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Have an audition, workshop, lecture, or dance event that you want listed on the site? Email us at

Also check out Seattle DanceNet to be added to a Listserv of local events.


Workshops/Master Classes

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!

Choreographic Opportunities

Full Tilt 2019

Evoke Productions is looking for choreographers interested in creating new work for Full Tilt 2019.
Performance Dates:  April 26 & 27, 2019 7pm and 9pm @ Velocity Founders Theater
Dancer Audition Date:  January 19, 2019  2pm – 5pm @ Velocity Founders Theater
Applications and additional information are available at

Applications must include:

A completed choreographer application (pdf)
A copy of your resume
A work sample (suggested 3 minutes)

Either e-mail the information to us at:
or mail it to:

Evoke Productions
847 NE 105th St.
Seattle, WA 98125

You can mail a dvd or include a link to your work sample (YouTube, Vimeo, e.g. – but please ensure that permissions allow us to view the video).

All materials must be postmarked or emailed by midnight November 2, 2018.

Auditions/Performance Work

Olympic Ballet Theatre Audition

Olympic Ballet Theatre is currently seeking male dancers ages 18-24 for its 2018-2019 Trainee Program. Partial and full scholarships to Olympic Ballet School as well as performance stipends & shoes are available based on experience.

Interested candidates should send a head shot, resume, and class or performance footage to the Artistic Directors at: &


Teaching Positions

Keeping The Faith-The Prison Project Dance Instructor/Choreographer Needed

Keeping the Faith—the Prison Project is an integrated arts program conducted by the Pat Graney Company at the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women. Initiated in 1995, the program consists of movement, writing, American Sign Language and visual arts workshops and culminates in a performance by institution residents and for the outside community. Keeping the Faith creates a rare forum for cultural development among incarcerated women by facilitating the exploration and expression of both individual and collective identity.

Position Title: Dance Instructor, Keeping the Faith – the Prison Project

2 sessions, 2.5 hours each / September (Flexible dates)

Compensation: $150 per workshop

Job Description: This teaching position provides an opportunity for Choreographers interested in interdisciplinary, performative, and community-based arts, to work with incarcerated women. The instructor will work alongside other professional artists, gaining valuable experience while learning to activate the transformative power of the arts in oppressive spaces.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Choreograph one piece (3-5 minutes long) to be performed at the end of the session

  • Teach participants the work during 2 workshops at Mission Creek, along with the Team (Mon/Weds, 2pm-9pm. Flexible dates in September)

  • Be available for the KTF staff carpool

  • Work with the dance intern to ensure all choreography is properly documented (Project Coordinator oversees)

  • Be a model for positive behavior and relationships with participants and KTF team members

  • Attend one Fall performance (November 16 + 17)


  • Must approach this immersive and life-changing experience with an openness to learn about prison culture and institutional limitations, as well as creativity and resourcefulness when encountering roadblocks.

  • Must be able to adapt choreography quickly to fit the needs of the group (non-trained dancers).

  • Must be able to work cooperatively on a team and receive feedback.

  • Must have strong emotional boundaries and the ability to suspend moral judgement when working with incarcerated populations.

  • Must be a reliable, punctual worker.

Questions? To apply send a resume and two letters of reference to Cait Wyler, Project Coordinator:

Position open until filled. People of varying backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

WhirlyBuds Dance Company seeks Dance instructors

Job Title: Preschool Dance Instructor, Part Time

Company: WhirlyBuds Dance Company
Location: Seattle, WA (Weekly classes are taught at various locations including Phinney, Mountlake Terrace, Northeast Seattle, West Seattle, and Burien. Applicants must be willing to travel throughout the city.)
Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: $30.00 per hour of class taught ($18 per hour during training)

Do you have a passion for dance? Do children bring a smile to your face? Does getting paid in hugs, sequels of delight, and money sound like the best job ever?

WhirlyBuds Dance Company is a creative movement company that caters to the energetic and whimsical preschool crowd, hosting weekly classes at various child care centers throughout the Seattle area. We are looking to immediately hire two part time dance instructors for toddler and preschooler movement classes. The ideal candidate will have a background in both dance and child care. He/She will be a fun, creative, warm, energetic, and encouraging dance instructor.

WhirlyBuds classes are taught on-site at preschools and child care facilities throughout Seattle, so applicants must be willing to travel. One position involves teaching a majority of classes in the West Seattle, White Center, and Burien area. The other position involves teaching a majority of classes in the Ballard, Phinney, Greenwood, Shoreline, and Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. We are currently offering around 6 teaching hours over 2-3 days each week. The hours have the potential to be around 8 hours of classes per week with the option for more growth in the coming months. While most WhirlyBuds classes occur in the morning (9am-12pm), some classes are taught in the afternoon and as after school programs (anywhere in the 1:30-4:30pmtimeframe). Ideally our new team members would be available to teach morning classes 2-3 days a week and afternoon classes 1 day a week.
Is this something you’d be interested in talking more about? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Introduce yourself to us at and ask for a detailed job description and application.

