September 2023 - June 2024 Schedule

Monday

  • Creative Dance Ballet/Tap (3-5 yrs.)This delightful dance experience is the perfect introduction to the graceful art of ballet and the rhythmic fun of tap, offering young dancers aged 3-4 yrs. a wonderful foundation in movement, music, and creativity. Our skilled and nurturing instructors understand the unique needs of preschool-aged children and create a warm, encouraging environment where imagination knows no bounds. Through the magic of storytelling and imaginative play, our little dancers embark on a whimsical journey filled with fairytale adventures, exciting characters, and colorful props. During the ballet portion of the class, our tiny dancers learn the fundamental positions and movements that form the basis of ballet technique. Through gentle exercises and playful activities, they develop flexibility, coordination, and balance while enhancing their posture and grace. Children are encouraged to express themselves and embrace the beauty of movement as they twirl like graceful swans or soar like fairies. In the tap portion of the class, their enthusiasm for rhythm and sound takes center stage! Kids are introduced to the captivating world of tap dancing, where they learn basic steps, combinations, and rhythms. They delight in the joy of making their own music with their feet, transforming their dance floor into a joyful symphony of taps. The Ballet/Tap Combo class fosters a sense of camaraderie and teamwork among the young dancers, as they engage in group activities and dance together. As they progress through the program, they gain self-confidence and develop social skills, all while having a blast and making new friends. with Jackie McManus, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Pre Ballet/Tap (5-7 yrs.)This class will incorporate more formal ballet, including barre work.  We will also use fun images and games to learn the motor skills needed for further classical ballet study. Beginning tap will also be taught every other week in the combo classes. with Jackie McManus, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Ballet 1 (8+yrs.) with Jackie McManus, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
  • Ballet 4 with Russell CappsRussell began his dance training with Eric Hyrst of London’s Royal Ballet. His early studies embraced performing with the Jefferson Dancers under the direction of Mary Foleberg, Oregon Festival Ballet, and Directors John Gardner and Michael Falotico. Intense training developed great respect and deep discipline for the art while working with notable choreographers including Toni Pimble, Dennis Spaight, Charles Bennett, Val Caniparoli, John Clifford, James Canfield, Keith Martin, Carol Armitage, Vasili Sulich, Robert Sund, David Allen, and many others. His influential teachers include Alla Khaniashvili, Rebecca Wright, Elena Carter, Joe Wyatt, Patti Jones, George De La Pena, Sylvester Dolinar, and Meg Potter. Russell enjoyed a dance career for more than 30 years with several notable ballet companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Ballet Oregon, Eugene Ballet, and Pacific Ballet Theatre. He performed many principal and soloist roles in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, and Coppelia, to name a few. Russell’s choreographic achievements include the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and neo-classical and modern ballets, including Tijustme (Just In Time), Eye II Eye, One Second, Glass House, and Velveteen Rabbit. His choreographic collaborations highlighted Bravo! Vancouver “St. Paullus Oratorio” and “An American in Paris” performed to live orchestra and choir and broadcast on public television. Long Beach Ballet and Dance West of Beaverton Arts and Communication are among other collaborative efforts., 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 2x week Mon. 5:30-7:30pm with Russell Capps andThurs. 6:30-8:00pm with Carlyn Hudson
  • Adult Intermediate Ballet with Russell CappsRussell began his dance training with Eric Hyrst of London’s Royal Ballet. His early studies embraced performing with the Jefferson Dancers under the direction of Mary Foleberg, Oregon Festival Ballet, and Directors John Gardner and Michael Falotico. Intense training developed great respect and deep discipline for the art while working with notable choreographers including Toni Pimble, Dennis Spaight, Charles Bennett, Val Caniparoli, John Clifford, James Canfield, Keith Martin, Carol Armitage, Vasili Sulich, Robert Sund, David Allen, and many others. His influential teachers include Alla Khaniashvili, Rebecca Wright, Elena Carter, Joe Wyatt, Patti Jones, George De La Pena, Sylvester Dolinar, and Meg Potter. Russell enjoyed a dance career for more than 30 years with several notable ballet companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Ballet Oregon, Eugene Ballet, and Pacific Ballet Theatre. He performed many principal and soloist roles in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, and Coppelia, to name a few. Russell’s choreographic achievements include the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and neo-classical and modern ballets, including Tijustme (Just In Time), Eye II Eye, One Second, Glass House, and Velveteen Rabbit. His choreographic collaborations highlighted Bravo! Vancouver “St. Paullus Oratorio” and “An American in Paris” performed to live orchestra and choir and broadcast on public television. Long Beach Ballet and Dance West of Beaverton Arts and Communication are among other collaborative efforts., 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Tuesday

