Santa Monica, California
A Note About Westside Ballet’s Summer Intensive
We encourage boys 8-18 (or boys who will turn 8 by December 1, 2017) to enroll in at least 2 weeks of the Summer Intensive, which can be attended by the week or for all 5 weeks. The Intensive includes 4-5 classes per day, including both co-ed and Boys-Only classes.
This summer we’re excited to be offering both Boys-Only Jazz and Boys-Only Tap!
The Summer Intensive is a wonderful opportunity for boys to work on their dance skills, to explore other types of dance classes besides ballet, and to meet new friends.
Now offered year-round: Boys-Only Jazz Class
Fridays 4:45-5:45pm, Studio 4, For Boys 9-Years-Old & Older – No Jazz Experience Required!
Instructor: Michele Bachar
We’re excited to announce our Boys-Only Jazz class with our amazing jazz teacher and choreographer, Miss Michele Bachar. Those who have seen her Jazz choreography in past Spring Showcases and On Stage are aware of her talents.
Boys 9 years and older may attend. For boys who want to try the class, the uniform is the same as ballet classes: black tights and short sleeve white shirts. Black jazz shoes are preferred though boys may wear their ballet shoes for the first few classes. While regular attendance is encouraged, boys may drop in if they like.
A Program Designed Exclusively for Boys:
Pre-Ballet, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Technique
Westside School of Ballet is pleased to announce these ballet classes for Boys:
Boys Ballet A and B on Saturdays: Level A, from 12:30-1:30pm is for Beginners from age 7 and up. Level B, from 1:30-2:30pm, and on Wednesdays at 5:45-6:45pm, welcomes boys aged 8 to 18 by invitation with at least one year of ballet training. No audition required. Boys Ballet C is on Mondays at 5:45-6:45pm. Taught by Seth Belliston.
We also have a Boys Pre-Ballet for ages 4 to 6 years on Fridays, 4:00-4:45pm, open to boys of all ages and experience, no prior training is required.
Refer to our children’s class schedule for all classes offered.
Boys Ballet classes emphasize posture, alignment, proper execution, fundamentals, port de bras, strength, and classroom etiquette. Includes attention to foot articulation and usage, and some stretching.
Levels A and B on Saturdays: Level A, from 12:30-1:30 pm is for Beginners from age 7 and up. Level B, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, welcomes boys aged 8 to 18 by invitation with at least one year of ballet training. No audition is required.
Boys dress code: black footless tights, white T-shirt, white socks and white slippers.
These boys-only classes promote the knowledge and practice of ballet, with an emphasis on proper alignment, coordination and athleticism. While the basic syllabus is the same for beginning male and female students, the contrast between male and female dancing is increasingly emphasized as a student progresses.
The personal example of the teacher is of paramount importance. To this end, we are delighted to offer the expert instruction of Seth Belliston, a former principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet. His wealth of experience is a valuable contribution to the development of our male students. Read more about the professional career of Seth Belliston.
Boys Classes Gallery
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