Children's Dance Theater offers instruction in the Theater Arts as well as dance.

Spotlight Theater Company produces three musicals throughout the year. These musicals are date specific and actors can sign up for one session or multiple. Each session includes a performance opportunity. Actors are excepted to provide their own costume within the guidelines given by the director and dance shoes will be required.

Musical theater actors are often referred to as triple threats, meaning they can act, sing and dance.  Actors who are looking to start or further their skills. We recommended 2 hours of dance lessons in addition to the drama school class. If you are in our conservatory program no further dance lessons are required for those classes. If you are not currently enrolled in dance lessons, look at our school division class options. You can choose from tap, hip hop, ballet, jazz and more. Class levels are beginning, intermediate and open. An open level, means all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Throughout the year, CDT also holds camps and workshops some with performance options included.

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Spotlight Theater Company

Spotlight Theater Company is your child's opportunity to be a part of show! Sign up one or all the shows. Rehearsals are held at the Federal Way location on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm. The final two weeks there will be additional dress rehearsals and performance on Fridays, Saturday's and Sunday. 

Session 1: September 27th-November 17th. Performances on November 18th and or 19th

Registration now open!

$75 nonrefundable deposit due at registration
$225 fee due 7 days before rehearsals begin 


Session 2: January 3rd- March 9th. Performances on March 10th and/or 11th

Rights pending for Moana Jr.

Session 3: April 11-May 11th. Performances on May 12th and/or 13th.

Rights pending for Aladdin kids


Encore final files

If just plain dancing isn’t enough for your child, this class certainly will be. It’s not just dancing, but singing and acting too! Encore class is the place for practicing that all-round stage talent, and releasing your child’s inner star. They’ll learn to sing, dance and act their way into the spotlight through vocal and movement exercises. Each Encore class promotes self-confidence and cooperation within the troupe, giving your child a safe place in which to shine. There are class options for 3-5 year old and 4-6 year old dancers.


Dance Classes

Actors need to be able to dance and move well. Two hours a week dance training is recommended. Appropriate dance attire is required.

*If you are enrolled in the Conservatory program you do not need additional dance classes*

Class options:

Hip Hop

Please look at the school division or open class options.


Various labs are offered throughout the year to provide actors proper voice techniques, singing and acting skills. Actors need to wear loose comfortable clothes they can move in.


Performing is an essential element of the theater program. These performances are held at various locations.

Estimated performance schedule:
Session 1: November 18th and/or 19th TBD

Session 2: March 10th and/or 11th TBD

Session 3: May 12th and/or 13th TBD

Have Questions?

If you have questions about this program please send us a message. We are happy to help.