Fall 2021

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 are working hard to ensure a safe environment for educators and students alike. Social distancing protocols and guidelines will be followed and/or amended as required. We look forward to seeing you online and/or in person!

Please note, students over the age of 12 must be vaccinated for in-person classes. Students under the age of 12 may attend in-person classes as long as their parent or guardian is fully vaccinated. Depending on the activity, masks are to be worn throughout the class at the discretion of the instructor. If the student exhibits any symptoms, we ask them to stay home and get tested for COVID-19 before returning to class.

Proof of vaccination must be presented by showing your vaccination card in physical form or as a photo on your phone. CLICK HERE to see our safety precautions!

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.

Classes for Youth

Kids Create - The Critter Carnival

TV/FILM Acting: Spotlight on You

ShowBiz for Kids and Teens

Pre-Ballet I

Pre-Ballet II

Ballet Level I / Beginner

Ballet Level II / Advanced Beginner

Ballet Level III / Intermediate

Ballet Level IV Technique & Pointe / Advanced Intermediate

Classes for Adults

Professional Actors Zoom Class

Acting for Non-Actors Canceled

Finding Your Ancestral Gold

Charisma On Camera / Booking the Job

Classes for Youth

 

Kids Create – The Critter Carnival  [At the Lakewood Center]

Saturdays

Sept. 25 - Nov. 13

2 - 5 PM

Ages 4 - 8

Instructor: Liz Hayden

$200

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 Fall session with a performance/demo to be performed on the last day outside for families if weather permits. 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. 

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Please contact with any questions. Thank you!

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TV/FILM Acting: Spotlight on You! [ZOOM]

Tuesdays

Sept. 28 - Nov. 16

4:30 - 6:00PM

Ages 8 - 12

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$185 

Get a taste of stardom and have fun! Create and perform shows, practice improvisations, presentations, and auditions using commercial, film, and TV scripts (both comedy and drama). Instant video feedback helps students improve, and gain confidence.  Sandra is an Emmy-award-winning writer/producer/director and represents talent for voice-over, film, and television work in Portland, the Northwest and Los Angeles. Limited to 8 students. All levels of experience and returning students invited to join. Zoom skills required.

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ShowBiz for Kids and Teens! [ZOOM]

Tuesdays

Sept. 28 - Nov. 16

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Ages 10 - 17 

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$185 

Have fun and gain confidence practicing improvisation, cold readings, scene work, and interviews using commercial, film, and television scripts.  Enjoy performing and watching your improvements.  Learn acting tips to help with your acting, or booking a job. Sandra Peabody, represents talent for film, television, print, and voiceover work in Portland, the Northwest and Los Angeles markets. Limited to 8 students for more individual attention.  All levels and returning students invited to join. 

Register online

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Ballet With Kasha Watts  [At the Lakewood Center]

 **Ballet classes are cumulative. New students wishing to perform 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.

Please refer to kwattsballet.com for additional information on ballet classes including dress code, studio rules, & regulations.


Pre-Ballet I

Mondays

Session 1: Sept. 13 - Oct. 11  |  $63 (5 weeks)
Session 2: Oct. 18 - Nov. 22   |  $75 (6 weeks)

4:00 - 4:45 PM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

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

No class on Labor day 9/6

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Pre-Ballet II

Thursdays

Session 1: Sept. 9 - Oct. 14  |  $75 (6 weeks)
Session 2: Oct. 21 - Nov. 18  |  $63 (5 weeks) 

4:00 - 4:45 PM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

This class transitions from the creative movement aspect of Pre-Ballet l to an emphasis on the fundamentals of ballet. Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination are taught, practiced, and developed through music and the use of props in a supportive and encouraging environment. Prerequisite Skill: Students must be able to Skip Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

No class on Thanksgiving 11/25

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Ballet Level I / Beginner

Wednesdays

Session 1: Sept. 8 - Oct. 13  |  $100 (6 weeks)
Session 2: Oct. 20 - Nov. 17  |  $83 (5 weeks)

4:15 - 5:15 PM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

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. Dress code is required and hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings.  Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Classes are cumulative from fall to spring terms, with the opportunity to perform at the end of the Spring term. New students should begin during fall or winter terms. New students will not be accepted during the Spring term.
One year of Pre-Ballet experience recommended.

