Santa Monica, California
Phone: (310) 828-2018
A full listing of important dates in the 2016-2017 school year is available in the right-hand sidebar of the Children’s Fall Spring Schedule.
The Audition and Parent Meeting for the Spring Showcase was postponed until Saturday, February 11th from 2:00pm-5:30pm.
All full-time dancers in Levels 3-7 are eligible. You can participate in Spring Showcase even if you did not perform in Nutcracker.
Please keep Saturdays open from 1:30-7pm. Rehearsals can vary, and will lengthen as we get closer to Performance Week, May 22-27. Please leave Performance Week completely open for dress and tech rehearsals. We do not take a week off for “Spring Break” so please plan to attend classes and rehearsals even if school is out.
Sunday, May 28th
1pm & 5pm
The Broad Stage, Santa Monica
Center Basics Workshop will break down each ballet step one at a time. Learn: standing in center, the basic transition steps, simple jumps and more, all with a barre warmup. On Monday mornings, 11:30am-1:00pm, with Rebecca.
Adult Ballet Basics is a 4-week workshop taught by Rebecca Witjas and Kasha Kropinski, starting with the correct way to do every exercise at the Barre. Learn more and see full schedule of classes here.
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.
Be sure to read Allegra’s bulletin about our full-year contract at Westside and the distinction between full-time and part-time attendance.
Note: We have discontinued the single class option except for new students to Westside for their first class.
Our ongoing series of Dance Talks! featured WSB Alumna Charlotte Perebinossoff on her stellar post-WSB career, delivered to an enthusiastic audience on September 1st, 2016. Charlotte spoke about her experience as a college dance major, as well as her globe-spanning post-college adventures in the world of dance and the many exciting opportunities for dancers other than a performing career. Specifically, Charlotte spoke in depth about applying to college as a dance major and made her research available (download her handout here, pdf).
College dance programs are gaining in sophistication, and the panel discussion on August 29, 2015 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.
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.
Read coverage of the event by The Santa Monica Argonaut