// Seattle Youth Dance Collective //
“Seattle Youth Dance Collective was such a great experience! I learned a lot about the creative process of making dance film, and how it differs from choreographing for live performance. I know that the experience has made me a better choreographer.”
Hannah Rae, SYDC Participant, Age 19
“My favorite part of SYDC was working with different people with such distinct styles and understandings of dance. Through SYDC I gain the confidence to create dance pieces that I am proud of.”
Kaya Woods, SYDC Participant, Age 15
Introducing SEATTLE YOUTH DANCE COLLECTIVE
A NEW INITIATIVE of Velocity Dance Center and Seattle Theatre Group
SEATTLE YOUTH DANCE COLLECTIVE SHOWING
MAY 11 / 4PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
Suggested donation $5
Check out new choreographic and collaborative works created by the young members of Seattle Youth Dance Collective with mentorship by SYDC faculty Amy O’Neal and Maya Soto, and guest mentors Tonya Lockyer and KT Niehoff.
Seattle Youth Dance Collective was launched in 2012 for aspiring dance artists. Created for teens, and with teens, it fosters the creative, practical and digital tools they need to succeed in the 21st Century.
SYDC is a NEW INITIATIVE of Velocity and Seattle Theatre Group, made possible with the generous support of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Read about Seattle Youth Dance Collective in Dance Magazine
As part of the Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Series: Women in Silent Film at the Paramount Theatre, two films by young choreographers from Seattle Youth Dance Collective (SYDC) will be screened at the Paramount Theatre: Jasmmine Ramgotra’s Water in Her Lungs and Hannah Rae’s Witness This.
>> Click here to check out all the dance films from the Fall 2012 Session of SYDC!
Seattle Youth Dance Collective (SYDC) is for aspiring dance artists ages 15-18 with an interest in growing as choreographers, dancers and dance producers. Apply Online.
Students will develop themselves as artists, learning dance, choreography, film-making and performance production skills through creative investigations and professional mentorship. The program will meet Saturdays at Velocity Dance Center. In the Fall, participants will learn skills that culminate in the making of original dance videos to be screened publicly. In the Winter and Spring, participants create larger performance works that culminate in a performance at Velocity Founders Theatre. ALL DANCE BACKGROUNDS & STYLES OF DANCERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!
Past instructors have included renowned choreographers: Amy O’Neal (choreographer/Velocity), KT Niehoff (lingo/ Velocity), Donald Byrd (Spectrum Dance), Kirsten Cooper (Westlake), Sonia Dawkins (SD/Prism), Anne Gilbert (Creative Dance Center), Mark Haim (choreographer/ Velocity), Patricia Lent (Merce Cunningham Dance Company), Gregory Maqoma (South African guest artist).
- Learn choreography tools from leading Seattle choreographers as mentors.
- Explore movement and composition concepts.
- Develop individual & group choreography through a collaborative process.
- Gain experience giving & receiving constructive feedback.
- Receive tickets to selected dance performances at The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres, and at Velocity Founders Theater.
- Have your work presented on the stage of Velocity Founders Theater and on the screen during Velocity events.
- Be in residence at Seattle’s epicenter for contemporary dance, Velocity Dance Center.
Session II: February 9 – May 11, 2013
Saturdays 2 – 5 pm
(No Lab March 30)
Where: Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)
Cost: $200 (limited number of scholarships available)
Who: Seattle Youth Dance Collective is open to aspiring dance artists, ages 15-22, who are interested in growing as choreographers, dancers and dance producers
Apply: Online Application. Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2013.
For more information, please email Stefanie Karlin at Stefanie@velocitydancecenter.org or call 206.325.8773.