Dance Academy Classes

Mountlake Terrace Dance Programs begin a Virtual session on November 2nd! Go to the Virtual Programs page to see class descriptions and register.

Program Information

Our excellent staff provide instruction in Creative Dance, Creative Pre-Ballet, Ballet levels I-VI, Pre/Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz levels I-VI, Tap Levels I-IV and Tap/Ballet Combo, Hip Hop levels I-IV, and Irish Step 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 for the full year and must be 3.5 years old by September 15th 2017. Dancers who register for the full year receive a discount. Students may enter the program any time until april 15th. However, all dancers 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 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 will 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 for more information.

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, 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

Cheshire Cats Dancing on stage - Alice in Wonderland 2018

Get up and Dance!