West Seattle Performing Arts: Welcome, new WSB sponsor!

Today we’re welcoming a new WSB sponsor, West Seattle Performing Arts, now open in The Junction. Here’s what they would like you to know about what they’re offering:

(Main studio at West Seattle Performing Arts)

West Seattle Performing Arts, owned and operated by West Seattleites Armando and Christine Juarez, offers four decades of experience in the performing arts. They harbor a deep love of education; arts education is their specialty. They are now raising their 3rd generation in West Seattle and are highly motivated to provide the best training in the performing arts they can.

Armando is vice president of the West Seattle Eagles and they have been members of Holy Rosary Parish for 23 years. Christine has served on the dance faculty at Cornish College of the Arts for 23 years, running their national summer dance programming, and she has also directed the dance program for Vashon Center for the Arts on Vashon Island for 20 years. Now: “The time has presented itself for us to work in our own community.”

But, Christine Juarez says, “This is not just a neighborhood studio. We have designed a space that is a pure canvas for artists to study and create. We are offering a Performing Arts School. Faculty in Dance, Theater, Music, and Art are all housed within our vision. We believe in the power of collaboration and our faculty are already excited to create works together. Rock Band vocal and instrumental recording, 3D Costume Design, Guitar, Hip Hop, Theatre Games and Improv, Ballet, Contemporary Modern, Jazz, Tap, Power Barre, Men’s Daybreak Stretch, Wiggle and Groove music for tots – those are only a few of the classes we are offering this fall.” Adult classes are listed here; teen classes (13-17) are listed here; classes for children (18 months-12 years) are listed here.

West Seattle Performing Arts has two open, bright studios and one multi-purpose studio, new dressing rooms, bathrooms, and lobby. The walls don’t need much color because the work of the artists in these studios will color them for us. Lobby walls will show art work; windows into the studios allow observers to peek inside classes.

We offer the best instructors in the Pacific Northwest. We are distinguished by our experienced faculty, who hold degrees and professional experience in their fields. West Seattle Performing Arts offers a national standard of training. Our faculty are wide-ranging not only in
experience and disciplines, but they span color, culture, and an inclusive perspective on life and the arts.

West Seattle Performing Arts is at 4210 SW Edmunds, 206-935-3777, and online at westseattleperformingarts.org. Rolling registration for fall classes is under way.

We thank West Seattle Performing Arts for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Performing Arts: Welcome, new WSB sponsor!"

  • WestSeattleMama September 30, 2016 (8:40 pm)

    Mrs. Juarez has been teaching my daughter since the summer, and she wakes up each Saturday excited to put on her ballet shoes.  Such a kind and patient teacher!  We feel very lucky that she has opened the studio.

  • Wsgal September 30, 2016 (9:12 pm)

    I second WestSeattleMama Christine is wonderful and at 3, she’s holding my daughters attention well and the instruction is far from mediocre! So happy we have it a shot!

  • Laura October 6, 2016 (3:58 pm)

    I have been so excited for this to open.  My son took dance from Christine on Vashon, from ages 3 to 10, but then we moved to West Seattle.  In the early years, we all would marvel at how she managed to “herd kittens”.   But the other thing we always loved about being a part of her dance company is the sense of community she fosters. 

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