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    Announcement from Owner, Allegra Clegg

    As of March 29, 2020, Westside School of Ballet is closed until further notice for in-studio classes. 

    We are excited to announce that we are offering Children and Adult Online classes.  Updates will be sent via our Constant Contact email announcements.  If you are not currently receiving these emails, please first check your SPAM folder, then contact: mail@westsideballet.com to ask to be put on the list.  We look forward to seeing all of you virtually in class!

    Please also check our Facebook accounts for Westside School of Ballet & Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, in addition to our Instagram account @westsideballet_ for updates.

    We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time and wish all of you and yours the best of health.

    Please see our online class schedule below. 

    For technical help accessing our online classes via Zoom and Instagram, please visit the links below. 

    Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us 

    Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/699289326902954

    THIS WEEK’S ONLINE ADULT CLASSES 3/23-3/28

    PLEASE SEE LINK AT BOTTOM OF SCHEDULE FOR ACCESS INFORMATION

    MONDAY MARCH 30
       

    Floor Barre
    9-9:50am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas 

    Beg/Intro Ballet
    10-11:25am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas 

    Ballet Basics
    11:30am-12:55pm
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas

     


     

    Anti-Stress Stretch Class for Dancers & Whole Family
    3-4pm Instructor: Miss Aimée 

    Beginning/Intermediate
    6-7pm
    Instructor: Celeste Amos

         
    TUESDAY MARCH 31
       
    Floor Barre
    9-9:50am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas

     

    Beg/Intro Ballet
    10-11:25am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas
    Ballet Basics
    11:30am-12:55pm
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas
    Beginning/Intermediate
    6-7pm
    Instructor: Veronica Caudillo
    Pianist: Valerie
       
         
    WEDNESDAY MARCH 25
       
    Floor Barre
    9-9:50am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas
    Intermediate Ballet
    9:30-11am
    Instructor: Johhny Zhong
    Pianist: Leon

     

    Beg/Intro Ballet
    10-11:30am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas
    Advanced Ballet
    11:30am-1pm
    Instructor: Nader Hamed
    Pianist: Leon
    Ballet Basics
    11:30am-1pm
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas
    Beginning/Intermediate
    5-6pm
    Instructor: Chasen Greenwood
         
    THURSDAY MARCH 26
       
    Floor Barre
    9-9:50am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas
    Boys Ballet (Intermediate adult students may join)
    10.30-12pm
    Instructor: Johnny Zhong
    Pianist: Leon
     
         
    FRIDAY MARCH 27
       
    Floor Barre
    9-9:50am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas 
    Advanced Ballet
    2pm-3:30pm
    Instructor: Nader Hamed
    Pianist: Leon
    Intro Ballet
    6-7pm
    Instructor: Veronica Caudillo
    Pianist: Valerie
         
    SATURDAY MARCH 28
       
    Intermediate Ballet
    8-9am
    Instructor: Charlie Hodges
    Floor Barre
    9-9:50am
    Instructor: Rebecca Witjas
    Basics/Intro (combined)
    10-11am
    Instructor: Chasen Greenwood

    ONLINE CLASS INFORMATION AND ARCHIVED CLASSES:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jZa9_f05XjHC4Nw-YlNEvmgfBKfmzrBLq7ZCyFXFywc/edit

     

    Our Classes

    Westside School of Ballet offers training in classical ballet for all ages and levels of dancers.

    Most classes have live piano accompaniment.

    Adult classes are held on weekdays (primarily in the mornings and evenings) and on weekends (Sunday as well as Saturday). Children’s classes (including junior and pre-professional classes) are offered mainly after school, in the early evening, and on Saturday mornings.

     

    Our Legacy

    Yvonne teaching passé

    Yvonne teaching

    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 by Yvonne Mounsey in 1967, its students have been awarded scholarships with major ballet company schools and summer programs.

    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.

    Alumni of Westside School of Ballet dance with many professional companies, including Los Angeles Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Sacramento Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.

    In 2011, Pointe Magazine featured Westside among 7 schools in the country “cultivating top talent.” Read the story on the Pointe site.

    Sponsors

    Project RELEVÉ gives you an opportunity to support the programs of Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, a pre-professional training company serving the Los Angeles ballet community for over 40 years.

    With support from the dance community and beyond, Westside Ballet is able to produce professional performances, expand its scholarship program, and build partnerships with numerous community organizations to advance the study and appreciation of ballet in Los Angeles.

    Please review our activities in this booklet and consider making a donation to the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, a non-profit which can accept corporate matching gifts and gifts of common stock as well as cash. For more information contact Westside Ballet’s Executive Director, Allegra Clegg at (310) 828-2018.

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