  • Adult Intermediate Ballet with Russell CappsRussell began his dance training with Eric Hyrst of London’s Royal Ballet. His early studies embraced performing with the Jefferson Dancers under the direction of Mary Foleberg, Oregon Festival Ballet, and Directors John Gardner and Michael Falotico. Intense training developed great respect and deep discipline for the art while working with notable choreographers including Toni Pimble, Dennis Spaight, Charles Bennett, Val Caniparoli, John Clifford, James Canfield, Keith Martin, Carol Armitage, Vasili Sulich, Robert Sund, David Allen, and many others. His influential teachers include Alla Khaniashvili, Rebecca Wright, Elena Carter, Joe Wyatt, Patti Jones, George De La Pena, Sylvester Dolinar, and Meg Potter. Russell enjoyed a dance career for more than 30 years with several notable ballet companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Ballet Oregon, Eugene Ballet, and Pacific Ballet Theatre. He performed many principal and soloist roles in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, and Coppelia, to name a few. Russell’s choreographic achievements include the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and neo-classical and modern ballets, including Tijustme (Just In Time), Eye II Eye, One Second, Glass House, and Velveteen Rabbit. His choreographic collaborations highlighted Bravo! Vancouver “St. Paullus Oratorio” and “An American in Paris” performed to live orchestra and choir and broadcast on public television. Long Beach Ballet and Dance West of Beaverton Arts and Communication are among other collaborative efforts., 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Ballet 2 (8+ yrs.) with Russell CappsRussell began his dance training with Eric Hyrst of London’s Royal Ballet. His early studies embraced performing with the Jefferson Dancers under the direction of Mary Foleberg, Oregon Festival Ballet, and Directors John Gardner and Michael Falotico. Intense training developed great respect and deep discipline for the art while working with notable choreographers including Toni Pimble, Dennis Spaight, Charles Bennett, Val Caniparoli, John Clifford, James Canfield, Keith Martin, Carol Armitage, Vasili Sulich, Robert Sund, David Allen, and many others. His influential teachers include Alla Khaniashvili, Rebecca Wright, Elena Carter, Joe Wyatt, Patti Jones, George De La Pena, Sylvester Dolinar, and Meg Potter. Russell enjoyed a dance career for more than 30 years with several notable ballet companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Ballet Oregon, Eugene Ballet, and Pacific Ballet Theatre. He performed many principal and soloist roles in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, and Coppelia, to name a few. Russell’s choreographic achievements include the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and neo-classical and modern ballets, including Tijustme (Just In Time), Eye II Eye, One Second, Glass House, and Velveteen Rabbit. His choreographic collaborations highlighted Bravo! Vancouver “St. Paullus Oratorio” and “An American in Paris” performed to live orchestra and choir and broadcast on public television. Long Beach Ballet and Dance West of Beaverton Arts and Communication are among other collaborative efforts., 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 2xweek Tues./Thurs. 3:30-5:00pm w/Carlyn Hudson
  • Tap 2 with Chelsea Beyer, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Ballet 3By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Russell CappsRussell began his dance training with Eric Hyrst of London’s Royal Ballet. His early studies embraced performing with the Jefferson Dancers under the direction of Mary Foleberg, Oregon Festival Ballet, and Directors John Gardner and Michael Falotico. Intense training developed great respect and deep discipline for the art while working with notable choreographers including Toni Pimble, Dennis Spaight, Charles Bennett, Val Caniparoli, John Clifford, James Canfield, Keith Martin, Carol Armitage, Vasili Sulich, Robert Sund, David Allen, and many others. His influential teachers include Alla Khaniashvili, Rebecca Wright, Elena Carter, Joe Wyatt, Patti Jones, George De La Pena, Sylvester Dolinar, and Meg Potter. Russell enjoyed a dance career for more than 30 years with several notable ballet companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Ballet Oregon, Eugene Ballet, and Pacific Ballet Theatre. He performed many principal and soloist roles in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, and Coppelia, to name a few. Russell’s choreographic achievements include the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and neo-classical and modern ballets, including Tijustme (Just In Time), Eye II Eye, One Second, Glass House, and Velveteen Rabbit. His choreographic collaborations highlighted Bravo! Vancouver “St. Paullus Oratorio” and “An American in Paris” performed to live orchestra and choir and broadcast on public television. Long Beach Ballet and Dance West of Beaverton Arts and Communication are among other collaborative efforts., 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 2xweek Tues./Thurs. 5:00-6:30pm with Carlyn Hudson

