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Intensive: JUL 8–28, 2018
Register by April 21 for early bird discounts
REGISTER >>Performances: JUL 27–28, 2018
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One of our flagship summer festivals, Strictly Seattle is complete immersion into the Seattle dance scene. Three weeks of daily classes and rehearsals inspire beginning-to-professional dancers with rigorous physical and compositional training in a challenging, invigorating environment. The festival culminates in a weekend of professionally produced performances.

“Miracle-Gro for dancers”—2017 Strictly Seattle participant

“Enlightening. Creative. Challenging.”—2016 Strictly Seattle participant

Strictly Seattle is a supportive community of open experimentation and camaraderie where dancers form alliances for future collaborations. Hundreds of dancers from across the country come together to study with renowned Seattle choreographers + stellar faculty to create and perform new work, taking their dancing to the next level.

2018 CHOREOGRAPHERS // Heather Kravas / Jody Kuehner / Zoe Scofield / KT Niehoff / Marlo Ariz / Daniel Costa / Jaret Hughes / Maya Soto

2018 FACULTY // Kate Wallich / Dani Tirrell / Alia Swersky / Stephanie Liapis / Andrew Bartee / Lavinia Vago / Etienne Cakpo / Natascha Greenwalt / Shane Donohue / GIlbert Small / Christiana Axelsen

+ more to be announced soon

REGISTRATION

Intensive: JUL 8-28, 2018
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
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PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED SESSIONS $850
with Heather Kravas, Zoe Scofield, Jody Kuehner

DANCE FILM TRACK $850
with KT Niehoff and faculty

ADULT INTERMEDIATE SESSION $750
with Marlo Ariz or Daniel Costa

ADULT BEGINNING SESSION $750
with Maya Soto

ADULT BEGINNING HIP HOP SESSION $650
with Jaret Hughes

 


Performances: JUL 27 + 28, 2018
FRI JUL 27 / 8:00PM

SAT JUL 28 / 2:00PM + 8:00PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway, Seattle
$20 ($25 at door) / $17 MVP Member / $15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron
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Programs


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Professional/Advanced Sessions >>
with Heather Kravas, Zoe Scofield, Jody Kuehner

$850
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Professional/Advanced sessions are for dancers at an advanced-to-professional level of training. Dancers develop a new work in collaboration with three celebrated Seattle choreographers. Highly challenging classes include daily contemporary technique, contemporary ballet, West African, creative process, partnering, improvisation, and Hip Hop. Audition at Velocity on July 8 (registration day) to confirm level and casting.


Dance Film Track >>
with KT Niehoff and faculty

$850
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Dance Film Track is for beginning-to-advanced filmmakers and dancers. Led by renowned multidisciplinary generative artist KT Niehoff, participants create their own short dance film while learning sound and choreographic elements, storyboarding, location scouting, styling, and more. Participants work with award-winning Seattle cinematographers and film composers, and can also drop into any dance class.


Adult Intermediate Session >>
with Marlo Ariz or Daniel Costa

$750
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Adult Intermediate Session is for dancers with at least a few years of dance training who want to take their technique and artistry to the next level. Dancers develop a new work in collaboration with one of two celebrated Seattle choreographers. Classes include contemporary dance and ballet.


Adult Beginning Session >>
with Maya Soto

$750
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Adult Beginning Session is for those with little or no previous dance experience. Participants learn the basics of contemporary movement and create a new work in collaboration with choreographer Maya Soto. Classes include contemporary dance and ballet.


Adult Beginning Hip Hop Session >>
with Jaret Hughes

$650
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Adult Beginning Hip Hop Session is for those with little or no previous dance experience. This fun, high-energy track gives participants confidence with Hip Hop moves and rhythms. Dancers develop a new work in collaboration with veteran Hip Hop choreographer Jaret Hughes.

 

Events

ss18_shit-goldSH*T GOLD: THE DEEP END

SUN JUL 15 / 6PM–10PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

The Deep End is the annual marathon of our celebrated open-mic performance night, SH*T GOLD, featuring raw works-in-progress in the spirit of experimentation and risk. Applications open in June.

