Register now + Steppin' Out August News

It's time to register for fall! Please register now or see below for more information. Classes are first come, first served, so please register at your earliest convenience. You may wish to start with our class schedule and tuition and policy information. Also, please be aware that critical, current-families-only information is sent to the email address you select during registration, so please use an email address you will check regularly.

CLASS SELECTION

  • Continuing students are invited to return to their same timeslot even if its level has increased. You may also select any other time slot of the same level.

  • New beginning students may register for any age-appropriate class that follows the prerequisite requirements (or feel free to contact Angela if you meet the age requirements but not the prerequisites--she'll help you find the right class).

  • New students entering at the intermediate level or higher will have the opportunity to audition. To schedule an audition, please contact Angela.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND TEACHER BIOS

  • We are excited to welcome Bella Montufar as our long-term fall Saturday substitute teacher (covering for Teacher Zoe, who is on leave until December having adventures). Saturday students will study with Bella from September through November and Zoe starting in December. Bella has taught dance and gymnastics for six years at Pacific West Gymnastics, where she holds a certificate in Acrobatic Arts. She also performed with Bliss Dance Company. You can learn more about Bella on our website.

  • The amazing Teacher Maggie will also be returning as a Wednesday sub for Teacher Zoe until the start of December--we're thrilled to have her back. Other returning teachers include Teacher Angela, Teacher Sonja, and Teacher Emily (all year) and Teacher Zoe (December and after). We're looking forward to a wonderful fall.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS
2018-19 families have received an email through Activity Hero with information about how to download the performance videos. If you have not yet received this email, please contactLeila.

MOVEMENT OF THE MONTH: PAS DE BOURRÉE
Practicing the ballet step "pas de bourée" can help your dancers develop the contrast between plié (bending knees) and relevé (rising up on the toes) while encouraging them to lift from their cores. Even better, because pas de bourée involves a lively shift from side to side, it's a fun way to experience weight transfer. To try a pas de bourrée, break it down into three parts: 1) step your right leg behind your left in plié, 2) open your left leg into second position in relevé, and 3) step your right leg in front of your left back into plié. Once you've mastered it on the right side, try the left.

REMINDER: MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP WITH MAGGIE
Teacher Maggie is leading a special musical theater workshop for ages 12 and up! Join her THIS WEDNESDAY, August 7th, from 6-7:30 p.m. Angela and Leila will be there!. Learn more or register here.

REMINDER! SEE TEACHER SONJA ON STAGE
This August, Teacher Sonja will perform with Garret and Moulton Productions' "Four Acts of Light and Wonder" (appropriate for older children). Angela and Leila will be there on Friday--let us know if you're coming so we can say hi. Learn more or buy tickets now.

QUICK TIP: MORE MUSIC!
Help your child stay connected to rhythm by listening to lots of music these last few weeks of summer as we all get excited for classes to resume.