Summer Course at the Francia Russell Center

Eastside Summer Dance Workshops

Children’s Division

Ages 5* – 7

July 11-August 5, 2022

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.

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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, 2022 and can register for more than one session)
Cost: Cost $268 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.

Session 1: Cinderella, July 11 – 15

Session 2 morning: Swan Lake, July 18 – 22 from 9am-12pm

Session 2 afternoon: Swan Lake, July 18 – 22 from 1-4pm

Session 3 morning: Nutcracker, July 25 – 29 from 9am-12pm

Session 3 afternoon: Nutcracker, July 25 – 29 from 1-4pm

Session 4 morning: Sleeping Beauty, August 1 – 5 from 9am-12pm

Session 4 afternoon: Sleeping Beauty, August 1 – 5 from 1-4pm

*Students must turn five by July 1.

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

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Summer Saturdays 2022

Pre-Ballet
(for dancers age 7)

In-person Saturday summer sessions are back at our Seattle and Bellevue studios! Pre-Ballet builds on the dance concepts introduced in Creative Movement and Creative Dance for Boys classes to build a foundation for classical ballet training. Students are introduced to ballet steps, terminology, and the basics of dance with an emphasis on posture and body alignment. Join us for a special, five-week summer series of Pre-Ballet classes meeting once a week on Saturday mornings. Summer sessions of Pre-Ballet are open to current Pre-Ballet students and new students who will turn 8 by August 31, 2022.

Classes run from July 16 to August 13.
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 2022.

July 11 – August 12, 2022

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 2021-22 School Year.

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.

We are currently planning for in-person classes for the 2022 Summer Course, following all health and safety guidelines established by PNB’s COVID-19 team (based on state and local health mandates). Limited class sizes allow for personalized instruction while maintaining social distancing and other COVID safety practices and protocol.

 “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.

Tuition

Level I & II Tuition
Three-week session
July 11-29
$661

Level III Tuition
Five-week session
July 11-August 12
$1,755

Level IV & V Tuition
Five-week session
July 11-August 12
$2,290

Register

Enrollment in the Francia Russell Center Summer Course is open to all PNB School students currently registered in Levels I-V in the 2021-22 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
Susan Gorter
Ikolo Griffin
Dana Hanson
Dane Holman
Carrie Imler
Deborah Kenner
Louise Nadeau
Kaori Nakamura
Meg Potter
Abbie Siegel
Marjorie Thompson
Jennifer Turner

Guest Faculty

TBD

Photos © Angela Sterling