CLASSES

WEEKLY CLASSES

NSD offers classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, tap, hip hop, musical theater, pre-ballet, pre-jazz, combo, boys classes (ask about our special Boys Discount!), adult classes and Acro!

Click here for the 2020-21 Fall SCHEDULE

Click here for the 2020 Studio Annual Calendar

Click here for TUITION RATES

TUITION POLICY:
  • An annual registration fee of $35 for 1 student, or $50 for 2 or more children is due at the time of enrollment, or at the time of sign-ups for new students. All tuition is to be set-up and paid as auto-withdrawal only. Full monthly tuition will be drawn automatically on the 5th of each month. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or debit cards with these logos. Return payments are subject to a $30 return fee. A 15% late charge will be assessed on past due accounts. You can also pre-pay and save 10% off for paying for the full year. It is assumed that your enrollment will continue month to month and you are responsible for monthly tuition billed to your account until the school year comes to an end. If you wish to terminate enrollment or withdraw from a class, one month notice is required. You must provide written notice to the office and a Withdrawal Form must be filled out and signed by you by the 5th of the month, to be effective the 5th of the following month. You agree to pay tuition for the classes that you, your son and/or daughter, are enrolled in up until the final cancellation date.
    ** Please note: Tuition is based on the year (Sept-June) regardless of how many weeks are in a given month. Tuition payments average out to four classes each month. Rates are subject to change without notice.

  • In the event that public schools are closed for inclement weather, Northwest School of Dance classes will be canceled for that day. Inclement weather closures will run in conjunction with Central Kitsap School District closures. Parents please use your judgment in bad driving conditions-safety is our first priority. An email will be sent in the event of an Emergency Closure. Make-up classes will be offered for these types of canceled classes.

  • Discounts are given on tuition as follows: Multiple Class Discount of 5% off total tuition (for 2 or more classes, does not include ACP), Family/Multiple Student Discount of 5% off total tuition (for 2 or more students, does not apply to ACP). 

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
  • Holidays: Northwest School of Dance will run its regular fall schedule of classes from September 14th-June 19th. Classes will meet regularly on a weekly basis unless otherwise noted. We will observe the following holidays: Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23rd-28th, Winter Break Dec. 21-Jan. 2nd, Mid-Winter Break Feb. 15-20th, Spring Break Apr. 5th-10th, Memorial Day May 31st.  No classes will be held during these dates.

  • Absences/Make-ups: Students who miss a class will have the opportunity to make it up with another similar class within 30 days of absence. Please check with the office to determine the best makeup class for your child.

  • DRESS CODE: These dress codes are enforced. All students should be dressed appropriately for their specific classes. For your convenience, dancewear and dance shoes are available for purchase at the studio.

 

 

DRESS CODE

Northwest School of Dance maintains a dress code to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness (variations in attire can be distracting and contribute to feelings of inequality). Uniformity in dancewear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training.

Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents.

  • Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents.

  • Dancewear is to be kept in good repair and laundered on a regular basis.

  • Boys age 10 and older must wear an undergarment called a dance belt, under their tights.

  • Watches, jewelry, and safety pins should not be worn to class.

  • Dance shoes should never be worn outside.

  • Female students should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat bun is required for all ballet classes.

  •  Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is highly recommended and preferred for students age 11 and older.

 

 

