fuck

Raindrops Nature School is an educational program that cultivates future leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. We aim to reframe the way society looks at play, our connection to nature and collaboration. We place value on integrating pedagogies like Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio and Forest, to develop a curriculum that is specific to your child’s style of learning. We believe that learning programs should be malleable and interconnected in order to meet the Whole Child.  We want to empower children to think resourcefully, to engage their divergent thinking, to seek and solve problems, and to build on all of their natural capabilities. Our classes offer children opportunities to engage in multisensory activities, embark on personal and group projects birthed in play, use open ended materials that engage imagination, and encourage and support children to reach outside their comfort zones. Research* shows that children who have uninhibited time to play with open-ended materials in multisensory environments develop their executive function skills, their divergent thinking and build the confidence and the willingness to take cognitive, social and emotional risks. We offer classes for Toddlers and Families as well as a Pre-School program meant to not only prepare your child for Kindergarten but for life.

-from Blanche Lonsbury, Raindrops Nature School
13525 Meridian Place W
Everett, WA 98208
Phone: 8057573215
Online: https://www.raindropsnatureschool.com

fuck

All That Dance, where Seattle comes to dance! Sharing the art of movement and inspiring kids, teens & adults for more than 25 years. Offering 100 dance classes a week across ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and pop styles.

Sign up for a free trial today! We can’t wait to dance with you!

-from Maygan, All That Dance
3012 NE Blakeley St
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 524-8944
Online: https://allthatdanceseattle.com/

fuck

KidsQuest Children’s Museum is all about providing hands-on learning opportunities so children can continue playing while also giving our community the chance to grow, explore and connect once more! Research shows that play is critical to the healthy social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, so we are putting kids first and providing a variety of learning choices for their caregivers to support growth. The Museum overcame many challenges during the pandemic and continued to serve the community through educational resource kits, online learning, and afterschool activities—80% of these materials and programs were offered at no cost. This is what KidsQuest does best: hands-on, interactive learning with real materials that serve to uplift our youngest community members and their families. KidsQuest is here for you, so we can all get back to playing and exploring! Head to our website for all new Fall programming coming soon and book a birthday party today to celebrate a loved one complete with add on activities plus access to all 25+ innovative exhibits. Keep an eye out for FREE programming like Story Time and Science Hour returning this fall, as well as in person classes that are sure to intrigue kids ages 4-10. Love of learning starts here!

-from Putter Bert, KidsQuest Children’s Museum
1116 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-637-8100
Online: http://www.kidsquestmuseum.org

fuck

Dance Fremont is a community dance school for youth and adults, providing quality education in ballet and modern dance. The studio was founded in 1996 with the aim of inspiring a lifelong love of dance in each student. Our dance instructors are experienced professionals who are innovative, motivational, and caring. We believe that every student can enjoy the spirit and soul of dance, and students of every body type & background deserve the respect of being given quality dance training.

Our dance studio has a family atmosphere full of joy and creativity; it is a place for children and adults to grow and learn in dance. Along the way, Dance Fremont is devoted to making them feel part of something very unique and special. Please join us for your own remarkable dance journey!

Summer and fall 2021 classes will return to the studio for in-person dancing, with online options available. Visit us at dancefremont.com to learn more and register!

Dance Fremont
4015 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-633-0812
Online: http://www.dancefremont.com

fuck

Aspire Kinetic Arts is a new home for excellent Dance and Theatre education in Northgate Village in Seattle. Opening this summer, we offer programs for ages 3+ to explore, expand, and nurture their creative sides!

Our Summer Programs:

Our Littles Camp is for ages 3-6 and offers fun, crafts, and movement! Students will explore the theme of the week in dance, storytelling, and visual art. Monday – Friday 9:30am-Noon.

Our Performing Camp is for students ages 7-10, who love putting on a show. Students will explore dance, music, and acting. They’ll get to design their sets and make their costumes for a performance for friends and family at the end of the week!  Monday-Friday 9:30am-Noon.

Our Musical Theatre Intensive has two age groups, 8-12 and 13-19. After students spend the week immersed in storytelling through movement, song and acting, students will get to finish the week by performing the material they’ve been studying for friends and family. Students will also get the opportunity to work with an amazing Guest Artist! Monday-Friday 1:30-4:30pm.

Our Ballet Intensive also has two age groups, 11-15 and 14-19, and includes a daily technique class followed by an hour long rotating specialy class in variations, jazz, modern, and choreography and an informal showing on Friday. Monday-Friday 10:15am-1:15pm

-from Erin Crall Scott, Aspire Kinetic Arts
11030 8th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 466-2258
Online: https://www.aspirekineticarts.com/

fuck

SANCA is recognized nationally as a leader in youth circus arts education, safety, and instructor training. The school is located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, an area with limited access to arts and cultural opportunities, especially for children. Founded in 2004 with five students, almost  1,000 students take classes at SANCA every week. Annually, SANCA serves more than 30,000 people with classes and camps, in-school and after-school outreach programs, and public performances.

