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


Workshops/Master Classes

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!



The 8th annual All 4 1 dancepalooza represents diverse styles and cultural backgrounds and includes 3 days of master classes, rehearsals and performances March 10, 11, & 12. Growing to now bring twelve to fifteen companies of aspiring dancers to Seattle from all around Puget Sound, All 4 1 prioritizes diversity and enrichment in the lives of students, offering the experience to witness and share the stage with an extraordinary range of dancers.  All 4 1 offers high-level master teachers to intermediate to advanced level dancers, scholarships for underserved dancers, and a unique opportunity for dancers from all across Washington to assemble and perform together.

Register at
Scholarships are available. Call Daniel at 206-860-6020 or e-mail


Velocity Master Classes/ Workshops




Coriolis Dance Co-artistic Director Christin Call will lead this workshop using embodied practices of sensation and imagery-based improvisation as learned from former Batsheva dancers, Viewpoints-style explorations of theatrical composition, and writing and drawing practices that allow for character-building and rich narrative development.

WEDS FEB 21–MAR 28 / 6:15PM–7:45PM / Velocity
$60 Full Series // Drop-in $12 MVP member ($15 regular)



THUR MAR 22, 2018 / 6PM-7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Limited capacity; pre-registration required. $15 REGISTER >>

Kidd Pivot’s improvisation class focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body. The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: it’s focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience. This workshop is intended for advanced level dancers and actors.


with transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey and dancers from their company

SAT MAY 5 / 2PM–3:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
Drop-in $15 ($12 Velocity MVP Member)

Always wanted to dance but didn’t feel comfortable because you are trans / transgender / nonbinary / gender fabulous / queer? This welcoming, super-friendly dance class—led by award-winning transgender dancer/choreographer Sean Dorsey and dancers from their company—will include breathing and relaxation, simple stretches, beginner movement exercises, and space for conversation. Everyone, especially terrified beginners, is welcome. Please arrive early to register, change clothes, etc. / Photo by Kegan Marling 


Auditions/Performance Work


Join Karin Stevens Dance (KSD) on April 14, 2018 for National Water Dance DayWe invite a diverse group of volunteer dancers and movement artists to participate in a movement choir in Carkeek Park. Movers of all disciplines, backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. The performance will be live streamed across the United States.

Seattle Dancers and Dance groups who join Karin Stevens Dance (KSD) for the National Water Dance(NWD) event will receive instructions and a video link by February 25th of a SHARED MOVEMENT PHRASE that was created by NWD from movement submissions created in 2017 by participants from around the nation.  KSD will bring everyone together for rehearsals at Carkeek Park.  Participants can choose to be at either (or both) rehearsals on Saturday March 17 & 3112-3pm.Final mandatory rehearsal Sunday April 8, 12-3pm. 

The NWD Live Streamed Performance Event begins in Carkeek Park at 1pm (PST) on April 14th.

Interested participants please send a brief statement about you, including your age, dance background and level of experience, why you’re interested in this project, and antyhing else you’d like us to know to by Friday, February 23!



Forthun+Rome Dance Theater is looking for one to three new company members to join us for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Forthun+Rome utilizes athletic contemporary movement to create art in dance.

Dancers will explore Forthun+Rome’s technical contemporary/modern movement. In the audition we will utilize floorwork, 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 on a human being. And we will improvise to find individual natural flow as dancers and humans.

Free for dancers
Location: Dance Fremont
Date: Sunday March 11th 2018
Time: Doors open at 12:00pm, audition begins at 12:30pm

Space is limited, so please pre-register by emailing your resume and headshot to, subject “2018 Audition.”

Our dancers are paid hourly for rehearsals. We rehearse Mondays 11:30-1:30, Fridays 10:00-1:00, and Saturdays 11:00-2:00. There may be some flexibility in rehearsal schedules. Performance dates include: May 4th and 5th, June 1st – 3rd, and possible dates later in June.

Choreographic Opportunities


The 46th annual Dance on Camera Festival (July 20 – 24, 2018), co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center: Excitement is building for the festival, and we have already received many submissions of dance films of all genres and lengths. Reminder – only 6 weeks remain until the Early Deadline – March 15.

Submissions Deadlines and Details:
Regular Deadline is March 15, 2018; Late Deadline is April 1,2018. Submit through Film Freeway:

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.

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to or by calling:

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.

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: ​



The current Class Exchange organizers are looking to pass the torch. We are seeking  two to three people who love to move and want to continue our mission of cultivating an open and welcoming Seattle dance community.

The position involves contacting potential teachers, scheduling classes, organizing social media, and coordinating with the Fremont Abbey. It is a volunteer position with the perk of free classes and the warm fuzzy feeling of giving back to your community.

Class Exchange is 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. We have been providing affordable donation based classes to the dance community and opportunities for teaching artists for the past two and half years.

Questions? Want more information? Contact Kim at:


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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