CLASS DETAILS

JPB BALLET COMPANY


Click Here for More Info
JPB Ballet Company is the pre-professional ballet company at Northwest School of Dance. The purpose of the company is to help dancers who are serious about ballet to focus on their skills and technique and prepare them for future professional opportunities. Membership into JPB is by invitation only and is only for those dancers who demonstrate a high work ethic, a more serious interest in and ability specifically for ballet. The company consists of Junior and Senior members and company dancers traditionally participate in local events.
In addition, some JPB members have gone on to participate in local and national dance competitions while others have auditioned and been accepted to attend intensive courses such as those at American Ballet Theatre NYC, Joffrey Ballet School in New York, Joffrey San Francisco, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ballet West, Nutmeg Conservatory, Pittsburgh Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Northwest Dance Intensive, and Whitman College.
For the past few years, select JPB dancers have performed at Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition, the largest student ballet scholarship competition in the world. For some of them, YAGP participation has resulted in invitations to attend exclusive intensive classes in New York and now 2 students received full scholarships to dance at American Ballet Theatre School. Highlights this year included 1 of our members ranking “TOP 12”for the third year in the row in his age category, and 1st place in Contemporary Division in which included an invitation to compete and Perform at the” Stars of Tomorrow meet the stars of today Gala” at the Lincoln Center in the New York City Finals. Recently JPB Members were invited to perform at the “Boost Me Up “ dance Festival in Seattle, where they performed a piece choreographed by Sam Picart, who was featured on The ELLENDEGENERES SHOW.
As they’ve moved forward with their careers, some JPB dancers have gone on to attend such well known colleges as Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, AMDA in California and New York, Utah Valley University and others have received offers and contracts for companies such as Ballet West in Utah, Grand Rapids Ballet in Colorado, Estonia Ballet, Olympic Ballet Theatre ,Ashani Dances Seattle. We’re very proud of the accomplishments of all of our dancers at NSD and we strive to help them prepare for whatever dreams and aspirations they may have. If you have a dancer who wishes to pursue a future in art or dance, either at a dance college or with a company, JPB Ballet Company at NSD is an excellent starting point.




CLARKE DANCE GROUP COMPETITION TEAM


Click Here for More Info The Clarke Dance Group is the elite, dance competition team at Northwest School of Dance. Dancers are chosen through an audition process and represent NSD at dance competitions and conventions throughout the state. In addition, they will have more performance opportunities at local events throughout the year, and get to work with guest artists and choreographers who are masters in the dance industry. Clarke Dance Group is intended for those who wish to pursue dance more seriously and competitively. Dancers will be required to strive for and maintain a higher level of technical skill and a diverse training which may include Lyrical/Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. The team is best suited for ages 6 through 19 years old. At the
advanced level, team members are working at a pre-professional level.
Team members are frequently recognized at conventions and competitions with special awards for their outstanding performance and showmanship and receive scholarships for National events as well. As a result of their participation in the Clarke Dance Group, some members have traveled to New York, Las Vegas and California to take part in special dance intensives, and elite performance teams. Many have gone on to pursue dance professionally at the college level, and on cruise ships. Clarke Dance Group continues to represent their studio well receiving overall high score awards and cash prizes at the competitions they attend. If you have a dancer who is interested in building a career as a dancer, the competition world can give them several tools to better prepare them. They will be working to develop not only as a dancer, but as an individual and as an artist. CDG dancers will grow as performers, build self-confidence and learn about dedication & commitment. They will be pushing for personal growth, while also learning to work as a team unit. If you have an interest in pursuing competition dance or would like more information about CDG, please call the studio directly.





First Steps/Intro Program

 
 

Fundamentals Program/Beginner Level – “Pre” Classes

Kann ich bei euch ein Probetraining absolvieren? Würde mich das was kosten?


Selbstverständlich - du kannst jederzeit kostenlos und unverbindlich bei uns ein Probetraining absolvieren. Über eine kuze Terminabsprache , würden wir uns freuen.




Welche Bekleidung wäre für mein Probetraining angemessen?


T-Shirt und eine lange Sporthose sind ausreichend. Die Kleidung sollte, wenn möglich entbehrlich sein dürfen, falls denn doch mal was kaputt gehen sollte😉 Es werden keine Turnschuhe getragen, da wir auf Matten trainieren.




Ich möchte an mehreren Kursen teilnehmen / mehrere Selbstverteidigungsarten erlernen. Ist das möglich?


Ja, das ist selbstverständlich möglich.




Wo kann ich mich zu den Kompaktkursen anmelden ?


Unter folgendem Link kann jede Veranstaltung gebucht werden. Einfach auf den roten Knopf drücken und man kann sich seinen Kurs den man machen möchte aussuchen. https://www.sdsclub-berlin.de/wixevents




Wieso finde ich die ATK-, Jiu-Jitsu- und Kickboxkurse nicht bei der Anmeldung?


Diese Kurse finden wöchentlich statt und erfordern für eine regelmäßige Teilnahme eine Mitgliedschaft im Verein SDSClub Berlin.




Wieviel kostet die Mitgliedschaft in dem Verein?


Der Preis liegt zwischen von 29,90€ - 79,90€ / Monat. Das ist von verschiedenen Faktoren (Alter, Laufzeit, Anzahl der Kurse, etc.) abhängig.




Ich bin Student/Azubi und habe noch kein festes Einkommen gibt es hier angepasste Preise für mich?


