Class Description

**This course is offered as a single session or year long course**

Fall Session (12 weeks) – Sept 18 to Dec 6 – Registration Closed; Tuition: $222.00

Winter Session (12 weeks) – Dec 7 to Mar 21 (No classes Dec 21 – Jan 3) – Registration Closed.

Spring Session (12 weeks) – Mar 22 – June 19 (No classes Apr 12 – 18) – Registration Closed.

Full Year Course (36 weeks) – Sept 18 – June 19 – Registration Open; Tuition: $623.00

As students progress from Creative movement to Pre-Primary/Primary, further development of age-appropriate skills in relationship to group dynamics, coordination and rhythm are emphasized. While still keeping a fun and light-hearted environment, the focus at this level is to provide students with opportunities to increase their understanding of dance classroom etiquette and body and spatial awareness. Creative games and dances integrate the gross motor skills required for galloping, skipping and leaping. Exercises that promote body alignment, posture and age appropriate stretches are introduced, and age appropriate pre-ballet exercises and positions are introduced to help develop the increased focus needed in Ballet and Modern 1.

Apply for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship!

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding. Submit your application by September 3rd. Recipients will be notified by September 4th.

To apply, click here for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship Form!

Program Preparatory Dance

Instructors Vanesa Wylie Jenna Spinei


  • Fall Dates: September 18th to December 5th; Tuition: $222.00
  • Full Year Dates: September 18th to June 19th; Tuition: $623.00
  • Times:
    • Section 1: Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Section 2: Saturdays, 9:20 – 10:20 am

Ages 5-6

Discipline Creative Dance/Pre-Ballet

Price Full year: $623.00, Fall session: $222.00

Dress Requirements

Female Identifying Students: Pink leotard, Socks (pink or skin tone – match shoes), Ballet Shoes (pink or skin tone)

Male Identifying Students: white leotard or t-shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, white ballet shoes

Non-Binary: Either Female or Male options

Non-decorative leotards only (ie: no mesh, lace, holes/cutouts, zippers), no halter leotards, no logos, no rips or tears
Warmups: At the discretion of the instructor, students may wear leg warmers or form fitting sweaters during colder weather

Location: Kerry Hall, 710 E Roy St, Seattle, WA

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