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Miss Tina's Beginning Pointe Class shows off their brand new pair!!


September 3, Tuesday



Office Hours in August:  (Closed on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer) 


Office Hours


July 29 8am - 12noon


July 30  2:00-6:00
July 31  8:30-12:30

Aug 1  2:00-6:00
Aug 2  8:30-12:30
August 5-9  12:00-5:00
August 12-August 15  8:30-5:30
Aug 16  12:00-4:00
August 19-Aug 29  3:00pm-8:00pm

(closed weekends and August 30-Sept 2)

Office Hours
in the Fall:

Mondays to Fridays

9am - 3pm






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I hope you are having a fantastic summer!

At the time of this writing, most of the students in WSPA are on their final week of intensives and classes.   For the past three weeks our studios were filled with youthful energy - you could feel their passion through the mist they have caused on the windows.  Progress is clearly visible and I am excited for their accomplishment.
musical theater camp
Ms. Katie's musical theater camp on creative writing.

 A big welcome to those who are new to the school.  I thank you in advance for entrusting your child's training to us.

I am looking forward to seeing all our continuing students come back in September. 

If your child is in the upper levels of the ballet performance program, click here to remind you of your August schedule and Nutcracker auditions.

SI of Kabaniaev 2013
Andrea Pineda in Kabanaiev's summer intensive morning session
with Ayra Demirovich and Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales

If your child is interested in auditioning for classes not included in her recommendation, I have amazing news on how our students did in the past month of competitions from San Diego, New York and San Jose.   You'd be proud and inspired to read about the awards and the scholarships won.  Our teacher's and student's recaps will be published in September.

WSPA's Te Orama - Hura Tau Overall Winner at 2013 San Jose Tahiti Fete 1 of 3
WSPA's Te Orama - Hura Tau Overall Winner at 2013 San Jose Tahiti Fete 1 of 3

A WSPA signature dancewear is being developed and designed for our dance programs.  Having a uniformed dance apparel in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary will encourage students to work without the pressure of having to outdo each other with the latest and most expensive leotard/dancewear out in the market.  The uniformity and style will also magnify each student's unique physicality and progress thereby aiding the teacher to spot and recognize areas of strength and weakness immediately.   Furthermore, our WSPA students in uniform will exude professionalism and discipline as a school.  The signature line will be launched in September.  A separate email will be sent out in August.  Students will be able to continue to wear their current leotards until they outgrow them.

WSPA Dance Apparel
Hailey Rozzano-Keefe shown here modeling the Junior leotard and Kayla Soto poses in a Ballet n' Tap leotard dress.

 Attention: All those concerned with August rehearsals for Tap, Polynesian and Pistahan Preparations. 


Below is a Schedule at a Glance.  FYI, the Office Hours for the week of Aug. 5 through 9 is 12noon to 5PM.   




Friday, August 2 - 5:00-7:00 Heiva Reno Rehearsals - Studio B


Monday, August 5 - 4:00-5:00 Studio B Tap Festival Rehearsals with Amy


Monday, August 5  - 5:00-7:00 Heiva Reno in Studio B



Monday, August 5  6:30-7:00  Katie working with singers for Pistahan in Studio D  


Monday, August 5  7:00-9:00  Matt/Michelle working with dancers for

        Pistahan in Studio B



Tuesday, August 6    

  • Katie recording in Studio D  6:45-8:00.    
  • (6:45 Singers; 7:30 tappers for Starships)
  •  2:00-5:00pm Mayo Studio B

Wednesday, August 7    

  • 2:00-5:00 Mayo Studio
  •   4:00-5:00 Studio B Tap Festival Rehearsals with Amy   
  • 5:00-7:00  Heiva Reno rehearsals in Studio A    
  • 6:00-7:00 Soldier of Love & Starship Tappers 
  • 7:00-9:00 Starships & HH Flash Mob Rehearsals 

Thursday, August 8   

  • 3:00-6:00 Mayo Studio A


Friday, August 9    

  • 2:00-5:00 Mayo Studio A
  • 4:00-5:00 Studio B Tap rehearsals with Amy
  • 5:00-7:00  Heiva Reno rehearsals in Studio A  
  •  6:00-8:00 Parade Rehearsal in courtyard/Studio B  

I hope to see you all in Pistahan, if not, see you all when classes begin on September 4!!!


Malu Rivera-Peoples
Westlake School for the Performing Arts


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ballet n' tap
Miss Angela's Ballet 'n Tap Class
  Classes for the beginning levels are limited to 12 to 15 students only.  The office cannot register more than 15 students in a class unless they have been advised by the teacher to accept more. Combination classes for ages 3-6 will be limited to 12 students only. 

If you have secured your child's spot early, you have nothing to worry.  For all those who have not, the office has opened additional classes for beginners.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of these classes, I advise you do that very soon.

Please bear with us in the months of September and October until all students are assessed and placed in the appropriate classes.  If you would like your child to try classes other than the classes recommended in the list, you may make a request in the office.
Here's how to audition for a class:  (An audition is needed only IF the class was not recommended to you.)
1. Register in the office for an audition slip. There is a $20.00 fee for each class you try out for. This fee will be credited to the tuition payment if the child is accepted.

 2. Give the teacher the audition slip prior to the start of the class.
3. The teacher will assess your child in class, and will write on the audition slip which class is recommended. 

4. Take the audition slip to the office where you can register for the
whole school year.  The office WILL NOT register your child unless they receive the audition slip signed and approved by the teacher.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: On the first day of classes, teachers will have a roster of registered students. Any student not listed in the class roster or who does not present an audition slip will be sent back to the office.  

whattolookforwardtoRegistration and Office Hours in August.


Office Hours


July 29 8am - 12noon
July 30  2:00-6:00
July 31  8:30-12:30

Aug 1  2:00-6:00
Aug 2  8:30-12:30
August 5-9  12:00-5:00
August 12-August 15  8:30-5:30
Aug 16  12:00-4:00
August 19-Aug 29  3:00pm-8:00pm
(closed weekends and August 30-Sept 2)
First Day of School September 3
Office Hours for the Fall
Mon - Friday  3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm


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