Before dance was identified as an effective workout routine, it was believed to be useful only for stamping down dirt floors in barns and avoiding falling hail. Give new meaning to your feet’s lives with today’s Groupon to Abernethy Performing Arts in Oregon City. Choose between the following options:
- For $36, you get a children’s ballet-class package (up to a $75 total value) that includes:
- One month of ballet classes (up to a $50 value)
- Class-registration fee (a $25 value)
- For $75, you get a children’s ballet-class package (up to a $175 total value) that includes:
- Three-month term of ballet lessons (up to a $150 value)
- Class-registration fee (a $25 value)<p>
Available classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, basic ballet, and beginning ballet.
The kid-centric instructors at Abernethy Performing Arts guide dancers ages 2–12 though the basics of ballet movement in fun, engaging class settings. Once-a-week classes build wee ones’ coordination and grace with ballet motions, creating a foundational framework for more advanced lessons, athletic pursuits, or playground-bully dodging. Basic ballet sessions school little piggies in the fundamental techniques of ballet, imparting dancers with all they need to join more formal ballet training. Beginning ballet sessions school burgeoning ballerinas ages 8–12 in 60- to 90-minute sessions, which progress through eight tiers of instruction, including pointe classes to ready dancers ready for the professional stage. The studio’s schedule of classes helps children build confidence and poise, boosting their self-esteem without dressing them in gold-star stickers.
Abernethy Performing Arts Academy
In 2003, after years spent headlining Portland ballets such as Don Quixote and The Nutcracker, Keith Walls moved to New York City. He continued balletic journey by training under renowned teachers from the Kirov and the Bolshoi, Russia’s most renowned ballet companies besides the Funky Chicken Institute. Outside the studio, Keith flexed his dancing and acting muscles in musicals such as Grease and Once Upon a Mattress.
It’s this well of experience that Keith draws from throughout his recreational and intensive classes at Abernethy Performing Arts Academy. Starting with creative-movement classes for youngsters, Keith instructs his students in the fundamentals of ballet and prepares them for its advanced techniques. In other beginner-oriented dance classes, he teaches the basic steps to styles such as jazz, hip-hop, Irish, and tap. Like his ballet classes, musical-theater courses run from beginner to advanced levels. Both give students opportunities to perform in productions such as an annual Halloween show and classical ballets.