Summer Schedule

EDA Dance Intensive : A mandatory camp for our EDA Competition Teams and open to any
dancer in Ballet III or higher who would like to get a jump start on their technique! This camp will include
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical/Acro, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Cost is $395 for the 5-day session.
August 5-9: 9:00-3:00pm

Friday

  • Summer Performance TeamBy audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 11:45 am to 12:45 pm

*Join our 2019/2020 Performance Team!
Do you have a desire to perform on a regular basis? Then join our new Performance Team! Classes will start during our summer session (see front page for details). Students will learn dances during their rehearsal time and will perform them approximately 1x/month from Sept. 2019 -May. 2020. Students on the team will also get an opportunity to compete at one competition in January!

Requirements for placement on the team:

You must take at least one dance class per week (any genre) as well as attend team rehearsal each week starting July 8th 2019. Performance Team II must be at least Ballet III level.

 Time

Dance Class Tuition-Monthly

Exceptions

  30 min./week$70 
  45 min./week$75 
  1 hour/week$95two 30 min. classes/week is $120 monthly
 1.25 hour/week$115 
 1.5 hour/week$135two 45 min. classes/week is $130 monthly
  2 hours/week$165 
  2.5 hours/week$195 
  3.0 hours/week$225 
  3.5 hours/week$255 
  4 hours/week$285 
 4.5 hours/week$305 
  5 hours/week$335 
  5.5 hours/week$365 
   
  Unlimited$395 

  Adult Dance Fitness

Single Class Drop-In: $15/hour, $20/1.5 hour

15 hour card (90-day expiration): $195

15 hour card (60-day expiration): $175

Evergreen Dance Academy offers classes year round. The following schedules are available for review now.

Summer 2019

Below you will find the schedule of each dance style we are offering for the upcoming season.

Feel free to browse!

Creative Dance 2-3yo

Saturday

  • Summer Toddler Creative Dance (2-3 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will be ballet only for Creative Dance Toddler. with Emily, 9:15 am to 9:45 am

Creative Dance 3-4yo

Monday

  • Summer Creative Dance I (3-4 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will be ballet only for Creative Dance Toddler. with Maddy, 9:45 am to 10:15 am

Friday

  • Summer Creative Dance I (3-4 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will be ballet only for Creative Dance Toddler. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Saturday

  • Summer Creative Dance I (3-4 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will be ballet only for Creative Dance Toddler. with Emily, 9:45 am to 10:15 am

Creative Dance 4-5yo

Monday

Friday

  • Summer Creative Dance II Ballet/Tap combo (4-5 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will alternate from ballet to tap formats.   with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Saturday

Pre-Ballet

Wednesday

  • Summer 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 Maddy, 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo

Friday

  • Summer Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo (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. Beginning tap will also be taught every other week in the combo classes. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday

  • Summer Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo (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. Beginning tap will also be taught every other week in the combo classes. with Emily, 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Ballet I / II

Thursday

  • Summer Ballet I/II (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 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., 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Open Ballet

Monday

  • Summer Open Ballet (must be Ballet III or higher)By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Kim GrahamKim is a dance instructor, and owner of Evergreen Dance Academy, was born in San Francisco, CA where her ballet training started at the age of 6. During her early years of training, she performed roles with the Contra Costa Ballet and the Orinda Ballet. After moving to the Northwest as a teen, she trained with Pacific NW Ballet School, and Dance Lab of Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, where she performed in both classical ballet roles and modern dance under the direction of Kitty Daniels, Hannah Wiley, and Mark Morris. After completing college with a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988, Kim relocated to Los Angeles where she danced with The Long Beach Ballet under the direction of David Wilcox. She also danced as a soloist in Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral productions of The Glory of Christmas and The Glory of Easter, which were televised nation-wide. After retirement in 1993, Kim started teaching ballet in Hood River OR. After moving to the Vancouver area in 1997, she taught for Columbia Dance Ensemble from 1997-2000. Kim started Evergreen Dance Academy in 2000., 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Summer Open Ballet (must be Ballet III or higher)By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Kim GrahamKim is a dance instructor, and owner of Evergreen Dance Academy, was born in San Francisco, CA where her ballet training started at the age of 6. During her early years of training, she performed roles with the Contra Costa Ballet and the Orinda Ballet. After moving to the Northwest as a teen, she trained with Pacific NW Ballet School, and Dance Lab of Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, where she performed in both classical ballet roles and modern dance under the direction of Kitty Daniels, Hannah Wiley, and Mark Morris. After completing college with a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988, Kim relocated to Los Angeles where she danced with The Long Beach Ballet under the direction of David Wilcox. She also danced as a soloist in Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral productions of The Glory of Christmas and The Glory of Easter, which were televised nation-wide. After retirement in 1993, Kim started teaching ballet in Hood River OR. After moving to the Vancouver area in 1997, she taught for Columbia Dance Ensemble from 1997-2000. Kim started Evergreen Dance Academy in 2000., 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday

