Register for summer camps!
Registration is open for our award-winning, multi-arts camps. Fill your summer with dance, storytelling, art, music, laughter, and song.
Winter/Spring Session is ongoing!
Register today and jump into Creative Dance, Caregiver/Toddler/Child, Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet, and so much more. Fill your weeks with movement and joy!
Join Hip Hop Pulse!
Break a sweat and unleash your inner rhythm as you build strength, flexibility, and community! All are welcome—no dance experience required.
Join us for SDIT 2024
The Summer Dance Institute for Teachers is July 15-19, 2024! Learn Brain-Compatible Dance Education and BrainDance from the source as Anne Green Gilbert and Dionne Kamara lead this inspiring, transformational weeklong course.
Your Support is Vital!
Our Annual Giving Campaign is in full swing! Help us grow rich programming, bringing joyful dance to more people of all ages and abilities and sharing our mission: Connecting bodies and minds to transform lives through dance.
“Our Brain-Compatible Dance Education supports joyful self-expression and transformative learning!”
Terry Goetz, Creative Dance Center Director & Instructor
What Makes Creative
Dance Center Unique
Our focus on creativity, collaboration, and developing mind-body connections allows students to learn and grow in an environment where personal uniqueness is celebrated. We recognize that people of all ages are capable artists. We encourage students to express themselves through exploration, improvisation, reflection, and choreography. Students who experience this approach to learning have the opportunity to become skilled dancers, critical thinkers, innovative creators, successful collaborators, and respectful responders. This is at the heart of the teaching methodology we use in all our classes, Brain-Compatible Dance Education (BCDE), developed by our Founder Anne Green Gilbert.
Key Components of
Brain-Compatible Dance Education
- The 5-part lesson plan used in all our classes.
- The use of principles and strategies based on brain research to create an environment where students experience deep learning.
- The Dance Concepts: Space, Time, Force, and Body.
- The BrainDance, a body-brain warm-up based on fundamental movement patterns.
Kaleidoscope Dance Company is the Northwest’s unique modern dance company of young people between the ages of 7 and 17. Founded in 1981 by Anne Green Gilbert, and now directed by Anna Mansbridge, this engaging company delights audiences with their mesmerizing and expressive performances. Kaleidoscope has performed for hundreds of thousands of children and adults in schools, theaters, and other community settings across the world.
Mosaic Dance Company is comprised of children between the ages of 7 and 13. When in session Mosaic offers performance opportunities to interested Creative Dance Center students. First formed in 2006 by Anne Green Gilbert, the company was reconvened by Anna Mansbridge and ran for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Mosaic performed with Kaleidoscope in two major annual concerts each year.
Creative Dance Center
WINTER/SPRING REGISTRATION IS OPEN
SDIT REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
JOIN OUR ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN!
Share the gift of dance! Help us reach our goal of $100,000 to support joyful, brain-compatible dance education. Your gift supports programming and tuition assistance for families, children, teens, and adults. Please join us and invest in the youth of today, artists of the future, and educators eager to utilize our inclusive teaching methods! Support CDC.