Contact and Class Information

Arts Contact and Class Information

Get to Know Your Instructors

Our instructors are not only highly talented in their fields but are also able to teach a wide range of ages and skills. Choose your YMCA facility to meet a few of our specialists and their backgrounds:

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Arts Class Room Locations by Discipline

Culinary Arts | Conference Room

Dance | Multipurpose Room 1, Multipurpose Room 2, Multipurpose Room 3

Digital Arts | Computer Lab

Music | Music Room and Chapel

Meet Our Instructors

Leslie LakewoodLeslie, Arts Director

How Many Years at the Y

Six

Experience

  • Ninth Avenue School of Dance, (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, West African)
  • Show Stoppers Dance Company (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop)
  • Aria Dance Company (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, West African)
  • Passion Dance Company (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, West African)
  • Westlake Dance Center (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop)
  • Tacoma City Ballet (Ballet)

Favorite Thing About the Y

I love that I have the opportunity to build relationships with the members. I love that I am able to teach and share my passion and love of dance and the Arts with my community.

Interesting Fact About Yourself

Llamas are my favorite animal.

Future Goal

To get my Masters in Elementary Education


Liz LakewoodLiz, Arts Coordinator

How Many Years at the Y

Six

Experience

  • Lakewood Y, Former Dance Company Member (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop)
  • Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma Student (classical ballet)
  • Action Dance Academy Company Member (ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop) 
  • Puget Sound Revels Cast Member
  • Tacoma Little Theatre, Lakewood Playhouse, Tacoma Musical Playhouse (various productions)
  • University of Oregon, Visual and Performing Arts (acting methods, digital arts and graphic design, eco art, ceramics, fiber arts, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, dance) 
  • Evergreen State College, Visual and Performing Arts (ceramics, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, figure and portrait drawing, neon, photography, experimental theatre, dance)

Favorite Thing About the Y

All of the kids in our programs are so unique, and being able to watch them grow and progress every day is amazing! I am lucky to play a little part in shaping their futures through the arts. 

Interesting Fact About Yourself

My initials spell EAR and so do my brother's. 

 Future Goal

To get my Masters in Education and teach arts and dance full time. 



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