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Ballet Level II / Advanced Beginner

Tuesdays

Session 1: Sept. 7 - Oct. 12  |  $124 (6 weeks)
Session 2: Oct. 19 - Nov. 23  |  $124 (6 weeks)

3:45 - 5:00 PM


Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

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. Dress code is required and hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings. Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Classes are cumulative from fall to spring terms, with the opportunity to perform at the end of the Spring term. New students should begin during fall or winter terms. New students will not be accepted during the Spring term.
One to two years of ballet experience required or approval by the instructor.

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Ballet Level III / Intermediate

Mondays & Wednesdays

Session 1: Sept. 8 - Oct. 13  |  $314
(2 times a week for 6 weeks)
Session 2: Oct. 18 - Nov. 22  | $323
(2 times a week for 6 weeks)

Mondays 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Technique & Pointe
Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:45 PM | Technique

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

Ballet Level lll is an Intermediate class for dedicated students with previous ballet training. In this class, 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 will begin to work on turns, adagio, as well as petite & grand allegro (jumps) work. Dress code is required and hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings. Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Classes are cumulative from fall to spring terms, with the opportunity to perform at the end of the Spring term. New students should begin during fall or winter terms. New students will not be accepted during the Spring term.
Three to four years of ballet experience required or approval by the instructor.

No class on Labor Day 9/6 or Thanksgiving Break 11/24

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Ballet Level IV Technique & Pointe / Advanced Intermediate

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

Session 1: Sept. 7 - Oct. 14  |  $520
(3 times a week for 6 weeks)
Session 1: Oct. 19 - Nov. 23  |  $470
(3 times a week for 6 weeks)

Tuesdays 5:00 - 7:15 PM (Technique & Pointe)

Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:45 PM (Technique & Pointe)

Thursdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM (Technique)

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

Ballet Level IV is an Advanced Intermediate class for dedicated and committed students. In this class, 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 will continue to work on turns, adagio, petite, and grand allegro work, where batterie ( beaten jumps) will be introduced. Level lV students will also be introduced to Pointe work. Due to the necessary strength involved with pointe work, it is required that level lV students take a minimum of two technique classes per week.  Dress code is required and hair should be secured back in a bun for class. No jewelry with the exception of stud earrings. Dress attire: please refer to kwattsballet.com

Classes are cumulative from fall to spring terms, with the opportunity to perform at the end of the Spring term. New students should begin during fall or winter terms. New students will not be accepted during the Spring term.
Three to four years of ballet experience and class audition required.

No classes Thanksgiving Break 11/24 & 11/25

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Classes for Adults

Professional Actors ZOOM Class!

Session 1: Mondays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 15 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM

$160 per session

Session 2 (Full): Wednesdays, Sept. 29 - Nov. 17 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

Ages 18 and up

The Professional Actors class is back! This is an ongoing, in-depth class for actors who are ready to get back to auditions and projects by advancing their acting skills in memorized scenes and monologues. Work with a teacher who brings decades of experience in the professional world of New York and Hollywood. This is a class for serious students who intend to work. Approval required and new students will have a short phone conversation with the instructor prior to the first class.

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Acting for Non-Actors Canceled

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

Ages 18 and up

Come and have fun while you learn theatre skills and techniques that will enhance your ability to think on your feet and feel comfortable and relaxed in front of others. A great place to plunge in and give acting a try. It will leave you wanting more. Returning students welcome.

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Finding Your Ancestral Gold - ONE DAY ONLY [At Lakewood]

Saturday

Nov. 6  |  $65

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Instructor: Laurence Overmire

Ages 16 and up

 

Everyone has an amazing family history – but most have no clue how truly remarkable it is, because they have never investigated the generations going far, far back in time. Led by a genealogist and author of 4 family histories, as well as the book Digging for Ancestral Gold, The Fun and Easy Way to Get Started on Your Genealogy Quest.  This workshop inspires you to embark on a quest for your ancestral heritage and guides you through the steps to get you started. For those with Beginning to Intermediate experience. Bring your family histories and your questions. 

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Charisma on Camera / Booking the Job [ZOOM]

Session 1: Mondays, Sept. 13 - Oct. 18
Session 2: Mondays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 29

6 weeks per session

7:00 - 8:30 PM

 Ages 18 and up

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$145 per session

 

Perfect your acting skills with on-camera techniques and tips, to help you book a job!  Have fun and gain more confidence practicing improvisation, cold readings, scene work, and interviews using commercial, film, and television scripts.  Learn moment-to-moment responses, using the Meisner exercises.  Discover how to become more successful, doing Zoom self-tapes for local and national auditions.  Sandra Peabody represents talent for film, television, print, and voiceover work in Portland, Northwest, and Los Angeles markets.  Limited to 8 students for more individual attention.  All levels invited to join. 

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