Wednesday

  • Creative Dance Ballet (3-5 yrs.)During the Creative Dance ballet classes, our tiny dancers learn the fundamental positions and movements that form the basis of ballet technique. Through gentle exercises and playful activities, they develop flexibility, coordination, and balance while enhancing their posture and grace. Children are encouraged to express themselves and embrace the beauty of movement as they twirl like graceful swans or soar like fairies. with Jackie McManus, 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Ballet 1 (7+ yrs.)This class will be given in classical ballet format. The students will learn the classical ballet barre, as well as beginning center work.  The center work will focus on port de bras (arm positions), balances, basic turns, and jumps. with Jackie McManus, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Lyrical 1 (6+ yrs.) with Martin Ervin
    Marty started training with Columbia Dance in 2005 and was a performing member of Columbia Dance Academy from 2006-2008. He attended Young Americans College of Performing Arts. Marty has toured with the Young Americans performing company throughout the United States and Japan.  He returned to Vancouver looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for dance with our community.  Marty is currently teaching at a number of studios in Vancouver and Portland and he is an assistant coach at Hockinson High School.
    , 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Pre Ballet (5-7 yrs.)These classes will incorporate more formal ballet, including barre work.  We will also use fun images and games to learn the motor skills needed for further classical ballet study. with Jackie McManus, 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Hip Hop 1 (6+ yrs.)This class teaches rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography without suggestive music/movements. Hip Hop I is upbeat and great for kids who like to move. with Martin Ervin
    Marty started training with Columbia Dance in 2005 and was a performing member of Columbia Dance Academy from 2006-2008. He attended Young Americans College of Performing Arts. Marty has toured with the Young Americans performing company throughout the United States and Japan.  He returned to Vancouver looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for dance with our community.  Marty is currently teaching at a number of studios in Vancouver and Portland and he is an assistant coach at Hockinson High School.
    , 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Tap 3 with Chelsea Beyer, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
  • Hip Hop 2This is the perfect class for those who are looking to learn more advanced choreography.  Tailored for those currently on a high school dance team, or aspiring to be on one, this class teaches rhythm, isolations, attitude and stage presence, while learning different styles of Hip Hop. with Martin Ervin
    Marty started training with Columbia Dance in 2005 and was a performing member of Columbia Dance Academy from 2006-2008. He attended Young Americans College of Performing Arts. Marty has toured with the Young Americans performing company throughout the United States and Japan.  He returned to Vancouver looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for dance with our community.  Marty is currently teaching at a number of studios in Vancouver and Portland and he is an assistant coach at Hockinson High School.
    , 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Hip Hop 3 with Martin Ervin
    Marty started training with Columbia Dance in 2005 and was a performing member of Columbia Dance Academy from 2006-2008. He attended Young Americans College of Performing Arts. Marty has toured with the Young Americans performing company throughout the United States and Japan.  He returned to Vancouver looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for dance with our community.  Marty is currently teaching at a number of studios in Vancouver and Portland and he is an assistant coach at Hockinson High School.
    , 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday

  • Ballet 2 (8+ yrs.) with Carlyn HudsonCarlyn grew up in Rockland County, NY and began her dance training there at Coupe Theater Studio.  Upon graduation, Carlyn attended the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008.  Carlyn has since worked with Connecticut Ballet and Polaris Dance Theater and is now a cofounder, dancer, and choreographer with SubRosa Dance Collective a Portland-based modern dance company., 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 2x week Tues./Thurs. 3:30-5:00pm with Russell Capps
  • Ballet 1 (7+ yrs.)This class will be given in classical ballet format. The students will learn the classical ballet barre, as well as beginning center work.  The center work will focus on port de bras (arm positions), balances, basic turns, and jumps. with Jackie McManus, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Ballet 3By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Carlyn HudsonCarlyn grew up in Rockland County, NY and began her dance training there at Coupe Theater Studio.  Upon graduation, Carlyn attended the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008.  Carlyn has since worked with Connecticut Ballet and Polaris Dance Theater and is now a cofounder, dancer, and choreographer with SubRosa Dance Collective a Portland-based modern dance company., 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 2xweek Tues./Thurs. 5:00-6:30pm with Russell Capps
  • Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet with Jackie McManus, 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
  • Ballet 4 with Carlyn HudsonCarlyn grew up in Rockland County, NY and began her dance training there at Coupe Theater Studio.  Upon graduation, Carlyn attended the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008.  Carlyn has since worked with Connecticut Ballet and Polaris Dance Theater and is now a cofounder, dancer, and choreographer with SubRosa Dance Collective a Portland-based modern dance company., 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 2xweek Tues./Thurs. 6:30-8:00pm with Russell Capps

