Early Bird Open House June 22nd, 2019

Hello to our lovely community!

I wanted to get a blog out on the interwebs to let you all know that we are having an Early Bird Open House that is welcome to all ages this coming Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 10am-5pm. Bring the kids to an extra fun day filled with demo classes are given by our many talented teachers and free play with all the legos any 8-year-old could dream of. Plus, the legos move! What’s not to love 😉

Here is the exciting map of activities!

Now your probably wondering why we are throwing a party at the beginning of summer?? Well, besides the fact that who doesn’t love a reason to give an event with FREE activities and snacks, we also LOVE to reward our loyal community by helping you save money on the activities your children love to do! So, long story short, if you either come in and purchase your first month of classes (September 2019) or purchase them Online  –  ONLY on June 22nd, 2019 using the Coupon Code – FALL2019 you can receive $20.00 off your entire purchase for the first month of fall classes.

Finally, the most exciting part of the day if our FREE Music Trial Lessons that are happening! If you or your child wants to get a taste of our piano, cello or violin offerings than you need to be at our Early Bird Open House! Call ahead to book your timeslot today – 425-238-6286.

Thanks for reading and we hope to see you on Saturday!

Miss Amy and the Seedlings Staff


Come See Us Monday August 27th thru Thursday August 30th At Skagit Seedlings Back-To-School Open House Days

Enter to Win a Door Prize,  Play with Legos and Free Dance, participate in a Free Trial Music Lesson Aug. 29th-30th (CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE TIME SLOT), purchase some dance essentials in our new boutique and meet the Teachers! 
Sign up for a FREE 30 minute trial lessons in Piano, Cello, Violin, Guitar and Voice August 27th-30th – Call for more details 425-238-6286


At Skagit Seedlings: Growing in the Arts LOCATION 1909 S. 2nd St. Mount Vernon, WA 98232
Direct all registration questions to Owner/Director Amy Christianson by calling 425-238-6286 or email info@skagitseedlings.com


Welcome Summer,

Hope everyone is enjoying their first weeks of PNW summer! Our Summer class/camp session is kicking off tomorrow, July 9th, 2018. Parents, if you are still searching for some fun summer activities for your kiddos we still have room for you! This coming week all of our beginning, intermediate, and advanced dance classes start! Classes for ages 2.5yrs to Adult in Ballet, Tap, Contemporary-Jazz, Smooth Hip Hop, West Coast Swing, and Tots-Princess Ballerina themed ballet are available. **We have added a new Kinderdance time – MONDAY 3pm-4pm.** Our ever popular TaeKwonDo Tuesdays is back for 5yrs and up. Plus, we still have summer private music lessons available in Violin, Music Theory, and Guitar.


For more info on class descriptions/days/times check out our website. To enroll simply scroll to the bottom of the summer camps & classes page to register.
Learn More Summer Dance/Taekwondo/Music Registration


We still have room for your kiddos in our super fun Day camps this summer. This coming week we are going to jump in our time traveling machines and venture to paint with the caveman,  pan for gold with the 49ers, illuminate an Edison bulb, recreate the signing of the Declaration of independence with our Founding Fathers Sock puppets, and smell the spices on the Silk Road. We hope you join this weeks adventures! 

At the end of July Come Explore England, India, China, Russia, and France with us! On the last day of camp there will be a parent open house and show of each cultures visual and performing arts explored throughout the week. Here are a few of the camp highlights, a British tea party, India tye dye shirts, life size Chinese Dragon, painting with the French impressionist, and Russian stacking dolls.

Our Awesome Lego Robotics 1/2 Day Camps are back this summer and we still have room for you!

Summer pro-rating is available for all classes + lessons. All camps run for a full week 9am-4pm and before/aftercare is available. If you have any questions, please either give us a call 425-238-6286 or shoot us an email info@skagitseedlings.com
Enroll Now ONLINE To Save Your Spot! 

