FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

PAYMENTS + DEPOSITS + REFUNDS

PAYMENT OPTIONS

To reserve your spot you can either pay in full* or hold your place with a non-refundable $350 deposit. Full payment to confirm your registration is required by June 19.

Registration for a la carte intensives, classes, workshops, and jams will open on June 20 and spaces will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. To register a la carte you will pay in full, though let us know if you need to discuss a payment plan. 

Please contact Shirley Wong, operations@velocitydancecenter.org, for any questions or clarifications about registration or payment. 

*ULTIMATE SFD+I, PERFORMANCE Cohorts, and RESEARCH Week payments include a $350 non-refundable deposit.

 

REFUND POLICY 

Velocity’s refund policies were created to offer as much flexibility to our community as possible, while still protecting SFD+I from risk and instability. 

The refund schedule for the Ultimate SFD+I, Performance Cohorts, or Research Week is: 

  • Before June 19: All registration fees, less the $350 non-refundable deposit, are fully refundable for any reason. 
  • After June 19: All registration fees, less the $350 non-refundable deposit, are 50% refundable for any reason.
  • After your first class begins: All registration fees are non-refundable for any reason, including illness or injury. 

The refund schedule for all a la carte intensives, workshops or classes (available after June 20) is:

  • After you register: All registration fees are 50% refundable for any reason.
  • After your first class begins: All registration fees are non-refundable for any reason, including illness or injury.

WORK/STUDY

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. The deadline for this program is February 1st. Please email operations@velocitydancecenter.org with any questions.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

TBIPOC Tuition waiver

As a part of Velocity’s Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation we are providing $10,000 in fee waivers to dancers who identify as Transgender, Black, Indigenous, and/or as People of Color, in an effort to shift power to Transgender and BIPOC communities. The deadline for this program is February 1st. Please email operations@velocitydancecenter.org with any questions.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

Internships

The Summer Programming Interns will assist staff with the development, implementation and evaluation of SFD+I. The position will be developed with each intern to fulfill Velocity’s needs while also aligning with each individual’s expertise, skills and goals. This is a paid opportunity. Programming interns can also take part in festival classes and performances.  Please email shane@velocitydancecenter.org with any questions.

APPLY

PARTICIPANT HOUSING

PARTICIPANT HOUSING

Velocity is proud to partner with Seattle University to provide housing to SFD+I participants within walking distance to classes and events at 12th Ave Arts!

Seattle University offers the following:

  • Flexible Timelines
  • Two meals per day (breakfast + dinner) – not included on checkin or check out days
  • Linens, Pillows, and towels

Timeline Options:

Week 1 (July 13 – July 21)
Single Occupancy – $900
Double Occupancy – $700 per person

Week 2-3 (July 20 – Aug 4)
Single Occupancy – $1500
Double Occupancy – $1200 per person

Week 1-3 (July 13 – Aug 4)
Single Occupancy – $2400
Double Occupancy – $1900 per person

Week 4 (Aug 3 – Aug 11)
Single Occupancy – $800
Double Occupancy – $600 per person

Week 1-4 (July 13 – Aug 11)
Single Occupancy – $3100
Double Occupancy – $2500 per person

Refund Policy: For housing, we have a 60 day refund policy minus a $250 non-refundable deposit. Outside of the deposit, the payment is refundable up until May 13 of 2024. Any payment made after May 12 is non-refundable.

Notes: buildings and rooms will be assigned in late spring of 2024. There are no scholarships available for housing at SFD+I.

 

APPLY

GENERAL FAQs

WHERE ARE THE FESTIVAL CLASSES?

All classes and events will take in-person at 12th Ave Arts + NOD Theater. Click HERE for directions to 12th Ave Arts. Click HERE for directions to NOD Theater. Both theaters are on the same block!

DOES VELOCITY PROVIDE FINANCIAL AID, SCHOLARSHIPS, OR WORK/STUDY?

We’re offering two programs to help make the festival more accessible:

  • We are offering 100% tuition-waivers for the 2024 Summer Festivals to TBIPOC dancers. To learn more and apply, APPLY
  • The work/study program is open to everyone, and participants receive a 50% discount to the festival. To learn more and apply APPLY

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN MY CLASS?

Advanced/Professional, Intermediate, and Beginner classes will have a core group of up to 20 participants each, with drop-in attendees in morning and evening technique classes.

