Open House – Happy 15th Birthday, Sponge!


  • What: Mini Language Classes, Paper Cutting and Dance Performances
  • Where: 3107 S. Day St., Seattle, WA 98144
  • When: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 9am – 12:30pm

Families are cordially invited to Sponge’s 15th Birthday Open House on Saturday, Feb. 1st from 9am to 12:30pm at our Mt. Baker Center. This free event will take families all over the globe with international snacks, fun-filled Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese and German classes taught by native-speaking teachers; crafts from around the world; and paper cutting and dance performances.

Chinese Paper Cut Art is a critical cultural piece in China. It is used in all kinds of celebrations including wedding, promotion and moving to a new house. There will be a paper-cutting performance by Ming Liang, a paper cutting artist for more than twenty years now, and also the author of the book “Principles of Paper Cutting”.

There will also be an interactive dance performance that will feature the Chinese long-sleeve dance “Step into Spring”. This dance was developed in ancient China as a way for royalty, nobles, and officials to celebrate occasions. It’s a combination of Chinese Peking Opera and Classical Chinese Dance.

Families may enter to win special door prizes, including free storybooks and discounted language classes for the Spring 2020 season. This event is geared toward children ages 10 and younger and their families.