Call Board

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


Velocity Investigative Movement Practices Series

Investigative Movement Practices (IMP) Workshop Series
Wednesdays 6-8PM
Velocity Kawasak
i Studio 1621 12th Ave

$15 Drop-in / $12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $10/class


WEDS MAY 31 – JUNE 28 (5-week Series) / 6-7:45PM
$50 (Full Series) / $15 Drop-in / $12 MVP

A conversation between language, movement and each other, this class invites committed dance makers and performers interested in a rigorous examination of process. How may our dances be simultaneously political and abstract? Formal and spontaneous? Precise and kinky? Individual and engaging?
We will move together.
We will read together (Lucy Corin, Samuel Delaney, Jenn Joy, Clarice Lispector, Maggie Nelson, Sally Potter).
And we will reflect back through words and actions.

HEATHER KRAVAS is a choreographer and performing artist.  Since 1995, she has investigated choreographic, somatic and collaborative practices to explore the limits of dance as a contemporary form.  Often repetitive and exceptionally structured, her dances consider and activate the edges of human experience – boredom, indulgence, disappointment and desire. Her upcoming work, visions of beauty premieres at On the Boards March 30 – April 2.


Velocity Master Class Series + Workshops


Photo by David Višnjić - "Frail Affinities" by Saint Genet - Donau Festival 2016MASTER CLASS SERIES: MATT DREWS (SAINT GENET)
SAT APR 1 / 12:15-1:45PM
Velocity Founders Studio 1621 12th Ave
$15 / $12 MVP each class
cash/check/class card

This class is crafted to be accessible for all bodies and skill levels. We will begin with a guided improvisation embedded with textures, images, states, and rhythms from the choreographic methodology and conceptual underbelly inspiring Saint Genet’s newest work Promised Ends: The Slow Arrow of Sorrow and Madness. Assisted by Lavinia Vago (Saint Genet | RUBBERBANDance Group | Kate Wallich + the YC) the class will culminate in learning movement material from the opus. A kinetic language that draws on durative movements to excavate the body’s potential ability to articulate with virtuosity and power, subtlety and softness. While we attune to compositional perspectives between the individual and the communal.

MATT DREWS is a movement artist who oscillates between the realms of dance, yoga + performance. His creative roles aqueous as choreographer, producer, performer + teacher. He facilitates states of experience for bodies to investigate movement with a heightened lens toward healing, presence + ritual. He studied at Naropa University + holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. His work has been produced at Donau Festival (Austria), Decibel Electronic Music Festival, On the Boards + Velocity Dance Center. He has collaborated with Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY, tEEth Performance, Saint Genet, Kate Wallich + the YC, The Pendleton House + Modern Recollections. He is currently choreographing an operatic work for Saint Genet, co-presented by Wiener Festwochen (Vienna) and Holland Festival (Amsterdam). 
PRESS Confronting the Intangible – City Arts, December 24th, 2015

Photo by David Višnjić – “Frail Affinities” by Saint Genet – Donau Festival 2016.


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!



Spectrum Dance Summer Intensives: Ages 12 – 22

Intermediate/Advanced Summer Intensives

July 10–28, 2017 • 11:30-4:30pm Ages 12-16 (Intermediate Levels) Ages 14-22 (Advanced Levels)

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater’s Summer Intensive is aimed at nurturing the developing dance student. This three-week program is designed to foster a deeper understanding and rapid growth of the classical and contemporary techniques most sought after in today’s concert dance artist. Classes focus on the bedrock of technical forms including Ballet, Graham, Horton, and Byrd, while offering augmented training in World Dance forms, Jazz, and Pilates.


The Donald Byrd Workshop and Company Audition

Donald Byrd is an internationally recognized artistic leader in the world of contemporary dance: both as a maker of dances and as Artistic Director of the renowned Spectrum Dance Theater. The Donald Byrd Workshop provides a unique opportunity for preprofessional dancers to work directly with one of this generations most dynamic and provocative choreographic talents.

The workshop is structured as a professional, rigorous and intensive developmental process. Many of Spectrum Dance Theater’s past and current professional company members have participated in the Donald Byrd Workshop. Mr. Byrd’s aesthetic stresses a free torso infused with flexibility and strength. The technical element of the workshop is designed to focus on crucial elements of movement, including speed, physical awareness, strength, and flexibility. With this approach, artists attain a heightened level of control of the visual, emotional and physical impact of their movement.

