Upcoming Events


Our School Shows, An Afternoon of Dance, will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at SHORECREST Performing Arts Center at Shorecrest High School. Students must be enrolled in Winter/Spring 2018 Session to perform. Ticket Order Forms are handed out the week of Feb. 26-March 3 at your class and via email. Please return ticket order forms and payment the week of March 5-10. Families may buy up to 5 tickets in advance. Additional tickets may be available after advance sales have been filled. Tickets will be handed out to families the week of March 12-17 at your student's class. If you miss class the week before the show, you can pick up your pre-ordered tickets at the CDC office (cream colored house off the parking lot) or at Will Call. Please notify us which you prefer by emailing or calling the office.

The Afternoon of Dance is split into two shows. Your student/s will perform in one of them (a few of you may have children in both shows!). Kaleidoscope Dance Company will perform in each show and will assist backstage. I will be asking for Parent Volunteers from each class to assist backstage as well.




Students in Creative Ballet, Creative Dance, Dance & Art, Creative Modern for 1st-3rd grades, Creative Modern for 4th-5th grades, Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III, Modern I, II, III, and IV, and Hip Hop classes have the opportunity to perform with their class, sharing the skills they have developed and their creativity.

The show will be professionally videotaped and DVDs made available for purchase.
Order Forms will also be available at the theatre.
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. Mail to Wise Guy Productions.


We are aware that it is more convenient for siblings to perform in the same show and every effort is made to accommodate for this, but it may not be possible for each and every family. Running time for the show is approximate. We cannot take requests for preferred show time.

An Afternoon of Dance

Shorecrest Performing Arts Center (at Shorecrest High School)
15343 25th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
The theatre is on the West side of 25th Ave. NE and at the North end of the campus. It is well marked with a big "Performing Arts Center" sign as a marquee. Parking is available to the south and north of the theatre.

Show 1: Drop-off at 9:45. Dress Rehearsal, 10am-11:15am.

Performance, 11:45am-1:00pm.

Show 2: Drop-off at 1:45. Dress Rehearsal, 2:00pm-3:15pm.

Performance, 3:45-5:00pm

Schedule for March 18

You'll drop off and sign in your student with their class/teacher/volunteer helpers in the theater of Shorecrest Performing Arts Center for a rehearsal prior to the show. This allows students to practice and become acclimated to the theatre and stage experience. Students watch the rehearsal and see their peers perform during this run through. During the actual performance they will be supervised in their backstage room until it is time for their dance. After they perform they will move back to the supervised area where they will wait until the end of the show. Volunteers are with them at all times and we’ll provide quiet activities to keep students occupied. At the end of the show, 1 adult from your family will be allowed in the backstage rooms to sign out and pick up your dancer/s from their class group. Please be patient during the Sign-Out process, we want to make sure each child is picked up by the correct family and this takes some time!

We do not require special costumes to be purchased. We do ask that your child wear something that doesn’t overwhelm their body so the audience sees them and not the outfit. Send your child to rehearsal ready to dance with hair neatly pulled back and dance clothes on. Please make sure dance clothes are appropriate (leotards completely cover bottoms and underwear is fully covered) and safe. Dance clothes they cannot trip over, hair neatly back, and no accessories work best. All classes perform barefoot except Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, II, and III classes… don't forget your ballet shoes!!!

Please send your child with a water bottle and a non-messy snack that they can access easily by themselves. Make sure their water bottle and snack bag are clearly marked with their name. Please do not send any valuables (iPods, phones, jewelry, etc.) with your child.

Performance Order and Class Placements to be Announced Soon




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!"