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Workshops/Master Classes

CHOP SHOP Master Class Series

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work offers a unique opportunity to participate in master classes taught by the artists of the dance companies participating in the festival. The CHOP SHOP Master Class Series is open to dancers ages 12+ with a minimum of three years of dance training, with all classes taught at an intermediate/advanced level.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 11.30am – 1.00pm:  Modern Scramble with Lauren Horn 1.30pm – 3.00pm:  Contemporary Technique with Margot Gelber 3.00pm – 4.30pm:  Contemporary Forms with Javier Padilla

Sunday, February 17, 2019 10.00am – 11.30am:  TBD with Marlie Couto 11.30am – 1.00pm:  Movement Research with natalya shoaf *1.00pm – 2.00pm:  Reading Dance hosted by choreographer Eva Stone, with festival artists *Reading Dance features festival artists explaining their creative processes, deconstructing the meanings of their work, and answering audience questions. Reading Dance is offered free-of-charge and is open to all – no ticket purchase or advance registration necessary!

1 Class: $18 2 Classes: $36 3 Classes: $45 4 Classes: $60 5 Classes: $70

Scholarships are available for dancers ages 12 – 25 and include tuition for the full CHOP SHOP Master Class Series and one ticket to the CHOP SHOP 2019 Festival performance of the recipient’s choice. Learn more about the scholarship program and apply here.

For full details and registration information, please visit


BrainDance Variations

January 27, 2019
Anna Mansbridge


Register – $70 rate

Register – $35 starving artist/dancer and student rate

Clock hours are available through PSESD. 

5% discount given for multiple participant registrations. Workshops are held at the Creative Dance Center in our beautiful, open, ADA accessible studio space. Parking is free and plentiful!
Creative Dance Center
12577 Densmore Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

For participants familiar with the BrainDance, this will be a chance to enliven and broaden your BrainDance repertoire! The BrainDance is based on developmental movement and is a full body-brain warm-up. The BrainDance is a flexible somatic movement tool that can be tailored to specific populations, from the most advanced dancers to seniors with mobility issues. The benefits of the BrainDance include: reorganization of the neurological system; increased blood and oxygen flow to the respiratory system and brain; enhanced core support, connectivity, and alignment; and deeper understanding of the elements of dance technique. 


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 III: Jan 6 – Feb 10 – Rachael Lincoln – Kinesthetic Adventures
Series IV: Feb 24 – Mar 31 – Aaron Swartzman – Trusting Momentum
Series V: Apr 14 – May 19 – Katherine Cook – What are you here for?
Series VI: May 26 – June 30 – TBA


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!


Choreographic Opportunities

SEEKING SCREENDANCES for Xsection Film Festival

Xsection: A Dance and Science Film Festival sparking interdisciplinary collaboration between dance – science – film.

The methodologies of scientific research and dance creation are abstract. Films can document visual forms and create a tangible record of these concepts. The vision of XSFF is to archive the expression of current scientific findings and instigate with dancemakers on topical scientific issues – space exploration – medical advancements- fundamental principles. The platform is open to interpretation as long as artists are collaborating across disciplines of science and dance.

A night of interdisciplinary mingling.

Submit here |

For questions contact:


January 10, 2019 | Opening Date

April 30, 2019 | Deadline

May 15, 2019 | Notification Date

June 2019 | Event Date, Location TBD


Auditions/Performance Work

Converge Dance Festival Audition

DANCER AUDITION – Jan. 20th, 2019

4:30 -7:30pm, Velocity Dance Center
Registration at 4:00pm

Get the chance to work with the amazing Converge 2019 artists​:

Beth Terwilleger

Meredith Pellon

Leah Russell

Gabrielle McNeillie  & Michael Blue of Ellensburg Dance Collective

Caitlyn Lamdin

Peter Kohring

Interested in auditioning for Converge 2019?
Visit our website and download an audition form or fill one out during registration at the audition. We hope to see you at the audition!

Full Tilt 2019 Audition

Seeking Adult Dancers with strong dance technique and performance ability for a mixed repertory performance taking place April 26 & 27,  2019 (7pm & 9pm).

Choreographers include Sarah Alaways (Oakley), Jo Blake, Elise Meiners Schwicht, Warren Woo, and Zaydi. Choreographers’ bios available on

Looking for dancers 40+ years of age for part of the cast of Sarah Alaways’ work.

WHEN: Saturday, January 19,  2019   2:00 – 5:00 pm

Please plan on attending the entire audition

WHERE:  Velocity Founders Theater

               1121 12th Ave., Seattle, WA  98122

Audition Schedule:

1:30-2:00 Registration in lobby

2:00-2:30 Self Warm Up

2:30-3:15 Phrase by Jo Blake

3:20-4:05 Phrase by Sarah Alaways (Oakley)

4:10-4:55 Phrase by Zaydi

Please bring a resume and photo, if available.  Audition form available on our website. For info: or  Please check the website for detailed rehearsal schedules and updates.

If you can not attend the audition, you can submit an audition video and application form to   Deadline is the start of the audition, January 19, 2019 @ 2pm.

Forthun+Rome Dance Theater Audition

Forthun+Rome Dance Theater is seeking three dancers to join the company for our third season! Forthun+Rome Dance is a recipient of the James Ray Residency for 2018-2019, dancers selected will perform in the culmination of this residency at the Seattle International Dance Festival in June 2019.
Cost: FREE for dancers
Location: Kawasaki Studio, Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave #100, Seattle, WA 98122
Date: Sunday January 27th, 2019
Time: Doors open at 9:00 am, audition begins at 9:30 am and ends at 11:30 am.

