Classes Home – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line

    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103

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    For the most updated listings, please see our Google Calendar


    Experience learning through the Arts for ALL ages & incomes!

    The Abbey is a hub for artists, students, and community members of all ages & incomes to expand their creativity, artistic skill, explore new ideas and develop deeper connections between brain, body, and their community!  We host many events, workshops and other artistic community experiences that encourage learning.  We also welcome local teachers to offer classes in the space at very low cost.

    Creative Workspace


    ONLINE, Mondays from 6-8pm: Sign Up Here
    ONLINE, Tuesdays from 6-8pm: Sign Up Here
    ONLINE, Wednesday Afternoons  from 12-2pm : Sign Up Here

    1/2/24 PREVIEW CLASS: Sign Up Here

    Duration: 12 Weeks, evening class  |  Evening Class
    Level: Introductory & All levels
    Visit our events page for more information. 

    Part art-making class, part creative project accountability group, Creative Workspace is for creative people of all disciplines. This is not a technique class. Nope. Technique is useful, but it’s not the thing that lights my fire. Ideas are what really get me going.

    Through weekly assignments and in-class exercises, we explore a million different ways to spark imagination, and we dig into questions like, “What do I want to say with my art?” “What do I want to be putting into the world?” and “How can I use art to respond to what’s going on around me or process what I’m experiencing?”

    Undercurrent Dance


    Mondays from 6:30-8pm: low frequency floorwork, beginner friendly 

    Wednesdays from 9:30-11:15am: high frequency floorwork, advanced level

    Duration: Ongoing, drop-ins ok  |  Evening & Morning Classes
    Level: Introductory & All levels
    See calendar for schedule & additional details

    Undercurrent classes investigate the vigor, mechanics, and efficiency of floorwork with care, curiosity, and precision. While exploring fluid ways of moving low to the floor, practitioners use the architecture of their bodies to make challenging movement smooth, strategic, and strengthening. Undercurrent believes in the longevity of dance and aims for this method of floorwork to be as physically sustainable as it is innovative in its vocabulary. The practice supports movers of diverse backgrounds and skill sets in balancing and conditioning their bodies while adding versatility to their movement toolsets.

    To learn more:

    Cost: All classes are donation-based (most folks give $20-30) via cash or Venmo @danceundercurrent.




    Slow Flow Yoga Class w/ Kaelyn (on pause)

    First & Third Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm: relaxing, beginner friendly yoga classes
    Ongoing, drop-ins ok  |  Evening Class
    Level: Introductory & All levels
    See calendar for schedule & additional details

    Join Kaelyn every first and third Tuesday from 5:30-6:30pm for relaxing, beginner friendly yoga classes!

    Kaelyn believes that increased self-awareness through yoga is a path to both personal and societal healing. Her personal yoga practice helped her gain confidence, patience, and grace while navigating the inevitable ups and downs of life. A 200 hour RYT (trained by The Yoga and Ayurveda Center) Kaelyn specializes in Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. Her style is influenced by an extensive dance background, combining fluid movement and gentle strength to facilitate greater body awareness. Kaelyn loves empowering people to listen to their bodies and discover the edge of their abilities in a safe and nurturing way.

    Cost: Evening Slow Flow is donation based and open to all. Feel free to contact Kaelyn with any questions at

    Dance Church


    See our online calendar for times/offerings. 

    Duration: Ongoing, drop-ins ok  |  Evening Class
    Level: Introductory & All levels
    See calendar for schedule & additional details

    About Dance Church:


    Beginning as a small Sunday morning movement practice, Dance Church was created by Kate Wallich in 2010.

    Over the course of a decade, a joyful community of dancers and non-dancers alike have turned Dance Church into a massive gathering of people around the world, dancing and sweating together.

    In-person classes were hosted regularly in New York, Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles and have popped up in cities worldwide.

    Cost: Reference current ticket and availability information here.

    Afro Brazilian Dance Class w/ Live Music

    Mondays Afro Brazilian Dance w/ Live Music
    Ongoing, drop-ins ok  |  Evening Class
    Level: Introductory & All levels
    See calendar for schedule & additional details

    Please join Anne Blommer every Monday 6:30-8:00pm
    Fremont Abbey: 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle WA. 98103.

    An energetic and fun class covering a variety of Afro Brazilian dance traditions such as Samba, Samba-Reggae, Maracatu, and Orixa dance.

    Class card: 5 for $90 (3 month expiration)
    Single Class Drop-in: $20
    Payment Methods: credit card (Square), check, or cash
    For more info, contact

    Modern Dance

    See calendar for schedule & additional details

    Tai Chi

    See calendar for schedule & additional details

    Self Defense

    Wednesdays Wing-Tsun Kung Fu Self Defense with Brad Huggins. Email or calendar for details and current schedule.

    Meditation @ Ballard Homestead

    See Calendar


    Bohemian Rhapsody Milonga

    Wednesdays Lesson series happen frequently. Check the Bohemian Rhapsody Milonga group page for details.



