Classes available for all ages. Payment and Registration handled by individual instructor or organization.
Flourish Dance Project is a community based within West Seattle’s Youngstown Cultural Arts Center that values the joy, artistry and sense of belonging that dance can nurture. Established in 2015, we envision a neighborhood that is vitalized by the myriad benefits the movement arts can have upon youth. Providing dance instruction in urban, contemporary and classical styles, we seek to inspire and include, challenge and empower, grow and create, with the hope that our young dancers’ lives are enhanced by the experience.
Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful and strong. That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire. Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine. All classes meet Wednesday nights.
Cabiri Aerial Arts
The Cabiri have been teaching aerial arts in Seattle since 2006. Come explore silks, trapeze, aerial sling, hoop, and more with the professional performing artists of the troupe. Each class features a thorough warmup, technical instruction in the air, conditioning and flexibility exercises especially tailored to adult students. Classes are appropriate for students beginning through intermediate levels. No previous dance or aerial training is required. Classes available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Register here
Capoeira classes offer a high-energy workout with many facets, including martial arts, self-expression, acrobatics, self-defence, music (instruments and singing), and Portuguese language. Join our Beginner Capoera class and experience community, culture and individual vitality.
Beginners Class: Beginners will find themselves quickly getting in shape, and gaining unshakable confidence, while continually finding something new to learn and aspire to. This is what makes Capoeira a sustainable art — there’s always something to be good at, and something to learn and improve on. You’ll see real progress and will never get bored! This absolute beginner class is open to all fitness levels, ages 13 and up. Classes are held Saturdays at 10:00a, and are led by Graduada Agua-viva, under the direction of C.M. Fenix Grupo Candeias Seattle.
Youth Class: The Instructors and adult role-models in Capoeira teach young people valuable life lessons—confidence, leadership, goal-setting, team-work, expression, cultural and social cooperation, respect and tradition, and habits that can lead to a lifetime of good health and civic involvement. We welcome kids aged 4 – 12 with or without prior experience, and at any level of fitness. First class is free! West Seattle classes are led by Graduada Água-viva under the direction of C.M. Fenix of Grupo Candeias Seattle.
COME PLAY AND FEEL FREE! Register here
Give the Gift of Music
Lessons with Kelli Frances Corrado: Guitar, Piano, Voice And Songwriting Classes
Give the gift of music. Kelli Frances Corrado is a professional songwriter and mulit-instrumentalist, who has be playing for over ten years. Her music has been home to recordings, grants, sound installations and artist-in-residency programs. She has studied music theory, ear training and voice privately with Ann Bergsma and Dorothey Klotzmen (Julliard). Kelli has worked with producers Brian Deck (Iron and wine), Jeffery Mcnulty (Vera Project) and many talented musicians. She has been teaching for over six years, specializing in helping the beginner start. Recently, she received a grant from the Seattle Office of Culture and Arts to teach a summer workshop for young female songwriters (ages 17 and up). If you are interested in music lessons, or the up coming workshop, contact Kelli directly.
Painting with Barbara Fugate
Explore ways to make abstract figure paintings inspired by drawings made from life. Workshops deal with issues of composition, texture, brushwork, line and may include painting, drawing, sculpting, and collage. Previous painting and drawing experience is recommended. Weekend workshops currently available.
One Accord Karate
One Accord Karate teaches Shito-Ryu Karate. Karate training helps in developing self-awareness, and to develop both physical and emotional control. The skills and attitudes you acquire will help you in all facets of life. Karate training is more of a competition with oneself and students learn focus, confidence, and self-control. The environment is ideal for those who love physical activity but shy away from the pressures often associated with team sports. It is a place to build positive relationships, strengthen value systems, and learn important life skills. Register here
The Shambhala teachings are grounded in ancient wisdom and practical knowledge from many traditional cultures, especially teachings from ancient Tibet. These teachings begin with the understanding that all beings are basically good, and that life is worth living. We call this a path of spiritual warriorship, which here means living a life of fearlessness, gentleness, and intelligence. The Shambhala teachings emphasize being in the world, and bringing together everyday life, work, family, and social action with the path of meditation. The teachings focus on how to help this world. In essence, Shambhala is about living a full human life, right in the midst of challenges. This will be an ongoing weekly meditation on Tuesday evenings that is open to the public and free (donations are welcome and appreciated).
West Seattle Jazzercise
Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, aerobic exercise, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! Classes available Saturday mornings.
Dance Powered with Jennifer Cepeda
Classes are most appropriate for adults looking for aerobically challenging and creative choreography. Classes are fast paced, but simple enough for you to catch on and be up to speed within a few weeks, and students are friendly and supportive in welcoming newcomers to classes. Classes available on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Cornrow 101 is a beginner class for those who want to learn how to cornrow using just the fingertips. Whether you are trying to learn how to cornrow for hairstyling, extensions, or up-dos, this class is the foundation to achieving these styles! In this class, you will learn how to hold the hair between your fingertips while picking up hair to form a cornrow braid. You will also learn basic partings for simple cornrow designs.
Girls Rock Math
If you’re looking for a great, engaging, hands-on camp for your daughter, GRM is the place to be. Play games, explore, make art, think, solve problems, imagine and ROCK out with us! Flexible pick-up times in the afternoon allow kids to maintain their regular school day schedule, and our creative arts-based math and science activities will keep them having fun and learning. Break camps and weekend workshops available.