YVONNE MOUNSEY, FOUNDER
Santa Monica, California
Phone: (310) 828-2018
Westside School of Ballet is pleased to announce an additional ballet class for Boys: Boys Ballet Basics, on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, taught by Seth Belliston.
Open to boys of all ages* and experience, no prior training is required. Seth encourages all who are currently enrolled in Boys A and Boys B to attend.
Boys Ballet Basics is a full class emphasizing posture, alignment, proper execution, fundamentals, port de bras, strength, and classroom etiquette. Includes attention to foot articulation and usage, and some stretching.
Levels A and B continue on Saturdays. Level A from 11:30-12:30 pm is for Beginners of all ages. Level B, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, welcomes boys aged 8 to 18 with at least one year of ballet training. No audition is required.
* For boys under 6 years, email sethbelliston @ gmail.com to confirm if this class would be appropriate for your son.
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.