Northwest Language Academy
The NWLA Cultural Center is a 501c3 Educational Organization dedicated to nurturing intercultural awareness and understanding by providing opportunities for local schools and communities to practice cultural competency, participate effectively in our global environment and contribute to a more peaceful and harmonious world. Since 1996 we’ve been connecting Whidbey Island to the rest of the world, through international exchanges and cultural events and programs.
Orca Network/Langley Whale Center
Orca Network – Connecting whales and people in the Pacific Northwest. Projects include the Whale Sighting Network, Educational Programs, the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the campaign to retire Lolita/Tokitae, the last survivor of the orcas captured in Penn Cove, and the Langley Whale Center. The Langley Whale Center is open Thursday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Come learn about the whales and marine mammals of the Salish Sea, check out books from our Marine Lending Library, watch films and talk to our volunteer docents. Check out our great gift shop before you leave!
Readiness to Learn Foundation
The Readiness To Learn Foundation is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with schools, communities and families. Our goal is to help each child reach their potential regardless of their circumstances. The Readiness To Learn Foundation is your one stop shop when you need information, encouragement or support. We can help.
South Whidbey Children’s Center
Preschool and childcare for children ages 12 months through 5 years. We also have a before and after school program for children ages 5 through 12 years old. The South Whidbey Children’s Center is the only NAEYC accredited and Early Achievers participating preschool on South Whidbey. We believe that learning should be fun!
Whidbey Island Dance Theatre
Whidbey Island Dance Theatre was founded in 1993 to promote dance as a significant cultural resource for Whidbey Island and the surrounding communities, and to provide pre-professional experience for outstanding young dancers. WIDT presents a broad range of dance genres including ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, tap and ballroom. Strict standards of training and choreography provide dancers with opportunities for personal and artistic growth. WIDT was a member of Regional Dance America from 2001-2012.
WIDT presents two major productions each year. Our largest production, The Nutcracker, has enjoyed 18 highly successful seasons. In spring, our Dance & Choreography Showcase highlights the diverse talents of our broadly trained dancers and features the works of both resident and guest choreographers. Guest choreographers in recent years include Eva Stone, Aaron Cash, Danielle Wilkins, Laurentia Barbu, Andrea Binder, Leigh-Ann Cohen Hafford, Jenna Kantor, and Daniel Wilkins of DASS Dance. In 2004, Sharon Tyers, formerly of the Martha Graham Dance Company, set the first modern dance master work on WIDT: Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring.
Since 2000, WIDT has performed in Tucson, Salt Lake City, greater Los Angeles, and at the National Dance Festival in Pittsburgh, PA as well as a dozen cities in Washington. Local WIDT guest appearances include a featured evening at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in 2007 and 2004, a performance including Waltz of the Flowers and Appalachian Spring at the internationally acclaimed Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens’ May Day festival, the Festival of Friends at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Seattle, and the Ballet Bellevue Winter Gala at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue.
Artistic Director Charlene Brown began her dance studios, Island Dance, on Whidbey Island in 1987. The daughter of a dance educator, Char‘s whole life has been committed to offering the highest level of dance education and professional instructors to students. Extending this commitment to the art of choreography led to the formation of WIDT in 1993.
Whidbey Island Waldorf School
Whidbey Island Waldorf School has provided a comprehensive, whole-person, arts-integrated education on South Whidbey since 1985. We are blessed to be situated in the midst of a 100-acre forest preserve. The beauty of the landscape and the richness of the forest ecosystem provide our students with a wealth of inspiration and resources for a direct experience of the natural world.
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