Winter Youth Classes

Please note: Students over the age of 12 must be vaccinated for in-person classes. We want to keep everyone safe. CLICK HERE to see our safety precautions!

We’ve made adjustments to further prioritize safety during COVID-19/flu
season, and some instructors are teaching online. Vaccinations and masks are now
discretionary. If the student exhibits any symptoms, we ask that they stay home and get
tested for COVID-19 before returning to class.

Lakewood has installed a new UV-C air purification system to continuously sanitize the theatre and rooms at Lakewood. In addition, all ventilation systems have been upgraded to MERV 13.
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Instructor bios

Register Online Kids Create – The Magic Ice Cave! [At the Lakewood Center]
Saturdays, January 14 – March 4
2 – 5 PM
Ages 4 – 9
Instructor: Liz Hayden
$225

While practicing through games, play, art, music, and dance, students will discover their inner creativity. Class will be held in the ballet studio which is designed for easy distance awareness. Students will conclude the Winter session with a performance/demo to be performed on the last day of class.

Students will be having fun improvising, creating, and playing together each class day. Each day, campers will meet outside on the front deck to check-in. Once everyone arrives the class will go down to the studio together as a group, limiting hallway crowding. At the end of the day, this will be the same protocol. Remember to bring a snack and get ready to have a wonderful time.

Please contact tickets@lakewood-center.org with any questions. Thank you!

Register Online TV/Film Acting: Grimm to Glee TV
Tuesdays, January 24 – March 14
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Ages 7 – 12
Instructor: Sandra Peabody
$185

Have fun practicing on-camera acting skills! Become a star and create an episode for kids from the NBC television series, Grimm, based on the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. Lots of villains, heroines, and monsters, plus lots of Comedy too! Have a blast and gain confidence, while learning television production! Sandra is an Emmy-award winning writer/producer/director. Limited to 8 students.
Note: In-person classes may change to online, at any time by teacher, for safety reasons.

Register online TV/Film Acting: Slapstick to Stranger Things
Tuesdays, January 24 – March 14
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Ages 12 – 18
Instructor: Sandra Peabody
$185

Have a blast acting on-camera! From creatures to funny features, create and perform your own shows, practice improvisation, and audition skills using commercial, film, and television scripts (both comedy and drama). Gain confidence and view your improvements. Instructor Sandra Peabody represents talent for film and television work in the Northwest and Los Angeles. Limited to 8 students.
Note: In-person classes may change to online, at any time by teacher, for safety reasons.

Register online TV/Film Acting: Comedy and Drama for Reel
Wednesdays, January 25 – March 15
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Ages 10 – 16
Instructor: Sandra Peabody
$185

Enjoy being truthfully funny and dramatic on-camera like the greats! Perform roles from your favorite shows, practice improvisations, and auditions using commercial, film, and TV scripts (both comedy and drama). Gain more confidence while stretching your acting muscles. Video feedback helps students improve their acting skills! Limited to 8 students.

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Ballet With Kasha Watts  [At the Lakewood Center]

**Ballet classes are cumulative, new students wishing to perform in our annual winter and spring performances, are required to enroll during Fall and Winter terms. This allows dancers the opportunity to learn and practice ballet technique so that they are confident to perform by Spring term. Classes are pro-rated if you begin after the first week of the session.
**A minimum of 3 students (levels 1-4) and 5 students (PreBallet 1 & 2) per class must be enrolled in order for a class to run
Dress code: hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings. For additional information please refer to kwattsballet.com

Register online Pre-Ballet I
Mondays, November 28 – February 27, 2023
$113
4:00 – 4:45 PM
Ages: 4 – 5.5
Instructor: Kasha Watts

No classes 12/15/22-1/2/23 Winter Break
Nutcracker Performance: Sunday December 11, 2022 at 7pm