The Ballard And Shoreline Academy Of Music & Dance Seeks Instructors

The Academy of Music & Dance is looking for qualified Dance Teachers for regular teaching days as well as fill out our substitute list. We are looking for teachers for both our locations in Ballard and new location in Edmonds/Shoreline. The Academy of Music & Dance opened in February 2009 and has quickly earned a reputation of educational excellence and exemplary experience. The full-time administrative staff provides support for teachers and students. Teach in our professional studios with floating Marley floors, equipped with sound systems and teaching materials. Monitors out in the lobby show what is going on in dance class, allowing parents to sit comfortably (out of class!) to watch. Enjoy super fun PAID recitals, and have the freedom to plan your own lessons.

Candidates for this position must:

-Have a Bachelor’s or above degree or equivalent training in dance
-Ability to teach different styles
-Be willing to work with students of all ages and levels, especially ages 3-9
-Be respectful, clean, and friendly
-Love teaching!

To apply please email your resume or CV and a short description of your teaching style or philosophy to

Dance Arts Seeks Dance Instructors

Dance Arts, located in Covington, Washington is hiring dance instructors for Summer Classes and for the 2018/19 School Year Season! We are looking for instructors who enjoy working with children, are passionate about dance, responsible, and like to work as a team.  We are looking for teachers and choreographers who specialize in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, tap, and lyrical. Pay is negotiable and depends on experience. We have positions available Monday through Friday evenings, and Saturday mornings and afternoons to teach beginning/ recreational students as well as advanced/competitive. Instructors receive free membership to CLI Studios where they can continue their education through online teacher training and master classes taught by industry leaders. Come join our team!
Please email resumes to Annette Lago:
For more information call or text 206.265.1006.

Definitive Dance Studio Seeks Creative Movement Instructor

Well established studio looking for a Creative Movement Instructor. Looking for a high energy and experienced individual to teach classes at our studio.  $35.00/hr or more depending on experience.

Please contact Ursula at Definitive Dance Studio via email at with your resume, and/or a link to a video of your dancing/teaching.  If you are currently not teaching please be prepared to teach a group class as part of your interview.



Other Employment

Keeping The Faith: The Prison Project Dance Intern

Keeping the Faith—the Prison Project ​is an integrated arts program conducted by the Pat Graney Company​ at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Initiated in 1995, the program consists of movement, writing, American Sign Language and visual arts workshops and culminates in a performance by institution residents and for the outside community. Keeping the Faith creates a rare forum for cultural development among incarcerated women by facilitating the exploration and expression of both individual and collective identity.

Position Title: Dance Intern, Keeping the Faith – the Prison Project
16 hours/week, September-November (Training in late August. Start date flexible.)

Job Description: ​This internship provides an opportunity for emerging artists interested in
interdisciplinary, performative, and community-based arts, specifically in working with incarcerated women. The intern will work alongside professional artists, gaining valuable experience while learning to activate the transformative power of the arts in oppressive spaces.

Questions? To apply send a resume and two letters of reference to Cait Wyler, Project Coordinator:

Position open until filled. ​People of varying backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



Position Title: Administrative Intern, Pat Graney Company

10-15 hours/week, 4-6 months (contract length negotiable)

Job Description: ​This internship provides an opportunity for artists interested in arts administration to
learn valuable skills. The Administrative Intern will assist Pat Graney in various company matters.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
● Assist with the production of performances and events (as needed)
● Point of contact for inquiries regarding the Pat Graney Company
● General office support
● Social media outreach
● Update and maintain website (experience with WordPress a plus)
● Co-coordinator for fundraising efforts
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
● Reliability and ability to work independently
● Exceptional problem solving and organizational skills
● Attention to details
● Technology and software platforms required: Mac-based operating systems, MS Office with
emphasis on Excel and Word; Google Drive, DropBox; familiarity with WordPress and
MailChimp a plus.
● Commitment to Arts in Seattle (experience in Nonprofit Arts Administration a plus)
● Strong organizational, writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
Questions? To apply send a resume and two letters of reference to Cait Wyler: ​



Crescendo Dance Academy is a premier dance studio in Bellevue, seeking an administrative manager to join us on our long-term dance journey! Our vision is to create a safe space for dancers of all ages to train, develop, stay in shape, and work hard! We offer classes from ages 3yo-adults, as well as summer camp programs for ages 3-18.
We are looking for an administrative manager to over see the operations and communications of the studio and assist the Artistic Director. We would love this individual to have a background in dance or have a love for the art of dance. Afternoon/evening availability preferred.
Please send your resumes and cover letters to


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.

Events Etc.

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 Groupfor details and updates!


Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave



FREE | 3rd Tuesdays |  7:30 signups, 8:00 start |  All ages, PG13, mostly seated |  All performance art forms welcome.  Music, poetry, dance, more.  Unplugged, no PA, in the Abbey Great Hall.  Original music & art only please, no covers unless in the public domain. See Facebook Group for info.

