Summer Course at the Francia Russell Center

Eastside Summer Dance Workshops

Children’s Division

Ages 5* – 7

July 10-August 11, 2023

Students ages 5*–7 participate in a week-long workshop session meeting daily for three hours (Students may register for more than one session). Week-long sessions focus on 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.

Dance Class

Dance classes provide students with an imaginative introduction to dance, rhythm and music. Beginning ballet vocabulary is introduced while encouraging confidence, creativity, the flexibility of movement and self-expression. Class structure and content is age-appropriate and focused on the ballet theme of the week.

Arts, Crafts, and 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.

Session Information

Ages 5-7
(students must be 5 by July 1, 2023 and can register for more than one session)
Cost: Cost $300 per session

Morning Sessions: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Each daily session includes a one-hour dance class, a music class, arts and crafts, and a snack break.

For more info call 425.451.1241 or email pnbschool@pnb.org.

Session 1 morning: Nutcracker, July 10 – 14 from 9am-12pm

Register for Session 1 Morning

Session 1 afternoon: Nutcracker, July 10 – 14 from 1-4pm

Register for Session 1 Afternoon

Session 2 (morning only): Beauty and the Beast, July 17 – 21 from 9am-12pm

Register for Session 2 Morning

Session 3 (morning only): Swan Lake, July 24 – 28 from 9am-12pm

Register for Session 3 Morning

Session 4 morning: Nutcracker, July 31 – August 4 from 9am-12pm

Register for Session 4 Morning

Session 4 afternoon: Nutcracker, July 31 – August 4 from 1-4pm

Register for Session 4 Afternoon

Session 5 (morning only): Don Quixote and Princess Kitri, August 7 – 11 from 9am-12pm

Register for Session 5 Morning

Summer Saturdays 2022

Registration info coming soon!
Call 206.441.2435 or email PNBSchool@PNB.org for more information.

Student Division Summer Course

Enrollment in the Francia Russell Center Summer Course is open to all PNB School students currently registered in Levels I-V. Please check back this spring for more information and to register for Summer 2023.

July 10 – August 11, 2023

Students enrolled in the Francia Russell Center Summer Course will continue to learn progressive levels of ballet technique in a nurturing and professional environment.

Enrollment in the Francia Russell Center Summer Course is open to all PNB School students currently registered in Levels I-V in the 2022-23 School Year.

Summer course at the FRC.

Classes

The Francia Russell Center Summer Course will offer ballet technique classes three to six days a week for students in Level I-V. Classes in other forms of dance complement the weekly schedule for Level III-V, providing students with a rich summer dance experience.

 “I really enjoyed PNB School’s summer program. I learned a lot about how I can improve my dancing and take care of my body. The program was a good experience for me. I hope to come back next summer!”

PNBS Summer Course student

Schedule

Level I & II students have ballet technique three days a week for three weeks, plus an additional class such as hip hop.

Level III students meet five days a week for five weeks. Students have a daily ballet technique class, followed by classes in pre-pointe, modern, hip hop, jazz, and musical theater.

Level IV & V students meet six days a week for five weeks. Students have a daily ballet technique class, followed by classes in pointe, modern, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, plus one Pilates mat or circuit training class per week.

Classes are subject to change and may vary from week to week.

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.

Summer Course at the FRC.

Tuition

Level I & II Tuition
Three-week session
July 10-28
$690

Level III Tuition
Five-week session
July 10-August 11
$1,830

Level IV & V Tuition
Five-week session
July 10-August 11
$2,468

Register

Enrollment in the Francia Russell Center Summer Course is open to all PNB School students currently registered in Levels I-V in the 2022-23 School Year.

Registration opens soon.

Students will receive registration materials via email prior to the opening of registration. Please note, we are not able to accept registration in person due to COVID restrictions; we ask families to email or mail their registration to the School.

COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

We understand your questions and concerns regarding the health and safety of your student while attending PNB School. Official Summer Course COVID-19 Guidelines will be sent to registered students later this spring.

All guidelines, protocols and procedures are subject to change at any time.

Summer Course Faculty

Marisa Albee
Emily Coello
Nancy Crowley
Rachel Foster
Susan Gorter
Ikolo Griffin
Dana Hanson
Eric Hipolito
Carrie Imler
Deborah Kenner
Kaori Nakamura
Abbie Siegel
Marjorie Thompson
Jennifer Turner

Guest Faculty

TBD

Photos © Angela Sterling