Upcoming Events

Men & Boys, Fathers & Sons Workshop

FREE to the community; presented by the Creative Dance Center and supported by the Anne Green Gilbert Endowment Fund

Sunday, July 10, 2016Vincent Thomas Headshot
2:00pm-4:00pm
Vincent Thomas (Towson University)

A fun and rich bonding experience for men, teens, and boys to explore their values and negotiate consciousness around masculinity. In this physically engaging workshop, fathers and sons, extended family, and individuals explore verbal and physical conversations around the topic of masculinityWhat is it? What is it not? How did you learn about it or come to know it? What do you/will you pass on about masculinity?

Using movement games and structures to enhance and further the discussions, participants will unearth assumptions, truths, and myths about their personal and societal views of masculinity. This workshop gives you a unique opportunity to spend time together with other men and boys.

Participants: Men, teens, and boys (ages 6 and up) of all backgrounds (no prior movement or dance skills required). Fathers may come with one or more sons, extended family welcome, as well as those individuals interested in exploring this topic.

Facilitator: Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance
Websitewww.vtdance.org

To register for this FREE workshop, contact Terry Goetz, CDC Director, at terry@creativedance.org (include phone number, names, ages, and number of participants in your email) or call 206-363-7281. The Creative Dance Center is ADA accessible and has free onsite parking.

Creative Dance Center
12577 Densmore Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
206-363-7281

Vincent E. Thomas, dancer, choreographer and teacher, received his MFA in Dance from Florida State University and a BME in Music from the University of South Carolina. He has danced with Dance Repertory Theatre (FSU), Randy James Dance Works (NY/NJ), EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (DC), and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. Vincent is a 2012-13 American Dance Institute Incubator Artist, an Urban Bush Women BOLD Facilitator, co-artistic director and faculty member for the UBW Summer Institutes (NY and LA), and an Associate Professor of Dance at Towson University, Maryland.

 

Check out our Summer Classes, running July 5-August 6, 2016!

Early Childhood and Preschool-K
Includes Nurturing Baby, Parent/Toddler, Parent/Child, Creative Dance, Creative Ballet, Yoga Fun

Children and Teens
Includes Pre-Ballet, Creative Modern, Intermediate/Advance Modern for Teens and Adults, Intergenerational Modern, and Zumba

Adult Classes
Intermediate/Advanced Modern for Teens and Adults, Intergenerational Modern, and Zumba

AND SUMMER CAMPS for ages 4-10! Ballet. Yoga. Drama. Musical Theatre. Art. Hip Hop. 

 

Our School Shows on March 20, 2016, An Afternoon of Dance, were a joy to witness! Thank you to all who participated and attended a performance. We are thankful for our wonderful faculty who presented their classes in developmentally appropriate AND creative ways. We are grateful to all the Kaleidoscope parents and dancers who volunteered and worked so hard on Sunday. We appreciate all the CDC parents who stepped in to support backstage and/or their young dancer to make the day a success for everyone. We have a fantastic community that comes together to do great things!

Don't forget to order a professionally videotaped DVD of this speciall day and always have a way to watch this special moment in time!
Click here to download the DVD order form. Mail to Guy Caridi at Wise Guy Productions.

 

Kaleidoscope Dance Company Performance and Concert Schedule 2015-2016

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.

 

Join us Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:30pm – Kaleidoscope Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center. Free will donation at door.

 

2015-2016 Kaleidoscope Season
October 27, 2015 – School Concert at Brookside Elementary
December 6, 2015 – Gift of Dance, Shorewood Performing Arts Center
December 13, 2015 – Winterfest, Seattle Center Armory, 3:30pm
March 7, 2016 – School Concert at St. Louise K-8, Bellevue
March 15, 2016 – School Concerts at multiple Olympia elementary schools
March 20, 2016 – Afternoon of Dance, Creative Dance Center's school shows at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
May 6, 7, & 8, 2016 – Kaleidoscope Spring Concert, Broadway Performance Hall
July 27, 2016 – Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center (free will donation at door)

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35th Anniversary Kaleidoscope in Concert
Mother’s Day Weekend

Broadway Performance Hall • 1625 Broadway, Seattle
Friday, May 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 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

 

The 35th Anniversary Concert celebrates and supports the wealth of creative talent in Seattle by presenting the diverse work of seven local choreographers; Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino, Kayti Bouljon, Joshua Crouch, Anne Green Gilbert, Danielle Payton Axtell, Gary Reed, and Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye. The concert also premieres works by East coast choreographers Danielle Pierce-Master (NYC) and Vincent Thomas (Towson University, MD), sharing their voices with Seattle audiences for the first time. Modern dance history is honored as three of the dances have connections to Rudolf Laban, Doris Humphrey, and Martha Graham.

2015 SpringConcert Eliza 48An homage to modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey, Lord of the Dance, by Kaleidoscope Founding Director Anne Green Gilbert, was inspired by The Shakers, choreographed by Humphrey in 1930. Field of Hopes, an excerpt from Vincent Thomas’ evening length work Occupy, looks at how we occupy space, what occupies our minds and souls, and how these notions move us as a community to make change. Working in the vocabulary of modern dance icon Martha Graham, Joshua Crouch’s Exaltation of Larks is set to music originally composed for Graham and plays on the sound structure within the music of the union of voices joining together to jubilantly sing the same chorus. Kayti Bouljon’s Wound Up Tight, created in collaboration with the dancers, explores winding and unwinding, both in mind and movement. A fun and fast paced hip-hop routine featuring dynamic movement and the unique personalities of the dancers, Dynamite was choreographed by Kaleidoscope graduate and Enertia Dance Company Founder Danielle Payton Axtell.

2015 SpringConcert Bees Trio 69

A poem by Emily Dickinson inspired Seattle choreographer Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino to create Feathers of the Heart. With music by cellist Zoe Keating, images of feathers and wings express the desire to be uplifted and take flight with our heart’s truest desires. Kaleidoscope graduate and musician S. Tshedzom Tingkhye dedicates Electrical Streams, set to music by Arcade Fire and Ratatat, as a celebration of the life of her grandfather. Longtime Seattle-based teaching artist and choreographer Gary Reed’s Overture is a playground dreamscape utilizing the vocabulary of movement pioneer Rudolf Laban. A jazz dancer at heart, Danielle Pierce-Master’s Swing and Be Happy gives the Kaleidoscope dancers the chance to cut loose to “The Charleston,” “Swing Pan Alley,” and “Happy Feet” as they kick up their heels to rollicking swing music. A new work choreographed by the Kaleidoscope dancers set to music by Mozart rounds out this meaningful, entertaining, and mesmerizing concert.

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 8-16.

During the past 35 years, Kaleidoscope has traveled around the world sharing the joy of dance with audiences of all ages. 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!"

 

July 29, 2015 – Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center
October 27, 2015 – School Concert at Brookside Elementary
December 6, 2015 – Gift of Dance, Shorewood Performing Arts Center
December 13, 2015 – Winterfest, Seattle Center Armory, 3:30pm
March 7, 2016 – School Concert at St. Louise K-8, Bellevue
March 15, 2016 – School Concerts at multiple Olympia elementary schools
March 20, 2016 – Afternoon of Dance, Creative Dance Center's school shows at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
May 6, 7, & 8, 2016 – Kaleidoscope Spring Concert, Broadway Performance Hall
July 27, 2016 – Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center (free will donation at door)