Exclusively at WDA MASTER CLASS 2017

WDA WELCOMES BACK: Stuart Loungway Former Soloist : San Francisco Ballet Washington Ballet Staff Teacher   September 16, 2017 Pre Pro 2 $35 4:30 – 5:30 Pre Pro 4 $40 5:30 – 6:45 Pre Pro 4A $45 7:00 – 8:30 September 17, 2017 Pre Pro 6B $45 11:00 – 12:30 Pre Pro 6A $45 12:30 – 2:00 Pre Pro 5 $45 2:15 – 3:45 Mandatory attendance for Pre-Pro Dancers. Cash payment or check to WDA due September 6. ($20 late fee applies)  

So what’s the big deal about a ballet bun, anyway?

So what’s the big deal about a ballet bun, anyway?

Okay ladies, we need to talk…about hair! Many of you may have questions about why we have to spend time putting our hair up in buns for ballet class, as well as performances. The obvious reason is as simple as tradition. Wearing a bun in ballet class shows respect for the art form and its history. Since the development of the camera and even in the paintings of Edgar Degas, ballet buns have been present. In the courts of Italy where ballet originated, historical documents show that women wore their hair slicked back in a bun. Although we may not...

CURTAIN CALL FOR ICON

CURTAIN CALL FOR ICON

Recital season brings last dance for teacing icon Larry Cervi Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 23 Jun 2017 By Jane Vranish Steph Chambers/Post-GazetteLarry Cervi of Larry Cervi School of Performing Arts shakes hands with Jack Munkittrick, 5, of Murrysville, during a dress rehearsal June 1 at Gateway High School. After a long career as a studio owner, Mr. Cervi is retiring after this year’s recital. At 81 years “and still counting,” Pittsburgh dance icon Larry Cervi saw his name come down this month from the last marquee of what was once his network of six studios. With his wife Donna, Mr. Cervi is...

“Dancers’ Decisions: Quitting Dance to Study”.

“Dancers’ Decisions: Quitting Dance to Study”.

On occasion, some upper-level dancers feel the need to quit or take a break from dancing in order to focus more on their studies. It is completely understandable that you feel the need to improve your grades. However, dancing is an outlet for your stresses that you encounter in everyday life. With each stretch of a tendu, you forget about the fight you had with your friend, with each cambré, your worries about the test you have the next day melt away, with each grand battement, you stop focusing on the nagging pimple you have on your forehead. Dance is...

How dance prepares you for your “second act”

How dance prepares you for your “second act”

It is not uncommon to hear some of our pre-professional dancers planning for their “second-act”, or what they plan to do after high school level dancing. Many of our seniors are attending prestigious universities with rigorous majors, such as Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis and at New York University, and Biology at Case Western Reserve University (on full scholarship). They also plan to double major in Dance. Our Pre-Professional Level Six students dance approximately twenty hours a week, and still manage to pack in those high grades. Why? Dancing has more benefits than what meets the eye....

Wexford Dance Academy Summer Dance Camps

Wexford Dance Academy 2017 Summer Dance Camps SESSION 1  JUNE 11- JUNE 15TH SESSION 2  JULY 17 –  JULY 21ST SESSION 3  AUGUST 14- AUGUST 18TH SESSION 4  AUGUST 28TH – SEPTEMBER 1ST (PRE PROFESSIONAL 5A/5B & 6 ONLY) To register for one of the 2017 Camps please visit or contact the studio/ Space is limited