Classes & Training

Velocity encourages dancers of all levels to reach their maximum potential. Instructors are highly experienced in their art and generous with their knowledge and encouragement. Instruction is geared toward motivating the individual student and encouraging personal exploration of movement. All classes at Velocity have a strong technical base but are eclectic in their style of movement expression. Drop-ins are welcome for all classes, unless otherwise noted.

A note on pricing:

Beginning January 1, 2020, Velocity will be launching new offerings for our class cards. Our new offerings are structured to save you more money the more the more you dance:

One class card = $18.

Four class cards = $60 ($15/class).

Eight class cards = $112 ($14/class).

“Intro to Dance” series = $100 for each six-week series (≈16.50/class).

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Updated Thursday, March 27, 2020

In accordance with restrictions and in concerns with the health and safety of our community, Velocity Dance Center, including our studios, will be closed until at least April 6th.
However, we are thrilled to announce that classes will begin live-streaming starting Monday, March 30th, and we are creating exciting online opportunities for our community to come together. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the upcoming details.

Additionally, we know you are considering the many ways you can support your family, friends, and community during this unsettling time. We ask you to also consider us and the artists that call Velocity home. If you are able, please make a gift or donate your ticket cost to organizations that have had to cancel performances and public programming, including Velocity. To those of you who have already donated to us: thank you.



What's my level?

We encourage dancers of all levels to reach their maximum potential. Our instructors are highly experienced in their art and generous with their knowledge and encouragement, and our instruction is geared toward motivating the individual student and encouraging personal exploration of movement. All of our classes and training have a strong technical base but are eclectic in their style of movement expression. 

Our instructors are happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have about your fit in a particular class. The level guidelines below are simply a guideline! We suggest getting a Class Card to try out a variety of classes and save on our Intro to Dance series.

Classes & Training Levels @ Velocity

Intro to Dance Series: Designed for the true beginner with no prior dance experience

All Levels: Accessible to dancers of all levels.

Beginning: For students with little or no prior movement experience.

Slow Intermediate: For students with a grasp of basic movement and alignment concepts. An intermediary step between beginning and intermediate levels.

Intermediate: For students with a strong understanding of movement and alignment principles. Students should be physically and mentally ready for the challenge of more material, a faster-paced class, and elements of risk in movement.

Intermediate Advanced: Appropriate for both intermediate and advanced dancers.

Advanced: For students with a high level of proficiency and understanding of movement and alignment concepts, who are ready for a deeper development of their personal expression as dancers.

Advanced/Professional: Velocity was founded with the goal to offer daily professional level dance classes to the Seattle dance community. Sixteen years later, we still offer daily classes by locally and nationally recognized teachers.

Masterclasses: Masterclasses are typically single, 1.5-hour-long, one-off classes with a teaching artist into a specific technique or practice.

Workshops: Workshops are more intensive and involved than a masterclass. At workshops, instructors go in-depth into a technique or practice and have multiple sessions over a one to two-week period.

What do I wear?

There is no specific dress code or footwear—just wear comfortable clothes you can move in! Socks or bare feet should be fine for most of our classes.


Can kids join your lessons?

Velocity classes are open to all students 16 years of age and older. Children are welcome to watch some classes in the corner of the studio. Please note space is limited in our Steward & Kawasaki studios. Look for the Kid-Friendly label below associated class descriptions.


How to Pay + Class Card Info

Dance more. Save money.

Cost of Classes & Training: All classes and training (masterclasses) are $15 except for: workshops and any Intro to Dance series—all Intro to Dance series are $90 for each six-week series.

How to Pay for Classes & Training: All classes and training can be paid with a Class Card (see below) or in-person to your teacher on the day of the class except for: workshops and any Intro to Dance series which can be paid online.

How to Pay for Workshops: All workshops are paid online.

How to Get on a Wait List: If a workshop or Intro to Dance series is full, email our Operations Manager at to get on the wait list.

What is a Class Card?

Class Cards can be used on all classes and training except for workshops and our “Intro To Dance” series. 

How Can I Get a Class Card: Right here! You can also order and pick-up a Class Card in person at Velocity.

Hold on to Your Class Card: Your Class Card is like cash. If you lose it, it is gone, not replaceable, and very sad because we want you to be able to dance with us. So hold onto your Class Card! (Velocity is not responsible for lost or stolen cards. Class Cards are not refundable or exchangeable.)

Do Class Cards Expire: Yes. Class Cards expire 6 months after the purchase date. (Expiration dates cannot be extended except in the case of documented medical emergencies.)

How to Gift a Class Card: Purchase a Class Card here with the recipient’s full name. Their new Class Card will be waiting for them at Velocity!



Respect Policy

Respect Policy

Respect for everyone is encouraged and Velocity does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. Freedom of expression & creativity is encouraged within the boundaries of respect for all peoples.

No violence, hate speech, verbal or physical assault or other abuse will be permitted by anyone on the premises. We reserve the right to refuse service to any customer whose presence in Velocity detracts from the safety, welfare, and well-being of other patrons. 

We are prohibited from renting to or hosting groups, organizations, or individuals whose teachings and/or employment practices are discriminatory based on age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, class, or sexual orientation.

Source: Capitol Hill Arts District Statement of Solidarity

Teach at Velocity

For running an independent 1 to 2 session workshop(s) or masterclass(es) at one of our 3 rental studios contact

For being a part of our training programming via an ongoing class or teaching a masterclass, workshop, CI Fundamentals, or Creative Process series, fill out our Teaching Request form. If you have additional questions, please contact our Executive Director at

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