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Story Alive!

Story Alive! is an early-learning program that uses storytelling, music, movement and crafting as an introduction to arts appreciation. The sessions draw from performing arts-themed books and a wide variety of music to teach creative movement. To wrap up each session, the participants have an opportunity to express themselves by creating take-home craft projects related to each week’s story. Come to the Center with your preschooler to help bring the Story Alive!


  • Designed for ages 4 to 6.
  • Participation is limited to 10 children, with a minimum of five required to offer the class.
  • Classes are Friday mornings at 10 a.m.
  • Craft supplies will be available for all registered children.
  • Cost: $60 for all six class sessions or $15 for each single session.
    • Come to one session or all six! Register for the entire series and get two sessions free.
  • Registration ended for 2022


July 15Corduroy Takes a Bow

Come see a world-class concert hall with your preschooler in this week’s Story Alive! Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite bear toys for this session, which starts with a reading about a little girl’s first visit to a theater. We will then tour the Palladium concert hall and make some “beary” special crafts. 


July 22The Night Before Christmas

Come celebrate Christmas in July with your preschooler at Story Alive! This session starts with a reading of The Night Before Christmas, followed by moving along to holiday-themed music, practicing the Freeze Dance and making crafts. 


July 29The Wild Symphony

Come be a musical animal at this week’s Story Alive! This session starts with a reading of The Wild Symphony. Then we’ll get the wiggles out by jumping like animals to classical music from the story, followed by craft time. 


August 5 Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears

Come be a rock star at this week’s Story Alive! This session starts with a reading of Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears. Then we will play percussion instruments to classic rock tunes and conclude by creating a take-home music related craft. 


August 12Octopus’s Garden

Come rock out like a sea creature at this week’s Story Alive! This session starts with a reading of Octopus’s Garden. Next, we’ll create take-home “under the sea” crafts and conclude by moving like underwater sea creatures to classic Beatles tunes. 


August 19 The Ugly Duckling

Come be a graceful swan in this week’s Story Alive! The session will start with a reading of The Ugly Duckling. Then we’ll move around to ballet-themed music and practice being graceful. We’ll conclude by making take-home duckling crafts.