Spring 2022

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! Watch for updates!

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: Grimm to Glee

TV/FILM Acting: Slapstick to Stranger Things

TV/Film Acting: Comedy & Drama For Reel

TV/FILM Acting: Charisma On and Off Camera

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

The Comedy Class

Classes for Youth

 

Kids Create - MAGIC IN THE WOODS [At the Lakewood Center]

Saturdays

April 9 -May 28

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 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: Grimm to Glee TV canceled

Tuesdays

April 12 - May 31

4:30 - 6:00 PM  Ages 7 - 11

 

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 while performing in your favorite shows. Instructor Sandra Peabody is an Emmy award-winning writer/producer/director. Class is limited to 8 students.

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TV/FILM Acting: Slapstick to Stranger Things

Tuesdays

April 12 - May 31

6:00 - 7:30PM  Ages 10-16

 

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$185

From creatures to funny features, create and perform your own shows! Practice improvisation, audition skills, and more. Perform scenes using commercial, film, and television scripts (both comedy and drama). Gain confidence and view your improvements on screen. Instructor Sandra Peabody represents talent for film and television work in the Northwest and Los Angeles. Limited to 8 students.

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TV/FILM Acting: Comedy and Drama for Reel canceled

Wednesdays

April 13 - June 1

6:00 - 7:30PM  Ages 12-16

 

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$185

Enjoy being truthfully funny, and dramatic like the greats! Practice, improvisation, scene presentations, and audition skills. Gain more confidence while stretching your acting muscles. Perform roles from your favorite shows and learn how to deliver dramatic scenes with true feelings. Instructor Sandra Peabody is an Emmy-award winning writer/producer/director. Limited to 8 students.

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TV/FILM Acting: Charisma On and Off Camera canceled

 

Wednesdays

April 13 - June1

7:30 - 9:00PM  Ages 17-Adult

 

Instructor: Sandra Peabody

$185

 

Practice improvisation, cold readings, interviews, auditions (including self-tapes), Meisner exercises, and acting/speech techniques. Enjoy presenting commercial, emcee, film, and television scripts. Improve your skills and develop more confidence, to become more successful. Sandra Peabody has worked over 25 years representing, coaching, and teaching students. 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

March 3 - May 23, 2022  |  $136

4:00 - 4:45 PM

 Ages 4.5 - 5.5

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

No class 3/21 Spring Break & 5/30 Memorial Day
Spring Performance: Saturday June 4, 2022
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

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Pre-Ballet II

Thursdays

March 10 - June 2  |  $148 |  

4:00 - 4:45 PM

 Ages 5.5 - 7

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

No class 3/24 Spring Break
Spring Performance: Saturday June 4, 2022
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

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Ballet Level I / Beginner

Wednesdays

March 9 - June 1, 2022  |  $198
  

4:15 - 5:15 PM

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

No class 3/23 Spring Break
Spring Performance: Saturday June 4, 2022
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 is highly recommended.

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Ballet Level II / Advanced Beginner

Tuesdays

March 8 - May 31, 2022 |  $248
 

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

March 7 - June 8  |  $660
(2 times a week plus pointe

Mondays 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Technique & Pointe
Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:45 PM | Technique combined with Level IV

 

Instructor: Kasha Watts

 

No classes 3/21-3/23 Spring break and 5/30 Memorial Day
Spring Performance Saturday June 4, 2022
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 continue to work on turns, adagio, as well as petite & grand allegro (jumps) work. Pointe work will begin 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 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.

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Ballet Level IV Technique & Pointe / Advanced Intermediate

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

March 8 - June 9  |  $1,040
(3 times a week for 12 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

 

No classes 3/22-3/24 Spring Break
Spring Performance: Saturday June 4, 2022
Ballet 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.

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Classes for Adults

Professional Actors ZOOM Class!

Wednesdays

April 6 - May 25

6:30 - 8:30PM

Ages 18 and up

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

$160

We’re Zooming into the Spring term, where we will focus on skills for film and theatre. Some actors feel it is even more intimate than in-person, and one student said it was better than any on-camera class he’d ever taken. 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.

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The Comedy Class (ZOOM class)

Thursdays

April 7- May 26

6:30 - 8:30PM

Ages 18 and up

Instructor: Nancy McDonald

$160

Make them laugh in this fun exploration of comic acting. Using improv and some of the best written comic scripts around, you will discover your own sense of humor and comic timing, all the while developing skills that will help you lighten the mood and brighten your world. Find out how the pros do it and try it out yourself with an instructor whose comedic experience includes theatre, film, TV, sketch comedy, and standup. Contact Nancy with any questions. Maximum 10 students.
Requirement: Students will need a strong wi-fi connection and be sure to download the Zoom app.

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