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DanceSPEAK is a free contemporary dance program for youth ages 8-18 who want to explore contemporary dance as a medium for self-expression and connection. Spectrum Dance Theater artists will introduce essentials of contemporary dance. Youth will learn how to move skillfully, improvise using dance concepts, and collaborate to create original choreography. Participants will be split into two age groups for technique and some choreography. No prior dance experience required, we welcome students of all levels.

This project is made possible by support from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the Jubilation Foundation.


WINTER SESSION: March 2  – April 27

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

With teaching artists Robert Moore and Cameo Lethem

Location: Spectrum Dance Theater 800 Lake Washington Blvd. Seattle, WA 98112

Tuition: FREE

To get involved or register, e-mail communityengagement@spectrumdance.org or call 206-325-4161.

Consistent attendance is required. Snacks provided. 

Registration: SPACE IS LIMITED. Please register by February 27, 2019 

Robert Moore, from Hamden, CT, began dancing at New England Ballet and continued at Dee Dee’s Dance Center and New Haven Ballet. He is an alumnus of Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, Ailey Summer Intensive, Cunningham Trust Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow’s Commercial Dance Program, and the Complexions Intensive. He went to Mexico with JUNTOS Collective, and taught with Notes in Motion, Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, and JD/dansfolk. He has performed works by Fredrick Earl Mosley, Ronald K. Brown, Ray Mercer, Jessica Lang, Marcus Willis, Norbert De La Cruz III, Alex Ketley, Rena Butler, Germaul Barnes, Matthew Rushing, Jeffrey Page, Francesca Harper, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Sidra Bell, Bradley Shelver, Lar Lubovitch, William Forsythe, Donald McKayle, and Alvin Ailey. Robert graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and has danced with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, The Steps Repertory Ensemble, AATMA Performing Arts, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, and Spectrum Dance Theater.

Cameo Lethem is a Seattle-based choreographer and dancer originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii. Though a passionate dance-maker at the age of 5, her formative background began as a competitive gymnast until she was 14. Cameo then received her formal education at Skidmore College where she graduated with majors in Dance and Neuroscience. She’s had the privilege of sharing her work as part of Velocity Dance Center’s The Bridge Project Summer 2017, On the Boards’ Northwest New Works 2017, //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY’s IOTA (2016), and Ellenore Scott’s The Breaking Glass Project (2015).

Photo credit: Marcia Davis