Education & Schools
Oak Harbor Creative Arts Foundation
We are dedicated to creating opportunities for local artists, makers and creatives to learn and share, helping to grow passions into vocations. For more info, call: 360-544-2343 or visit www.ohcaf.org
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 (WIDT) was founded in 1993 with a love for dance. Back then it was known as Whidbey Dance Theatre, and it began with the idea of creating a new and exciting opportunity for young people in its community; young creatives of all ages, who also loved dance, could find their place on stage with their peers.
Hard work paid off. As the company moved forward and found its legs, it provided real, pre-professional dance experience to outstanding young dancers. Its participation in the wider world of dance followed. The juried, national association of ballet companies, “Regional Dance America,” chose WIDT as an RDA performing company from 2001-2012.
Since 2000, WIDT has performed throughout Washington, as well as in Arizona, California, Utah, Oregon, at the National Dance Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, and in Montreal, Canada. Through the years, both professional and community choreographers have expressed their appreciation for the generations of talented dancers they’ve worked with at WIDT.
Each year, WIDT graces the stage with two major productions, “The Nutcracker” and “A Celebration of Dance,” its springtime choreography showcase. Both highlight the diverse talents of its broadly trained dancers and feature the works of both resident and guest choreographers.
These productions are a gift, 28 years of WIDT making the creative, athletic, joyful and fun-to-watch magic that is dance!
The company’s main performance venues are South Whidbey High School Auditorium, a 400-seat theater, and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, which holds 250 seats.
WIDT and Island Dance are located at 714 Camano Avenue in Langley. Office hours vary. Please call in advance to arrange a time or confirm when we are open at 360-341-2221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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