Dance Academy Classes
Our excellent staff provide instruction in Creative Dance, Creative Pre-Ballet, Ballet levels I-V, Pre/Pointe, Lyrical I-IV, Jazz levels I-V, and Tap Levels I-IV. These classes provide a structured approach to dance, with an emphasis on technique, creativity and building self esteem. We strive to bring each dancer to their best movement and artistic potential while remaining open and inclusive.
Students may register by semester, and must be 3.5 years old by September 1st. Dancers may enter the program any time until April 15th. However, everyone will be evaluated in their first class for proper placement at the teacher and directors discretion to ensure all students are properly challenged. Students dancing in the fall have the opportunity to perform in the Winter Dance Concert. Spring semester dancers are invited to perform in our formal year-end recital. Good attendance, a minimum of 75% of classes before the performance, is required to perform in any show.
The Winter Dance concert is less formal; students borrow costume pieces to accessorize their dress code/classroom attire. Dancers may have the option of purchasing a video of this performance. June Recital dancers are required to purchase costumes and attend a dress/stage rehearsal, and may have the option of purchasing recital photos and videos. Tickets will be available for purchase. Please see our dance program policies at the link below (updated policies will be released in time for registration) for more information. All of these plans are still pending under CDC guidelines and school district theater availability.
Bring your registration paperwork to the pavilion front desk or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration with payments in full may be mailed to the pavilion office. The following must accompany your registration:
- Signed Dance Academy policy acknowledgement form
- Completed registration from
Mailing Address : Mountlake Terrace Recreation, 5303 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
For placement questions contact Dance Director Chloe Davenport (425) 640-3107, email@example.com
Click the link below to print a pdf of the registration packet.
- Never wear your dance shoes outside. Always change your shoes at the studio door.
- Everyone's hair must be secured off their face so they can focus on learning to move.
- Jeans and other non flexible fabrics are not appropriate for 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 any color, 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 hair
Tap & Ballet
Boys - plain t-shirt, black leggings, black leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes
Girls - black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, hair in a ponytail or bun
Tap / Jazz / Lyrical
Boys & Girls - black jazz pants, plain t-shirt or leotard
Tap shoes, Jazz shoes, Lyrical half sock
Irish Step Dance
Boys & Girls - sportswear, black ghillies or black ballet slippers