Hello! Welcome to Bainbridge Dance Center.

Registration is open for fall classes. Take a look at the Fall 2019 Schedule.

There is still room in our Summer Workshops. Check out the 2019 BDC Summer Workshop Schedule



BDC offers pre-technique, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, aerial and composition classes for students Ages 3-18.

Adult ClassES

Join us for our ongoing Adult Classes: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Aerial, Tap and Pilates. Drop-ins welcome!

ages 4 & under

We offer creative movement classes for children Age 4 and under accompanied by an adult. Drop-ins welcome!


Birthday Parties

Come celebrate your birthday at BDC! We now offer Dance Parties and Circus Parties with fun themes for all ages.


Spend your summer dancing! We offer week-long workshops in ballet, tap, creative movement, musical theater, circus arts, hip-hop, composition & site-based improvisation and more for Ages 4-18.

Summer Workshop Guest Faculty:


Gilbert Small

Advanced Ballet: Changing the Lens on your Training

August 19-23

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Gilbert Small started his professional ballet training at the age of 10 at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He has studied at various summer programs, including Dance Theater of Harlem, Nutmeg Conservatory, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Springboard Danse Montreal. After graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts, he continued his studies at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. While at Purchase, Gilbert was given the opportunity to study abroad at the Hogeschool voor Muziek en Dans in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has also performed with Toronto-based ProArteDanza. Prior to joining Ballet BC, Gilbert performed for New York-based Sidra Bell Dance New York. This is his 10th season with Ballet BC.


Katy Tabb

Musical Theater

July 8-12

Born and raised in Seattle, Katy Tabb is a dancer and choreographer now based in Washington, DC. Past choreography credits include: Newsies (Gregory Award Recipient), Singin’ In The Rain, Billy Elliot, ZM, and Hello My Baby at Village Theatre as well as the world premiere of Persuasion, Sweet Land, and Bright Star at Taproot Theatre. As a performer, she has worked at the 5th Ave. Theatre, Village Theatre, Musical Theatre West, and 3D Theatricals amongst other notable regional theaters across the US. Katy toured internationally with Vox Dance Theatre and Benita Bike’s Dance Art. A teaching artist, she is on faculty at Joy of Motion Dance Center in DC and was formerly on faculty at Westlake Dance Center and continues to teach master classes throughout the Greater Seattle area, at Cornish College of the Arts, University of Washington, and throughout Washington, DC. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Dance from Chapman University and received additional training from The Ailey School. She loves sharing her passion for dance and storytelling with her students.

SUMMER SCHEDULE, Class Descriptions & Registration

summer workshops for adults & artists:

Plant body being: An eco-somatic dance improvisation workshop

A workshop welcoming dance artists, educators, visual artists, writers, poets, theater artists, videographers, photographers, and musicians.

Venue: Bainbridge Dance Center, local forests, gardens and outdoor spaces

10am-5pm, August 24 & 25, 2019

This workshop, facilitated by Senior New Zealand Dance Artist and educator Ali East, will consist of series of playful studio and outdoors encounters that interweave ideas of deep ecology, plant physiology and somatics with improvisational dance practices.

Each day will begin with a somatically based intuitive movement practice (IMP) that will include creative exploration of plant-based imagery and may progress to performed responses in various forest and garden locations. Throughout the two days there will also be time for discussion, food sharing and informal performances. This will be a chance to broaden and deepen ones concepts of the dance as a lens through which to understand self and world. Practitioners, educators and arts philosophers will find something relevant to their interests.

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Bainbridge Dance Center

Mail: PO Box 10338

Location: 844 Madison Avenue North

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Email: mail@bainbridgedancecenter.com

Call: (206) 842-1497