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Ballet V-VII – Thursdays

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

Ballet V-VII - Thursdays
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am 
Session 1:  July 7-July 28, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 4-Aug 25, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Students at this level are trained in intermediate to advanced pointe work, partnering, controlled adage, adept petit allegro, as well as advanced combinations, turns, and jumps.  

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Wizards & Fairies Clay Camp

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Wizards & Fairies Clay Camp
Ages: 7-12
Mon-Fri, July 18-22 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $265 Member | $285 General (includes $25 materials fee)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Create clay sculptures from other worlds! Read folktales of wizards, fairies and other mythical creatures and draw sketches to bring your imagination to life in clay. Learn hand building techniques of rolling slabs, cutting forms and scoring, and how to use pottery tools to give shape and texture to your creations.

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Advanced Ballet Intensive

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

Advanced Ballet Intensive
Ages: 13+
Mon-Fri, Jul 18- July 29, 10 am-3:15 pm
Tuition: $950 General | $850 Member (Materials fee included)
Director: Vadne White
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

VCD teachers, guest teachers, and VCD alumni partners to bring this two-week intensive study to Advanced-level ballet students. Each day begins with ballet class, followed by a class in another dance style. After lunch, students will study ballet history, nutrition, dance related careers, injury prevention, wellness, and flexibility to name just a few! The day will close with a choreography workshop where students will contribute to the creation of a piece for Original Works 2023.

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Somewhere Between

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

A Concert Reading of the new musical by Alan Bruce Becker about finding and walking the path for each of us; between the expectations of the people who love us […]

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Crazy Cardboard Monster Invasion

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Crazy Cardboard Monster Invasion
Ages: 8-14
Mon-Fri, July 25-29 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $320 Member | $340 General (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Adam Ende
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Explore your inner monster or fanciful creature. Are you a dragon? A cyclops? A unicorn? Or even a Garuda? Through a series of guided meditations, drawing exercises, collaborative storytelling sessions and interactive improv games, we will all call forth our inner monsters and bring them to life as masks and costumes. Students will learn how to manipulate cardboard—the ultimate recycled material—and shape it to their will, transforming flat rigid cardboard into pliable organic shapes to create masks, horns, claws, hooves, paws, bellies and tails! We will use our costumes in a series of games, adventures, battles, challenges and public interventions, including photo & video shoots, pranks and monster flash mobs.

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Wild About Photography

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Wild About Photography
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, July 25-29
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10 am-3 pm (Vashon days)
Wed & Fri | 10 am-5 pm (off-island field trip days)
Tuition: $375 Member | $395 General (includes $40 fee for zoo admission, transportation and materials)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner
Locations: Pt. Robinson, Vashon Town, Alki West Seattle, Point Defiance Zoo

Love photography? Want to make better photographs and get more out of your camera? Then this photo camp is for you. Join Ray for a week of having fun, practicing your photography at locations on and off the island. Explore camera handling, camera settings, and principles of strong composition, and get feedback on your photos.

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Intermediate Modern and Choreography 

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

Intermediate Modern and Choreography 
Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General  
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General  
Instructor: Vanesa Wylie
Location: Downstairs 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.   

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Ballet V-VII – Mondays

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

Ballet V-VII 
Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General 
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Students at this level are trained in intermediate to advanced pointe work, partnering, controlled adage, adept petit allegro, as well as advanced combinations, turns, and jumps.  

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Advanced Modern 

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

Advanced Modern 
Mondays, 5:30-7 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General 
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General 
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General  
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. 

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Advanced Jazz 

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

Advanced Jazz 
Mondays, 7:00-8:15 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $60 Member | $70 General  
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $80 Member | $90 General 
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $120 Member | $140 General  
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.  

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Adult Ballet

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

Adult Ballet
Ages: 13+
Tuesday class: July 5-26 | 2:15-3:15
Thursday class: July 7-28 | 6:30-7:30 pm 
Tuition: $65 Member | $75 General
Instructor: Kathleen Bonner

Our adult ballet classes are taught by VCD founding dancer/teacher/choreographer, Kathleen Bonner. Class focus is technique, choreography, comradery and fun.

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Ballet III 

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

Ballet III 
Ages: 8-11 
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 5-July 26, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 2-Aug 23, $100 Member | $110 General 
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Barre is followed by center work where steps are strung together in combinations.  Technique and terminology are infused with fun ballet history, and students will practice dancing together as a group. 

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Ballet IV 

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

Ballet IV 
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm 
Session 1:  July 5-July 26, $100 Member | $110 General  
Session 2:  Aug 2-Aug 23, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Ballet IV combines elements of pre-pointe and beginning pointe work, as well as intermediate combinations, stretches, turns, and jumps.  

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Advanced Contemporary 

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

Advanced Contemporary 
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 6-July 27, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 3-Aug 24, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
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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Advanced Lyrical 

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

Advanced Lyrical 
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm 
Session 1:  July 6-July 27, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 3-Aug 24, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
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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Musical Theatre: Little Mermaid – FULL (Join Waitlist)

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Musical Theatre: Little Mermaid - FULL
Ages: 8-16
Mon-Fri, Aug 1-12 | 10 am-2 pm
Performance in Kay White Hall: Fri, Aug 12 | 7 pm
Tuition: $495 Member | $525 General (includes $45 materials fee)
Instructors: Elise Ericksen, Marita Ericksen
Location: Kay White Stage

Dive into two weeks of musical theatre as you journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

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Teen Photo Intensive – FULL (Join Waitlist)

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Teen Photo Intensive - FULL
Ages: 13-19
Mon-Fri | Aug 1-5
Mon, Tues, Wed | 10am-3pm (Vashon days)
Thurs & Fri | 10 am-5 pm (off-island field trip days)
Tuition: $380 Member | $400 General (includes $50 fee for zoo admission, transportation and materials)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner
Location: Point Robinson, Vashon Town, Pike Place Market, Fisherman’s Terminal, Point Defiance Zoo

Want to move your photography up a few notches? Join Ray for a week of practicing your photography at various locations on and off the island. Explore camera settings plus the principles of strong composition.

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4 Day Dance Sampler

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

4 Day Dance Sampler
Mon-Thurs, Aug 1-4
Ages 5-8 | 10:30am -12:30pm
Ages 9-13 | 1-3 pm 
Tuition: $140 Member | $155 General (Materials fee included)
Instructors: VCD and guest teachers
Location: Downstairs Studio

Are you interested in trying dance for the first time, or trying a new style? Our expert teachers will guide the beginner-level student through an exploration of the most popular dance genres: Tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary and hip hop.

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Choreography Workshop

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

Choreography Workshop
Level 5-7
Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5 | 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuition: $250 Member | $280 General (Materials fee included)
Instructor: Vanesa Wylie
Location: Upstairs Studio

Are you thinking about submitting a piece for our annual Original Works production? 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.

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Tiny Treasures in Clay

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Tiny Treasures in Clay
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, Aug 8-12 |10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (includes $35 for materials)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Use your imagination to make mini ceramic treasures like embellishments, beads, and pocket-sized sculptures. Learn the basics of working with ceramics on a small scale and use tiny tools to add texture and details to your art. We will use low-fire clay, colored pigments, and screen-printed glaze applications. Jewelry making supplies are provided. A great camp for making art for yourself, and gifts to share with friends and family!