing 4/13)
Saturdays:
10:00-11:30 am Int/Adv (Gaines)
10:00-11:30 am Beg/Int(Coello)

Eastside, 1525 132nd Ave NE, Bellevue • 425.451.1241
Mondays:
10:00-11:30 am Int(Miglino)
7:00-8:30 pm Int(Imler)
Tuesdays:
10:00-11:30 am Int(Crowley)
*7:00-8:30 pm Beginning (Kenner)
Wednesdays:
10:00-11:30 am Int(Miglino)
7:00-8:30 pm Beg/Int(Coello)
Thursdays:
10:00-11:30 am Int(Glass)
7:00-8:30 pm Int(Gorter)
Saturdays:
10:00-11:30 am Int(Imler)

*Prior registration required
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Exit Space
Classes are on for adults. Their young dancer program has a Spring Break.

Mondays: 6:45-8:15pm Int Ballet w/Annie DeVuono
6:15-7:15pm Basic Ballet & 7:15-8:45pm Beg/Int Ballet w/Jennifer Carroll

Tuesdays: 10-11:30am Open Ballet w/Annie DeVuono
7:15-8:45pm Int Ballet w/ Amy Lambert
6:45-8:15pm Beg & Conditioning & 8:15-9:15pm Beg Pointe w/Jennifer Carroll

Wednesdays:6:30-8pm Int Ballet & 8-9pm Beg/Int Pointe w/Annie DeVuono

Thursdays: 10-11:30am Open Ballet w/Annie DeVuono
7:30-9pm Int Ballet w/Jennifer Carroll

Fridays: 10-11:30am Open Ballet w/Annie DeVuono
6-7:30pm Beg/Int Ballet w/Jennifer Carroll

Saturdays:9-10:30am Beg Ballet & Conditioning w/Jennifer Carroll
10:30-12pm Int Ballet w/Annie DeVuono

Sundays: 10:30-12pm Open Ballet w/Annie DeVuono
10:30-12pm Beg Ballet w/Jennifer Carroll

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Velocity Dance Center:
Wednesdays: 6:15PM–7:45PM INTERMEDIATE BALLET with Mark Haim
Sundays: 11:45AM–1:15PM BEGINNING BALLET with Kaitlin McCarthy

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Dance Fremont
Open/Intermediate Ballet
Mondays 10:00-11:30 am w/Christopher Grant-Montoya
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am w/Karena Birk
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm w/Fiona Vigdor (Leigh-Ann subs 4/18)
Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am w/Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford (Fiona subs 4/5)
Fridays 10:00-11:30 am w/Steve Casteel
Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am w/Christopher Grant-Montoya

CLOSED for Spring Break April 9-14, 2018

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Spectrum Dance
Spring Break (Adult classes are happening) 4/9 – 4/15

Mondays 8:00 pm- 9:30 pm Open Ballet w/ Alex
Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 pm Open Beginning Ballet w/ Robert (sub ? for 4/10)
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm Open Ballet w/ Marco
Saturdays 12:30-2:00 pm Open Ballet w/ Marco

Instructors may be different during the break

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Arc
See their web site for current schedule:
https://arcdance.org/arc-school-of-ballet/drop-in-ballet-classes/

Spring Break CLOSED April 4/9 – 4/15
There IS OPEN ADULT CLASS Sun 4/15 – Beg/Int 10:15-11:45am
Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

Sun May 20 NO OPEN CLASSES

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American Dance Institute:
See their web site for full schedule:
https://www.americandanceinstitute.com/ballet-classes/
Sunday, April 1, 2018: Easter Sunday – no classes held

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Evergreen City Ballet
Adult ballet
Mondays Intermediate/Adv 6:30-8:00 pm
Sundays Beginning/Int 12:00-1:30 pm

Spring Break April 9-15, 2018 – no classes held

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March, 2018 Ballet Class Update

