Contemporary
An introduction to the foundations of modern dance, this class explores the contemporary style while building strength, increasing flexibility and providing a vocabulary of movement that can be applied to all dance styles. Contemporary dance emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement, improvisation and personal expression, and is an ideal complement to jazz and musical theater studies. Concurrent enrollment in a ballet class is required for upper level classes.
Dance Fundamentals
Our Fundamentals program begins at age seven and continues through adulthood with specialized classes in the dance disciplines of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theater. Programming is progressive through the school year, and seeks to instill in each student a love and appreciation for the art of dance and performance. We provide a structured class environment with an emphasis on positive reinforcement, respect, commitment and special attention to individual student abilities.
Ballet
Many paths began here; a strong foundation in ballet allows students to understand and explore the many dance forms which it inspired, as well as giving them an appreciation of beauty born of tradition and form. Students will learn the basics of classical ballet with a focus on proper technique, alignment and terminology in a fun and relaxed environment. Classical barre and center floor steps and variations will increase students strength, flexibility and coordination.
Pointe
Pointe and Pre-Pointe classes are offered as a component to advanced ballet training. This beautiful art form requires discipline and commitment to proper training. Only students aged 13 and over are considered for pointe training and placement is at the discretion of the ballet faculty and studio director. For more information about pointe training at WSD please contact us.
Hip Hop
A popular form of jazz dance, hip hop is a high energy street dance style closely allied with trends in popular music. An ever evolving art form, hip hop incorporates elements of improvisation and personal expression in performance. Cutting-edge moves are taught in an age-appropriate manner to family-friendly music
Jazz
Groove to the music of the world in jazz. A mixture of African, European and American dance styles, jazz dance stretches, elaborates and even breaks the rules of classical dance. Often set to popular music, it is the dance form of MTV and the musical theater. Students will explore the different kinds of jazz dance and performance using high energy music and choreography. Because the foundation of jazz dance is ballet, concurrent enrollment in a ballet class is recommended for lower levels, and required for advanced dancers in levels 3 and 4.
Tap
Make music with your feet in this popular American dance form! Students receive a solid grounding in classical tap technique while exploring rhythm and music. Tap dancing expands the mind's ability to remember and repeat patterns, developing mental concentration and physical coordination.
Musical Theater
If you like to sing, act and dance than this is the class for you! Musical Theater at WSD is an introduction to acting, dance, vocal skills, musical theater, characterization, theater vocabulary and performing skills. A love for the stage and a passion for performance is all that's required.
Semester I Weekly Schedule: August 2017 – January 2018
Registration for Semester I classes begins July 15th. Listed available spots are not updated live and
may or may not be available when registering for class.

Monday
Ballet I
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballet I
6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Contemporary V
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Ballet II
5:00pm - 6:15pm
2 spots left!
Jazz II
6:15pm - 7:30pm
3 spots left!
    Contemporary III / IV
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday
Ballet V
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ballet III
4:45pm - 6:15pm
2 spots left!
Ballet IV
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Teen/Adult Ballet
7:45pm - 9:15pm
Jazz I
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Closed
Contemporary II/III
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Jazz IV/V
7:45pm - 9:15pm
Wednesday
Jazz I
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Closed
Ballet II
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Jazz II
6:45pm - 8:00pm
Teen/Adult Tap
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tap IV
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hip Hop II
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Closed
Hip Hop III
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Closed
Jazz III/IV
6:30pm - 8:00pm
3 spots left!
Hip Hop IV/V
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday
Ballet I
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Beg. Pointe
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Adv. Pointe
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ballet I
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Closed
Ballet II
5:45pm - 7:00pm
2 spots left!
Pre-Pointe
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday
Tap I
4:30pm - 5:30pm
1 spot left!
Tap II
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tap III
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Contemporary II/III
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Musical Theater I
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Musical Theater II/III
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday
Ballet I
11:00am - 12:00pm
Closed
Ballet II
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Jazz II
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Jazz I
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 spot left!
Ballet III/IV
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Int. Pointe
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sunday
Jazz I
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hip Hop II
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hip Hop III
2:00pm - 3:00pm

requires concurrent enrollment in a Ballet class.
Do you have any questions about our Fundamentals Program? We would love to talk to you. Please email us, or call at 425-481-7899, and please explore our pages regarding class attire, studio news and events and registration.