Ja, grundsätzlich gibt es zu für die Veranstaltungen auch ermäßigte Preise.




Wo kann ich mir eure Kurse anschauen?


Unter folgendem Link findest du alle Kurse welche wir regelmäßig anbieten. https://www.sdsclub-berlin.de/kurse




Wo finde ich weitere Angebote von euch?


Auf unserer Homepage unter News könnt ihr auf dem Laufenden bleiben oder ihr folgt uns auf Facebook unter https://www.facebook.com/sdsclub/




Was ist DOJO-Etikette ?


In der Ausübung von Selbstverteidigung und Kampfsport gibt es Regeln und Traditionen zu beachten, welche Respekt und Disziplin ausdrücken:

  • Das Dojo ist ein Übungsraum. Das eigene Verhalten muss sich immer danach richten, dass andere – insbesondere Trainierende – nicht gestört werden.
  • Den Anweisungen der anwesenden Lehrer ist unbedingt Folge zu leisten. Sie sind mit Respekt zu behandeln, sind aber auch nur Menschen, die Fehler machen können.
  • Am Training darf nur derjenige teilnehmen, der sich körperlich und geistig dazu in der Lage sieht.
  • Außerhalb der Matte sind Badelatschen zu tragen, damit kein Schmutz auf die Matte gelangt.
  • Die Matte wird nur barfuß und mit sauberer und gepflegter Kleidung betreten.
  • Zur ordentlichen Trainingskleidung gehören lange Hosen und ein T-Shirt, in denen man sich gut bewegen kann. Tiefe Einblicke in zu offenherzige Kleidung sollte vermieden werden.
  • Vor dem Training sind Schmuckgegenstände jeglicher Art abzulegen.
  • Das Training beginnt pünktlich zur angegebenen Zeit. Wer zu spät kommt, bleibt vor der Matte stehen und bittet mit Entschuldigung darum, noch zum Training dazukommen zu dürfen.
  • Trinken und Essen ist im Trainingsraum grundsätzlich untersagt.
  • An den Spiegeln und Wänden wird sich nicht angelehnt.
  • Während des Trainings ist Disziplin zu wahren. Dazu gehört das Vermeiden von Kraftausdrücken und das konzentrierte und verantwortungsvolle Training. Die Übungen sind stets mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Gesundheit des Trainingspartners auszuführen.
  • Jeder Trainingspartner ist mit Respekt und Achtung zu behandeln.
  • Übungswaffen dürfen nicht geworfen werden und sind grundsätzlich so zu behandeln als seien sie realistisch.
  • Während des Trainings darf die Matte nur aus besonders triftigen Gründen verlassen werden.
  • Jedes Verlassen ist dem leitenden Lehrer anzuzeigen. Toilettengänge und das Trinken sind vor dem Training zu erledigen.




Gibt es ein festgesetztes Mindestalter für die jeweiligen Kurse?


Ja, gibt es. Kinder haben die Möglichkeit ab einem Alter von 5 Jahren Jiu-Jitsu zu erlernen. Um an den Kickboxkursen teilzunehmen, wird ein Mindestalter von 12 Jahren abverlangt. ATK-SV ist ab 14 Jahren möglich und Krav Maga ab 16 Jahren.




Worin liegen die Schwerpunkte in den Kinderkursen?


Wir legen die Schwerpunkte auf verschiedene Bereiche: Vor Allem sollen sie Selbstverteidigung mit Spaß erlernen, ein Verständnis von Disziplin gewinnen, Etiketten erlernen und verstehen anzuwenden, ihre Fitness trainieren und ihre motorischen Fähigkeiten verbessern.




Welcher Kurs wäre für mich geeignet?


Grundsätzlich ist es zu empfehlen in den verschiedenen Kursen vorbeizuschauen um ein Verständnis von dem zu gewinnen, was dort praktiziert wird. Trotz Allem ist es möglich schon im Vorhinein ein paar Kurse zu fokussieren. Vorerst solltest du unterscheiden, ob du Selbstverteidigung oder ein Wettkampfsport erlernen möchtest. Jiu-Jitsu beinhaltet auch Selbstverteidigungselemente, eignet sich aber auch als Wettkampfsport. Ebenso eignet sich Kickboxen als Wettkampfsport. ATK-SV und Krav Maga haben gänzlich den Fokus auf Selbstverteidigung. Hierbei ist es nun an dir zu unterscheiden, was dir mehr liegt.




