August 10, 2018 Latest News

Soiree Tickets, Nutcracker Registration & More


Nutcracker Registration Online Now

Online registration is now open for levels III to VII for the 2018 Nutcracker. Click here to fill out the forms and make payment. Online registration must be completed by 5 pm on Friday, August 24 in order to audition on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Auditions begin at 2:30 p.m. For performance dates visit The Nutcracker page.

Soirée Tickets Available Now!

Join us for our 3rd Annual Fundraising Soirée on Thursday, September 27, at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club. Enjoy an exquisite dinner and drinks, beautiful performances by Westside Ballet’s distinguished dancers, and an impressive silent auction! Tickets are $135.00, of which $85 is tax deductible.

Buy your tickets online and plan to attend this special opportunity to support WSB and honor:

  • Margaret Hills, Royal Ballet principal dancer and then ballet mistress and teacher; and,
  • Joan Bayley, who danced with Carmelita Maracci and later, during the Golden Age of Movie Musicals, shared her expertise with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland.

 

Congratulations to Ariana Lott, WSB Alumna

Congratulations to WSB alumna, Ariana Lott on getting her M.D.! We’re all so proud of you Dr Lott! Ariana grew up at WSB, all the way through dancing the Sugar Plum Fairy in 2006; her dad (on right), Roy Lott, was a stage manager for Westside and the whole family was involved.
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Adult Repertory Class

Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Rebecca Witjas
Saturdays 12:30pm – 2:00 pm, beginning January 27th

Take it as a regular class to learn combinations OR jump in and perform in June with other adults from Westside! After a 30-minute barre, we will rehearse different ballet pieces to various types of music. Don’t worry if you miss occasionally because we will be practicing to perfection. We will have an Adult performance in Studio 6 in June 2018, date TBD.


Beginning Ballet Class Changes to Stretch

Aimée’s Monday night Beginning Ballet will become a Stretch Class starting January 8. Proper stretching techniques can work wonders to restore your flexibility, rejuvenate your balance, improve your coordination, and increase your range of motion both in and out of the studio.

This is our first time offering this class to adults at Westside, so don’t miss this opportunity to add a dedicated stretch class to your routine!

Taught by Aimée Gaudio on Mondays, 7 – 8pm.