LAURELHURST DANCE STUDIO
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LAURELHURST DANCE STUDIO provides comprehensive dance education from preschool to adult and everything in-between! Like all PP&R activities, our program is open to all Portlanders and our neighbors in the surrounding region. Laurelhurst is home to Youth Ballet Academy and an Adult Recreational Dance Company. Both programs offer choreography and performance opportunities.
ADULT/ CHILD CLASSES Ballet - Terrific Twirling: 2's & 3's Age 2-3 Calling all toddlers! Explore very basic techniques in ballet & jazz. Discover exciting methods of movement using dance, activities & games that work on coordination, flexibility, rhythm & body awareness. 3756 SE Oak Street Portland, Oregon 97214 503-823-3662 Building Director Soo Pak Coordinator Demetri Finch-Brown Bus Line #20 Burnside, #15 Mt. Tabor, #75 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Parking SE Oak and SE Stark Street ADA Accessible Entrance, Parking Building Hours Monday
Building Closures and Special Hours July 4 CLOSED September 3 CLOSED September 18 CLOSED
6/20-7/18 W 10:00-10:30am $19.25 1083506 7/25-8/22 W 10:00-10:30am $24 1083534 9/5-9/26 W 10:00-10:30am $19.25 1083576 6/21-7/19 Th 12:15-12:45pm $24 1083507 7/26-8/23 Th 12:15-12:45pm $24 1083535 9/6-9/27 Th 12:15-12:45pm $19.25 1083577
Gymnastics - Twisting Tadpoles
Age 2-4 Challenge your wee-one through obstacle courses, skill stations, & physical problem solving. Together, increase coordination & body awareness by rolling, crawling, & springing into toddler tumbling! Support your child as they develop new skills to help them reach the next step! Wiggle, Jump, & Roll! 6/20-7/18 W 10:45-11:15am $21.25 1083515 7/25-8/22 W 10:45-11:15am $26.50 1083543 9/5-9/26 W 10:45-11:15am $21.25 1083586
Ballet for Two
Age 2-4 Introduce your child to this beautiful form of dance! Step along together practicing barre, floor work & the creative process. Experience a gentle approach to movements children will recognize from 'The Nutcracker' & 'Swan Lake', while gaining agility & flexibility. No experience necessary! 6/19-7/17 Tu 10:45-11:15am $26.50 1083508 7/24-8/21 Tu 10:45-11:15am $26.50 1083536 9/4-9/25 Tu 10:45-11:15am $16 1083578 6/23-7/21 Sa 9:15-9:45am $26.50 1083509 7/28-8/25 Sa 9:15-9:45am $26.50 1083537 9/8-9/29 Sa 9:15-9:45am $21.25 1083579
All classes scheduled on very hot days (forecasted 85 degrees and above according to www.katu.com/weather) will be held at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) at 5340 N Interstate Avenue, Portland. • Morning classes may still be held at LHDS depending on the heat. You will receive phone or email notifications if there is a change to above protocol. • Check our Facebook for updates and details on closures and relocations. • Check portlandoregon.gov/parks/ weather for updated information on weather related closures and class changes.
