Dance Speak

DANCE SPEAK is a new 7-week program for youth ages 8-18 who want to discover the power of dance to communicate like no other medium can. Participants will learn essentials of contemporary dance from Spectrum Dance Theater dance artists including how to move skillfully, collaborate with peers, and create their own expressive dance piece.

  • FALL SESSION: Saturdays, Oct 21 – Dec 9 (No class Nov 25)
  • With Teaching Artists Nia-Amina Minor and Sarah Hogland
  • 5:30-7pm at MLK Fame Community Center: 3201 E. Republican Street*
  • **Nov 4 at Spectrum Dance Theater
  • Tuition: FREE

  • To register, e-mail or call 206-325-4161 by Oct 18.
  • Consistent attendance is required. Snacks provided. Transportation from C.A.Y.A. available.
  • This project is made possible by support from Office of Arts & Culture.

Nia-Amina Minor is a performer, teaching artist, and screen dance filmmaker from South Los Angeles. She began dancing at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and received her BA in Communication with a minor in Film and Media Studies from Stanford University. Nia-Amina received her MFA in Dance from the University of California Irvine. In addition to performing at RedCat and Jacob’s Pillow, she was a faculty member at Saddleback Community College and Cypress College and a former arts administrator with San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. Nia-Amina is also the co-founder of a movement-based collective called No)one Art House based in South L.A. This is her first season with Spectrum Dance Theater.

Sarah Hogland is a professional dancer and teaching artist from Albuquerque, NM. She grew up studying modern dance and classical ballet and is grateful for the opportunities she’s received to dance and perform in New York, Germany, Austria, Los Angeles and Miami, among other places. Sarah continues to find joy and freedom in getting to move her body in creative and new ways everyday.

Dancers will enjoy class in the spacious Auditorium at MLK Fame Community Center (see below) and Spectrum Dance Theater for a field-trip on Nov 4.