GENERAL SCHOOL

A beginner joining the school for the first time would be placed in the General School and as the student advances in training, the student is able to audition for the Performance Program.  A student who wants to explore vocal performance as well is able to train in the musical theatre program. Placement in these three programs is done according to age, experience, and ability. 

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PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

Students interested in the Performance Program are auditioned for placement.  A student currently enrolled in the General School can audition for acceptance in the Performance Program.  Students are also accepted in the Program based on the teacher's recommendation.  Students who audition or were recommended are placed in the appropriate levels according to age and ability.

Members are accepted in

the following levels:

Ballet - Jazz - Modern - Musical Theatre - Polynesian - Tap - Urban Dance 

  • ​Junior Level - for Ages 5-10

  • Junior Apprentice Level - for Ages 8-11

  • Apprentice Level - for Ages 10-16

  • Company Level - for Ages 12 and Up

Auditions for the 2018-2019 School Year have concluded. For experienced and advanced students, please call the office for placement and audition requirements.

WSPA Office: 650-757-1244

2019 - 2020 Dress Code

  •  Junior 1 - 5: Light Blue and Baby Blue leotard

  • Junior Apprentice: Dark Blue, Navy Blue or Royal Blue leotard. 

  • Junior Professional: Grey leotard.

  • Apprentice and Company: Black leotard on regular days and any style / color on Saturdays

  • Boys: White T-Shirt, black tights, white socks, white ballet shoes, dance belt.

 

You can purchase the leotard from another source as long as it follows the basic camisole leotard style with pinched or scooped front, mid-back scoop, and ballet cut legs. No halters, criss-cross, mesh fabric on the design of the leotard. Leotard should be of solid color with no colored trims. 

Suggested brand and styles are available in child - adult sizes from Discount Dance: 

  • Mirella, Cotton Camisole Leotard

    • Style no: M207L

  • Capezio, Cotton Camisole Leotard with V-Back

    • Style no: CC100 

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

The Professional Ballet Division boasts of providing impeccable training that prepares students for a professional future in dance.  Acceptance to this program is by audition and invitation only.  Students must be at least age 9 with 2 years of experience and show a readiness with an open mind for the division's intense training.  The program accepts students possessing physical attributes that are generally considered requisite for professional accomplishments in classical ballet.  The students are accepted on a trial basis throughout the year and are evaluated by technical development, talent, and artistic merit.  Students have the opportunity but  are not required to compete as soloists in prestigious ballet competitions in the world. 

 

Students in the professional ballet division have garnered top awards at prestigious competitions.  Students have annually competed in the largest international student ballet competition, the Youth America Grand Prix, since 2000.  The school is an 9th-time winner of the “Outstanding School Award” in YAGP’s San Francisco Semi-Finals.  

 

Malu Rivera-Peoples, Program Director

Irene Liu, Senior Division Ballet Mistress

Cristina Fargas, Junior Division Ballet Mistress

Top Awards:

Outstanding School Award

WSPA - 2019, SAN FRANCISCO

WSPA - 2018, SAN FRANCISCO

WSPA - 2017, SAN FRANCISCO

WSPA - 2015, SAN FRANCISCO

WSPA - 2014, SAN FRANCISCO

WSPA - 2012, SAN FRANCISCO

WSPA - 2011, SAN FRANCISCO

WSPA - 2010, SAN FRANCISCO

WSPA - 2004, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA

 

Outstanding Teacher Award

2016 - Cristina Fargas, LAS VEGAS

 

Outstanding Choreographer Award

2006 - Malu Rivera Peoples, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA

2004 - Malu Rivera-Peoples, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA

 

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Youth Grand Prix

2019 - Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales, SAN FRANCISCO

2018 - Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales, SAN FRANCISCO

2017 - Juliana Bellissimo, SAN FRANCISCO

2012 - Miko Fogarty, SAN FRANCISCO

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Hope Award

2017 - Michelle Lin, SAN FRANCISCO

2012 - Tristan Brosnan, SAN FRANCISCO

2011 - Jasmine Cruz, SAN FRANCISCO

2010 - Hikari Jacobson, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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1st Place Senior Classical

2018 - Juliana Bellissimo, SAN FRANCISCO

2016 - Sabrina Yap, LAS VEGAS

 

2nd Place Senior Classical

2018 - Jasmine Cruz, SAN FRANCISCO

 

3rd Place Senior Classical

2017 - Sabrina Yap, SAN FRANCISCO

2011 - Emily Liu, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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1st Place Senior Contemporary

2018 - Jasmine Cruz, SAN FRANCISCO

 

