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Velocity Workshops + Master Classes
MASTER CLASS: GRACIE WHYTE
TUES NOV 21 / 6:15PM-7:45PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
This class will focus on utilizing floorwork technique principles to improve skills in smoothly changing levels with emphasis on softening into the floor, clarity of dynamic movement qualities, and traveling through space by lowering the center of gravity. The first hour of class is focused largely on upper-body conditioning, warming the arms and wrists, and transitioning in and out of the floor through improvisational tasks and progressions across the floor. The speed and repetition of the first hour of class encourage dancers to move without thinking, allowing the inherent alignment of their bodies to move naturally through space. The class culminates in learning a more full-bodied phrase, concentrating on spinal articulation, suspension and release, and the command of space while smoothly changing levels. Dancers will use the framework provided as a skeleton to find their own artistic individuality, employing various movement dynamics, textures, and qualities, allowing the dancer to be creatively and physically expressive in their inherent, unique way of moving.
MASTER CLASS: MADBOOTS DANCE
DEC 16 + 17, 2017 / 3PM-5PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
Class begins with a highly physical warm-up creating a grounded awareness of the body. Through spinal focus and imagery-driven improvisation, dancers will connect to risk and expression. Class builds into a challenging phrase sourced from current MADBOOTS DANCE repertory and research.
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
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.
Sleep Nod Countertechnique Workshop
This December 12-16, the Seattle based arts producer Sleep Nod (Dylan Ward) will be hosting FACT/SF and their artistic director Charles Slender-White, for a week of events. Slender-White, a licensed Countertechnique Instructor, will instruct a 5-day Countertechnique workshop open to the public from Dec 12-16, 10am-2pm. This workshop is available at a discount to students and working artists, and there are work-study opportunities available.
All information regarding the event can be found at sleepnod.com.
Registration for the workshop can be found at classwithcharlie.bpt.me
12th Annual Seattle Salsa Congress
FRI NOV 24 – SUN NOV 26
An unforgettable weekend of fun and excitement featuring top dancers from, France, Italy, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, the United States for three nights of spectacular dance performances, daytime dance classes, and social dancing from midnight to 6 AM hosted by our super-popular DJs.
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!
Evergreen City Ballet Winter Intensive
Dates: December 28 – 30 | Ages 11 + | 9:30 am – 3:30pm
This three day intensive will get you ready for audition season. The Winter Intensive is led by ECB’s Artistic Director Gillmer Duran and includes the participation of ECB faculty and guest artists Noelani Pantastico and James Moore, principal dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet. Our training sessions will include ballet technique, pointe, partnering, contemporary, hip-hop, variations, conditioning, and an optional professional photo session. (Not all classes will be held every day.)
Tuition: $300.00 for three days or $120 per day plus $30 registration fee for non-ECB students.
WORKSHOP/AUDITION: CHRISTIN CALL/CORIOLIS DANCE
SAT DEC 9 / 2PM-4:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Sliding scale: $5-$20
1:45PM – Registration/self warm-up (come earlier to warm-up in the lobby)
2PM-3PM – Postballet Technique
3:05PM-4:30PM – Improvisation/Choreography
4:30PM-5PM – Check-in, closing words
Come experience Co-Artistic Director Christin Call’s artistic process for the creation of interdisciplinary performance work and the Coriolis company’s Postballet Technique. In this workshop/audition you will use classical vocabulary as a base language from which to draw out rich, embodied, and articulated movement experiences that are central to the Coriolis style. You will also play with sensation, breath, writing, and improvisation to experiment with group consent, character generation, and movement-based narratives.
It is not required to audition to attend this workshop, however Christin is casting for a new performance installation screening event, presented by Northwest Film Forum in July 2018 called What is Home an Obscure Kingdom an Opera Buffa It’s You Always You.
Olympic Ballet Theatre Trainees for 2017-18 season
Olympic Ballet Theatre (OBT) Edmonds, WA is seeking male and female dancers ages 18-24 for its 2017-2018 season. Partial and full scholarships to Olympic Ballet School as well as performance stipends are available based on experience. Interested candidates should send a head shot, resume, and class or performance footage to the Artistic Directors at: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
CALL TO CHOREOGRAPHERS / DANCE MAKERS / MOVEMENT ARTISTS!
