Ballet; Tap; Jazz; Hip Hop; Performance Groups; Combination Dance/Gymnastics Classes; Zumba & More
Recitals are hosted three times a year.
- Ballet: Leotard and tights. Pink ballet shoes.
- GIRLS Jazz and Pre-Dance: Leotard or trunks and close fitting shirt, tights, black canvas or leather jazz shoes.
- GIRLS Tap: Leotard or trunks and close fitting shirt, tights, tap shoes.
(Age 3-11 wear black flat tap shoes.)
(Age 12 and up check with instructor for color and type of tap shoe.)
- BOYS Jazz and Pre-Dance: Close fitting T-shirt, close fitting jazz pants, black leather jazz shoes.
- BOYS Tap: Close fitting T-shirt, close fitting jazz pants, black tap shoes.
- Tumbling – Girls and Boys: Close fitting clothes, stretch shorts, pants or leotards.
Please do not wear loose fitting T-shirts.
Workshops and Summer classes:
During the summer we offer special one week workshops from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Classes include Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Cheerleading, Tumbling, Acrobatic Dance, Voice lessons, Street Dance and Drama.
Summer classes start two weeks after the Fourth of July and are on Mondays and Tuesdays for four weeks. We usually perform at the Clark Country Fair.
There will be a $25.00 Recital Fee due in October for each student in which 5 tickets will be given out in June. You will be notified about dates and times. Other ticket sales will be at the door the night of the performance at a higher rate.
Originally from Romania, Ms. Manuela Naydenov has 10 years performing experience as a professional dancer, and 15 years of experience teaching ballet.
Manuela began her classical training at the National Ballet School (Art High School George Enescu-Bucharest/ Choreography Section), studying 9 years of classical ballet. She continued her study with the Romanian Ballet Opera Timisoara from 1991-2001.During her carrier with Opera Romanian Timisoara, she danced in countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland, and Holland and she became experienced with many different dancing styles, most of which included original classical ballet, as well as works by many modern choreographers.
Manuela began teaching ballet in 1995 at her own ballet studio – Timisoara and for the past 10 years, after moving in United States, she has taught classical ballet (upper level) at Naydenov School of Dance. She has passion for teaching dance and is overjoyed to be able to share the gift of movement with others. She feels extremely fortunate for the opportunity to be a part of the Naydenov School of Dance.
Yauna was born in Vancouver in 1956 and began studying dance at the age of four and has studied for over 40 years. She has taught dance for 35 years. Her studies have included: Ballet, Jazz, Tumbling, Tap and Acrobatic Dance.
Yauna taught for 15 years at the Schell School of Dance, and 3 years at Academy of Ballet Arts in Vancouver, and 1 year tumbling at Lakeshore Athletic Club. During that time she taught Jazz, Disco, Dancercise, Cheerleading, and Dance Teams. She also taught group and private classes for dance competitors. Yauna’s teaching includes two years at the Northwest Cheerleading School, and she has choreographed for cheerleading and dance teams at numerous schools and universities.
During 1974-75 Yauna was a professional cheerleader for the Portland Storm football team and has judged numerous cheerleading competitions including Trail Blazer Dancers judge for two years, and Clark County Outstanding Teen Judge 2008. During 1974 she danced for the Worlds fair, and with ORCHASIS (Washington State University & Clark), and the Miss Clark County and Miss Washington pageants from 1974 through 1983. She also appeared as a dance act on the “Sidetracked Home Executive” television productions.
Yauna coached the Fort Vancouver Red Jazz Dance Team for three years, and took her performing groups to Disneyland to perform in the summer of 2001. Performed on the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ship thru Stars at Sea in 2003, and in 2004 & 2005 competed in Las Vegas National Competition for Rainbow Connection in which their productions number qualified for Gold, (Highest award given in that category).
1996-2003 Vacouver School of Arts and Academics. 2004-2005 Arthur Murray. Taught dance at Kara’s Dance Studio, YMCA, Cami Curtis Dance, Groove Nation, Columbia dance ensemble, Lewis River Dancers, Liquid Moves, and LaFeli Dance.
Started at Naydenov School of Dance in 2007 teaching Ballet, Ballroom, and Hip hop. Felicya is a strong overall dancer with extensive background in many disciplines. “I specialize in technique that builds fundamental skills as well as encourages dance exploration.
I’ve been trained in Ballet and modern, and for the last six years have made success in Lyrical, Hip hop, Street jazz, and Ballroom. I have solid experience teaching choreography, competing, and performing.”
Naydenov Also Offers Advanced Dance “Performance Group” Option.
Children and teens auditioning for these groups must take a minimum of two jazz performing group classes per week, plus ballet. Acrobatic performing group is twice a week, plus you need to take a jazz class. Students interested in performing groups must call Yauna Smith.
What is performing Group class “P.G.”:
- An accelerated class that does competitions (3 or 4 per year)
- We take a Summer trip to either perform or compete. Some of the trips have been to Disneyland, Las Vegas and on the Royal Caribbean Cruise to Mexico. Perform around the community.
- Students & parents must be very dedicated as the routines are very complicated (stunts & formations) and must sign a contract stating you will stay with the performing group for one year.
- The Elite P.G. is for the most advanced students in there teens to 20 years.
Jazz Performing Group Must take Ballet!
Acrobatic Dance Performing Group Must take Jazz or P.G. Jazz!
Get Signed Up Today!
Call Naydenov at: 360-944-4444