Dance Academy Classes

Save the Date Winter concert Dec. 10th

Program Information 2022-2023 School Year

Our excellent staff provide instruction in Creative Dance, Creative Pre-Ballet, Ballet levels I-V, Pre/Pointe, Lyrical II-V, Jazz levels I-V. 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 or the full year, 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. Each performer receives two complimentary tickets to the show they perform in.  Please see our dance program policies at the link below for more information. All of these plans are still pending under CDC guidelines and school district theater availability.


Registration Process

Bring your registration paperwork to the pavilion front desk or e-mail it to rpavilion@mltwa.gov. Registration with payments in full may be mailed to the pavilion office. The following must accompany your registration:

  • Dance Academy Policy Acknowledgement Form - signed
  • Registration Form - completed
  • Payment

Mailing Address :    Mountlake Terrace Recreation, 5303 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Note: each registration pays a 'Production Fee' of $40. This money provides each registered dancer two tickets to the performance they perform in and also goes toward our staff's production efforts outside of class time. If you register for a class for the whole year you're saving yourself that fee in second semester. 

For placement questions contact Dance Director Chloe Davenport (425) 640-3107, cdavenport@mltwa.gov

Click the link below to print a pdf of the registration packet.

MLT Dance Academy Registration Forms 2022-23

Dance Academy Policies and Acknowledgement Form

Dance Academy Registration Form

Holidays and Dates to Remember

Weekly Schedule 2022-23

 

Dress Code

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 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 Irish Step slippers or black ballet slippers

 

Maddie flying cropped

Get up and Dance!