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Workshops/Master Classes


it is just the beginning and it may last forever: a workshop audition
SAT Nov 23 / 12:30-3:30PM + SUN NOV 24 / 5-8PM

It is just the beginning, and it may last forever: investigating the limitations and possibilities of durational performance and time. 
How does something stretch enormously? Can something extend without ending? Can it last forever?

Improvisational scores and task based movements will challenge our notions about time and how it can be altered. Durational performance creates the possibility of time and space in a world where both are scarce. We will explore ways to harness the magic of expanding moments, inviting others in while challenging the boundaries of performance and beauty. We will welcome the complexities of attention, entertainment and boredom as allies to our intentions, while we explore infinite time in our practice. From here to eternity.

Within a creative energetic workshop/audition, we will warm-up and begin investigating movement material, scores and strategies around durational performance and socio political performance spectacles. Explore improvisation scores around the primary themes of Alice’s work. Performers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition! Dancers will be selected to research and perform in Alice’s next big project and in a new series of site-specific short films. Premiere is TBD but there will be two intensive residencies May 10-17, 2010 and June 6th-13th, 2020 at Centrum in Fort Worden. Weekly rehearsals will start in November 2019. 
Workshop proceeds go directly into supporting this project.


El Sueño: Workshop + Audition
Sunday / Dec 1
*To maintain accessibility for all, this event is FREE, but donations are welcomed and will go directly towards the work*

EL SUEÑO will reveal the complex navigation between two cultures that is inherent in the first generation American experience. Sometimes brutal and other times beautiful, EL SUEÑO will balance delicately on the edge of Americanism and Mexican Mestizo, and will provide a clear, culturally relevant, and critical message- “This brown girl knows how to resist, rise and thrive.” 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION (5-6:45PM) This movement workshop will afford dancers the opportunity to explore and embody concepts in both power and vulnerability. Attendees can expect bottom-heavy beats, momentum driven movement, rebound, and athleticism within the class. The class will consist of exploration, skill building, and phrase work for EL SUEÑO.

AUDITION DESCRIPTION (7-8PM) Alicia seeks to cast 5-7 dancers for EL SUEÑO. The ability to physically embody the narrative is of particular importance and it is for this reason that a minimum goal of 70% P.O.C. cast has been set. However, this workshop is a space for all people and all cultures, and ALL are encouraged to attend regardless of racial or ethnic identity. (audition 7-8pm) 

Thursdays 6-9pm at Velocity Dance Center
Beginning Jan 16th
Summer break June/July
A full rehearsal schedule will be available after casting.
November 19th-22nd, 2020 at Velocity Dance Center
Technical Rehearsals will be added the week of the show
$100 monthly stipends
$500 performance stipend
*Over the course of this process we will be hosting workshops, community events, fundraising, and calculating ticket sales to raise funds above the guaranteed amount.


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

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

Full Tilt 2020

Evoke Productions is looking for choreographers interested in creating new work for Full Tilt 2020.Performance Dates:  June 5 & 6, 20207pm and 9pm @ Velocity Founders Theater
Dancer Audition Date:  January 25, 2020  2pm – 5:30pm @ 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 17, 2019.
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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.

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


Seattle Opera will be holding dance auditions for its upcoming production of LA BOHEME By Giacomo Puccini, Choreographed by John Todd

Seattle Opera is looking for 6 dancers, (6 men; or 1 woman and 5 men) -will be determined after audition.
Male dancers should have strong technical and partnering skills. Jazz, ballet, and/or musical theatre background preferred.
Female dancer should have strong baton tricks and dance skills (jazz or hip-hop vernacular).
All dancers should bring a current headshot and resume.

If interested in baton role (both women and men encouraged to audition), please bring baton of choice to the audition. Positions are paid (AGMA contract)

Audition will be Monday November 25, 2019 7p.
Show begins rehearsing Apr. 6, 2020
Show dates: May 2, 3*, 6, 8, 9, 10*, 13, 15, 16, 17*; Special school matinee May 19 11a curtain; 2020* matinee performance
Daytime availability for rehearsals required

Please phone (206) 676-5812 or email for further information and to sign up.

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.