Arc Dance

There will be NO regularly scheduled Open classes on these dates:
March
Sun 18 Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm (Spring Dance Performance)
Sun 25 Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

Monday, February 19th, 2018 Studio News

President’s Day Holiday, Monday, February 19th…

Studio closures:

Dance Fremont~ closed Monday, February 19th

Pacific Northwest Ballet ~ closed Monday, February 19th

American Dance Institute ~ closed Monday, February 19th

New City Dance ~ closed Monday, February 19th

Arc Dance ~ closed Monday, February 19th-Tuesday, February 20th

Evergreen City Ballet ~ closed Feb 19-25 For Mid-Winter Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studios that are open:

Spectrum Dance ~ Open Level Ballet with Alex 8:00-9:30 pm

Exit Space ~ Int Ballet with Annie 6:45-8:15pm

Vam Studios ~ Ballet Barre/Stretch – 8:00 am- 9:00 am
Beginning Ballet 6:30-7:30 pm

Westlake Dance ~ no ballet classes, though

Velocity Dance Center ~ no ballet classes, though

 

 

January, 2018 Ballet Class Schedule Info

Pacific Northwest Ballet
NO Intermediate Ballet CLASS Thursday, January 25th at 7 pm due to an event
The beginning class at 7 pm is happening

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Westlake Dance Center
Wdc is closed this Thursday and Friday (1/25, 1/26) due to tech rehearsal Thurs & performance Fri & Sat
Classes will be happening Saturday.

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Evergreen City Ballet
Adult Ballet Classes available:

Mondays 6:30 – 8:00pm for Int/Adv w/ Charmaine Butcher
Sundays 12:00 – 1:30pm for Beg/Int w/ Jenae Plaisance
Ages 14+ please, classes are $15 and there is no dress code
Bring a friend and have some fun!

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American Dance Institute
NEW LOCATION!

New classes starting in February…
Exciting news posted on their site:

American Dance Institute has signed a lease on a beautiful 5,100 square foot dance and music facility.
We are located in the Molnar Building, 1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155.
We offer lots of free parking, a parent’s observation room, and the largest ballet studio north of the University of Washington.

NE 175th & 15th Ave NE
Tel: 206-402-6561

Adult Classes
Ballet Classes for Beginners Level I in Shoreline
Ages 18-99
Mondays: 10:30 am-12:00 pm with adult ballet classes instructor, Abby Zimmerman
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00-7:30 pm with ballet classes for beginners instructors, Emily Paul & Emily Curtiss
Saturdays: 11:30am-1:00 pm with ballet classes instructor, Margaret Behm

Ballet Classes for Beginners Level II in Shoreline
Ages 18-99
​Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:30-9:00 pm with ballet classes instructors, Emily Paul & Emily Curtiss
Sundays: 12:00-1:30 pm with adult ballet class instructor, Dakota Crist

Intermediate Ballet Classes in Shoreline
​Wednesdays & Fridays: 10:30 am-12:00 pm with ballet classes instructor, Dakota Crist
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6:15-7:45 pm with adult ballet classes instructors, Julia Hart & Maia Nowack
Sundays: 10:30 am-12:00 pm with ballet instructor Dakota Crist

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VAM Dance Studio
http://vamstudios.net/adult-classes/

Ballet barre and stretch class for adults
Mon 8:00am-9:00am

BALLET BEG – ADULT
Ballet barre and stretch class for adults
Mon 6:30pm-7:30pm

BALLET INT/ADV – TEEN & ADULT
Wed 4:30pm-6:00pm

BALLET INT/ADV – TEEN & ADULT
Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm

CONTEMPORARY BALLET – BEG/INT –
Thu 10:15am-11:15am

BALLET INT – TEEN & ADULT
Sat 10:00am-11:30am

 

January, 2018 Holiday & Ballet Class Schedules

There is a holiday on Monday, January 15th

 

 

 

 

 

