BEST DANCE STUDIO
7609 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
WCB School Class Descriptions
Divided into three levels, and four if mandated by enrollment and skill levels, each student will be taught the basics of tap dancing combinations and develop rhythm and footwork skills. Tap can be quite challenging and rewarding and resembles few other dance forms.
Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art form. Rhythms from Northern Africa and South America have influenced this diverse art form as well. As a result, Flamenco is considered worldwide to be one of the most culturally rich expressions of folklore. Flamenco is offered to beginning dance students (Beginning Flamenco is open to students with no previous dance training) through advanced students.
Adult & Teen Division
Students may explore different forms of dance including Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Ballet. Classes are geared toward the recreational or beginning dancer.
While there are many styles of Jazz, WCB will place its focus on more contemporary forms in its regular curriculum, and offer periodic master classes to introduce more variation of the dance form including Swing, Chicago Style, Bossa Nova, and Free Jazz, sometimes known as Avante Garde.
Classical Ballet classes for 8 to 11 year old students. One 60 minute class per week. Dancers are eligible for some Enhancement Classes.
Level 1A & 1B
Classical Ballet classes for 8 to 11 year old students who have completed Level 1. Students are also eligible for some Master and Enhancement Classes. One 75 minute class per week.
Classical Ballet classes for 8 to 11 year old students who have completed Level 1 and/ or Level 1A. Students are also eligible for Master and Enhancement Classes. Two 75 minute classes per week.
Level 2A & 2B
Classical Ballet classes for students who have completed Level 2. Students are also eligible for Master and Enhancement Classes. Ladies wear demi-pointe shoes. Two 90 minute classes per week.
Level 3A & 3B
Dancers who have successfully worked through the syllabus and have the strength and maturity to participate in more advanced classes. Students are also encouraged to enroll in Master and Enhancement Classes and may qualify for invitation to join the Washington Youth Ballet. Three 90 minute classes per week, to include Pointe work.
Level 4 & 5
Dancers who have the strength and maturity to work in this level take four to six 90 minute classes per week, including Pointe. Students are also eligible for Master and Enhancement Classes and may qualify for invitation to join the Washington Youth Ballet and/or the Washington Contemporary Ballet Company.
Creative Movement 1 & 2
Creative Movement classes for 4 to 6 year old students are designed to ease children gently into dance through movement and rhythmic exercise. Dancers learn to use their bodies and imaginations in creative expression. One 45 minute class per week.
WCB occasionally holds a special session for 3 year olds. One 30 minute class per week. Check with the WCB Office for more information.
PreBallet 1 & 2
Dance classes for 7 and 8 year old students with little or no previous experience. Students will learn the basics of classical ballet, with an emphasis on creativity. One 60 minute class per week.
Washington Contemporary Ballet is pleased to be able to bring to the community a program specially designed for dancers with special needs.
We have brought together the art of ballet and creative movement and structured it with a physical therapy presence and input to work on the key components of balance, strength, flexibility, motor planning and coordination.
WCB Scholarship Information
A WCB scholarship provides financial assistance to those dancers who qualify, based on need, talent, and the ability to comply with school policies. All students are eligible to apply and the process is non-discriminatory.
Selection will be based on a combination of the above criteria, the scholarship budget, and whether or not the student applying has been enrolled in the maximum number of classes and workshops available to them in the past.
Washington Contemporary Ballet Performing Company
Dancers 11 years and older, with appropriate training, represent WCB in public and private performances. Students must maintain the required classes for their curriculum level, plus Enhancement and Master Classes and attend all company rehearsals and performances. Dancers are selected for the company by invitation only.
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