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Friday Arts Lab: Self-Discovery through Comics & Cardboard!

VCA Greenroom 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Friday Arts Lab: Self-Discovery through Comics & Cardboard!
Grades: 3-5
Jan 28 | Feb 11 | Mar 4*, 18* | Apr 1, 22 | May 6, 20 | June 3 | 1:45-3:45 pm (*classes in March will begin at 12:45 pm and will last 3 hrs each)
Tuition: $310 General | $295 Member (includes $70 materials/snack fee)
Instructor: Adam Ende and Desiree Mcintyre

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Friday Arts Lab: Connections Around the World

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Friday Arts Lab: Connections Around the World
Grades: K-2
Jan 28 | Feb 11 | Mar 4*, 18* | Apr 1, 22 | May 6, 20 | June 3 | 1:45-3:45 pm (*classes in March will begin at 12:45 pm and will last 3 hrs each)
Tuition: $310 General | $295 Member (includes $70 materials/snack fee)
Instructors: Joy Ghigleri and Christine Nelson
Location: Blue Heron

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I Solisti di Vashon 

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

I Solisti di Vashon 
Grades: 6-12
Mondays, Apr 4-June 13 | 5:15-6:30 pm (skip school breaks/holidays) 
Tuition: $220 General | $205 Member
Instructor: Gaye Detzer 
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

I Solisti di Vashon is an advanced string ensemble for high school students. The repertoire is chosen from the great classical composers and from contemporary popular music.

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Creative Movement – WAITLISTS

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Creative Movement - WAITLISTS
Ages: 3-4

Monday Session: Apr 18-Jun 13 (skip May 30) | 2:45-3:30 pm
Tuition per session: $150 General | $140 Member
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Upstairs Studio

Friday Session: Apr 22-June 17 | 3-3:45 pm
Tuition per session: $165 General | $155 Member
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Upstairs Studio

A fun-filled introduction into the world of dance where children explore their imaginations through music and movement as they develop motor skills, rhythmic awareness, coordination, and balance in a nurturing environment. The class will perform in our annual Spring Concert in June (performance fee included).

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Primary Ballet/Tap – WAITLIST

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Primary Ballet/Tap
Ages: 4-6

Monday Session: Apr 18-Jun 13 (skip May 30) | 3:45-4:45 pm
Tuition: $185 General | $175 Member
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Downstairs Studio

Friday Session: Apr 22-Jun 17 | 3:45-4:45 pm
Tuition: $205 General | $195 Member
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Downstairs Studio

The Primary level students will be introduced to both Ballet and Tap. Miss Elise and Miss Vadne will keep them engaged by incorporating fun and structured activities that supports skill acquisition and prepares them for the next level of Ballet and Tap. Students learn stage skills and how to work as a team. The class will perform in our annual Spring Concert in June (performance fee included).

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Ballet II

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet II
Ages: 7-8
Mondays, April 18-Jun 13 (skip May 30) | 4-5 pm
Tuition: $185 General | $175 Member
Instructor: Vanesa Wylie
Location: Upstairs Studio

Building on the content of Ballet I, Ballet II students continue their learning journey in Ballet. They will warm up at center, then learn how to string steps together into combinations. Class time will also be dedicated to learning their part for our annual Spring Concert in June (*performance fee included).

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Ballet/Tap I

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet/Tap I
Ages: 6-7
Mondays, April 18-June 13 (skip May 30) | 4:45-5:45 pm
Tuition: $185 General | $175 Member
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Downstairs Studio

Miss Elise develops awareness of alignment and basic ballet and tap vocabulary and technique. Class will include basic center work and across the floor exercises that tap into imagination and develop musicality. Students learn stage skills and how to work as a team. The class will perform in our annual Spring Concert in June (*performance fee included).

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Intermediate Modern and Choreography

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Intermediate Modern and Choreography
Mondays, Apr 18-Jun 13 (skip May 30) | 5:00-6:00 pm
Tuition: $185 General | $175 Member
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Upstairs Studio

Miss Vanesa teaches students the movements that are the foundation for classical modern dance and helps students develop their creative voice. Contractions, spirals, basic floor work, and the concepts of Modern dance (space, time and force) are the building blocks of Modern dance and are taught in a manner that is encouraging and fun. The class will perform in our annual Spring Concert production in June (performance fee included).

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Intermediate Tap

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Intermediate Tap
Mondays, Apr 18-Jun 13 (skip May 30) | 5:45-6:45 pm
Tuition: $185 General | $175 Member
Instructor: Miles Wingett
Location: Downstairs Studio

Building on the fundamentals of tap, students will work on their rhythm hoofing, time stepping, improvisational skills, and more! Must have tap experience. Class will perform in our annual Spring Concert production in June (performance fee included).

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Advanced Jazz

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Advanced Jazz
Mondays, Apr 18-Jun 13 (skip May 30) | 6:00-7:15 pm
Tuition: $220 General | $210 Member
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Upstairs Studio

Miss Vanesa gives a fabulous class for advanced dancers in our treasured American dance genre that includes a warm-up, stretching, across the floor combinations and fun choreography that builds every week. The class will perform in our annual Spring Concert production in June (performance fee included).