Spectrum Dance
Company/Open Ballet class on Fridays at 10:00 am
(only happening when the company is in town)
No class Friday as the company is currently touring
(Check in with the studio beforehand in the coming months)
Closed Monday, January 15th for MLK Jr Day
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Pacific Northwest Ballet
Closed Monday, January 15th for MLK Jr Day
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American Dance Institute
Closed Monday, January 15th for MLK Jr Day
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Exit Space
Classes are happening on Monday, January 15th
6:15-7:15pm Basic Ballet w/Jennifer Carroll
7:15-8:45pm Beg/Int Ballet w/Jennifer Carroll
6:45-8:15pm Int Ballet w/Annie DeVuono
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Westlake Dance Center
Open on Monday, January 15th, unfortunately, no ballet classes
Check their web site to try another style of class!
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VAM Studios
Open on Monday, January 15th
Monday schedule:
Ballet barre and stretch 8:00-9:00 am
Beginning Ballet barre and stretch 6:30-7:30 pm
Beg Jazz 7:30-8:30 pm
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New City Dance Academy
408 SW 153rd St
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 242-7989

Under new ownership!
Here is some info from their web site:

Mission Statement
New City Dance Co. is dedicated to providing each of it’s dancers a true education in dance.
We believe that dance is an art to be studied and learned.
We, as an academy of classical ballet and other forms of dance,
are dedicated to giving our students an education in a professional and
nurturing environment which will help develop discipline, dedication and self confidence.
It is also important for us to increase diversity within the dance community.

New City Dance Academy is proud to be accepting of ALL dancers, no matter their race, identity, or sexual orientation.

The History
New City Dance Co. was founded by Jill Hollingsworth in 1992. Originally the school was named New City Ballet.
In the early 90’s the school’s main focus was classical ballet.
Dancers of this small school were being accepted to prestigious schools like Joffrey Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet,
Cornish, Burklyn Ballet Theatre and many others.

In the Fall of 2003 Sarah, now Sarah Edwards-Strode bought New City Ballet.
She then changed the name to New City Dance Company to reflect the importance of all dance forms.

In February 2008 Sarah sold the academy to another original New City Ballet student, Jennifer Olszewski.
Jennifer ran the studio for 9 successful years before selling it to Franchesca Rivera-Fobes, another original New City Ballet student.
Franchesca looks forwards to continuing the reputation of excellence the studio has gained. She has recognized the lack of diversity within the dance community, and hopes to help all dancers feel like they belong in the studio, regardless of their appearance.

Adult classes available:
Beginning Teen/Adult Ballet 13 and up
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 Franchesca
(Monthly tuition $84)

Open Ballet (Teen/Adult) 13 and up
Mondays,5:30-7:00 pm (closed Mon 1/15 for the holiday)
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 Franchesca
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 Jennifer

$15 per class
Or
10 for $130

 

December & Holiday Ballet Class Schedules, 2017

Oh, the holidays….

Spectrum Dance
Closed 12/18/17-1/1/18

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Closed 12/18/17-1/1/18

 

 

 

Dance Fremont
Holiday Break: December 17, 2017 – January 1, 2018

With some special classes:
We have a special gift for our dancers this holiday season: Vivian Little & Paula Peters will return to teach morning open classes the week of December 18-23 Vivian will teach M/W/F, and Paula will teach T/Th/S

On Friday, 12/29, Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford teaches a bonus open class
All classes will be at 10 am, and there will be no evening Wednesday class

Paula is teaching on Saturday, 1/6/18 10:00-11:30 am

Arc Dance
NO CLASSES ON:
December
Sat 9 –  Beg/Int Ballet 10:30-11:45am (Nutcracker)
Sun 10 – NO OPEN CLASSES (Nutcracker)
Sat 16 – Beg/Int Ballet 10:30 – 11:45am ( Nutcracker)

