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A fun and challenging class for students of all ages and experience levels to participate in. Students will work closely with Dog Pound Crew members Bobby Drake and Sammy to learn and master the art of breakdance (or “breaking”).
The primary mission of this class is to provide an artistic outlet for youth in a safe, welcoming environment. Dog Pound Crew will work with youth to establish and develop skills both on and off the floor, including provide advice for topics such as succeeding in middle/high school, college applications, etc. Youth will have opportunities to perform at local events and attend various out-of-class field trips.
Just threw down at this incredible, historic place – Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. A little history about Youngstown…
As most know, (and if you didn’t, now you will), I grew up in the foster care system from ages 7-12 in Sacramento. I moved around a lot, not knowing what stability was. When I finally was released back into the care of my parents I thought I had found a place to call home. Shortly after, my baby sister had passed away. As a result, my brother Steven and I were sent to Seattle to stay with our dad and sister.
By this point I knew I would never experience stability. I lost hope. I didn’t want to meet anyone new in fear of switching schools for a seventh time and starting fresh…again. I skipped classes. I didn’t care about anything to be completely real.
Then in February of 2005 I started taking a breakdance class at Denny Middle school through an organization called ArtsCorp. I would skip school but never miss a breaking class. Time went on and my teacher Jerome noticed me constantly putting my passion into the art. Breaking was all I had. He introduced me to his advanced class at this building here: Youngstown.
Through the Youngstown class I met my crew, worked with amazing people, developed my skill, and as a result have been able to tour, perform, compete, and just dance all across the globe. This year alone I will be making my way to Taiwan, Japan, and Korea to dance – a dream of mine since middle school. Through art and passion, your dreams really can come true.
Dancing even got me interested in school again. Where I was once failing, it pushed me to work my butt off to catch up and be able to graduate UW with two degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.
Sammy and I are continuing the legacy by passing it on to the next generation of students. Every Monday from 3:30-4:30 pm we will be teaching a class of our own at the incredibly historic Movement Studio located inside the building. The class is completely free – we just want to pass on the opportunity for students to find themselves just as we were given. There is also an additional advanced class from 5:30-6:30 pm that costs ~$60/month. The proceeds will go toward an end-of-year field trip to an out-of-state event that Sammy and I will be sponsoring. All ages welcome. Location: 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle.
If you’re a teacher, parent, or anyone closely involved in the life of a youth, I urge you to share this event with as many of the other teachers/parents, and especially with the youth. Spread the word – let’s impact the next generation together.
This class is open to all youth (ages 6 & above), and is a fun and challenging class for students of varying experience levels to participate in. Students will work closely with Dog Pound Crew members Bobby Drake and Sammy to learn and master the art of breakdance (or “breaking”). Each participant can opt into the “Student of the Month” system, where instructors will acknowledge the top students each month by entering a local competition alongside them. Students will have opportunities to perform at local events and attend various out-of-class field trips. At the end of each year, students that stay enrolled will also have the opportunity to travel out of state to one of the largest competitions in breaking.
Fenix Capoeira – Youth (12 & under)
In learning Capoeira, a student develops skills in self-defense, acrobatics, fitness, instrument playing, rhythm and singing, language skills, teamwork, and strategy development.
Capoeira instills the values of responsibility, self-confidence all while awakening creativity through the development of self-expression. Through fun games, drills, and exercises, children learn to “play capoeira” with an understanding of limits and respect for each other. Classes will keep your child physically fit and mentally engaged. Students will learn the movements of capoeira along with the music and songs traditionally used in the sport.
The Instructors and adult role-models in Capoeira teach young people valuable life lessons—confidence, leadership, goal-setting, team-work, expression, cultural and social cooperation, respect and tradition, and habits that can lead to a lifetime of good health and civic involvement.
We welcome kids aged 4 – 12 with or without prior experience, and at any level of fitness. First class is free! West Seattle classes are led by Graduada Água-viva under the direction of C.M. Fenix of Grupo Candeias Seattle.
We offer a variety of membership options for kids:
Class drop-in (for West Seattle only) $15 per class
Options 1 – 3 allow for unlimited classes in both West Seattle and Capitol Hill:
Option 1: 6 month contract: $65 per month
Option 2: No obligation contract*: $70 per month
Option 3: Month to month: $80 per month
To sign-up for youth classes, click here.
Schedule: Mondays 5:00pm-6:00pm
Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, aerobic exercise, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! Classes available Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.
One Accord Karate teaches Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Karate. Karate training helps in developing self-awareness, and to develop both physical and emotional control. The skills and attitudes you acquire will help you in all facets of life. Karate training is more of a competition with oneself and students learn focus, confidence, and self-control. The environment is ideal for those who love physical activity but shy away from the pressures often associated with team sports. It is a place to build positive relationships, strengthen value systems, and learn important life skills.
Join us Monday nights, 6:30-8:00, in the Movement Studio!
West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.
The Cabiri have been teaching aerial arts in Seattle since 2006. Come explore silks, trapeze, aerial sling, hoop, and more with the professional performing artists of the troupe. Each class features a thorough warmup, technical instruction in the air, conditioning and flexibility exercises especially tailored to adult students. Classes are appropriate for students beginning through intermediate levels. No previous dance or aerial training is required. Classes available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Drop in classes: $20.
Class cards: five classes for $85 or ten classes for $160. Class cards are valid for six months.
While You’re Waiting info sessions are a great way to learn about PEPS and to meet other new and expectant parents in your area to talk about the experience of pregnancy and early parenthood.
Who Attends: Expectant Parents, New Moms and/or Dads
Time of Day: Day or Evening
Attending a While You’re Waiting Information Session is encouraged but not mandatory before signing up for a PEPS Group.
“It was great to have a chance to talk to other expectant parents about how things are going, and to get tips from them about how to make it through these last few weeks. I also liked being able to get all my questions about PEPS answered.“
Frog Hollow School is a weekly writing program for homeschoolers. Frog Hollow offers three separate classes for ages seven through twelve: Wednesdays in Carnation and Thursdays and Fridays in Seattle. Classes accept students on a rolling basis as space allows.
Frog Hollow School focuses on the following areas/activities for students: