Upcoming Events


Save the Date! Sunday, March 18, 2018, An Afternoon of Dance, our school shows, will be happening at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center. All classes ages 3 1/2 and up have the opportunity to perform onstage with their class. More info coming in the new year.

You can still order a DVD of our March 19, 2017 school shows, An Afternoon of Dance! Click HERE to download the DVD order form.


Educator/Community Workshops 2017-2018

Perfect for parents, caregivers, educators, dance teachers, teaching artists, early childhood specialists, OTs, PTs, and more! These fun, educational, and movement-filled workshops are held at the Creative Dance Center in our beautiful, open, ADA accessible studio space. Plenty of free parkin

Fathers, Sons, & Other Guys
Friday, October 20, 2017
Vincent Thomas
Presented to the community by the Creative Dance Center and the Jesse Jaramillo Scholarship Fund.

For men, teens, and boys, ages 6 through adult of all backgrounds and abilities (no prior movement or dance skills required). Fathers (and/or male guardians) may come with one or more sons (or even alone), as well as individual guys interested in exploring this topic.



Functional Anatomy for Movers
October 29, 2017
Carrie Goodnight
Price: $40 or $25 for starving artists and students
For dancers, dance educators, and anyone interested in anatomy & movement
Clock hours are NOT available for this workshop.



BrainDance Foundations
November 19, 2017
Price: $90
Anne Green Gilbert
To receive clock hours please notify CDC three weeks prior to the workshop date.


BrainDance Variations
Janurary 14, 2018
Price: $70
Anna Mansbridge
To receive clock hours please notify CDC three weeks prior to the workshop date.



BrainDance: Birth to 5-years
February 4, 2018
Price: $70
Terry Goetz



Brain-Based Dance for Ages 3-6
March 4, 2018
Price: $70
Anna Mansbridge
To receive clock hours please notify CDC three weeks prior to the workshop date.





Kaleidoscope Dance Company Performance and Concert Schedule 2017-2018

Kaleidoscope Dance Company is available for school assemblies and community concerts. Details on booking Kaleidoscope for an entertaining and educational concert can be found HERE.


2017-2018 Kaleidoscope Season


Kaleidoscope Dance Company presents the Gift of Dance
Sunday / December 3 / 3:30 / Silent Auction 3:00


Join Kaleidoscope Dance Company as they present the Gift of Dance, an afternoon of original, new modern dance works choreographed by youth ages 7-17. This year the dancers are creating work inspired by local Public Art. The Eagle by Alexander Calder at Olympic Sculpture Garden, A Sound Garden on the campus of NOAA at Magnuson Park, Waiting for the Interurban (Fremont), and Sadako and the Thousand Cranes sculpture in Peace Park are just some of the pieces sparking the creativity of these skilled choreographers.


Kaleidoscope Dance Company engages in a collaborative process in multi-age groups, using choreographic forms and devices to compose work that is deeply personal yet universal in its appeal to audiences of all ages.

Enliven your holiday season with this inspiring, uplifting, and family-friendly concert as Kaleidoscope Dance Company shares the Gift of Dance with you!

Audience members are invited to join the company dancers and Artistic Director Anna Mansbridge on stage for a community dance during intermission!

Silent Auction (themed gift baskets and delectable desserts) to benefit the Creative Dance Center begins at 3:00. Delicious, homemade concessions are available prior to the show and during intermission.

This vibrant show, described by the Seattle Weekly as "refreshing," shares a message of peace and cooperation, especially meaningful during the holiday season.  "These students are professional in every sense of the word…. Their graceful motions, their faces full of feeling… this is why we need the arts. They have the power to heal us in ways we cannot explain." (Valley View). 

Sunday, December 3 at 3:30pm
Silent Auction and Concession sales begin at 3:00pm and benefit the Creative Dance Center
Shorewood Performing Arts Center
17300 Fremont Ave. N.
Shoreline, WA

December 3, 2017 – Gift of Dance, Shorewood Performing Arts Center at 3:30pm. Tickets available at the door. Adults: $10. Youth: $6.
December 10, 2017 at 5:05pm  – Winterfest, Seattle Center Armory
February, 2018 – School Concert at Olympic Hills Elementary, Seattle
March 18, 2018 – Afternoon of Dance, Creative Dance Center's school shows at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
May 11, 12, & 13, 2018 – Kaleidoscope Spring Concert, Broadway Performance Hall
Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center (free will donation at door), DATE TBA, 7:30pm.


  • is the longest-running modern dance company in Seattle, founded in 1981 by Anne Green Gilbert
  • is a modern repertory dance company of boys and girls between the ages of 7-16
  • has toured internationally in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Russia, Canada, Brazil, The Netherlands, Jamaica, Taiwan, and Denmark and performed nationally in Washington, D.C., Oregon, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Utah, and all over Washington State
  • has danced for hundreds of thousands of school children in public and private schools in the Northwest

Kaleidoscope Dance Company Boys Receive Rave Review for their Performance at the 2016 Men in Dance Festival!MID test 1

Sandra Kurtz at The Seattle Weekly said …
"While most of the work on the program was designed for adult performers, Michael Garber brought a group of young dancers from Kaleidoscope Dance Company together in Comradery. In a study of isolation and connection among people, the cast was affecting without being sentimental—a difficult tone to strike."





Kaleidoscope Spring Concert

Kaleidoscope in Concert
Mother’s Day Weekend 2018

Broadway Performance Hall • 1625 Broadway, Seattle
Friday, May 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 13, 3:30pm
Festival seating available through Brown Paper Tickets
Visit www.creativedance.org or call 206.363.7281

Kaleidoscope’s unique blend of talent, enthusiasm, and soul delights and captivates audiences of all ages. Kaleidoscope in Concert celebrates the joy of dance with an exceptional balance of youth and professionalism. Kaleidoscope Dance Company is made up of young people ages 7-16.

During the past 37 years, Kaleidoscope has traveled around the world sharing the joy of dance. Recently, Kaleidoscope has performed in the Men In Dance Concert (to rave reviews) in Seattle, STG's Global Dance Party at The Moore, in Taiwan at Taipei National University of the Arts, and in Copenhagen, Denmark at the dance and the Child international world congress.

"Kaleidoscope is the most unique performance I have seen – It was simply wonderful!"