Summer Teen Intensive is back!
Summer session is OPEN for registration!
Transform your teaching through embodied learning at SDIT!
Virtual Summer Dance Institute for Teachers 2022 registration is now open. Dive deep into our teaching methodology, Brain-Compatible Dance Education, and learn how you can put it into practice. Foundational and Refresher Courses!
Kaleidoscope Dance Company is poetry in motion!
Witness the power of dance to inspire, transform, and transcend. Celebrate the unique talents of this amazing group of young people. Our Dance on Film concerts are available to view anytime!
“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, 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 in the Fall of 2018. Mosaic performs with Kaleidoscope in two major annual concerts each year.
Creative Dance Center
VIRTUAL SUMMER DANCE INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS
SUMMER REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Come dance, learn, create, and perform with us this summer! Award-winning multi-arts camps for ages 4-12 and classes for all ages (babies through adults) are now open for registration! Weeklong camps run June, July, and August. Summer classes run for 5 weeks July 5-August 6. Musical Theatre (Encanto & Coco), Ballet Stories, Art in Motion, Hip Hop Camp and more. Classes from Family Dance to Creative Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Pilates, Hip Hop – so many options! Get Details.
MASK & VACCINE VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS WILL REMAIN THE SAME at CREATIVE DANCE CENTER
King County has been requiring vaccine verification and mask-wearing at many indoor venues including dance studios. Although the county is lifting these requirements, Creative Dance Center will still require masks for all students/caregivers ages 2+ and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all eligible students and caregivers ages 12+ to attend class through Spring Session. Read more about our COVID-19 safety policies HERE.