ARTS, DANCE, & SO MUCH MORE!

Unleash your artistic talents and immerse yourself in a world of creativity at the Federal Way Community Center’s Dance, Art, and Theater Classes. We offer a diverse range of classes that cater to individuals of all ages and skill levels, providing a vibrant hub for artistic expression and growth.

Whether you’re seeking to pursue a lifelong passion, explore a new artistic endeavor, or simply have fun while learning, our Dance, Art, and Theater Classes at the Federal Way Community Center are the perfect place to ignite your imagination and broaden your horizons!

SUMMER 2024 DANCE CAMP

Join this fun themed dance camp and enjoy some crafts, games, dancing, and more with our incredible fun and caring teachers! As weather permits, we will even get to go outside and enjoy the fresh air on the Dumas Bay Lawn! Please bring a snack. Instructors: Sabrina Humphrey & Carlie Sterling Camp is held at Dumas Bay Centre

DANCE CLASSES & RECITALS 

Embark on a journey of dance and unleash your creativity at the Federal Way Community Center Dance Classes. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a beginner eager to discover the joy of movement, our classes provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all ages and skill levels. It’s important to note that not every class season includes a dance recital, and some classes may have prerequisite requirements. Additionally, please be aware that class times and dates are tentative, contingent on enrollment.

Young Dancer in purple dress and tutu smiling and looking outward during dance recital

PRE-BALLET & BALLET

Designed for young dancers, our classes provide a nurturing and inspiring environment where children can explore the beauty and discipline of ballet. Watch them blossom into graceful performers and witness the magic that comes from their dedication and passion for ballet!

TAP

Designed for young dancers, our classes provide a fun and energetic environment where kids can explore the art of tap dancing. From basic steps to more intricate combinations, students will learn to create captivating rhythms with their feet, fostering creativity and self-expression along the way.

CHEER & DANCE TEAM

Cheer, dance, jump, kick, yell in this exciting class with lots of variety! Basic and advanced cheer and hip hop moves will be taught. A great class for boys and girls! 

JAZZ

A perfect class for young teens who want to learn more contemporary skills with a Broadway feel! A chance to let your sassy side shine! Jazz specific shoes, leggings and a t-shirt are a great combo for wearing to practices.

CREATIVE MOVEMENTS

Creative movement classes provide young children with an introduction to the magical world of dance! Using make-believe imagery, hands-on props, and interactive music, children explore basic dance concepts. Children also practice taking turns, sharing, and following directions.

HIP-HOP

A class where your dancer can get their groove on! A chance to learn basics of hip hop and have a better vocabulary of some sick, classic moves! Requires an outfit you can move freely and comfortably in. Sneakers encouraged.

GYMNASTICS

Led by experienced instructors, our Gymnastic Classes provide a structured curriculum that caters to children of all skill levels, from beginners to more advanced gymnasts. Through a combination of skill-building exercises, tumbling, balance beam routines, and bar work, our classes help children improve their flexibility, agility, and overall physical fitness.

Beyond physical development, our Gymnastic Classes foster important life skills such as discipline, perseverance, and teamwork. Through interactive and engaging activities, children develop self-confidence, body awareness, and a sense of accomplishment.

TUMBLING

An expertly designed gymnastics program tailored to meet the needs of young children, ages 4 to 5. Our Tumbling course offers a perfect blend of fun and safety for your little ones who adore climbing and rolling. It serves as an excellent introduction to the fundamental principles of gymnastics, instilling a strong foundation in tumbling techniques.

YOUTH

For children aged 6 to 11, we present “Youth Gymnastics,” a well-structured program that caters to both beginners and those with some prior gymnastics experience. Our expert coaches will guide participants through intermediate to advanced gymnastics skills, ensuring a comprehensive learning journey in a safe and nurturing environment.

VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS

Whether you are looking for a new creative outlet, or hoping to sharpen your existing skills with more practice, the arts classes we offer will give you those opportunities and more!

We are always looking for art instructors! Contact Cassie.Swan@cityoffederalway.com for more information!

YOUTH SUMMER ARTS CAMP

No artistic talent needed! Simple step by step instructions and a little imagination will help your child stretch their creative muscles and keep their brain active. Two masterpieces created each day of camp! Taught by Darlee Hart. Summer Arts Camp will be held at Dumas Bay Centre, located at 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023.

