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.
Velocity Investigative Movement Practices Series
Investigative Movement Practices (IMP) Workshop Series
Velocity Kawasaki Studio 1621 12th Ave
$15 Drop-in / $12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $10/class
Velocity Master Class Series + Workshops
MASTER CLASS SERIES: DANIELLE AGAMI / Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY
FRI MAR 3 / 9:30-11:15AM
Velocity Founders Studio 1621 12th Ave
$15 / $12 MVP each class
cash/check/credit card/class card
Join Danielle Agami (Artistic Director) and Ate9 company members for special Master Classes inspired by Gaga, Ohad Naharin’s movement language. Gaga is a practice of research and discovery that brings new possibilities and healing to the body through constant and mindful movement. Using imagery to guide students through improvisational tasks, Danielleencourages participants to experience a wide range of sensations from within the body. Class works to foster strength, flexibility, and sensitivity throughout the body and mind. Come get groovy, heal your body, and push your physical limits. Classes are open to dancers and all types of movers alike – new movers, voices, and faces enhance the experience in the studio and bring inspiration. Everyone is encouraged to join!
Spectrum Dance Theater Master Classes
$20.00 / 7:30pm / Monday Evenings (except for James Martin)
800 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, 98122
Call to reserve your spot, as space is limited! 206-325-4161
James Martin of NYU Tisch’s School of Dance, CONTEMPORARY DANCE – January 9th – January 16th
Eileen Mumm, HAWAIIAN DANCE – January 23rd & January 30th
Afua Kouyate, GHANIAN / WEST AFRICAN DANCE – February 21 – April 9th
Dance Theatre of Harlem, registration required / March 10th / $25.00
Patricio Touceda, ARGENTINE TANGO – April 17th – June 4th
Inspired (strategies for improvisation)
facilitated by Syniva Whitney
January 18th-May 31st 2017 at
Studio Current 1100 E. Pike ST, Seattle WA 98112Cost :$10 per class, cash check or card accepted
class passes available: 5 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80This weekly dance class guided by Syniva Whitney offers the chance to explore a variety of improvisation styles and methods. We will investigate the concepts and techniques developed by different choreographers and artists that I am inspired by as well as my own personal methods. This is intended to be a safe space…a space to challenge yourself, dance with others, experiment and/or move your body for fun. An all abilities movement class that values unique approaches, open mindedness and play. www.syniva.weebly.comContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
7th Annual All 4 1 Dancepalooza – DASSDance
Over 100 Talented, energetic, masterful young DANCERS and influential DANCE MASTERS! – bringing their diverse style and cultures from all over the Puget Sound Region to assemble on Capital Hill for 3 days of Contemporary Dance excitement!
Performances: March 11th @ 8pm & March 12th @ 5:30pm // Broadway Performance Hall
Tickets: $12 – $15 Brown Paper Tickets http://7thall41.bpt.me .
New Aesthetics Summer 2017 Intensive
NEW AESTHETICS PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE with Miguel Gutierrez and Vivi Tellas.
Theatre Replacement’s New Aesthetics returns August 17-28, 2017 with choreographer and performance artist Miguel Gutierrez (New York) and Biodrama originator Viviana Tellas (Buenos Aries). The combination of the physical (Gutierrez) and text-based (Tellas) practices will offer an interdisciplinary environment suitable for individuals working in dance, theatre, film, education and/or any place in between. Application deadline is February 15, 2017.
For full details go to www.newaesthetics.ca
Spectrum Dance Summer Intensives: Ages 12 – 22
Intermediate/Advanced Summer Intensives
July 10–28, 2017 • 11:30-4:30pm Ages 12-16 (Intermediate Levels) Ages 14-22 (Advanced Levels)
Cost: On or before April 1st: $350 per week After April 1st: $400 per week
The day begins with students deepening their experience, knowledge and technique in ballet and contemporary dance with daily classes. The remainder of the day, the students engage in various dance forms.
11:00-1pm Ballet Technique
1:30-3:30 Graham Technique ™
3:30-4:30 Contemporary Jazz
11:30-1pm Ballet Technique
1:30-3:30 Donald Byrd Contemporary
3:30-4:30 World Dance-Ghana/West African
DANCE SAMPLES CAMP
July 5-8, 2017; 12-3pm • Ages 7-12
Cost on or before April 1st: $190 Cost After April 1st: $230
12:00-1:00 Ballet 1:00-2:00 Contemporary 2:00-3:00 Jazz
Pepper Fajans Brooklyn Studio Summer Residency
June 19 – July 1 • Advanced/Pre-Professional/Professional • Contemporary Dance/Theatre
The Donald Byrd Workshop and Company Audition
Donald Byrd is an internationally recognized artistic leader in the world of contemporary dance: both as a maker of dances and as Artistic Director of the renowned Spectrum Dance Theater. The Donald Byrd Workshop provides a unique opportunity for preprofessional dancers to work directly with one of this generations most dynamic and provocative choreographic talents.
