Yvonne Mounsey, Founder
Santa Monica, California
WSB students and parents were recently included in a KPCC Public Radio story on Ballet Summer Intensives and how the ballet industry is changing. The story aired live on Tuesday, March 11th, but fortunately there is a link for everyone to both read the article, see a slideshow and listen to the story by KPCC Arts Education Reporter Mary Plummer.
If you have trouble with the link, go to ww.kpcc.org, click on news: education: pass/fail blog. Then scroll down to the story “For aspiring ballerinas, summer intensives can provide a leg up.” Westside Ballet thanks Reporter Mary Plummer and Visual Reporter Maya Sugarman.
WSB’s very accomplished alumna Elisabeth Moss, known for her character “Peggy” on the popular and long running AMC Channel series “Madmen”, will be featured in an exclusive ABC news interview with Diane Sawyer. The interview will also feature co-stars Jon Hamm, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, January Jones and creator Matthew Weiner.
The exclusive interview airs Thursday, April 10, on “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30pm PST, and on “Nightline” at 12:35am PST. It also airs on Friday, April 11, on “Good Morning America” on ABC at 7am, and on “Alicia Menendez Tonight” at 9:00pm PST on Fusion. We’ve been told by the show’s producer that Elisabeth talks about her background at Westside Ballet and they may even air a 1997 clip we provided from that year’s Spring Performance production of “Sleeping Beauty.”
Everyone tune in!
Jenna Elfman was a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance” on August 20 on Fox. Jenna attended WSB for several years, training in classical ballet before turning to acting.
Westside School of Ballet alumni Monique Meunier has been appointed Co-Director of Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre.
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Morning classes as usual. Closing at 1:30pm.
Pre Pointe class for beginning Level 4 students, Tuesdays 5:00-5:30. Intro to Ballet students are invited to attend this 1/2 hour pre pointe class!
Stretch & Strengthening for Level 4, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:00 can be combined with the new Pre Pointe class for beginning level 4 students, 5:00-6:00 as one class!
Stretch & Strengthening for Level 5, Tuesdays, 5:00-5:30 before your technique class @ 5:30.
New Jazz B+ Class, Fridays, from 5:30-6:30. By Invitation or Audition w/Miss Michele.Level 4 Class Added An additional class has been added to Level 4, Introduction to Ballet Technique IV (12 to 17 years) on Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm. Boys at this level are most welcome to participate. Boys-Only Classes Expand Saturdays: Now With 2 Levels! read more. Other Classes Are Available, taught in our studios by teachers who are independent of WSB. See schedule. Ballet in Cinema La Bayadere, La Fille Mal Gardee, Giselle, and many more in our local theatres. Check out Ballet in Cinema’s website.
Read about the Philosophy and Vision of the School in a Letter From Allegra Clegg.
Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica is dedicated to excellence in training and the development of the student as an artist. Every year since the school’s founding in 1967, its students have been awarded scholarships with major ballet company schools and summer programs, establishing itself as the premier training facility for ballet in Los Angeles.
This achievement is a result of the exceptional training by teachers with broad experience performing with professional companies all over the world. An important part of student training is the study of the classics and the opportunity to perform. Read more about Westside School of Ballet...