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Dance Classes for Kids with Laurie

Ages 3-5:  Your child will have fun learning jazz, ballet, tap, and creative movement dances, as well as tumbling, and a muscle of the month!

  • Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15
  • $54 for 8 classes


Ages 6-8:  Your child will enjoy the challenge of learning ballet and jazz dances in a creative atmosphere!

  • Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30
  • $66 for 8 classes


Where:  The dance studio at Westside Community Center, 1628 W Bijou St


Instructor:  Laurie White began dancing at Northland School of Dance in Champlin, MN when she was 4 years old. She continued her training at Gustavus Adolphus College in MN, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Dance. She danced professionally in Minneapolis with various companies, including Ballet of the Dolls, Deborah Jinza Thayer/Movement Architecture, DRP Dance, and many more. Laurie can be seen performing locally with Ormao Dance Company. She began teaching dance to children of all ages in 1999. Laurie relocated to Colorado Springs in March, 2013 with her husband and children. She recently obtained her Yoga Teacher Certification.


How: or 719-510-4942 to register

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Westside Community Preschool 2017-2018 Diakonia

Summer Early Literacy Program

Summer Fun with The Cat in the Hat!

June 5 – 30 and  July 10 – 28, 2017.

We are open for Full Day Care and Enrichment July 5 – 7.

Half Day: $75/week.  Full day:  $150/week.

All families are encouraged to enroll in our Income Based Tuition Rate program for tuition assistance.

For information: Call 719-385-7920; email
Age requirement: Your child must be at least 3 years old on or before October 1st, 2016.
Toilet training is required.
Classes run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Breakfast and an afternoon snack are provided to our full time children. Lunch is provided by the parent. We eat an early lunch at approximately 11:00 am.

Preschool and Tuition Fees for 2017-18 School Year

Registration fee:

A non-refundable fee of $75 is due at the time of registration.  CCCAP families pay a one time $70 activity fee.

Cost for 2017-2018 school year:

Half-time tuition is $325 per month. All families are encouraged to enroll in our Income Based Tuition Rate program for tuition assistance.

Full-day tuition is $600 per month. Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) is accepted. For information on the CCCAP program

For more information and to download forms please visit.

Westside Preschool Diakonia


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Free breakfast and lunch for kids

Summer Food Program at Westside Community Center sponsored by Colorado Springs School District 11

Westside Community Center will be one of the locations Colorado Springs School District 11 will be offering FREE breakfast and lunch to all kids 18 and younger this summer.

June 5th – August 4th *

Monday – Friday

Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Lunch 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

This is an amazing nutrition program serving quality meals by a wonderful and caring D11 Food and Nutrition service team. No registration required.

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