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 2020-21 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

TOTS


Designed for ages 18 months to 3 years A fun, creative introduction to the world of dance. Classes are taught with age appropriate, interactive music, and includes creative play and dance games/activities, and also helps children learn the structure of a dance class and follow basic instructions. Parents are welcome to be in the classroom with their student if needed.




TOT HOP


For students ages 4-6 years A fun, energetic introduction to Hip Hop for your tiny movers. Basic class skills and fundamentals are taught through games, activities, movement exercises and routines.




COMBO 1, 2 & 3


For students age 3-6 years A fun, positive, beginning level class focusing on a combination of Ballet & Tap styles, taught through creative movement and imaginative play. Classes help establish balance, coordination, musicality and learning dance vocabulary and terminology.





First Steps/Intro Program

 
 

Fundamentals Program/Beginner Level – “Pre” Classes

PRE-BALLET


Typically for students ages 6 ½-9 years These classes are built as a stepping stone to secede the Combo Classes and designed to prepare the young student to move in to leveled classes. Curriculum includes beginning level Ballet technique, fundamentals and terminology.




PRE-TAP


Typically for students ages 6 ½-9 years These classes are built as a stepping stone to secede the Combo Classes and designed to prepare the young student to move in to leveled classes. Curriculum includes beginning level Tap technique, fundamentals and terminology.




PRE-JAZZ


Typically for students ages 6 ½-9 years These classes are built as a stepping stone to secede the Combo Classes and designed to prepare the young student to move in to leveled classes. Curriculum includes beginning level Jazz technique, fundamentals and terminology, taught with upbeat, fun, age appropriate music.





 
 

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

OVERVIEW


While all studio classes are open to boys, the Boys Classes are geared specifically for boys. Most classes are taught with an emphasis in hip hop and jazz funk styles, with the exception of the Boys Ballet Technique class.




BOYS A / B


A Beginner to Intermediate level class, for boys roughly ages 7-10 years old. This is an appropriate level for those with no prior experience, or a year or two of previous boy’s classes or other similar style training.




BOYS B / C


An Intermediate to Advanced level class, for boys roughly ages 11 to 14yrs. At this level, students should have several years’ experience in boy’s classes or other similar style training. (Beginning boys ages 11 and up should enroll in Teen Hip Hop).




BOYS BALLET TECHNIQUE


Boys will learn the fundamentals of ballet and supplement their training with specialized technique and conditioning. Focus includes athleticism, strength, grace, coordination and discipline.





BOYS PROGRAM

OVERVIEW


While all studio classes are open to boys, the Boys Classes are geared specifically for boys. Most classes are taught with an emphasis in hip hop and jazz funk styles, with the exception of the Boys Ballet Technique class.




BOYS A / B


A Beginner to Intermediate level class, for boys roughly ages 7-10 years old. This is an appropriate level for those with no prior experience, or a year or two of previous boy’s classes or other similar style training.




BOYS B / C


An Intermediate to Advanced level class, for boys roughly ages 11 to 14yrs. At this level, students should have several years’ experience in boy’s classes or other similar style training. (Beginning boys ages 11 and up should enroll in Teen Hip Hop).




BOYS BALLET TECHNIQUE


Boys will learn the fundamentals of ballet and supplement their training with specialized technique and conditioning. Focus includes athleticism, strength, grace, coordination and discipline.





 

Teen / Adult Program

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.





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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