Santa Monica, California
Phone: (310) 828-2018
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 a new 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. For those who have not had the pleasure, plan to attend Spring Showcase & OnStage this year!
Boys 9-years-old 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.
Westside School of Ballet is pleased to announce four additional ballet classes for Boys: Boys Ballet C on Mondays at 5:45-6:45pm & Boys Ballet B on Wednesdays at 5:45-6:45pm & Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm, Boys Ballet A on Saturdays at 12:30-1:30pm,(by Invitation) taught by Seth Belliston. We also have a Boys Pre-Ballet for ages 4 to 6 years on Fridays, 4:00-4:45pm & Boys Strength Training* class on Fridays, 5:00-6:00pm both taught by Luke Willis. Open to boys of all ages* and experience, no prior training is required. Seth encourages all who are currently enrolled in Boys A and Boys B to attend strength training.
* For boys under 6 years, email email@example.com to confirm if Strength Training would be appropriate for your son.
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.
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