Dragonfly Children’s Creative Dance

Creative dance is an expressive and vigorous art form! Dragonfly classes are developmentally focused and aimed at helping your child expand her/his creativity and dance with freedom and joy. Classes explore the dancer’s body moving through space, our relationship to time, and how much or little energy it takes to move and groove. We dance with props, use varying music, read stories, and even create art projects from time to time. Dragonfly uses modern dance technique as a foundation to support creative adventures.

Classes

K-2

K-2nd grades

Ages 5-8

Mondays 4:00-5:00

Exhale after school! Wiggle your elbows, stretch your legs, and spin with your nose. Roll on the floor in a new way, swing your body through the space, leap high in the air. Explore movement concepts while building dance skills and developing creativity. Creative dance is an art form that everyone can enjoy!

Parents/care-givers are invited on the last day of class.

SPRING SESSION

$130/10 Weeks

April 3 – June 12 (no classes Memorial Day, May 29)

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3rd-6th grades

Ages 9-12*

Mondays 5:00-6:00

Ready for a creative challenge? Get those gears churning because this class is full of discovery! Dancers will explore movement concepts and create their own dance compositions. All while building modern dance technique to support creativity. When inspiration strikes…be ready!

Parents/care-givers are invited to a showing on the last day of class.

*If there is middle school interest I would be happy to open a middle school class.

SPRING SESSION

$130/10 Weeks

April 3 – June 12 (no classes Memorial Day, May 29)

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Preschool Creative Dance (mini session)

Ages 3-5

$70/6 weeks 

Jump, hop, and skip in this developmentally inspired class for young children.  Create, play, and dance as children move body parts, move across space, move to music, move to tell stories, and move just for fun!  We hope to see your preschooler here!

Parents/care-givers are welcome to dance with us for the first class and are invited on the last class.

SPRING MINI SESSION

$70/6 Weeks

May 3 – June 7

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Summer Camps

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Dancing Through the Garden

Kindergarten – 2nd grade
July 17 – July 21, 9am-12pm

Celebrate Summer in dancing fashion! Burrow deep like spreading roots, wave in the wind like the slender stalks of green beans, and burst into a blooming garden. Dancers will explore the movement of hidden creatures that live underneath leaves and between rocks—some may even have magic. Learn new songs in daily music classes with Cynthia Nelson and create garden inspired art. Nurture a plant and choreograph your own garden ritual. Dancing Through the Garden culminates with a studio performance for family and friends. Hope your dancer blooms here!

SUMMER CAMP

$165 (early bird $140 through April 30)

July 17 – July 21, 9am-12pm

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Dancing Folktales From Around the World

3rd grade – 6th grade
July 31 – August 4, 12pm-4:30pm

Dance and explore folktales from around the world! Soar like the moon, explode through fire, and selflessly save the world. Create art inspired by folktales and dance their timeless lessons. Begin camp with daily technique class then let creativity fly as folktales come to life. Learn elements of choreography and create your own folktale dance. Dancing Folktales From Around the World culminates with a studio performance for family and friends. Come learn stories and choreograph your own dance!

SUMMER CAMP

$190 (early bird $165 through April 30)

July 31 – August 4, 12pm-4:30pm

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Spring Session (10 weeks):

April 3 – June 12 (no classes Memorial Day, May 29)

Summer Camps:
July 17 – July 21, 9am-12pm (K-2nd grades)
July 31 – August 4, 12pm-4:30pm (3rd-6th grades)

Classes are held at New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont, Portland OR 97214
(Entrance is the South side door of the WYSE Building.)

Come Dance with Us!