Children’s Division, Ages 4–7
June 27–July 29, 2016
(4-year-olds must turn 5 by December 31, 2016)
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Students ages 4–7 participate in a week-long session meeting daily for three hours (Creative Movement students may register for more than one session). Week-long sessions are focused around different ballets (Cinderella, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, The Sleeping Beauty, etc.). Each day includes an hour-long dance class, music class, story, craft project and a break for a snack. Sessions culminate with an informal mini-performance featuring choreography relating to that week’s theme and scenery and props created by the students.
Classes provide students with an imaginative introduction to dance, rhythm and music. Beginning ballet vocabulary is introduced while encouraging confidence, creativity, flexibility of movement and self-expression. Class structure and content is age-appropriate and focused on the ballet theme of the week.
Arts, Crafts & Stories
Students spend an hour of each day creating unique and fun projects (magic wands, sock puppets) relating to the ballet theme of the week, and developing the scenery and props for the mini-performance. The ballet is further explored through story time.
Creative Movement, Ages 4-6
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday); Cost: $250/Session*
Session 1 Cinderella June 27-July 1
Session 2 Sleeping Beauty July 5 – July 9 (Tues-Sat)
Session 3 Nutcracker July 11 – July 15
Session 4 Cinderella July 18 – July 22
Session 5 Swan Lake July 25-July 29
Pre-Ballet, Age 7
1:00-4:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday); Cost: $250/Session
Pre-Ballet Session Giselle July 5 – July 9 (Tues-Sat)
Pre-Ballet Session Nutcracker July 11 – July 15
*Creative Movement students may register for more than one session
All sessions subject to cancellation, pending enrollment. Please call for confirmation. All class times subject to change. A non-refundable $50 tuition deposit per session is due with your registration form and will be credited toward tuition. Tuition must be paid in full by June 1, 2016. There is a $20 charge for returned checks. No refunds will be made after June 1, 2016.
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For class availability or additional information on the Eastside Summer Dance Workshops, please contact PNB School at 425-451-1241.
A smock/apron or craft-friendly clothes are needed for the arts and crafts portion of the daily session for boys and girls.
Creative Movement Girls: Pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers with a white, short-sleeved leotard (no underwear). Mid-length to long hair is required to be pulled back into a neat bun and fastened securely using pins and a hair net. Only hair nets or crocheted bun covers (same color as hair) are permitted. Short hair needs to be fastened away from face.
Pre-Ballet Girls: Pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers with a red, short-sleeved leotard (no underwear). Mid-length to long hair is required to be pulled back into a neat bun and fastened securely using pins and a hair net. Only hair nets or crocheted bun covers (same color as hair) are permitted. Short hair needs to be fastened away from face.
Boys: Short-sleeved white leotards with black tights, thin white crew-length dance socks (no tube socks) and white ballet shoes. Hair should be combed and fastened away from face if long.
Please note: Do not use fabric softeners when laundering dance attire, as it damages the studio floors.
Student Division, Ages 8–13
The Francia Russell Center Summer Course 2016
Pacific Northwest Ballet School student levels are designed to challenge the physical and technical abilities of each student. Children enrolled in the Student Division learn progressive levels of ballet technique in a nurturing and professional environment.
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Level I students meet three days a week for three weeks. Each three-hour day offers classes in classical ballet, music and/or hip hop. July 11–July 29. Cost: $550
Level II students meet three days a week for three weeks. Each three-hour day offers classes in classical ballet, music and/or hip hop. July 11–July 29. Cost: $550
Level III students meet four days a week for five weeks. Each three-hour day includes a class in ballet and jazz, modern or character class, and seminars focusing on dance-related topics. June 27–July 29.
Level IV students meet six days a week for five weeks. Students have a daily ballet technique class, followed by classes in pointe, jazz, modern or character, video analysis and seminars focusing on dance-related topics, plus one Pilates-based class per week. June 27–July 29.
Classes are subject to change and may vary from week to week.
Audition necessary for non-PNBS students ages 8-13 at the Francia Russell Center.
At this time, an open audition for the Eastside Summer Course has not been scheduled. Please contact the School to inquire about the possibility of arranging an audition: 206.441.2435.
2016 Audition Date: TBA
Audition Fee: $40
For More Information
For more information about the Student Division Summer Course at The Francia Russell Center, please contact PNB at either of our two locations: 206.441.2435 or 425.451.1241.
The Francia Russell Center
The Francia Russell Center features state-of-the-art studios specifically designed to meet the School’s needs. Features include dressing rooms with showers and generous locker space, a student lounge with a comfortable seating area for relaxing between classes and a library study area with reference materials and videotapes.
The Francia Russell Center
1611 136th Pl NE
Bellevue, WA 98005 View Map