Island Dance | Our Story

¬† ¬† ¬†Charlene Brown, a dancer and studio owner from Bremerton, moved to Whidbey Island in 1985 and began Island Dance one year later at Island County Fairgrounds. Sharla Matthews became Char’s business partner in 1997. The studio moved many times, but finally, in 2013, we moved to our new home at the old Langley High School, the two story brick building located at 714 Camano Avenue, between WICA, Whidbey Children’s Theatre and Langley Middle School. What a perfect location!

Upcoming Activities & Events

12 Nov 2018 Veteran's Day - Studio Closed
19 Nov 2018 Classes continue at Island Dance Nov. 19-21 (SWSD K-8 closed for Parent/Teacher Conferences) Langley Island Dance Island Dance
22 Nov 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 22-24 - Studio Closed
24 Nov 2018 Mandatory Nutcracker Rehearsals Nov. 24-25 Langley SWHS Auditorium SWHS Auditorium
03 Dec 2018 Nutcracker Tech Week Dec. 3-6 (Classes continue at Island Dance) Langley SWHS Auditorium SWHS Auditorium
06 Dec 2018 Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal Langley SWHS Auditorium SWHS Auditorium
07 Dec 2018 The Nutcracker Weekend (Dec. 7-9 Friday @ 7:00, Saturday and Sunday Matinees @ 2:00) Langley SWHS Auditorium SWHS Auditorium
13 Dec 2018 Nutcracker Rehearsal Langley SWHS Auditorium SWHS Auditorium
14 Dec 2018 The Nutcracker Weekend (Dec. 14-16 Friday @ 7:00, Saturday @ 2:00 & 7:00, Sunday @ 2:00) Langley SWHS Auditorium SWHS Auditorium
22 Dec 2018 Winter Break - Studio Closed - Dec. 22 - Jan. 6
04 Jan 2019 Monsters of Hip Hop (Performance Team) Jan. 4-6 Vancouver, WA Hilton Hilton
21 Jan 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Studio Closed
28 Jan 2019 Studio Open (SWSD Closed - Semester Break) Langley Island Dance Island Dance
31 Jan 2019 50% Non-Refundable Deposit Due for Summer Intensive for WIDT Dancers Langley Island Dance Island Dance
09 Feb 2019 KAR Competition (Performance Team) Feb. 9-10 Burien Highline PAC, 401 S. 152nd St. Highline PAC, 401 S. 152nd St.
18 Feb 2019 President's Day - Studio Closed
29 Mar 2019 Hollywood Vibe Convention (IDPT) Mandatory for Contemporary Dancers Mar. 29-31 Seattle Hilton, 17620 International Blvd. Hilton, 17620 International Blvd.
01 Apr 2019 Spring Break April 1-6 - Studio Closed
12 Apr 2019 Energy Competition (IDPT) Apr. 12-14 Auburn Auburn Performing Center, 702 4th Street N.E. Auburn Performing Center, 702 4th Street N.E.
27 Apr 2019 WIDT "Celebration of Dance" 2p.m. & 7:30p.m. (date tentative) Langley WICA WICA
17 May 2019 Showstopper Competition May 17-19 Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway Convention Center, 1500 Broadway
27 May 2019 Memorial Day - Studio Closed
14 Jun 2019 Last Day of Dance Classes Langley Island Dance Island Dance
15 Jun 2019 Island Dance Recital Langley SWHS Auditorium SWHS Auditorium
02 Jul 2019 Island Dance Summer Session and Intensive Begin July 1-26 (Date tentative) Langley Island Dance Island Dance

Past Events

23 Sep 2018 Nutcracker Kick-Off Freeland Trinity Lutheran Trinity Lutheran
19 Sep 2018 Nutcracker Cast Announced Langley Island Dance Island Dance
16 Sep 2018 Nutcracker Auditions for Community Members Langley Island Dance Island Dance
04 Sep 2018 Classes Begin Langley Island Dance Island Dance

To create a fun, positive and challenging dance experience for every student.