SANCA offers experiences that are physically challenging, socially enriching, and teach physical literacy to people of all ages. SANCA’s services to the community include recreational classes and day camps to provide youth with a safe, social, constructive environment for physical arts. Our programs broaden community engagement, reach diverse audiences, and encourage participation in the arts. SANCA’s programs for youth reach those with the least access and opportunity to participate in healthy, creative, physical activities.

Our Mission

SANCA’s mission is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts.

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts
674 S. Orcas St.
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 2066524433
Online: https://sancaseattle.org/

fuck

Since 1995, Blue Ribbon Cooking has been at the forefront of the Seattle food and entertaining scene, changing with the times, the trends and the needs of our clientele. Over the years our motive has been to bring the family back to the dining room table to enjoy homemade meals together. We’ve not only accomplished our objective with the vast variety of hands-on cooking classes for kids and adults and events that we host but we have also expanded upon it. After many requests we began a catering segment of our business that specializes in elegant catered events. We have become known for our bountiful family-style catering that is regularly shared at events throughout the Puget Sound area.

Though we’ve grown to encompass all things culinary, even our more contemporary offerings such as virtual cooking parties, prepared meal delivery kits, kids afternoon cooking classes, camps, and corporate team building are ingrained with our desire to bring folks around the table to break bread together. All of our events are wrapped with the warmth and care of our personable staff, bookmarked with the indulgence of abundant food shared with friends around the table, and delightfully enjoyed as a fun and entertaining experience.

-from Vanessa Smith, Blue Ribbon Cooking
2501 Fairview Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: 206-328-2442
Online: https://www.blueribboncooking.com/

fuck

Music Works Northwest is a nonprofit community music school, dedicated to changing lives through accessible music education and experiences. Each year Music Works provides individual music lessons, music classes, music therapy, summer camps and free concerts to thousands of King County residents. Music Works students excel in their school music programs, winning WMEA recognition and regularly participating in award-winning area ensembles such as the Bellevue Youth Symphony, the Seattle Youth Symphony and Youth Theater Northwest. Music Works faculty members are professional musicians who perform with the Tacoma Symphony, the Seattle Opera, the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and other area ensembles. All have advanced music degrees, and 65% hold graduate degrees in music from such prestigious institutions as the Eastman School of Music, Julliard, Rice University, Boston University and Cornish College of the Arts.

Music Works grants tuition assistance to dozens of students each year who would not otherwise be able to afford private instruction. Last year thousands of audience members attended free concerts given by Music Works students and faculty. Public school music students benefit from coachings and master classes at their schools presented by Music Works faculty members, at no cost to these students or to their schools.

Music Works NW
1331 118th Ave SE, Suite 400
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 644-0988
Online: https://www.musicworksnw.org/

fuck

Artree is a small preschool in Sammamish. For over 4 years I have been sharing my passion for art, science and play-based learning to the kids. Then 2020 came and everything changed.

I closed their doors like many others but started providing free online lessons twice a week for my families. This way the kids were able to keep at least some of their routine (and their parents enjoyed enjoy a little break). Because of the overwhelmingly positive feedback and because nobody knows what the fall brings, I decided to develop even more hands-on, creative and age-appropriate program for the kids.

I shifted to an online program, where kids do more than passively watching screens… My kids now make art and learn about famous artists, they sing songs, dance and do yoga. They read books and analyze them. They learn to use glue guns, mix colors and sew. They explore and investigate even after the screen turns off… just like they used to. They still belong to a small community and spend the whole year together. They have monthly interactive parties, send each other cards and get a yearbook.

I have done my best to rise up to the 2020 challenge. Hope it’s enough.

-from Eva Soukal, Artree Online Preschool
Online: https://blog.artreekids.com/

fuck

Drama Kids is an international children’s enrichment program that started in Australia with the actress Helen O’Grady in the 1980s. Drama Kids promises to give students the life skills necessary to realize their potential and be happy and successful in their chosen life path. Every week in class we are sure to encourage their growth through positive feedback.

We usually offer our program in after-school settings and community centers, but we pivoted to delivering the curriculum online for COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of our program is for participants to develop speaking skills, acting skills, creative thinking, confidence and self-esteem. Our remarkable curriculum during the school year is so vast that a kid could start in KinderKids and go through lower and upper primary, and even through Acting academy – from kindergarten to senior year – and never repeat the same lesson twice! Our classes move quickly through various fun drama activities like speech, theater games, movement, group improvisation and scene work. We also offer break camps, workshops and birthday parties.

-from Cassie Welliver, Drama Kids of South & East King County
Phone: 425-654-0699
Online: https://dramakids.com/renton-issaquah-kent-wa