About us

Children are our dreams for the future and hopes for a better world. We must give children the gift of helping them develop their unique creativity andrealize their dreams whatever they may be. All children possess creativity, they just don’t always know how to access it. You can introduce, guide, and nurture these abilities. Little People’s Creative Workshop® has developed a time-tested dance program to help do just that!

All faculty and staff of LPCW are professionals in the field of dance and have spent many hours training in our curriculum, philosophies, and objectives. Each instructor is CECDI certified and has had many years experience working with young children - as well as much time spent perfecting their teaching and performing skills at universities nationwide.

History

Daune Pitman,
Founder of LPCW

Daune Mills Pitman, founder and executive director of the Little People’s Creative Workshop®, attended East Carolina University on a full dance scholarship and graduated with a BFA in dance; and then returned to earn her BS in dance education. She has appeared as a principal dancer as well as a soloist with NC Dance Arts Theatre, American College Dance Festival, and East Carolina Dance Theatre; and presently dances alongside her husband in various productions. Aside from her training at ECU, Daune has studied and danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, New York City Ballet, and Tisch School of Performing Arts in New York City; as well as The Joffrey Ballet, NYU, The Louisville Ballet, and Gus Giordano-while spending several years appearing in television commercials and industrial productions for national companies such as Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, GAP, Liz Claiborne, and Yves St. Laurent to name a few. One of Daune's main joys is young children. She has taught dance and theatre arts for the past nineteen years-in schools as well as private studios and universities. She is currently the editor of a nationally syndicated newsletter about teaching dance/theatre to young children as well as a published author of books about teaching dance to little ones.