  • Summer Open Ballet (must be Ballet III or higher)By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Russel 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., 9:15 am to 10:45 am

Beginning Ballet Teen/Adult

Tuesday

  • Summer Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet with Russel 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., 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Jazz I

Tuesday

  • Summer Jazz I (Beginning) 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.
    , 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Jazz II/III

Tuesday

  • Summer Jazz II/III (Int./Adv.)Intermediate 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.
    , 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo

Monday

Friday

  • Summer Creative Dance II Ballet/Tap combo (4-5 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will alternate from ballet to tap formats.   with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Saturday

Tap I

Friday

  • Summer Tap I (Beginning)beginning level tap class will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps and combinations. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Tap II/III

Friday

  • Summer Tap II/III (Int./Adv.)Intermediate level tap classes will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps and combinations. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Lyrical/Acro I

Tuesday

  • Summer Jazz I (Beginning) 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.
    , 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lyrical/Acro II/III

Wednesday

  • Summer Lyrical/Acro II/III (Int./Adv.)Intermediate level teaches lyrical dance using the strength and line of ballet combined with the swing and power of jazz technique to train dancers in performance expression, versatility in technique, and fluidity in movement. Dancers who are fluid in lyrical dance have greater ability to show emotion and storyline through the choreography.  Acrobatics will also be taught as related to dance. 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.
    , 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Hip Hop

Wednesday

  • Summer Hip HopThis 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.
    , 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Thursday

  • Summer Contemporary/Choreography 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., 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

Monday

  • Summer Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Kim GrahamKim is a dance instructor, and owner of Evergreen Dance Academy, was born in San Francisco, CA where her ballet training started at the age of 6. During her early years of training, she performed roles with the Contra Costa Ballet and the Orinda Ballet. After moving to the Northwest as a teen, she trained with Pacific NW Ballet School, and Dance Lab of Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, where she performed in both classical ballet roles and modern dance under the direction of Kitty Daniels, Hannah Wiley, and Mark Morris. After completing college with a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988, Kim relocated to Los Angeles where she danced with The Long Beach Ballet under the direction of David Wilcox. She also danced as a soloist in Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral productions of The Glory of Christmas and The Glory of Easter, which were televised nation-wide. After retirement in 1993, Kim started teaching ballet in Hood River OR. After moving to the Vancouver area in 1997, she taught for Columbia Dance Ensemble from 1997-2000. Kim started Evergreen Dance Academy in 2000., 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Summer Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet 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., 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday

  • Summer Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Russel 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., 9:15 am to 10:45 am

Beginning Ballet

Tuesday

  • Summer Beginning Ballet (Adult) with Russel 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., 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Hip Hop

Wednesday

  • Summer Hip HopThis 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.
    , 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Monday

  • Summer Creative Dance I (3-4 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will be ballet only for Creative Dance Toddler. with Maddy, 9:45 am to 10:15 am
  • Summer Open Ballet (must be Ballet III or higher)By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Kim GrahamKim is a dance instructor, and owner of Evergreen Dance Academy, was born in San Francisco, CA where her ballet training started at the age of 6. During her early years of training, she performed roles with the Contra Costa Ballet and the Orinda Ballet. After moving to the Northwest as a teen, she trained with Pacific NW Ballet School, and Dance Lab of Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, where she performed in both classical ballet roles and modern dance under the direction of Kitty Daniels, Hannah Wiley, and Mark Morris. After completing college with a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988, Kim relocated to Los Angeles where she danced with The Long Beach Ballet under the direction of David Wilcox. She also danced as a soloist in Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral productions of The Glory of Christmas and The Glory of Easter, which were televised nation-wide. After retirement in 1993, Kim started teaching ballet in Hood River OR. After moving to the Vancouver area in 1997, she taught for Columbia Dance Ensemble from 1997-2000. Kim started Evergreen Dance Academy in 2000., 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Summer Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Kim GrahamKim is a dance instructor, and owner of Evergreen Dance Academy, was born in San Francisco, CA where her ballet training started at the age of 6. During her early years of training, she performed roles with the Contra Costa Ballet and the Orinda Ballet. After moving to the Northwest as a teen, she trained with Pacific NW Ballet School, and Dance Lab of Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, where she performed in both classical ballet roles and modern dance under the direction of Kitty Daniels, Hannah Wiley, and Mark Morris. After completing college with a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988, Kim relocated to Los Angeles where she danced with The Long Beach Ballet under the direction of David Wilcox. She also danced as a soloist in Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral productions of The Glory of Christmas and The Glory of Easter, which were televised nation-wide. After retirement in 1993, Kim started teaching ballet in Hood River OR. After moving to the Vancouver area in 1997, she taught for Columbia Dance Ensemble from 1997-2000. Kim started Evergreen Dance Academy in 2000., 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Summer Creative Dance II Ballet/Tap combo (4-5 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will alternate from ballet to tap formats.   with Maddy, 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Tuesday

