Our classes are held in the mirrored studio space in the basement of the Queen Anne Baptist Church. Our direct entrance is located in the alley behind Trader Joe's.

2011 1st Ave North

Seattle, WA 98109

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Covid Safety Measures

*Masks will be required in all of our classes for students, teachers, and visitors. 

*We are limiting class size to allow for plenty of social distance.

*Students will arrive and have an assigned area for their personal belongings more than 6 feet from others. 

*We will have an opportunity for hand washing or sanitizing at the beginning and end of class.

*High touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently.

*We have added 4 portable air filtration devices to help "clean" the air during and between classes.

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Krista Carreiro began taking dance lessons when she was two years old and has been dancing through life ever since. She is trained in Tap and Jazz and has a passion for Musical Theatre. She has been teaching Performing Arts at Frantz Coe Elementary since 2008, where, in addition to providing instructions to all students during the school day, she runs a choir and musical theatre program after school. Krista and the previous director of Children's Dance Workshop, Lynn Beasley, formed a friendship when Krista's own children attended the dance school. In 2012 they began co-directing musical theatre summer camps. Krista has also taught tap, jazz, and musical theatre classes at the school over the past 10 years when her schedule permitted.

Lynn Beasley began taking dance lessons when she was three years old. She studied with Dorothy Fisher here in Seattle, and in high school performed all over the state as a member of Miss Fisher's concert ballet group. Lynn graduated with a B.S. from San Francisco State University.

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During those studies, she gained a knowledge of child development which has proved very valuable in her work. In 1971 Lynn began teaching dance classes and choreographing for children in San Francisco and has taught dance continuously ever since. After returning to Seattle in 1987, she founded Children’s Ballet Arts, now known as Children’s Dance Workshop. Lynn was on the faculty of the Creative Dance Center for several years and served for five years as director of their Phinney Ridge School. She also teaches Creative Dance at several Queen Anne preschools. Her continuing education in dance has included courses at the San Francisco School of Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet as well as studies with Anne Green Gilbert, the director of the Creative Dance Center. Lynn and her family have lived on Queen Anne Hill since 1987.

Although Lynn has stepped down as the director of the school, we are so thankful she will continue as an instructor with our youngest dancers. She has made the school what it is today by embracing all kinds of learners and inspiring in them a love of dance.

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Janell Patrick, Ms. J, is new to teaching at Children's Dance Workshop this year. Ms. J started dancing in preschool when she was a perpetual ball of motion. She has since learned to find her stillness. She studied ballet and modern dance in college and was six credits shy of earning a Bachelors Degree in Dance before switching her major to Business Administration. She is excited to nurture the love of dance in her Modern Ballet I and Modern Ballet II classes. 

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Annabelle Carreiro, Ms. Annie, started her journey at Children’s Dance Workshop in Lynn’s Light Blue class at the age of four and has not been able to stop dancing since. Upon graduating from Children’s Dance Workshop, she continued to study at eXit SPACE School of Dance as a member of the PROGRAM. Over her years at eXit SPACE Annie studied a variety of styles including Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap, and Jazz. She inherited a love of Musical Theatre and spent 3 years as Dance Captain for the Ballard High School Musical Theatre Program.

In 2016 Annie moved to Toronto, Canada and studied at Ryerson University. Although she was officially part of the Business School, she snuck her way into Musical Theatre and Dance classes whenever the registrar looked away. While living in Toronto she worked, studied, and made herself a home at City Dance Corps. During her summers off from school, Annie worked with the Seattle Children’s Theatre leading the Discoveries Day Camp for students aged 4-8 at the Woodland Park Zoo.