Intermediate Ballet 2/Prep for Pointe
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions - Intermediate Ballet 1/2/ Prep for Pointe will be combined for the time being.
The Junior Division provides students with progressive levels of ballet training that focus on developing basic technique and strength. . At the discretion of the Artistic Director, dancers from the Junior Division may be asked to join the Saturday WSYB Collective Co. rehearsals.
The placement of students from levels Beginning to Advanced Pointe is based on ability and not the age of the student. Students are placed where they will benefit, be safe, and grow the most. Students will progress through our levels at different rates. This is completely normal and needed to keep their bodies safe and to help their mind and body connect.
When a dancer has shown they have an understanding of the technique for each level and strength enough to soundly dance the vocabulary learned safely, the director will determine that the student is ready to move to the next level.
See Dress Code for leotard information.
The goal of WSYB is to prepare dancers from whatever age they join the studio to reach their full potential. As the students move through our curriculum, they will be challenged to apply themselves to fulfill their goals, not just in dance but in all the passions of their lives. WSYB strives to give every student the ability to mature at a pace that is beneficial to them. Dancers mustn't be pushed to achieve physical goals that may be harmful to growing bodies and souls.
With a background in many styles of Ballet training, Phyllis has taken from each method of instruction and refined it to create a syllabus that will produce well rounded and knowledgeable students. They will be able to adapt to different styles of teaching with integrity and safety.
Students need to arrive on time for class, in the proper attire, with hair for the girls, secured. The dress code is designed to encourage unity, simplicity, and discipline among our students.
P.C. Credit Annelise Page Photography: Dancer Ligaya Wert
After a very difficult but amazing inaugural year, WSYB is proud to continue offering classes to the youth of the Walla Walla Valley. Check out our fall schedule. We are always open for new students to join our family.