Summer Schedule

Monday

  • Tap IIIAdvanced level tap classes will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps and combinations. with Doug Kornfeind, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo (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 Anna Berfanger, 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Tap I (6+yrs.)beginning level tap class will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps and combinations. with Doug Kornfeind, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Lyrical/Contemporary IIIAdvanced 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. with Drew Yowell, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Jazz IIIAdvanced level classes will hone the dancer’s Jazz technique, highlighting strength and flexibility through isolations, transitions, and presentation quality. with Drew Yowell, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Tuesday

  • Teen/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 I (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., 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Ballet IIPrerequisite-Level I or at least 1 year ballet experience.  Class will be taught in classical ballet format (see Level I description).   The use of the head and arms at the barre will be introduced in this class, in addition to more complicated combinations and floor patterns in the center. 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., 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Tap IIIntermediate level tap classes will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps and combinations. with Drew Yowell, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Ballet IV/VAges 11+ 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., 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Teen/ Adult Beginning BalletA class for beginning and beginning/intermediate teens and adults.  The focus will be on basic ballet barre technique and center work. Center work will include adagio, andante, petit allegro, and grand allegro. No experience required. with Drew Yowell, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesday

  • Hip Hop I (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.
    , 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Jazz I (6+yrs.)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.
    , 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Ballet IV pointe (12+ yrs.)By 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., 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Ballet IV/VAges 11+ 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., 4:45 pm to 6:15 pm
  • Hip Hop IIThis 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.
    , 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Ballet V point/partneringBy 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., 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm
  • Hip Hop III 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.
    , 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Thursday

Friday

  • Teen/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

Saturday

  • Creative Dance I Ballet/Tap combo (3-4yrs)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 Anna Berfanger, 9:15 am to 9:45 am
  • 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 Anna Berfanger, 9:45 am to 10:30 am
  • Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo (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 Anna Berfanger, 10:30 am to 11:15 am