Preschool Activities: Creative Dance Classes

Wayne Rutledge

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.

Preschool Activities: Why Creative Dance Is The Best

When considering preschool activities for your child, here is why you might consider creative dance classes before all others.

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.

Winter/Spring 2018 Creative Dance Class Schedule

Greenwood and Magnolia Winter/Spring sessions run February 5 - June 15, 2018. Shoreline session runs January 8 -June 15, 2018.

 Preschool Activities Greenwood

Creative Dance I

Ages 3-4; Please note the age cutoff date is August 31

NOTE: (Pre-requisite for 3 to 3 1/2 year olds: must have completed at least 2 sessions of Mommy/Daddy & Me Toddler Dance)

Friday, 11:15-11:55AM

Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

 Saturday, 11:30AM-12:10PM

Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

 Sunday, 10:35-11:15AM

Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

Creative Dance II

Ages 4-5; Please note the age cutoff date is August 31.

Monday, 3:00-3:40PM

Maia Nowack, Studio #2

Tuesday, 3:45-4:30PM               
Jenn Taranto, Studio #2

Saturday, 10:40-11:25AM

Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

Sunday, 9:45-10:30AM

Alyssa Brillinger, Studio #2

Creative Dance

Ages 3.5-5; Please note the age cutoff date is August 31.

Monday, 3:30-4:15PM

Margaret Behm

Wednesday, 10:15-11:00AM
Margaret Behm

Wednesday, 4:00-4:45PM
Alyssa Brillinger

Saturday, 9:55-10:40AM

Maia Nowack

Sunday, 9:45-10:30AM

Maia Nowack

NEW!  Shoreline Studio opens late Jauary/early February, 2018 

Creative Dance

Ages 3.5-5

Tuesday, 4:00-4:45PM

Ines Andrade, Studio #1

Tuesday, 6:00-6:45PM 

 Julia Hart, Studio #1

Wednesday, 9:00-9:45AM 

Dakota Crist, Studio #2

Friday, 9:45-10:30AM 

Dakota Crist, Studio #2

Saturday, 9:45-10:30AM 

Margaret Behm, Studio #2

Sunday, 9:45-10:30AM 

Dakota Crist, 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)

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"Just as is true in the best preschool activities, the quality of the creative dance teacher makes all the difference." 

                           Elizabeth Chayer

Meet Your Child's Creative Dance Teachers

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Inez Andrade

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Alyssa Brillinger

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Maia Nowack

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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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