August 7–18, 2017 11am – 4pm ADVANCED: Ages 16+ INTERMEDIATE: Ages 14 – 22

Professional Company Audition: Saturday, August 19: Time 3:00pm Non-refundable audition fee: $20.
Register on-line or call 206.325.4161


Evergreen City Ballet Summer Intensive Early Bird Special!

Evergreen City Ballet is offering a 10% discount for students who sign up for the
Summer Intensive between now and April 15th!
Use code earlybird in the online registration checkout page.
Don’t miss this incredible program and don’t miss these savings!

Evergreen City Ballet’s Summer Intensive offers the training that all professional companies are looking for in their dancers. Our affordable program, in addition to the professionalism of our instructors will allow every dancer to acheive their highest potential.

Session One: June 26 – July 14, 2017 Session Two: July 17 – August 4, 2017
Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm
Pre-Intermediate hours are 11am-3pm Pre-Intermediate hours are 11am-3pm

Held at Evergreen City Ballet
Any Saturday class 11am – 1pm
(excluding: March 18 and April 15)
Arrive 30 minutes early to check in, audition fee: $25

Please see our website for more information @


Auditions/Performance Work 

3rd Shift Dance Season 7 Company Auditions: Call for Dancers

Season 6 has been another wonderful year for the Shift. One that boasted live collaborative performances with musicans The Bad Tenants, Naomi Wachira, and Whitney Mongé, back up dancing for Fly Moon Royalty and Mike Illvester, music videos with Vespera and Naomi Wachira, getting Gooed with photographer Meagan Hall of Blue Cone Studios, became community partners with the Lupus Foundation of America, performing on stage across the Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles. Additionally, through our Battle for the Dance Belt and Sessions Sessions series, we’ve presented the work of dozens of choreographers, performed by hundreds of dancers. In Season 7, we keep pushing to increase our impact on the local and national dance communities while pursuing opportunities and partnership that feed our dancers souls, minds, and bodies. Join us.

Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Velocity’s Founders Theater

9pm Audition Registration
9:30pm-11:30pm Dancer Audition > Warm up, progressions, prepared solo, and 3SD rep work

No audition fee. Please bring a current headshot, CV, and have a 60 second solo excerpt that best showcases your strengths as a dancer.



I am embarking on a new project meant to give exposure, create connections, and aid in educating dancers and non-dancers alike through a new web portal; which I hope to one day lead to printed materials as well. I am seeking persons at all stages of their career; emerging, established, and mid-career. I am also open to speaking with dancers, directors, curators, critics, and educators whom don’t consider themselves “choreographers”.

Email me at to become a part of this exciting new project with subject line “Dance Creatives”. Thank you!

Teaching Positions

The Dance School in Everett is Hiring!

We are a community sponsored, non competitive, inclusive school in downtown Everett. We offer classes for all ages and all abilities. This coming year we are planning new things for our students to include Master classes, a Spring Intensive and more performance opportunities.We teach:

  • BalletLyrical
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Modern
  • Contemporary
  • Dance for Theater
  • Sense and the Senses (Sensory Integration)

We require:

  • BFA or equivalent and certificate of training if applying for specialty programs such as the Sense and the Senses.
  • Recent headshot,
  • cover letter
  •  resume
Please submit to



Crescendo Dance Academy is a brand new premier dance studio in Bellevue, seeking experienced instructors 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 for all ages (18 months to adult), as well as summer camp programs for ages 3-18.

We are looking for instructors in the following styles of dance and fitness: classical ballet, jazz, tap, MixxedFit, yoga, and barre, who’s also willing to do light administrative work. Part-time afternoon/evening and weekend availability preferred.

Please send your resume and cover letter to


Glass House Dance Seeks Instructors

Email resume to:
We are seeking experienced instructors with unique and organic artistries & pedagogies! Inviting resumes from instructors of ALL genres/disciplines. Pay DOE.


Evergreen City Ballet Seeks Creative Movement and Ballet Instructor

Evergreen City Ballet a not-for-profit organization seeks to hire an instructor for the following classes on Saturdays beginningOctober 1st.
Classes will be held at our satellite location, the Stroum Jewish Community Center: 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040
8:00 — 8:45 Mommy and Me
9:00 — 9:45 Creative Movement for ages: 3, 4, 5
10:00 — 11:00 Ballet Basics for ages: 6, 7, 8

Experienced teachers preferred, compensation depends on experience.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to


Seeking Experienced Tap Teacher

Bainbridge Dance Center, a pre-professional school of committed dancers and teachers, is looking for a Tap Teacher experienced in levels ll through Vll.
Day: Thursdays beginning right away and going through June.

