REACH Student Dance Group

Photo © Alan Alabastro

A collaboration between PNB and Spectrum Dance Theatre, REACH Student Dance Group offers 8-week intensive dance workshops for students to learn different dance styles, create original choreography, attend live performances, and perform at McCaw Hall. REACH is open to students ages 11–15; all abilities and experience levels welcome.

Fall Session, 2013
Hip-Hop with Rex Kinney

Rehearsals: Saturdays from 3:30–5:00 pm, September 21–November 9
Performance: November 16, 2013, 2:00 pm, McCaw Hall
Space is limited. For more information, or to register, email

Students in this class will learn the basics of Hip-Hop, led by choreographer Rex Kinney. Rex grew up in Seattle and began learning hip hop as a teenager. He has performed and choreographed for the Seahawks and Seattle Sonics/Storm Half-Time shows, Poncho's Auction Gala, Village Theater, Experience Music Project, Seattle Academy, Kube 93.3 FM's Summer Jam, opener for Cypress Hill, the music video “Do You Want Me” by Mion Lee Drew several other community events. He is currently the director and choreographer for the Shorecrest High School Dance Team. Under his direction, the team has won six straight District Titles, two WIAA State Dance/Drill Championships, a third place ranking at Nationals in 2007 and National Championship in 2010. In addition, he has taught at Cornish College of Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet's REACH program, the UW Experimental College and Westlake Dance Center.

Photo © Alan Alabastro

Winter/Spring Session, 2014
Contemporary Composition with Rochelle Rapaszky

Rehearsals: Saturdays from 3:30–5:00 pm, January 18–March 15
(no class on February 15).
Performance: March 23, 2014 at 11:30 am, McCaw Hall
Space is limited. For more information, or to register, email

Contemporary Composition is designed to introduce the technical, choreographic, and performance aspects of modern dance. Designed for dancers of all levels, this session will enhance the understanding and engagement of how dance is learned, created, and then presented to an audience. Born in Fallbrook, CA, 127th St. Dance’s Residency Choreographer Rochelle Rapaszky began her dance training at Ballet Society of North County, under the tutelage of Jacqueline Hepner-Thurston. She received her BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2007. Rochelle holds awards from San Diego Dance Alliance and Cornish College of the Arts. Her continuing education has been with TAT Lab Washington, CDC Washington, Arts Time, VSA Arts Institute, and DEAW. In 2007, Rochelle joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as Community Education Programs Assistant and Teaching Artist. In 2010, she became DanceChance Coordinator. Rochelle continues her work with the community as a Teaching Artist for PNB’s Community Education Programs and instructor at Maple Valley School of Ballet. 127th St. Dance invited Rochelle to choreograph for the company in its inaugural season (2010).

To Enroll

Please download, complete, and mail in the registration form.
For more information, please contact:
or 206.441.9411 x: 4229.


$125 per session or $200 for both sessions
Scholarships available. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship request form and return it with your registration form.

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PNB is a proud member of:

Americans for the Arts
ArtsED Washington
Dance Educators Association of Washington
National Dance Education Organization
Washington State Arts Alliance

PNB is Affiliated With:

Eastside Arts Coalition
Dance USA
Seattle Public Schools
Arts Impact/Puget Sound ESD

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