The workshop is structured as a professional, rigorous and intensive developmental process. Many of Spectrum Dance Theater’s past and current professional company members have participated in the Donald Byrd Workshop. Mr. Byrd’s aesthetic stresses a free torso infused with flexibility and strength. The technical element of the workshop is designed to focus on crucial elements of movement, including speed, physical awareness, strength, and flexibility. With this approach, artists attain a heightened level of control of the visual, emotional and physical impact of their movement.
Repertory sessions are structured to allow the dancer, through learning existing works or in the compositional context, to maximize their expressive and technical potential in a demanding and dynamic professional environment. The Donald Byrd Workshop takes dancers to new heights of technical and artistic achievement. Byrd’s powerful and singular vision fuses a full range of artistic expression: athleticism, artistic acuity, and social consciousness in a process that produces works – and dancers – of rare intensity and visceral engagement.
August 7–18, 2017 11am – 4pm ADVANCED: Ages 16+ INTERMEDIATE: Ages 14 – 22
Professional Company Audition: Saturday, August 19: Time 3:00pm Non-refundable audition fee: $20.
The Donald Byrd Workshop provides a unique opportunity for pre-professional dancers to work directly with one of this generation’s most dynamic and provocative choreographic talents. 2 hour, daily technique class followed by 2.5 hours of movement development Week One, and 2.5 hours of Donald Byrd repertoire Week Two.
Cost: $95/day or *$450/week one $850/both weeks no refunds Register on-line or call 206.325.4161 *Must register for the first week if only registering for one week. Classes take place at Spectrum Dance Theater’s Madrona Studios in Seattle, WA (located on Madrona Beach).
8th Annual Isis Women Arts Festival Call-to-Artists
- Artist resume
- Artist statement
- Cover letter describing why you want to participate in Isis Women Arts
- Work sample – 5 jpegs, video link, or sound file. If you don’t have one, contact us to schedule an in-person meeting/audition
Full Tilt 2017 Auditions
Mana Contemporary Body + Camera Film Festival
Mana Contemporary Chicago, in collaboration with Chicago Dancemakers Forum and montom arts, is accepting entries for the first annual Mana Contemporary Body + Camera Film Festival.
This dynamic new festival celebrates the intersection between the moving body and the moving image, focusing on risk-taking and independent artists, with contemporary, experimental projects that push traditional mediums to their edge.
The festival encourages submissions including––but not limited to––the following categories: contemporary dance and performance film, installation, interactive technology, interactive live performance, animation, non-dance choreography, and documentary.
The festival is also accepting student entries for projects made by artists under 18 years of age.
Selected projects will be screened and exhibited as part of a weekend-long event, with associated programming including talks, panels, live performance, and social events. The inaugural festival will premiere at Mana Contemporary Chicago in Spring 2017 (May 21-May 22, 2017) and Mana Contemporary, Jersey City during Fall 2017 (Date TBD)
Molly Hardin Seeks Dancers
Modus Dance Seeks Dancers
Joselito Castillo and modus dance are searching for 3-4 queer male dancers to join the cast of a new work. This original show, MENERGY, is a look back at the underground gay club culture of the late 70s and early 80s; political issues and personal stories woven together with the music and the movement of the time. If you are interested please contact us at 206-852-2579 or modusdances
body – space – time Residency
University of Washington Dance Program, call for proposals
For local independent dance artists and companies.
Residency Dates: March 19 – 25, 2017
Submit application with subject line: “bst Residency” to Rachael Lincoln at email@example.com
Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017
Direct questions to Rachael Lincoln, Assistant Professor, Dance Program.
What is bst?
Dance makers express an interest in the opportunity to experiment, make mistakes, revise ideas, and remain purely focused on the creative process without the pressure that accompanies commissioned works or performance deadlines. This program is designed to support local dance artists by offering the gift of space and time during the Dance Program’s “off” times, when formal classes are not in session. We have large, beautiful studios with sound systems, and with or without mirrors. We seek to support dance artists in the making of new work and in the exploration of original ideas that may or may not culminate in a performance or methodology. We support innovative ideas while nurturing the vibrant Seattle dance community. Artists at all stages of their careers may apply.
In exchange, at some time in the following year artists are asked to give back to the undergraduate program by either offering a workshop or series of classes, or by creating or reimagining/reconstructing a dance on our undergraduate students. Other ideas are welcome.
We will be selecting two applicants this year.
Studios will be available from 9:00AM – 9:00PM. If you are chosen, we will ask you to develop a set schedule of your studio usage so we can monitor access to the space and the building. For your safety and building security you will be asked to comply with our standard security precautions and maintenance procedures.
What bst is not:
We are not offering people classroom space, teaching space, or community based project space. Your use of the studios should generate no revenue. This is meant for individual artists and companies to develop ideas.
Application Process for bst Residency
Briefly describe how you anticipate utilizing this opportunity. 350 word maximum please.
Be concise and clear as you describe your proposed bst Residency time. Understandably, your specific methods and goals may change. We’re interested in learning about the specific project you have in mind, but also how you hope the experience will advance or deepen your practice as a dance artist. Why would this intensive experience be especially beneficial to you at this time? Keep in mind that panelists may not know your work; clarity and brevity about what distinguishes you as an artist can help your application serve as a compelling introduction.