Wo wird was trainiert?


Kickboxen und die Kinderkurse in Jiu-Jitsu finden nur in Köpenick statt. Ansonsten gibt es einen Jiu-Jitsu Kurs in Wedding für Erwachsene. ATK-SV und Krav Maga bieten wir Beiderorts an.





 
 

Leveled Program – Beg. through Adv. training for ages 7yrs & up

OVERVIEW


All classes in the levelled program have a syllabus designed to build and progress the dancer forward, each level building on the previous one. Beginning level classes start at Level A, B, C, and progress through intermediate levels D, E, F, G, then continue on to Advanced levels H, I, J, K. Students must be evaluated for any classes in the levelled program by first taking a trial class before enrolling. Teachers then advise on the appropriate level placement. Consideration is also given for the students age and experience. Students in the levelled program are typically ages 7 through 18 years.




BALLET


Classes begin with conditioning to build muscle awareness and placement. Students use the ballet barre, French terminology and ballet technique based on the Vaganova method. At the intermediate/advanced levels, students may begin Pre-Pointe and/or Pointe work at the teacher’s approval. Barre work becomes more demanding technically, musically, and artistically. Accuracy, proper technique and strength are reinforced as the upper body movements begin to coordinate with legs, feet and music.




HIP-HOP


Learn the latest in hip-hop and street dance trends. Class includes a warm-up and age appropriate dance combinations.




ACRO


Pre-requisite. Must also be enrolled in a Ballet or Jazz class (any level).
Taught by a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. The Acrobatic Arts program is based on safe and effective progressions focusing on Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage.




JAZZ


Students will focus on advancing and developing jazz abilities, including proper stretching, jazz technique & terminology based on classic jazz fundamentals and contemporary jazz styles, along with turns, leaps, and combinations.




LYRICAL


Pre-requisite: Students must also be enrolled in a Ballet class, (any level). The Lyrical style is a fusion of Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance, which encourages students to explore dancing the story of the music and lyrics.




MODERN


Pre-requisite: Students must be a Ballet C level or higher.
A free, expressive style of dance. Dancers are encouraged to dive into movement with their own interpretations and challenges them to push off balance.




MUSICAL THEATER


Students will work through character development, expression and storytelling in this fun, energetic class. They’ll explore timeless Broadway shows, as well as new Broadway hits through the use of music, acting and dance.




STRETCH & STRENGTH FITNESS


Prerequisite: Students must be ballet C or higher.
Class focuses on conditioning and stretching specific to the needs of dancers. Includes, but is not limited to, cardio exercises, body sculpting, core strengthening, and safe stretching techniques.




TAP


Students will focus on advancing and developing rhythmic ability, style, tap sounds and skills, and learning tap vocabulary and choreography.





BOYS PROGRAM

Kann ich bei euch ein Probetraining absolvieren? Würde mich das was kosten?


Selbstverständlich - du kannst jederzeit kostenlos und unverbindlich bei uns ein Probetraining absolvieren. Über eine kuze Terminabsprache , würden wir uns freuen.




Welche Bekleidung wäre für mein Probetraining angemessen?


T-Shirt und eine lange Sporthose sind ausreichend. Die Kleidung sollte, wenn möglich entbehrlich sein dürfen, falls denn doch mal was kaputt gehen sollte😉 Es werden keine Turnschuhe getragen, da wir auf Matten trainieren.




Ich möchte an mehreren Kursen teilnehmen / mehrere Selbstverteidigungsarten erlernen. Ist das möglich?


Ja, das ist selbstverständlich möglich.




Wo kann ich mich zu den Kompaktkursen anmelden ?


Unter folgendem Link kann jede Veranstaltung gebucht werden. Einfach auf den roten Knopf drücken und man kann sich seinen Kurs den man machen möchte aussuchen. https://www.sdsclub-berlin.de/wixevents




Wieso finde ich die ATK-, Jiu-Jitsu- und Kickboxkurse nicht bei der Anmeldung?


Diese Kurse finden wöchentlich statt und erfordern für eine regelmäßige Teilnahme eine Mitgliedschaft im Verein SDSClub Berlin.




Wieviel kostet die Mitgliedschaft in dem Verein?