Messy tray of water colors in shades of red, yellow, green, and blues.

WEDNESDAY WATERCOLOR

Let’s have some fun with watercolor. You will choose your subject matter from your own photos or ones supplied in class. You may include places as well as objects and/or people. During these sessions we will explore washes, wet on wet, and dry brush techniques. Classes are held on Wednesdays at Federal Way Community Center from 1 – 3 PM. Learn more about watercolor on our registration page!

Assortment of various shaded blue colored pencils and pencil shavings on white desk.

DRAWING CLUB

This is an informal drawing group for those who may or may not have any experience drawing and want to meet likewise individuals. After warm up exercises with our favorite tool, students will draw from observation with various techniques. Club is held on Wednesdays at Federal Way Community Center from 9:30 – 11AM. Please bring your own supplies! Learn more about drawing club on our registration page.

THEATER CLASSES & CAMPS

Watch as your aspiring actor delves into the world of theatre, mastering terminology, honing acting techniques, engaging in lively vocal exercises, and perfecting dance steps—all in preparation for a spectacular performance! Your child will immerse themselves in daily classes and rehearsals, soaking up the fun and rewarding atmosphere that will leave them feeling like a true star!

ROSEBUD ACTING CLASS

Have fun developing your acting skills while creating characters using movement, voice, and creativity. We’ll use theatre games, improvisation, group scenes, and more to develop the skills all actors need for their acting training as well as interpersonal skills needed for success in everyday life. FREE class presentation for friends and family on last class day.

ROSEBUD MUSICAL THEATER

Calling all Broadway Babies! Who wants to be a “Triple Threat”? We’ll work on developing your physicality, vocal projection & articulation, and dance in this musical theatre class. Have fun singing & dancing to your favorite musical theatre numbers from popular Broadway musicals.  FREE class presentation for friends and family on last class day.

TEEN SUMMER THEATER CAMP

Cady Heron, raised on an African savanna, faces the challenges of suburban Illinois, navigating the ruthless dynamics led by Regina George. To conquer the popularity hierarchy, Cady takes on The Plastics, a trio of frenemies. In the quest for revenge, she discovers the consequences of crossing a Queen Bee. 

  • Ages 13 – 18
  • July 22nd – August 9th
  • Practice held Monday through Friday, 9AM – 4PM at 33639 9th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003
  • Performance Dates:
    • August 9 at 7PM
    • August 10th at 7PM
    • (Tentative 3rd performance on August 10th at 2PM)
  • Performances held at Knutzen Family Theater 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

YOUTH SUMMER THEATER CAMP

Join Shrek and a cast of fairytale misfits in a quest to rescue a princess and discover true acceptance in Shrek JR. This irreverently fun show, part romance and part twisted fairy tale, delivers a powerful message for the whole family in a “big bright beautiful world.”

  • Ages 7 – 12
  • July 8th – July 19th
  • Practice held Monday through Friday, 9AM – 4PM at 33639 9th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003
  • Performance Dates:
    • July 19th at 7PM
    • July 20th at 2PM
    • July 20th at 7PM
  • Performances held at Knutzen Family Theater 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

SHARE YOUR CREATIVE PASSIONS WITH OTHERS!

We're on the lookout for passionate individuals eager to share their love for the arts! If you have talent and a passion for inspiring others, we want you on our team! Apply online or email Cassie.Swan@cityoffederalway.com for more information!

MUSIC LESSONS

Whether you dream of performing on stage, playing in a band, or simply enjoying the beauty of creating music, our lessons will help you develop the skills and confidence to pursue your musical aspirations. Enroll today and let the melody of your dreams come to life.

Close up shot of hands strumming a wooden acoustic guitar

GUITAR & UKULELE

Enjoy a 40-minute private lesson with our skilled instructor. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn your first chords or an experienced player looking to enhance your skills, our lessons provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all ages and levels.

Young and older hand son set of piano keys learnings how to play.

PIANO 

 Discover the joy of playing the piano, express your emotions through music, and experience the satisfaction of mastering this timeless instrument. Enroll today and let the music flow from your fingertips!

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