Mountlake Terrace Dance Programs

Winter Gala February 22nd 6-9pm

Bring the whole family to this fun event! Eat, drink, and dance at the beautiful Mickey Corso Community Club House, 23000 Lakeview Dr., MLT 98043. This beautiful facility has a huge dance floor in the park at Lake Ballinger. Raffles, performances, dance lessons, open dance floor and desserts are included. It’s going to be a Ball!

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets and at the door. Cost is $6 per person or $12 per family up to 4 people. All profits go to the MLT Dance Scholarship fund that supports dedicated MLT Dance Academy students who otherwise might not be able to pay for tuition.  

East Coast Swing Lesson 2019

Get up and Dance!

Dance Academy Classes offer children 3.5-19 years old a full year's dance curriculum with two theater performance opportunities. One in the Winter and one in the Spring. This program offers Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, Ballet I-VI, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz I-V, Tap I-III, Hip Hop I- IV, Irish Step Dance I-V and combination classes. Children are placed in class level by age and ability at the director and teachers discretion.

Quarterly Dance Classes offer children 3 - 6 years, adults and teens 13+ the opportunity to try something new and to have a recreational dance experience with a short term commitment. We offer Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, beginning, intermediate or open level Ballet for teens and adults, beginning and intermediate Tap for teens and adults, Clogging, Flamenco, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and Funky Jazz for teens and adults.

Summer Dance Camps are offered after the 4th of July for 7 weeks. Dance camps are a great way to introduce kids ages 3-19 to new dance forms or to immerse them in the dance they love.

The Rose


In General:

  1. Never wear your dance shoes outside. Always change your shoes at the studio door
  2. Everyone's hair must be secured off their face so they can focus on learning to move
  3. Jeans and other non flexible fabrics are not appropriate for dance

Creative Dance

Boys - sweats or shorts and a plain t-shirt, bare feet
Girls - any color leotard, footless tights or leggings, bare feet

Creative Pre-Ballet & Ballet I-VI

Boys - plaint t-shirt, black tights or leggings, black leather ballet shoes
Girls - black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes
level II-VI must have their hair in a bun, pre-ballet & level I are practicing buns

Tap & Ballet

Boys - plain t-shirt, black leggings, black leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes
Girls - black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, hair in a ponytail or bun

Tap / Jazz / Jazz Combo Classes / Lyrical

Boys & Girls - black jazz pants, plain t-shirt or leotard
Tap shoes, Jazz shoes, Bare Feet - respectively

Hip Hop

Boys & Girls - clean dance sneakers that haven't been worn outside, sportswear

Irish Step Dance

Boys & Girls - sportswear, black ghillies or black ballet slippers

Adult / Teen Dance

Dress code is a guide for quarterly classes

Dancers can adapt the dress code to be comfortable and may take class once before purchasing shoes