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Workshops/Master Classes

CHOP SHOP Master Class Series

CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work Contemporary Dance Festival offers the unique and exciting opportunity to participate in master classes offered by the Artistic Directors, choreographers, and dancers participating in the festival! All classes are taught at an intermediate/advanced level and are open to dancers age 12+ with a minimum of three years dance training. Full tuition scholarships, including a festival performance ticket, are available! Please visit to apply.

2020 Master Class Series Schedule.
Thursday, February 13 at Velocity Dance Center
12.00pm – 1.30pm: Dynamic Form with Daniel Costa
2.00pm – 3.30pm: Contemporary with Omar Román De Jesús
Saturday, February 15 at Meydenbauer Center Theatre
11.30am – 1.00pm: Feldenkrais – Awareness Through Movement with Ramona Sekulovic1.30pm – 3.00pm:  Contemporary & Repertoire with Seda Aybay 3.00pm – 4.30pm:  Contemporary Technique with Chien-Ying Wang
Sunday, February 16 at Meydenbauer Center Theatre 10.00am – 11.30am:  Contemporary Forms with Omar Román De Jesús11.30am – 1.00pm:  Movement Research/Contemporary with Nicole von Arx *1.00pm – 2.00pm:  Reading Dance hosted by choreographer Eva Stone, with festival artists

Space in the CHOP SHOP Master Class Series is limited and all participants must register in advance. To register, please contact Eva Stone at 206.799.6004 or


Contemporary Modern FEBRUARY 8, 2-3:30PM Velocity / Founders Studio  

Experience Shaun Keylock’s unique approach to contemporary dance in this master class for professional dancers. Blending somatic awareness and contemporary technique, dancers will be given the resources to move beyond their physical centers and experience more freedom and daring in their dancing. 

Within a clear structure of exercises, this energetic master class is devised to thoroughly prepare dancers for rehearsal and performance. Each class begins with a generous warm-up that focuses on skeletal connectivity as a tool for movement initiation and phrasing. Building in momentum, the class material then culminates in exciting phrase work that propels through the space changing directions, levels, and timings. Leave class feeling sweaty, organized, and inspired!

Shaun Keylock’s master class at Velocity Dance Center is part of Shaun Keylock Company’s 2020/2021 audition in Seattle. Learn more and register for the company’s free audition for professional dancers here: The audition will follow immediately after the masterclass from 3:30-5:15PM.


April 2 + 9 (Choose one or come to both)
TCC Social Hall

For Movers of all ages, abilities and interests!

Would you like to join the Community Movement Choir for National Water Dance 2020? Would you like to explore connecting our bodies with the greater collective bodies of water? Karin will lead a free workshop for participants to engage in movement practices that deepen our sensory capacity for relationship with the natural world. Participants will learn the simple opening and closing movements for National Water Dance and have the option to join the performance on April 18th.

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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

Soft Concrete Looking for Choreographers

Soft Concrete is a site-specific performance series, curated and produced by Meredith Pellon in partnership with Jack Apartments. In each installment of this series, selected choreographers create new dance works in response to research questions.

Soft Concrete III will take place on August 7, 2020. Applications are open now and the deadline is March 15 at 11pm. Selected choreographers will be asked to create new works that are 9-12 minutes in length. These works must be inspired by the following questions:
How do we absorb rigidity?
Where does our malleability end?
What does lightness in movement look like?

Applications are available at


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. Each year in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Inaugurated in 1971, Dance Films Association and the Film at Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the cutting-edge Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

Submissions Deadlines and Important Dates:
Winter 2020 Regular Submissions: January 2, 2020 – March 1, 2020
Spring 2020: Late Submissions open March 2. Late deadline is April 1.

More Info Here

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 is looking for one dancer for its upcoming production of LA BOHEME By Giacomo Puccini
Choreographed by John Todd

Seattle Opera is looking for one dancer with strong technical and partnering skills. Jazz, ballet, and/or musical theatre background preferred.
Women, men and non-binary performers encouraged to submit a video reel.
Please include a current headshot and resume.
Positions are paid (AGMA contract)

(video submission)
Submit materials to

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.

Bellingham Repertory Dance Audition

Sunday, March 15 at 12:00 PM
Firehouse Arts and Events Center (1314 Harris Ave.)
$15 audition/class fee
For more information, visit

Calling all dancers! Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) is auditioning for its 2020-2021 season on Sunday, March 15 from 12:00-2:00 PM at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center. Established in 2005, Bellingham Repertory Dance has built a reputation for producing fresh, engaging, and diverse work with a mission to provide high-quality, contemporary dance performances to the local community and support established and emerging choreographers. As a dancer-driven organization, all members of BRD are expected to fulfill two distinct roles in the company. BRD members are both professional dancers and volunteers sharing the administrative duties of the nonprofit collective.

Evergreen City Ballet Summer Intensive Audition

Summer Intensive: July 6th-31st
Audition times: Every Saturday until May 30th, we are holding auditions to attend out summer intensive at Evergreen City Ballet, 2230 Lind Ave SW, Suite 109, Renton Wa. Audition is $20, register when you arrive. 11am-1pm every Saturday except February 15th , which will be 10-12pm.

Summer Intenisive details: ECB summer intensive runs July 6th-31st with one, two, three, and four week options. International faculty bring the east coast and west coast together for a well-rounded intensive look at pre-professional dance training right here in the greater Seattle area.

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

More opportunities coming soon!