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Next Fest 2019

Dec. 12 - Dec. 15 / 7:30PM

Featuring brand new work by Lucie Baker, Shane Donohue, Marco Farroni, Vladimir Kremenović, and Hannah Rae, inspired by this year's theme, Ritual and Rebellion.

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Home for the Holidays

Dec 21, 2019 -Jan 4, 2020

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Gabrielle Civil / Wild Beauty

Jan 12 - Jan 20, 2020

What does it mean to dance (blackness) in blackness? In the heart of winter, how can we bloom, share breath, conjure, heal, and experiment with joy?

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Our classes and training are on a drop-in schedule that repeats; no pre-registration required. For classes and training that need pre-registration, we've included a helpful reminder to register.

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Class XChange

Rotating Faculty / Kawasaki / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Class on Dec. 9 + 16 will be taught by Alia Swersky.

Intermediate Modern

Maya Soto / Founders / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sarah Alaways will sub on Mon. Nov. 25.

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Class starts on the floor with breath, connecting to the core and building strength. read more

Low Intermediate Ballet

Kaitlin McCarthy / Kawasaki / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Canceled

Emerald City Kiki

Keelan Johnson (Android Allure) / Founders / 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every Other Monday. No class Mon Nov. 25.

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Emerald City Kiki Sessions is a FREE bi-weekly gathering and safe space for the Black and Brown LGBTQ2S+ community. read more

All-Levels Hip-Hop

Jaret Hughes / Kawasaki / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Learn today’s hottest hip-hop moves with an occasional old skool flare including progressions across the floor. read more

Wake Up With West

West Liberty / Steward / 9:00 am - 10:00 am

No class Fri. Nov. 29.

In this gentle, early morning class, we’ll focus on restorative postures and practices like yin style asana, light stretching and a slow, progressive warm-up. read more

Advanced / Professional Contemporary with Erica Badgeley

Erica Badgeley / Founders / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

No class Nov. 29.

Wake Up With West

West Liberty / Steward / 9:00 am - 10:00 am

In this gentle, early morning class, we’ll focus on restorative postures and practices like yin style asana, light stretching and a slow, progressive warm-up. read more

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Intro to Modern: Wednesdays

Maya Soto / Founders / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-register only. 2020 dates will be announced soon!

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Learn basic dance vocabulary used in Velocity’s ongoing ballet and modern classes with other students who have no previous dance experience. read more

Intermediate Ballet

Mark Haim / Kawasaki / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Begins Sept. 25

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Ground your modern and release with fluency in classical technique. read more

FELDENKRAIS®

Sarah Huntting / Steward / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Awareness Through Movement lessons are for anyone who wants to reconnect to their natural ability to move. read more

Low Intermediate Modern

Hope Goldman / Steward / 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

No class on Oct 23.

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A weekly ballet practice focused on building strength, centering, and intermediate skills in an upbeat, come-as-you-are, non-competitive environment. read more

Heels

Ron Gatsby / Kawasaki / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Learn the fundamentals of heels technique which includes warm-up, conditioning with a focus on developing core strength, walking technique, movements across the floor and choreography mixed with Jazz Funk and Hip-Hop. read more

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Intro to Hip-Hop: Wednesdays

Michael O’Neal Jr. / Founders / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pre-register only. Next session begins Jan. 8.

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This class draws movement and inspiration from Street/Club styles Majinn has trained in or been influenced by (Breaking, Popping, Locking, House, Waacking, etc.) but will be primarily focused in Hip-Hop Social Dances and some beginner Breaking. read more

Professional Ballet

Gilbert Small / Kawasaki / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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A traditional ballet class, using imagery and sensation to provoke a deeper, more visceral experience. read more

Advanced / Professional Contemporary with Kim Holloway

Kim Holloway / Founders / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Kid-Friendly

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Kim’s Advanced Modern class cultivates an inclusive environment while simultaneously seeking excellence and the furthering of our physical, dancing, and artistic selves. read more

Canceled

Advanced / Professional Contemporary with Wade Madsen

Wade Madsen / Founders / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

No class on Tuesday Nov. 26.

