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Have an audition, workshop, lecture, or dance event that you want listed on the site? Email us at

Also check out Seattle DanceNet to be added to a Listserv of local events.


Workshops/Master Classes

24th Annual Summer Dance Institute For Teachers

Join Anne Green Gilbert, Dionne Kamara, Terry Goetz, Anna Mansbridge, and guest faculty as they share the philosophy of brain-compatible and conceptual teaching and the power of the BrainDance. Experience Anne Green Gilbert’s five-part lesson plan and the principles that underpin it. SDIT joyfully celebrates and nurtures creativity, self expression, collaboration, and community. Strengthen your teaching practice while recharging your batteries through embodied learning. A wide variety of afternoon workshops extends participants’ knowledge and experience.

Presented by the Creative Dance Center located at 12577 Densmore Avenue North, Seattle, WA. 

Two Week Course (July 9- 20, 2018) is an action-packed Foundational Course. Continuing Education credits and clock hours available.
Course Fee: $825 Early Bird Discount with registration by May 21; $895 if paid after May 21.



The Donald Byrd Workshop

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for pre-professional dancers to work directly with one of this generations most dynamic and provocative choreographic talents.

July 16-28th 11 am- 4 pm

Advanced ages 16+

Intermediate ages 14-22

Cost $450/week one $850 both weeks

Classes take place at Spectrum Dance Theaters Madrona studios in Seattle, WA

Register online here or call 206-325-4161


WowContinuumWow With Linda Rabin

WOW is an annual summer movement intensive. WOW leaves you regenerated in an unusual way. WOW offers new things, and deepens the understanding of those who already know them. WOW deepens artistic practice through immersion: a concentrated week of physical training and somatic studies with some of the most outstanding and experienced Artist Educators in Canada. Dive into WOW and feed your movement practice this summer.  You won’t regret it.

Continuum is a unique somatic approach that acknowledges the primacy of the fluid system and the depth of healing that comes when we engage the fluids.
At the most intrinsic level of our being, like the ocean, we undulate, pulsate, arc and spiral.
We are movement – the movement of water on land.
In Continuum we stimulate our fluid being through a variety of breaths and vocalized sounds.
We engage in micro and larger non-patterned fluid movements, and in different relationships to gravity.  We practice slowing down and being present to our felt-sensations.
A vast and unexpected complexity of movements emerge. We experience movement as what we are and not only as something we do.

WAY OUT WEST 2018  /  Somatic Lab # 15  August 6-10th

MascallDance Studio
1130 Jervis
Vancouver, British Columbia

$25/ Class
$100 a day;

for full
5 day Workshop.

Scholarships available
For more information contact:


Haleem Khan: Kuchipudi Indian Classical Dance Workshops

Kuchipudi is one of several major Indian classical dances,originating from southeast India. Dr. Haleem Khan has mastered kuchipudi, becoming drawn to the art as a young boy in a Muslim family. Pursing dance in a conservative household, and on top of it, dressing up as a female kuchipudi dancer, Haleem overcame adversity to become what he is today – a talented and spirited artist, choreographer, inspirational speaker, and actor with an honorary doctorate degree. Dr. Haleem Khan will be teaching public workshops. Each workshop will include fundamental lessons in the Kuchipudi style and a segment of a 3-part medley choreography. All levels and curious individuals welcomed! Each 2-hour workshop is $35. $65 if you sign-up for two, $90 for all three. Event is hosted by The Dance Ward.

When: (multi-day)
           Thursday, August 2nd, 2018, 7pm-9pm
            Friday, August 3rd, 2018, 7pm-9pm
            Saturday, August 4, 2018, 1-3pm
Where: Washington School of Dance
             1111 228th St SE, Bothell, WA 98021
To register and for more info contact Christine at
You can also visit the Facebook event page to stay updated Here.



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!


Velocity Workshops


One of our flagship summer festivals, Strictly Seattle is complete immersion into the Seattle dance scene. Three weeks of daily classes and rehearsals inspire beginning-to-professional dancers with rigorous physical and compositional training in a challenging, invigorating environment. The festival culminates in a weekend of professionally produced performances.

Intensive: JUL 8-28, 2018

with Heather Kravas, Zoe Scofield, Jody Kuehner

with KT Niehoff and faculty

with Marlo Ariz or Daniel Costa

with Maya Soto

with Jaret Hughes

Additional details here.



“The leading convening of practitioners in dance improvisation in the United States,” SFDI is a week of master classes, discussions, performances, and other activities with international dance innovators.

2018 INTENSIVES // Ishmael Houston-Jones / K.J. Holmes / Jesse Hewit / Eva Karczag / Karen Nelson / taisha paggett

2018 DROP-INS // HIJACK / Stephanie Skura / Wendy Perron / Melecio Estrella / John + Anna Dixon / Debra Wanner / Sally Dean / Alia Swersky / Paige Barnes / Diverse Diviners / Sheila Skemp / Katherine Cook

JUL 29–AUG 5, 2018

Additional details here.


