JULY 11 — AUG 8, 2021
SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE + IMPROVISATION
28th annual SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE + IMPROVISATION
An immersive month of in-person and online movement intensives and classes with exceptional local and national faculty + events and pop-up performances.
For the past 27 years, the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (originally founded by Dance Art Group) has been a yearly convening of leading movement practitioners. This year we’re combining Strictly Seattle and SFDI into a full month of classes and intensives, socially distanced dance events and performances, and other online and in-person experiences. Register for individual classes and intensives to build your own schedule, or sign up for a range of digital, hybrid, or in-person festival passes to experience it all.
Will Rawls (NYC), AVID (SEA), Lavinia Vago (SEA), Jasmine Hearn (NYC/HTX)
Jaret Hughes (SEA), Kaitlin McCarthy (SEA)
Single Red Classes
Nia-Amina Minor (SEA), Stefan Richmond (SEA), Heather Kravas (SEA), Wade Madsen (SEA), Maya Soto (SEA), Natascha Greenwalt (SEA), Dani Tirrell (SEA) + Jhon Stronks (HTX), Alice Gosti (SEA) + Alyza DelPan-Monley (SEA)
Sidra Bell (NYC), Amy O’Neal (LA), Bebe Miller (OH), Zoe Scofield (SEA)
Single Blue Classes
Donnell Oakley (NYC), Jill Sigman (NYC), Bebe Miller (OH) + more streamed hybrid classes
Thank you to our space partners for making the Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation possible. Click on the images to find out more about each space partner.
Immerse yourself in four weeks of digital and/or in-person classes, intensives, + more with our SFD+I Festival Passes. They are designed to offer you the flexibility to build your own schedule and create a unique festival experience at a lesser cost than buying classes and intensives individually.
After purchasing a pass, it will be added to your Velocity account so you can use it to register for your chosen digital and in-person offerings.
Blue Heart 💙
Grants access to all digital offerings: 4 intensives, 6 classes, streamed hybrid classes + performances/events
Purple Heart 💜
One In-Person Intensive of your choice + full Blue Heart 💙 pass
RED Heart ❤️ Intro to Hip Hop
Two Intro to Hip Hop 1-week Intensives + full Blue Heart 💙 pass
RED Heart ❤️ Intro to Dance
One Intro to Dance 2-week Intensive + full Blue Heart 💙 pass
Internship + Work/Study Opportunities
Priority Deadline: June 4
Velocity’s Summer Work/Study program provides the opportunity for participants to receive discounted attendance to the Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation in exchange for festival support. Learn more and apply through this form by the June 4 priority deadline.
Deadline: June 4
We are also looking for summer interns! Download the Application to learn more and apply by June 4.
TBIPOC FEE WAIVER
As a part of Velocity’s Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation, we are providing fee waivers to dancers who identify as Transgender, Black, Indigenous, or as People of Color, in an effort to shift power to Transgender and BIPOC communities. For all digital offerings, select TBIPOC waiver at check out. To express interest in attending in-person offerings submit this form by June 21.
“I CANNOT OVERSTATE THE IMPORTANCE OF VELOCITY IN THE DANCE ECOLOGY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND THE NATION.”
Jane Forde, National Dance Project
Velocity Dance Center was started in 1996 by two queer women choreographers looking to create a space in Seattle where dancers in the city could learn, take risks, grow, and thrive. Over twenty years later, Velocity is nationally recognized as a leader in experimentation and risk-taking in dance. Velocity is both a catalytic resource for dance artists in Seattle, and a portal for those totally new to dance looking to engage their bodies and express themselves. With artist-driven, community-centered artistic and education programs, Velocity is instrumental in making Seattle a destination city with one of the most active dance communities in the nation.
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