Winter Break: December 18 – December 31

Interim Classes Happening:
December
Sun 17 – Beg/Int Ballet 10:15-11:45am; Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm
Wed 20 – Int/Adv Ballet 10:00-11:30am
Sat 23 – Int/Adv Ballet 10:00-11:30am
Sun 24 –  Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm
Mon 25 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Tues 26 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Sat 30 – Int/Adv Ballet 10:00-11:30am
Sun 31 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

American Dance Institute
Holiday Break – No classes held Tues, Dec 19-Mon, Jan 1

Vam Studios

Holiday Break – No classes held Mon, Dec 18-Tues, Jan 2

Westlake Dance
Classes happening:
Tuesday, 12/19 9:30am – 11:00am Ballet 2 w/Heather Dawson
4:00pm – 5:30pm Ballet 3/4 w/Thomas Phelan
Wednesday, 12/20 5:30pm – 06:30pm Ballet 1 w/Kim Gockel
6:30pm – 7:30pm Jazz 1 w/Kim Gockel
Thursday, 12/21 4:00pm – 5:30pm Ballet 3/4 w/Thomas Phelan
Friday, 12/21 6:30pm – 8:00pm Ballet 2/3 w/Kim Gockel
Saturday, 12/22 10:00am – 11:30am Ballet 2/3 w/ Kim Gockel
1:30pm – 3:00pm Ballet 3 w/Erin Crall
CLOSED SUNDAY, 12/24 & MONDAY, 12/25

Tuesday, 12/26 4:00pm – 5:30pm Ballet 3/4 w/Thomas Phelan
Wednesday, 12/27 5:30pm – 6:30pm Ballet 1 w/Kim Gockel
Thursday, 12/28 4:00pm – 5:30pm Ballet 3/4 w/Thomas Phelan
Friday, 12/29 6:30pm – 8:00pm Ballet 2/3 w/Kim Gockel
Saturday, 12/30 10:00am – 11:30am Ballet 2/3 w/Kim Gockel

Monday, 1/1/18 12:30pm – 09:30pm NEW YEARS DANCE DAY
New Year’s Day Special: CASH ONLY 1 hour class $10, 1.5 hour class $12
12:30-2:00 Ballet 2 w/ Kim Gockel
Check out their web site for additional, non-ballet classes with guest instructors:
Aaron Samuels, Hannah Wintrode, Kari Lee, Katy Tabb, Kim Gockel, Myke Dizon, Natalie Bell, Phi Voba, Sheri Lewis
(No regular classes this day)

EXIT SPACE
Adult Program Classes Happening:
December 18 – January 1

Monday, December 18
Open Ballet w/Amy J 10-11:30am
Basic Ballet w/Jennifer 6:15-7:15pm
Int Ballet w/Annie 6:45-8:15pm
Beg-Int Ballet w/Jennifer 7:15-8:45pm
Int-Adv Modern w/Marlo 6:30-8:30pm (@theNEST)
Basic Tap w/Karen 7-8pm (@theNEST)
Broadway Jazz 8-9pm (@theNEST)

Tuesday, December 19
Open Ballet w/Annie 10-11:30am
Basic Modern Two w/Noelle 5:30-6:30pm (@theNEST)
Beg Ballet and Conditioning w/Jennifer 6:45-8:15pm
Int Ballet w/Amy J 7:15-8:45pm
Beg Pointe w/Jennifer 8:15-9:15pm

Wednesday, December 20
Open Modern w/Angelica 10-11:30am
Basic Ballet Two w/Kristen 6:00-7:00pm
Int Ballet w/Annie 6:30-8pm
Basic Modern w/Kristen 7:00-8:00pm
Beg/Int Pointe w/Annie 8-9:00pm

Thursday, December 21
Open Ballet w/Annie 10-11:30am
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DIRECT EFFECT Class!
Open Level Contemporary w/Marlo 6:30-8:30pm @theNEST
all proceeds are donated to NAACP.
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Int Ballet w/Jennifer 7:30-9pm
Basic Hip Hop w/Noelle 8-9pm