The audition will include contemporary choreography, partnering, and improvisation. Dancers will explore Forthun+Rome’s technical contemporary/modern movement. In the audition, we will utilize floor work 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 and play with connection. Improvisation will be utilized to identify individual natural flow and groove.

Space is limited, so please pre-register by emailing your resume and headshot to, subject “2019 Audition.” If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or message us.

– Forthun+Rome Dance Theater is a recipient of the James Ray Residency Project, as such we will kick off our rehearsal process with a three day residency in West Seattle at Grass Roots Studio. Attendance of the residency is mandatory from 9 am – 6 pm February 22nd – 24th with the option of staying over night.
– Rehearsals will be every Saturday from 12 pm – 3 pm March 2nd – June 8th.
– Performances will be either June 11th or 13th, with tech and dress rehearsal the day of.
– Possibility of performance opportunities in Fall 2019 in Spokane, Washington.


8 week Project from March 17 – May 12 & June 15th


AUDITION: Saturday February 16, 2-4 Velocity Dance Center

What: May 10 – 12 World Premier of Sea Change Within Us at BASE: Experimental Arts +Space; June 15 Global Water Dances at South Lake Union Park

We are looking for 10 professional dancers. Stipend: $800-$1000 (app. 40-50 hrs rehearsal and 6 performances)

Project Details

Performances: Friday May 10 – 8pm, Saturday May 11 – 4pm & 8pm, Sunday May 12 – 2pm & 6pm, Saturday June 15 – 3pm

Mandatory Rehearsal For EVERYONE (includes breaks and tech/dress): May 6 – 9

Monday May 6 – 12 – 6:30, Tuesday May 7 – 10 -7, Wednesday May 8 – 12 – 6:30, Thursday May 9 10 – 7

Additional Rehearsals:
March 17 – April 5 (App. 15 – 22 hrs)

*Please send the following to

Resume, photo, video (optional)

Include in email YOUR availability within the following options: M/W 11:30 – 3:30; T/TH/F 10:30 – 2:30; Evenings/Weekends anytime.

Teaching Positions

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.

WhirlyBuds classes are taught on-site at preschools and child care facilities throughout Seattle, so applicants must be willing to travel. One position involves teaching a majority of classes in the West Seattle, White Center, and Burien area. The other position involves teaching a majority of classes in the Ballard, Phinney, Greenwood, Shoreline, and Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. We are currently offering around 6 teaching hours over 2-3 days each week. The hours have the potential to be around 8 hours of classes per week with the option for more growth in the coming months. While most WhirlyBuds classes occur in the morning (9am-12pm), some classes are taught in the afternoon and as after school programs (anywhere in the 1:30-4:30pmtimeframe). Ideally our new team members would be available to teach morning classes 2-3 days a week and afternoon classes 1 day a week.
Is this something you’d be interested in talking more about? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Introduce yourself to us at and ask for a detailed job description and application.

The Ballard And Shoreline Academy Of Music & Dance Seeks Instructors

The Academy of Music & Dance is looking for qualified Dance Teachers for regular teaching days as well as fill out our substitute list. We are looking for teachers for both our locations in Ballard and new location in Edmonds/Shoreline. The Academy of Music & Dance opened in February 2009 and has quickly earned a reputation of educational excellence and exemplary experience. The full-time administrative staff provides support for teachers and students. Teach in our professional studios with floating Marley floors, equipped with sound systems and teaching materials. Monitors out in the lobby show what is going on in dance class, allowing parents to sit comfortably (out of class!) to watch. Enjoy super fun PAID recitals, and have the freedom to plan your own lessons.

Candidates for this position must:

-Have a Bachelor’s or above degree or equivalent training in dance
-Ability to teach different styles
-Be willing to work with students of all ages and levels, especially ages 3-9
-Be respectful, clean, and friendly
-Love teaching!

To apply please email your resume or CV and a short description of your teaching style or philosophy to

Dance Arts Seeks Dance Instructors

Dance Arts, located in Covington, Washington is hiring dance instructors for Summer Classes and for the 2018/19 School Year Season! We are looking for instructors who enjoy working with children, are passionate about dance, responsible, and like to work as a team.  We are looking for teachers and choreographers who specialize in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, tap, and lyrical. Pay is negotiable and depends on experience. We have positions available Monday through Friday evenings, and Saturday mornings and afternoons to teach beginning/ recreational students as well as advanced/competitive. Instructors receive free membership to CLI Studios where they can continue their education through online teacher training and master classes taught by industry leaders. Come join our team!
Please email resumes to Annette Lago:
For more information call or text 206.265.1006.

Definitive Dance Studio Seeks Creative Movement Instructor

Well established studio looking for a Creative Movement Instructor. Looking for a high energy and experienced individual to teach classes at our studio.  $35.00/hr or more depending on experience.

Please contact Ursula at Definitive Dance Studio via email at with your resume, and/or a link to a video of your dancing/teaching.  If you are currently not teaching please be prepared to teach a group class as part of your interview.


Other Employment


Crescendo Dance Academy is a premier dance studio in Bellevue, seeking an administrative manager 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 from ages 3yo-adults, as well as summer camp programs for ages 3-18.
We are looking for an administrative manager to over see the operations and communications of the studio and assist the Artistic Director. We would love this individual to have a background in dance or have a love for the art of dance. Afternoon/evening availability preferred.
Please send your resumes and cover letters to


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.

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 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!


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.

Info: 206-440-9839 or or

All dances taught. No partner necessary.

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



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.


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


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 / 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 or425.241.3388 for more information.



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.


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
  • $20/hr


  • 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

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