Welcome to Vashon Center for Dance!

Vashon Center for Dance (VCD) is honored to have served the Vashon Community for more than 2 decades. Whether students are pursuing a career in dance, or study dance because they love it, all students are provided the same excellence in training in a supportive, challenging, and nurturing environment. Confidence, dedication, self-motivation and creative thinking are qualities and skills we seek to instill our students – qualities that will serve them well in all aspects of their lives. Our 2 spacious studios are in the historic Oddfellows Hall, which we refer to as the “Blue Heron Education Center”. We are currently working to update our facility to have better air circulation for when we are permitted to move indoors, depending on phase 3 or 4 restrictions and requirements around dance studios. In the meantime, all classes will be conducted online via Zoom.

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For info, registration, and questions please contact us at 206-259-3005 or at dance@vashoncenterforthearts.org

Advanced student and professionally choreographed work set on VCA dancers and Vashon performers.

A 20+ year tradition celebrated with photos, testimonials and video!

4 Original Works dances reworked for video in 2020.


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Spring Term-Advanced Ballet Master Class with Leah Terada from PNB

Advanced Ballet Master Class with Leah Terada from PNB
2nd session: 6:30-8:30pm
6/8, 6/10, 6/15, 6/17
Tuition: $160 In Person | $120 Zoom Only
Location: Blue Heron (zoom option)

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SUMMER TERM-Beginner Tap

SUMMER TERM-Beginner Tap
Ages:  7-11
Mondays, 3-4 pm
Session 1: June 28-July 26 (skip July 5) | $65
Session 2: Aug 2-23 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri
Location: Downstairs Studio

Entry level class to begin developing the fundamentals and techniques for traditional tap dance. Students will be shuffling and paradiddling by the end of summer. Class will end with a small presentation on the outdoor stage. 

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SUMMER TERM-Intermediate Modern

SUMMER TERM-Intermediate Modern 
Levels: 3 & 4
Mondays, 3-4 pm
Session 1: June 28-July 26 (skip July 5) | $65
Session 2: Aug 2-23 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Upstairs Studio

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SUMMER TERM-Intermediate Tap

SUMMER TERM-Intermediate Tap
Levels: 3 & 4
Mondays, 4-5 pm
Session 1: June 28-July 26 (skip July 5) | $65
Session 2: Aug 2-23 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri
Location: Downstairs Studio

Concentrating on building technique and fundamentals of tap. Students will continue work on time-steps, wings, pullbacks, and more as they dive deeper into rhythm work and stage presence. This class ends with a presentation for parents on outdoor stage.

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SUMMER TERM-Advanced Jazz

SUMMER TERM-Advanced Jazz
Levels: 5-7
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Session 1: June 28-July 26 (skip July 5) | $65
Session 2: Aug 2-23 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Upstairs Studio

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SUMMER TERM-Advanced Modern

SUMMER TERM-Advanced Modern 
Levels: 5-7
Mondays, 6:30-8 pm
Session 1: June 28-July 26 (skip July 5) | $95
Session 2: Aug 2-23 | $95
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $180
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Upstairs Studio

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SUMMER TERM-4 Day Dance Sampler

SUMMER TERM-4 Day Dance Sampler
Tues-Fri, July 6-9
Ages: 5-8 | 10:30am -12:30pm
Ages: 9-13 | 1-3pm
Tuition: $120 each
Instructors: Vadne White, Duncan Barlow, Joy Ghigleri, Tiffany Adams,
Location: Upstairs Studio

Exploration of dance genres for the beginner dancer or student looking to try other styles. Try a different dance style each day: ballet, modern, tap, hip hop.

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SUMMER TERM-Ballet 3

SUMMER TERM-Ballet 3
Ages: 9-11
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Upstairs Studio

Tuesdays, 4-5 pm
Session 1: July 6-27 | $65
Session 2: Aug 3-24 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120

Thursdays, 1-2pm
Session 1: July 8-29 | $65
Session 2: Aug 5-26 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120

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SUMMER TERM- Ballet 4: Pre-Pointe/Beginning Pointe

SUMMER TERM- Ballet 4: Pre-Pointe/Beginning Pointe
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Upstairs Studio

Tuesdays, 5-6 pm
Session 1: July 6-27 | $65
Session 2: Aug 3-24 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120

Thursdays, 10-11 am
Session 1: July 8-29 | $65
Session 2: Aug 5-26 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120