Friday, December 22
Open Ballet w/Annie 10-11:30am
Beg/Int Ballet w/Jennifer 6-7:30pm

Saturday, December 23
Beg Ballet and Conditioning w/Jennifer 9-10:30am
Int Ballet w/Annie 10:30am-12pm

Sunday – Monday December 24-25 CLOSED

Tuesday, December 26
Beg Ballet and Conditioning w/Jennifer 6:45-8:15pm
Beg Pointe w/Jennifer 8:15-9:15pm

Wednesday, December 27
10-11:30am Open Modern w/Angelica
Int Ballet w/Amy J 6:30-8pm
Beg/Int Jazz w/Karen 7-8:30pm (@theNEST)

Thursday, December 28
Open Ballet w/Amy J 10-11:30am
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DIRECT EFFECT Class!
Open Level Contemporary w/Marlo 6:30-8:30pm @theNEST
all proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood.
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Int Ballet w/Jennifer 7:30-9pm

Friday, December 29
Open Ballet w/Amy J 10-11:30am
Beg/Int Ballet w/Jennifer 6-7:30pm

Saturday, December 30
Beg Ballet and Conditioning w/Jennifer 9-10:30am
Int Ballet w/Jennifer 10:30am-12pm
Int Modern w/Amy J 12:30-2pm

Sunday, December 31
Int-Advanced Modern w/Marlo 10am-12pm (@theNEST)
Beginning Ballet w/Jennifer 10:30am-12pm

Monday, January 1 – Happy New Year!
Open Ballet w/Amy J 10-11:30am
Beg-Int Ballet w/Jennifer 7:15-8:45pm
Int-Adv Modern w/Marlo 6:30-8:30pm (@theNEST)

Thank you, Exit Space for having so many classes available!

 

 

 

 

 

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Velocity
CLOSED FOR ANY BALLET CLASSES 12/18-1/3
Wed 6:15PM-7:45PM Int Ballet with Mark Haim Kawasaki BEGINS JAN 3
Sun 11:45AM-1:15PM Beg Ballet with Kaitlin McCarthy Kawasaki BEGINS JAN 7
(*Unfortunately, Christopher Grant-Montoya will no longer be teaching on Sundays…)

Holiday Ballet Classes and Studio Closures for November, 2017

Here is some information about upcoming classes and studio closures in November:

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Closed for Thanksgiving:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 23–26, 2017

American Dance Institute
Friday, November 11, 2017: – no classes held (Great Russian Nutcracker performance is happening!)
OPEN for regular classes Saturday, November 11th
November 22, no afternoon classes through November 26, 2017: Thanksgiving Weekend – no classes held

Exit Space
Happy Thanksgiving! Thursday, November 23rd No Adult Program Classes
Regular class schedule resumes on Friday
Fri 10-11:30am Open Ballet w/ Annie DeVuono
6-7:30pm Beg/Int Ballet w/ Jennifer Carroll

Sat 9-10:30am Beg Ballet & Conditioning w/Jennifer Carroll
10:30-12pm Int Ballet w/Annie DeVuono

Sun 10:30-12pm Open Ballet w/Annie DeVuono
10:30-12pm Beg Ballet w/Jennifer Carroll

Arc
There will be NO regularly scheduled Open classes on these dates:
November 23 – 26  Thanksgiving Break ( See INTERIM SCHEDULE below for classes)

Interim Schedule of CLASSES that ARE happening:
November
Thurs 23 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Fri 24 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm
Sat 25 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30 pm
Sun 26 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm

These classes are NOT happening in December due to Nutcracker:
December
Sat 9 –  Beg/Int Ballet 10:30-11:45am (Nutcracker)
Sun 10 – NO OPEN CLASSES (Nutcracker)
Sat 16 – Beg/Int Ballet 10:30 – 11:45am ( Nutcracker)

