Registration is open for Summer Camps and Classes!
The Summer Workshop Series 2021 is open!
Transform your teaching through embodied learning! Dive deep into our teaching methodology, Brain-Compatible Dance Education, and learn how you can put it into practice. Virtual Courses for new and returning students.
Meet the dance company that has performed across the globe.
Kaleidoscope and Mosaic 2021 Virtual Spring Concert is getting rave reviews. World Premieres by 10 professional choreographers. Available for anytime viewing on our films page.
“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
CDC VIRTUAL SCHOOL SHOW
Our Spring students have been hard at work preparing and filming our Virtual School Show! This is a celebration of community, creativity, and collaboration that showcases our teaching methodology, Brain-Compatible Dance Education. Join us online to cheer on these amazing dancers! Learn more.
SUMMER 2021 CLASSES AND CAMPS!
Summer 2021 almost here! We have in studio and online options for camps and classes for all ages. Weeklong camps start July 5 and our 5-week Summer Session goes July 5 to Aug 7. Space is limited! Join the waitlist if a class is full as more spots might be added. Learn more.
ONLINE SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES 2021!
Join us this summer for transformational learning! Engage with Anne Green Gilbert’s revolutionary teaching methodology right at the source. We are offering the Foundational Course and Refresher Course this summer online. Explore Summer Workshop Series.
KALEIDOSCOPE VIRTUAL SPRING CONCERT
The amazing Kaleidoscope + Mosaic Dance Companies present a full-length virtual concert featuring choreography by 11 professional choreographers. This stunning Dance on Film presentation is not to be missed! Now available for anytime viewing! Learn more.