Call Board

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

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

Workshops/Master Classes

PILOT

Former dancers of Studio Kate Wallich’s YC2 present PILOT: a month-long series of movement workshops, creation residencies, community dialogues, and performances. Housed for its inaugural year at Base: Experimental Arts + Space under their Base Independent Productions (BIP) program, and supported in part by Studio Kate Wallich, this new and unique platform will run from July 1-27, 2019. PILOT’s mission is to promote healthy environments for dance education, research, and training, and to empower choreographers, dancers, and directors of the coming generation.

Location: Base: Experimental Arts + Space, 6520 5th Ave S #122 – Seattle, WA 98108

Community Dialogue: Sunday July 14th, 5:00 pm, free admission

Masterclass Day: Saturday July 20th, 10:00 am – 5:15 pm, sliding scale pricing

Resident Artist Showing: Sunday July 21st, 5:00 pm, free admission

Velocity Dance Center Master Classes

Velocity’s MASTER CLASS SERIES + WORKSHOPS provide the perfect opportunity to learn from and share experiences with leading dance artists from around the globe. Master classes + workshops — ranging from technique, improvisation, creative process and somatics — take place year-round, and bring internationally renowned artists to Velocity through partnerships with UW Meany Hall, Seattle Theatre Group, On the Boards and Cornish College for the Arts.

MAY 22-JUNE 26 / CREATIVE PROCESS: FOX WHITNEY / GENDER TENDER

MAY 24 / WORKSHOP SERIES: NATASCHA GREENWALT

MAY 24 + MAY 31 / MASTERCLASS SERIES: ERICA BADGELEY

JUNE 17 + 24 / MASTERCLASS SERIES: NEVE MAZIQUE-BIANCO

CI FUNDAMENTALS

SUNS 1:30PM–2:50PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $60 for 6 weeks ($10/class)

Come dance Contact Improvisation! Whether brand new and curious about the form, or an old hand looking to deepen or broaden your practice, this series is for you! Take multiple sessions to get a diverse and complementary set of perspectives. Or, come to the one that works with your schedule: each session can stand on its own. You’ll leave with material to explore in the movement jam that follows and richer sense of the principles and possibilities in Contact Improvisation.

Series VI: May 26 – June 30

Class Exchange Workshops

classexchange

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

Call for Choreography:  CHOP SHOP

WHO: Dance companies and individual choreographers working in contemporary dance and based in the U.S. or Canada
WHAT: CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival
WHEN: February 15 & 16, 2020
WHERE: Meydenba
uer Center Theatre, Bellevue, WA, USA
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11.59pm (PDT)

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival, is seeking U.S. or Canada-based dance companies and individual choreographers with contemporary dance work to be presented at the 2020 festival (February 15 & 16, 2020) at Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue, WA, alongside master classes and a free community engagement program. In addition to participating in festival performances, artists have the opportunity to offer a master class for intermediate/advanced level dancers, lead free and open to all community dance classes and lectures, participate in a pre-show lecture/demonstration on the art of choreography, engage directly with audiences through post-show Q&A sessions, and network with fellow artists.

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all dance companies and individual choreographers working in contemporary dance and based in the U.S. or Canada. Works presented at CHOP SHOP must be 10 minutes or less in length. Works in progress are accepted and considered, but your video work sample should show at least 75% of the completed work. Works still in conceptual form will not be considered.

FEES
Each dance company or individual choreographer will receive a performance honorarium: $800 for works with one performer and $1,000 for works with two or more performers. An additional modest travel stipend of $200 will be provided for dance companies or individual choreographers based outside a 50-mile radius of Bellevue, WA.

Dance companies or individual choreographers offering master classes and/or community engagement classes receive an additional teaching stipend of $70 per hour taught.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please complete the online application form at chopshopdance.org/apply. Required application components include:

  • Applicant Information: Name of dance company or individual choreographer, contact information, etc.
  • Letter of Interest: Please describe why you would like to be considered for CHOP SHOP and your interest and past and/or current experience in promoting the accessibility of contemporary dance, teaching, and community engagement.
  • Work Proposed for CHOP SHOP: Title, choreographer’s name, total length of the work, number of performers, and brief explanation/description of the work.
  • Work Sample: Online video of proposed work (not to exceed 10 minutes total).

SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants will be selected using the following criteria:

  • Relevance of letter of interest and alignment with CHOP SHOP’s founding mission
  • Accessibility of the proposed work to both new and experienced dance viewers
  • Originality, artistry, and conceptual clarity of proposed work
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to teaching, community engagement, and promoting the accessibility of contemporary dance

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Casa Ravenna Artist House Summer 2019

Casa Ravenna is a house for active artists, musicians, dancers and community builders who would like live in a wonderful, truly special and beautiful house in Ravenna where they have space and opportunity to practice their arts.

We have have a tempoary openening over the summer. We are looking for interested artists, musicians, yogis, gardeners, community builders and other community-minded people who want to join us and create a home filled with good cooking, music and dance, and mutual support. The space that is currently available is:

Helene’s Space
Helene’s space is most of the top floor with amazing views of the cascades.  It has it’s own bath.  Helene will be out of the country for most of June and from July 1st to September 26th and is looking for a temporary visitor.  Rent is $1000/month.
For more information, contact Helene.

