Eastside Summer Dance Workshops in Bellevue Washington
Eastside Summer Dance Workshops2018-12-05T09:24:13+00:00

July 8 – August 9, 2019

Join us for an enriching and educational ballet experience this Summer! Students participating in the Eastside Summer Dance Workshops at The Francia Russell Center will gain a deeper appreciation for ballet and its rich history through dance classes with our outstanding faculty and unique and fun projects.

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Children’s Division, Ages 4–7

July 8 – August 9, 2019

(4-year-olds must turn 5 by December 31 of the same year to enroll in Summer Workshop classes)

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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 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.

© Rex Tranter

© Rex Tranter

Dance Class

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.

Creative Movement, Ages 4-6

(Students may register for more than one session)
Cost: Cost $260 per session
Time: Mornings: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Afternoons: 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: Sleeping Beauty, July 8 – 12 Morning Only
Session 2: Swan Lake, July 15 – 19
Session 3: Snow White, July 22 – 26
Session 4: Nutcracker, July 29 – August 2
Session 5: Cinderella, August 5 – 9, Morning Only

© Rex Tranter

© Rex Tranter

Pre-Ballet

Cost: $260 per session
Time: Mornings: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Afternoons: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Pre-Ballet Session 1: Giselle, July 8 – 12, Afternoon Only
Pre-Ballet Session 2: Swan Lake, July 15 – 19, Afternoon Only
Pre-Ballet Session 4: Nutcracker, July 29 – August 2
Pre-Ballet Session 5: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, August 5 – 9, Afternoon Only

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Dress Code

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 the 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 the 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 the 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 2019

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

Level I students meet three days a week for three weeks. Each day offers classes in classical ballet, music and/or character dance.
July 8-July 26
Cost: $610

Level II

Level II students meet three days a week for three weeks. Each day offers classes in classical ballet, music and/or hip-hop.
July 8-July 26
Cost: $610

Level III

Level III students meet four days a week for five weeks. Each day includes ballet technique, followed by classes in pre-pointe, jazz,     modern, character dance, music, or musical theatre.
July 8-August 10
Cost: $1,350

Level IV

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, character dance, music, or musical theatre, plus one Pilates-based class per week.
July 8-August 10
Cost: $2,110

Level V

Level V students meet six days a week for five weeks. Students have a daily ballet technique class, followed by classes in pointe, jazz, modern, character dance, music, or musical theatre, plus one Pilates-based class per week.
July 8-August 10
Cost: $2,110

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

To Enroll

Audition necessary for non-PNBS students ages 8-13 at the Francia Russell Center.

2019 Auditions:

Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 PM, ages 8-10
2:15 PM, ages 11-13
The Francia Russell Center
1611 136th Pl NE
Bellevue, WA  98005

Audition information:

To audition, students must be 8 to 13 years of age during the 2019 Summer Course. Registration with a $45 fee begins 30 minutes prior to audition. Students should wear regular class attire and bring pointe shoes (if applicable); no photos or resumes. Audition results will be emailed within two weeks.

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.

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