Pay commensurate with experience ($35-$40) and ferry expense is covered.

If you would like more information please email:


Other Employment

SeattleDances Communications Intern

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 a part-time computer savvy, detail oriented Communications Intern to join our administrative team!


Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Ability to handle competing priorities effectively and within established timeframes

Ability to work independently and part of a team

Working knowledge of, MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is a plus, but we are willing to train these skills as well.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Update and manage SeattleDances Callboard and Calendar with entries from the community

Coordinate with Communications and Social Media Manager about all posts

Draft and publish social media posts consistent with SeattleDances voice

In coordination with SeattleDances Editors update monthly newsletter

Share upcoming events on local blogs and online community calendars


Schedule is flexible: 3-8 hours a week depending on Seattle performance schedule

Internship is unpaid, but includes valuable non-profit experience and admission to all SeattleDances’ events.

Please send resume and inquiries to

Choreographic Opportunities


Call for Submissions: Cafe Racer Third Thursdays

Calling all actors, film makers, musicians, theatre makers, and dancers: Are you working on a piece and ready for an audience? I curate the third Thursday’s at Cafe Racer in Ravenna. I’m looking to showcase a variety of talent each month. My mission is to cultivate creative community and support new works coming from PNW artists. You’d have 30 minutes to present your work, a small stage, and a captive audience! Send an email introduction and what you’d like to present to or private message.



Northwest Film Forum is now accepting entries for the 20th Local Sightings Film Festival (September 22 – 30, 2017).

Every year, Local Sightings showcases the films and filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest. All types of moving image media are eligible; projects must be finished within the last 18 months, and the filmmaker(s) must be based in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or the Yukon Territories. The 20th edition will feature special events and retrospectives celebrating the last 20 years of Pacific Northwest film.

The 2016 edition of the festival featured 100 Pacific Northwest films, web series, music videos, and VR projects. 50% of the films in the program were made by women.

Local Sightings is programmed via a competitive selection process, and Northwest Film Forum awards juried prizes at the festival to local filmmakers, that include cash grants, additional screening opportunities and in-kind post-production services and gear access.

Festival film submission forms must be completed online; the submission fee is $15, and film submissions are due by June 13th.

Find out more about Northwest Film Forum, Local Sightings, and how to submit

Further questions about the festival and submissions can be directed to

Documentary filmmakers are also invited to apply for a new film fellowship. For more information, click here.


Mana Contemporary Body + Camera Film Festival

Mana Contemporary Chicago, in collaboration with Chicago Dancemakers Forum and montom arts, is accepting entries for the first annual Mana Contemporary  Body + Camera Film Festival.

This dynamic new festival celebrates the intersection between the moving body and the moving image, focusing on risk-taking and independent artists, with contemporary, experimental projects that push traditional mediums to their edge.

The festival encourages submissions including––but not limited to––the following categories: contemporary dance and performance film, installation, interactive technology, interactive live performance, animation, non-dance choreography, and documentary.

The festival is also accepting student entries for projects made by artists under 18 years of age.

Entries will be reviewed by an expert panel selected by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and Mana Contemporary. They will be evaluated on the portrayal of artistic risk and rigor; fortitude in expanding the conversation amongst mediums; and within the context of curating a festival with a broad spectrum of diverse creative voices.

Selected projects will be screened and exhibited as part of a weekend-long event, with associated programming including talks, panels, live performance, and social events. The inaugural festival will premiere at Mana Contemporary Chicago in Spring 2017 (May 21-May 22, 2017) and Mana Contemporary, Jersey City during Fall 2017 (Date TBD)

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.

Dancer’s Mat Pilates

Join us Saturdays at noon for “Dancer’s Mat” at Atlas Pilates! Dancer’s Mat is a classical Pilates class geared specifically towards the needs of professional dancers, including building increased strength, functional flexibility, injury prevention, and body control. Intimate class size of 3-5 people ensures personalized instruction and results. Classes are 50 minutes long and priced at $20+tax. Email to sign up today!

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:!rentals/c8f4
For more information, email



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