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Ballet III

Ballet III
Ages: 8-11
Tuesdays & Fridays, Sept 14-Dec 10 (skip Nov 26) | 4:00-5:30 pm
Tuition: $640
Instructor: Vadne White and Vanesa Wiley
Location: Outdoor Studio

At this level, dancers train twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) for skill acquisition and injury prevention. Dancers will be introduced to turns, more intricate combinations, and proper technique will be a focus. If the student would like to participate in our 2021 Nutcracker, rehearsals are an additional 45-minute session following the Tuesday class.

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Ballet IV

Ballet IV
(Proof of vaccination required)
Tuesdays, Sept 14-Dec 7 | 4:00-5:30 pm & Thursdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 4:15-5:45 pm
Tuition: $640
Instructor: Vadne White and Madeline Morser
Location: Upstairs (Tuesday) and Downstairs (Thursday) Studios

Ballet IV meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, and combines elements of pre-pointe and beginning pointe work, as well as intermediate combinations, stretches, turns, and jumps. Twice weekly training is the minimum requirement for skill acquisition, and students are encouraged to take the Ballet III class for supplemental training at no extra cost. If the student would like to participate in our 2021 Nutcracker, rehearsals are an additional 45-minute session following the Thursday Ballet IV class.

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Ballet V-VII – WAITLIST

Ballet V-VII - WAITLIST
(Proof of vaccination required)
Tuesdays, Sept 14-Dec 7 | 5:30-7:15 pm & Thursdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 4:15-5:45 pm
Tuition: $690
Instructors: Vadne White, Vanesa Wiley and Madeline Morser
Location: Upstairs (Tuesday) and
Downstairs (Thursday) Studios

Students at this level are trained in intermediate to advanced pointe work, partnering, controlled adage, adept petit allegro, as well as more advanced combinations, turns, and jumps. Scholarly articles are shared with students in the areas of conditioning, nutrition, wellness, flexibility, and more. Twice weekly training is the minimum requirement for skill maintenance, and students are strongly encouraged to take the Ballet IV class for supplemental training at no extra cost. Because these dancers have many roles in Vashon’s Nutcracker, rehearsals are an additional session following the Tuesday and Thursday classes.

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Ballet V-VII Nutcracker Rehearsal

Ballet V-VII Nutcracker Rehearsal
(Proof of vaccination required)
Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30 pm & Thurdays, Sept 14-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) 5:45-6:30 pm
Tuition: $530 (includes $100 production fee)
Students will work with VCA choreographers to learn and rehearse for Vashon’s Nutcracker.

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Adult Ballet – Tuesdays

Adult Ballet
(Proof of vaccination required)
Ages: 13+
Tuesdays, Sept 14-Dec 7 (skip Nov 23) | 2:15-3:15 pm
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Kathleen Bonner
Location: Upstairs Studio

One of our two weekly adult ballet classes taught by island dancer/teacher/choreographer Kathleen Bonner. Class focus is technique, choreography, and fun.

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Beginning/Intermediate Contemporary

Beginning/Intermediate Contemporary
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 4:15-5:30 pm
Tuition: $255
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Outdoor Studio

This class is aimed at introducing level III and IV dancers to Contemporary dance. An umbrella term for various mixtures of Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and foreign dance styles, Contemporary dance is a wonderful opportunity to dive into learning complex, detailed, and satisfying phrase-work to a variety of pop and indie music choices. Following a full body warm up standing, upside-down, and on the ground, we will learn across the floor progressions and longer phrases.

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Advanced Lyrical

Advanced Lyrical
(Proof of vaccination required)
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuition: $305
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Upstairs Studio

Hone your fluidity, expression, and grace in Advanced Lyrical! Lyrical dance is most often defined as a combination of ballet and jazz techniques, with emphasis on graceful, fluid motions that often mirror the lyrics or theme of the music. Class will start with a center warm up including both standing exercises and daily workshops for jumps, turns, and falls to be used in phrase-work. We will use the second half of class for traveling progressions as well as longer phrases/group dances. This class is an advanced level open to level V dancers and above.

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Advanced Contemporary

Advanced Contemporary
(Proof of vaccination required)
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 7:00-8:30 pm 
Tuition: $305 
Instructor: Madeline Morser 
Location: Upstairs Studio 
Advanced Contemporary includes a full body warm up with combos standing, upside-down, and on the ground followed by phrase work and some feel-good across the floor progressions. Let’s have a blast with our favorite music while taking apart and getting into the nitty-gritty details of timing, floor-work, inversions, and a powerful grounded center. We will also begin building a group piece in class. This is an advanced class open to level V dancers and above. 

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Pre-Professional Ballet

Pre-Professional Ballet
(Proof of vaccination required)
Thursdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 3:00-4:15 pm
Tuition: $255
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Upstairs Studio
Pre-Professional Ballet is a companion class to Ballet V & VI and provides advanced training to dancers who are serious about their craft and have a desire to dance at the professional and/or collegiate level.

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Ballet IV Nutcracker Rehearsal

Ballet IV Nutcracker Rehearsal
(Proof of vaccination required)
Thurdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 5:45-6:30 pm
Tuition: $265 (includes $100 production fee)
Students will work with VCA choreographers to learn and rehearse 2 or more roles in Vashon’s Nutcracker.

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Adult Ballet – Thursdays

Adult Ballet 
(Proof of vaccination required)
Ages: 13+
Thursdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 6:30-7:30 pm
Tuition: $205 
Instructor: Kathleen Bonner 
Location: Upstairs Studio 
One of our two weekly adult ballet classes taught by island dancer/teacher/choreographer Kathleen Bonner. Class focus is technique, choreography, and fun.   

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