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Workshops/Master Classes

The Hard Nut Repertory Master Class

Cost: Pay what you can / Dance Fremont class card
Friday, Dec. 6
Dance Fremont

Join former Mark Morris Dance Group company member Megan Williams for a special repertory workshop to hone technical clarity and precise musicality through Mark Morris’ classic The Hard Nut, with live piano accompaniment. This class can also serve as an in-person audition for MMDG’s Summer Intensive and is presented in partnership with Seattle Theatre Group. Workshop is in support of MMDG’s performances of The Hard Nut at The Paramount from December 6-15th. For performance tickets, visit


with Charles Slender-White
Monday Dec. 16 – Friday Dec. 20
12PM-6PM $300


Over five days, dancers will be offered a comprehensive introduction to Countertechnique. Developed by Anouk van Dijk, Countertechnique is a contemporary dance technique that integrates intellectual intention with physical activity, strengthens and stretches the body, and enables dancers to move bigger, more fluidly, and more spatially.

In addition to daily Countertechnique classes, the workshop will include discussions about and physical investigations of the Countertechnique Toolbox, Horizontal Falling, Basic Anatomy, Countertechnique in Choreography, Countertechnique in Improvisation, and The Cube (derived from the 9-point technique as developed by Anouk van Dijk, Amanda Miller, and William Forsythe). Each of these sessions will help dancers deepen their Countertechnique practice while facilitating the application of Countertechnique to other dance forms and modalities.

OSF Sourcing Deeper

July 6 – 24, 2020:  Monday-Friday, 10:30 AM – 6 PM,
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Faculty: Stephanie Skura, Nate Dryden, Susanna Hood, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan


This  preparatory program (formerly OSF Pre-Teacher-Training) is designed for experienced OSF & Skinner Releasing practitioners who long to more deeply understand underlying conceptual structures & strategies of OSF. Some may decide to follow with an OSF Teacher Certification Program. Others may be there purely for learning.

Though not a commitment to OSF Teacher Training, OSF Sourcing Deeper is a required pre-requisite for all applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Programs.  It’s also designed for any experienced practitioners who want to deepen their practice, or who might take the work in other directions  e.g. research in movement, somatics or other fields, integrations with other practices, or with an interest in study & reflection, allowing future applications to unfold in time.

OSF Sourcing Deeper is a first pass at the complex array of skills & concepts that allow facilitators to create seemingly magical environments conducive to deeply transformative experiences.

The program includes the full spectrum of Introductory Level OSF material in morning sessions, plus substantive afternoon participatory discussions, vocal practice, sophisticated improvisational practice, hands-on practice, writing & drawing practice, language & music considerations ? plus related readings in relevant philosophical topics that enhance our understanding of the profound concepts underlying this practice. For those who choose to follow with OSF Teacher Training, Sourcing Deeper will render the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun!


If application is submitted by 15 Jan 2020 & deposit by 15 Feb 2020: $1752  USD
With later registration: $1906 USD
Registration information will be provided upon acceptance.

OSF Workshop

Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator  STEPHANIE SKURA & co-faculty NATE DRYDEN & SUSANNA HOOD, assisted by KEELY ISAAK MEEHAN

JULY 6 – 24, 2020
Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
19th Ave & Roy St, Seattle

These sessions are inclusive, welcoming & vitally useful for both newcomers to the practice & experienced practitioners. Options for two or three weeks, beginning with Week #1.

Now in its eighth year, this annual Seattle spring workshop assembles a world-wide community for dancing, creative practice & deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, visual arts, writing, community & visionary organization-building. Workshop participants will join Sourcing Deeper participants for these morning sessions.

Deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), OSF invovles shedding outer layers, accessing primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, imagery as potent tool for transformation, & developing a high degree of consciousness without self-consciousness. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration & individual empowerment: free of inhibition, accessing intuition, inviting the mind to collaborate. OSF sessions offer potent tools to access freedom, specificity & courage in movement, vocal practice & creative practice. A key aspect is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet.

*Fulfills pre-requisites for OSF Sourcing Deeper. Partially fulfills pre-requisites for OSF Teacher Certification Programs.*

Bookings are now open!