This Open Arts Mic is here to help develop an artful community and increase quality of performance here in Seattle.  Please come expecting a supportive audience and a quiet respectful experience. No rock star attitudes allowed.


Emerald City Contra Dance

Every Friday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney N, Seattle, in the “Community Hall” (brick building off lower parking lot, see web page for a map)
Dance from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, beginner’s workshop at 7:00.
$8 General Admission; $7 Seniors, PNA members, SFS members; $5 Students.

Info: 206-440-9839 or or

All dances taught. No partner necessary.

Light, comfortable clothing recommended.
Please do not wear cologne, perfume, oils, powders or other scented products. Thanks!



Free Injury Screening Clinic
Open to dancers of any style, level, or technique

Clinics are held the 2nd Sunday of each month / 2-5pm
New visits and follow-up appointments available. Appointments must be made in advance at

GroupHealth Capitol Hill Campus
Physical Therapy Gym
201 16th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
*Enter at Urgent Care at 16th and E Thomas St*

About the clinic:
Our clinic is designed to provide FREE screening evaluations for dance-related injuries. We take a team-based approach in caring for the local dance community, and understand the complex needs of injured dancers. We will do our best to address all your needs in clinic, but can also assist with referrals, if necessary.


Space Available

Rent Rehearsal Space in Greenwood

American Dance Institute is now offering a Professional Dance Artist Rehearsal Rental Discount!

Cost: ($200 key deposit if renting during off hours)

Private Rehearsal: $25/hour

Company Rehearsal: $35/hour


Studio and Theatre Details:

Studio 1: 8001 Greenwood Ave N

Studio 2: 8007 Greenwood Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

To reserve space, or for more info, contact Amanda Summers, Office Manager at: (206) 783 – 0755 or


North Seattle Dance Studio(350sqft) for rent

Price for rehearsal and practice
1 hour : $15
2 hours : $25
3 hours : $35
4 hours : $40

Price for workshop, class or lesson
1 hour : $20
2 hours : $30
3 hours : $40
4 hours : $45

Time : Mon – Sun 8 AM – 10 PM
Subject to availability

Photos and more info available here

Contact to / 206-251-1779


Renton Rehearsal Space

Two studio spaces available to rent at Spotlight Dance & Performing Arts Center in Renton for one time or ongoing regular use. Both studios equipped with sprung floor, marley, mirrors, barres, cd player with ipod docking station and audio cable for other devices. Space may be rented out for dance classes, workshops, private lessons, auditions, photo shoots, rehearsals, pilates, yoga, karate, zumba, etc. Yellow studio is approximately 700 sq ft and pink studio approximately 1200 sq ft. Discounts are available for renters interested in an ongoing weekly rental. Contact or425.241.3388 for more information.



Dance Artist rehearsals start as low as $11/hr. Easy online booking!

Velocity offers beautiful, clean, and low cost rehearsal and performance space. Our studios and theater are available to rent for rehearsals, workshops and performances and for weddings, receptions, and other community events.

Founders Studio + Theater: 2,400 square feet, hardwood floors, skylights + mirrors

Kawasaki Studio: 1,225 square feet, mirrors, large windows, skylights + a sprung floor with Marley

Steward Studio: 800 square feet, mirrors, large windows + a sprung floor with Marley

To learn more about Studio Rentals click here >>

For more information about renting Velocity’s Founders Theater click here >>


Spacefinder Seattle

Spacefinder Seattle is a matchmaking tool for artists and artspaces.

Artists: Whether you’re looking for creative maker-spaces such as rehearsal rooms or painting studios, or presentation spaces such as black-box theaters or galleries, or event spaces, or culinary art space, or meeting space, or classrooms, or even raw warehouses or empty storefronts, then you’ve come to the right place.

Venues: Whether you’re full to capacity with rentals and simply want to market your venue for future use, or you’re looking for a new audience of artists and organizations who may not yet know about your spaces, you’ve come to the right place.

Spacefinder Seattle is a database of every rental space in the region (that we know of) that’s available to artists and arts & cultural organizations. It’s a way to discover spaces that might not already be on your radar, it’s a way to cross-pollinate art disciplines (maybe the most appropriate rehearsal space for your project is an artist’s studio?), and it’s a way to help grease the wheels of our regional artspace marketplace.


Studio Blue Seattle

Dance, Performance, and Burlesque Studio in Central Seattle, we are the home of Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque. Rental space for dancers, performers, instructors, gatherings, events, and meetings. We have two spaces available for rental. Parking is available and the studio is easily accessible via the #7 bus.


  • 850 sq. ft. raised hardwood floors with two walls of mirrors
  • 8 foot ceiling
  • stereo system with CD and ipod/mP3 hookup
  • bathroom with shower
  • 12 folding chairs
  • $20/hr


  • 350 sq. ft. hardwood floors with one wall of mirrors
  • 7 foot ceiling
  • boom box with CD and ipod/mP3 hookup
  • brightly lit
  • bathroom
  • $15/hr
To rent, please fill out booking form on our website!
For more information, email

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