Auditions/Performance Work

Chop Shop Bodies Of Work 2019: Call For Artists

CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work is seeking U.S. or Canada based individual artists and dance companies with contemporary dance work to be presented at the 2019 festival (February 16 & 17, 2019), alongside master classes and a free community outreach program. Approximately eight individual artists and/or dance companies will be selected and their work will be presented in both festival performances (Saturday evening and Sunday matinee). In addition to participating in the festival performances, artists have the opportunity to offer a master class for intermediate/advanced level dancers, lead free and open to all community dance classes and lectures, participate in a lecture/demonstration on the art of choreography, engage directly with audiences through post-show Q&A sessions, and network with fellow artists.

WHO:  Individual artists and dance companies working in contemporary dance and based in the U.S. or Canada

WHAT:  CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival

WHEN:  February 16 & 17, 2019

WHERE:  Meydenbauer Center Theatre, Bellevue, WA, USA

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  11:59 PM (PDT), Wednesday, July 18, 2018

To learn more about CHOP SHOP and access the application form, please visit here.

Call For Artists For, Solo: A Festival Of Dance

The solo is a choreographic technique that is consistently taught to dancers. There is an art to composing a dance, a specificity to the arrangement of movement, a technique of representing various movements, and a notation system. This fundamental building block of making a dance is particularly critical at this moment when so much of dance and contemporary performance is being called into question. It is important to refocus on the core of how we define dance as a medium and discipline.

A festival allows viewers, audiences, and artists to have access to a number of different performance works simultaneously. It can also create an intense dialogue in the city and produces a different kind of space. By creating a situation of watching multiple solos in a festival context we begin to open up the space for conversation about how this discipline and medium of dance and contemporary performance is being defined and explored with curatorial and institutional practices.

This festival is curated by Artistic Director, Rachel Cook; Associate Producer, Clare Hatlo; and Director of Program Management, Charles Smith. Selection is based on the clarity of themes and concepts, the depth of the movement vocabulary, use of space and time, and the overall composition of the piece.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposed performance must be no more than 20 minutes in length.
  • Artist must be available for one day of tech between Sep 29-Oct 3rd
  • Artist must be available for performance Oct 4-7
  • Work must be submitted via Submittable by July 23rd. To submit go here.

Questions about the application process can be sent to

Call For Artists For: Traces Of Us

Kinesis Project dance theatre is bringing our evening length dance, TRACES OF US to the Waterfront Park of Seattle and we would like to invite you to be involved! Performance dates are July 21 and 22 at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm both days.

There are THREE WAYS to be involved!

Volunteers can:

1. Help Celeste Cooning and her team create beautiful sand paintings (with stencils) during the day leading up to the show

to help with sand paintings, youll need to arrive around 1pm on the show days.
2. Be a part of a group that is “slow dancing” as if in an old style dance hall (all inclusive pairs or singles welcome to take part)
3. Be a part of the reveal of a huge dress (32ft by 110 ft) within the performance.

to be involved in options 2 or 3, you must be available for the dress rehearsal from 4pm- 8pm on Friday.

To sign up click here.

Tint Dance Festival Dancer Audition

We will be having an open (free) audition for dancers for Tint 2019 (February 22-24, 2019)! Tint Dance festival celebrates dancers and choreographers of color. Choreographers will be announced in June.

Important Dates for Tint 2019:
Dancer Audition: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2-4:30pm
Tint 2019 Rehearsals: October 2018 – February 2019
Showing: 45 minute hour block on Sunday, January 27, 2019 , 12-6:30pm (Erickson Theater)
Tech Rehearsal: 2 hour block between Sunday, February 17 – Wednesday, February 20 (Erickson Theater)
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, February 21 (Erickson Theater)
Shows: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24 (evening shows) – Erickson Theater

For more information email:

Olympic Ballet Theatre Audition

Olympic Ballet Theatre is currently seeking male dancers ages 18-24 for its 2018-2019 Trainee Program. Partial and full scholarships to Olympic Ballet School as well as performance stipends & shoes are available based on experience.

Interested candidates should send a head shot, resume, and class or performance footage to the Artistic Directors at: &


Choreographic Opportunities

More opportunities coming soon!


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.

Darrah Blanton Dance Seeks Dance Instructors

Job title: Children’s dance instructor

Company: Darrah Blanton Dance  (

Location: Seattle (Ballard and Capitol Hill)

Start date: Mid-September 2018

Compensation:  Competitive hourly wage based on experience

Darrah Blanton Dance seeks new instructors to join our team beginning in the Fall of 2018.  Currently seeking a teacher for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning classes on Capitol Hill, and Thursday afternoon classes in Ballard.  This schedule is possibly flexible depending on the applicant’s availability.  Classes are for children ages 3-8 in pre-ballet and ballet/tap combo.  Previous experience teaching dance to children is required.  Looking for a reliable, dedicated applicant who loves working with kids.  Please send cover letter and resume to:

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


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: ​



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 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 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 Group for 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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