Dance Fremont
THERE IS ADULT INT BALLET CLASS on Friday, November 11th 10:00-11:30 am w/ Steve Casteel (web site shows holiday, & no kids classes)
NO CLASSES HELD: November 22-25, 2017

Evergreen City Ballet
Closed November 10, 2017 Veteran’s Day (observed)
Closed November 23-26, 2017 Thanksgiving Break

Westlake Dance
Closed November 23rd for Thanksgiving Day

Spectrum Dance Theater
Closed for Thanksgiving Thursday through Saturday, 11/23-11/26
Spectrum is opening up their Friday AM Company class to all adult intermediate ballet students:
Their recent Facebook post:
Now offering OPEN COMPANY CLASS (ballet) on Fridays at Spectrum with William Miglino, who has been teaching for the past seven years throughout the Midwest and at Pacific Northwest Ballet since 2013.
Fridays: 10:00am – 11:30am
Drop-in Rate: $18
No Registration Required

Ballet Class Update 10/28/17

Velocity ALERT!

10AM-11:30AM OPEN-LEVEL ADULT BALLET w/ Chris Montoya
*There will be a sub on Sunday, October 29~Robert Moore
(Company Member with Spectrum Dance Theater)

 

 

 

 

 

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Dance Fremont

Their web site lists a Holiday for Friday, November 10th

There WILL BE adult Int/Adv Ballet Class on Fri. Nov 10th 10:00-11:30 am
Steve will be teaching

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Arc Dance
(Information taken from their web site)

There will be NO regularly scheduled Open classes on these dates:
November
23 – 26  Thanksgiving Break ( See INTERIM SCHEDULE below for classes)
December
Sat 9 –  Beg/Int Ballet 10:30-11:45am (due to their Nutcracker performance)
Sun 10 – NO OPEN CLASSES (Nutcracker)
Sat 16 – Beg/Int Ballet 10:30 – 11:45am ( Nutcracker)

Here are some interim classes that WILL be held in November
November
Thurs 23 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Fri 24 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm
Sun 26 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm

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EXIT SPACE

Here are some classes at Exit Space that you might enjoy!
(Information taken from their web site)

Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am Open Ballet with Natascha Greenwalt

Natascha Greenwalt is a Walla Walla native. She left the rolling hills to pursue a dance degree, and in 2005 graduated magna cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts as a Kreielsheimer Scholarship recipient. Natascha spent her summers training with the Joffrey Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre in New York, as well as the Northwest Professional Dance Project in Portland, OR. She has had the pleasure of performing with many local companies including Ballet Bellevue, DASSdance, and Spectrum Dance Theater before embarking on the adventure of creating Coriolis Dance with Christin Call where she has served for 8 seasons as Co-Artistic director. It’s been her honor to perform works by Donald Byrd, Zoe Scofield, Jason Ohlberg, Twyla Tharp, among many others. In addition to her work with Coriolis Natascha is an inaugural member of House of Verlaine, Directed by Lily Verlaine.

As a choreographer Natascha has been commissioned by Ballet Bellevue, Whitman College, Western Washington University, and as a guest for the Cornish College of the Arts BFA performances. Tethered Apparitions, which she created on Coriolis Dance, received an Artist Trust GAP Award and was presented by Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, and Spotlight on Seattle where according to the Seattle Times it was a “highlight” of the festival. She has been awarded residencies at Studio Current, Open Flight Studios and as a Creative Resident at Velocity Dance Center. Natascha is a certified GYROTONIC® instructor at the GYROTONIC® Movement Center, as well as a ballet instructor at Westlake Dance Center, and has served as a guest instructor for Whitman College SDL and the Montana Dance Arts Association, DANCE This and Velocity Dance Center’s Strictly Seattle.