This is a fun, creative introduction to basic ballet movement. Emphasis is on coordination, rhythm, music, and mime using props, rhymes, stories and imagination. Your child will be galloping on a pony, leaping over puddles, and learning movements to accompany their favorite preschool songs! Students will learn basic ballet skills and terminology in a supportive and encouraging environment.
No experience necessary.
Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Register online Pre-Ballet II
Thursdays, December 1 – March 2, 2023
$150
4:00 – 4:45 PM
Ages: 5.5 – 7
Instructor: Kasha Watts

No classes 12/15/22-1/2/23 Winter Break
Nutcracker Performance: Sunday December 11, 2022 at 7pm

This class transitions from the creative movement aspect of PreBallet l to an emphasis on the fundamentals of ballet. Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination are taught, practiced, and developed through music and use of props in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Prerequisite Skills: PreBallet ll students must be able to Skip and be willing to participate independently without parent.
Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com.

Register online Ballet Level I / Beginner
Tuesdays, November 29 – February 28 , 2023
$198
4:30 – 5:30 PM

Ages: 6.5 and up
Instructor: Kasha Watts

No classes 12/15/22-1/2/23 Winter Break
Nutcracker Performance: Sunday December 11, 2022 at 7pm

This class is for the novice as well as a transition from PreBallet to a more formal ballet class. The fundamentals of ballet and barre work are introduced as well as an emphasis on ballet class etiquette. Focus is on posture, stretching for flexibility, muscle strength, technique and musicality in a disciplined yet encouraging environment.
One year of Pre-Ballet experience or formal ballet required.
Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com.

Register online Ballet Level II / Advanced Beginner
Wednesdays, November 30 – March 1, 2023
$198
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Ages: 7.5 and up
Instructor: Kasha Watts

No classes 12/15/22-1/2/23 Winter Break
Nutcracker Performance: Sunday December 11, 2022 at 7pm
This class is a continuation of the beginner level. Students will continue to build upon the knowledge and skills they developed in level l. Focus will continue on posture, stretching and flexibility, technique, and musicality. To enroll in this level, students must have completed one full year of Level l or be given permission from instructor after attending a placement class.
Prerequisite skill: stand and work comfortably from fifth position feet and have completed 1 full year of Level l.
Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com.

Register online Ballet Level III / Intermediate
Thursdays, November 29 – February 28, 2023
$198
4:45 – 5:45 PM

Ages: 8.5 and up
Instructor: Kasha Watts

No classes 12/15/22-1/2/23 Winter Break
Nutcracker Performance: Sunday December 11, 2022 at 7pm

This is a formal ballet class for young students with ballet experience. Students participate in stretching, barre work and center floor work. They will further develop posture, muscle strength, flexibility, technique, and musicality in a disciplined yet encouraging environment.
Classes are cumulative from fall – spring term. New students will only be accepted during summer, fall or winter terms. Ballet experience required. Students must have completed levels l and ll or with approval by instructor after placement class.
Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com.

Register online Ballet Level IV Technique A (2x per week) & Pointe
Mondays, Technique 5:00-6:30pm / Pointe 6:30-7))pm
Wednesdays, Technique 5:00-6:30pm
November 28-March 1, 2023
$567
Instructor: Kasha Watts

No classes 12/15/22-1/2/23 Winter Break
Nutcracker Performance: Sunday December 11, 2022 at 7pm


Register online Ballet Level IV Technique B (3x per week) & Pointe
Mondays, Technique 5:00-6:30pm / Pointe 6:30-7))pm
Tuesdays, Technique 5:30-7:00 (With Level V)
Wednesdays, Technique 5:00-6:30pm (Barre work en pointe)
November 28-March 1, 2023
$865
Instructor: Kasha Watts

No classes 12/15/22-1/2/23 Winter Break
Nutcracker Performance: Sunday December 11, 2022 at 7pm

Level lV is an intermediate level ballet class for students with previous ballet training At the intermediate level students further develop their ballet technique through stretching, barre work, and center floor work. Continued emphasis on posture, muscle strength, flexibility, technique, musicality, and self discipline in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students continue to work on turns, adagio, as well as petite & grand allegro (jumps) work. Introduced/ continued for students aged 10 and up, with approval of instructor. In order to participate in pointe, students are required to attend two technique classes per week.
Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com.

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