Fall 2019

Classes for Youth

Kids Create - The Enchanted Woods

Grimm To Glee TV

TV/FilmActing

Pre-Ballet I

Pre-Ballet II

Ballet Level I

Ballet Level II

Ballet Level III

Ballet Level IV Technique & Pointe

Classes for Adults

Sing, Sing, Sing

Acting for Non-Actors - Neil Simon: The Musical!

Professional Actors Class

TV/Film Acting: Charisma On Camera

How To Tell Your Story

Workshops for Adults

Finding Your Ancestral Gold - One Saturday Only!

Shakespeare's Richard III

Classes for Youth

Kids Create - The Enchanted Woods

Saturdays, Sept. 21 - Nov. 9 8 weeks
2 - 5 PM Ages 4 - 8
Instructor: Liz Hayden $165

Children will step into the world of creating, designing and making their own show from pure imagination. Through games play, art, music and dance students will create an exciting show. Remember to bring a snack and get ready to have a wonderful time. Performance on the last day of camp. Materials cost included in fee.

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Grimm To Glee TV

Tuesdays, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12 8 weeks
4:30 - 6 PM Ages 7 - 11
Instructor: Sandra Peabody $185

Have fun practicing on-camera acting skills! Become a star and create an episode for kids from the NBC television series, Grimm, based on the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. Led by Emmy award-winning instructor Sandra Peabody, this class will have lots of villains, heroines, and monsters. Throw in some comedy and have a blast while learning television production! Parents are invited to observe the last class in action. Class limited to 8 students.

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TV/Film Acting: Starstruck

Tuesdays, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12 8 weeks
6 - 7:30 PM Ages 12 - 17
Instructor: Sandra Peabody $185

Act in front of the camera, create and perform scenes, practice improvisation, presentation, and auditioning skills using commercial, film, and TV scripts (both comedy and drama). Instant video feedback helps students improve their talent, and develop confidence and poise. Parents are invited to attend the last class in action! Instructor Sandra Peabody is an Emmy-award winning writer/producer/director and manages young talent for voice over, film and television work in the Northwest and Los Angeles. Limited enrollment. All levels of experience and returning students invited to join.

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Pre-Ballet I

Session I: Tuesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 8

Session II: Tuesdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19

6 weeks/session
3:30 - 4:15 PM Ages 3 1/2-4 1/2
Instructor: Kasha Watts $74/session

This is a fun, creative introduction to basic ballet movement. Emphasis is on coordination, rhythm, music, and mime using props, rhymes, stories and imagination. Your child will be galloping on a pony, leaping over puddles, and learning movements to accompany their favorite preschool songs! Students will learn basic ballet skills and terminology in a supportive and encouraging environment. No experience necessary. Dress code: required – see kwattsballet.com for details.

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Pre Ballet II

Session I: Tuesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 8

Session II: Tuesdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19

6 weeks/session
4:15 - 5:00 PM Ages 5-6
Instructor: Kasha Watts $74/session

This class transitions from the creative movement aspect of Pre-Ballet I to an emphasis on the fundamentals of ballet. Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm and coordination are taught, practiced and developed through music and use of props in a supportive and encouraging environment. No experience necessary. Dress code required – see kwattsballet.com for details.

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Beginning Ballet Level I

Session I: Tuesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 8

Session II: Tuesdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19

6 weeks/session
5 - 6 PM Ages 6 and up
Instructor: Kasha Watts $99/session

This class is for the novice, as well as a transition from Pre-Ballet to a more formal ballet class. The fundamentals of ballet and barre work are introduced. Focus is on posture, stretching for flexibility, muscle strength, technique and musicality in a disciplined yet encouraging environment. Classes are cumulative from Fall Term 2018 to Spring Term 2019. New students encouraged to begin during Fall Term. One year of Pre-Ballet experience recommended. Dress code required – see kwattsballet.com for details.

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Ballet Level II

Session I: Wednesdays, Sept. 5 - Oct. 9

Session II: Wednesdays, Oct. 16 - Nov, 20

6 weeks/session
5:30 - 6:45 PM Ages 7 and up
Instructor: Kasha Watts $124/session

This is a formal ballet class for young students with ballet experience. Students participate in stretching, barre work and center floor work. They will further develop posture, muscle strength, flexibility, technique, musicality and self-discipline in a supportive and encouraging environment. Classes are cumulative from Fall Term 2019 to Spring Term 2020. New students encouraged to begin during Fall Term. One to two years ballet experience recommended. Dress code required – see kwattsballet.com for details.

