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Our Programs
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Our Programs

Children's Dance Theater offers a unique learning experience for children of all ages. We specialize in combining the creative elements of dance, theater, art, and preschool into one comprehensive program. Our instructors have over 20 years of experience, and are dedicated to helping every student reach their full potential.

We offer a variety of classes and activities, so that your child can explore their creativity while learning the fundamentals of dance. We strive to create a supportive and encouraging environment, so that every child can feel confident and excited to explore their creativity.


Get to Know Us

We are more than a Dance Studio…..

Children’s Dance Theater was founded in 2007 in a small basement studio with three major goals: to provide age-appropriate music & choreography to students in Western Washington, to challenge students to achieve their personal best, and to be inclusive of students from all walks of life- including neurodivergent students.

Over the years, the small dance studio has evolved and grown to three locations in Auburn and Federal Way, and Maple Valley, WA with creative artistic opportunities for aspiring dancers, actors and artists. 

Children’s Dance Theater has four pillar programs: Dance, Theater, Art, and Preschool. These programs have specialty classes meant to introduce the art form, develop exceptional skill, and provide inspiration that speaks to the artist’s soul. Our students are more than just students to us – they are family. Our faculty mentor and guide every student that enters our program to help them achieve their best. We believe that confidence, poise, dedication and self-expression are just as important as art itself. Through training and performance opportunities, our students develop into beautiful artists, as well as amazing human beings.

Schedule a Trial


Dance and preschool trials are closed for the school year. Art and theater classes are still open to try!

Come try a class! If you are looking to try out a class before signing up for the school year, you can schedule your free first trial here! The teacher will welcome your student into class with excitement and acceptance and work to include your student in all of the fun. At the end, the teacher will let you know if the class is a good fit, or if they suggest a different class for your kiddo. A trial is a great way to ensure your student ends up in a class that is equally fun and challenging for them!

Our Performances

Our Performances

Children’s Dance Theater works hard to provide ample opportunity for your child to have their work seen by an audience. In addition to our annual June dance performance, we have a variety of shows and community events that your child can sign up to be a part of. Some performances require an audition and have additional costs. Others are available through a sign up and have little to no cost.

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 Dancers from both CDT and the community are invited to audition to participate, free of charge, to be in the Nutcracker each December and/or the Spring Ballet.

Competition Team

We invite you to learn the artistry of dance, competition, performance, team work, adaptability, expression and joy through our welcoming environment of competition dance team.

Spotlight Theater

Through theater your young actor will deepen their reading, comprehension and communication skills as well as building their confidence and having fun with friends!

Michelle L.

“We love Children’s Dance Theater! All of the teachers and staff are wonderful to work with and they are all so patient and attentive to the kids. We love all of the different programs and classes offered. My daughter has taken classes here for a few years now and continues to grow in her skills."
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