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Stay in Shape Dance Workshop

June 2 — 26, 2014 , M T W Th, 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
Kerry Hall 300, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA

For registration and payment information, please contact Cornish College of the Arts Preparatory Dance Program: 206.726.5186 or The registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, August 8, 2014.

  • Ages
    12 – 18
  • Housing
    Not Available
  • Scholarships
    Not Available

What to Bring Shoe requirements – Ballet slippers for Ballet class, Jazz shoes for Jazz class

Planning on attending a summer program, or just need to pick up some dance classes to keep in shape? The Stay in Shape Workshop is designed to provide daily maintenance classes and it should be a part of your proactive dance injury prevention strategy this summer. Dancers should be at an intermediate or advanced level for the Stay in Shape Workshop. Live accompaniment for Ballet and Modern classes. Students ages 12 to 18 must register for the full 4 week session.

Jazz – 4:00pm–5:30pm – Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23
Ballet – 4:00pm–5:30pm – Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24
Modern – 4:00pm- 5:30pm – Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Ballet – 4:00pm–5:30pm – Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26

Stay in Shape is a workshop open to the public but students must pre-register and pay in advance. For registration and payment information, please contact Cornish College of the Arts Preparatory Dance Program: 206.726.5034 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, May 23, 2014.

Dancer Cost Per 4 Week Session
Monday Jazz = $64
Tuesday & Thursday Ballet = $128
Wednesday Modern = $64



Amelia Bolyard

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Amelia Bolyard

Amelia Bolyard is a native of Seattle, and received her dance training in the Cornish Preparatory Dance department in the 80's and 90's. She also spent a year in the college dance program in 1994. From there, Amelia performed with various local modern dance companies from 1994-2002, and has been teaching ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and primary dance since 2004. Amelia teaches adult ballet locally, as well as being a faculty member for the Preparatory Dance Department. Since sustaining several injuries leading up to 2002, Amelia has made it her mission to teach conscious, considerate movement, particularly ballet, with her goal being injury & pain prevention. Amelia is pleased to be a part of the Cornish Summer Dance Program and the Preparatory Department, where she can share her desire to inspire young people to dance with respect, awareness and excellent ability with like-minded conscious instructors.

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Danela Lewis

Danela began her training at Palos Verdes Ballet in Southern California. She continued her training with summer programs at San Francisco Ballet and participated in various workshops and regional performance groups. Danela went on to perform with San Francisco Ballet, Bella Lewinski Co. and several California and Northwest regional companies. Although performing was her first love, Danela's interest in teaching began at a young age. By the time she was 13, she was assisting in young level classes developing her understanding of teaching and sharing her love of dance. Danela was a member of Dance Educators of America where she had the honor of working with many amazing dancers including Tatiana Riabouchinska, one of the infamous Baby Ballerinas, as well as choreographers across the United States. She has been a director for studios in California and Washington and has over 35 years of teaching experience. It has been her goal to supplement her Ballet education by studying "anatomy of movement" to prevent injury and promote proper body placement for her students. Whether her students have gone on to be professional ballet dancers, pursue dance degrees, or other career paths, all have left with a broader understanding of dance, love for the arts, and the beauty they bring to our world.

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Dorienne Raynolds

Dorienne Raynolds graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Dance. Dorienne is classically trained and began her studies in the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. She completed with merit all exams and performed in the Solo Seal performance. She then when on to explore the world of modern dance and had the opportunity to perform great works by Zvi Gotheiner, Vaslav Nijinshy, Doris Humphrey, Lar Lubovitch and Jose Limón. She has also worked with local choreographers Corrie Befort, Rob Kitsos, Alice De Muizon, Hannah Wiley and Paige Barnes. She has presented her own choreographic works in 12 Minutes Max and Velocity’s Under Construction. She also went back to school to for her Apparel design degree and currently works as a clothing designer for Cutter & Buck. She is very excited to get back into the classroom.

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Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford

Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford served as the Artistic Director of the Conservatory Ballet of Washington and the Ballet Department at Washington Academy of the Performing Arts for several years. She was a dance faculty member at Oakland University, MI and assistant coach with Ballet B.C. She performed and toured internationally with companies in North America including Ballet B.C., Ballet Jurgen, Metropolitan Ballet Theater and Pennsylvania Ballet. Her choreography has been performed by numerous companies in Canada and the United States. She holds a diploma in dance training and Spanish dance.

Paula Peters

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Paula Peters

Ms. Peters received her early training in ballet, modern, jazz and tap (Royal Academy of Dancing method) at British Dance Academy in Renton, WA, under the direction of Sandra Baca. In October of 1991, she joined Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle, WA) as an apprentice and immediately moved on to become a full company member. In addition to performing with Spectrum, she served as the rehearsal director from 1998 to 2005, retiring from the organization in 2005. With SDT Ms. Peters performed lead roles in works by numerous choreographers, including Ann Reinking, Margo Sappington, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Claire Bataille, Danny Buracezki, Daniel Ezralow, Trey McIntyre, Donald Byrd, Wade Madsen and Dale A. Merrill, touring throughout the US, Europe and Mexico. In addition to working with Spectrum she performed in local industrials and independent artist productions. She has taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington, the Montana Dance Arts Association, and is currently on faculty at Dance Fremont, Cornish College of the Arts and Cornish Preparatory. In addition to teaching, Ms. Peters choreographed the Junior Broadway Production of Once on This Island for Villa Academy, has created several works for Dance Fremont’s Contemporary Dance Company, Fremont DanceWorks, and served as rehearsal assistant to Wade Madsen for Cornish College’s 2008 production of The Pajama Game. Ms. Peters received a BFA in Dance through the Professional Dancers Program at Cornish College of the Arts in 2007.