Contemporary Master Class

Saturday July 9



Aspire Academy presents John Meads Contemporary Master Class. John Mead is an internationally recognized choreographer, performer, and educator. He currently resides in Singapore where he is co-founder and Artistic Director of two companies: The John Mead Dance Company, which is a professional contemporary dance company and Firefly Tales, which is an organization dedicated to narrative film production and dance education outreach.

There will be two levels of classes offered for ages 8+. A beginner/intermediate level from 11:00-12:30 and an intermediate/advanced level from 1:00-2:30. Both classes are 90 minutes each and are $20.00 per person per class. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Space will be limited. For more info on John Mead visit

July 9 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

July 9 – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

About John Mead

JOHN MEAD is an internationally recognized choreographer, performer and educator. Working professionally over the past 30 years, he has choreographed over 120 works, which have been performed in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States.

In 1988, Mr. Mead won the prestigious “Lausanne New Choreographers Competition” hosted by Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Switzerland and worked periodically for four years as a visiting faculty member of the official school of the Bejart Ballet: Rudra Bejart Lausanne.

From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Mead was the Artistic Director of John Mead & Dancers in New York City, and was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the New York University Programme in Dance Education. Mr. Mead completed his PhD in Communications and New Media in 2015 at the National University of Singapore.

Currently, Mr. Mead is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of two Singapore-based companies: the John Mead Dance Company, which is a professional contemporary dance company and Firefly Tales, which is an organization dedicated to narrative film production and dance education outreach.

You can find more information about Mr. Mead and the John Mead Dance Company at

John Mead

How to Register for Dance Classes

 To register for Dance classes , please register directly online at our website or come into Aspire and fill out a registration form.  Our yearly  enrollment fee of $25 for a single student or $35 for a family will secure your place in class.  READ MORE>>>

Dance Classes include:acrobatic

  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Modern
  • Adult Classes


Students who enroll in 4 or more Intermediate & above classes will have ONE LOW PRICE! $250.00 Monthly – REGISTER

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Since 2007 over 1500 students have taken music lessons or dance classes at our convenient location between Sequim and Port Angeles.  We started as a very small school teaching Kindermusik and Simply Music piano lessons but have grown to become the largest music and dance school on the Olympic Peninsula.

As a parent, we realize you have a choice between a few different music schools and dance schools. All studios are not the same. We constantly improve our facilities and provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible.

We invite you to compare all of the features and options to see why our studio is trusted and chosen more than any other music or dance school in Sequim.

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or Other Instruments

If you are interested in registering for Simply Music or another instrument, please call us directly so that we can discuss your specific interests.  If you are interested in Simply Music we strongly encourage you to attend a Free Introductory Session where we explain the method and its results, demonstrate the method and answer questions.  Please see the “Simply Music Free Introductory Sessions” link under “About the Studio.”

Our studio number is 681-3979.


We do NOT necessarily close for bad weather, but when Sequim Schools close since most of our classes are after school hours. Please check our website and/or call us at 681-3979 for inclement weather closures. Emails will be sent to all families if classes will be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Aspire Students at Sequim Irrigation Festival 2016

2016 Students at Sequim Irrigation Festival.  Photo by Dewi Sprague Photography, with permission.