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Bdc summer classes 2019

ages 4 & UnDER

DANCE WITH ME

W/Adult Companion

JUL 10-AUG 24 weds 10:30-11:15AM

This ongoing weekly class introduces very young children to the fundamentals of dance including physical coordination, spacial awareness, musicality, social skills and imaginative play. Dancers must be accompanied by a parent or adult friend. Single classes $18. Drop-ins welcome. Class Cards available.


ages 4-6

music & Dance - Summer 2019

JUL 13 - AUG 24 sat 11:30am-12:00pm $140

We are excited to offer a summer session of Music & Dance for children ages 4-6. This class will be a fun mix of dance, music and creative movement exercises that teach rhythm, body awareness, social skills, and fundamental dance concepts. The class aims to encourage a child's love of dance while introducing them to the structure and culture of dance class.

ages 5-7

DANCE AND THE IMAGINATION

JUL 29-AUG 2 M-F 10:30am-1:30pm $200

Young dancers will love this workshop exploring a variety of dance styles, creative movement concepts, theater arts, crafts, stories, and imaginative play. No dance experience necessary. Join us for one or both sessions!

DANCE AND THE IMAGINATION

AUG 12-16 M-F 10:30am-1:30pm  $200

Young dancers will love this workshop exploring a variety of dance styles, creative movement concepts, theater arts, crafts, stories, and imaginative play. No dance experience necessary. Join us for one or both sessions!


ages 7-9 current bdc levels 1+2

aerial & circus arts fundamentals

JUL 15-19 M-F 10:30am-1:30pm $300

Run away to the circus this summer! Come learn Aerial Silks, Tumbling, Partner Acrobatics, Contortion, Hand Balancing, Juggling, and Circus Crafts. Instructor to student ratio will be kept at 1:8 for maximum safety and fun. No experience needed. Bring your most adventurous self and a nut-free lunch.

the magic of ballet

JULY 22-26 M-F 10:30AM-1:30pm $200

Ballet is a world of imagination. In this workshop dancers will be immersed in the magic of classical ballet stories, ballet technique, ballet crafts, ballet history and creative play. Perfect for students currently in Level 1/2 classes and a great workshop for children new to dance.

hip-hop fundamentals

AUG 5-9 M-F 11:30AM-12:30PM   $90

Join NYC-based teacher Gary Champi for a weeklong immersion in Hip-Hop dance. Students of all backgrounds will love the rhythms, flow and high-energy physicality of this popular dance technique. Music, movements and dance attire will be age-appropriate for young dancers. No prior dance experience necessary.

Tap fundamentals

AUG 5-9 M-F 12:45-1:45pm $90

Tap Fundamentals will explore the rhythms, musicality, technique and history of this great American dance form. Perfect for students currently in Tap 1/2 and Introduction to Tap. A great class for students new to dance or who have always wanted to try Tap.


ages 9-12 current bdc levels 3+4

intro to musical theater tap & jazz

jul 8-12 M-F 1:00-5:00pm $300

Take a behind the scenes tour of the world of musical theater! Classes will include Broadway Jazz, Broadway Tap, Repertory and Vocal Coaching. The In-Studio Showing at the end of the week will be sure to dazzle your friends and family. Students new to tap and jazz are welcome!

introduction to Aerial & Circus arts

Jul 15-19 M-F 1:00-4:00pm $300

Run away to the circus this summer! Come learn Aerial Silks, Tumbling, Partner Acrobatics, Contortion, Hand Balancing, Juggling, and Circus Crafts. Instructor to student ratio will be kept at 1:8 for maximum safety and fun. No experience needed. Bring your most adventurous self!

making dances: composition

jul 29-aug 2 m-f 2:00-5:00pm $200

All you need is movement, space, time and imagination to make your own dance pieces. Come experiment, play, collaborate, improvise and learn fundamental choreographic concepts. No dance experience needed, just open minds and joyful movers.

