Fall Registration is OPEN!

Joyful dance for all ages and abilities, from babies though grade school, high school to adults, in a wide variety of genres! Join us at CDC, where dance and brain development play together.

Join us for Summer Camps!

Dance, art, song, and creative play for ages 6-12! Limited spots still available in Roots & Branches (Jazz | Ballet | Modern), Musical Theatre camps (Encanto & Coco), and Art in Motion!

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!

FALL REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN! Plus spots still open in camps through August. View all announcements.

“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

  1. The 5-part lesson plan used in all our classes.
  2. The use of principles and strategies based on brain research to create an environment where students experience deep learning.
  3. The Dance Concepts: Space, Time, Force, and Body.
  4. The BrainDance, a body-brain warm-up based on fundamental movement patterns.

Dance Company

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.

Dance Company

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

Classes for all ages and abilities, babies through adults, in a plethora of genres! Creative Dance, Family Dance, Nurturing Baby, Creative Modern, Pre-Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern, and more! Register today and start dancing with us in the fall. Classes begin September 12. Learn More.

Come dance, learn, create, and perform with us this summer! Award-winning multi-arts camps for ages 6-12 are still open for registration! Weeklong camps throughout August. Roots & Branches (Jazz/Ballet/Modern), Musical Theatre (Encanto & Coco), and Art in Motion. Get Details.


And incredible week of enrichment for teens 13-19, facilitated by five amazing guest teachers. August 8-12, 4:30-8:15 daily. Two classes daily plus talk-backs in a variety of genres and topics. Not to be missed! Get Details.