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Also check out Seattle DanceNet to be added to a Listserv of local events.
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
Vancouver, British Columbia
$100 a day;
5 day Workshop.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
STRICTLY SEATTLE 2018
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
PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED SESSIONS $850
with Heather Kravas, Zoe Scofield, Jody Kuehner
DANCE FILM TRACK $850
with KT Niehoff and faculty
ADULT INTERMEDIATE SESSION $750
with Marlo Ariz or Daniel Costa
ADULT BEGINNING SESSION $750
with Maya Soto
ADULT BEGINNING HIP HOP SESSION $650
with Jaret Hughes
SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION (SFDI)
“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
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.
- 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 email@example.com
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!
1. Help Celeste Cooning and her team create beautiful sand paintings (with stencils) during the day leading up to the show
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
More opportunities coming soon!
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.
Darrah Blanton Dance Seeks Dance Instructors
Job title: Children’s dance instructor
Company: Darrah Blanton Dance (www.darrahblantondance.com)
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: email@example.com
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
To apply please email your resume or CV and a short description of your teaching style or philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance Arts Seeks Dance Instructors
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 email@example.com 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.
ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN FOR PAT GRANEY COMPANY
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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