introduction to hip-hop

aug 5-9 M-F 12:30-1:30pm $90

Join NYC-based teacher Gary Champi for a weeklong immersion in Hip-Hop dance. Students of all backgrounds will love the rhythms, flow and high-energy physicality of this popular dance technique. Music, movements and dance attire will be age-appropriate for young dancers. No experience with Hip-Hop necessary.

intermediate tap

aug 5-9 M-F 2:00-3:30pm $100

Spend a week deepening your knowledge of tap technique, sense of rhythm, musicality and understanding of tap as an art form. This workshops is designed for students in Tap Levels 3, 4 & 5. Be prepared to sweat and have an intensive week of fun!

IntroductIon to pre-pointe (BY INVITE ONLY)

aug 12-16 m-f 1:00-4:00pm $225

Introduction to Pre-Pointe is for students who have been invited to study pre-pointe technique in fall 2019. In pre-pointe shoes students cannot go all the way “up in their shoes” placing weight on their toes. This technique is safe for young dancers and helps them build the strength and alignment they will need to be ready for pointe. On Sunday Aug 4th, before the workshop, students will travel with a parent to meet a BDC Faculty member at CenterStage in Seattle to be professionally fitted for shoes. During the workshop, dancers will properly prepare their shoes for dancing, take a ballet technique class with a focus on pre-pointe technique, and learn the mechanics, technique and dedication required to study on pre-pointe. These workshops are a BDC tradition and are a special way for students to celebrate this dancer rite of passage.

classical story ballets

aug 19-23 m-f 1:00-4:00pm $200

Ballet is a world of imagination. In this workshop dancers will be immersed in the magic of classical story ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker. Students will have a ballet technique class (great way to get in shape for the start of the school year) and will study the history and stories of classical ballet. Perfect for students currently in Levels 3 & 4.


ages 12-14 current bdc levels 5+6

Musical Theater with Katy Tabb

Jul 8-12 M-F 10:00AM-3:00PM $400

We are delighted that choreographer and performer Katy Tabb will return to BDC this summer for a week-long Musical Theatre Intensive. Katy will teach Musical Theatre Jazz, Musical Theatre Tap, and Repertory. Students will also study vocal technique, enjoy daily yoga, learn musical theatre history, and get some “insider” audition tips from a pro.

Advanced Aerial & Circus Arts

Jul 15-19 M-F 2:00-5:00PM $300

Advanced Aerial & Circus Arts is designed for students who have been training in Aerial and Circus Arts for at least a year. Dive into a variety of circus skills including Aerial Silks, Tumbling, Partner Acrobatics, Contortion, Hand Balancing, Juggling, and Circus Crafts. Instructor to student ratio will be kept at 1:8 for maximum safety and fun. Bring your most adventurous self!

Intermediate Ballet

Jul 22-26 M-F 1:30-5:30pm $275

This Intermediate Ballet Intensive will immerse students in all aspects of ballet: Technique, Repertory, Etiquette and History. Perfect for students in current BDC levels 5+6 and for dancers who love the art form of ballet!

Composition and Site-Based Improvisation

Jul 29-Aug 2 M-F 2:00-5:00pm $200

All you need is movement, space, time and imagination to compose your own dance pieces and improvisation scores. Come experiment, play, collaborate and learn fundamental choreographic concepts. For Site-Based Improvisation, dancers will perform in surprising and fun locations around Winslow such as parks, galleries, and sidewalks. Perfect for open, curious and adventurous artists.

intermediate tap

aug 5-9 M-F 2:00-3:30pm $100

Intermediate Tap is designed for students who have studied tap for at least a year and are excited to spend a week deepening their technical form, sense of rhythm, musicality and understanding of tap as an art form. Be prepared to sweat and have an intensive week of fun!

