Yvonne Mounsey, Founder
Santa Monica, California
Westside School of Ballet is pleased to announce an additional ballet class for beginning Boys. As of Saturday, September 28, Seth Belliston will teach a class for Beginners of all ages, from 1 – 2pm on Saturdays, known as Level A.
The original Boys Only class also continues on Saturdays from 12 – 1pm, known as Level B. In this class boys aged 8 to 18 with at least one year of ballet training are welcome. No audition is required.
These boys-only classes promote the knowledge and practice of ballet, with an emphasis on proper alignment, coordination and athleticism. While the basic syllabus is the same for beginning male and female students, the contrast between male and female dancing is increasingly emphasized as a student progresses.
The personal example of the teacher is of paramount importance. To this end, we are delighted to offer the expert instruction of Seth Belliston, a former principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet. His wealth of experience is a valuable contribution to the development of our male students. Read more about the professional career of Seth Belliston.
WSB’s Boys-Only class was included in Daily Candy‘s “Coast to Coast: Kids’ Classes That Rock“!
Our very own Zane Jesswein, Nicolas de Oliveira and Joe Lesher Lao appear in their ballet recommendation, “Calling All Billy Elliots.”