WHAT IS VELOCITY'S REFUND POLICY FOR SFD+I?

Velocity’s refund policies were created to offer as much flexibility to our community as possible, while still protecting SFD+I from risk and instability. 

The refund schedule for the Ultimate SFD+I, Performance Cohorts, or Research Week is: 

  • Before June 19: All registration fees, less the $350 non-refundable deposit, are fully refundable for any reason. 
  • After June 19: All registration fees, less the $350 non-refundable deposit, are 50% refundable for any reason.
  • After your first class begins: All registration fees are non-refundable for any reason, including illness or injury. 

The refund schedule for all a la carte intensives, workshops or classes (available after June 20) is:

  • After you register: All registration fees are 50% refundable for any reason.
  • After your first class begins: All registration fees are non-refundable for any reason, including illness or injury. 

I'M COMING TO SFD+I FROM OUT OF TOWN. DO YOU PROVIDE HOUSING OPTIONS?

Velocity is working with the Seattle University to provide SFD+I participants with housing for the summer. Participants will sign up and pay through Velocity’s Registration system. The link will be provided at the beginning of 2024 and will be sent out via email to people who request it.

ARE THE STUDIOS ACCESSIBLE?

12th Ave Arts + NOD THEATER are fully accessible for wheelchairs and walkers. The lobby and bathrooms are at street level, and dance spaces are available without the need for an elevator or stairs. Let us know if we can plan with you for any additional accommodations or needs, operations@velocitydancecenter.org

PERFORMANCE COHORT FAQs

WHEN ARE THE PERFORMANCE COHORTS?

PERFORM classes are Monday through Friday, July 14th – August 3th. 

There is an opening circle event on July 16th that we encourage participants to attend, and the final performances and sharings of work created by each track are the evenings of August 2 + 3, plus a matinee performance August 3. The final performance will be followed by a closing cast  party.

ARE THERE LEVELS TO RESEARCH WEEK?

To choose your level, consider the kind of experience you would like to have this summer. The festival ideally offers you a balance between challenges and growth, where the pacing of classes feels fast enough to keep you engaged, but spacious enough that you feel like you can comfortably pick up steps while also having brain space to work on larger ideas and concepts. If you’re unsure, talk to a teacher or instructor who knows your dancing well, and have a conversation about what level you would thrive in. 

During the first few days of the festival, your teachers may suggest a level change if they see you struggling with pacing or concepts in class or rehearsal.

DO THE PERFORMANCE COHORTS HAVE AGE LIMITS?

The Professional, Intermediate, and Beginner cohorts are designed as adult programs, so we set our age minimum to 18 years of age. The youth cohort is aimed to reach participants ages 13–18.

If you do not meet the age minimum but still feel this opportunity is where you need to be, please feel free to reach out to Shirley Wong, our Operations Manager, at operations@velocitydancecenter.org

HOW DO I ACCESS CLASSES AS A DROP-IN PARTICIPANT?

Morning technique classes and Intermediate evening technique classes are open for drop-ins. Registration for these classes will be through Salesforce, where drop-in participants can register and pay. Registration for Drop-In classes will open on June 20.

RESEARCH COHORT FAQs

WHEN IS RESEARCH WEEK?

RESEARCH intensives + classes are Monday – Saturday, August 3rd – 11th. 

There is an opening circle event + jam on August 3rd that we encourage participants to attend, plus a closing circle + jam on August 14th. 

ARE THERE LEVELS IN RESEARCH WEEK?

Research week is designed to be all-levels and intergenerational. Classes, intensives and jams will contain participants who are beginning their journey in improvisational practices and forms, alongside participants who are deeply experienced lifelong practitioners. In this way, offerings feel more like laboratories for research and exchange, rather than level-specified learning spaces.

DOES RESEARCH WEEK HAVE AGE LIMITS?

Research week is intended for participants 18+ and may include adult conversations and topics. 

If you do not meet the age minimum but still feel this opportunity is where you need to be, please feel free to reach out to Shirley Wong, our Operations Manager, at operations@velocitydancecenter.org

 

HOW DO I ACCESS CLASSES AS A DROP-IN PARTICIPANT?

Morning and evening classes are open for drop-ins. Registration for these classes will be through our website and will open June 20.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN MY INTENSIVES/DROP-INS?

We have currently capped all RESEARCH Week offerings at 30 people.

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