// Training + Research //

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
Class card purchases are non-refundable. Class cards expire 6 months from purchase, and cannot be renewed.

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 erin@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 >>

STRICTLY SEATTLE
Strictly Seattle is a complete immersion to the Seattle dance scene. Five adult programs inspire beginning, intermediate, and professional level dancers with rigorous physical and compositional training in a challenging and invigorating environment. More info >>

SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION
The Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) is a world-renowned festival that provides the perfect opportunity to learn and share experiences with some of the most highly regarded artists working in the field of dance today. SFDI is a week of intensives, classes, jams, somatic labs, site-specific workshops, performances and discussions focused on fostering the study and practice of dance improvisation. 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 >>

// registration + rental policies //

STUDIO RENTAL
All studio rental cancellations must happen 24 hours in advance. To cancel, go online and select “early cancellation.” This will then credit your account. To use this credit, you must book the same amount of time in the same studio as the booking you cancelled. No credits or refunds will be processed for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance.

PREREGISTERED TRAINING (Including: Intro to Dance, Seattle Youth Dance Collective*, Full Investigative Movement Practices Series, Workshops, Master Classes)
Velocity will refund Workshop registration over the phone up to 7 days prior the start of a workshop or master class. Any cancellation made less than 7 days prior the start of the workshop is not eligible for a refund. Velocity reserves the right to cancel and/or change the date any workshop or master class if there is insufficient demand. In this case, the registrant will have the option of carrying his/her registration to the new date, or receiving a full refund. Any program registrant under the age of 18 needs written consent of cancellation by a parent or guardian.

*SYDC Registration Refunds
Full SYDC tuition will be refunded only if written notification from the parent is received 24 hours prior to the first class. A 50% refund will be granted up to the third class. No refunds will be granted after the third class. All fees are non-refundable.

STRICTLY SEATTLE 2014 REGISTRATION
All paid tuition (not including the $60 deposit) and housing fees will be refunded in full only if written notice of withdrawal is received on or before 60 days prior to the beginning of the intensive (May 6, 2014). Between May 7, 2014 and the July 6, 2014 all paid tuition (not including the $60 deposit) will be refunded for medical reasons only. A signed note from a doctor is required. Dorm fees will be refunded in full. After the program begins, July 6, 2014, tuition and housing fees will not be refunded for any reason. More info >>

SFDI 2014 REGISTRATION
All paid tuition (not including the $60 deposit) and housing fees will be refunded in full only if written notice of withdrawal is received on or before 60 days prior to the beginning of the intensive (May 27, 2014). Between May 27, 2014 and the July 27, 2014 all paid tuition (not including the $60 deposit) will be refunded for medical reasons only. A signed note from a doctor is required. Dorm fees will be refunded in full. After the program begins, July 27, 2014, tuition and housing fees will not be refunded for any reason. More info >>