NEW Summer Saturday Morning Dance Camps for 2.5-4.5yrs – 4.5-7yrs! 

Learn More / Register for a Saturday Camp
These NEW themed dance camps include crafts, snacks, sticker charts, coloring pages, and a certificate at the end of camp!

Mount Vernon Music Together News

Are you looking to introduce your young children to music? Did you know our partner Mount Vernon Music together is offering a Summer 6-week class session for caregivers and their children ages 0-5yrs. Summer session starts Thursday, July 12th @ 10:30am. Sibling discounts are available.  For more class info, check out their website- www.mvmusictogether.com
Below you will find our current Birthday package offerings. We have just added Pour Painting Birthday parties and have lots of times open throughout the summer for private birthday parties for both kids and adults. To book yours – contact us today! #425-238-6286

We Appreciate Your Reviews!

At Skagit Seedlings we are all about growing a community of families and teachers that are passionate about fostering a center for the integrated-arts in Skagit Valley. If you or your children currently take classes at our center or have in the past and want to share your experience with your family and friends we would be most thankful and appreciative. **To review us simply click one of the pictures above.**

Wishing everyone a summer filled with lots of fun family memories!
~Miss Amy and the Skagit Seedlings Team

Thank you for being our customer!
All online registration, class ideas and administrative/class questions need to be directed to our email info@skagitseedlings.com
or phone 425-238-6286.

Turkey Pinch Pot Workshop Cancelled

Our Turkey Clay pinch pot workshop is cancelled today due to low enrollment. *If you were interested in dropping in at last minute please remember in future to purchase your class ticket at least 1 day prior to the scheduled workshop. We only can ensure our staff and supplies are on hand if we have confirmed enrolled numbers for these special events.*

Classes Postponed for Fall STEAM/ART Session #2 Classes

Fall STEAM/ART Classes Postponed for November 13th-17th, 2017


**Start Date for the following classes are being postponed until next week November 13th-17th 2017:

1. Monday 11am Math Games
2. Monday 1pm Phonics Game
3. Wednesday 11am Beginning Drawing & Painting
4. Wednesday 4pm Earth Science
5. Thursday Winter Wonderland Arts & Crafts

If you are interested in enrolling head over to our website www.skagitseedlings.com all of our class details are listed under the Programs menu 🙂

Who are the storytellers?

I don’t know if it is the holiday season or just general artistic inquiry, but I have been thinking lately about storytelling.

How does a person become a storyteller? When does it start and how many kinds of storytellers are there in our universe?

I love stories period and am always looking for the next inspirational story that can bring a tear to my eye and a laugh to my lips. Being a right brained artist, I notice that most people attribute storytelling as being an artistic life pursuit.

It is only the writers, poets, artists, thespians, and videographers that live the life of the storyteller. However, that cannot be further from the truth. I watch, listen and teach all kinds of children every day that are meant to become storytellers, regardless of their chosen profession.

Simply, the act of living means you are meant to be a storyteller; interests and profession aside.

A lot of my teaching is talking about habits. What are habits? How do you fall into a habit? How do you break a habit?  Now most of these conversations happen in the dance studio, but in the larger picture they apply to any area of life. I believe in today’s world we as humans have adopted an unhealthy habit of constantly segregating the “Who” in “Who we are?” and the “Why” in “Why are we important?” and the “What” in “What we do for a living?” I think we often forget to overlay life’s details with the bigger picture. We do this when we decide on our life’s profession, the school we attend, the grade level we fall under and the group of faces we surround ourselves with on a daily basis.

Now, these habits good and bad are being formed from birth and especially during a child’s school years.

The most detrimental thing we can do in society is to segregate our children’s interests, age levels and learning abilities.