Der Preis liegt zwischen von 29,90€ - 79,90€ / Monat. Das ist von verschiedenen Faktoren (Alter, Laufzeit, Anzahl der Kurse, etc.) abhängig.




Ich bin Student/Azubi und habe noch kein festes Einkommen gibt es hier angepasste Preise für mich?


Ja, grundsätzlich gibt es zu für die Veranstaltungen auch ermäßigte Preise.




Wo kann ich mir eure Kurse anschauen?


Unter folgendem Link findest du alle Kurse welche wir regelmäßig anbieten. https://www.sdsclub-berlin.de/kurse




Wo finde ich weitere Angebote von euch?


Auf unserer Homepage unter News könnt ihr auf dem Laufenden bleiben oder ihr folgt uns auf Facebook unter https://www.facebook.com/sdsclub/




Was ist DOJO-Etikette ?


In der Ausübung von Selbstverteidigung und Kampfsport gibt es Regeln und Traditionen zu beachten, welche Respekt und Disziplin ausdrücken:

  • Das Dojo ist ein Übungsraum. Das eigene Verhalten muss sich immer danach richten, dass andere – insbesondere Trainierende – nicht gestört werden.
  • Den Anweisungen der anwesenden Lehrer ist unbedingt Folge zu leisten. Sie sind mit Respekt zu behandeln, sind aber auch nur Menschen, die Fehler machen können.
  • Am Training darf nur derjenige teilnehmen, der sich körperlich und geistig dazu in der Lage sieht.
  • Außerhalb der Matte sind Badelatschen zu tragen, damit kein Schmutz auf die Matte gelangt.
  • Die Matte wird nur barfuß und mit sauberer und gepflegter Kleidung betreten.
  • Zur ordentlichen Trainingskleidung gehören lange Hosen und ein T-Shirt, in denen man sich gut bewegen kann. Tiefe Einblicke in zu offenherzige Kleidung sollte vermieden werden.
  • Vor dem Training sind Schmuckgegenstände jeglicher Art abzulegen.
  • Das Training beginnt pünktlich zur angegebenen Zeit. Wer zu spät kommt, bleibt vor der Matte stehen und bittet mit Entschuldigung darum, noch zum Training dazukommen zu dürfen.
  • Trinken und Essen ist im Trainingsraum grundsätzlich untersagt.
  • An den Spiegeln und Wänden wird sich nicht angelehnt.
  • Während des Trainings ist Disziplin zu wahren. Dazu gehört das Vermeiden von Kraftausdrücken und das konzentrierte und verantwortungsvolle Training. Die Übungen sind stets mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Gesundheit des Trainingspartners auszuführen.
  • Jeder Trainingspartner ist mit Respekt und Achtung zu behandeln.
  • Übungswaffen dürfen nicht geworfen werden und sind grundsätzlich so zu behandeln als seien sie realistisch.
  • Während des Trainings darf die Matte nur aus besonders triftigen Gründen verlassen werden.
  • Jedes Verlassen ist dem leitenden Lehrer anzuzeigen. Toilettengänge und das Trinken sind vor dem Training zu erledigen.




Gibt es ein festgesetztes Mindestalter für die jeweiligen Kurse?


Ja, gibt es. Kinder haben die Möglichkeit ab einem Alter von 5 Jahren Jiu-Jitsu zu erlernen. Um an den Kickboxkursen teilzunehmen, wird ein Mindestalter von 12 Jahren abverlangt. ATK-SV ist ab 14 Jahren möglich und Krav Maga ab 16 Jahren.




Worin liegen die Schwerpunkte in den Kinderkursen?


Wir legen die Schwerpunkte auf verschiedene Bereiche: Vor Allem sollen sie Selbstverteidigung mit Spaß erlernen, ein Verständnis von Disziplin gewinnen, Etiketten erlernen und verstehen anzuwenden, ihre Fitness trainieren und ihre motorischen Fähigkeiten verbessern.




Welcher Kurs wäre für mich geeignet?


Grundsätzlich ist es zu empfehlen in den verschiedenen Kursen vorbeizuschauen um ein Verständnis von dem zu gewinnen, was dort praktiziert wird. Trotz Allem ist es möglich schon im Vorhinein ein paar Kurse zu fokussieren. Vorerst solltest du unterscheiden, ob du Selbstverteidigung oder ein Wettkampfsport erlernen möchtest. Jiu-Jitsu beinhaltet auch Selbstverteidigungselemente, eignet sich aber auch als Wettkampfsport. Ebenso eignet sich Kickboxen als Wettkampfsport. ATK-SV und Krav Maga haben gänzlich den Fokus auf Selbstverteidigung. Hierbei ist es nun an dir zu unterscheiden, was dir mehr liegt.




