Winter 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

TV/FILM Acting: Spotlight on You

TV/FILM Acting: Slapstick to Stranger Things

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

Shakespeare's King Lear

Classes for Youth

 

Kids Create [At the Lakewood Center]

Saturdays

Jan. 15 - Mar. 5

2 - 5 PM

Ages 4 - 9

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 Winter 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

Jan. 25 - Mar. 1

Session 1: 4:30 - 6:00PM  Ages 8 - 12
Session 2: 6:00 - 7:30PM
Ages 13 - 18

 

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$145 

Act in front of the camera! Have fun doing improvisations and scenes using commercial, film, and TV scripts (both comedy and drama). Practice audition skills and perform your own shows. Instant video feedback helps students improve their acting and develops more confidence. Instructor Sandra Peabody is an Emmy-award-winning writer/producer/director and manages talent for voice-over, film and television work in the Northwest and Los Angeles. Limited to 8 students.

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TV/FILM Acting: Slapstick to Stranger Things [ZOOM]

Wednesdays

Jan. 26 - Mar. 2

Session 1: 4:30 - 6:00PM  Ages 7 - 12
Session 2: 6:00 - 7:30PM  Ages 10 - 16

 

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$145 

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). Instructor Sandra Peabody is an Emmy-award winning writer/ producer/director and represents talent for film and television work in the Northwest and Los Angeles. 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 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: Nov. 29 - Jan. 10  |  $63 (5 weeks)
Session 2: Jan. 24 - Feb. 28   |  $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 Classes Winter break 12/20–12/29 & No Classes 1/17

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Pre-Ballet II

Thursdays

Session 1: Dec. 2 - Jan. 20  |  $75 (6 weeks)
Session 2: Jan. 27 - Mar. 3  |  $75 (6 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 Classes Winter break 12/20–12/29 & No Classes 1/17

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Ballet Level I / Beginner

Wednesdays

Session 1: Dec. 1 - Jan. 19  |  $100 (6 weeks)
Session 2: Jan. 26 - Mar. 2  |  $100 (6 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.

No Classes Winter break 12/20–12/29 & No Classes 1/17

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Ballet Level II / Advanced Beginner

Tuesdays

Session 1: Nov. 30 - Jan. 19  |  $124 (6 weeks)
Session 2: Jan. 25 - Mar. 1  |  $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.

No Classes Winter break 12/20–12/29 & No Classes 1/17

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Ballet Level III / Intermediate

Mondays & Wednesdays

Session 1: Nov. 29 - Jan. 19  |  $314
(2 times a week for 6 weeks)
Session 2: Jan. 24 - Mar. 2  | $348
(2 times a week plus pointe 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 Classes Winter break 12/20–12/29 & No Classes 1/17

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Ballet Level IV Technique & Pointe / Advanced Intermediate

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

Session 1: Nov. 30 - Jan. 20  |  $520
(3 times a week for 6 weeks)
Session 1: Jan. 25 - Mar. 3  |  $520
(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 Winter break 12/20–12/29 & No Classes 1/17

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Classes for Adults

Professional Actors ZOOM Class!

Wednesdays

Jan. 19 - Mar. 9

6:30 - 8:30PM

Ages 18 and up

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

$160

An online class where we will focus on skills for film and theatre. With the atmosphere of a “company of players,” you’ll work on scenes and monologues, following the instructor’s coaching and direction, and there will be the benefit of having the recording of the scene to learn from each week. An additional benefit is you can join us from anywhere! Requirement: Students will need a strong wi-fi connection and be sure to download the Zoom app. Contact Nancy with any questions. Maximum 8 students.

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Shakespeare's King Lear

Saturdays

Feb. 5 & 12

1:00 - 4:00PM

Ages 18 and up

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

$60

King Lear. Approaching this great tragedy may seem daunting, but the story is fascinating. Built on both an ancient tale and an Elizabethan prose romance, and with 11 significant roles, we have an incredible opportunity to dig into what is known as Shakespeare’s darkest play. You’ll be assigned specific scenes and roles prior to each workshop, and we now have more time to discuss, to reflect, and share our own thoughts. No previous experience required. Now online with Zoom and 3 hours each Saturday. Since you’ll be in the comfort of your own home, be comfy, grab a cuppa and get ready to explore. You will need a strong wi-fi connection, and it works best if you download the Zoom app. Contact Nancy with any questions.

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