2nd Place Senior Contemporary

2018 - Jonacy Montero, SAN FRANCISCO

2004 - Hana Bible, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA

 

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1st Place Senior Classical Men

2019 - Jonacy Montero, SAN FRANCISCO

1st Place Senior Contemporary Men

2019 - Jonacy Montero, SAN FRANCISCO

2nd Place Senior Contemporary Men

2014 - Erik Debono, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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1st Place Junior Classical

2018 - Michelle Lin, SAN FRANCISCO

2015 - Sabrina Yap, SAN FRANCISCO

2011 - Miko Fogarty, SAN FRANCISCO

2nd Place Junior Classical

2015 - Jasmine Cruz, SAN FRANCISCO

 

3rd Place Junior Classical

2018 - Summer Brown, SAN FRANCISCO

2017 - Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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1st Place Junior Classical Men

2017 - Jonacy Montero, SAN FRANCISCO

 

2nd Place Junior Classical Men

2018 - Parker Rozzano-Keefe, SAN FRANCISCO

2015 - Jonacy Montero, SAN FRANCISCO

 

3rd Place Junior Classical Men

2015 - Ian Debono, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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1st Place Junior Contemporary

2017 - Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales, SAN FRANCISCO

2015 - Jasmine Cruz, SAN FRANCISCO

2012 - Hikari Jacobson, SAN FRANCISCO

2011 - Miko Fogarty, SAN FRANCISCO

 

2nd Place Junior Contemporary

2017 - Elizabeth Nip, SAN FRANCISCO

2004 - Christina Wood, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA

 

3rd Place Junior Contemporary

2018 - Elizabeth Nip, SAN FRANCISCO

2009 - Hannah Hapin, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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2nd Place Junior Contemporary Men

2017 - Jonacy Montero, SAN FRANCISCO

 

3rd Place Junior Contemporary Men

2017 - Ethan Rualo, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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1st Place Pre-Competitive Contemporary

2016 - Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales, LAS VEGAS

2013 - Jasmine Cruz, SAN FRANCISCO

 

2nd Place Pre-Competitive Contemporary

2019 - Baylie Ruiz, SAN FRANCISCO

2018 - Baylie Ruiz, SAN FRANCISCO

2015  - Elizabeth Nip, SAN FRANCISCO

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1st Place Pre-Competitive Classical

2019 - Baylie Ruiz, SAN FRANCISCO

2017 - Baylie Ruiz, SAN FRANCISCO

2016 - Elizabeth Nip, LAS VEGAS

2013 - Jasmine Cruz, SAN FRANCISCO

2012 - Jasmine Cruz, SAN FRANCISCO

2011 - Tristan Brosnan, SAN FRANCISCO
 

3rd Place Pre-Competitive Classical

2016 - Michelle Lin, LAS VEGAS

2013 - Jonalyn Montero, SAN FRANCISCO

2011 - Francesca Diaz, SAN FRANCISCO

2010 - Isabelle Rabelas, SAN FRANCISCO

2009 - Jonalyn Montero, SAN FRANCISCO

 

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Pas Des Deux

2018 - Le Corsaire, Act III Pas De Deux, SAN FRANCISCO

3rd Place Duets and Pas De Deux

2013 - Pas De Deux from Flames of Paris, SAN FRANCISCO

2012 - Count on Me, SAN FRANCISCO


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Ensembles

2019 - 1st Place, All Ensembles, SAN FRANCISCO

2018 - 2nd Place, All Ensembles, SAN FRANCISCO

2017 - 2nd Place - All Ensembles, SAN FRANCISCO

2015 - 1st Place - All Ensembles, SAN FRANCISCO

2014 - 1st Place - “Duet”, SAN FRANCISCO

2013 - 1st Place - “Young Rebels”, SAN FRANCISCO

2011 - 2nd Place - All Ensembles, SAN FRANCISCO

2010 - 2nd Place - Ballet Rossini, SAN FRANCISCO

2006 - 2nd Place - Ballet Rossini, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA

2006 - 3rd Place - Moonlight Sonata, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA

2005 - 2nd Place - All Ensembles, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA


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Large Ensembles

2009 - 1st Place - Tchaikovsky Waltz, SAN FRANCISCO

2004 - 2nd Place - Ribbon Dance

 

Small Ensembles

2004 - 1st Place - Dance for Two, HUNTINGTON BEACH / LONG BEACH, CA

We are holding Auditions for the

2019 - 2020 school year!

WSPA Office: 650-757-1244

 
 

(650) 757 - 1244

200 Northgate Ave #4, Daly City CA 94015

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