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Ballet Level III

Session I: Mon. Thurs., Sept. 5 - Oct. 10

Session II: Mon. & Thurs., Oct. 14 - Nov. 21

6 weeks/session
3:45 - 5 PM Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Kasha Watts $124 1x week/session | $226 2x week/session

Ballet Level lll is for dedicated students with previous ballet training. In this class students further develop their ballet technique through stretching, barre work, and center floor work. Continued emphasis on posture, muscle strength, technique, musicality, and self-discipline in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students will continue to work on turns, adagio, more challenging petite & grand allegro (jumps) work. Classes are cumulative from Fall Term 2019 to Spring Term 2020. New students encouraged to begin during Fall Term. Two years plus experience or audition required. Dress code required – see kwattsballet.com for details. 

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Ballet Level IV Technique & Pointe

Technique: Mon. Thurs.

Technique & Pointe: Weds.

Session I: Sept. 4 - Oct. 10

Session II: Oct. 14 - Nov. 21

6 weeks/session

Mon & Thurs: 5 - 6:30 PM

Weds: 4 - 5:30 PM

Ages 10 and up

Instructor: Kasha Watts $297 2x week/session | $420 3x week/session

Ballet IV is an Intermediate class for dedicated and committed students. In this class students further develop their ballet technique through stretching, barre work, and center floor work. Continued emphasis on posture, muscle strength, flexibility, technique, musicality, and self discipline in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students will continue to work on turns, adagio, petite and grand allegro work, where batterie (beaten jumps) will be introduced. Level lV students will also be introduced to Pointe work. Due to the necessary strength involved with pointe work it is required that level lV students take a minimum of two technique classes per week. Three to four years previous experience and audition required. No class Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

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Classes for Adults

 

Acting for Non-Actors: Neil Simon: The Musical

Thursdays, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14 8 weeks
7 - 9 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Nancy McDonald $160

This fun Fall series continues, as we look at acting using one writer − Neil Simon. And this time, we will be looking at his musicals! You read that right. Did you know that your favorite characters from Sweet Charity, Promises, Promises and They’re Playing Our Song are speaking lines written by Neil Simon? By inhabiting the life and work of this great American playwright, we will discover so much about writers, theatre and our own world. For anyone who loves theatre, music, and joining together on an autumn evening for some fun exploration.

 

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Professional Actors Class

Wednesdays, Sept. 25 - Nov. 13 8 weeks
7 - 9 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Nancy McDonald $160

An ongoing, in-depth class for actors who are serious about advancing their acting skills while preparing themselves for auditions and work. Students work on scenes, monologues, auditions and storytelling, with a teacher who brings decades of experience in the professional world of New York and Hollywood. Phone conversation with the instructor required for new students. Returning students encouraged.

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TV/Film Acting: Charisma On Camera

Session I: Tuesdays, Sept. 17 - Oct. 8

Session II: Tuesdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 5

4 weeks/session
7:30 - 9:30 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Sandra Peabody $120/session

Do you want to act on camera? Practice reality acting with exercises including improvisation, cold readings, interviews, auditions, and scene study using commercial, film, and television scripts. Video feedback helps students improve their skills, develop more confidence and reduce fears. Become more successful while learning more about the business and how to book a role. Sandra Peabody has worked over 25 years representing, coaching, and teaching students. Limited enrollment. All levels of experience are invited to join.

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How to Tell Your Story

Mondays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 11 8 weeks
7 - 9 PM Ages 18 - adult
Instructor: Nancy McDonald $160

We are the stories of our lives, but how we tell that story requires our own unique recipe. Start with story circle, add improv, a pinch of standup, a smidge of story theatre and a bit of drama and you have a true and rewarding concoction. Whether it’s storytelling, presentation, theatre, comedy or public speaking, learn to tell your story using the art of the actor in a non-threatening, creative environment.

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Workshops

Finding Your Ancestral Gold - One Saturday Only!

Saturday, Sept. 14 1 day only
10 AM - 12 PM Ages 16 - adult
Instructor: Laurence Overmire $40

Everyone has an amazing family history – but most have no clue how truly remarkable it is, because they have never investigated the generations going far, far back in time. This workshop, led by a genealogist and author of four family histories, inspires you to embark on a quest for your ancestral heritage and guides you through the steps to get you started. Based on his book, Digging for Ancestral Gold: The Fun and Easy Way to Get Started on Your Genealogy Quest.

 

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Shakespeare's Richard III - One Saturday Only!

Saturday, Nov. 2 1 day only
10 AM - 4 PM Ages 16 - adult
Instructor: Nancy McDonald $50

Richard III − The play that could be called a template for Agatha Christie and others who write of murder, mayhem and the villain at the center of it all. While called a History play, there are supporters and societies of the real Richard III, the actual king whose bones were found in a car park and reburied in Leicester Cathedral in 2015, that say he was nothing like Shakespeare’s version. But it’s the PLAY we’ll be looking at, and you’ll be acting, reading, reflecting and sharing with others of all ages, seeing how this Elizabethan world and our world merge. No previous experience required. Taught by the founder of New York City’s Shakespeare Stage Company, Nancy McDonald. Come dressed for comfort. BYO lunch at the break.

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