StEPS Up Day

American Association for State and Local History
Date: 4/30/2014

StEPs UP Day 2014 is an exclusive online event on April 30th for organizations and museums enrolled in the StEPS program. Meet with other StEPs museums, sites, and staff; network; celebrate progress; and learn from the best! It takes place April 30, and only 100 spots are available.  Cost is $40 per organization.

Life drawing sessions

Burien Arts  Association
Beginning in April 2014

The life drawing sessions will be held every Monday afternoon from 1 – 4 PM at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW 152nd Street. Male and female models will pose on alternate weekends with drawing of the figure available in 1 hour of short poses and a 2 hour long pose. Drawing horses and some easels will be available. Four-session passes will be available issued for $40 (no exchanges for future dates). Drop in sessions are available for $20.  Call 244-7808 for more information.

The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre Summer Programs and Camps

Registration is now open for summer programs and camps at The Burien Annex, 14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166.  Each program runs daily and is one week long with a performance the last day of class. At Theatre Art Camps every day is about choosing characters, creating stories, singing songs, playing theatre games and rehearsing a show! In Musical Theatre Intensives spend your time singing, dancing and acting your way through a week of rigorous rehearsal with your director, musical director and choreographer! Choices available for ages 5 to 16. Programs begin June 24. Go to for the complete schedule and descriptions.


Free art workshops for students in grades 4-6

Burien Arts Association
Winter/Spring, 2014

The Burien Arts Association, in conjunction with the Burien Library and with support from the City of Burien Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture is offering free art workshops for students in grades 4-6. Classes will take place in the Burien Library’s Multi-Purpose Room from 2-4 PM on the following dates:

Introduction to ballroom dance for teens

Pacific Ballroom Dance
Thursdays, 5 PM – now through 6/13/2014

Pacific Ballroom Dance is offering introductory ballroom classes to students ages 11-18 on Thursdays at 5 PM.  Drop-ins are welcome, you can start any time.  Classes are $45/month.  Pacific Ballroom Dance is located at 1604 15th Street SW, Auburn.  Register at

Ballet for pre-K – grade 2

Pacific Ballroom Dance
Dates: 9/27/2013 – 6/6/2014 

Instructor Crystal Smith teaches ballet classes for kids pre-K to grade 2 at Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th Street SW, Auburn. Classes are on Fridays, 5-6 PM, and run now until the end of June.  Cost is $45 month.  Register at or in the studio.

Fiestas de Alfabetizacion Temprana en Espanol

Las “Fiestas” son talleres diseñados para los padres hispanos con niños de edades comprendidas entre los 0 a 5 años de edad, ofrecidos en las bibliotecas de KCLS. El objetivo es prepararlos para el Kindergarten. Las “Fiestas” ofrecen la  oportunidad de comprender y reforzar el papel de los padres como primeros y más importantes educadores de sus hijos a temprana edad. 

Wilderness adventures and outdoor preschool

SHADOW (Shadow Lake Nature Preserve)

SHADOW offers many different ways to experience and learn about the environment. There are weekly formal education programs, Wilderness Adventures and Outdoor Preschool, and private programs also can be scheduled. These programs use the SHADOW land to explore and learn with programs focused on wetlands, water, wildlife, and outdoor adventures.

Dance classes at ECB

Evergreen City Ballet

Evergreen City Ballet is one of the Northwest’s premiere dance institutions, and offers a wide range of classes year round to all ages and skill levels: Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Level 1 through Performance Division, Modern, Pilates, Hip Hop, Adult Tap & Ballet. (New students receive 10% off 1st month with sign-up at August 30 Open House.)

For more information: or  425-228-6800 or

Plateau Area Writers Association

Speakers’ series, workshops, critique groups, and Enumclaw Plateau History Project.

Evergreen City Ballet

Academy classes offers pre-academic ballet classes for children as young as age 3 and academic and pre-professional ballet classes for dancers up to age 18. We also offer open classes for teens to adults in beginning, intermediate and advanced ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, pilates and new Stretch & Fit classes for seniors.

Our Summer Intensive Program features nationally recognized guest faculty and offers a diversity of classes to help dancers reach their highest potential, including nutrition, health, dance history, production and audition & career preparation.

Tutu building and other costumes making workshops are offered several times a year. Contact us if interested in scheduling.

Events on the Edge

Improvisational team building classes for the corporate environment. Create and perform customized role-play programs for specialized supervisor/management & topic training.

Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

The Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S 156th, is one of Puget Sound’s hidden gems. Located in Burien, the art center provides a fully equipped ceramics studio for students from beginner to advanced skill levels. Each session we offer art classes for all ages including classes in ceramics, painting, drawing, mosaics, book arts, sculpture and more! Also available are 24-hour access studio spaces for ceramic artists and art classes for adults and teens with disabilities. 206.988.3700.