Junior Ballet: Adv 10-12


This class is taught by:

Jessica Parr

Jessica Parr: Company Co-Director
With over 12 years experience as an independent dance instructor and choreographer, Jessica's choreography in jazz, lyrical, ballet, pointe and tap have won numerous local, regional and national awards. Dancers, who were trained by Jessica, have worked in music videos, theatre, television, motion pictures, have been accepted into impressive dance companies and have become dance instructors and choreographers themselves. Her experience includes teaching at studios throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties in California from 2000-2006 then in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties in North and South Carolina from January 2008-April 2012. After which, she returned to California and started working with South Coast in Spring of 2012. Additional experience includes High School dance choreographer in Pacifica Dance Program from 1997-2000. Jessica is a well-rounded and gifted dance instructor who desires to share her talents by influencing others thru teaching. Jessica believes in motivating and educating students of all levels and from all walks of life. She helps them to feel confident about their bodies, skills and talent, while building self-esteem, confidence, and discipline to reach dreams.

Julie Rhoton

Julie Rhoton: Artistic Director
Julie has been a dance educator for over thirty-five years. Before Julie joined us here at SCPA, she owned her own successful dance studio: Inspirations Performing Arts Center, located in Moreno Valley, well known for its quality of dance instruction. After thirteen years in business, Julie closed Inspirations PAC and took time off to travel, teaching and judging dance competitions. Soon, Julie began to miss studio life and found her way to us and accepted the position of SCPA's Artistic Director. Fifteen years have past since Julie started here at South Coast Performing Arts and we wouldn't change a thing. Julie is family to us and we share the same philosophies about dance, the development of dancers and studio life in general. Though we have created numerous Programs together, Julie is especially excited about our SCPA Fundraising Program where we highlight a non-profit charity with an annual fundraising campaign, partnering with our studio families and dancers to do good in the world together! #taliastrong #SCPAstrong #dancersmakingadifference

In addition to studio life, Julie partnered with Keri LaGrand to author a 'Stretch and Strength' syllabus for dance educators. With the success of their first syllabus, two more syllabi's were created: "Advanced Stretch and Strength' and "Crazy Hard Exercises". As a prominent dance educator, Julie still travels teaching Master Classes emphasizing fundamentals of technique and using technique as an access for expression. Dancers that Julie has trained have worked in videos, commercials, theatre, film, television, have become professional choreographers and more than a few have opened their own dance studios. Though Julie has won numerous honors and accolades over the course of her career, what is closes to her heart is inclusion. Creating a space where children and young adults can feel a sense of belonging, to be themselves, in a nurturing, challenging and supportive environment through dance. Dance studio life is pretty wonderful, and so is our Julie!


 


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Sep 24 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Sep 25 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Julie Rhoton
  • Mon Oct 01 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Oct 02 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Mon Oct 08 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Oct 09 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Mon Oct 15 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Oct 16 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Mon Oct 22 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Oct 23 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Mon Oct 29 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Oct 30 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Mon Nov 05 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Nov 06 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Mon Nov 12 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Nov 13 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Mon Nov 19 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Nov 20 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins
  • Mon Nov 26 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Tue Nov 27 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaitlyn Jenkins