Dance Program

Si View Dance ProgramSi View’s Dance Program offers a high level of professional instruction with a strong emphasis on technique, fitness and fun. Each student receives individual attention, initiating the joy and appreciation of dance and music. We allow each student the freedom of creative expression in a nurturing and motivating environment designed to enhance self-esteem.
 
Dance classes are taught by experienced instructors: Sara Werner, Cristie Coffing and Jenna Crisafulli.

Si View Dance is a year round program

Spring/Summer Trimester
Summer is a time for FUN. It is camp time at Si View and in select weeks in July and August there are many dance camps to choose from. Each year we bring back by popular demand ‘The Little Princess Ballet Camp’. Combining dance, crafts and games we meet for one full week preparing for our final day show. We offer camps in jazz, ballet and musical theatre for ages 3-16 years old.

Fall Trimester
The fall quarter run’s from late September into early December. In this quarter students dance vocabulary is developed along with preparing for an informal Holiday Concert. We make fun simple costumes and perform at the Holiday Bazaar at Si View Community Center scheduled in early December which concludes our quarter. It is a fitting end to the beginning of the holiday season.

Winter Trimester
Our winter quarter in the longest and most involved. During the 4 and half months we prepare for our spring recital. A small recital fee is collected from participating students and we order stage costumes. Each year we have a different theme and all the classes perform together at Mt Si High School.

Attention Si View Youth Dance Classes parents/guardians:
Instructors request students come to class dressed in the following attire:
  • Ballet and Dance Theatre classes wear pink leather ballet shoes, black or pink leotard and pink tights.
  • Jazz classes wear black jazz shoes, black tights and black leotard.
  • Boys in the above classes wear white t-shirt, black sweatpants or shorts and black ballet shoes.
  • Hip Hop students can wear contemporary fashions that allow for big body movements. Hip Hop students should wear tennis shoes or shoes that support the feet while jumping and stomping. No jeans please.
  • Tap classes wear black tights or leggings and a black leotard, tap shoes.
Dance classes are formatted as limited viewing. Parents will be able to watch students on the first and last day of class.

Students enrolled in all dance classes are eligible to participate in our Spring recital tentatively scheduled for Saturday May 17th. A Recital Fee of $55 (which includes costume) must be paid by check (payable to Sara Werner) on the first day of class. Students and families with more than one dancer or dance classes pay a lower recital fee of $48 for second class and/or sibling. If you miss the first day of class, the last opportunity to be fitted for a recital costume will be Monday, January 27th. Please note that the final class is currently scheduled for the week of May 5th, if instructors feel an additional class is needed in preparation for the spring recital then an additional class will run on the week of May 12th.


Dance Courses
Little Princess Ballet
Let your imagination soar as you twirl to classical ballet fairy tales. Students are taught basic ballet steps, and learn to tell the tale through dance. Students create and take home their own princess accessories. We will read the store of Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella as we dance and create a show for the final day of class. Please pack a snack and water each day. Supply fee: $6 due to instructor on 1st day of class.
Instructor: Sara Werner
Location: Si View Social Room
Fee: $42
AgesDaysDatesTimes
3-6 WedMay 21-Jun 11 5:15-6:15PM
Tap/Ballet 3-6 year olds
This is a great class for boys and girls to try out two different dance styles! Everyone will have fun experiencing the multiple disciplines of tap and ballet while making new friends. Join us on the final day to see what the kids have learned over the 4 weeks!
 
Come join the FUN!
Instructor: Sara Werner
Location: Si View Social Room
Fee: $36
AgesDaysDatesTimes
3-6 WedMay 21-Jun 11 11:00-11:45AM
Si View Technique class
Join us at our new YEAR Round technique class. This is a great opportunity for those dancers that wish to keep dancing between our quarterly classes. This will be a multi discipline class and will be challenging for all ages. Dancers are asked to bring a snack and water bottle to class each day.
Instructors: Si View Dance Instructors
Fee: $60
AgesDaysDatesTimes
7 & up FriMay 23-June 27 3:00-4:30PM

Summer Dance Camps
Dance4All
Dance the week away learning the different forms of dance. We will begin with stretching then move to ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip hop. We will cover each style in the 4 day camp with 3 different instructors helping to prepare for the final day showcase. Please bring water, lunch and snack for each day. This is a fun way to try out all types of dance, have fun and perform! This is a great camp for both beginning and advanced dancers.
New ClassNew York, New York
New York is a city of art! Come learn about the wonderful city of New York, New York in this action packed camp. We will create our own Broadway showcase, learning dances in tap, jazz and ballet. This new camp is not to be missed! Please bring snack and water each day to class. On the last day we will showcase all we have learned for family and friends.
Dance Around the World
Dance around the world! Learn about the different types of dance and find the rhythm of the beat. We will explore styles such as African, Samba, Celtic and more! This multicultural class will not only teach dance and rhythm but will explore how dance has evolved. Craft projects, fun and laughter will be had each day as well. Please bring water and a snack each day and on the final day we will have a show for all our family and friends.
Little Princess
Your little one will enter the world of magic and imagination dancing, playing games and making crafts to their favorite tunes from the fairy tales new and old. The melodies of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and others will sweep them around the dance floor.
Hip Hop til you Drop!
Do you have a passion for dance? Do you love music? If so, join us in the summer for some fun! You will learn what its like to be in a hip hop group, you will get to show your own choreography and not to mention learn some awesome modern day moves!
Musical Theatre Dance
Character dance is an art all of its own. Learn the nuances of musical theatre in this fun and challenging camp. We will learn pieces from several different musicals and conclude camp with a performance for friends and family. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes or jazz shoes. Students should bring a snack and water each day to camp.

