Si 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.
Si View Dance is a year round program
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.
Attention Si View Youth Dance Classes parents/guardians:
Instructors request students come to class dressed in the following attire:
Summer Dance Camps and Classes - scroll down for dance camps
Little Princess Ballet - (child only)
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
This class will bring confidence to your mind and some swag to your step! Students will get a chance to express their own creativity while learning fun and trendy choreography a long with some jazz technique! So Join us for a fun and up beat class with great music!
Instructor: Jenna Crisafulli
Location: Si View Social Room
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.
Instructor: Sara & Cris
Fee: $12/Drop in or $50 for a 5 punch card
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Local dance student selected for PNB Nutcracker
Nine year old North Bend dancer Clara Soltys has been cast in the Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2012 season of Nutcracker which plays at Seattle Center McCaw Hall in December. Ballet has been Clara's passion for a long time. She started dancing in the Si View Youth Dance program with Sara Werner six years ago.
"My daughter really loved her ballet classes. Everyday she would ask me "Is today my ballet class?" She thinks the world of Ms. Sara as do I. The dance program is really well run and has just the right amount of profesionalism and fun. I love that the classes are at the community center and are faily priced. I looked into other dance programs in the valley and am so pleased that I settled on this one. We will stick with Ms. Sara and the Si view Dance Program for years to come."
- Si view Dance program
Summer Dance Camps
Dance Course Descriptions
This is a great introduction to dance and theatre for both boys and girls. Learn the basic steps of jazz, hip hop and ballet while moving your body to the beat. Stretch your muscles and your imagination as you enjoy a class of fun and increase your creativity and coordination!
Come twirl and skip like a ballerina. This fun beginners class will offer the foundation for ballet. Students will learn ballet positions and build strength while making new friends dancing. Great for developing coordination and confidence.
These classes focus on the basic ballet vocabulary, emphasizing correct alignment. Barre-work, adagio and petite and grand allegro build strength and grace in a non-competitive encouraging environment. Grace, style and ballet discipline will continue to be mastered.
Learn jazz steps and across the floor movements while developing a personal sense of artistic expression. For the more advanced students they will contribute to choreography and advance their performance skills.
Combo Dance Classes – Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop
Provides a great opportunity to explore a diversity of dance styles. Have fun experiencing the multiple disciplines of tap, ballet, jazz & hip hop. Please see the chart to the right for the different combinations of multiple disciplines in one class!
This class will polish our basic tap skills while adding new steps and rhythmic combinations. This class will focusing on technique, sounds and form. From time steps to riffs, this class is guaranteed fun!
Open to boys and girls who enjoy moving to the groove and getting funky. This class emphasizes fundamentals in balance, weight transfer, coordination, isolations, visualization, self-confidence, and flexibility. They will be applying all the skills they learn through choreography. This class serves as a wonderful class for students who have a lot of energy.
More than just an advanced ballet class. In classical ballet when a dancer uses special shoes (called pointe shoes) to dance ‘en pointe’ (on their toes) they have reached a new level. This is for the serious intermediate/advanced student. Only those who are found qualified be the teacher can participate.
Meet our Instructors
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.
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.
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.