I am embarking on a new project meant to give exposure, create connections, and aid in educating dancers and non-dancers alike through a new web portal; which I hope to one day lead to printed materials as well. I am seeking persons at all stages of their career; emerging, established, and mid-career. I am also open to speaking with dancers, directors, curators, critics, and educators whom don’t consider themselves “choreographers”.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to become a part of this exciting new project with subject line “Dance Creatives”. Thank you!
Call for Choreographers for Full Tilt 2018
Applications and additional information are available at http://evokeproductions.org. Choreographers receive full production support, a stipend, 30 hours of rehearsal space, and professional videos/photographs.
Applications must include:
Either e-mail the information to us at:
or mail it to:
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).
2018 BOOST dance festival – Call for Artists
Be A Part of the Fury.
Seattle’s BOOST dance festival returns in 2018 as a bi-annual event. BOOST celebrates its seventh season as a unique festival bridging the gap between veteran artists and up and coming, new choreographers, dancers, and collaborators. This year the festival returns to its original home at The Erickson Theater in Capitol Hill March 23 – 25, 2018.
BOOST is recognized for its special format that showcases a wide variety of professional contemporary dance artists of all genres from Washington State. This year the festival will expand its vision with a firm goal of creating a diverse bill of artists, aiming to create opportunity for choreographers of color.
BOOST believes in the importance of transparency within the selection process and works to showcase a wide range of artists who have unique experiences, outlooks, views, and therefore art.
The 2018 BOOST dance festival will present between 4 – 6 artists.
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Department of Dance, The Ohio State University
Job Posting & Open Positions for Dance Teachers and Office Assistant
We would like to announce Reflections School of Dance in beautiful Mill Creek, Washington, has several open positions.
The mission of Reflections School of Dance is to serve the community with unparalleled quality in creativity and dance technique that expresses truth and influences our culture. We are seeking to hire staff who will strive to further these goals in excellence. Candidates can learn more about our values and purpose at the following webpage: http://reflectionsschoolofdance.com/about/purpose.asp
Reflections School of Dance is seeking:
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager: Some responsibilities include financial bookkeeping, graphic design, clerical work, and student registrar.
Dance Instructors: Seeking instructors for various styles of dance and ages. We will consider instructors with both specified areas of expertise and instructors with a more general knowledge base.
Main Teaching Time Positions preferred are Wednesday 4-9pm & Ballet all levels Thursday 4-9pm – but other slots are possible.
Compensation: Depending on Experience
See Job Posts here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ReflectionsSchoolofDance/jobs/
All inquiries please e-mail Len & Debbie Wiens at email@example.com
The Dance School in Everett is Hiring!
We are a community sponsored, non competitive, inclusive school in downtown Everett. We offer classes for all ages and all abilities. This coming year we are planning new things for our students to include Master classes, a Spring Intensive and more performance opportunities.We teach:
- Hip Hop
- Dance for Theater
- Sense and the Senses (Sensory Integration)
- BFA or equivalent and certificate of training if applying for specialty programs such as the Sense and the Senses.
- Recent headshot
- cover letter
Glass House Dance Seeks Instructors
Evergreen City Ballet Seeks Creative Movement and Ballet Instructor
Evergreen City Ballet a not-for-profit organization seeks to hire an instructor for the following classes on Saturdays beginning October 1st.
Classes will be held at our satellite location, the Stroum Jewish Community Center: 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040
8:00 — 8:45 Mommy and Me
9:00 — 9:45 Creative Movement for ages: 3, 4, 5
10:00 — 11:00 Ballet Basics for ages: 6, 7, 8
We are also looking for:
- Teacher/ assistant instructor for our Dance Alive outreach program (Starting January 2018)
- Pilates/conditioning or fitness instructor for Saturday mornings from 9:45 – 10:45 am (starting date TBA)
Experienced teachers preferred, compensation depends on experience.
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