PRESHOOL CLASSES Dance - Explore Ballet, Jazz & Tap
Age 3-5 Leaps & twirls, jumps & isolations, footwork & combination steps! Increase your balance & coordination while enjoying the freedom of movement. Focus on your understanding of rhythm, meter, & body awareness while learning new vocabulary. A great opportunity to develop your passion! 6/19-7/17 Tu 11:30am-12:00pm $26.50 1083512 7/24-8/21 Tu 11:30am-12:00pm $26.50 1083540 9/4-9/25 Tu 11:30am-12:00pm $16 1083581
Jazz Dance - First Steps
Age 3-5 Come sizzle & swing into an exciting time! Increase your physical fitness level, coordination & confidence while sampling basic moves. Creative stretching warm ups & traveling steps build skills and a lifelong love of movement. Jump right in! 6/22-7/20 F 12:00-12:30pm $24 1083520 7/27-8/24 F 12:00-12:30pm $24 1083548 9/7-9/28 F 12:00-12:30pm $19.25 1083604
Tap Dance - Tip Tap Toes
Age 3-5 Discover the world of Tap using stories, music & props. While learning this dance form in a supportive environment, increase rhythm & coordination, strength & flexibility. 6/23-7/21 Sa 9:45-10:15am $26.50 1083532 7/28-8/25 Sa 9:45-10:15am $26.50 1083560 9/8-9/29 Sa 9:45-10:15am $21.25 1083598
PreBallet - First Steps
Age 3-5 With stories, props & classical music, your child explores movement & dance with comfort. A nurturing environment inspires imagination & a love for dance 6/18-7/16 M 11:30am-12:00pm $26.50 1083521 7/23-8/20 M 11:30am-12:00pm $26.50 1083553 9/10-9/24 M 11:30am-12:00pm $16 1083592 6/19-7/17 Tu 1:00-1:30pm $26.50 1083526 7/24-8/21 Tu 1:00-1:30pm $26.50 1083554 9/4-9/25 Tu 1:00-1:30pm $16 1083605 6/20-7/18 W 11:30am-12:00pm $21.25 1083522 7/25-8/22 W 11:30am-12:00pm $26.50 1083549 9/5-9/26 W 11:30am-12:00pm $21.25 1083588 6/22-7/20 F 10:30-11:00am $26.50 1083524 7/27-8/24 F 10:30-11:00am $26.50 1083551 9/7-9/28 F 10:30-11:00am $21.25 1083590
PRESCHOOL CLASSES PreBallet - Where Dreams Begin
Age 3-5 Agility, grace, coordination, movement & rhythm improves strength while providing the nurturing atmosphere to learn the discipline required. Earliest preparation of time honored training in classical ballet. 6/20-7/18 W 9:15-9:45am $21.25 1083528 7/25-8/22 W 9:15-9:45am $26.50 1083555 9/5-9/26 W 9:15-9:45am $21.25 1083611 6/21-7/19 Th 11:30am-12:00pm $26.50 1083527 7/26-8/23 Th 11:30am-12:00pm $26.50 1083556 9/6-9/27 Th 11:30am-12:00pm $21.25 1083612
PreBallet - First Steps: Cinderella
Age 4-5 With stories, props & classical music, your child explores movement & dance with comfort. A nurturing environment inspires imagination & a love for dance 6/19-8/21 Tu 12:15-1:00pm $79.50 1083573 6/19-8/21 Tu 3:15-4:00pm $79.50 1083569 6/20-8/22 W 3:15-4:00pm $71.75 1083571 6/22-8/24 F 11:15am-12:00pm $79.50 1083572 6/23-8/25 Sa 11:30am-12:15pm $79.50 1083567
PreBallet - First Steps: Little Fairies
Age 4-5 With stories, props & classical music, your child explores movement & dance with comfort. A nurturing environment inspires imagination & a love for dance. 9/4-9/25 Tu 12:15-1:00pm $24 1083595 9/4-9/25 Tu 3:15-4:00pm $24 1083608 9/5-9/26 W 3:15-4:00pm $32 1083594 9/7-9/28 F 11:15am-12:00pm $32 1083610 9/8-9/29 Sa $32
Hip Hop - Little Hip Hoppers
Age 4-6 Boogaloo down to those lively tunes with safe & cool moves. Catch the groove while increasing balance, coordination & strength. Little feet move to the beat! 6/18-7/16 M $24
7/23-8/20 M $24
9/10-9/24 M 3:30-4:00pm $14.50 1083602
YOUTH CLASSES Dance - Hip Hop & Funky Beats
Ballet - Basics
6/18-8/20 M 4:00-5:00pm $106 1083564
6/20-8/22 W 4:00-5:00pm $72 1083562
9/10-9/24 M 4:00-5:00pm $32 1083583
9/5-9/26 W $32
Dance - Hip Hop & Funky Beats
6/22-8/24 F 4:15-5:15pm $80 1083563
Age 7-9 Move to the beat! Get a great start on this fun and energetic style of dance. Build endurance, strength and balance while focusing on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork.