    Want the most up to date info? Find class details, teachers, & updated schedules via our

    Classes Calendar

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    Abbey Arts

    See our Pinterest for some mind expanding art from around the world –

    Look for Abbey Arts Early Show Concerts, before or after nap time – Events Page




    June 21-22 Abbey Arts Tent @ Fremont Fair, FREE!


    May 31, 2014  YoGreenies  — A FUN family event with yoga and green smoothie making!

    Date: Saturday May 31 Time: 10-11:30am
    Place: Fremont Abbey Arts Center
    4272 Fremont ave N
    Price: $10 for adults/$5 for kids
    Join Stephanie and Tara as they share their passion for yoga and green smoothies. This whole body health & wellness event is geared towards parents and kids ages 5-10. First we’ll explore movement on the mat then we’ll revive with a green smoothie making demo and tasting!
    *Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

    May 11th, 2013 @ Woodland Park Zoo – Mommy & Me event with arts activities by Abbey teaching artists and special music performance by Pepper Proud on stage at 1:30pm in her kids music band (and animal costumes!). for more

    June 1, 2013, Noon
    – EARLY SHOW at the Abbey with local bands performing fun music for ALL ages, before or after nap times. 🙂  Family tickets available!   See our Facebook events for updates as they become available.
    June 22-23, 2013 @ Fremont Fair – Kids arts activities (and more for ALL ages) plus Abbey stage! for more


    Kidz 4 Art — Now enrolling!  Affordable six-week sessions

    Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm with Kathleen McHugh & Karen MacKenzie.
    These classes are geared towards children ages 7-13.  They will learn art
    fundamentals through fun, exploratory projects.  Along with helping to express
    creative individuality, they will also learn skills that they can apply to ALL
    facets of learning!
    Register @


    SuperFoods – Monthly Workshops

    Cooking classes return!  Join in all the food/arts fun on the first Monday of each month.  Register Now, minimum 5 students to activate.  See Google Calendar for most up to date class information, or for more from past classes click over to the SUPERFOODS PAGE.




    10/22/12 – 10/23/12

    @ Fremont Oktoberfest – Family Village – 11 am-4pm  – FREE! Learn to polka, zucchini races, community sculpture & more!  Find us outside of ticketed Oktoberfest area @35th & Phinney Avenue.

    6/1/12 – Fremont Fair is coming up June 16-17!  Tons of FREE fun for the family + the Abbey Stage and more.

    5/2/12 – More workshops for kids happening at Solid Ground‘s Brettler Family Place! Introducing ArtCycle: Junk into Art Workshop. Your donations support these arts programs for formerly homeless families.

    4/4/12 – Fresh Spring Classes are here, in addition to our ongoing classes – Register Now!

    [5-6 yrs Brain Meets Body: Modern Dance Adventures] – Mondays 4-4:55p

    [9-12 yrs Action! Kids Beginning Film Class] – Thursdays 4-5:30p

    Scholarships available for kids on free/reduced lunch. Applies to most group classes & even some private music instruction.


    We believe everyone is creative and that people of all ages and all incomes should have access to community-centered arts experiences. Which means both learning in classes and learning through performing and attending performances are vital.

    Here at the Fremont Abbey, local skilled teaching artists share their passion and impart knowledge to all ages and incomes in ways that are interactive, inspiring and giving back to the community.

    Our classes or performance opportunities:

    • Always have a welcoming atmosphere & perspective that everyone is creative
    • Are multi-sensory wherever possible
    • Emphasize collaboration & creative problem solving
    • Use concept-based lessons, connecting to ideas/concepts students are currently learning or are culturally relevant
    • Whenever possible, use multiple art forms and approaches to integrate brain & body, individual & community

    ABBEY KIDS Birthdays!

    Want an unique, creative birthday party? Host your child’s personalized Art Explorers party here at the Abbey complete with fun themes and teaching artists from the Abbey’sclasses available to help with mini-classes that are fun & educational.

    • Event planning assistance available
    • Healthy food & treats available from our preferred caterers
    • Sound systems, projector/screen, chairs, tables, kitchen, etc.
    • Setup & Cleanup assistance available

    Sliding Scale pricing for all incomes, typically $150-500 depending on date/time/teacher/etc.



    To remain a vibrant community arts center, we strive to be accessible for all ages and incomes. We believe (and recent studies have shown) that collaborative arts experiences actually strengthen individuals and communities… not to mention the effect on your brain development at any age!

    One of the ways we support development and stay sustainable is by offering “built in” scholarships with every group class at the Abbey.

    Many Abbey classes have a minimum size to become active as well as a maximum size to maintain a quality educational experience. Please tell your friends to join!



    Most of our classes are started by local teachers who want to help in their community for a truly grass-roots Arts Education experience! The key to success is an exciting & fun class that fills a need and can be promoted well to have at least 5 students enrolled (+ any scholarship students).  Feel free to email classes(at) with your proposal.