Vol: 17 No: 38 May 26, 2019
Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board
School of Dance Congratulations
Save the Date!
Savage Dance Company Summer Intensive
RISE Summer A Cappella Intensive
Parent to Parent
Hello fellow APT parents:
Next year marks a tremendous opportunity to shape and influence the board of the Alliance of Parents & Teachers at OSA (APT). There are many open board positions, and we are looking for energetic and interested parents to help support and lead the way. Here are the available positions:
Vice President of Community Relations
Vice President of Communications
If you are interested in one of these roles or have questions regarding them, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to the opportunity to meet many of the incoming board members during the final week of school.
All the best,
OSA School of Dance would like to recognize the following students and alumni on their accomplishments:
- OSA School of Dance is so proud of Former OSA Dance Student, Angela Watson, who just completed her first full year as a full-time student in San Francisco Ballet School’s Level 7, and has been admitted to the level Supérieur to train at the Paris Opera Ballet School in France for the Summer! Very few Americans are offered such a humbling opportunity to train with the world’s first and finest ballet training program and competition is fierce. 95 percent of those admitted are French and Angela is one of few Americans and the first African-American hailing from Oakland, California to attend such a distinguished Summer Intensive Program. The School is the feeder to the Paris Opera Ballet Company, which is considered by many dance instructors to be the most prestigious ballet training program. This year, of the 670 applications submitted from around the globe, only a total of about 200 were accepted to the 2019 Summer Intensive Training Program. Angela Watson is one of 30 non-French applicants invited to train. In addition, Angela is invited by the SFBS Director, Mr. Patrick Armand, to attend the program as an American Exchange Student Scholar on a full Artistic Merit Scholarship sponsored by the American Friends of Paris Opera Ballet Foundation!
- Junior Aziza Hadiya was offered Full Scholarship to Alonzo King LINES Ballet Advanced Summer Program, was accepted into The Ailey School’s Professional Division Summer Intensive, and made her professional dance debut dancing for OSA’s resident dance company, Savage Jazz Dance Company this year.
- Junior Annakari Hoyer-Nielsen was accepted to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Advanced Intensive, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Contemporary Dance Intensive, The Ailey School’s Professional Division Summer Intensive, and made her professional dance debut dancing for OSA’s resident dance company, Savage Jazz Dance Company this year.
- Junior Isabella Soo-Hoo was accepted to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Advanced Intensive, Ballet West Academy’s Summer Intensive, Ballet Met Summer Intensive and Company Repertory Week, and danced professionally for OSA’s resident dance company, Savage Jazz Dance Company this year.
- Junior Toby Weir was accepted to University of North Carolina School of the Arts Contemporary Dance Intensive.
- Sophomore Mia Ortega was accepted to Alonzo King LINES Ballet Advanced Summer Program, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Advanced Intensive, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Contemporary Dance Intensive, The Ailey School’s Professional Division Summer Intensive, and danced professionally for OSA’s resident dance company, Savage Jazz Dance Company this year.
- Freshman Sophie Bately was accepted to Pacific NorthWest Ballet’s Summer Course, and American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive in NY, and was cast as Cupid in San Francisco Ballet’s Don Quixote, and performed in SFB’s Sleeping Beauty this year.
- Freshman Quinn Bates was offered Full Tuition Scholarship to both Pacific NorthWest Ballet’s Summer Course and Joffrey Academy of Dance Chicago, was offered 50% Tuition Scholarship to Houston Ballet’s Summer Intensive, and was accepted to San Francisco Ballet’s Summer Session.
- Freshman Beatrice Miller was offered Full Scholarship to Alonzo King LINES Ballet Advanced Summer Program, was accepted to NorthWest Dance Project Summer Intensive, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Advanced Intensive, and made her professional dance debut dancing for OSA’s resident dance company, Savage Jazz Dance Company this year.
- Freshman Stella Pezold was offered Black Level Scholarship to Joffrey Ballet School’s Ballet Summer Intensive in NY.
- Freshman Angelina Williams was accepted into the Royal Danish Ballet Women’s Elite Summer School, American Ballet Theatre’s Advanced Summer Intensive in NY, Ellison Ballet’s Advanced Summer Intensive and Classical Variations Intensive, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Ballet Intensive, The Ailey School’s Junior Division Summer Intensive, and Atlanta Ballet’s Pre-Professional Summer Intensive, and will be dancing professionally with OSA’s resident dance company, Savage Jazz Dance Company, in June.
- 8th Grader Ysabel Coyne was accepted to The Ailey School’s Junior Division Summer Intensive.
- 8th Grader Alexandra Gersh was accepted to University of North Carolina School of the Arts Contemporary Dance Intensive and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Advanced Intensive.
- 8th Grader Paris Jackson Jr. was offered partial scholarship to San Francisco Ballet’s Summer Session, was accepted to The Ailey School’s Junior Division Summer Intensive, and was cast in the Woodminster Summer Musicals, Newsies and Billy Elliot.
- 8th Grader Zoe Lannon was accepted to San Francisco Ballet’s Summer Session
- 8th Grader Isaiah Poole was offered Full Scholarship to San Francisco Ballet’s Summer Session, and was accepted to The Ailey School’s Junior Division Summer Intensive.
- 8th Grader Mikayla Simpson was accepted to The Ailey School’s Junior Division Summer Intensive, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Contemporary Dance Intensive, Houston Ballet’s Summer Intensive, and Boston Ballet School’s Summer Dance Program in Newton.
- 7th Grader Savannah Aguirre was accepted to San Francisco Ballet’s Summer Session and The Ailey School’s Junior Division Summer Intensive.
