Santa Monica, California
Phone: (310) 828-2018
Enjoy this preview of the 2017 Spring Showcase – and mark your calendars for Sunday, May 28th, 1pm & 5pm at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica!
Westside Ballet of Santa Monica 2017 Spring Showcase Trailer.
Caprice Walker, Westside Ballet’s Co-Associate Artistic Director, received Westside’s Bravo! Award at the Raise the Barre Soiree on September 22. ‘Miss Caprice,’ as she is affectionately known to generations of Westside Ballet students, was honored for her longevity and commitment, dedication and vast contributions to the School and the Company for over 4 decades.
The Soiree, an elegant affair held at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, was an enormously successful event to benefit Westside Ballet’s Project RELEVÉ which provides support for performances, a scholarship fund, and community outreach programs. Patrons from all over the City of Santa Monica came to celebrate and support Westside Ballet of Santa Monica as the jewel in the crown of the arts community both in Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles.
Westside Ballet’s in-house photographer and loyal Westside supporter Todd Lechtick has received the Etz Chaim-Tree of Life Award of Compassionate Care from the Venice Family Clinic. Todd has been our liaison with the Clinic, which participates in our Outreach Program by introducing ballet to children with complimentary tickets to The Nutcracker performances.
Westside Ballet dancer Shelby Tzung has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Spotlight Award Grand Prize in Classical Ballet. She appeared in the 2016 Showcase as Odette, and performed another of her Spotlight Award-winning solos from Frederic Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardée (The Wayward Daughter). Watch Shelby’s Spotlight performance in Disney Hall.
From Pacific Palisades, Ms. Tzung is a freshman at Palisades Charter High School and has trained exclusively at Westside School of Ballet, spending her summers as a scholarship student at both the School of American Ballet and, this year, the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. In the 2015 Showcase, Ms. Tzung brought audiences to their feet with her vivacious performance of George Balanchine’s dynamic Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux.
Our thanks to recent Guest Teachers in 2015-17, whose work with our dancers added immeasurably to their Westside experience:
We ‘ve recently launched MindBody – new software that allows our patrons to buy coupons and check in to classes remotely.
To start an online account, click here. After your account is established, you can buy singles, class series or check in to classes using your computer, your iPhone, iPad or Android with the MindBody Connect App.
You can still purchase classes and check into classes at the front desk if you prefer. Keytags coming soon! No more paper coupons: please turn in your paper coupons for MindBody credits if you haven’t already.
We now have Free Apps for the iPhone and Android! Go to the App store or Google Play and search for “Westside Ballet”. You can scroll down for links to sections of the website, but the class schedules are on the bottom menu bar under “Classes.” We’d welcome your feedback. Email us at email@example.com.
WSB students and parents were recently included in a KPCC Public Radio story on Ballet Summer Intensives and how the ballet industry is changing. The story aired live on Tuesday, March 11th, but fortunately there is a link for everyone to both read the article, see a slideshow and listen to the story by KPCC Arts Education Reporter Mary Plummer. If you have trouble with the link, go to ww.kpcc.org, click on news: education: pass/fail blog. Then scroll down to the story “For aspiring ballerinas, summer intensives can provide a leg up.” Westside Ballet thanks Reporter Mary Plummer and Visual Reporter Maya Sugarman.