Auditions/Performance Work

Audition for a Theatrical Dance Show by Choreographer/Composer Jay Hamilton

June 21 (possibly 24th if necessary), 10:30am-12pm
Velocity Dance Center, Kawasaki Studio
1621 12th Avenue, Suite 100 , Seattle, WA 98122

Seeking two dancers for an evening length narrative sci-fi performance.
Paid performance and rehearsals.
Rehearsals: Fridays 10:30-12
Performance: November 2, 2019
Working title: Observer for the Library of the Universe; A sentient lump of Coal
Please bring resume. The audition will include a self guided warm-up from 10:30-11. Please be ready to improvise and participate in choreographic movements based on ideas for the show.

Jay Hamilton is a multi-disciplinary composer and choreographer. Since 1972 he has worked with radio, theater, opera, avant-guard music ensembles, Gamelan, modern dance groups, Shadow Puppet shows, folk-music trios, and Butoh dancers.
I am primarily a storyteller. (Full CV available on request).

Previous choreographic/music work;
https://www.youtube.com/user/Frybyte

contact with questions; jay@soundand.com

Karin Stevens Dance Seeks Dancers

Karin Stevens Dance seeks dancers of all levels, ages, and interests to participate in Global Water Dances 2019 on June 15 / 3PM at Lake Union Park.

Rehearsal will take place from 12-1PM day of the performance.

WHAT: Please learn the movement choir phrase and the short audience participation phrase HERE.

For more information about this ongoing work for water or to see our work with National Water Dance 2018, visit karinstevensdance.com.

To participate, please contact us at karinstevens@gmail.com.

We hope you will join us to dance for our water bodies!

Teaching Positions

Check back for more opportunities!

Other Employment

Office/Studio Manager

Do you want to work in a serene work environment for an industry leader in mind-body-exercise? The Gyrotonic Movement Center is looking for an experienced, energetic, personable, calm mannered and meticulous administrator to join our positive team of practitioners. Key to this role is proficiency in a multitude of responsibilities, including menial tasks like copying and replenishing office supplies which are valued as much as your executive skills.  A successful manager must be ready to wear different hats and be committed to excellence with little supervision.  We have terrific clients; a very positive teaching staff and we enjoy helping others!

Primary Responsibilities: Marketing, Client Scheduling, Bookkeeping, Office/studio management, Executive assistant.

Duties:

  • Administrative duties: document preparation, physical & electronic file maintenance, reception duties, inbound/outbound mail
  • Bookkeeping: AR/AP, expense coding, petty cash reconciliation, inventory purchase/supply
  • Operational support for employees & contractors
  • Marketing: Newsletter production (Constant Contact or Mail Chimp), simple website updates, social media
  • Scheduling: appointments, staff scheduling, educational courses in US and abroad
  • Basic IT management: 1 desktop, laptop, & cloud-based services
  • Owner support: calendaring, travel and related duties
  • Maintain city & state licenses
  • Create and implement office & business procedures for maximum efficiency
  • Maintain tidiness of office & studio

Software & computer proficiency required in:

  • MS Office Suite: (intermediate Outlook & Excel skills)
  • Proficient data management & CRM experience, or fast learner in this area
  • QuickBooks Pro – skill level: beginner

Required qualifications and skills:

  • 2+ years as an Office Manager or administrative position
  • Proven ability to maintain confidential & sensitive information
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office & Adobe applications
  • Typing speed 40 WPM minimum
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • Efficient prioritization of workload & oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Reliable transportation for support tasks

Additional Preferred/Bonus point skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Dropbox, OneDrive and other online management/software tools experience
  • Basic IT skills for basic trouble shooting computers

Pay & Benefits

  • DOE
  • No medical benefits with this position
  • Benefits include GYROTONIC® sessions & paid sick leave
  • 2 weeks PTO

Job Type: Permanent Part-time This part-time 20-25 hours/week position is an excellent way to supplement a semi-retired lifestyle or a professional artist.

Apply: Send CV/Resume, professional references and letter of interest explaining why you are looking for part-time work verses full time work. Include the words ‘attention to detail’ within a sentence in bold face type.   Send KarenMullen@gyrotonicmc.com. Please no phone inquiries.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Interested parties please send an email of interest to editors@seattledances.com. 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 gold@velocitydancecenter.org 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!

1ST + 3RD MONDAYS / 10PM

Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
CONTACTgold@velocitydancecenter.org

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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 emeraldcitycontra@pobox.com or http://seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html

All dances taught. No partner necessary.

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

SEATTLE DANCE MEDICINE

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
www.dancindoc.com/freeclinic

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 info@americandanceinstitute.com

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 hitomih30@hotmail.com / 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 rentals@spotlightdance.net or425.241.3388 for more information.

AFFORDABLE RENTAL SPACE AT VELOCITY

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.

www.spacefinderseattle.org

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.

LOWER STUDIO

  • 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

UPPER LOUNGE

  • 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 info@studioblueseattle.com

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