SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE + IMPROVISATION

ULTIMATE SFD+I

THE FULL FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE FOR $1200 $995

July 14 – August 11, 2024

Want a full month of dance performance, research and connection? Ultimate SFD+I allows you to combine the Performance Cohort of your choice with registration for the full Research Week, to have your ultimate summer dance experience. Read below for an overview of SFD+I, and click through to gather more information about each cohort and intensive.

ULTIMATE SFD+I INCLUDES:

  • PERFORM COHORT (CHOOSE ONE)
  • RESEARCH WEEK:

One Morning Intensive / Drop in Track
One Mid-day Intensive
One Afternoon Intensive / Drop in Track
Unlimited Drop ins
Unlimited Jams
One Ticket to each Dance Innovators Show
One Ticket to a Documentary Screening at NWFF
Admission to Book Club

 

$1200

Save with early bird pricing if you register before FEB 15!

PERFORMANCE COHORT

PROFESSIONAL

with Jasmine Hearn + Lavinia Vago
PROFESSIONAL

The Professional Cohort is for dancers with, or looking to gain, professional dance experience. Participants in this cohort have the opportunity to train with national dance artists and build relationships that can kickstart a professional career in this city and beyond. The Professional Cohort is a daytime intensive experience where you’ll dance all day in challenging morning technique classes, and new-work creation processes with established choreographers.

In WEEK 1 participants will make a new, site-responsive work with Jasmine Hearn at Freeway Park.

In WEEKS 2-3 participants make a new work for the stage with Lavinia Vago.

Ultimate SFD+I includes the Full Professional Cohort to learn and perform two new works in three weeks!

This level is perfect for you if you are a dancer that is interested in pursuing a professional career in dance, or is already working professionally as a dancer and is at least 18 years of age.

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INTERMEDIATE

with Noel Price-Bracey
INTERMEDIATE

The Intermediate Cohort is an evening program for adult dancers with a few years of dance training who want to take their technique and artistry to the next level. Participants take fundamentals technique classes in different styles of dance as well as classes in dance making, improvisation, and performance all while developing a new work in collaboration with Seattle choreographer Noel Price-Bracey.

This Cohort is for dancers 18 years or older who have some experience with dance and are looking to expand their skills and artistry.

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BEGINNER

with Kaitlin McCarthy
BEGINNER

The Beginner Cohort is for adult dancers who want to dive into the world of dance in Seattle. This cohort will learn the fundamental techniques of contemporary dance and funk, soul, and disco while rehearsing a new work with Kaitlin McCarthy to perform at the end of the three weeks.

This Cohort is for dancers 18 years or older.

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YOUTH

with Akoiya Harris
YOUTH

The Youth Cohort is for aspiring professional dancers that are in, moving into, or moving out of High School. This cohort will provide participants with dance technique classes of many styles, as well as improvisation and dance making classes, and will culminate in a performance choreographed by Akoiya Harris at the end of the three weeks.

This Cohort is recommended for dancers 13-18 years.

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RESEARCH WEEK

A Queer High-Risk Love Practice

with Anya Cloud + Makisig Akin

 

MOVING MEANING

with Tere O’Connor

 

PE Workshops

with Physical Education

 

A Practice of Return: Choreographing Archives

with Black Collectivity

 

Myth, Madness, Montage, and Melodrama

with Raja Feather Kelly

 

not about thing

with Shannon Stewart

 

Embodiment and Presence

with Haruko Crow Nishimura

 

DROP-INS + JAMS + PERFORMANCES

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. 

ARE THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

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 TUITON 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.

IS HOUSING AVAILABLE DURING THE FESTIVAL?

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

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR SFD+I?

INTERNSHIPS

Velocity is honored to partner with NW Folklife to provide one Summer Programming Internship from May – October. This internship will help program two international festivals, SFD+I and Mouthwater Festival.

APPLY

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

DROP-INS

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

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