Mel Massey – Ballet

Ms. Mel

The Studio – A Center for the Performing Arts
The Studio has been open since 2015 on Joint Base Lewis McChord teaching children of military families ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, art, and character. The Owner, Mel Massey, has been teaching for 15 years in California, Florida, Texas, and Washington. Ms. Mel started dancing when she was a child and won multiple competitions as a teen and young adult. She started the dance program on Camp Pendelton in California as well as teaching at multiple studios in California during college. When she settled in Washington state, Ms. Mel took over the dance and art program on JBLM in 2015. Since accepting the position of dance and art director on post, she has produced an annual production of The Nutcracker for two years for military families, multiple recitals, and created a performance company that dances at special events on and off post. The Studio will begin offer classes at Studio 6 in Tacoma as well as on post in March 2018.
To contact Ms. Mel for class specific questions: TheStudioACFTPA@gmail.com

Ms Mel’s Classes held at Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios

Tiny Tots Ballet
Wednesdays 10:30a
(For Saturdays, check back after the summer)
30 minute class/ Once a week month-long
Open to ages 2-3 years (18 month and up considered)
Students learn the art of ballet dancing in an fun, age appropriate setting. Students will learn pre-ballet dancing through play.
Saturdays 10-10:30am – click “register now” box bellow for exact dates and openings to join class
Preschool Ballet
Wednesdays 10:45-11:30a
(For Saturdays, check back after the summer)
45 minute class/Once a week month-long
Open to ages 3-5 years
Students learn beginning ballet in an age appropriate setting. Basic ballet concepts are taught mixed with play.
Saturdays 10:45am – click “register now” box bellow for exact dates and openings to join class
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Teen ballet
Mondays 6:00p
45 minute class/ Once a week monthly
Open to teens & pre-teens
Students will learn beginner ballet in a relaxed atmosphere. Dancers will learn basic ballet steps and choreography. Special emphasis will be on strength and conditioning for ballroom dancers.
Mondays – click “register now” box bellow for exact dates and openings to join class
Adult ballet
Mondays 7:15p
45 minute class/ Once a week monthly
Open to ages 18-up
Students will learn beginner ballet in a relaxed atmosphere. Dancers will learn basic ballet steps and choreography. Special emphasis will be on strength and conditioning for ballroom dancers.
Mondays – click “register now” box bellow for exact dates and openings to join class