SAVE THE DATE!
Our School Shows, An Afternoon of Dance, are March 19, 2017 at SHORECREST Performing Arts Center at Shorecrest High School. Students must be enrolled in Winter/Spring 2017 Session to perform.
The Afternoon of Dance is split into two shows. Your student/s performs in one of them. Kaleidoscope Dance Company's older dancers assist backstage along with Parent Volunteers. Teachers of younger students dance with their class/es for a fun and supportive experience on stage!
Students in Creative Dance, Dance & Art, Creative Ballet, Creative Modern, Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III, Modern I, II, III, IV, and Hip Hop classes have the opportunity to perform with their class, sharing the skills they have developed and their creativity.
Kaleidoscope Dance Company performs in each show.
The show will be professionally videotaped and DVDs made available for purchase.
Tentative schedule is below. We are aware that it is more convenient for siblings to perform in the same show and every effort will be 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.
Tentative schedule for March 19:
Show 1: Drop-off at 9:45 followed immediately by “dress rehearsal.”
Classes performing in Show 1:
Anna Mansbridge: Creative Dance, 4 1/2-5 years, Friday, 11:45-12:45
Hayley Shannon: Modern II, 4th-5th grades, Tuesday, 4:30-6:30
Angelica DeLashmette: Pre-Ballet, K-1st, Tuesday, 4:45-5:45
Anna Mansbridge: Creative Ballet, 4 1/2-5 years, Thursday, 4:00-5:00
Kechelle Jackson: Creative Modern, 1st-3rd grades, Saturday, 11:30-12:45
Hayley Shannon: Creative Dance, 3 1/2-4 years, Saturday, 9:15-10:15
Angelica DeLashmette: Hip Hop, 1st-3rd grades, Tuesday, 3:45-4:45
Anna Mansbridge: Pre-Ballet, K-1st, Wednesday, 3:30-4:30
Terry Goetz: Modern III, 6th-7th grades, Thursday, 4:15-6:15
Kechelle Jackson: Pre-Ballet, K-1st, Thursday, 3:15-4:15
Anna Mansbridge: Ballet II, 4th-5th grades, Monday, 5:15-6:30
Hayley Shannon: Creative Dance, 4 1/2-5 years, Saturday, 10:20-11:20
Kaleidoscope Dance Company performs
Show 2: Drop-off at 1:45 followed immediately by “dress rehearsal.”
Classes performing in Show 2:
Kechelle Jackson: Dance & Art, 3 1/2-5 years, Monday, 1:00-2:30
Anna Mansbridge: Ballet I, 2nd-3rd grades, Monday, 4:00-5:15
Ines Andrade: Creative Ballet, 3 1/2-5 years, Tuesday, 12:30-1:30
Terry Goetz: Ballet III, 6th grade & up, Monday, 6:30-8:00
Hannah Kaye: Creative Dance, K-1st, Wednesday, 4:00-5:00
Anna Mansbridge: Creative Modern, 4th-5th grades, Thursday, 5:00-6:30
Anne Green Gilbert: Modern I, 2nd-3rd grades, Monday, 4:15-6:15
Anna Mansbridge: Creative Dance, 3 1/2-4 years, Friday, 10:40-11:40
Hannah Kaye: Creative Modern, 1st-3rd grades, Wednesday, 5:00-6:15
Anna Mansbridge: Modern IV, 8th grade & up, Wednesday, 4:30-6:30
Anne Green Gilbert: Adult Modern, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30
Kechelle Jackson: Creative Ballet, 3 1/2-5 years, Thursday, 1:30-2:30
Kaleidoscope Dance Company performs
If your child is unable to perform on March 19 please let your teacher know as soon as possible. This is not a requirement. No one has to perform that does not want to perform. We want this to be as fun and stress-free an experience as possible. There are no costumes to purchase and no fees involved other than tickets to the show!
We look forward to providing this performance opportunity for your child!
On March 19
You'll drop off and sign in your student with their class/teacher/volunteer helpers directly in the theatre 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 is 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. Try not to have another layer of clothing on top of dance clothes other than a jacket or sweater. 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. No wings, tiaras, capes, crowns, wands, enormous princess gowns, etc. All classes perform barefoot (except Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, II, and III classes… those classes don't forget your ballet shoes!!!).
Please send your child with a water bottle and a non-messy snack 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. Children will leave their shoes, jackets, snacks, and water under their seat in the theatre during rehearsal. After rehearsal they will bring their belongings into the backstage rooms where they wait until time for their class dance during the show. The less they need to be responsible for the better and the less likely it is that something will get lost! Dress economically and pack one small lunch bag for their snack and water.
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!
Kaleidoscope Dance Company Performance and Concert Schedule 2016-2017
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.
2016-2017 Kaleidoscope Season
Kaleidoscope Dance Company
presents the Gift of Dance
Sunday, December 4 – 3:00pm
Adults: $10/Youth: $6
Shorewood Performing Arts Center
17300 Fremont Ave. N
and at the door
Join Kaleidoscope Dance Company as they present an afternoon of original, new modern dance works choreographed by youth ages 7-16.
For the first time in the 36 year history of the Gift of Dance, the dancers have created and will perform their own choreography to live classical music. Musicians Annie Chang-Center, pianist, and Erika Pierson, cello, curated a selection of classical music and the dancers chose pieces that spoke to them. Listen and watch as dancers share work inspired by a range of composers including Rachmaninoff (Russian), Debussy (French), Bartok (Hungarian), de Falla (Spanish), and Gershwin (American).
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 2:30. Delicious, homemade concessions are available prior to the show and during intermission.
Annie Chang-Center, violist and pianist, started performing as a pianist in her native Taiwan when she was six years old. Since coming to the U.S. at thirteen, Annie has concertized in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She has performed as a piano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. As a violist, she has performed at festivals around the world and has collaborated with members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Emerson, and Philadelphia string quartets. She is a chamber music coach for Cornish Summer Music, Summer Sounds, and Seattle Chamber Music Society’s ‘Music In The Classroom’ Program.
Erika Pierson, cellist, earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Cello Performance from Indiana University and her Master’s of Music Performance from University of Michigan. Erika has given solo recitals in England, Germany, Spain, and in the United States. She has performed as featured soloist with orchestras in Berlin, Michigan, and Washington. On the less classical side of things, she has performed with Mannheim Steamroller, Rod Stewart, the Walkmen, and Deltron 3030. Currently Erika performs regularly as the cellist in Bella Sala String Quartet, NOCCO Chamber Orchestra, and freelances and teaches in the Seattle area.
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
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 4, 2016 – Gift of Dance Concert, Shorewood Performing Arts Center at 3:00pm. Tickets available at the door. Adults: $10. Youth: $6.
December 11, 2016 at 3:45 – Winterfest, Seattle Center Armory
January 27, 2017 – School Concert at Columbia Elementary School, Mukilteo
March 19, 2017 – Afternoon of Dance, Creative Dance Center's school shows at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
May 12, 13, & 14, 2017 – Kaleidoscope Spring Concert, Broadway Performance Hall
July 19, 2017 – Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center (free will donation at door), 7:30pm.
Kaleidoscope Spring Concert
Kaleidoscope in Concert
Mother’s Day Weekend 2017
Broadway Performance Hall • 1625 Broadway, Seattle
Friday, May 12, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 14, 3:30pm
Festival seating available through Brown Paper Tickets
Adults: $18 • Youth (under 16) /Senior: $8
Call 1.800.838.3006 or visit brownpapertickets.com
Patron tickets with reserved seating only available through Creative Dance Center
Adult Patron Tickets: $35 • Youth/Senior Patron Tickets: $20
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 36 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.