These adorable creative dance students are taking their bows, having just performed for their families in our in-house dance recital.
Preschool Activities: Why Creative Dance is the Best
Does your child love to move when you play music? Play music and they will dance around the room. Observe them closely and you will notice that they repeat the same movements over and over. They not only have a limited early speaking vocabulary, they have a limited early movement vocabulary. The best Creative Dance activities make use of your child's imagination. Expanding their movement vocabulary in our creative dance classes is so beneficial. We make learning fun and that is why this is a perfect preschool activity for your child.
Our creative dance classes work on things like developing body awareness, loco-motor skills, strength, and flexibility. However, children are capable of learning much more, and we take full advantage of this opportunity.
We introduce your child to concepts such as levels and directions in space, pathways, qualities of movement, etc. Your child will see, feel, and experience moving fast, slow, sharp, smooth, strong, light, etc. For example, they will take one movement that feels very familiar in their body, and with the instructors guidance, make it into a dozen different creative dance movement variations. They’ll try it high, low, backwards, upside down, with a partner, etc. It’s all wrapped in fun creative themes and it opens up unlimited possibilities to move, express, and relate to the world around them.
Creative Dance Class Schedule
Creative Dance Classes in Greenwood
Creative Dance I
Tuesday 10:45AM-11:25AM with instructor Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2
Tuesday 3:45PM-4:25PM with instructor Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2
Saturday 12:15PM-12:55PM with instructor Cassie Johnson, Studio #2
Sunday 9:45AM-10:25AM with instructor Margaret Behm, Studio #2
Creative Dance II
Thursday 3:15PM-4:00PM with instructor Allysa Brillinger, Studio #1
Friday 10:45AM-11:30AM with instructor Cassie Johnson, Studio #2
Saturday 1:15PM-2:00PM with instructor Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2
Sunday 10:30AM-11:15AM with instructor Margaret Behm, Studio #2
Creative Dance Classes in Magnolia
Monday 4:30PM-5:15PM with instructor Margaret Behm
Friday 4:55PM-5:40PM with instructor Emily Curtiss
Saturday 9:45AM-10:30AM with instructor Monica Kerr
Sunday 9:00AM-9:45AM with instructor Monica Kerr
Creative Dance Classes in Shoreline
Monday 10:45AM-11:30AM with instructor Dakota Crist, Studio #2
Monday 3:30PM-4:15PM with instructor Dakota Crist, Studio #2
Saturday 9:50AM-10:35AM with instructor Dakota Crist, Studio #2
Girls wear black cotton tank leotard, pink footless tights, and bare feet. No skirts/tutus please! Except for special skirt days.
Boys wear black shorts or sweats, white t-shirt, and bare feet.
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Three Convenient Studio Locations
1240 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155
8001 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103
3116 West Smith Street, Seattle WA 98199
Our Shoreline dance school dance studios 1 and 2 are located very close to the corner of NE 175th Street and 15th Ave Northwest, in the North City neighborhood. Enter the 2nd floor dance studio by the door nestled in the middle of this L shaped building.
Our Greenwood dance school dance studios 1 and 2 are located at the corner of 80th and Greenwood Ave North, catercorner to Diva Espresso. Our office is in the back of the building as are the studio entrances. If you are new, check in at the office and say hello!
Our Magnolia dance school dance studio is located at the corner of 32nd and West Smith Street, across the street from Rite Aid. There is lots of street parking. Enter the 2nd floor dance studio by the side alley door.
Meet Your Child's Creative Dance Teachers
"Just as is true in the best preschool activities, the quality of the creative dance teacher makes all the difference." Elizabeth Chayer, Founder & Director
Originally from Fort Collins, CO, Margaret holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been a member of Louder than Words Dance Theatre in Denver, CO and most recently with Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM.
Emily Curtiss holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Montana. She had her early training at Studio One and Allegro Dance Studio, both in Sandpoint, Idaho. She studied Ballet, Jazz and Modern and danced for 4 years on the Sandpoint High School Dance Team. She Emily has extensive choreographic and performance experience and has been teaching since 2012.
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