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SUMMER TERM-Ballet 5-7

SUMMER TERM-Ballet 5-7
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Upstairs Studio

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Session 1: July 6-27 | $95
Session 2: Aug 3-24 | $95
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $180

Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm
Session 1: July 8-29 | $95
Session 2: Aug 5-26 | $95
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $180

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SUMMER TERM- Ballet Variations

SUMMER TERM- Ballet Variations
Levels: 4-7 (Pointe)
Fridays, 10-11:30am
Session 1: July 9-30 | $95
Session 2: Aug 6-27 | $95
Full Summer Session (8 classes) | $180
Instructor: Duncan Barlow
Location: Upstairs Studio

Rehearsal-style class for exposure to ballets commonly found in the repertory of a professional ballet company. Dancers will rehearse both corps and soloist roles from the classical and neoclassical ballet canon. Pointe shoes are highly encouraged if applicable

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SUMMER TERM-Hip Hop 1-3

SUMMER TERM-Hip Hop 1-3
Instructor: Tiffany Adams
Location: Downstairs Studio

Level 1
Ages: 5-7
Fridays, 1-2 pm
Session 1: July 9-30 | $65
Session 2: Aug 6-27 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120

Level 2
Ages: 8-12
Fridays, 2-3 pm
Session 1: July 9-30 | $65
Session 2: Aug 6-27 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120

Level 3
Ages: 13-Adult
Fridays, 3-4 pm
Session 1: July 9-30 | $65
Session 2: Aug 6-27 | $65
Full Summer session (8 classes) | $120

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SUMMER TERM-Choreography Series: Short Project

SUMMER TERM-Choreography Series: Short Projects 2199
Ages: 13+
Weds/Thurs, July 14, 15, 21, 22 | 5:30-7:30pm
Tuition: $120
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Upstairs Studio

Dive into short choreography projects and experiments, focusing on building a toolbox of choreographic techniques. Students will try their hand at specific, isolated choreographic elements in a series of short assignments. Class will include group discussion and video examples of the elements in professional work, aimed at helping each individual to find their choreographic voice and interests within the commonly used tools/elements of choreography. This is a no stress, try anything kind of class! Excellent for advanced and high-intermediate level students of any dance form.

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SUMMER TERM-Beloved Ballet Birds Camp

SUMMER TERM-Beloved Ballet Birds Camp
Mon-Fri, July 19-23
Ages: 3-5 | 10:30am-12:30 pm
Ages: 6-8 | 1-3pm
Tuition: $165 each (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Elise Erickson
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio
Swans, bluebirds, firebirds and more! This creative movement camp will explore beloved ballet bird themes from classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Firebird! This camp will also have some fun arts and crafts for the little ones. Great camp for the littles to get moving and familiar with classical ballets.

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SUMMER TERM- Magical Ballet Camp

SUMMER TERM-Magical Ballet Camp
Mon-Fri, July 26-30
Ages: 3-5 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages: 6-8 | 1-3pm
Tuition: $165 each
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fairies, wizards, unicorns, and more! This creative movement, intro to ballet camp will have fun exploring the magical world of ballet and create fun costume pieces such as wings, unicorn head pieces, wands and more! Ends with presentation for parents on outdoor stage.

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SUMMER TERM-Choreography Workshop

SUMMER TERM-Choreography Workshop
Level 5-7
Mon-Fri, Aug 2-5 | 1:00-4:00
Tuition: $225
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Downstairs Studio

An esteemed choreographer, Miss Vanesa’s inspiring approach will help you find your creative voice, hone your choreographic abilities, and expand your artistic potential. Learn how to build movement for the stage through the use of time, shape, space and energy. This workshop will present works for the outdoor stage on the final day.

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SUMMER TERM-Contemporary/Lyrical Workshop

SUMMER TERM-Contemporary/Lyrical Workshop
Ages: 13+ (level 5-7)
Weds/Thurs, Aug 11, 12, 25, 26 | 5:30-7:30pm
Tuition: $120
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Upstairs Studio

This series is great for advanced and high-intermediate level students of any dance form. Class will start with a full body warm up including combos standing, upside-down, and on the ground then move into phrase work and some feel-good across the floor progressions. Floor-work and inversions are growing fast in the Seattle dance scene and are a blast to work on! Students have the option to show some phrase work on the outdoor stage at the end of the series.

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