The Ballet Workshop, Inc.

Welcome . . . . . . . .

Our students are our prime focus. We are committed to providing them with teaching methods based on sound classical technique. These classes are Russian/Italian based and enriched with anatomical principals for a deeper understanding of body awareness and connectivity, emphasizing the execution of that technique using proper body alignment and deepening their artistic understanding while instilling in them a broader appreciation for a wide range of music.

The Ballet Workshop has built its reputation on providing dancers a safe environment for training in classical ballet, jazz and tap while nurturing dreams of becoming a professional dancer since its inception in 1988 by Artistic Director Syble Bracken. Located in downtown Enumclaw on the corner of Griffin Avenue and Cole Street, the studio is housed upstairs in one of the City’s oldest historic buildings.

Our Youth Ballet Company, Plateau Ballet Repertory Theatre, is a 501(c)(3) pre-professional group.  PBRT’s performance season consists of their Holiday production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” in December, a Spring repertory performance in April, an Outreach Program, which is sponsored by The Ballet Workshop and private donations, that caters to assisted-living facilities and academic schools within our community and performs with The Ballet Workshop in their end-of-year school performance in June.

The following are descriptions on other disciplines of dance we offer:

  • Tap . . . for the ‘hoofer-at-heart’. Our tap classes are rhythm based, theatrical style and teach our students to articulate the feet to master sound clarity. Our tap classes involve the entire body, not just the feet. These classes are offered at several levels in our children’s, youth and adult programs. Our tap classes are fun and exciting!
  • Jazz . . . “cross training for the classical dancer” to help support and strengthen other muscle groups not used specifically for turnout and for overall balance in the body. We offer a classical, Broadway/Musical style of jazz with appropriate movement, music and costuming for each level. These classes are also offered at several levels in our children’s, youth and adult programs. Our jazz classes develop overall strength and flexibility for ease of everyday movement.
  • Contemporary. . . a more emotional opportunity to express your movement.  Our classes explore contemporary ballet and jazz as well as improvisation. Come join us and  "let go" of all your daily stress for the opportunity to 'give in' to your inner self.

We want The Ballet Workshop to make a difference in our community with the performing arts we offer. Our mission is to empower those students interested in pursuing a career in dance achieve their personal best while developing some of the skills; technique, artistry, musicality and confidence, necessary to achieve this goal, whatever aspect of the dance field they may choose.  Our ultimate goal is to prepare and carry these young dancers into their professional lives, whatever direction they may choose.

We pride ourselves in our high standards of teaching for every level we offer, allowing each student the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace while developing poise, grace and confidence.

If we sound like the studio you have been searching for, please navigate through our website for the information you desire. If you have questions about our school or would like a tour of our facility, I invite you to contact us.

To dance is to live. . . . . so breathe deeply, take it all in, leave nothing to chance and move forward with passion.

                       Syble Bracken, Artistic Director

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