  • Summer Jazz I (Beginning) 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.
    , 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Summer Jazz II/III (Int./Adv.)Intermediate 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.
    , 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Summer Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet with Russel 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., 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Summer Beginning Ballet (Adult) with Russel 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., 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday

  • Summer Open Ballet (must be Ballet III or higher)By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Kim Graham and Russell Capps, 9:15 am to 10:45 am
  • Summer Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Kim Graham and Russell Capps, 9:15 am to 10:45 am
  • Summer 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 Maddy, 10:15 am to 11:00 am
  • Summer Lyrical/Acro I (Beginning) 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.
    , 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
  • Summer Hip HopThis 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.
    , 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
  • Summer Lyrical/Acro II/III (Int./Adv.)Intermediate level teaches lyrical dance using the strength and line of ballet combined with the swing and power of jazz technique to train dancers in performance expression, versatility in technique, and fluidity in movement. Dancers who are fluid in lyrical dance have greater ability to show emotion and storyline through the choreography.  Acrobatics will also be taught as related to dance. 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.
    , 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Thursday

  • Summer Ballet I/II (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 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., 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Summer Contemporary/Choreography 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., 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Summer Open Ballet (must be Ballet III or higher)By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Kim GrahamKim is a dance instructor, and owner of Evergreen Dance Academy, was born in San Francisco, CA where her ballet training started at the age of 6. During her early years of training, she performed roles with the Contra Costa Ballet and the Orinda Ballet. After moving to the Northwest as a teen, she trained with Pacific NW Ballet School, and Dance Lab of Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, where she performed in both classical ballet roles and modern dance under the direction of Kitty Daniels, Hannah Wiley, and Mark Morris. After completing college with a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988, Kim relocated to Los Angeles where she danced with The Long Beach Ballet under the direction of David Wilcox. She also danced as a soloist in Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral productions of The Glory of Christmas and The Glory of Easter, which were televised nation-wide. After retirement in 1993, Kim started teaching ballet in Hood River OR. After moving to the Vancouver area in 1997, she taught for Columbia Dance Ensemble from 1997-2000. Kim started Evergreen Dance Academy in 2000., 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Summer Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet 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., 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday

  • Summer Open Ballet (must be Ballet III or higher)By audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Russel 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., 9:15 am to 10:45 am
  • Summer Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Russel 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., 9:15 am to 10:45 am
  • Summer Tap II/III (Int./Adv.)Intermediate level tap classes will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps and combinations. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 10:45 am to 11:45 am
  • Summer Performance TeamBy audition only. Please email kim@evergreendanceacademy.com to schedule an audition class. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
  • Summer Tap I (Beginning)beginning level tap class will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps and combinations. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
  • Summer Creative Dance I (3-4 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will be ballet only for Creative Dance Toddler. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Summer Creative Dance II Ballet/Tap combo (4-5 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will alternate from ballet to tap formats.   with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
  • Summer Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo (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. Beginning tap will also be taught every other week in the combo classes. with Lacey Ackerman
    Lacey is originally from northern California and has been dancing since age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern for 20+ years. Her career highlights so far include representing the University of Nevada, Reno at American College Dance Assoc., performing Cari Cunningham’s Aureate Debris. She received her degree in dance from the University of Oregon in 2015, where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company.  Most Recently, Lacey was an instructor and choreographer for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance in Roseburg, Oregon. She is passionate about dance and aims to be a lifelong learner, taking dance classes still in order to provide the best teaching to her students.
    , 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday

  • Summer Toddler Creative Dance (2-3 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will be ballet only for Creative Dance Toddler. with Emily, 9:15 am to 9:45 am
  • Summer Creative Dance I (3-4 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will be ballet only for Creative Dance Toddler. with Emily, 9:45 am to 10:15 am
  • Summer Creative Dance II Ballet/Tap combo (4-5 yrs.)These classes will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music. The curriculum will alternate from ballet to tap formats.   with Emily, 10:15 am to 11:00 am
  • Summer Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo (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. Beginning tap will also be taught every other week in the combo classes. with Emily, 11:00 am to 11:45 am