Intermediate Hip-Hop

Aug 5-9 M-F 3:30-4:30PM $90

Join NYC-based teacher Gary Champi for a weeklong immersion in Hip-Hop dance. Students of all backgrounds will love the rhythms, flow and high-energy physicality of this popular dance technique. Music, movements and dance attire will be age-appropriate for dancers. This workshop is designed for intermediate level dancers or students with a background in other physical training forms. No experience with Hip-Hop necessary.

IntroductIon to pointe (BY INVITE ONLY)

aug 12-16 m-f 2:00-5:00pm $225

Introduction to Pointe is for students who have been invited to study pointe technique in fall 2019. On Sunday Aug 4th, before the workshop, students will travel with a parent to meet a BDC Faculty member at CenterStage in Seattle to be professionally fitted for shoes. During the workshop, dancers will properly prepare their shoes for dancing, take a ballet technique class with a focus on pointe technique, and learn the mechanics, technique and dedication required to study on pointe. These workshops are a BDC tradition and are a special way for students to celebrate this dancer rite of passage.

Pilates & Conditioning

Aug 19-23 M-F 11:30-12:30pm $90

Pilates is considered one of the very best forms of conditioning for dancers. Pilates helps dancers build core strength and find ideal alignment for healthy, injury-free dancing. This workshop will be a great way for dancers to get in shape for the start of the school year!


ages 14-18 Current BDC LEvels 6+7+8

Musical Theater with Katy Tabb

Jul 8-12 M-F 10:00AM-3:00PM $400

We are delighted that choreographer and performer Katy Tabb will return to BDC this summer for a week-long Musical Theatre Intensive. Katy will teach Musical Theatre Jazz, Musical Theatre Tap, and Repertory. Students will also study vocal technique, enjoy daily yoga, learn musical theatre history, and get some “insider” audition tips from a pro.

Advanced Hip-Hop with Gary Champi

Aug 5-9 M-F 2:00-3:30pm $90

Join NYC-based teacher Gary Champi for a weeklong immersion in Hip-Hop dance. Students of all backgrounds will love the rhythms, flow and high-energy physicality of this popular dance technique. This workshop is designed for Advanced level dancers or students with a background in other physical training forms. No experience with Hip-Hop necessary.

Advanced Tap with Kofi Williams

Aug 5-9 M-F 4:00-7:00pm $200

Spend a week training at a professional level with BDC Faculty member Kofi Williams from Alchemy Tap Project. Kofi will be teaching Tap Technique, Improvisation and Repertory. Advanced Tap is designed for students in our most advanced levels (7+8), recent BDC graduates, and other Advanced Tap dancers.

Advanced Ballet with Gilbert Small:

Changing the Lens on your Training

Jul 22-26 M-F 1:30-5:30pm $275

AUG 19-23 M-F 12:45-4:30pm $275

We are honored to welcome Gilbert Small to teach our Advanced Ballet Workshops this summer. Gilbert spent the past 10 years dancing with Ballet BC. He is a stunning dancer and a warm, generous teacher. In these workshops, he will be teaching Technique, Pointe and Repertory. Students are welcome to take just one or both workshops.

“I will be guiding and directing young artists through traditional ballet class, contemporary repertory (comprised of both my own works and works I've been a part of during my time at Ballet BC) and partnering techniques. My method is the support of imagery and sensation in approaching work. During this five day workshop, I'm interested in the growth and exploration of self in the world of dance. My career has served as a means of taking ballet technique and using it as a vehicle of true expression and language. We will explore this vehicle as I infuse agency, trust and space into the room so that each dancer can step into a fuller sense of their potential. We will set goals, as a group and as individuals, track our progress throughout the week and each dancer will be responsible for their work, their growth and their artistry.” - Gilbert

Pilates & Conditioning

Aug 19-23 M-F 11:30-12:30pm $90

Pilates is considered one of the very best forms of conditioning for dancers. Pilates helps dancers build core strength and find ideal alignment for healthy, injury-free dancing. This workshop will be a great way for dancers to get in shape for the start of the school year!