Rubber Duckies


This class is taught by:

Valerie Barrow

Valerie has been dancing since she could walk. She has had 20+ years of training in Tap, Jazz and Classical Ballet through the Westminster performing arts center, Bethel Ballet Academy and The Metropolitan ballet Company. She has also had 10+ years of training in Hula and Polynesian through her Halau, Hula O Napualani. Her performances include: Luaus, Recitals, O.C. Fair shows, Special Events, and The Nutcracker Ballet. Valerie has been teaching dance for ten years. She became an assistant teacher at age 12 and has been teaching + choreographing her own classes since she was only 14. She is currently sharing her passion and love for dance through performing in shows, teaching ballet and hula at birthday parties, and teaching + choreographing 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.

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.

Lindsey Lee

Lindsey first began dancing when she was six years old and hasn't stopped since.  She trained at Irvine Dance Academy in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical.  She devoted her life to dance and competed with both her studio as well as with her high school dance team when she was younger.  In high school, she was awarded several solo titles including Miss USA National, Miss Dance Drill Team California and 4th Runner up to Miss Dance Drill Team United States.
 
After high school, Lindsey attended UCLA where she earned her BFA in Art History and her Masters in Education.  While in college, Lindsey danced professionally in Los Angeles as a member of the UCLA Dance Team. While on the UCLA Dance Team, Lindsey had many opportunities, including choreographing competition routines.  She appeared on Fox Sports Television shows, and was a featured dancer in the Choreographers' Ball in Los Angeles.  While living in LA, Lindsey continued to train at both the Edge PAC and was also on scholarship at the Dance Center, formerly known as Tremaines Studio of Dance.
 
After college Lindsey worked for the United Spirit Association teaching summer dance camps all over California, Utah, Texas and Washington.  Lindsey has choreographed for a variety of schools in the Southern CA area and continues to do so.  Lindsey began coaching within the High School Dance Team arena and her team was awarded 1st place for their "Small Lyrical" dance in the USA Nationals Championship Division.  In addition to teaching dance, Lindsey also judges for CADTD dance competitions.
 
Lindsey is a dance teacher at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point and is working to develop the dance program within the school.  During her first year of teaching she was awarded the "Rookie Dance Team Director of the Year" by the CADTD organization.  Teaching dance is a dream come true for Lindsey and she hopes to instill within her students the same love and passion that she has for the art form of dance.
 
Lindsey is married to her wonderful husband, Aaron and has two beautiful little girls, Camryn and Dani, who I am sure you will see dancing at the studio.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Sep 20 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Sep 22 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Sep 26 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Wed Sep 26 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Lindsey Lee
  • Thu Sep 27 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Sep 29 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Oct 03 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Wed Oct 03 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Lindsey Lee
  • Thu Oct 04 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Oct 06 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Oct 10 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Wed Oct 10 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Lindsey Lee
  • Thu Oct 11 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Oct 13 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Oct 17 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Wed Oct 17 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Lindsey Lee
  • Thu Oct 18 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Valerie Barrow
  • Sat Oct 20 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Ashley Parker
  • Wed Oct 24 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Jessica Parr
  • Wed Oct 24 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm with Lindsey Lee