Why Choose Creo
Wholesome, family friendly atmosphere.
Dancers are required to dress modestly. Our music choices are clean and age appropriate.
Competitive pricing. Discounts for families with multiple dancers. Beautiful recital costumes for great prices.
Excellent technique and training. Our program builds strong ballet, modern, and contemporary jazz/ hip-hop artists. We focus on the individual needs of each dancer. Whether a child desires to dance for fun, or train for a career in dance, our program encourages dancers of all aspirations.
We place particular emphasis on arts and dance composition. Composition trains dancers to explore and build their own work. Learn more about our trademarks by clicking here!
Small class sizes. Our classes “cap” at 12 dancers for ages 3-5 and 15 dancers grades 1-12. Some advanced classes may be larger due to leveling.
State-of-the-art facilities. Our 7000 square foot facility includes 4 beautiful dance spaces each equipped with mirrors, barres, viewing windows into every studio, state of the art sprung floors, and ample parking!
Progress reports. Parent/teacher conferences are held each spring. Students, parents, and instructors have the opportunity to discuss the dancer’s progress.
Qualified instructors. Many of our instructors currently dance with dance companies and/or have degrees in dance.
Focus on performance not competition. Our dancers have the opportunity to perform in the annual West-Metro community tradition, The Tales & Tails of Folks & Fairies, various faith-based dance productions, Elevate Youth Dance Festival, Cathedral Dance Festival and our spring Recital.
Faith-Based dance opportunities. CREO offers faith-based dance classes infusing Judeo/Christian themes and stories with Ballet and Contemporary dance techniques. Our also dancers have the opportunity to audition to be a part of our three faith-based youth companies, Footprints, Roots, and CREO DanceVERVE: Twin Cities that perform at area churches including Wayzata Community Church, Redeemer Lutheran, Wayzata Free Church, and Faith Presbyterian Church to name a few that we partner with. Bi-annuallyWe produce a full length faith-based production. Some of our performances include Wade In the Water, Esther: for Such a Time as This, and The Companion: The Story of Ruth & Naomi.
CREO – A Latin Word Meaning I Think; I Create; I Believe. CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory is committed to building strong, creative, commitment-minded, joyful, wholesome artists. We provide high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We provide a safe and child-centered environment to encourage our students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing instructors.
At CREO, dance is not just an activity, it is an education.
KINESIOLOGY ~ Study of human movement
ANATOMY ~ Study of the human body – Even our youngest dancers learn to name various muscle groups. As they grow, dancers develop a greater body awareness and a deeper understanding about how the body moves.
~ Classical Ballet & Pointe
~ Modern Technique
~ Classical & Competition-Style Jazz
~ Acrobatic Arts ® Syllabus
TEAMWORK ~ Build social skills & self-esteem
GOAL SETTING ~ Yearly progress reports, & opportunities for conferences with instructors.
Creative exploration builds problem-solving skills and celebrates individual expression. Dancers have opportunities to experiment with their own choreographic voice.
~ High emphasis on improvisation
~ Seasonal dance composition workshops
~ Arts workshops infusing painting, poetry, dance.
The “I BELIEVE” aspect of CREO sets our studio apart. Judeo-Christian faith-based classes and performances teach dancers to use dance as worship, message, and prayer.
~ Faith-Based classes infuse lessons from the Judeo-Christian faith with ballet technique and story-telling in performance.
~ Professional-style Faith-Based dance companies perform at local churches and senior living centers and present full length performances bi-annually.
WHOLESOME-ENVIRONMENT ~ All classes promote respect, kindness, & joy.
THE GOLDEN RULE ~ “Love thy neighbor as thyself”
CREO focuses on artistic performance rather than dance competition. We focus on presenting art and dance in an honest, wholesome manner.
~ Bi-Annual Fairy-Tale Production ~ Grades K-12
~ Bi-Annual Faith-Based Production
~ Solos, Small Groups, & Student Choreography Opportunities
~ Cathedral Dance Festival – Pre-Recital performance for Progressive & Accelerated dancers.
~ Annual Spring Gala Recital
~ Bi-Annual Trip to New York City
We provide students with a positive, qualified, artistic staff, many of whom have earned Fine Arts Degrees in their field. Our staff is trained to nurture and encourage the individual. Through process, presentation, and performance we teach our students to refine an eye for excellence. Through encouragement, mentoring, and team-building, our students gain confidence, friendships, and positive experiences.