Wo wird was trainiert?


Kickboxen und die Kinderkurse in Jiu-Jitsu finden nur in Köpenick statt. Ansonsten gibt es einen Jiu-Jitsu Kurs in Wedding für Erwachsene. ATK-SV und Krav Maga bieten wir Beiderorts an.





 

Teen / Adult Program

OVERVIEW


All classes in the levelled program have a syllabus designed to build and progress the dancer forward, each level building on the previous one. Beginning level classes start at Level A, B, C, and progress through intermediate levels D, E, F, G, then continue on to Advanced levels H, I, J, K. Students must be evaluated for any classes in the levelled program by first taking a trial class before enrolling. Teachers then advise on the appropriate level placement. Consideration is also given for the students age and experience. Students in the levelled program are typically ages 7 through 18 years.




BALLET


Classes begin with conditioning to build muscle awareness and placement. Students use the ballet barre, French terminology and ballet technique based on the Vaganova method. At the intermediate/advanced levels, students may begin Pre-Pointe and/or Pointe work at the teacher’s approval. Barre work becomes more demanding technically, musically, and artistically. Accuracy, proper technique and strength are reinforced as the upper body movements begin to coordinate with legs, feet and music.




HIP-HOP


Learn the latest in hip-hop and street dance trends. Class includes a warm-up and age appropriate dance combinations.




ACRO


Pre-requisite. Must also be enrolled in a Ballet or Jazz class (any level).
Taught by a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. The Acrobatic Arts program is based on safe and effective progressions focusing on Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage.




JAZZ


Students will focus on advancing and developing jazz abilities, including proper stretching, jazz technique & terminology based on classic jazz fundamentals and contemporary jazz styles, along with turns, leaps, and combinations.




LYRICAL


Pre-requisite: Students must also be enrolled in a Ballet class, (any level). The Lyrical style is a fusion of Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance, which encourages students to explore dancing the story of the music and lyrics.




MODERN


Pre-requisite: Students must be a Ballet C level or higher.
A free, expressive style of dance. Dancers are encouraged to dive into movement with their own interpretations and challenges them to push off balance.




MUSICAL THEATER


Students will work through character development, expression and storytelling in this fun, energetic class. They’ll explore timeless Broadway shows, as well as new Broadway hits through the use of music, acting and dance.




STRETCH & STRENGTH FITNESS


Prerequisite: Students must be ballet C or higher.
Class focuses on conditioning and stretching specific to the needs of dancers. Includes, but is not limited to, cardio exercises, body sculpting, core strengthening, and safe stretching techniques.




TAP


Students will focus on advancing and developing rhythmic ability, style, tap sounds and skills, and learning tap vocabulary and choreography.





Pre-Professional Programs

 

JPB BALLET COMPANY


Click Here for More Info
JPB Ballet Company is the pre-professional ballet company at Northwest School of Dance. The purpose of the company is to help dancers who are serious about ballet to focus on their skills and technique and prepare them for future professional opportunities. Membership into JPB is by invitation only and is only for those dancers who demonstrate a high work ethic, a more serious interest in and ability specifically for ballet. The company consists of Junior and Senior members and company dancers traditionally participate in local events.
In addition, some JPB members have gone on to participate in local and national dance competitions while others have auditioned and been accepted to attend intensive courses such as those at American Ballet Theatre NYC, Joffrey Ballet School in New York, Joffrey San Francisco, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ballet West, Nutmeg Conservatory, Pittsburgh Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Northwest Dance Intensive, and Whitman College.
For the past few years, select JPB dancers have performed at Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition, the largest student ballet scholarship competition in the world. For some of them, YAGP participation has resulted in invitations to attend exclusive intensive classes in New York and now 2 students received full scholarships to dance at American Ballet Theatre School. Highlights this year included 1 of our members ranking “TOP 12”for the third year in the row in his age category, and 1st place in Contemporary Division in which included an invitation to compete and Perform at the” Stars of Tomorrow meet the stars of today Gala” at the Lincoln Center in the New York City Finals. Recently JPB Members were invited to perform at the “Boost Me Up “ dance Festival in Seattle, where they performed a piece choreographed by Sam Picart, who was featured on The ELLENDEGENERES SHOW.
As they’ve moved forward with their careers, some JPB dancers have gone on to attend such well known colleges as Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, AMDA in California and New York, Utah Valley University and others have received offers and contracts for companies such as Ballet West in Utah, Grand Rapids Ballet in Colorado, Estonia Ballet, Olympic Ballet Theatre ,Ashani Dances Seattle. We’re very proud of the accomplishments of all of our dancers at NSD and we strive to help them prepare for whatever dreams and aspirations they may have. If you have a dancer who wishes to pursue a future in art or dance, either at a dance college or with a company, JPB Ballet Company at NSD is an excellent starting point.




