Policies, Dates & FAQs

DIRECTIONS CREATIVE DANCE CENTER is located in the beautiful Haller Lake Community Club in a residential neighborhood just off Aurora Avenue North. 12577 Densmore Avenue North is just south of the North 128th Street and Densmore Avenue North intersection. From Aurora Avenue North, go east on N 128th Street. Northbound on I-5, take the NE 130th Street exit. Southbound on I-5, take the NE 145th Street exit. From either exit, head west and turn south on Meridian N and west on N 128th. Plenty of free parking. CDC’s office is located next door to the north at 12583 Densmore Ave. N. Call Metro for convenient bus routes from your neighborhood.

DATES: 2013-2014 School Year

Winter/Spring 2014
A  Sixteen-Week Session from Monday, February 10, 2014 through Monday, June 9, 2014.
Creative Dance Center Holidays: no classes April 14-20, 2014, and Memorial Day, May 26.

Adult Classes & Nurturing Baby Classes: Three Sessions: Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Spring 2014 – a 10-Week Session: Monday, March 24 through Monday, June 9, 2014.
No classes April 14-20, 2014 and Memorial Day, May 26.

Summer Session 2014
5-Week Session from July 7-August 9, 2014.

Summer Camp information can be found HERE.

A downloadable print copy of our Summer Schedule including classes and camps can be found HERE.


VISITING/OBSERVING CLASSES: CDC schedules Visiting Weeks approximately halfway through and during the last week of our sessions. If your child will be dancing in a class without parent participation (Creative Dance and Creative Ballet classes for 3 1/2 years and up) please tell them they will be dancing with their teacher and other children and that you will be nearby in our waiting room. 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 instructors will communicate with you if there are any issues that come up regarding separation and participation in class. We will do our best to resolve these issues 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 may be more developmentally appropriate. Please call the School Director at 206-363-7281 if you are unsure of appropriate class placement for your child or email terry@creativedance.org.

VISITING WEEKS for Winter/Spring 2014 – Parents are invited to observe classes during the 8th week (March 31-April 5, 2014) and 16th week (June 2-9, 2014) of the session.

VISITING WEEK for Summer 2014 is the final class of the session.

CLOTHING: Adults- dance or exercise clothes; Girls- dance clothes such as leotards, dance skirts, etc., bare feet; Boys- sweat pants or shorts and t-shirts, bare feet; Toddlers- dance or play clothes, bare feet. Ballet shoes are required for Pre-Ballet and Ballet I/II & III classes.

MISSED CLASSES: You may make up missed classes in any comparable class during the current session. Check the web schedule at www.creativedance.org to ensure the class you wish to attend is taking place. Make-up classes cannot be carried over to the next session. Please do not come to class if you or your child is sick. Make up your missed class after health has returned.

SNOW CLOSURES: Though CDC often closes when Seattle School District has snow closures, please check the home page of our website, creativedance.org, for up to the date info and individual class information.

HEALTH TIPS FOR FLU SEASON: The Creative Dance Center is committed to providing an excellent dance education to our students while maintaining a safe and healthy environment. In light of the coming flu season and concerns about the H1N1 virus, here are some common sense steps that you can take to keep you and your family healthy.

DROP-INS: Please bring exact change or check. Children and Teens Classes – Siblings or friends may attend a class on a one time, case-by-case, space available basis. The drop-in fee for classes 1 – 1 1/2 hours long is $15.00. The drop-in fee for classes 2 hours long is $20.00 In a Parent-Child Class (Nurturing Baby, Parent/Toddler/Child) the drop-in fee for a sibling is $8.00. Adult Classes are available as drop-in for a $15.00 fee.

PRE-REGISTRATION: Required to ensure a place in class. Registration in current classes does not guarantee a space in upcoming sessions. Full tuition sent with registration form is preferred. Classes without sufficient enrollment will be canceled. When more than one family member is registered during the same session, a 5% discount will be applied to the tuition total.

LATE REGISTRATION AND CANCELATIONS: Classes may be prorated after the 4th week of the session. A 10% prorate fee will be assessed. Classes and camps without sufficient enrollment will be canceled and refunded. Summer Session classes are not prorated.

REFUNDS: In order to receive a refund CDC Administration must be notified prior to the fourth week of classes. $5.00 processing fee will be levied. During the Summer Session, CDC must be notified prior to the second class of the session to receive a refund. $5.00 processing fee will be levied.

FINANCIAL AID: Limited financial aid is available. Applications will be sent to you at your request and must be received at CDC with your pre-registration.

ADULT CLASS CARD: An 8-class card may be used toward any adult class during the current Adult Class session – $120. Please designate primary class on registration form.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES: Celebrate a birthday in a unique way with one of the Creative Dance Center’s talented and creative teachers! CDC faculty present an age appropriate creative dance class which will include the BrainDance and fun activities utilizing a wide variety of props and music. After a 45 minute creative dance class, a room is available for refreshments provided by the host family. Birthday parties are booked on studio space and teacher availability. Birthday party fee is $150.00 for up to 15 guests (does not include adults). Length of party time is one and a half hours. Payment is due upon scheduling. Cancellation policy: when one week notice of cancellation is given, there is a $40 cancellation fee. If one week notice is not given, the full payment will be retained by the Creative Dance Center. Please contact Terry at 206-363-7281 or terry@creativedance.org to schedule a party or to answer any other questions.

FIELD TRIPS: CDC offers special one-hour creative dance classes for preschools; homeschool groups; Brownie, Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and Campfire troops; and other special interest groups. Classes include an age appropriate BrainDance and conceptual creative dance activities utilizing a wide variety of props and music.

  • The fee for a one hour field trip for up to 18 children is $100.00.
  • The fee for a one hour field trip for 19-25 children is $125.00.
  • Field trips are limited to 25 students.

Cancellation policy: we require one week notice of cancellation. If one week notice is not given there is a $40 cancellation fee. Please contact Terry at 206-363-7281 or terry@creativedance.org to schedule a field trip or to answer any other questions.

BRAINDANCE: Developed by CDC Founder Anne Green Gilbert, the BrainDance is included in every class as a warm-up and introduction to the dance concept. The BrainDance sequences through the eight fundamental movement patterns of early human development which wire the central nervous system. BrainDance connects and aligns all parts of the body, brings blood and oxygen to the brain and muscles, and helps us to center and focus.

Other questions?: Phone: 206-363-7281 • e-mail: info@creativedance.org