Rubber Duckies


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.

Valerie Barrow

Valerie has been dancing since age 2 with ballet, tap and jazz through the city of Westminster. At 8 years old, she decided she wanted to be just like Shirley Temple and begged her parents to put her into more training. She then began extensive training with many different instructors in tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, hula and polynesian. She has performed in many recitals for her studio, special events for her city, and at the O.C. Fair every summer. When she was 12, she became an assistant teacher for her studio. She has been teaching and choreographing beginning and intermediate classes since she was only 15. She is currently performing in Luau's and competitions with Hula O' Napualani as well as dancing with Beth Eisleben's Bethel Ballet Company, bringing hope and joy to nursing homes through ballet. She is also teaching hula and ballet at birthday parties and sharing her passion and love for dance as a teacher and choreographer at South Coast Performing Arts.

Ashley Parker

Ashley Parker’s training began with Irvine School of Dance at the age of 9. She then joined Ballet Pacifica where she furthered her technique in classical Ballet until the age 17. While studying with Ballet Pacifica, she attended several Summer Intensive programs, such as, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. After graduating High School, Ashley moved to New York City to join Joffrey Ballet’s year-round trainee program for 2 years. She has performed in several ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle and Mid Summer Night’s Dream.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 18 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Thu Oct 19 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Oct 21 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Oct 25 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Thu Oct 26 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Oct 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Nov 01 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Thu Nov 02 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Nov 04 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Nov 08 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Thu Nov 09 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Nov 11 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Nov 15 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Thu Nov 16 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Nov 18 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Nov 22 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Thu Nov 23 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Nov 25 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Nov 29 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Thu Nov 30 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Valerie Barrow