**This course is offered as a single session or year long course**
Fall Session (11 weeks) – Sept 9 to Nov 24 – Registration Closed
Winter Session (12 weeks) – Dec 2 to Mar 7 (No classes Dec 23 – Jan 5) – Registration Closed
Spring Session (12 weeks) – Mar 9 – June 6 (no classes Apr 13 – 19) – Currently Enrolling!
Full Year Course (36 weeks) – Sept 9 – June 6 – Registration Closed
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 Contemporary Modern 1. Students in the Primary Level have the opportunity to expand their interest in dance by registering for the Cornish Preparatory Dance Program’s Company 3. Company 3 performs in the annual Nutcracker.
Program Preparatory Dance
Dates: Mar 9 – June 6th
Times: Section 1: Fridays 5:00 – 6:00pm; Section 2: Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00am
Discipline Creative Dance/Pre-Ballet
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