From the beginning, I never completely checked any of the “normal” life expectation boxes. In my early twenties someone told me, “you know you don’t have to just have one profession in life, you can do multiple things.” I physically remember the stress and internal worry about this subject falling away, as if I just got permission to be myself and stop having to conform to human’s static expectations. Live and let live became my motto, my gut became my compass, and grabbing at opportunities when they walked in the room became my reality. I honestly cannot say I have become a person with one title or that my business Skagit Seedlings offers one service. The beauty of this is that our space is open to all humans who are encouraged to become whatever kind of storyteller their heart desires.  Let the scientists & inventors join our artistic creators to start telling the whole story that is life.



June 24th – Ladies Night POP-UP EVENT!

Ladies come out for a fun night of shopping and pampering at Skagit Seedlings to celebrate the beginning of Summer! All of your favorite vendors will be there with products available to taste, test and try on 🙂 From LuLaRoe, H2o at Home, Usborne Books, Tupperware & doTERRA to Ruby Ribbon, Nice + Bella Jewlry, and Poofy Organics, there is something for everyone! Plus there will be door Prizes, appetizers and drinks to enjoy throughout the evening. Admission is Free, we hope to see you all there 4PM – 7PM!

Learn More about all our Princess Ballerina fun!

Skagit Seedlings: Growing in the Arts is excited to announce that we have a new Preschool/Kindergarten dance program!

It’s called Princess Ballerinas and your little one is just going to LOVE it!


New Session-Based Format

Our new Princess Ballerinas classes will run in 10-week sessions starting in the fall 2017. Each session is based on an imaginative story and theme that will take your budding ballerina on an exciting adventure where we’ll explore with thematic music, dancing and imaginative props. If your tot or kinder-dancer just does not want to wait for Fall we currently are offering introductory spring classes for the next 5-weeks. Either sign up for the remainder session or Drop-In and experience the Princess Ballerina magic for FREE! Plus, there is still time to register for either of our 2 exciting Summer Camps!


A Fresh Theme & Story Every Session

The stories and themes are designed to keep your tiny dancer excited and engaged each and every week, all year long- In fact, she’ll never see the same theme twice as long as she’s enrolled in a Princess Ballerinas class!


             Student Bonus Material

Each story book features a matching set of student bonus materials! Each session, your child will receive…

  • Her very own hardcover copy of that session’s story book
  • A matching coloring page
  • A sticker chart to track skill progress
  • A certificate of completion to celebrate her effort and hard work in class.
  • Your dancer can even practice or perform at home- free matching playlist of our in-class music is available on Spotify!
  • Best of all- all of the new bonus materials are 100% complimentary!


Parent Demonstration Weeks

Our new 10-week sessions of Princess Ballerinas classes will offer more opportunities to come in for a front row seat to see your little ballerina perform. During week 5 of each session, you’ll be invited in during the last 5 minutes of class for a “sneak peek” to see a little of what your child has been learning in the session so far.

Then, at the last class of each session, you’ll be invited into the classroom during the last half of class for a full performance, in costume! Costumes are provided on a “dress-up” basis, so there’s no additional cost to you.


Priority Registration

We have two Princess Ballerina Camps offered this summer and all students enrolled in our spring and summer sessions will have priority registration.  We expect our classes to be at capacity by the start of the session.

Care to guess what our fall theme is?

Hint: Think butterflies, bees, frogs…and singing fairies… 🙂

FALL Priority Registration for existing students and Previous Allen Grange Educational Center families will begin on Monday, May 16th and continue through Saturday, June 4th.


Pre-Registration & Early Bird Bonuses:

Besides getting the opportunity to reserve a spot in our exciting new program, as an added bonus families who enroll before 6/4  (for either our Summer Princess Ballerina Camps or Fall Session) will receive a new leotard with an attached tutu on the first day of the session (a $40 value). Plus, we have a limited Early-Bird bonus for the first 20 families who enroll between 5/16-6/4  **This applies to families registering for either Summer and Fall sessions. Be one of the first 20 families to enroll and receive a $150 credit towards one of our new premium Princess Ballerinas Birthday Parties! See our website for more details.



Looking forward to seeing all of our Princess Ballerinas dancing and twirling their way into Skagit Seedlings!