CLASSES WITH AMY J. LAMBERT:

MONDAYS: OPEN Level BALLET 10-11:30am
TUESDAYS: INTERMEDIATE Level BALLET 7:15-8:45pm
SATURDAYS: INTERMEDIATE Level MODERN 12:30-2pm

EXCITING NEWS!
Exit Space has installed marley on the floors in studio 1! This means we now have marley for the Tuesday night 7:15pm Intermediate Ballet class! Woohoo!!

 

 

 

 

 

Amy J Lambert (Johnson) began her early dance training at DanceWorks in Vancouver, WA and Portland Metro Performing Arts in Portland, OR. While at DanceWorks she received training from the American Academy of Ballet’s Performance Program (Levels 5-12). Amy furthered her formal dance education at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Cornish College of the Arts, graduating in 2011.

Since 2011 Amy has been performing as a freelance dance artist and is a current company member of BadmarmarDANCE. She has had the pleasure of working with and performing works by Merce Cunningham, Robert Battle/Battleworks, Tonya Lockyer, Daniel Linehan, Amy O’Neal, Markeith Wiley & The New Animals, Maya Soto, Deborah Wolf, Tim Smith-Stewart, Molly Sides, and Dylan Ward, among others.

Amy directs and choreographs for her own company, AJnC Dance, and was a collaborator of the multi-disciplinary collective The Eternal Glow Project. She is a co-producer with Men In Dance/Against the Grain and Evoke Productions.

Check out this video of Amy at Exit Space!

 

Amy J’s ballet class is centered around timing and rhythm to develop dynamic technique and musicality. Class is approached with a holistic warm up of the body to prepare the dancer for use of rotation and presentation of the body at barre and center floor. Dancers are encouraged to revel in the complexity and demand of ballet technique in a good-natured attitude.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:
All humans dance. Sometimes we dance as we navigate a busy sidewalk or juggle walking with too many bags. We dance when we move around a kitchen to put dishes away and toss to find the most comfortable spot in bed. Sometimes we dance in a dance studio. When I am working inside a dance studio or with dance students there are three pillars to my focus of teaching.

Dance as a means to develop memory, muscle control, motor function, and coordination to improve our ability to move throughout our lives with more ease and efficiency.

Dance as a means to express oneself emotionally and reimagine ourselves physically. Developing creativity and imagination through imagery of space, movement, and dynamic.

Dance as a means to develop the artistry of dance technique. To become capable, fluent, and safe moving within a codified dance form. To push and grow the expectation, strength, and musicality of the body as a solo and ensemble artist.

 

 

American Dance Institute Fall, 2017 Schedule

American Dance Institute

 

 

 

 

2 locations!

Classes start September 18th
Adult Ballet Classes Greenwood
Ages 18-99

Ballet I
Monday, 11:30AM-1:00PM, Abby Zimmerman, Studio #1
Monday, 7:45-9:15PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1
Wednesday, 11:30AM-1:00PM, Jenn Taranto, Studio #2
Wednesday, 7:45-9:15PM, Rebecca Barney, Studio #1
Sunday, 11:15-12:30PM, Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

Ballet II
Tuesday, 7:45-9:15PM, Studio #2
Thursday, 8:00-9:15PM, Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2
Sunday, 12:00-1:30PM, Jenn Taranto, Studio #1

Intermediate Ballet
Tuesday, 6:30-8:00PM, Kara Burrows, Studio #1
Thursday, 6:30-8:00PM, Kara Burrows, Studio #1
Saturday, 10:45AM-12:15PM, Amy Beck, Studio #1

Pointe Classes Greenwood
(Must take at least 2 technique classes weekly in addition to the pointe class and have instructor approval to go on pointe.)
Pointe I
Saturday, 12:15-1:15PM, Abby Zimmerman, Studio #1
Pointe II
Thursday, 8:00-9:00PM, Kara Burrows, Studio #1

Ballet Classes For Adults Magnolia
Ages 18-99 (full registration required for Magnolia)

Ballet I
Wednesday, 12:00-1:15PM, Margaret Behm
Thursday, 7:45-9:00PM, Margaret Behm
Friday, 12:00-1:15PM, Dakota Crist
Saturday, 3:45-5:00PM, Dakota Crist

Ballet II
Monday, 7:45-9:00PM, Amy Beck

Greenwood Studio: No Class Card? No Problem. Drop-in on any open Adult Intermediate or Advanced class at any time for only $20!

