Grown Up and Me
Be a part of your child's dance education with the Grown Up and Me program at the Washington School of Dance. With a parent or loved one close by, Dancers from 18 months to 3 years will learn the basics of classical dance, while engaging in hands-on movement activities essential to the proper development of coordination, musicality and self-confidence. Dancers will explore music and movement, and their Grown Ups will delight in sharing these first steps in dance.
What to Expect From Class
The Grown Up and Me program is a 45 minute class that meets weekly. Each dancing pair should be on the studio dance floor and ready to begin at their scheduled class time. Young students can dance with any of the special Grown Ups in their lives - Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Caregivers can all make great Grown Up and Me partners.

Class begins with both Grown Ups and Dancers exploring the studio space together. Movement concepts will be introduced through dances using props such as scarves and rhythm sticks. Grown Ups and Dancers will work together to explore music with rhythm instruments and song. An obstacle course, folk dance or other group activity will be incorporated in each session. Class will conclude with the positive recognition of each young Dancers accomplishment.
Requirements
Participation in the Grown Up and Me program requires:
  • A young Dancer aged 18 months to 3 years with a passion for movement
  • A loving Grown Up who desires to support their Dancer in an exploration
    of music and dance
  • A sense of a humor and a capacity for joy!
There is no expectation that either the Dancer or the Grown Up have any previous dance experience.
Class Attire
Both Dancers and their Grown Ups should wear simple dance or fitness clothing that is movement friendly along with pink leather ballet shoes or bare feet. Please no dresses or skirts, socks or slippers.
Enrollment
Grown Up and Me classes are offered in 6 week sessions. At the beginning of each session, Dancers and Grown Ups must register for their preferred class day and time.

Tuition for each Grown-Up/Dancer pair is $95.00 per 6 week session. If siblings six-months-old and older attend, they must be registered as a student for half price.

Tuition is non-refundable, but classes missed due to illness or travel can be made up in another weekly class, provided that is within the same 6 week session for which the Grown-Up/Student pair was originally enrolled.

Enrollment limits do apply, so please register early to insure availability in your preferred class. Registration forms can be found here or at the studio. Payment is due the first week of the 6 week session, with cash or a check made out to WSD.
2016 - 2017 Six Week Sessions
Session 1 : September 12, 2016 – October 23, 2016

Session 2 : October 24, 2016 – December 4, 2016 (no class November 24 – 27)

Session 3 : December 5, 2016 – January 29, 2017 (no class December 19 – January 1)

Session 4 : January 30, 2017 – March 12, 2017
Session 5 : March 13, 2017 – April 30, 2017 (no class  April 10 – 16)
Session 6:  May 1, 2017 – June 11, 2017
Semester II Weekly Schedule: January 2017 – June 2017

Monday
Grownup & Me
10:30am - 11:15am
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
The Grown Up and Me program introduces movement concepts that will help young dancers transition into the independent classes that are a part of WSD's Very Young Dancer Program. VYD classes include Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet/Tap classes for dancers ages 3-6.

Please email us, or call at 425-481-7899. Additional information is also available here on our website. Please explore our pages regarding class attire, studio news and events and registration.