Our first bst Residency recipient, Dayna Hanson, offers this advice:
Allow plenty of time for your proposal; don’t put it together at the last minute.
Begin your draft with a “brain dump,” listing all the thoughts and ideas you want to include in your application. Highlight the most important ones. Step away for a day or two; when you return to this list, choose your most important ideas and organize your proposal around them.
Find a reader to review your application before you submit. This may be someone who knows you but isn’t familiar with your dance work, someone who can give you an outside perspective on what you’ve written.
Propose two scenarios describing how you might work with our undergraduates in the following year, in addition to times and dates that would work with your schedule.
Please attach your résumé to your application and include a link or links to samples of your work.
When you save your final draft and attach it, save it as follows: “lastnamebstresidency” Example: smithbstresidency
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!
Seattle’s Khambatta Dance Company Awarded $150,000
Grant by Raynier Institute & Foundation
that will carry out projects and programs of high merit for the betterment of humanity.
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
THE STUDIOS SEEKS DANCE FACULTY
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER 2016!
The Dance Department at The Studios is expanding! Currently seeking experienced instructors with a passion and dedication for their craft in the following disciplines for daily drop-in classes, workshops, and master classes:
- Hip Hop (All Styles)
- Modern-*Specifically seeking experienced instructors in the techniques of Graham, Horton, Cunningham, Dunham and Limón.
The Dance Center at The Studios is dedicated to providing consistent access to industry relevant training. The Dance Center values depth in technique and diversity in stylings. We believe strong technique classes from Fundamentals to Advanced Professional are integral to building a strong foundation and longevity as a dancer. As a team we create and maintain proper conditions for development. Our family consists of industry professionals who are dedicated to the success of in each of our artists from absolute beginner to advanced professional.
Available Contracts: (Availability varies by discipline.)
Guest Artist (Short Term)
Faculty (Long Term)
Apprenticeship (Emerging teaching artists)
CRESCENDO DANCE ACADEMY SEEKING DANCE FACULTY
Crescendo Dance Academy is a brand new premier dance studio in Bellevue, seeking experienced instructors 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 for all ages (18 months to adult), as well as summer camp programs for ages 3-18.
We are looking for instructors in the following styles of dance and fitness: classical ballet, jazz, tap, MixxedFit, yoga, and barre, who’s also willing to do light administrative work. Part-time afternoon/evening and weekend availability preferred.
Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
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 beginningOctober 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
Experienced teachers preferred, compensation depends on experience.
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to elizabeth@evergreencityballet.
Seeking Experienced Tap Teacher
Bainbridge Dance Center, a pre-professional school of committed dancers and teachers, is looking for a Tap Teacher experienced in levels ll through Vll.
Day: Thursdays beginning right away and going through June.
Pay commensurate with experience ($35-$40) and ferry expense is covered.
If you would like more information please email:
SeattleDances Communications Intern
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 a part-time computer savvy, detail oriented Communications Intern to join our administrative team!
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Ability to handle competing priorities effectively and within established timeframes
Ability to work independently and part of a team
Working knowledge of WordPress.com, MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is a plus, but we are willing to train these skills as well.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Update and manage SeattleDances Callboard and Calendar with entries from the community
Coordinate with Communications and Social Media Manager about all posts
Draft and publish social media posts consistent with SeattleDances voice
In coordination with SeattleDances Editors update monthly newsletter
Share upcoming events on local blogs and online community calendars
Schedule is flexible: 3-8 hours a week depending on Seattle performance schedule
Internship is unpaid, but includes valuable non-profit experience and admission to all SeattleDances’ events.
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.
Dancer’s Mat Pilates
Join us Saturdays at noon for “Dancer’s Mat” at Atlas Pilates! Dancer’s Mat is a classical Pilates class geared specifically towards the needs of professional dancers, including building increased strength, functional flexibility, injury prevention, and body control. Intimate class size of 3-5 people ensures personalized instruction and results. Classes are 50 minutes long and priced at $20+tax. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today!
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
The Studios – Studio Rentals
Our 10,000 square foot state of the art facility includes 4 large dance studios, 2 multi-use studios, and one dedicated recording studio to support the diverse and demanding needs of the performing arts community. Our climate controlled studios are suitable for rehearsals, auditions, private lessons, readings and studio showings by individuals and companies alike. Our Gallery Studio is also a modular performance venue with theatrical light plot, PA + audio system, engineered acoustics, grand piano, and modular seating for up to 150.
The Studios is also a spectacular venue for corporate meetings and private receptions. The Studios can accommodate up to 150 people seated or 300 people standing including our 2 story glass and steel lobby designed by Graham Baba Architects. Right in the heart of downtown, your event will be a work of art. The Studios is the perfect fusion of historical restoration and modern design. If you are looking for a unique space to hold your event, look no further.
If you are interested in rentals at The Studios please fill out a rental application and contact our front desk,206.582.3878, to schedule a tour of the facility.
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
1200SQ FT OF MARLEY FLOOR FOR SALE!!
Jenna Ritcher has 1200sq ft of Marley Floor for sale located in West Seattle. If you have any more questions, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.