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Preschool Activities: Creative Dance Classes

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Preschool activities that are healthy, fun & educational! These adorable creative dance students are taking their bows, having just performed for their families in our in-house, no-cost, no-hassle dance recital.

Fall 2018 Schedule

The Greenwood and Magnolia Fall sessions run September 17, 2018 - February 10, 2019.

The Shoreline session runs September 11, 2018 - February 3, 2019.

Preschool Activities Greenwood

Creative Dance I Classes in Greenwood Level
Ages 3-4

Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45PM with creative dance instructor, Jenn Taranto in Studio #2


Fridays, 10:45-11:25AM with creative dance instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #2


Saturdays, 12:50-1:30PM with creative dance instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #2


Sundays, 10:35-11:15AM with creative dance instructor, Margaret Behm in Studio #2

Creative Dance II Classes in Greenwood Level
Ages 4-5

Tuesdays, 10:45-11:30AM with creative dance instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #1


Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30AM with creative dance instructor, Jenn Taranto in Studio #1


Thursdays, 3:30-4:15PM with creative dance instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #1


Saturdays, 12:00-12:45PM with creative dance instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #2


Sundays, 9:45-10:30AM with creative dance instructor, Margaret Behm in Studio #2

Preschool Activities Magnolia

Creative Dance Classes in Magnolia
Ages 3.5-5

Mondays, 5:45-6:30PM with creative dance instructor, Margaret Behm


Tuesdays, 9:45-10:30AM with creative dance instructor, Margaret Behm


Fridays, 4:55-5:40PM with creative dance instructor, Emily Curtiss

Saturdays, 9:45-10:30AM with Sophia A


Sundays, 11:40-12:25AM with Jenn Taranto

Preschool Activities Shoreline

Creative Dance Classes in Shoreline
Ages 3.5-5

Mondays, 10:45-11:30AM with creative dance instructor, Dakota Crist in Studio #2

Mondays, 3:30-4:15PM with creative dance instructor, Dakota Crist in Studio #2

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:00PM with creative dance instructor, Emily Curtiss in Studio #1


Tuesdays, 6:00-6:45PM with creative dance instructor, Emily Curtiss in Studio #1


Thursdays, 10:45-11:30AM with creative dance instructor, Dakota Crist in Studio #2


Fridays, 4:00-4:45PM with creative dance instructor, Dakota Crist in Studio #2

Saturdays, 9:45-10:30AM with creative dance instructor, Dakota Crist in Studio #2

Sundays, 9:45-10:30AM with creative dance instructor, Dakota Crist in Studio #2

1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

Creative Dance Class Schedules

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Preschool activities that are healthy, fun & educational! These adorable creative dance students are taking their bows, having just performed for their families in our in-house, no-cost, no-hassle dance recital.

Summer 2018

The Summer session runs July 6 - August 30.

Preschool Activities Greenwood

Creative Dance Classes in Greenwood
Ages 3 1/2-5

Tuesdays, 10:45-11:30AM with creative dance instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #2


Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 PM with creative dance instructor, Jenn Taranto in Studio #2


Saturdays, 10:40-11:25 AM with creative dance instructor, Alyssa Brillinger in Studio #2


Sundays, 11:15AM-12:00PM with creative dance instructor, Jenn Taranto in Studio #1

Preschool Activities Magnolia

Creative Dance Classes in Magnolia
Ages 3.5-5


Mondays, 4:00-5:00PM with creative dance instructor, Margaret Behm


Saturdays, 9:45-10:30AM with Maia Nowack

Preschool Activities Shoreline

Creative Dance Classes in Shoreline
Ages 3.5-5

Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30PM with creative dance instructor, Emily Curtiss in Studio #1


Saturdays, 9:45-10:30AM with creative dance instructor, Sophie Stanley in Studio #2


Sundays, 9:45-10:30AM with creative dance instructor, Dakota Crist in Studio #2


Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30PM with creative dance instructor, Emily Curtiss in Studio #1

Saturdays, 9:45-10:30AM with creative dance instructor, Sophie Stanley in Studio #2

Sundays, 9:45-10:30AM with creative dance instructor, Dakota Crist in Studio #2

1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155

Preschool Activities: Creative Dance Class Attire

Preschool Girls wear Black cotton tank leotard (Block Style CL5405) with pink footless tights. Long hair must be pulled back in a pony tail.
Preschool Boys wear Black shorts or sweats, white T-Shirt and bare feet

Summer Attire: as above, however students can wear leotards without tights if the warm weather dictates.

Attire is available at Centerstage Capezio 5261 University NE. (206-527-4697)

Studio Quality Recital Photography

Fine student images from our June 2018 dance recital.  

Preschool Activities: Why Creative Dance is the Best

Creative Dance: 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 preschool activities makes 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 perhaps the perfect preschool activity for your child.

Like creative dance classes at other comperable dance schools, our classes work on the obvious things like developing body awareness, loco-motor-skills, strength, and flexibility. However, children are capable of much more learning, and we take full advantage of this opportunity in our dance classes. Your child will learn more in our classes as a result.

Connie Bergstein Dow, MFA, is a huge advocate for preschooler's creative dance. Connie has performed and taught dance in the United States and Latin America for 38 years. She is the author of Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers. Connie's article for the National Association for the Education of Young Children is a wonderful read.

We introduce your child to concepts such as levels in space, directions in space, pathways, qualities of movement, etc. Your child will see, feel and experience whether something is fast, slow, sharp, smooth, strong, light etc. As they become familiar with these concepts they can understand points of reference and perspective. For example, they will take one movement that feels very familiar in their body and with the instructors guidance, make it a dozen different creative dance movement variations. They’ll try it high, try it low, try it 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.

Many locations offer preschool activities that are simply unstructured, haphazard and random play activity. Our creative dance class is among the best quality preschool activities that teaches so much however, all the kids know is that they are having fun.

We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. It's FREE here.

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

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Alyssa Brillinger

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 Elizabeth Chayer 

Founder/Director American Dance Institute 

Preschool Activies: Children & Competition
"Very young children shouldn't compete against each other. Comparing themselves to others who have more or less natural ability can skew a budding self image. Children with healthy self images try harder, are more persistent and are generally happier. We help children discover their own best-self image first." 

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We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. It's FREE here.

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  • Great Teachers
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  • Personalized attention
  • Friendly & Non-Intimidating
  • Consistently Excellent Instruction
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