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 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

 


Dance & Art

Ages 4 ½-6 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.
Mon 1:00-2:30 Kechelle Jackson Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $265

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.

Fall/Winter 2014-2015: Creative Dance Class Schedule

Ages 3 ½-4

Tuesday 11:00-12:00 Angelica DeLashmette Upper Studio Register
Friday 10:40-11:40 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Saturday 9:15-10:15 Ellen Cooper Lower Studio Register

Ages 4 ½ – 5

Friday 11:45 – 12:45 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Saturday 10:25 – 11:25 Ellen Cooper Lower Studio Register

Grade K-1

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 Rebecca Schroeder Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $216

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.

Fall/Winter 2014-2015: Creative Ballet Class Schedule

Ages 3 ½-5

Thursday 1:30-2:30 Ines Andrade Upper and/or Lower Studio Register

Ages 4 ½-5

Tuesday 1:30-2:30 Angelica DeLashmette Upper Studio Register
Thursday 4:00-5:00 Anna Mansbridge Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $216

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 required.

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.

Fall/Winter 2014-2015: Pre-Ballet Class Schedule

Thurs. Gr. K-1 5:00-6:00 Anna Mansbridge  Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $216