Fall 2022

Classes for Youth

Kids Create! - Furry Fairy Festival

Spotlight On You

Comedy & Drama For Reel

Pre-Ballet I

Pre-Ballet II

Ballet Level I / Beginner

Ballet Level II / Advanced Beginner

Ballet Level III / Intermediate

Ballet Level IV Technique-A

Ballet Level IV Technique-B

Spotlight On You

Comedy & Drama For Reel

Classes for Adults

Professional Actors Zoom Class

Finding Your Ancestral Gold

Acting For Non-Actors

Classes for Youth


Kids Create! – Furry Fairy Festival

Saturdays

 September 24-November 12

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 Fall session with a performance/demo to be performed on the last day of class. Students will have 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.

Kid's Create will be acting in accordance with all state mandates and safety regulations. All camps will have a 12 child limit. Sign-ups will be done online only.

Please contact with any questions. Thank you!

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Spotlight On You [At the Lakewood Center]

Tuesday

September 27 - November 15 (8 weeks)

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages 8 - 11

Ages 12 - 18

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$185

 

Get a taste of stardom and have fun while improving your acting skills! Create and perform shows, practice improvisations, 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. Note: In-person classes may change to online at any time by teacher for safety reasons.

 

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Comedy & Drama For Reel (Zoom)

Wednesdays

September 28 - November 16 (8 weeks)

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages 14 - 20

Instructor: Sandra Peabody 

$185

 

Enjoy being truthfully funny and dramatic 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. 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 invited.

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Fall 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 the Fall and continue through Spring term. 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.

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


Pre-Ballet I

Mondays

September 12 - November 21  |  $124

4:00 - 4:45 PM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 4.5 - 5.5


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

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Pre-Ballet II

Thursday

September 8 - November 17  |  $136

4:00 - 4:45 PM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 5.5 - 7


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.

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Ballet Level I

Tuesdays

September 6 - November 22  |  $198 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 6.5 and up


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 or formal ballet experience required.

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Ballet Level II

Wednesdays

September 7 - November 16  |  $182

4:00 - 5:00 PM


Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 7.5 and up

 

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.

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Ballet Level III

Tuesdays

September 6 - November 22  |  $198

3:30 - 4:30 PM


Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 8.5 and up


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.
Prerequisite: Level II or with approval by instructor after placement class.

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Ballet Level IV - Technique A & Pointe

Mondays & Wednesdays

September 7 - November 21  |  $600

Mondays:
Technique 5:00 - 6:30 PM 
Pointe 6:30 - 7:00 PM

No classes:
September 5 (Labor Day)
October 31 (Halloween)

Wednesdays:
Technique 5:00 - 6:30 PM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 10 and up

 

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 ages 10 and up, with approval of instructor. In order to participate in pointe, students are required to attend two technique classes per week.
*Ballet lV-B (3x/week) is for students who are dedicated to ballet and are given the opportunity to attend an additional technique class with Level V each week. *Must have approval by instructor*

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Level IV - Technique B & Pointe

 

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 

September 6 - November 22  |  $900

Mondays:
Technique 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Pointe 6:30 - 7:00 PM

No classes:
September 5 (Labor Day)
October 31 (Halloween)

Tuesdays:
Technique 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Wednesdays:
Technique 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Instructor: Kasha Watts

Ages 10 and up

 
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 ages 10 and up, with approval of instructor. In order to participate in pointe, students are required to attend two technique classes per week.
*Ballet lV-B (3x/week) is for students who are dedicated to ballet and are given the opportunity to attend an additional technique class with Level V each week. *Must have approval by instructor*

 

Register online

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Spotlight On You (In-Person)

 

Tuesdays  

September 27 - November 15  |  $185

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Ages 8 - 11

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Ages 12 - 18

Instructor: Sandra Peabody


 

Get a taste of stardom and have fun while improving your acting skills! Create and perform shows, practice improvisations, 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. Note: In-person classes may change to online at any time by teacher for safety reasons.

Register online

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Comedy & Drama For Reel (Zoom)

 

Wednesdays  

September 28 - November 16  |  $185

 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Ages 10 - 16

Instructor: Sandra Peabody



Enjoy being truthfully funny and dramatic 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. 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 invited.

Register online

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Classes for Adults

Professional Actors  - Zoom Class

Wednesdays, meet once a week for 8 weeks

July 6 - Aug. 24  |  $160

6:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

Ages 18 and up

Zoom into the Summer term, 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. Requirement: Students will need a strong wi-fi connection and be sure to download the Zoom app. Contact Nancy with any questions. Bring ideas for scenes and monologues! Maximum 10 students. Register online

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Finding Your Ancestral Gold [In Person]

Saturday

One Saturday only - November 5  |  $60

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 back in time. This workshop, led by a genealogist and author of 4 family histories, inspires you to embark on a quest for your ancestral heritage and guides you through the steps to get you started. This workshop will be held in person in the lower level of the Lakewood Center For the Arts. 

Register online


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Acting For Non-Actors - In Person

Thursdays

Sept 29 - Nov 17  |  $160

7:00 - 9:00 PM

 

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

Ages 18 to Adult

There’s nothing better after this forced pandemic solitude than gathering together to explore the world of acting! 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. Maximum 10 students.


Register online

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