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ONGOING CLASSES
Velocity encourages dancers of all levels to reach their maximum potential. Teaching artists are highly experienced in their art and generous with their knowledge and encouragement in class. Instruction is geared toward motivating the individual student and supporting 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 at all classes unless otherwise noted. Click here for current class schedule.

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1 hour, 90 minute + 2 hour classes = $15
Classes for ARTIST MVPs = $12
No pre-registration required. All classes are drop-in based.
Pay your teacher directly with cash and checks only.

CLASS CARDS: Available in the Velocity Office or ONLINE.  1 for $15  //  5 for $70  //  10 for $130

LOCATION: All classes are held at 1621 12th Ave. There is no dress code or required foot wear for classes.

ACCESS: Velocity is fully ADA accessible. Please contact the office about specific needs: 206-325-8773 or britta@velocitydancecenter.org.

MASTER CLASS SERIES
Velocity’s master classes provide the perfect opportunity to learn from and share experiences with leading dance artists from around the globe. Master classes take place year-round and bring internationally renowned artists to Velocity through partnerships with On the Boards, UW Meany Hall, Seattle Theater Group, and Cornish College for the Arts. More info >>

INVESTIGATIVE MOVEMENT PRACTICES
Investigative Movement Practices (IMP) classes and workshops are taught by leading movement practitioners and reflect current developments in the field of contemporary dance. Each series takes a multi-faceted approach that integrates technique and creative process. More info >>

INTRO TO DANCE SERIES
Learn basic dance vocabulary used in Velocity’s ongoing ballet and modern classes with other students who have no previous dance experience. You will learn basic class etiquette and dance technique while developing body awareness and comfort dancing in a group. We will also explore tactics to remember choreography by learning and building on phrases each week.  Intro to Dance sets you up to continue exploring contemporary dance classes, other dance forms, and to simply feel more comfortable on any dance floor. More info >

SEATTLE YOUTH DANCE COLLECTIVE
Seattle Youth Dance Collective (SYDC), an initiative of Velocity Dance Center and Seattle Theatre Group, is for aspiring dance artists ages 15-18 with an interest in growing as choreographers, dancers and dance producers. Students will develop themselves as artists; learning dance, choreography, film-making and performance production skills through creative investigations and professional mentorship. More info >>

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT. . .
 Velocity Speakeasy Series presents What We Talk About When We Talk About. . . a quarterly interdisciplinary conversation about creative process where artists of different disciplines share their current thinking and bring their unique lenses to talking about each others’ work. After a presentation by a guest facilitator, artists present one work of any medium at any stage of completion. Attendees not showing work are welcome to actively engage in discussion and share feedback. More info >>