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Advanced Modern

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Advanced Modern
Mondays, Apr 18-Jun 13 (skip May 30) | 7:30-9 pm
Tuition: $255 General | $245 Member
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Upstairs Studio

Modern dance is important training for all dancers. Miss Vanesa’s experience teaching and choreographing this style of dance is extensive, and her classes are fun and energetic. At this level, Graham, Cunningham, Limon and other modern disciplines are covered. Class will perform in our annual Spring Concert production in June (performance fee included).

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Adult Ballet

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Adult Ballet
Ages: 13+

Tuesday Session: Apr 19-Jun 14 | 2:15-3:15 pm
Tuition: $155 General | $145 Member
Instructor: Kathleen Bonner
Location: Upstairs Studio

Thursdays, Apr 21-Jun 16 | 6:30-7:30 pm
Tuition: $155 General | $145 Member
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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Pre-Professional Ballet

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Pre-Professional Ballet

Tuesday Session: Apr 19-Jun 14 | 3:15-4:15 pm
Tuition: $155 General | $145 Member
Instructor: Sana Tepley
Location: Upstairs Studio

Thursday Session: Apr 21-Jun 16 | 3:00-4:15 pm
Tuition: $190 General | $180 Member
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 III

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet III
Ages: 8-11
Tuesdays & Fridays, Apr 19-Jun 17 | 4:00-5:30 pm
Tuition: $460 General | $445 Member
Instructor: Vanesa Wylie & Elise Erickson
Location: Downstairs (Tuesday) and Upstairs (Thursday) Studios

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 annual Spring Concert in June, rehearsals are an additional 45-minute session following the Tuesday class.

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Ballet IV Pre-pointe

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet IV Pre-pointe
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Apr 19- Jun 16 | 4:15-5:45 pm
Tuition: $460 General | $445 Member
Instructor: Vadne White, Madeline Morser, Sana Tepley
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. Pointe and pre-pointe students will meet separately on Thursdays for technique training. If the student would like to participate in our annual Spring Concert in June, rehearsals are an additional 45-minute session following the Thursday classes.

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Ballet III Spring Concert Rehearsal

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet III Spring Concert Rehearsal
Tuesdays, Apr 19- May 31 | 5:30-6:15 pm
Performances: June 3-5
Tuition: $90 General | $80 Member
Performance Fee*: $50
Instructor: Vanesa Wylie & Vadne White
Location: Downstairs Studio

Students will work with VCA choreographers to learn and rehearse 2 or more roles in our annual Spring Concert in June. (*performance fee waived if paid in Winter term)

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Ballet IV Pointe

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet IV Pointe
Tuesdays, Apr 19-Jun 14 | 5:45-7:15 pm & Thursdays, Apr 21- Jun 16 | 4:15-5:45 pm
Tuition: $460 General | $445 Member
Instructor: Vadne White, Madeline Morser, Sana Tepley
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. Pointe students will meet with pre-pointe students on Thursdays and will meet with ballet V-VII on Tuesdays for technique training. If the student would like to participate in our annual Spring Concert in June, rehearsals are an additional 45-minute session following the Thursday classes.

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Ballet V-VII

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet V-VII
Tuesdays, Apr 19-Jun 14 | 5:45-7:15 pm & Thursdays, Apr 21-Jun 16 | 4:15-5:45 pm
Tuition: $460 General | $445 Member
Instructors: Vadne White & Sana Tepley
Location: Upstairs Studio

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. If the student would like to participate in our annual Spring Concert in June, rehearsals are an additional session following classes.

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Ballet V-VII Spring Concert Rehearsal

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet V-VII Spring Concert Rehearsal
Tuesdays, Apr 19-May 31 | 7:15-8:30 pm & Lead Dancers on Thursdays, Apr 21- June 2 | 5:45-6:30 pm
Performances: June 3-5
Tuition: $150 General | $140 Member
Performance Fee*: $50
Instructors: Vadne White & Sana Tepley
Location: Upstairs Studio

Students will work with VCA choreographers to learn choreography and rehearse for our annual Spring Concert in June. (*performance fee waived if paid in Winter term)

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Music Together ®- Drum Song Collection

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Music Together ®- Drum Song Collection
Ages: 0-5 with caregiver
Wednesdays, April 20-June 15 | 10:30-11:15am
Tuition: One child with caregiver $205 General | $190 Member - please register online
Family with 2 or more children $310 General | $290 Member  - please call to register
(non-crawling infant siblings may attend free)
Instructor: Sunder Michelle
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

Gather around for joyous music making with your children and learn beloved Music Together® songs and activities. Little ones will love jumping and hiding in “John the Rabbit” & “Sneak and Peek.” and enjoy the catchy rhythms of “Jim Jam Drummer.” Tuition includes audio recordings to play at home and on the go, a colorful illustrated family songbook, and resources with bonus music-making ideas to try at home. Sunder is a Registered Teacher for Music Together who has always loved music, singing, dancing, playing in bands (favorites were steel drum & African drum and dance troupe!) and taking Music Together classes with her children.  Join our music making community today!