CLARKE DANCE GROUP COMPETITION TEAM


Click Here for More Info The Clarke Dance Group is the elite, dance competition team at Northwest School of Dance. Dancers are chosen through an audition process and represent NSD at dance competitions and conventions throughout the state. In addition, they will have more performance opportunities at local events throughout the year, and get to work with guest artists and choreographers who are masters in the dance industry. Clarke Dance Group is intended for those who wish to pursue dance more seriously and competitively. Dancers will be required to strive for and maintain a higher level of technical skill and a diverse training which may include Lyrical/Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. The team is best suited for ages 6 through 19 years old. At the
advanced level, team members are working at a pre-professional level.
Team members are frequently recognized at conventions and competitions with special awards for their outstanding performance and showmanship and receive scholarships for National events as well. As a result of their participation in the Clarke Dance Group, some members have traveled to New York, Las Vegas and California to take part in special dance intensives, and elite performance teams. Many have gone on to pursue dance professionally at the college level, and on cruise ships. Clarke Dance Group continues to represent their studio well receiving overall high score awards and cash prizes at the competitions they attend. If you have a dancer who is interested in building a career as a dancer, the competition world can give them several tools to better prepare them. They will be working to develop not only as a dancer, but as an individual and as an artist. CDG dancers will grow as performers, build self-confidence and learn about dedication & commitment. They will be pushing for personal growth, while also learning to work as a team unit. If you have an interest in pursuing competition dance or would like more information about CDG, please call the studio directly.





 

PRODUCTIONS

SPRING DANCE GALA

An annual production is held in the spring to showcase the hard work and talents of all the students.  This is a full studio recital and it is assumed that all students enrolled in classes will take part in this performance, unless the studio is notified otherwise.  It is a fun opportunity for kids to perform in the dance styles they’ve been practicing all year, and a great opportunity to invite families and friends to come watch your kids dance.  This show is typically held around the third weekend in May and held at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. 

*Some classes, such as “Combo” classes, “Pre” classes and others TBD, will only perform on one of the three recital days/times.  

 

WINTER DANCE PRODUCTION

Every December, Northwest School of Dance produces a winter show, titled "A Winter's Tale”.  This is an optional show for students interested, not a full studio production.  It is an original show, written and choreographed by the studio's directors & faculty.  The storyline is a loose culmination of A Christmas Carol and Nutcracker, and follows the story of young girl named Eloisa and her journey to discover the true meaning of the season.  Students interested in participating need to attend one of the audition dates, TBA, (one is held during the summer and one is held mid-September).  Auditions are open to dancers ages 5 1/2 through adult.  The show is held at the Bremerton Community Theatre in mid-December.

DANCER'S AGAINST CANCER BENEFIT GALA

Every year, Northwest School of Dance partners with the Dancers Against Cancer foundation to host a benefit show. Proceeds from this event will benefit dancers, choreographers, and families in the dance industry who have been effected by this disease.  Our studio has been touched by the stories of young dancers who have battled this disease and have found strength and comfort in their craft.  The event is held in the early spring at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton.  The show features dancers ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old from both of Northwest School of Dance’s performance companies; the Clarke Dance Group and the JPB Ballet Company.

FALL HOURS 

Monday          3:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday          3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday  11:00am - 1:00pm
                         3:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday        3:00pm-7:00pm
Friday              3:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday         9:30am-1:30pm

CONTACT​ US

5889 NW State Hwy 303

Suite 111 & 112

Bremerton, WA 98311-3745

 

Tel: 360 509 7468

Email: nwschoolofdance@yahoo.com

 

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