Age 10-14 Bust a move to the latest tunes. Gain confidence for the floor with techniques that make this style so irresistible. Routines might include movements such as popping, locking, funk, hitting, jamming & hand movements. Fast moves, tight & fully choreographed to funky beat hip hop dance music. 6/21-8/23 Th 5:45-6:45pm $106 1083565 9/6-9/27 Th 5:45-6:45pm $42.50 1083584
Age 5-7 Express yourself! Explore this joyful dance style & increase agility, grace & coordination. Develop a firm foundation in classical technique while gaining music knowledge & arts appreciation.
9/7-9/28 F 4:15-5:15pm $32 1083575
Dance - Tap Dance: Faster Start
Age 7-9 Master precise sounds & rhythms at a quick pace. Steps & movements help develop inner sense of body coordination, improve balance, ankle strength and flexibility. Polish basics such as the shuffle, toe tap & time step. 6/23-7/21 Sa 10:30-11:30am $40 1083514 7/28-8/25 Sa 10:30-11:30am $40 1083542 9/8-9/29 Sa $32
YOUTH BALLET ACADEMY
The Youth Ballet Academy offers a fun and challenging learning environment, where dancers enjoy an enriching journey in the performing arts. The academy provides individualized attention and professional instruction, as well as a variety of dance forms to complement their interests and abilities. This program provides a unique blend of formal ballet training and additional dance disciplines, from beginning levels through advanced classes featuring pointe work. The academy is open for enrollment anytime throughout the year. Please contact Laurelhurst Dance Studio at 503-823-3662 for consultation on correct class level placement.
Ballet - Basics
Age 5-7 Express yourself! Explore this joyful dance style & increase agility, grace & coordination. Develop a firm foundation in classical technique while gaining music knowledge & arts appreciation. 6/20-8/22 W 4:00-5:00pm $72 1083562 9/5-9/26 W 4:00-5:00pm $32 1083574 6/22-8/24 F 4:15-5:15pm $80 1083563 9/7-9/28 F 4:15-5:15pm $32 1083575
Ballet -Intro/ Beginning Age 8-17
Tu Th 4:30-5:30pm $114 1094394
Tu Th 4:30-5:30pm $114 1094395
Tu Th 4:30-5:30pm $57 1094396
Ballet - Intermediate/ Advanced Age 11-18
M W 5:30-7:00pm $152 1094391
M W 5:30-7:00pm $152 1094392
M W 5:30-7:00pm $76 1094393
ADULT RECREATIONAL DANCE COMPANY AND MIXED AGE CLASSES
The Adult Recreational Dance Company provides opportunity for adult dancers of all levels to explore, learn, challenge and perform! Whether you are returning to dance, continuing your experience, or just starting out, our classes and annual performance opportunity provide dancers a unique dance avenue for study and expression. This program provides several dance disciplines, from beginning levels through advanced classes. This company is open for enrollment anytime throughout the year.
Adult Ballet I - Beginning
Age 14+ Transcend childhood dreams & dance! Improve coordination while developing agility, grace & poise. A sensitive & caring atmosphere provides gentle toning, stretching & strengthening & injury prevention techniques. Attain goals for long term quality of life. This is an adult beginning class.
Modern and Contemporary Dance
Age 13+ Express yourself! Strive to combine proficiency of movement with the artistry of self-expression as you are introduced to concepts of creative dance. Explore tempos, rhythms & choreography while gaining physical strength, flexibility & stamina. 6/19-6/26 Tu 5:45-6:45pm $49 1094412 7/3-7/31 Tu 5:45-6:45pm $49 1094411 8/7-8/28 Tu $49
9/4-9/25 Tu $49
6/23-6/30 Sa 12:30-1:30pm $49 1094409 7/7-7/28 Sa $49
6/20-6/27 W 7:15-8:30pm $49 1094388
8/4-8/25 Sa $49
7/11-7/25 W 7:15-8:30pm $49 1094387
9/1-9/29 Sa 12:30-1:30pm $49 1094406
8/1-8/29 W 7:15-8:30pm $49 1094386
Tap Dance - Beginning/ Intermediate
9/5-9/26 W 7:15-8:30pm $49 1094385
Adult Ballet - Intermediate
Age 14+ Experience the time-honored traditions & grace of classical dance. Barre & floor work increase balance & improve posture & body alignment. Ideal for continuing dancers & those wanting the cross-training benefits of agility & strength. This is an adult beginning-intermediate class. 6/18-6/25 M 9:45-11:15am $49 1094379
7/7-7/28 Sa $49
8/4-8/25 Sa $49
8/6-8/27 M 9:45-11:15am $49 1094381
Age 14 + Move to music! Gain confidence in your body & a passionate attitude while channeling the styles of 'Chicago', 'A Chorus Lineâ€™ & other Broadway productions. Don't be afraid to experience the inner diva & show off what you've got!