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In Wade’s Advanced Modern class students learn to develop keener awareness of their bodies, beginning on the floor with subtle movements of the pelvis and moving into core strength and full-body connections. read more

Beginning Modern with Alice Gosti & Allison Burke

Alice Gosti / Steward / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Beginning Modern begins with a solid warm-up of the entire body and core, progressing to balance, floor work, improvisational scores and choreography. read more

Intermediate Hip-Hop

Jaret Hughes / Kawasaki / 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

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This class takes all the elements from the all-levels hip-hop class and turns it up a few notches! read more

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Intro to Hip-Hop: Tuesdays

Jaret Hughes / Kawasaki / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pre-register only. Next session starts Nov. 12

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Learn the basic fundamentals of Hip-Hop which includes warm-up, conditioning, movements across the floor and choreography mixed with old and new skool moves. read more

Canceled

Hip-Hop Choreo

Lex Ramirez / Steward / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Lex is out sick Dec. 3. Class is back Dec. 10!

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This class mixes elements of Hip-Hop, street styles and commercial dance to create short combos to your favorite new and classic hits. read more

Dance Church

Kate Wallich / Founders / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Dance Church® is an all-abilities movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies... read more

Yoga

Jess Klein / Kawasaki / 9:00 am - 10:15 am

No class on Oct 26 + Nov 30.

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Yoga Flow builds strength, stamina, and flexibility and combines Vinyasa (flowing movement sequences) with slow, sustained stretches, refinement of alignment in held poses, as well as breath awareness and mental focus. read more

Beginning Modern with Kaitlin McCarthy

Amy J Lambert / Founders / 9:00 am - 10:15 am

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Work your brain, body, and artistic spirit in this enlivening start to your weekend! read more

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Intro to Hip-Hop: Saturdays

Michael O’Neal Jr. / Kawasaki / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-register only. Next session begins Jan. 11.

Dance Church

Kate Wallich / Founders / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Dance Church® is an all-abilities movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies... read more

All-Levels Hip-Hop

Jaret Hughes / Kawasaki / 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Learn today’s hottest hip-hop moves with an occasional old skool flare including progressions across the floor. read more

Pre-register only

Intro to House: Sunday

Michael O’Neal Jr. / Founders / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-regis ter only. 2020 sessions will be announced soon!

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This class will help others learn some history of House dance as well as gain a larger vocabulary in House dance and have fun. read more

Beginning Ballet

Kaitlin McCarthy / Kawasaki / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Working through imagery and sensation, the class will build a solid foundation in basic ballet steps, as well as working with musicality and developing skills for learning choreography. read more

Body As Teacher

West Liberty / Kawasaki / 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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The Body as Teacher is an improvisational dance class informed by West Liberty’s background in dance, yoga and other movement practices, to give others the tools they need to connect with their bodies more deeply and learn to interpret the signals their bodies are sending to them. read more

Movement Jam

Rotating Faculty / Founders / 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$5–$8 Sliding Scale

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The Contact Improvisation jam on Sundays is an open event welcoming everyone. read more

Beginning Classical Odissi Indian

Ratna Roy / Kawasaki / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kid-Friendly. No class Dec. 8 - Jan. 5.

“…a challenging, beautiful and fascinating way to move.”—Nicole Tsong, Seattle Times, “Classical Indian Dance works your body and your brain” read more

Slow Flo

Undercurrent / Steward / 9:00 am - 10:00 am

No class Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28. The last class for the season will be Dec. 5.

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A slow steep into Undercurrent—Wake up with a gradual and juicy flow, moving in, out, and across the floor with varied pathways. read more

Advanced / Professional Contemporary with Undercurrent

Undercurrent / Founders / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

No class Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28. The last class for the season will be Dec. 5. Classes Dec. 12 + 19 will be taught by Molly Griffin + Emma Whiteley

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Through a continual flow structure, this class will investigate tools to strengthen your body and use its architecture to make rigorous movements in and out of the floor easeful and efficient. read more

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