We hope you join us for a fun and creative summer full of dancing and making new friends. Please see the schedule below followed by the individual camp descriptions. We look forward to hanging out with your kids this summer.

We ask that each dancer brings a snack and water bottle to class each day. Also if your child will be there the whole day, 9:30AM-3:30PM we do ask that you send a sack lunch in addition to 2 snacks.

Instructor: Si View Dance Instructors
Location: Si View Social Room
New Class“Frozen” Dance Camp
Come join us for the Disney hit ‘Frozen’ in Summer. Dancers will learn dances to songs from the movie including “Let It Go”, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”, and “Love Is An Open Door”. Students will be taught ballet technique, make Frozen themed arts & crafts as well as sing, dance, play like Elsa, Anna and Olaf. It will be a dazzling fun summer camp concluding with a small showcase for parents to enjoy on the last day. Please pack a snack and water bottle each day. If your camper is also attending an afternoon dance camp, you may select the lunch hour option: pack a sack lunch and spend an hour with your dance friends 12-1pm, $10.
Instructor: Si View Dance instructors
Location: Si View Social Room
Fee: Each session: $85 + $10 supply fee payable to instructor
AgesDaysDatesTimes
3-6 M-Th July 14-17 9:30am-12pm
3-6 M-Th July 28-31 9:30am-12pm
Summer Dance Camp Schedule:
Week 1: Jul 14-17
9:30AM-12:00PM"Frozen" Dance Camp - ages 3-6
($85 + $10 supply fee)
9:30AM-3:30PMDance4All - ages 6-14 - ($175)
Ms. Sara and guest teachers
Week 2: Jul 21-24
9:30AM-12:00PMDance Around the World - 3-6 year olds
($80 + $10 supply fee) - Ms. Sara
9:30AM-12:00PMDance Around the World - 5-12 year olds
($80 + $10 supply fee) - Ms. Cris
1:00PM-3:30PMLittle Princesses - ages 3-6
($80 + $10 supply fee) – Ms. Sara
1:00PM-3:30PMMusical Theatre Dance - 7-14 year olds
($80 + $10 supply fee) – Ms. Cris
Week 3: Jul 28-31
9:30AM-12:00PM"Frozen" Dance Camp - ages 3-6
($85 + $10 supply fee)
9:30AM-12:00PMNew York, New York - 3-6 year olds ($80 + $10 supply fee) – Ms. Cris
1:00PM-3:30PMHip Hop Camp - 5-10 year olds ($80 + $10 supply fee) – Ms. Sandy

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Meet our Instructors

Sara WernerSara Werner
Ms. Sara lives in North Bend with her husband and 3 children. Sara has been building and nurturing the dance program at Si View over the past 7 years and enjoys watching her students grow as dancers and young children. Sara started dancing at the age of four and has stayed active in dance ever since. Sara is entering her 15th year of teaching youth dance in ballet, jazz, tap and musical theatre. She has also taught drama at the Village Theatre and worked for the City of Renton for 5 years teaching dance and drama. She has choreographed many youth musicals all over King and Snohomish counties. She has performed over the years in Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, and London.

Sara graduated with a bachelor's degree in Performing Arts from Evergreen State College and also studied at Cornish College of the Arts and San Diego State University. This school year Sara will be teaching at two area pre-schools bringing creative movement to class time. Sara is truly living out her dreams by working with young students and brings the joy of the arts into their lives.


Cristie CoffingCristie Coffing
Cristie Coffing earned her degree in Physical Education, Dance and English from Central Washington University, then attended Reed College. She has trained with such masters as; Armgard von Bardeleben, Pat Graney, Bill Evans, Leslie Watanabe, Penny Hutchinson, Greg Lizenberry, Shirley Jenkins, and Erica Angelakos. She has been performing since 1979 and teaching since 1984 and has danced professionally with Winnie Chapin Young & Co., Erica Angelakos & Associates, Mary Sheldon Scott and many independent choreographers. She has been seen on stage in various productions, including; Dancing at Lughnassa, Barefoot in the Park, Lie of the Mind, West Side Story, Dial M for Murder and Dracula.

She currently works with Theatre Black Dog and is Theatre Director of Reach for the Sky July while writing her own plays and novel. She continues to study ballet and tap and teach dance on the eastside. One of her joys has been teaching creative movement at the Mt. Si Montessori for the past 20 years. Dance, theatre, art, that’s all there is to it.


Jenna CrissafulliJenna Crisafulli
Jenna Crisafulli started dancing in 7th grade and she has never looked back! Beginning her dance career at REACH Eastside Performing Arts (formerly The Center for Dance), she has trained in jazz, hip hop, ballet, modern, lyrical and tap, transitioning from student to teacher within three years of being with the studio. In addition to dance, she worked as an instructor at Gymnastics East starting in 2003.

Also a member of two well known hip hop dance crews, Kongatious Performing Company (captain since 2010) and the BAD KIDS, she has performed regularly at numerous venues since 2009. She is happy to be able to follow her passion for dance and hopes to encourage others to do the same.


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