Magnolia Studio: Sorry, we do not offer drop-in​s for adult classes in Magnolia. Until we have a solid number of full time students, we require full session registration.

More Fall, 2017 Ballet Schedules

VAM Studios
http://www.vamstudios.net/adult
Classes start Sept 5th

Mon 8:00am-9:00am BALLET BARRE/STRETCH
Mon 6:30pm-7:30pm BALLET BEG – ADULT
Wed 4:30pm-6:00pm BALLET INT/ADV – TEEN & ADULT
Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm BALLET INT/ADV – TEEN & ADULT
Sat 10:00am-11:30am BALLET INT – TEEN & ADULT

(If you’re interested in Tap dancing, this is the place to go!)

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Dance Fremont

Classes start September 11th

Open/Int Adv Ballet
Mondays 10:00-11:30 am Christopher Grant-Montoya
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am Karena Birk
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm Fiona Vigdor
Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford
Fridays 10:00-11:30 am Steve Casteel
Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am Christopher Grant-Montoya

*Int Pointe Class
Tuesdays, 11:35 am -12:35 pm
Thursdays, 11:35 am-12:35 pm

*Prerequisites:
This intermediate level pointe class is geared towards students who have had at least one consecutive year of experience en pointe and is subject to instructor approval. Students must attend the 10:00-11:30 am Open Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Class  prior to the pointe class (no exceptions).

Adult Beginning Ballet
This is a beginning level ballet class for people who are interested in exploring the basics of ballet technique in an encouraging environment with professionally trained instructors. Classes are taught with an emphasis on learning and steps are broken down clearly and logically. This will be an ongoing class for the school year (36 weeks) however students may register by enrolling quarterly (9 weeks).
Dates:
36 Weeks: September 11, 2017-June 9, 2018
Day & Time:
Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

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ARC

Classes start September 11th

Drop In Classes:
Tuesdays Beg Ballet 7:15 – 8:30 pm

Wednesdays Int/Adv Ballet 10:00 – 11:30 am
11:30 – 12:30 pm Point/Variations
(Pre-requisite of Technique Class)

Saturdays Beg/Int Ballet 10:30 – 11:45 am

Sundays Beg/Int Ballet 10:15 – 11:45 am

Sundays 12:00 – 1:30 pm Int/Adv Ballet
1:30-2:30 Point/Variations
(Pre-requisite of Technique Class)

NO CLASSES FOR THESE DATES:
October
Sun 1 – Pointe 1:30-2:30pm
Wed 4 – Pointe 11:30-12:30pm
Wed 11 – Pointe 11:30-12:30pm
Sat 14 –  Beg/Int Ballet 10:30-11:45am
Sun 15 – NO OPEN CLASSES AT ALL this date
November
Sat 4 – Beg/Int Ballet 10:30-11:45am
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Spectrum Dance Theater

Classes start September 11th

*Mondays 8:00-9:30 pm Open Ballet w/ Alex Crozier (Whew! It’s a late one!) (Erin Crall is subbing 10/2)
*Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 pm Very Beginning Ballet w/ Robert Moore (class has 8 super cute 8 year olds that also attend)
*Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm Int Ballet w/ Marco Carrabba
*Saturdays 12:30-2:00 pm Open Ballet w/ Marco Carrabba

*Please note that all of the classes have a new time!

 

 

 

 

 

Picture of Robert Moore as Spectrum Company Dancer

 

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