Children's Division, Ages 4–7

(4-year-olds must turn 5 by December 31, 2014)

Creative Movement

The Program

Students ages 4–7 participate in a week-long session meeting daily for three hours (Creative Movement students may register for more than one session). Week-long sessions are focused around different ballets (Cinderella, Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, etc.). Each day includes an hour-long dance class, music class, story, craft project and a break for a snack. Sessions culminate with an informal mini-performance featuring choreography relating to that week's theme and scenery and props created by the students.

Dance Class

Classes provide students with an imaginative introduction to dance, rhythm and music. Beginning ballet vocabulary is introduced while encouraging confidence, creativity, flexibility of movement and self-expression. Class structure and content is age-appropriate and focused on the ballet theme of the week.

Arts, Crafts & Stories

Students spend an hour of each day creating unique and fun projects (magic wands, sock puppets) relating to the ballet theme of the week, and developing the scenery and props for the mini-performance. The ballet is further explored through story time.

Cost: $250 per session (students may register for more than one session)
Class Times: Creative Movement: 9:00-12:00 p.m.
Pre-Ballet: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (session 2 only)
Each daily session includes a one-hour dance class, one hour of arts and crafts and a snack break.

Session Dates:

Session Theme Dates
Session 1 Swan Lake July 7–11
Session 2 Sleeping Beauty (Creative Movement)
Giselle (Pre-Ballet)
July 14–18
Session 3 A Midsummer Night’s Dream July 21–25
Session 4 Nutcracker July 28–August 1
Session 5 Cinderella August 4–9

Register Now!

Click here to print the 2014 Eastside Summer Dance Workshop Registration Form. (PDF)

For class availability or additional information on the Eastside Summer Dance Workshops, please contact PNB School at 425-451-1241.

Dress Code

A smock/apron or craft-friendly clothes are needed for the arts and crafts portion of the daily session for boys and girls.

Girls: Pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers with a white, short-sleeved leotard (no underwear). Mid-length to long hair is required to be pulled back into a neat bun and fastened securely using pins and a hair net. Only hair nets or crocheted bun covers (same color as hair) are permitted. Short hair needs to be fastened away from face.

Boys: Short-sleeved white leotards with black tights, thin white crew-length dance socks (no tube socks) and white ballet shoes. Hair should be combed and fastened away from face if long.

Please note: Do not use fabric softeners when laundering dance attire, as it damages the studio floors.

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