$100 discount w/ non-refundable deposit of $100 by March 15, 2020
Two weeks, July 6-17: $515 USD w/ $100 deposit by March 15; $615 regular fee thereafter
Three weeks, July 6-24: $670 USD w/ $100 deposit by March 15; $770 regular fee thereafter

Class Exchange Workshops

A Co-op of skilled movers sharing techniques and training with working dance professionals. Our aim is to build community and safe space for emerging educators via peer learning experiences keeping dance class accessible/affordable. Class Exchange meets Mondays 10:00am-11:30am at Fremont Abbey Arts Center. All teaching artists are volunteers. $3-$5 donations for their support are much appreciated. More information on Facebook!

Choreography Opportunities

Request for Choreography Proposals

As Artist-in-Residence for the city of Redmond, 3SD Director Xaviera Vandermay is seeking 3 choreographers to create work at Redmond’s Downtown Park January-March 2020. Each residency is 1 month in length during the winter months with a paid stipend. 5 public rehearsals at a minimum are required to give the public the opportunity to see the creative process. All works will be performed together April 2020 and we will be inviting to public to document and live stream the experience. 

To apply: Email Xaviera at with subject line “lastname_winterresidency” and the following information:
Choreographer CV
Links to samples of choreography the best represent your current style of movement
Proposal for the work including names of an additional collaborators, themes, duration, and anything else you feel is relevant for the selection committee. 

Applications due Thursday, December 5th 11:59pm.

Apply to Choreograph/Teach at the DanceBARN Festival July 20-26

The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lake, Battle Lake, Minnesota. 

NEW this year! The DanceBARN Festival 2020 theme will be Dance & Music Collaborations! Battle Lake has an incredible music scene and this year we’re taking full advantage of it! Not only will each class have live accompaniment, but we will help nurture 3 collaborations between local musicians and guest choreographers. There will be opportunities to create for stage and site specific performances.

Applications DUE December 31st
Apply at

Rootstock 20 Open Call

Rootstock 20 is an open call for dance makers at The Croft Residency, a non-profit residency based in Horton Bay, MI. Rootstock 20 is a creative residency opportunity during the summer of 2020. For more information about The Croft, Rootstock 20 and how to apply please visit:

RADicle Open Call

RADicle is a creative residency for dance makers in the Fall of 2020 at The Croft Residency, and a performance as a part of RAD Fest 2021. For more information about RADicle and how to apply please visit The Croft or RADfest websites. The open call will close on December 15th.

Seeking Choreographer

Seeking a choreographer experienced in modern dance to create a 12-15 minute pas de deux for a modern opera in the Puget Sound area.

Location: Langley, WA
Performance dates: March 20, 21, 22.
Paid gig.
Please contact me for further details. Tim Everitt

Auditions/Performance Opportunities


I’m working on a new piece next year, and I wanna know who’s interested in being part of it. I’m hosting two classes and a workshop as a way to gauge general interest around working together. Here are the dates and times:

Fremont Abbey Arts
Dec 5 + 12, 10:00 to 11:30 am

Velocity Dance Center
Dec 6, 12:00 to 2:30 pm

Classes + workshop are free. If you can’t make any of these dates, shoot me an email at

Seeking Male Dancer

Seeking male dancer for a pas de deux in a modern opera. Must be familiar with modern dance. Featured role. Some acting. No singing.
Location: Langley, WA
Dates: Performances March 20, 21, 22.
Rehearsals begin in February.
Paid gig.
Please contact me for further information. Tim Everitt

Sh*t Gold

OPEN MIC PERFORMANCE NIGHT. For artists experimenting in any genre. For those unafraid to fail.COME SHOW: A sketch, a task, a situation, a work in-the-works. You have five minutes or less to take a risk.
SIGN-UP  Arrive at 9:30PM to sign up. You can also email on the day of.
FOOD  Bring something to share if you’d like.
BOOZE  Available at the bar.
Low stress. High focus. Join the SH*T GOLD Facebook Group for details and updates!

Employment Opportunities

SeattleDances Contributing Writer

SeattleDances is Seattle’s link to all things dance.  Through exclusive previews, engaging editorials, and timely reviews, SeattleDances tracks the pulse of the Seattle dance scene.

SeattleDances is currently looking for additional writing staff to contribute content. Our writers play an important role in continuing press coverage and dialogue around dance in Seattle. Get press tickets for reviewing shows, interview your favorite artists, develop your voice, and get published! Consistent writers qualify for writing stipend.


Strong writing skills, knowledge of dance or arts, reliable communication, ability to meet deadlines.

Interested parties please send an email of interest to Applicants will be required to submit a writing sample.