Have an audition, workshop, lecture, or dance event that you want listed on the site? Email us at email@example.com
Also check out Seattle DanceNet to be added to a Listserv of local events.
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!
The 8th annual All 4 1 dancepalooza represents diverse styles and cultural backgrounds and includes 3 days of master classes, rehearsals and performances March 10, 11, & 12. Growing to now bring twelve to fifteen companies of aspiring dancers to Seattle from all around Puget Sound, All 4 1 prioritizes diversity and enrichment in the lives of students, offering the experience to witness and share the stage with an extraordinary range of dancers. All 4 1 offers high-level master teachers to intermediate to advanced level dancers, scholarships for underserved dancers, and a unique opportunity for dancers from all across Washington to assemble and perform together.
Velocity Master Classes/ Workshops
CREATIVE / PROCESS SERIES II: CHRISTIN CALL
MATERIAL AS EMBODIED TRANSLATION/TRANSFORMATION
Coriolis Dance Co-artistic Director Christin Call will lead this workshop using embodied practices of sensation and imagery-based improvisation as learned from former Batsheva dancers, Viewpoints-style explorations of theatrical composition, and writing and drawing practices that allow for character-building and rich narrative development.
WEDS FEB 21–MAR 28 / 6:15PM–7:45PM / Velocity
$60 Full Series // Drop-in $12 MVP member ($15 regular)
MASTER CLASS: STG PRESENTS KIDD PIVOT IMPROVISATION CLASS
THUR MAR 22, 2018 / 6PM-7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Limited capacity; pre-registration required. $15 REGISTER >>
Kidd Pivot’s improvisation class focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body. The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: it’s focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience. This workshop is intended for advanced level dancers and actors.
TRANS-FRIENDLY DANCE CLASS…TERRIFIED BEGINNERS WELCOME!
with transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey and dancers from their company
SAT MAY 5 / 2PM–3:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15 ($12 Velocity MVP Member)
Always wanted to dance but didn’t feel comfortable because you are trans / transgender / nonbinary / gender fabulous / queer? This welcoming, super-friendly dance class—led by award-winning transgender dancer/choreographer Sean Dorsey and dancers from their company—will include breathing and relaxation, simple stretches, beginner movement exercises, and space for conversation. Everyone, especially terrified beginners, is welcome. Please arrive early to register, change clothes, etc. / Photo by Kegan Marling
KSD CALL FOR DANCERS & DANCE GROUPS – JOIN US IN A CELEBRATION OF ARTS IN ACTION!
Join Karin Stevens Dance (KSD) on April 14, 2018 for National Water Dance Day. We invite a diverse group of volunteer dancers and movement artists to participate in a movement choir in Carkeek Park. Movers of all disciplines, backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. The performance will be live streamed across the United States.
Seattle Dancers and Dance groups who join Karin Stevens Dance (KSD) for the National Water Dance(NWD) event will receive instructions and a video link by February 25th of a SHARED MOVEMENT PHRASE that was created by NWD from movement submissions created in 2017 by participants from around the nation. KSD will bring everyone together for rehearsals at Carkeek Park. Participants can choose to be at either (or both) rehearsals on Saturday March 17 & 31, 12-3pm.Final mandatory rehearsal Sunday April 8, 12-3pm.
The NWD Live Streamed Performance Event begins in Carkeek Park at 1pm (PST) on April 14th.
Interested participants please send a brief statement about you, including your age, dance background and level of experience, why you’re interested in this project, and antyhing else you’d like us to know to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 23!
FORTHUN+ROME AUDITION FOR DANCERS
Forthun+Rome Dance Theater is looking for one to three new company members to join us for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Forthun+Rome utilizes athletic contemporary movement to create art in dance.
Dancers will explore Forthun+Rome’s technical contemporary/modern movement. In the audition we will utilize floorwork, and explore how the human body can navigate in and out of the floor both dynamically and with ease. We will explore partnering by manipulating the points of control on a human being. And we will improvise to find individual natural flow as dancers and humans.
Free for dancers
Location: Dance Fremont
Date: Sunday March 11th 2018
Time: Doors open at 12:00pm, audition begins at 12:30pm
Space is limited, so please pre-register by emailing your resume and headshot to email@example.com, subject “2018 Audition.”
Our dancers are paid hourly for rehearsals. We rehearse Mondays 11:30-1:30, Fridays 10:00-1:00, and Saturdays 11:00-2:00. There may be some flexibility in rehearsal schedules. Performance dates include: May 4th and 5th, June 1st – 3rd, and possible dates later in June.
DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL
The 46th annual Dance on Camera Festival (July 20 – 24, 2018), co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center: Excitement is building for the festival, and we have already received many submissions of dance films of all genres and lengths. Reminder – only 6 weeks remain until the Early Deadline – March 15.
Submissions Deadlines and Details:
Regular Deadline is March 15, 2018; Late Deadline is April 1,2018. Submit through Film Freeway: filmfreeway.com/Dance
Dance on Camera Festival remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.
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.
ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN FOR PAT GRANEY COMPANY
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS EXCHANGE ORGANIZER AT FREMONT ABBEY
The current Class Exchange organizers are looking to pass the torch. We are seeking two to three people who love to move and want to continue our mission of cultivating an open and welcoming Seattle dance community.
The position involves contacting potential teachers, scheduling classes, organizing social media, and coordinating with the Fremont Abbey. It is a volunteer position with the perk of free classes and the warm fuzzy feeling of giving back to your community.
Class Exchange is 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. We have been providing affordable donation based classes to the dance community and opportunities for teaching artists for the past two and half years.
Questions? Want more information? Contact Kim at: email@example.com
CRESCENDO DANCE ACADEMY SEEKING ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
SeattleDances Staff 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be required to submit a writing sample.
FOOD Bring something to share if you’d like.
BOOZE Available at the bar.
1ST + 3RD MONDAYS / 10PM
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com 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 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
- 350 sq. ft. hardwood floors with one wall of mirrors
- 7 foot ceiling
- boom box with CD and ipod/mP3 hookup
- brightly lit