Friday

  • Adult Intermediate Ballet with Russell CappsRussell began his dance training with Eric Hyrst of London’s Royal Ballet. His early studies embraced performing with the Jefferson Dancers under the direction of Mary Foleberg, Oregon Festival Ballet, and Directors John Gardner and Michael Falotico. Intense training developed great respect and deep discipline for the art while working with notable choreographers including Toni Pimble, Dennis Spaight, Charles Bennett, Val Caniparoli, John Clifford, James Canfield, Keith Martin, Carol Armitage, Vasili Sulich, Robert Sund, David Allen, and many others. His influential teachers include Alla Khaniashvili, Rebecca Wright, Elena Carter, Joe Wyatt, Patti Jones, George De La Pena, Sylvester Dolinar, and Meg Potter. Russell enjoyed a dance career for more than 30 years with several notable ballet companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Ballet Oregon, Eugene Ballet, and Pacific Ballet Theatre. He performed many principal and soloist roles in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, and Coppelia, to name a few. Russell’s choreographic achievements include the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and neo-classical and modern ballets, including Tijustme (Just In Time), Eye II Eye, One Second, Glass House, and Velveteen Rabbit. His choreographic collaborations highlighted Bravo! Vancouver “St. Paullus Oratorio” and “An American in Paris” performed to live orchestra and choir and broadcast on public television. Long Beach Ballet and Dance West of Beaverton Arts and Communication are among other collaborative efforts., 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Jazz 1 (6+yrs.)Jazz dance is a high-energy and expressive style that blends elements of ballet, modern dance, and African dance with a touch of syncopation and improvisation. Get ready to groove, leap, and spin your way into the heart of the rhythm! Beginning level classes will hone the dancer’s Jazz technique, highlighting strength and flexibility through isolations, transitions, and presentation quality. with Martin Ervin
    Marty started training with Columbia Dance in 2005 and was a performing member of Columbia Dance Academy from 2006-2008. He attended Young Americans College of Performing Arts. Marty has toured with the Young Americans performing company throughout the United States and Japan.  He returned to Vancouver looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for dance with our community.  Marty is currently teaching at a number of studios in Vancouver and Portland and he is an assistant coach at Hockinson High School.
    , 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Lyrical 2/3 with Martin Ervin
    Marty started training with Columbia Dance in 2005 and was a performing member of Columbia Dance Academy from 2006-2008. He attended Young Americans College of Performing Arts. Marty has toured with the Young Americans performing company throughout the United States and Japan.  He returned to Vancouver looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for dance with our community.  Marty is currently teaching at a number of studios in Vancouver and Portland and he is an assistant coach at Hockinson High School.
    , 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday

  • Creative Dance Ballet/Tap (3-5 yrs.)This delightful dance experience is the perfect introduction to the graceful art of ballet and the rhythmic fun of tap, offering young dancers aged 3-4 yrs. a wonderful foundation in movement, music, and creativity. Our skilled and nurturing instructors understand the unique needs of preschool-aged children and create a warm, encouraging environment where imagination knows no bounds. Through the magic of storytelling and imaginative play, our little dancers embark on a whimsical journey filled with fairytale adventures, exciting characters, and colorful props. During the ballet portion of the class, our tiny dancers learn the fundamental positions and movements that form the basis of ballet technique. Through gentle exercises and playful activities, they develop flexibility, coordination, and balance while enhancing their posture and grace. Children are encouraged to express themselves and embrace the beauty of movement as they twirl like graceful swans or soar like fairies. In the tap portion of the class, their enthusiasm for rhythm and sound takes center stage! Kids are introduced to the captivating world of tap dancing, where they learn basic steps, combinations, and rhythms. They delight in the joy of making their own music with their feet, transforming their dance floor into a joyful symphony of taps. The Ballet/Tap Combo class fosters a sense of camaraderie and teamwork among the young dancers, as they engage in group activities and dance together. As they progress through the program, they gain self-confidence and develop social skills, all while having a blast and making new friends. with Jackie McManus, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
  • Pre Ballet/Tap (5-7 yrs.)This class will incorporate more formal ballet, including barre work.  We will also use fun images and games to learn the motor skills needed for further classical ballet study. Beginning tap will also be taught every other week in the combo classes. with Jackie McManus, 9:45 am to 10:30 am
  • Ballet 1 (7+ yrs.)This class will be given in classical ballet format. The students will learn the classical ballet barre, as well as beginning center work.  The center work will focus on port de bras (arm positions), balances, basic turns, and jumps. with Jackie McManus, 10:30 am to 11:45 am