Ages 3½-6, Pre-K to Grade 1

Pre-K to Grade 1 classes at the Creative Dance Center are drop-off classes. CDC schedules Visiting/Observation Weeks approximately halfway through and during the last week of our sessions. For your child's first class at CDC you are welcome to come into the studio and observe the first few minutes of class, we then ask you to quietly step out. Our waiting room has tables, chairs, toys, crayons, paper, and a library of wonderful books for children and adults. Our teachers will communicate with you if there are any issues that come up regarding separation, behavior, and/or participation in class. We will do our best to resolve these issues with you, keeping in mind what will work best for the individual child and the class as a whole. If your young child is not ready to dance on their own, Parent/Child class with parent/caregiver may be more developmentally appropriate. Please call the Director, Terry Goetz, at 206-363-7281 if you are unsure of appropriate class placement for your child or email terry@creativedance.org.

Dance & ArtCreative DanceCreative BalletPre-Ballet 

Students enrolled in our Winter/Spring session have the opportunity to perform in our Afternoon of Dance School Shows on Sunday, March 18! Shows are held at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center.


Dance & Art

Ages 3½-5 years

Discover and experience the connections between dance and the visual arts. This fun-filled class will include movement explorations through improvisation, dance skills, interaction with peers, story time, and dance-making. Students’ creativity is sparked through hands-on art activities. Dance & Art class celebrates the artist in your child!
 
Clothing
Children will be doing hands-on art projects and should dress accordingly. Paint shirts will be provided.
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance skirts, etc., t-shirts, leggings, bare feet.
Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.
 

Winter/Spring 2018: Dance & Art Class Schedule

Ages 3½-5

Mon 1:00-2:30 Kechelle Jackson Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: January 29 – June 4, 2018
  • Vacation Dates: no classes February 19-25, 2018; April 9-15, 2018; May 28, 2018
  • Visiting Weeks: March 26-31, May 29-June 4, 2018
  • Cost: $280

 

Fall/Winter 2017-2018: Dance & Art Class Schedule

Ages 3½-5

Mon 1:00-2:30 Kechelle Jackson Lower Studio FULL
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 11, 2017 – January 27, 2018
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 20-26, 2017; December 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018
  • Visiting Weeks: October 30-November 4, 2017; January 22-27, 2018
  • Cost: $280

Creative Dance

Ages 3 ½-4 years, 4 ½-5 years, and Grade K-1

Having fun, exploring movement concepts, developing dance skills, strengthening the body and brain, interacting with others – it all happens in creative dance classes. Skills become more challenging throughout the year and progress with age level.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance skirts, etc., t-shirts, leggings, bare feet.
Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Winter/Spring 2018: Creative Dance Class Schedule

Ages 3½-4

Friday 10:40 -11:40 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Saturday  9:30 -10:30 Hayley Shannon Lower Studio Register

Ages 4½ – 5

Friday 11:45 – 12:45 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Saturday 10:35 – 11:35 Hayley Shannon Lower Studio Register

Grade K-1

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 Hannah Kaye Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: January 29 – June 4, 2018
  • Vacation Dates: no classes February 19-25, 2018; April 9-15, 2018; May 28, 2018
  • Visiting Weeks: March 26-31, May 29-June 4, 2018
  • Cost: $232

 

Fall/Winter 2017-2018: Creative Dance Class Schedule

Ages 3½-4

Friday 10:40 -11:40 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Saturday  9:30 -10:30 Hayley Shannon Lower Studio Register

Ages 4½ – 5

Friday 11:45 – 12:45 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Saturday 10:35 – 11:35 Hayley Shannon Lower Studio FULL

Grade K-1

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 Hannah Kaye Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 11, 2017 – January 27, 2018
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 20-26, 2017; December 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018
  • Visiting Weeks: October 30-November 4, 2017; January 22-27, 2018
  • Cost: $232

 


I danced from the moment I could stand.
~Anna Pavlova

Creative Ballet

Ages 3 ½-5 years and 4 ½-5 years

Exploring ballet skills and vocabulary through creative dance helps young dancers learn ballet more easily and enjoyably. We dance in bare feet.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance skirts, etc., t-shirts, leggings, bare feet.
Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

 

Winter/Spring 2018: Creative Ballet Class Schedule

Ages 3½-5

Thursday 2:00-3:00 Kechelle Jackson Upper Studio Register

    Ages 4½5

    Thursday 3:10-4:10 Anna Mansbridge Lower Studio Register
    • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: January 29 – June 4, 2018
    • Vacation Dates: no classes February 19-25, 2018; April 9-15, 2018; May 28, 2018
    • Visiting Weeks: March 26-31, May 29-June 4, 2018
    • Cost: $232

     

    Fall/Winter 2017-2018: Creative Ballet Class Schedule

    Ages 3½-5

    Thursday 2:00-3:00 Kechelle Jackson Upper Studio Register

    Ages 4½5

    Thursday 3:10-4:10 Anna Mansbridge Lower Studio Register
    • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 11, 2017 – January 27, 2018
    • Vacation Dates: no classes November 20-26, 2017; December 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018
    • Visiting Weeks: October 30-November 4, 2017; January 22-27, 2018
    • Cost: $232

     


    Pre-Ballet

    Grade K-1

    A fun and creative introduction to ballet class. Exploring ballet technique through the dance concepts nurtures the whole dancer. Musicality, improvisation, and skill development are all a part of this developmentally appropriate ballet class. Ballet shoes optional.

    Clothing
    Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, tights, dance skirts or shorts worn over leotard and tights, ballet shoes, hair should be pulled back from the face.
    Boys: sweat pants, shorts, tights, or leggings, t-shirts, ballet shoes.

     

    Winter/Spring 2018: Pre-Ballet Class Schedule
    Grades K-1

    Monday 4:00-5:00 Anna Mansbridge Lower Studio Register
    Wednesday 3:30-4:30 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
    Thursday 3:20-4:20 Kechelle Jackson Upper Studio Register
    • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: January 29 – June 4, 2018
    • Vacation Dates: no classes February 19-25, 2018; April 9-15, 2018; May 28, 2018
    • Visiting Weeks: March 26-31, May 29-June 4, 2018
    • Cost: $232

     

    Fall/Winter 2017-2018: Pre-Ballet Class Schedule
    Grades K-1

    Monday 4:00-5:00 Anna Mansbridge Lower Studio FULL
    Wednesday 3:30-4:30 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
    Thursday 3:20-4:20 Kechelle Jackson Upper Studio Register
      • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 11, 2017 – January 27, 2018
      • Vacation Dates: no classes November 20-26, 2017; December 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018
      • Visiting Weeks: October 30-November 4, 2017; January 22-27, 2018
      • Cost: $232