JUL 8–28, 2018
Register by April 21 for early bird pricing!
A total immersion into the Seattle dance scene. Three weeks of daily classes and rehearsals for beginning-to-professional dancers culminate in a weekend of professionally produced performances. Hundreds of dancers from across the country come together to study with renowned Seattle choreographers + stellar faculty to create and perform new work, taking their dancing to the next level.
"Miracle-Gro for dancers"—2017 Strictly Seattle participant
2018 CHOREOGRAPHERS // Heather Kravas / Jody Kuehner / Zoe Scofield / Marlo Ariz / Daniel Costa / Jaret Hughes / Maya Soto
2018 FACULTY // KT Niehoff / Kate Wallich / Dani Tirrell / Alia Swersky / Stephanie Liapis / Andrew Bartee / Lavinia Vago / Etienne Cakpo / Natascha Greenwalt
PROFESSIONAL ADVANCED SESSIONS are for dancers at an advanced-to-professional level of training. Dancers develop a new work in collaboration with three celebrated Seattle choreographers—Heather Kravas, Zoe Scofield, Jody Kuehner. Highly challenging classes include daily contemporary technique, contemporary ballet, West African, creative process, partnering, improvisation, and Hip Hop. Audition at Velocity on July 8 (registration day) to confirm level and casting.
DANCE FILM TRACK is for beginning-to-advanced filmmakers and dancers. Led by renowned multidisciplinary generative artist KT Niehoff, participants create their own short dance film while learning sound and choreo- graphic elements, storyboarding, location scouting, styling, and more. Participants work with award-winning Seattle cinematographers and film composers, and can also drop into any dance class.
ADULT INTERMEDIATE SESSION is for dancers with at least a few years of dance training who want to take their technique and artistry to the next level. Dancers develop a new work in collaboration with one of two celebrated Seattle choreographers—Marlo Ariz or Daniel Costa. Classes include contemporary dance and ballet.
ADULT BEGINNING SESSION is for those with little or no previous dance experience. Participants learn the basics of contemporary movement and create a new work in collaboration with choreographer Maya Soto. Classes include contemporary dance and ballet.
ADULT BEGINNING HIP HOP SESSION is for those with little or no previous dance experience. This fun, high-energy track gives participants confidence with Hip Hop moves and rhythms. Dancers develop a new work in collaboration with veteran Hip Hop choreographer Jaret Hughes.