December 9, 2014 Latest News

 Register for Summer Now!

Ballet at the beach

photo by Anne Slattery

5 fun-filled weeks for levels 2-7, ages 8 to 18, Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, August 5th. Download Summer Registration Form here, and the full 2016 Summer Brochure (pdf).

Read more about the two Fairy Camps planned for this summer, on our Summer page.

See the full schedule of Summer classes, including Boys classes, here.

Yearly Commitments & Full Time vs Part Time

Be sure to read Allegra’s recent emailed bulletin about our full-year contract at Westside and the distinction between full-time and part-time attendance.

No Spring Breaks

We have no spring breaks scheduled for Westside Children’s Classes. Our current spring schedule extends until Thursday, June 30th.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th

No Children’s Classes; Adult Classes: morning only
Nader’s Adult Advanced Class Ends at 1:00pm
Studio Closes at 1:30pm

On Stage Recital

Saturday, June 4th, 4:00pm, Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica.
For Pre-Ballet, Levels 1 & 2, Boys A & B, Intro Teen and All Jazz Levels

New Adult Beginning Pointe Class!

Wednesdays 8-9PM with Liz Wasynczuk. Students should have at least 6 months of recent ballet training, feel confident with the basic ballet positions, and have no foot or leg injuries. Pointe shoes may be purchased at the Ballet Shop next to Westside School of Ballet.

Start From The Beginning:
Adult Ballet Basics Workshop
New Class Added on Thursdays!

Rebecca Witjas will teach the next 4-Week Adult Ballet Basics Workshop, starting with the correct way to do every exercise at the Barre. Explore turnout, pull-up, core stability, and find your own range of motion limits with consistent stretching. Discover how to move from your center to the edges of your body and improve your balance through body symmetry. Learn many ballet basic steps and their correct execution.

Also appropriate for more advanced students who want to review the fundamentals.  If you missed a week in a prior workshop, you can pay a single price to make-up that same week. Please call for a reservation as space is limited.

Four weeks on consecutive Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:00pm:
May 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
June 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Now also on Thursdays,

May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

See the video!

Expanded Boys Classes
Pre-Ballet, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Technique, and Strength Training Classes, all designed exclusively for boys! Visit For Boys Only to learn more. See their Summer Schedule here.

New to Westside? Trial class is only $25.

Note: We have discontinued the single class option except for new students to Westside for their first class.

Westside Ballet Speaker Series: “Dance Talks!”
Latest in the Series

College dance programs are gaining in sophistication, and the panel discussion on August 29 was designed to deliver the inside information our dancers need for a competitive edge. Six highly esteemed dance educators participated in this important discussion on the advantages, options and opportunities offered to college bound dancers.

Earlier “Dance Talks”

Jenna Elfman recently launched our “Dance Talks” series. It was a great success and we thank Jenna for participating. Update: Right after her talk, Jenna gave this interview on Rich Girl TV, which you can also watch on YouTube. She gives some great advice and discusses her experience at Westside Ballet.


Jenna Elfman discusses the need for focus and discipline

Read coverage of the event by The Santa Monica Argonaut

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.