Time: Monday, June 3, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Fox Theater
When: Monday, June 3, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Fox Theater
2010-20 Academic Year Start Date
When: Monday, August 19, 2019
Monday, May 27
Event: Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31
Event: Final Exams
Wednesday, May 29
Event: OSA Board Meeting
Time: 6:15 pm
Location: Room 202
Friday, May 31
Event: Last Day of School
Year End: This will be the last announcements of the year! Congrats to both Class of 2019 and Class of 2024! Students are asked to show some OSA support by attending the board meeting in the student center at 6:15 pm next Wednesday, May 29. Stay golden OSA! – Announcement Editor, Leon Jones.
Artist Spotlight: Digital Media student, Avril Jensen, has illustrated a book to help shelter pets. Want to help? Humphrey the Hound is the story of an adorable dog who loses his leg saving his human boy’s life, after which he sadly gets tossed in the pound. The book illustrates how anyone can be a hero by rescuing a shelter pet. Profits go to Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Take a peek: avrilarts.weebly.com/humphrey-
NHS: Seniors can pick up NHS Honor Cords from Ms. K.
AP Calculus: Students taking AP calculus or Precalculus should go see Ms. DeLuca in Room 221 ASAP to pick up a handout and some required work for next year.
AP US History: Students who are signed up for AP US History for next year see Ms. Kuzmeski in Room 322 for the summer reading.
Registration Now Open!
Running June 17-28 and July 8-26, Monday through Friday, (10am-1pm: Beginner/Intermediate; 1:30-5pm: Intermediate/Advanced at Oakland School for the Arts School of Dance 3rd Floor Dance Studios), Savage Jazz Dance Company’s Summer Intensive is a 5 week training program for students 10 and up, headed by SJDC Artistic Director and Oakland School for the Arts School of Dance Department Co-Chairs, Mr. Reginald Ray-Savage and Ms. Alison Hurley.
With classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Body Conditioning, Repertory, and more, the program emphasizes a passionate and committed approach to training, and students will be expected to embrace this approach as they are challenged to hone their technique, improve their strength, and increase their flexibility and stamina.
An outstanding training ground for contemporary dancers, students of SJDC, Mr. Savage, and OSA have gone on and been accepted to University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, London Contemporary Dance School, The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, The Juilliard School Summer Intensive, Hubbard Street II, Ailey II, Martha Graham Dance Company, Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company, Oakland Ballet Company, Garth Fagan Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group’s The Hard Nut, Disney’s The Lion King – Musical, and more.
Anyone serious about their dance training will benefit from this program.Those intending to pursue or currently in training to become professional dancers, particularly those interested in performing with Savage Jazz Dance Company, will have a chance to experience how the company trains and to learn SJDC repertory.
Those wanting to attend OSA’s School of Dance will get to experience and gain a deeper understanding of what it is like to train as a young dance student at OSA.
Download your registration form here: http://www.savagejazz.org/uploads/3/1/9/6/31964201/registration_form_summer_2021.pdf
(Or stop by the Dance Studio to pick up a registration form from Ms. Hurley)
Get $50 off the price of tuition when you register by May 31!
Questions? Contact email@example.com
Get your training on!
(Registration materials required for all students)
SUMMER A CAPPELLA INTENSIVE
WEEK 1: June 19 – 25 (no session on Sat/Sun), 12 – 4 pm
WEEK 2: July 8 – 12, 12 – 4 pm
LOCATION: Oakland School for the Arts, 530 18th Street
TUITION: $325 for one week or $600 for both (scholarships available!)
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Forkish (B.M. Berklee College of Music, renowned a cappella arranger and director of Vocal Rush)
In this RISE intensive, singers will learn challenging contemporary a cappella repertoire with a social conscience, cultivate creative expression through improvised harmony singing, develop leadership skills, and foster connection and community with other teens. Open to youth ages 13 – 18. Rise up and sing for change!
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Empowered Information for Teens of all Genders
August 9-11, 2019 San Francisco
$425 ($325 before July 1) Some scholarships available
Today’s teens must navigate a difficult world of sexual politics, marked by complicated and contradictory expectations from society, families/school/ neighborhood cultures, and even from themselves. Hook-up culture, social media, early (and easy) exposure to pornography and violence in media all contribute to an environment which supposes that kids know a lot more than they do and the expectation that they comport themselves with confidence, caution and self- protection. Add to this the assumption that feminism and equality should mean that relationships and sexual expression should be balanced and satisfying, despite the prevailing societal taboo against female desire. Kids today are far more likely to experience cyber-bullying, sexual assault, sexting and shame, than to feel safe, confident and able to express their sexuality in an intentional, safe way.
In this workshop, we will discuss anatomy/ physiology, consent, power dynamics, feminism (what it is and what it isn’t), gender exploration, resources, decision- making, cultivating self-worth and self-care practices. Workshops are intended to include all genders, and sexual identities. Sessions are held in safe, inclusive spaces where participants are encouraged to ask questions, listen and offer their own views.
Friday evening- 6-8pm Orientation and welcome party Saturday- 10am-4pm Anatomy/Physiology, Gender Exploration and Expression, Cultivating Self-Worth and Self-Care, Community Compassion Sunday- 10am-4pm Consent Practice, Power Dynamics, Desire, Decision-Making, Resources, and time for Q and A Lunch and Snacks Included
- Executive Director Letter, 2018
- Donate to OSA Annual Fund
- Order an OSA Yearbook
- OSA Spotlight – February 2019 edition
- Hot Lunch Menu
- My School Bucks – Add money to School Lunch Account
- OSA Commuters – Connect with other commuters and find discounted student Clipper cards.
- KOSA Radio – student radio
- konstella.com/amazon – Use this link when shopping on Amazon. It brings more money into the school than going directly to smile.amazon.com.
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