 

 

 

 


ss18_participant-showingPARTICIPANT SHOWING

SAT JUL 21 / 7PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
FREE + open to all

Strictly Seattle 2018 participants (in any track) share work in this informal showing. Participants can share past work or works-in-progress, or can team up with others to create something new.

 

 

 

 


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FRI JUL 27 / 8:00PM
SAT JUL 28 / 2:00PM + 8:00PM
Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway, Seattle
$20 ($25 at door) / $17 MVP Member / $15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron
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Super-charged new works by Heather Kravas, Jody Kuehner, Zoe Scofield, Marlo Ariz, Daniel Costa, Jaret Hughes, and Maya Soto + films from KT Niehoff’s Film Track students.

 

 

 


ss18_strictly-outsideSTRICTLY OUTSIDE

SAT JUL 14
Freeway Park 700 Seneca St
FREE + open to all

This site-specific work—by choreographer Jody Kuehner with participants from the Strictly Seattle Professional/Advanced Session—will use Freeway Park as a stage for performance. The park is a landmark of urban landscaping created by Lawrence Halprin in collaboration with his wife, the famous international dance innovator Anna Halprin, and this work will highlight the park as a safe space; rejuvenating and reclaiming it from its history as a place that has inspired fear due to a series of physical assaults that took place there. In partnership with The Freeway Park Association, with community partner First Hill Improvement Association

 

 


speakeasy-series_calendarFREE LUNCHTIME TALKS

Dive further into topics specific to dance artists every Tuesday + Thursday of Strictly Seattle in Velocity Founders Theater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

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PHOTO TIM SUMMERS

“Strictly Seattle provided me a way into the vibrant, rigorous, eclectic Seattle dance community.”—2016 Strictly Seattle participant

ARCHIVE

Strictly Seattle 2017

  • Choreographers: Kate Wallich, Pat Graney, Alice Gosti, Mark Haim, Stephanie Liapis, Maya Soto, Jaret Hughes
  • Faculty: KT Niehoff, Michele Miller, Wade Madsen, Alia Swersky, Jody Kuehner, Kate Wallich, Mark Haim, Natascha Greenwalt, Andrew Bartee, Maya Soto, Jaret Hughes, Sebastien Scandiuzzi, Etienne Cakpo, and more

Strictly Seattle 2016

  • Choreographers: Alice Gosti, Amy O’Neal, Mark Haim, Marlo Ariz, Rosa Vissers, Zoe Scofield
  • Faculty: KT Niehoff, Sebastian Scandiuzzi, Jody Kuehner, Patrick Kilbane
    Kate Wallich, Jason Ohlberg, Mark Haim, Marlo Ariz, Natascha Greenwalt, Rosa Vissers, Alia Swersky
    Louis Gervais, Etienne Cakpo

Strictly Seattle 2015

  • Choreographers: Zoe Scofield, Pat Graney, Kate Wallich, Anna Conner, Shannon Stewart, Kaitlin McCarthy, Bryon Carr
  • Faculty: Michele Miller, KT Niehoff, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Kaitlin McCarthy, Bryon Carr, Louis Gervais, Tamin Totzke, Matt Drews, Patrick Kilbane, Hannah Wiley, Jaret Hughes, Etienne Capko, Natascha Greenwalt, Rhonda Cinotto

Strictly Seattle 2014

  • Choreographers: Zoe Scofield + Pat Graney + Bennyroyce Royon + Jody Kuehner + Shannon Stewart + Rosa Vissers + Bryon Carr
  • Faculty: Michele Miller, KT Niehoff, Bennyroyce Royon, Pat Graney, Zoe Scofield, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers, Bryon Carr, Kate Wallich, Cyrus Khambatta, Louis Gervais, Natascha Greenwalt-Murphy

Strictly Seattle 2013


Questions? Please email Velocity Associate Producer Erin Johnson at erinjohnson@velocitydancecenter.org.