9/10-9/24 M 9:45-11:15am $49 1094429 7/3-7/31 Tu 6:45-8:15pm $49 1094383
6/20-6/27 Th 6:45-8:15pm $49 1094456
8/7-8/28 Tu 6:45-8:15pm $49 1094384 6:45-8:15pm 1094431
6/23-6/30 Sa 2:00-3:00pm $49 1094416
9/8-9/29 Sa 2:00-3:00pm $49 1094413
7/2-7/30 M 9:45-11:15am $49 1094380
9/4-9/25 Tu $49
Age 14 + Childhood dreams become a reality in this exciting & lively American art form. Embrace your inner dancer with moves that improve balance, ankle strength & flexibility. Basic shuffle, toe tap & time steps may be included.
7/11-7/25 Th 6:45-8:15pm $49 1094457
8/1-8/29 Th $49
9/5-9/26 Th 6:45-8:15pm $49 1094459
instructors Anika De Vore has been training in classical ballet since the age of 3. She began dancing professionally at 16 years old in her native city of San Diego. From there, she went on to train with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and dance with Milwaukee Ballet's second company. She has also spent her summers training with these companies as well as Boston Ballet. She cherishes the ability to use dance as a means of expression and strives to pass this on to her students. PreBallet | Ballet Basics | Contemporary | Youth Ballet Academy
Kayla Banks has a BA in Performing Arts and Business Administration. She has studied and performed in Colorado and Portland. She is excited to teach at Laurelhurst Dance Studio and bring her positivity and artistry to us. PreBallet | Youth Ballet Academy
Megan Dawn comes to Laurelhurst Studio with a background in Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, Dance Performance, and Dance History. She studied Fine Art at Pacific Northwest College of Art and has performed in Idaho and Portland. An award winning choreographer, Megan brings enthusiasm and talent to her classes. Hip Hop | Youth Ballet Academy | Preschool Dance
Victoria Perez has been training in a large range of styles, such as Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, and Hip-Hop, since the age of 3. Coming to the Pacific Northwest from her home state of Texas, Victoria is obtaining her undergraduate degree in dance at Pacific University. She has an enormous passion for dance and hopes to continue to pass that onto her students. Ballet for Two | Ballet | Jazz | Tap
Michelle Johnsonâ€™s love of dance stems from her youth with Portland Parks & Recreation. Seeing students find joy in this art form is a wonderful part of her continued involvement. Michelle choreographs performance pieces for students seeking opportunities on stage. She has specialized for over ten years in teaching ballet to students with encouragement and commitment to technique and artistry. Adult Recreational Dance Company | Youth Ballet Academy Jessica Taylor's love of dance began at an early age, as her mother was a dancer and gymnast. While attending the University of Oregon, Jessica enjoyed studying modern/contemporary dance. While exploring new teaching and choreography ideas, Jessica likes to focus on finding identity and empowerment through movement. She enjoys teaching people of all ages, encouraging them to begin at any level so they may experience the joys of dance. PreBallet | Twisting Tadpoles | Terrific Twirling 2s and 3s | Youth Ballet Academy
SEMI-PRIVATE AND PRIVATE LESSONS We offer semi-private and private lessons on Saturdays after 3:00pm and Sundays. Semi-Private $26.50/dancer up to 3 students Private $40/hour Call 503-823-3662 to schedule.
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