Upcoming Events

Sam Picart EllenHip Hop Master Classes with Sam Picart

Sunday, June 18


1-2pm for 2nd-4th grades (7-9 year olds) $15   REGISTER 

2:05-3:20 for 5th-8th grades (10-13 year olds) $20   REGISTER 

3:30-4:45 for 9th grade-adults (14 and up) $20   REGISTER


Sam Picart Jump


Sam Picart (Kansas City, MO) began his dance training in urban street styles at the age of 15 and began ballet training at 18 under his aunt Jennifer Picart-Branner, formerly of the Frankfurt Ballet. Sam received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2013.

In 2016 he was the chosen winner of Ellen Degeneres' Dance Off competition and was a featured guest on the show. 

He has also worked with notable choreographers such as Mandy Moore, Camille A Brown, Victor Quijada, and Iyun Ashani Harrison. While remaining a member of Iyun Harrison's Ashani Dances, Sam still finds time to make work of his own having choreographed for the Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cornish Summer Dance Program, the Seattle International Dance Festival, and Full Tilt.

Currently, Sam teaches, choreographs, and performs all over the US. 

Sam is amazing… his energy, his incredible abilities, and his passion are through the roof. You will not want to miss class with him!


Kaleidoscope Dance Company Community Concert

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Where: Creative Dance Center
Free will donation at the door

This summer concert is perfect for families and children. See dances from our Spring Concert and more in the intimate setting of the Creative Dance Center!


An Afternoon of Dance 2018

Keep an eye out for info on our 2018 school shows, An Afternoon of Dance! Save the Date should be coming soon.

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 2016-2017

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 parking!

BrainDance: Birth to 5-years
November 13, 2016
Terry Goetz
Price: $70
Clock hours are NOT available for this workshop.



BrainDance Foundations
January 22, 2017
Price: $90
Terry Goetz
To receive clock hours please notify CDC three weeks prior to the workshop date.


BrainDance Variations
March 5, 2017
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, 2017 –  3:30pm
Join Kaleidoscope Dance Company as they present an afternoon of original, new modern dance works choreographed by youth ages 7-16.

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.

Audience members are invited to join 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).


  • 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."

SAVE THE DATE! December 3, 2017 – Gift of Dance Concert, Shorewood Performing Arts Center at 3:30pm. Tickets available at the door. Adults: $10. Youth: $6.
December 10, 2017  – Winterfest, Seattle Center Armory

May 11, 12, & 13, 2018 – Kaleidoscope Spring Concert, Broadway Performance Hall


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!"